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.
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
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.
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.
Fabulous property in a fantastic location. It really is a home from home. There was every imaginable kitchen utensil and cooking implement. It is an excellent self catering cottage, like nothing I've experienced elsewhere. The welcome from the owner was second to none.