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Aunt Jane's

(Ref. 2686)

Winster, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed staying at Aunt Jane's, situated at Hill Top Farm in Aldwark, close to the charming village of Winster and surrounded by miles of attractive countryside in the sourthern Peak District."

    The accomodation is comfortable, clean and well maintained. A great base for walkers.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2024

  • "A warm and comfortable cottage in a beautiful and very peaceful location."

    A perfect base for exploring the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Hadrian5.0Apr 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Aunt Janes."

    The cottage is comfortable and well equipped, and it's in a great location with lots of options for walks. Jill was really helpful.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Mar 2024

  • "Gill & family were fantastic, warm and friendly but not intruding We wanted nothing, so many little touches, like toy box for the kids, tea and biscuits on arrival , the cottage had everything."

    Great location 20 minute drive from many landmarks and things to do , pubs within 10 min drive or less , lots of walks etc

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Mar 2024

  • "Aunt Jane's was a very equipped and comfortable,ideal location for visiting ..."

    Aunt Jane's was a very equipped and comfortable,ideal location for visiting various market towns in the Peak District and local walks

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Mar 2024

  • "Two super cottages for a family get-together."

    They worked perfectly for us, and were within easy reach of some local areas of interest. The weather wasn't great, but as we wanted to spend time as a family we enjoyed staying in, and made full use of what the cottages had to offer. Friendly owners, and everything we needed, even the addition of a well-kitted out utility area with washing machine, tumble drier and clothes racks. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Nov 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing cottage - the little touches made it - tea / coffee and biscuits; toilet roll; washing up liquid etc."

    Cottage was definitely as described - on a working farm which didn't hinder us at all. The bed was so comfy and the sheets smelt devine. Will definitely be recommending the cottage

    Reviewed by Kayley5.0Sep 2023

  • "Aunt Jane’s was really well equipped and much more spacious than the photos led me to believe."

    The bedrooms were so cosy and really comfy beds. The setting was perfect and tranquil. Really loved the garden at the back, and would have appreciated a light out there for the warm evenings and for safety on the steps. Beautifully clean cottage and would love to stay again for a longer period. Thank you and hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Aunt Janes is a lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful quiet setting."

    We received a very friendly welcome from Jill & Joanne on our arrival. The cottage has all the facilities you need and a welcome pack with essentials provided. The location is central for all attractions in the Peak District without having to drive too far and plenty of walking opportunities from the doorstep. We had a great week and would happily return and recommend

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023

  • "The pictures on the website don’t do justice to this property, it was roomy, clean and comfortable with everything we needed for our stay."

    Owners very friendly and welcoming. Set in a very quiet area, the outside space was idyllic for relaxing in beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is an excellent cottage, lovely hosts, excellent accommodation, well equipped, lovely welcome, very comfortable."

    Everything you could want or need. Also available are a small selection of books, puzzles and games. Ideal for a couple or with one child, however next door is a bigger property. The cottage is spacious with parking outside. The countryside around is wonderful and picturesque. This cottage is ideally situated for walkers and if you don’t walk but like to visit places, then this is the cottage for you. It’s situation is in the middle of the countryside, it’s peaceful, but only a mile or so from the main road where within 10 - 15 minutes drive you can be in Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock and Matlock Bath. Also worth a visit is Ashbourne and the wonderful Carsington Water and Cromford and the Cromford Canal. Also worth a visit is Chatsworth House. This is a property that we will definitely return to.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely 4 night break in a beautiful part of the country topped off by the very comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage."

    It was great to be able to dine 'al fresco' on the patio. Would highly recommend the cottage and hope to visit again some time.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely, well-equipped and clean cottage in a quiet area, with lots of interesting places to visit close by."

    The hosts were friendly and welcoming. Well worth a second visit.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0May 2023

  • "A very warm welcome from Jill and Joanne everything you could want in the ..."

    A very warm welcome from Jill and Joanne everything you could want in the cottage spotless and cosy couldn’t have wished for more and all in lovely surroundings

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2023

  • "We found this cottage to be beautiful, the beds were particularly comfortable, in fact everything was top quality, including the owners who were very friendly."

    The welcome pack was a lovely thought too. We would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to stay in this area, and hopefully we will come back soon. Many thanks to the lovely owners for making our holiday perfect

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was very well equipped and with the walls being really thick it helped to keep it cooler as we were staying during the heatwave."

