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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

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Excellent - based on 9 reviews
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KhunKwai
Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“What all cottages should aspire to!”
Reviewed July 4, 2015 for a stay in June 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!

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Liked best: Excellent Facilities
Liked least: Perhaps a bigger fridge.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 10, 2015
Wow - thank you for such a fantastic review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that everything was as you had hoped! We wish you a safe onward journey and hope to have you book with us again soon!
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Corinne M
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Five star stay”
Reviewed July 4, 2015 for a stay in June 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

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Liked best: The place and the welcome
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 10, 2015
Thank you so much for your glowing review - we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Cambridge Lodge and look forward to seeing you again soon!
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CollaSeve...
Sevenoaks
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed November 24, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
1
person found this review helpful

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.

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Liked best: Auch an unusual property, a converted old water storage tank. Very clever
Liked least: The stairs inside the property
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Rachael H
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Spoil Yourselves.”
Reviewed August 19, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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person found this review helpful

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.

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Liked best: Peace and Quiet
Liked least: The end of the holiday
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rich S
Corralejo, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect peaceful getaway !”
Reviewed July 30, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

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 !

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Drinksare...
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Couldn't be more perfect”
Reviewed April 1, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
1
person found this review helpful

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)

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