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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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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • View on map

Features

  • 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/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Reviews

    JDCallow
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    “The best holiday home that I've stayed in”

    Our stay at Cambridge Lodge was brilliant. From the time we got there with the welcome hamper of food and wine, to the Easter eggs that our host, Lisa, had hidden around the place for our son to have an Easter egg hunt, it was brilliant. I have never stayed in such a well appointed and superbly maintained property. The owner, Lisa met us when we got there and showed us around, explaining how things worked and a little bit of history of the place, and was always on hand throughout the stay if ...

    Our stay at Cambridge Lodge was brilliant. From the time we got there with the welcome hamper of food and wine, to the Easter eggs that our host, Lisa, had hidden around the place for our son to have an Easter egg hunt, it was brilliant. I have never stayed in such a well appointed and superbly maintained property. The owner, Lisa met us when we got there and showed us around, explaining how things worked and a little bit of history of the place, and was always on hand throughout the stay if we needed her as she lived on the farm about 5 minutes away. Before we got there she said to pack lightly as there was everything we'd need in the lodge, and she was right.. there was. Detergents, sauces, herbs, condiments, sharp knives (something that never exists in holiday lets! ) and even a slow cooker. The property itself is amazing, but does have limited headroom in a section downstairs, you just duck your head when you are there as it's part of the quirkiness of living in such a property. I'm 6ft tall and I didn't hit my head once, I just remembered to duck! I've stayed in many holiday homes over the years, in both this country and USA, both modern and quirky, but this has to be the best by far. Lisa said she wanted to do the job properly and she's certainly done that, I'd thoroughly recommend this to anyone looking to stay in this area, it's lovely and quiet, good links to the main roads and nearby Matlock Bath and has plenty of walks in the immediate vicinity if you just fancy an afternoon or evening stroll.

Awards

  • Silver Winner

    Best Quirky Property 2018

Sykes Gems recognises the very best properties in our collection. Winners were chosen by an expert panel of judges, taking into account customer satisfaction scores.

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The cottage

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!

Summary

  • 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 13 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

WENSLEY

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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