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A cosy cottage for two in the Derbyshire Dales.

4.93(173 reviews)SuperhostWensley, England, United Kingdom
Entire bungalow hosted by Trudy
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath

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Due to COVID-19 there are lockdowns in place across the UK and travel is not permitted other than in limited circumstances until at least April. Failure to follow the law is a criminal offence.
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House rules
This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
A cosy, quirky 17th/19th century cottage with simple charm. Small, stone, single storey one bed dwelling that used to be the village shop. Log burner in the spacious lounge. A kitchen with everything you need and it's own secret garden with views of Riber castle which can be seen whilst sitting in the rustic garden room. Ideally located for exploring the Peak District National park and the beautiful Derbyshire Dales. Matlock 2.5 miles away with pubs, supermarket,restaurants, shops etc.

The space
The cottage will be at your complete disposal, from the photos you can see there is a spacious lounge, a compact but fully working kitchen with all the utensils you require, if the weather is bad you could build a log fire and bake a cake! A spacious double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with a large walk in shower. Included in the price is bedding, linen and towels, tea, coffee and sugar. There is a log burner you can bring your own logs or buy some once at the cottage. First fire made up and a free basket full of logs for your use. Parking is on the road outside the cottage or just down the hill in the village square. Number 3 used to be the old village shop built in the 19th Century but some parts date back to the 17th Century! The outside space includes a small garden with a rustic garden room where you can enjoy a glass of wine while enjoying the distant view of Riber Castle. The garden gate opens onto a public footpath that takes you down to Wensley Dale, a very beautiful area with rare breed sheep wandering around and wild flowers everywhere. From here you could walk into Snitterton or climb Oaker Hill the views are stunning!

Guest access
The whole cottage is available to guests including the secret garden. Access to the property is via a key safe, located at the side door (the front door is sealed) We Provide the code before your arrival.

Other things to note
Winster, the next village up the hill has a pub and community run shop selling logs, firelighters, beer, wine, food, cigarettes and is also a Post Office. Matlock, down the hill has a large Sainsbury's, lots of pubs and restaurants.
A cosy, quirky 17th/19th century cottage with simple charm. Small, stone, single storey one bed dwelling that used to be the village shop. Log burner in the spacious lounge. A kitchen with everything you need and it's own secret garden with views of Riber castle which can be seen whilst sitting in the rustic garden room. Ideally located for exploring the Peak District National park and the beautiful Derbyshire Dale… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
TV
Hair dryer
Heating
Free street parking
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit

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Wensley, England, United Kingdom

Thank you for looking at Needham Cottage, Wensley. A pretty stone village which was once a thriving lead miners community. The garden can be reached via the ginnel, ie turn left from the back door, keep walking until you see the gate with Number Three on it, that is us. Here you can enjoy the view and see Riber Castle in the distance. Togetherwith the unusual upcycled garden room, table and chairs. A public footpath passes the garden gate and this leads you down into Wensley Dale, not the Wensleydale where the cheese comes from but our own dale of outstanding natural beauty.

The Area

The Derbyshire Dales is a place of wooded valleys, with an occasional steam train chugging through, passing sparkling rivers with their ancient stone bridges and rolling green hills sprinkled with picturesque villages with their unique shops, cosy pubs and cobbled yards. Don't miss the Barley Mow at Bonsal or Wirksworth. There is plenty to do and see from arts and crafts festivals, pop festivals, antiques shops and fairs, markets, historic houses like Chatsworth and medieval Haddon Hall. In addition to this there is the world heritage site in the Derwent Valley for historians of all things industrial including Richard Arkwright's Cromford and Masson Cotton Mills, at Cromford. The summer events list is endless with Well Dressings from May to September, The International Hen Racing Championships are hillarious, beer festivals, the spa town of Matlock Bath with its theme park, The Heights of Abraham, the arcades and pubs with live music are about 4 miles away and not forgetting Matlock itself, only 2.5 miles downhill a pleasant market town with the river Derwent running through it, a lovely park with boating lake, several pubs, wine bars, music venue, market day is Wednesday, there is a large Sainsburys, (supermarket) Wilkos, Iceland and unique shops. etc.

Parking for the cottage is either outside on the Main Road or in the village square just a short walk away.

Thank you again for looking at Needham Cottage.
Thank you for looking at Needham Cottage, Wensley. A pretty stone village which was once a thriving lead miners community. The garden can be reached via the ginnel, ie turn left from the back door, keep walking…

Hosted by Trudy

Joined in December 2016
  • 173 Reviews
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Trudy shares her cosy cottage with the Airbnb community since moving to a bigger house 2 miles away, she loves travelling in her campervan, volunteering at festivals, making interesting beers, country wines and crafting.
During your stay
Everything should be in place upon your arrival, using a key code to access the cottage and a house manual giving you all instructions needed. In case of emergency I can be contacted via mobile.
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
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