    The patio area was lovely and peaceful with great views. I would definitely recommend a stay here and the host was very friendly. So many places to visit within a few miles. PERFECT !!!!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2022

  • "Cottage was lovely, very convenient for Matlock, Buxton, Bakewell and Belper plus many attractions."

    Only negative was the poor shower pressure. I also found the sofas too low, but then I have back issues, but that's my problem not the cottage.

    Reviewed by Lynda4.7Jul 2022

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay."

    We were made to feel welcome when we arrived. The cottage is very well equipped, all utensils and cooking equipment are in the cupboards.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had an amazing last minute stay at Aunt Jane's and loved every second."

    The cottage was perfect for the 3 of us and had everything we needed. The 'secret' garden at the back was delightful and proved to be a peaceful, sun-trap to sit in the evenings after days out exploring. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jun 2022

  • "A great location, lovely hosts ."

    Well equipped kitchen and lovely courtyard to enjoy.

    Reviewed by Rachel3.8Aug 2021

  • "Loved this location."

    Nice and quiet with the charm of a working farm. It's cosy, but comfortable with all we needed for a family of 3. Will probably be back.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.1Jul 2021

  • "A cosy comfortable cottage, very clean."

    I don't think the photos do it justice. A nice area for sitting out at the back. Owners Jill & Mick were very welcoming and helpful without being intrusive. It's well situated for White Peak activities, particularly the local trails and Carsington Water, also in easy reach of Matlock. Average speed reliable broadband with Wi-Fi.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday Gill and MIck were friendly and helped with our questions on the area."

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2021

  • "Good area and and a cosy cottage to return to in the evening."

    There is a pleasant sitting out area at the back which I hadn't expected. You do need to bring toilet rolls and washing up tablets for the dishwasher as only one is provided.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Apr 2021

  • "Very welcoming hosts."

    The cottage was very well equipped and felt very ‘Covid secure’. Lovely location and fabulous area to visit.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2020

  • "Definitely exceeded expectations."

    It was such a peaceful and beautiful stay. We took our 6 month old and there was so much to do in the surrounding areas. Aunt Janes has everything you need and so much more. The owners were lovely and welcoming

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2020

  • "Would not grade this as 4 star."

    Needs a better shower.

    Reviewed by James4.1Aug 2020

  • "Hosts really can make a holiday!"

    Gill and Mick were so lovely and our little boy really took to them. The barn was a lovely base for our daily adventures, and the fact we could see the tractor in the barn from our doorstep made our little boy’s holiday!

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fabulous base for exploring the Peak District with easy access to both the Tissington trail and the High Peak trail."

    The cottage is cute, cosy and extremely comfortable with everything you need. Lovely views from the garden.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jul 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in a very pleasant and quiet place."

    Everything spotless on arrival with all you need for a relaxing stay. Within easy reach of the local attractions and some beautiful countryside walks.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2020

  • "Amazing location, with fantastic views."

    So well equipped, we were especially pleased to see the children's dinnerware, cups and cutlery as I often forget these. The books and games were also nice

    Reviewed by A4.7Mar 2020

  • "Really enjoyed our holiday in the cottage, the kitchen was kitted out really well with everything you could have needed."

    The owners have thought of peoples needs and put it all in place and made it very comfortable. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to stay in the area.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in a remote and peaceful farm setting, well equipped, warm and cosy."

    Perfect for a relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Dec 2019

  • "This was our first time to visiting the Peak District and I can't wait to go back again."

    It is a beautiful place, so peaceful and plenty of walks/places to explore. Aunt Jane's cottage was a delightful place to say. Extremely clean & comfortable with everything you need to have a home from home stay. We were made very welcome and I can't wait to go back again next year.

    Reviewed by Jude5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was gorgeous, I dont think the photos do it justice."

    Couldn't wait to get back there each evening. The owner, Jill, was just lovely and the coffee, tea and biscuits were a lovely surprise.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely area lots to see and do in a short drive will be coming back"

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great location for exploring the many wonderful sights in the Peaks."

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Jun 2019

  • "For quiet relaxation the cottage was sited perfectly on a working farm Jill and ..."

    For quiet relaxation the cottage was sited perfectly on a working farm Jill and Mick were always on hand if there were any problems but generally left us to enjoy the area The cottage is sited where you can travel quite easily to various destinations within the Peak District so Matlock Ashbourne were easily reached within half an hour Ideal if you are a National Trust enthusiast or just want to chill out

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean and well equipped in a beautiful part of the Peak District."

