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Cambridge Lodge

Wensley near Matlock, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 903901)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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    “An absolute gem of a property,”


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The property

An amazing cottage, the type of property that you would marvel at if you saw it on a television programme.

This unique cottage has been expertly converted from a water tank that dates from 1909, and which now offers luxurious accommodation in the heart of the Peak District and was featured in The Times, 50 best cottages in Britain for 2016.

Rurally located in the hamlet of Wensley and with stunning views reaching Chatsworth House and Riber Castle, this cottage offers a truly unrivalled holiday experience for friends and families alike.

Set over the ground and lower ground floors, you enter this magnificent cottage at the ground floor level where you will find a very well-equipped kitchen complete with a dining area and a utility room, a twin bedroom and a bathroom.

Heading down the stairs to the lower ground floor, you are greeted by two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, and the other with a sitting area with a very low ceiling, but which boasts a Smart TV so you can enjoy some privacy as you catch up with your favourite films.

The large sitting room is also on the lower ground floor and contains another Smart TV as well as a separate reading area and study with very low ceilings, which add beautifully to the character of this cottage.

Outside is a lovely patio garden and whichever way you look, you will be amazed by the panoramic views which take in Chatsworth House, Riber Castle and the valleys and hills in between.

The nearby conservation village of Winster boasts a well-stocked community village shop and cafe as well as two excellent pubs, a lovely children's playground and a 17th century Market House which is owned by the National Trust.

The popular market towns of Matlock and Bakewell are close by, as well as there being magnificent walks from the doorstep, whilst for the more adventurous, Carsington Water, with its many water-based activities, is only nine miles away.

This is an outstanding cottage to be enjoyed all year round and will which will linger long in the memory after you have said your farewells!


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


Over ground and lower ground floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x lower ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x lower ground floor double with sitting area with TV, 1 x ground floor twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor kitchen with dining area. Utility. Lower ground floor galleried sitting room with reading area and study with low ceiling.


  • Gas central heating
  • Gas range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x Smart TVs with Freeview and Netflix, Blu-ray, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in the rent
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Raised unfenced front patio with small lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: No infants or children under 10 due to steep stairs and unfenced raised garden
  • Note: Sitting area in lower ground floor double bedroom and the reading area have very low ceilings
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: Check-in 4pm. Note: Children over 13 only please ( for bookings made from the 21st July 2018 onwards)

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About the location


Matlock 3 miles; Bakewell 8 miles.

Wensley is a conservation village which is nestled in the Derbyshire hills just 3 miles from Matlock, with some wonderful walking and stunning views all around. Just one mile away is the conservation village of Winster which is situated within the Peak District National Park and is an extremely pretty place with a charming 17th century market house and other imposing 18th century houses on its three main streets. Less imposing, but no less endearing, are the little alleyways or ‘ginnels’ off Main Street, which are well worth exploring. The village is famous for its Morris dancers, Wakes festivities (every July) and its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake race - a fascinating spectacle! Within the village is a well-stocked community store incorporating a Post Office, and two pubs - both serving food and local traditional beer. Bakewell, Chatsworth and Matlock are all nearby and, for keen walkers and cyclists, the village lies within 5 miles of the Tissington and High Peaks walking/cycling trails and The Limestone Way.

Region Information

Note: No infants or children under 13 for bookings made from the 21st July 2018 onwards

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