Cambridge Lodge (Water Tank) ref: UK4076

Wensley, near Matlock, Matlock Area

5 Stars

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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Christmas Themed Cottage 
  • Wifi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Truly Unique 
  • Car Parking - On Site 

Description

Built in 1909 this former water tank, originally covered by an earth mound and accessed through manholes in the roof, has been expertly converted into a holiday home which offers a truly unrivalled holiday experience in the very heart of the beautiful Peak District.
Rurally located, this amazing property has stunning 360° views reaching Chatsworth House and Riber Castle from the natural country cottage garden on the roof top of the property. Enjoy views from whichever way you look from the patio, and admire the abundant wildlife at your very door. It’s no wonder this cottage was featured in The Times’ ’50 best cottages in Britain 2016.’
Set over the ground and lower ground floor, you enter this beautiful cottage at ground floor level which is where you will find a well-equipped kitchen and dining area along with a utility room, twin bedroom and bathroom. Head on down the stairs to the lower ground floor and you will be greeted by two well designed double bedrooms, one boasting an en-suite, the other with a secret sitting area where you can chill out and read, or catch up on your favourite films. Relax in the large sitting room, or enjoy the reading area and study also within.
Wensley is a conservation village which is nestled in the Derbyshire hills, in the Peak District National Park, just 3 miles from Matlock, with some wonderful walking and stunning views all around. Just 1 mile away, you will stumble across 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. The village is famous for its Morris dancers, Wakes festival (every July) and its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake race - a fascinating spectacle!
This part of Derbyshire has a rich heritage, with nearby Cromford being home to the Arkwright Mills and Crich, playing host to Tramway Village. Matlock Bath is just a short drive away and is the base for the cable car that leads to the Heights of Abraham, a sixty-acre hilltop country park. Walkers and mountain bikers will delight in the magnificent trails that abound in this part of the Peaks, whilst watersports enthusiasts are well-served by Carsington Water, which is just 9 miles away. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Dining room: With tiled floor.
Kitchen: With gas cooker, fridge, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Utility room: With freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and vibration plate.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Steep stairs to...
Lower Ground Floor:
Living room:
With 60" Smart TV, iPod dock, drinks fridge and laminate floor.
Study/reading room: With low ceiling.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With double bed, leading to...
Sitting room: With 40" Smart TV, Blu-ray player, selection of board games and low ceiling.

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Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

LPG central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Telephone - for incoming and emergency calls only. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large garden with patio and garden furniture. Access to roof top with wild garden. Bike store. Private parking for 6 cars. No smoking. Please note: Couples and family bookings only, no hen or stag parties. No children under 10 years old.
  • Nearest town
    Matlock
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    1½ miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Matlock
  • Pub
    1½ miles
  • Railway station distance
    4 miles
  • Lake
    9 miles

About the local area

Situated just on the eastern edge of the Peak District National Park, the former spa town of Matlock alongside the River Derwent, is a vibrant shopping and tourist area with Victorian architecture, petrifying wells, show caverns and pleasure gardens including most notably Hall Leys Park which provides various leisure and sporting facilities right in the centre of town.

Situated just on the eastern edge of the Peak District National Park, the former spa town of Matlock alongside the River Derwent, is a vibrant shopping and tourist area with Victorian architecture, petrifying wells, show caverns and pleasure gardens including most notably Hall Leys Park which provides various leisure and sporting facilities right in the centre of town.

Downriver lies Matlock Bath. This historic village is set in a steep-sided limestone gorge with whitewashed cottages perched along the hill side. Nearer the river a more `touristy' atmosphere prevails with its many attractions from museums and cafes to souvenir shops. On the western side of the gorge is the Heights of Abraham which is popular with visitors due to its superb views and amenities, including restaurant, picnic area and caf�. A cable car can be taken to the top from Matlock Bath railway station.

Between Matlock and Matlock Bath is High Tor, a broad limestone cliff rising some 400 feet above the River Derwent. Around High Tor there is a network of paths suitable for exploring the area and from which to experience the spectacular views. In the grounds below there are refreshment facilities, picnic areas, children's playground, wooded walks and two caverns.

Carsington Water is ahuge draw for outdoor enthusiastswith outdoor activities including walking, cycling, fly fishing, birdwatching, sailing, canoeing, and windsurfing all available. Situated in Asbourne and within easy reach of the Peak Districtit has a sailing club next door to the Visitor Centre and cycle hire. Fly fishing is available from the bank and from boats that can be hired from the Fishing Lodge. There is plentiful car parking and for young children there is a children's playground.

To the south is the market town of Wirksworth, which is one of the oldest towns in the area, with a central marketplace in which markets have been held since the reign of Edward I. Here visitors will find many fine old buildings of great character including a magnificent Jacobean house known as Babington House. The town is now a small bustling and thriving local centre with a selection of shops and pubs.

Things to do nearby

Chatsworth House

Known as one of the wonders of the Derbyshire Peaks, Chatsworth House is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire

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