Exterior of the cottages

Overview of Church Court Cottages

All four cottages are unique and different. If you are looking for an individual style in a 17th Century setting, you will find something to suit your needs in one of our properties.

They are also a great venue for larger groups (we can accommodate up to 10 guests), as each family/couple has their own personal space, but can use the large open plan living area of The Barn (our largest cottage) as a comfortable place to congregate. The cottages comprise:

  • The Barn (sleeps 4)
  • Hawthorn Cottage (sleeps 2)
  • Helm Cottage (sleeps 2)
  • Herdwick Cottage (sleeps 2)

Special celebrations

If you have a special celebration during your visit, do let us know and we will do our best to make it an extra special stay! see our Extras page.


We are very happy for you to bring up to 2 well behaved dogs in Helm or Herdwick cottages and up to 3 in The Barn and Hawthorn(providing you accept our terms) - for more information, see our Dog-friendly cottages page.

More information

All the cottages have ultra-fast giga-byte speed broadband connections, so you will still be able to stay in touch with the digital world. However, if you want to switch off from the hubbub of modern life and enjoy the local environment and scenery, we do have books and games to keep you entertained (and TVs). All our cottages have fully equipped kitchens as well as the larger three having wood-burning stoves for those cosy nights in and washing machines to freshen up those muddy clothes after your adventures exploring the countryside ! (Herdwick Cottage unfortunately doesn't have a stove or washer).

If you are travelling with young guests, we have a travel cot and a high chair available on request (please arrange when booking, in case other guests have already reserved them.)

Electricity, bedding, and towels are included in the tariff as well as a basket of logs to get you started with the wood-burner (if staying in Helm, Hawthorn or The Barn).

If you have any particular requests for your stay, don't hesitate to ask and we will do our best to help !

Some Guest Comments

"Everything was perfect. It's a fabulous place! Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing holiday and for the local tips and recommendations. The Barn is beautiful – a real welcoming home from home".
Hayley (April 2023 – The Barn)

"We very much appreciated the sharing of local and historic knowledge of the area- it gave us inspiration for places to visit. Thank you for a lovely, restful stay. You had gone above and beyond our expectations with treats and snacks"
Trevor (April 2023 – Hawthorn Cottage)

"Beautiful Cottage. The pics on the website don't do it justice. Welcome pack was lovely. We've had a good time – been able to recharge the batteries".
Julie (April 2023 – Hawthorn Cottage)

"We loved our stay. Cottage was nice and clean. Thank you – we will miss it!"
Matus. (April 2023 – Herdwick Cottage)

"Thank you for the lovely welcome pack – very warm and comfortable cottage – everything was perfect – would recommend to anyone"
Trevor (May 2023 - Hawthorn Cottage)

"The welcome pack was fantastic. The cottage is beautiful. It has everything you need. Looking forward to our next stay with you both!".
Elaine (June 2023 - The Barn)

"Karen and Paul are mines of information and so very kind. I can't recommend highly enough. I feel like a guest that happens to have paid, rather than a customer. You'd never know another dog had been here – not one hair!"
Susan (June 2023 - Hawthorn Cottage)

"Thanks for a wonderful stay. We were blown away by the thoughtful and practical welcome".
Alison (June 2023 - The Barn)

"We had a fantastic stay. The best part was you - the hosts. You were super welcoming and went above and beyond to enrich our stay. The hamper and treats were a wonderful surprise. You have a lovely place. It had everything we needed and the added bonus of being pup friendly made the world of difference to us".

Liza, Blaire and Ruth (June 2023 - The Barn)