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Cambridge Lodge Countryside Cottage in Wensley, Derbyshire

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

Cambridge Lodge Countryside Cottage description

Holiday home
Cambridge Lodge is an amazing and unique cottage which has been converted from a water tank in the hamlet of Wensley near Matlock in Derbyshire. The cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms (one with an en-suite) and a family bathroom. The accommodation also includes a fitted kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room with Smart TV and a reading area. Outside is off road parking for six cars and a patio area with wonderful views across to Chatsworth House. For a memorable holiday in beautiful Derbyshire, Cambridge Lodge is a superb holiday home all year round.

The Popular Peak District towns of Matlock and Matlock Bath have been attracting visitors to this incredibly picturesque area since the Spa was developed in the late 17th Century. Set in the beautiful wooded gorge of the River Derwent and offering a host of attractions such as Riber Castle, Gullivers Kingdom and the Peak District Mining Museum, these two lovely towns also provide a range of shops, pubs and restaurants.

The ultimate in "year-round" appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.

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.


  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub
  • Rural location

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Mrs Winston
April 2016
Wow, what an amazing cottage! The cottage had everything you could want and we felt at home immediately. There was plenty of room for the four of us and we especially liked the snug in the evening. We have stayed in many cottages over the years and Cambridge Lodge beats all of them. We would definitely stay again.
Mrs Wood
April 2016
It was an unusual conversion of a water tank. The owner has gone above and beyond her duty to make sure that your holiday is as special as it can be. Every little detail has been thought about. Perfect location too!
Mrs Hutchinson
March 2016
The welcome by the owners was outstanding. We knew every night that when we returned after a day out from walking that the house would be warm and comfortable. We all slept well as the beds were comfortable. There was everything anyone could need and all in immaculate condition.
Miss Roberts
March 2016
It is a warm and spacious property with excellent features and very comfortable. All expected facilities are there and some unexpected too. The location is very quiet and the welcome from the owner was very warm and helpful. We will be going back. It is difficult to imagine anywhere nicer.
Mrs Monks
March 2016
Excellent standard of accommodation. Everything was perfect with a fabulously warm welcome from the owner. Couldn't fault it.
Mr Bond
January 2016
This lodge is very unique, very well equipped, very clean and amazingly decorated. We stayed in January 2016 and the lodge was warm and cosy. We had a relaxing week and recommend the lodge to all. We will be booking again very soon.
Mr Davies
October 2015
What a fantastic, quirky holiday home! The attention to detail was brilliant with everything we needed and more. The welcome we received from Lisa was great and very informative, she is rightly very proud of their conversion. We would love to return.
Mr James
October 2015
The cottage itself blew away all our expectations, we could not have asked for a better week away, and hope we get the chance to visit again.
Mrs Roberts
September 2015
This accommodation is absolutely top notch. Have never come across an accommodation where literally everything is catered for. The owners really do ensure your stay is very comfortable and you want for nothing. I have stayed in several self catering accommodations over the years and it is gong to be extremely hard to find anything in the future that comes up to this standard.
Mrs Stevens
August 2015
Wonderful property with fantastic views. Cambridge Lodge is beautifully decorated and furnished and we were all very comfortable. The attention to detail is outstanding and we had everything we could possibly need for our stay.
Mr Nichol
August 2015
This is a fantastic place to stay and has a fantastic host. It is nicely secluded, has great facilities and the views are absolutely amazing. I completely recommend it.
Mr Sanderson
July 2015
Wow! The best cottage we have ever stayed at. It was large, roomy and well provisioned. Amazing! There was not only WiFi but Netflix and books galore to read - just amazing value!
Mr Mullen
February 2015
The house and hospitality is the best I have experienced and the Derby Dales are amazing, even in February.
Mrs Allen
May 2015
Had a lovely warm welcome from the owner and there were lots of superb finishing touches to make our stay special.
Mrs Ashley
February 2015
The property was unusual, very impressive and the owner was welcoming and generous.
Mrs Manning
October 2014
This really was a wonderful holiday rental. We were made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Fabulous location, beautiful scenery and plenty to do. We will defintely return.
Mrs Howard
August 2014
It had everything you could possibly need, even down to toiletries. The owners were lovely hosts and made us feel really at home. This is 5 star accommodation and we will definitely be back.
Mr Smith
June 2014
A unique property in a wonderful location, with a delightful host. We had a great week.
Miss Melbourne
June 2014
Owners are the perfect host, they do above and beyond for you. The views and host were perfect and have booked to go back next year this is 5 star plus
Mrs Hobbs
June 2014
The location was perfect, it was a lovely place to relax and enjoy the surrounding countryside. There was everything you could need in the lodge. It was tastefully decorated and very clean. The owners were very welcoming and helpful.
Mr Bushell
May 2014
This converted water tank had a real 'grand design' feel to it and was perfect for what turned out to be a very wet long weekend. The owners were very welcoming and could not do enough for us, the welcome pack was the most generous we have ever come across and all in all it was very luxurious and very relaxing.
Mr Panton
February 2014
