Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Dale View has a spacious beamed sitting/dining room with an open fire.
The kitchen is small and galley style with an electric cooker, fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster.
Steep winding stairs lead up to the shower room and large double bedroom
There are two private terraces, both of which gives fantastic views across Wensley Dale out towards Riber Castle
Dale View is located at the end of a passage. Parking is on the road or in the small car park in the village - there is walk of about 150 yards from parking to the cottage itself.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: MANCHESTER 35 km, Nearest railway: Matlock Bath|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 2|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
Electric storage heaters in the lounge and bedroom
The Heart of England/Peak District
Wensley is a small collection of houses, perched over the beauty of Wensley Dale. Its name is derived from Woden, the Norse God of War yet it is peace and traqnquility itself - the only noise you will hear is the occasional hoot from the Rowley to Matlock steam train as it truddles along the line down below at Darley Bridge. If you really want to feel as if you are the only people on the planet - this is the place!
There is excellent walking from the front door . Opposite is the 'Toothbrush Hill' , a name given to it by the locals because of the arrangement of trees at the top. It is full of dips and hollows from its past when lead was mined from beneath it. Its a hard twenty minute walk to the top, but the views are worth it!
Just further down the road is Winster. Winster has a number of claims to fame and a fascinating history which includes murder, a double 'lovers leap' suicide, a hall and a former inn which are both reputedly haunted, - and the first National Trust owned property in Derbyshire. It is also the scene of pancake races on Shrove Tuesdays. The most notable building is the Market House, mainly because it sticks out into the road! Winster Wakes Week is the end of June, when there are morris dancers a plenty and garlands and bunting down the Main Street.
Just beyond Winster is Elton, completely unspoilt with not a tourist or gift shop in sight. It is for the purists - strictly walking country with a CAMRA pub to boot.
Next stop is Birchover with two eating places of note - The Druids and The Red Lion
There are a host of places to visit on the local area. The unmissable Chatsworth House, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is a short drive away. The house is magnificent and was recently used to film Pride and prejudice with Kiera Knightley. She also starred as Georgiana in the film The Duchess, wife of the fifth duke. Room after room is stunning. Visit the library, dining room, sculpture hall, bedrooms and great hall. One of the most fascinating sights is the famous violin door. The gardens are equally stunning with the famous cascade down the hillside, the Emperor fountain, waterfalls, rare trees and shrubs and the Maze. Successive Dukes have collected sculptures, which are scattered throughout the gardens to dramatic effect. Behind the house there is good walking through Stand Wood and you can always park the car at Stanton Lees and walk through the park, along the Derwent to the house.
Between Dale View and Chatsworth is another stunning house, Haddon Hall. A 12th century medieval manor house, home to the Manners family.
Bakewell is about 7 miles away and home to a bustling farmers market on a Monday, countless shops, restaurants and pubs and of course the famous pudding
Matlock is closer, about five miles away. Here you can climb to the top of the Heights of Abraham in a cable car and then explore caverns and lead mines, as well as exploring 60 acres of woodland. During weekends in September and October, after a day at the Heights you can drop down into Matlock Bath to see the illuminations - a parade of illuminated and decorated boats passing down the river at 8.00 p.m.
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31 Mar 2014
"Wonderful piece of history!"
We stayed for a long weekend and enjoyed every minute of it! The cottage itself is wonderful with everything that you need to make your stay comfortable. We liked that it hasn't been fully renovated as doing so would detract from its authenticity. The huge open fire and super comfy bed made it warm and cosy after a long day walking with our dog Riley.
Gill who lives next door is a superstar along with her adorable dog Jack! both made us feel welcome and part of their little community.
My only negative is the lack of a local pub! There are others a short car drive away though and everyone of them made us feel welcome, even with the dog!
Thanks Elaine for the little touches- fresh flowers, choccies and a bottle of fizz as well as wood to burn for night one- thank you!
Overall a fabulous 350 year old cottage in a beautiful part of our country.
14 Oct 2012
"A Charming Cottage"
A lovely cozy cottage perfect for two with plenty of space and a delightful view. An excellent central base for all local amenities and and places of interest. The owner, Elaine, couldn't have be… More
1 Oct 2012
"relaxing rural retreat"
Lovely rustic cottage in a small village in the heart of the countryside. Spent a week here in early September and it was just lovely. The area is superb with lots of attractions and excellent walking right on the doorstep. The cottage itself is beautiful and has everything you need including a good choice of board games and an excellent dvd collection for a cosy night in beside the massive open fire! Like all old houses there are a few issues with damp and spiders and the like but this is to be expected in such a lovely old fashioned house. The decor is in keeping with the property and will not be to everyones taste but it adds character and charm to the place and although old houses are a nightmare to keep clean the bed linnen and tea towels were spotless (and the bed was ridiculously comfy!!).
2 Jul 2012
"Perfect way to escape the rat race"
Our first time arranging our own accommodation like this - usually it is arranged for us. Elaine and Alan was very helpful and amazing due to the circumstances. The ease of booking the cottage was a d… More
8 Mar 2012
"Mind blowing peace and quiet !"
We have stayed @ Dale View in 2009 and loved the isolation of the place. The cottage is very quaint and only small but more than enough for a couple. The open fire is a "real" open fire and is so cosy its untrue.The kitchen is more than sufficient for cooking a meal but to be honest we normally take a pizza for when we arrive and eat out/microwvae, lazy i know but we dont get away for the weekend to cook.The views are so stunning that you have to see to believe and the quietness is almost deafening ! Please take this as a positive as we live in a quiet area but i popped out to put something in the bin about 10 pm and literally could not hear a thing. There are lots of lovely walks nearby if that is your thing. With regards to the village it is beautiful but there are no amenities so although it is only a 5 minute drive to Winster ( right out of the ginnle and follow the road round) i would reccomend that you take some "provisions" with you for your arrival as we normally come after work on Friday so just want to chill out when we arrive. Elaine (the owner who i have to say is very accomodating) will leave you an initial supply of paper, kindling and coal but if you can take some with you especially if it is really cold as it is not the cheapest thing to buy locally . On that note dont take too much as it is down a little "ginnel" which adds to the character and peacefulness but strains a little ! The bed is so comfortable my husband who normally rises @ 9am (@ the latest) had to be woke up @ nearly 12 !! I I have raed some of the comments that have been left and to be honest find them quite petty
1. the cottage is clean
2.I f you have any problems elaine is on the end of the line (you wont)
3.Ifyou want the Hilton book that,this is an oldy wordly lovely 300 year old cottage
If you have any questions please feel free to ask me but belive me if you want a lovely, quiet, romantic, cosy, and clean cottage with FABULOUS views book this.
PS im not on commission and i am also in the travel busines so this review does not benefit myself or my business
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