    It was in a very rural setting, but only a few minutes away by car to lots of places of interest. The owners were friendly and welcoming and I would not hesitate in recommending this cottage to those seeking a peaceful and comfortable getaway. The welcome gift was much appreciated too, thank you Jill.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0May 2019

  • "I stayed at Aunt Janes over the Christmas period last year so I knew what to expect, the only thing that would help is a new mattress in the main bedroom,the present one is on its last legs, and you can't get a good nights sleep because of that."

    Every thing else was fine.

    Reviewed by Bernard4.7Dec 2018

  • "Everything was to our liking no complaints whatsoever Am getting too much hassle from sykes cottages, emails everyday, it is too much do you people not understand that, if i want a holiday i will be more likely to book with you if i am NOT bombarded with Emails !"


    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was very well equipped ."

    Phoned owner a few days before arrival , very friendly and gave clear instructions to find cottage . Greeted on arrival , shown around. Welcome pack of tea and biscuits . Told if we needed anything just ask.good selection of information leaflets as well. Cottage in a good situation to go to,places in area.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Aug 2018

  • "An excellent base to visit many of the attractions of this part of the peak District."

    We visited Bolsover Castle,lots of heritage industrial sites in and around Cromford and Matlock - Lumsdale Valley, Cromford Canal; Tissington, Monsal Trail and High Top, the fantastic High Peak Bookshop and cafe, Fenny Bentley Coach and Horses, Hurdlow Royal Oak, Wirksworth "Mistral", Buxton and the Museum plus the shops at Ashbourne. All a bit cultural and with some costs involved but walking along the many tracks and lanes to find the various archaeological sites was free, the weather fantastic, and the countryside looked pristine - great for anyone with interests in drawing, painting or photography - I was very happy on these outings! The cottage was not too easy to find at Aldwark but was comfortable, and had everything we needed including wifi (better than at home), and the little terrace at the back was a good place to eat!

    Reviewed by Adrian4.4Jun 2018

  • "Excellent in every way."

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Jan 2018

  • "Lovely stay at Aunt Janes."

    Very peaceful location and near to Matlock Bakewell and Buxton. Would defernately go back

    Reviewed by Angie5.0Jul 2017

  • "We had a lovely holiday in a very comfortable well equipped cottage ."

    The owners were extremely welcoming . A wonderful part of the country to visit Aldwark is so peaceful yet within easy reach of Matlock ,Bakewell , Buxton etc and the Peaks .

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Jun 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single
  • Walk in shower with a basin and WC
  • Spacious kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with feature window.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, shared use of washing machine & tumble dryer in external utility room, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, small library of books/games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed garden with patio area, garden furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1.5 miles
  • Note: This property is situated on a working beef farm.

The property

Winster 1.5 miles.

A charming semi-detached barn conversion, situated on the owner's working sheep and cattle farm close to the village of Winster, 6 miles from Matlock.

Skilfully converted, Aunt Jane's is a real delight, combining modern facilities with many old features such as beautiful old cruck beams, to provide a holiday home of real character and style.

With panoramic views of the rolling countryside and a spacious patio area, ideal for dining alfresco and enjoying the setting sun, this is an ideal retreat for getting away from it all and enjoying a welcome break in the country.

The historic village of Winster is a delight to discover, with its 17th and 18th century buildings and small selection of shops and traditional pubs, whilst the towns of Bakewell, Matlock and Ashbourne are all within easy reach.

Ideal for a small family or a romantic break, this lovely retreat provides an excellent base for touring and exploring the Peak District National Park and visiting nearby Haddon Hall and Alton Towers.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 2210, together they sleep 10.

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About the location


Bakewell 6 miles; Matlock 4.5 miles.

The conservation village of Winster is situated within the White Peak area of the Peak District National Park and is an extremely pretty place, with a charming 17th century market house at its centre, and other imposing 17th and 18th century houses, many three storeys high. The three main streets - Main Street, East Bank and West Bank are interconnected by alleyways known as ‘ginnels’, which are well worth exploring. The village of Winster is famous for its Morris dancers, the annual Shrove Tuesday pancake race, Wakes festivities in June, and the Secret Gardens of Winster event in July. Within the village there is a well-stocked, community-owned general store incorporating a Post Office. There are two pubs, both serving food and traditional beer. Bakewell, Matlock, Chatsworth House, and the Peak Rail Steam Railway are all nearby and, for keen walkers and cyclists, The Limestone Way runs along the edge of the village. The Tissington and High Peaks walking and cycling trails, with bike hire available, both lie less than 5 miles from the village, a wonderful base for exploring the Peak District.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas