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CAMBRIDGE LODGE unique and stunning conversion, breathtaking views, in Matlock

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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum 
Rental Home
This unique cottage is located in Wensley near Matlock and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.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. Amenities: Gas central heating. Gas range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x Sma...This unique cottage is located in Wensley near Matlock and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.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. Amenities: Gas central heating. Gas range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x Smart TVs with Freeview, Blu-ray, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games. Nespresso and Tassimo coffee machines (pods not provided). 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). Note: Property has recently undergone updates to the kitchen, en-suite bathroom and single bedroom Region: 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. Town: 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.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for kidsNo smoking
Bedrooms
2 Fulls2 Twins
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Unknown type1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Sykes Holiday Cottages
Hosting since October 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (12)
stixter
stixter
15 contributions
It's all true!
We had the pleasure of staying at this amazing home for one week at the end of June. We usually spend most of our time out and about and eating in a local pub but Cambridge Lodge is so well equipped and has such a lovely ambience and location we ate in every night. The owner Lisa is extremely welcoming and easy to talk to. She gave us a quick guided tour with handy hints for the property and the area and provided the most amazing buffet for our arrival (lasted three days by adding extra salad!) including a bottle of prosecco so we could toast the upcoming wedding of our friends who joined us for one night. The lodge itself is open and spacious on two levels. On the upper level is the twin room, family bathroom and the kitchen which has a large dining area. The cupboards and drawers have everything you would have at home, an array of sharp knives and utensils, plenty of mugs, bowls and plates, roasting trays, casserole dishes... the list goes on. Specialty teas and coffees are provided as well as oils, herbs, spices, also included are the washing/cleaning products. You could create a come dine with me night with this kitchen!! Also on the upper level is a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and a shaper machine which was great to use after a days hiking!! There is a stair case either side leading to the lower floor which has seating for every one. Chairs in the library corner, games area and sofas in front of the television which has free Netflix. The double bedrooms are either side of the sitting room, one has high ceilings with an ensuite shower or the other with it's very own cinema room. Which would you prefer?? There are books and tourist leaflets to read, games to play, a music docking station...you won't be bored here even when it's raining. Outside the views outside are breathtaking, we even saw a buzzard flying in the distance. Being at the end of the track it's very peaceful as only the occasional hiker will pass by. There's plenty of parking and several tables and chairs to sit outside to enjoy that prosecco or cup of tea. We loved staying here as it had lots of walks and hikes on the doorstep and within 30 minutes we were in Edale ready to scale Kinder Scout. It's close to Bakewell (market day is Monday) Matlock bath and many pretty villages waiting to be explored. Our requirements for our holiday home was to be clean, spacious, peaceful and to have a view Cambridge lodge certainly ticked all our boxes. Stay here, you won't regret it.
Visited June 2019
Written July 8, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

C & D
C & D
Cheswick Green, United Kingdom6 contributions
Out of this world
Outstanding, five stars plus, just returned from the most wonderful, fantastic property one could wish to stay in. Cambridge lodge beautifully decorated and furnished, couldn't wish for anything more warm and cosy, spotlessly clean and brilliantly equipped nothing was missing, wonderful views and lovely walks. Welcome from our host wow, warm and friendly, and so caring, phoned on the night to see that my mom who is 93 was ok and settled which she was, she thought the lodge was out of this world and our host was so lovely. That's not all the extras provided, milk, teas coffee's and a wonderful hamper and welcome tea!!!! It kept us going a few days - thank you so much for everything and allowing us to stay in your beautiful property. You should be and hope you are so proud of what you have done😊
Visited June 2019
Written June 8, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dean Callow
Dean Callow
1 contribution
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 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.
Visited April 2019
Written May 11, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

chowells
chowells
Loughor, United Kingdom7 contributions
WOW, WOW and more WOW
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.
Visited October 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written October 11, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Steve L
Steve L
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom155 contributions
Excellent & unusual base to explore the Peak District
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.
Visited May 2016 Traveled with family
Written June 6, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Paul J
Paul J
2 contributions
Brilliant
I don’t know what I can add to what the other reviews have said. From our first contact with the cottages owners, to our last day we have been wowed by the quality and attention to detail that Lisa has put into her property. My partner and I have rented a number of cottages before, not one has come close to the welcome received from Cambridge Lodge, the welcome feast prepared by Lisa was sufficient to last us days and was simply stunning. We had booked for our anniversary, and Lisa went above and beyond what we had expected, adding balloons and congratulatory banners. The location of the property is wonderfully secluded, whilst there we saw a family of deer along with a range of other animals. The cottage itself blew away all expectation; the size and attention to detail were wonderful. We could not have asked for a better week away, and hope we get the chance to visit again :)
Visited October 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written October 12, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

KhunKwai
KhunKwai
Bangkok, Thailand45 contributions
What all cottages should aspire to!
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!
Visited June 2015 Traveled with family
Written July 4, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Quest258378
Quest258378
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!
Written July 10, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Corinne M
Corinne M
Leicester, United Kingdom29 contributions
Five star stay
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
Visited June 2015 Traveled with family
Written July 4, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Quest258378
Quest258378
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!
Written July 10, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CollaSevenoaks
CollaSevenoaks
8 contributions
Fabulous!
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.
Visited November 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written November 24, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rachael H
Rachael H
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom44 contributions
Spoil Yourselves.
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.
Visited August 2014
Written August 19, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD player
  • Central heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Internet access
  • Kettle
  • Linens provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking available
  • Private yard
  • Stove
  • Towels provided
  • Television
  • Washer
  • Wi-fi
  • Countryside area

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  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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