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Aunt Jane's

Winster, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 2686)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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77 Customer Reviews

  • "A great location, lovely hosts ."

    Well equipped kitchen and lovely courtyard to enjoy.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 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 MatthewJul 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 LeslieJun 2021

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

    Reviewed by CaroleJun 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 PamelaApr 2021

  • "Very welcoming hosts."

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

    Reviewed by SarahOct 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 ElizabethOct 2020

  • "Would not grade this as 4 star."

    Needs a better shower.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 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 GemmaAug 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 CherylJul 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 JohnJul 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 AMar 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 AndrewDec 2019

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

    Perfect for a relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by LizDec 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 JudeNov 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 ClaireOct 2019

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

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2019

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

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2019

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

    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 JaneJun 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 JoannaMay 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 BernardDec 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 JohnOct 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 JacquelineAug 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 AdrianJun 2018

  • "Excellent in every way."

    Reviewed by PenelopeJan 2018

  • "Lovely stay at Aunt Janes."

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

    Reviewed by AngieJul 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 JosephineJun 2017

  • "The cottage seems as though it is in the middle of nowhere but it's actually in the middle of everywhere and makes a great base."

    The cottage was very well equipped, comfortable and warm.

    Reviewed by KimberleyApr 2016

  • "Liked the owners, the view, the place, just everything."

    We had the best holiday ever, which the owners made even more special by letting our four year old help feed the cattle. I cannot tell you how happy this made her. What super lovely people.

    Reviewed by AnitaDec 2015

  • "The property was well looked after and spacious."

    The owners were welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by TerriOct 2015

  • "A very comfortable cottage which was well equipped."

    The cottage was well placed to get to local attractions and the owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by LeeMay 2015

  • "It was over 40 years since we last visited this farm house and we were overwhelmed at the changes."

    Our cottage was not only was superb, but the welcome by the owners was great. Hopefully we will return again soon.

    Reviewed by AlanMar 2015

  • "This was a lovely cosy cottage, very snug and warm."

    The bed was very comfortable. Had lovely owners, made you feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by JanetMar 2015

  • "The cottage was very warm and cosy."

    Reviewed by RayDec 2014

  • "A great base to walk and cycle from."

    The owners were exceptionally friendly and made us feel very welcome which all helped add to the enjoyment of staying at Aunt Jane's. The cottage was well-maintained and equipped.

    Reviewed by GarySep 2014

  • "We loved the cottage!"

    It is very clean, nice, very well equipped and the owners are very friendly. It is a great location for a visit to the Peak District.

    Reviewed by IvonneAug 2014

  • "Genuinely the most welcoming people we have encountered on a holiday (cottage or otherwise)."

    Very friendly, very kind to our young daughter, not intrusive but always took the time to talk to us, couldn't ask for more.

    Reviewed by JulianJun 2014

  • "Aunt Jane's was such a tranquil place."

    It was just the holiday we needed. The owners couldn't do enough for us and nothing was too much trouble. I was even allowed to feed one of the calves.

    Reviewed by FelicityMay 2014

  • "The house was immaculate, the owners friendly and helpful, the location very pretty."

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2013

  • "We loved to location of the cottage, it was very cosy in a remote location, but still in easy reach of everything we wanted."

    The owners were fantastic and very welcoming. We have never stayed in a cottage where everything we needed was there for us to use.

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2013

  • "We enjoyed the remote area, and the friendliness of the owner."

    It was relaxing, and an old cottage with all the modern facilities. It was not far to visit many interesting places and walks.

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2013

  • "The location was ideal between Ashbourne and Bakewell."

    As described the cottage was on a working farm, however this had no impact on us during our stay. A warm welcome from the owner and tea, coffee and biscuits awaiting us was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by NigelMay 2013

  • "A very well thought out and equipped cottage, helpful owner, good location."

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2013

  • "Very comfortable and relaxing, deep in the countryside."

    The owner was very friendly and we were given welcome gifts on arrival. Easy access to countryside walks. Peaceful and quiet.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2013

  • "A very nice and cosy cottage and a very welcoming landlady."

    It really felt like home. A very beautiful and quiet area.

    Reviewed by FabienneJul 2012

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed."

    Particularly liked the contemporary decor. The hosts were very kind and made us feel extremely welcome.

    Reviewed by LucyFeb 2012

  • "Delightful cottage in a pleasant rural situation."

    Many thoughtful touhes and a welcoming and helpful owner.