Fantastic accommodation - really quirky and unusual but also offered a high level of comfort and style. Lots of little extras and attention to detail. We have stayed in numerous rental properties, both here and abroad, and Cambridge Lodge is up there amongst the best. Excellent location too, with unspoilt views surrounding the property. Highly recommended.
Mr MacDonald
February 2014
Unique accommodation, perfect for people looking for something different! Excellent location for exploring, superb walks straight from the door. Outstanding, warm welcome from the owner on arrival. Property was exceptionally clean, warm, comfortable and well-equipped.
Ms Craig-hanson
May 2014
The location was magical, we could sit on the roof of the house and watch the sunrise over the valley, offering peace and quiet. The property was also really near to lots of interesting things to do including walking and Alton Towers. Countryside does not often offer this much variety. Addition of WiFi and all modern communication systems meant our teenagers accepted and enjoyed the rural appeal..a really relaxing break with something for everyone. The owners were outstandingly helpful.
Mrs Mackland
July 2016
Fabulous property in a fantastic location. It really is a home from home. There was every imaginable kitchen utensil and cooking implement. It is an excellent self catering cottage, like nothing I've experienced elsewhere. The welcome from the owner was second to none.
Miss Melbourne
June 2016
This was our third time there, it is a piece of heaven. This is a seven star place and service, we will be going back again. It is a home from home, there is nothing more you could want and it is set in beautiful surroundings.
October 2016
Cambridge Lodge certainly has the wow factor in abundance. It is even better than the photographs. The fixtures and fittings are of an extremely high standard. Bedding, towels etc are best quality. All furnishings are very comfortable. It is far more than "a home away from home". It is equipped with everything you will need and more, for a relaxing stay in a lovely area of the Peak District. There is no welcome pack your arrival. Instead you are provided with a "welcome feast", that kept us supplied for days. The owner, Lisa goes above and beyond what you would expect. Her wonderful greeting on our arrival, telephone call on first evening, and unexpected bottle of Prosecco on our return from a day out to celebrate our wedding anniversary, followed up with a telephone call on our return home, shows this is a labour of love. There is no "if" we will return, just a "when" will we return.
Steve L
June 2016
As Cambridge Lodge wasn't booked the week prior to our arrival, Lisa invited us to check-in early and laid on a superb welcome lunch. Lisa is a wonderful host and she and Jim have made sure that everything you could possible need and more is supplied - fully equipped kitchen, wifi, smart TVs (with Netflix), a body shaper (you have to experience it to understand what it is!), an abundance of toiletries, every type of tea you could possibly want, plus more. Cambridge Lodge is ideally situated for exploring the Peak District, is secluded enough, but not too far away from the large shops in Matlock or a very good village shop in Winster.
July 2015
From the very first moment of our arrival to the minute we left the cottage and owners (Lisa and Jim) wowed us with the quality and attention to detail. We've rented a number of cottages before, but none have ever come close to the Cambridge Lodge. The welcome "feast" laid on by Lisa lasted us days, the spread was simply stunning. Lisa's welcome was very heartfelt. The cottage itself blew away all expectations we had, the sheer size, amenities and supplies that were available from the get go. The views and location are also excellent, we couldn't have wished for a better start for our visit from Thailand... our only regret is we only stayed a week before leaving to move to Cumbria and a new cottage. I hope we get chance to return!
Corinne M
July 2015
This is a five star accommodation place to stay in a five star location but the added bonus of seven star service from the owners they could not make you more welcome or comfortable we are going back next year a must be place to visit in such beautiful surroundings
November 2014
I can add nothing to the other excellent reviews! I have already reccommended it to friends & colleagues & family. Very interesting conversion. Very clean. Attention to detail gives the visitor a wonderful experience, from comfortable bedding, to everything in the kitchen you might need & more, exercise machine, TV's & WiFi, chessboard & other games, information about local activities & to top it all a very warm welcome with a basket of treats. Also stunning rural location. Walks on your doorstep. Close to visit Chatsworth House.
Rachael H
August 2014
We had a wonderful fortnight here. Jim and Lisa are the perfect hosts and really put themselves out to make us comfortable. There is everything you could possibly need, from WIFI to Netflix, from toiletries to an exercise machine, from books and board games to a swingball. Lots of walks around and beautiful views. The only rule is to relax and enjoy your stay. We spent days exploring alternating with chilling. Sadly the weather stopped us lying on the roof and watching the stars. We took teenagers and they were happily kept occupied. Don't miss the chance to vist a cave via a cable car or try the proper Bakewell Pudding. We can highly recommend the cottage and hope to return.
April 2014
Not sure how you could better this place. Amazing welcome basket of goodies and wine and endless toiletries. Spotless and full of all the kitchen gadgets you could ever need. Perfect for six old chums catching up over long walks and board games (and wine)
Rich S
July 2014
We stayed at Cambridge Lodge with our family to celebrate my wife's 70th birthday. The property is wonderful. Very clean, peaceful and well equipped. The hosts Jim and Lisa are fabulous and can't do enough for you. Lisa is a very kind person who goes the extra mile to make your stay at this wonderful property perfect for your individual needs. She even popped in with candles and a birthday balloon ! If you like individual and unusual properties then this is the place for you. We will definitely be back !
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