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Dale View Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Dale View

Excellent 4.5/5 Excellent – based on 10 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

350 years old and once home to local lead miners, Dale View is a a real chance to escape from the stresses and strains of modern living. You can step back to a time without the telephone or internet and enjoy an original spacious beamed sitting/dining room, an open fire, peace, quiet and fabulous views - at weekends you can even catch the sound of a the old stream train running between Rowley and Matlock!

Located in the unspoilt hamlet of Wensley, Dale View is ideally situated to enjoy the best of the Peak. It is between Bakewell and Matlock, seven miles from Chatsworth House and five miles from Haddon Hall. There is great walking from the front door, through Darley Dale and beyond. Nearby, there are country pubs and restaurants. It is perfect for a 'get away from it all' relaxing break!

Further details indoors

There is a homely lounge area with an open fire, television and music system. There is also a large dining table. The original wooden door leads through

350 years old and once home to local lead miners, Dale View is a a real chance to escape from the stresses and strains of modern living. You can step back to a time without the telephone or internet and enjoy an original spacious beamed sitting/dining room, an open fire, peace, quiet and fabulous views - at weekends you can even catch the sound of a the old stream train running between Rowley and Matlock!

Located in the unspoilt hamlet of Wensley, Dale View is ideally situated to enjoy the best of the Peak. It is between Bakewell and Matlock, seven miles from Chatsworth House and five miles from Haddon Hall. There is great walking from the front door, through Darley Dale and beyond. Nearby, there are country pubs and restaurants. It is perfect for a 'get away from it all' relaxing break!

Further details indoors

There is a homely lounge area with an open fire, television and music system. There is also a large dining table. The original wooden door leads through to a small galley kitchen with a modern electric cooker, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster etc.

On the first floor there is a small shower room and large spacious bedroom, with views over Wensleydale.

Heating is by way of storage heaters in the lounge and bedroom and small heaters in the kitchen and shower room.

Parking is either on the road or in the car park in Wensley. The cottage is accessed down a passage.

Location description from owner

The England region

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 over 70 listed buildings, one of which is the Market Hall, which dates back to the 17th Century and was the first National Trust property in Derbyshire. Winter was also the site of one of the last duals to take place in England. On Shrove Tuesday there are Pancake races and Morris dancers while the last week in June is Winster Wakes Week when the wells are dressed. 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

Five miles away is Haddon Hall, home to the manners family and reputed to be one of the most romantic houses in Britain, with an elopement in its past. It dates back to the 12th Century and has been described as “the most perfect house to survive from the middle ages”. It has Elizabethan terraced gardens overlooking the River Wye and has been used as a film set on many occasions, most notably for three versions of “Jane Eyre”, "Elizabeth”, "Pride & Prejudice”, “The Other Boleyn Girl” and “The Princess Bride”, the cult classic movie in which Haddon Hall becomes Prince Humperdinck’s Castle and village.

Just two miles further is Chatsworth House and Bakewell, home of the pudding!

Darley Dale

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. 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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Key Info

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the owner

Elaine J
Response rate:
75%
Calendar updated:
22 Jul 2016
Years listed:
8
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 11 Aug 2011. Located in Matlock, it has 10 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £350 to £485.

The Owner has a response rate of 75% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Jul 2016.

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“Wonderful piece of history!”

Reviewed 30 Mar 2014

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.

“relaxing rural retreat”

Reviewed 1 Oct 2012

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!!).

“Mind blowing peace and quiet !”

Reviewed 8 Mar 2012

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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