A divine retreat for lovers of heritage and luxury, beautifully located in an ancient Peak District town that’s a perfect base for exploring the countryside.
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Perfect for a small family or a couple of couples, The Old Methodist Church is a unique and enthralling retreat that sleeps up to four lucky guests.

Nestled in the ancient, colourful Derbyshire town of Matlock, you’ll be ideally positioned to explore both the bustling town centre, and the Peak District National Park…

…that is, if you can tear yourselves away from these heavenly surroundings!

Everything you’ll need for a luxurious and comforting break is here; beautifully enhanced by original church features that include enormous stained-glass windows, wooden pews, and vaulted ceilings that offer plenty of sociable space.

There’s a stylish open-plan living area for your congregation to unwind in, with plenty of squishy seating, eye-catching modern art, and a TV to keep you entertained into the evening – just add a bottle of wine and some tasty snacks.

The sleek, well-equipped kitchenette is on hand for whipping up feasts worthy of the church elders, and there’s a comfy dining table to savour them around all together; flanked by arched windows that flood the space with natural light.

Head to the first floor to claim your favourite of two elegant and beautifully decorated double bedrooms, or freshen up in the stylish bathroom, complete with bath and shower over, and a generous stack of freshly-laundered towels.

Keep reading

At a glance

  • A stunning conversion of a historic church in the Derbyshire county town of Matlock, perfect for exploring the Peak District National Park.
  • The church sleeps up to four guests, in two double bedrooms on the first floor.
  • Self-contained facilities include a well-equipped kitchenette/diner, and a spacious bathroom with bath and shower over.
  • Matlock town centre is in walking distance, with plenty of independent shops, bars, and restaurants to browse.


Open-plan living space with seating and TV, Wi-Fi, well-equipped kitchenette/diner with table and chairs for 4. Two first-floor double bedrooms, spacious bathroom with WC, bath and shower over. Linen and towels included.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, hiking, nature-watching, picnic spots, historic sites, independent shops, bars, restaurants

More information

After a sound night’s sleep, fire up the coffee machine to help you ease into the day ahead. Perhaps linger over a delicious home-cooked breakfast, as you decide just how you’re going to spend it!

Stroll into the town centre and browse its wonderful array of independent shops and tempting cafés, or find a quiet spot in Hall Leys Park and watch the local wildlife going about its day. There’s a boating lake, outdoor games areas, and a weekly outdoor market to keep you nicely occupied, too.

In the mood for something a little more energetic? Lace up your sturdiest walking boots and hike to High Tor, to be rewarded with the most incredible views from the summit.

You could also explore the former spa town of Matlock Bath; constructed in a limestone gorge on the River Derwent and one of England’s very first tourist destinations. Why not pack a picnic to enjoy in the picture-perfect riverside gardens?

Return to your blessed sanctuary just in time for evensong, when you get to spend another wonderful evening in the company of your favourite people… and a glass of something chilled and lovely.

Things to note

The church is not suitable for children under 10. Pets are not permitted.

Where you'll be staying

Matlock, Derbyshire

What the guests of The Old Methodist Church say

“This place is absolutely stunning. Loved our break away here. It’s local to shops, bars and restaurants.”

You might also like

Appears in these collections