    Reviewed by BrianOct 2011

  • "A lovely cottage, excellent for children - lots of toys, animals to see and a garden with ride on cars!"

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2011

  • "We left Derbyshire 10 years ago and this was an excellent opportunity to revisit old haunts and meet up with old friends."

    The knowledge that each day we would return to a cosy, well equipped cottage was a bonus. The owners were friendly and welcoming. Altogether, a very enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by DinahSep 2011

  • "The location was restful and very central to all the tourist sites."

    The hosts are very friendly and helpful, we couldn't have wished for a better location.

    Reviewed by MikeAug 2011

  • "The cottage was so peaceful when we arrived and it was lovely to be able to sit in the back garden looking over the wonderful country views."

    We enjoyed walking to Winster and across the fields from the cottage itself. It was also a very central location - Carsington Water and Dovedale were both very close.

    Reviewed by EmilyJul 2011

  • "Best cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Perfectly clean, comfortable bed, beautifully equipped kitchen. Wonderful owners, friendly, helpful but unobtrusive. Peaceful, rural, yet within easy reach of most places. Would recommend it unreservedly.

    Reviewed by PaulineJun 2011

  • "The cottage was ideal for our needs in that we required a quiet location, good access to local areas and a clean/well equipped cottage to live in - the cottage met all our requirements."

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2011

  • "Very helpful and welcoming owner."

    Excellent location for visiting Chatsworth, Hardwick Hall etc and great hiking country.

    Reviewed by KathyMay 2011

  • "Excellent farm location."

    Very friendly and helpful owner. Quiet rural location in a convenient position for Matlock and Bakewell.

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2011

  • "The weather and the peacefulness of being in the glorious countryside of Derbyshire."

    The owners were most friendly and helpful. It was over too quick!

    Reviewed by RobertMar 2011

  • "Very friendly welcome."

    The cottage was of a very high standard and we had a really comfortable stay which was particularly important as we had a small baby. I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2010

  • "Aunt Jane's is a very comfortable, well equipped cottage in a great area for exploring the Peaks."

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2010

  • "Main bedroom very good."

    Easy access to lots of walking in Derbyshire. Cottage in middle of nowhere was very nice.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2010

  • "I found the property to be absolutely stunning and far and away exceeded my expectations in all ways."

    Everything was there including cafetiere and vegetable steamer - things that other landlords would not consider. The patio area was superb and the views stunning. Overall the property gets a ten out of ten. The owner of the property was extremely helpful but unobtrusive as well and nothing was too much trouble. I will without a doubt use this property again. It was a complete home from home (except for the cows!!).

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2010

  • "Loved the cottage and the farm."

    The owner was really friendly and the kitchen had everything you could possibly want.

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2010

  • "The cottage was superb and its location was wonderful - we wanted countryside and we got it."

    There was so much to do and see but we could do it all at our own pace. The owner was friendly and very welcoming and very helpful about the area.

    Reviewed by Q & AJul 2010

  • "Aunt Jane's is a brilliant place to stay."

    Homely, well equipped and the owner was nearby for any queries without her being intrusive. My daughter was able to see lambs and calves only a couple of hours old on the farm. Great location for exploring the Peak District.

    Reviewed by DianeApr 2010

  • "Warm, comfortable and well furnished."

    Lovely hospitality without being intrusive.

    Reviewed by GeoffMar 2010

  • "The cottage is in a very quiet location in the country side."

    It was an ideal place to relax.

    Reviewed by Hans And HenriqueFeb 2010

  • "A lovely cottage that was well resourced."

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2009

  • "Quiet, remote and comfortable yet easy access to a wealth of history and geography."

    Reviewed by GlynSep 2009

  • "Situated in a prime location so many interesting things to do and see for all age groups."

    We wouldn't hesitate to book the cottage again.

    Reviewed by KirstySep 2009

  • "An excellent property with everything you could need."

    Lovely decoration and very clean.

    Reviewed by AimeeSep 2009

  • "The standard of the cottage and its facilities were excellent, the best we have ever stayed in."

    The owners were very friendly and we found the location central to everywhere we wanted to visit.

    Reviewed by NicholasAug 2009

  • "Everything you need in a very clean and comfortable environment."

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2009

  • "Aunt Jane's was an ideal touring base and pretty much central to all the places we decided to visit."

    Nice to be able to return to such a "homely" place, after a busy day. Would highly recommend the property.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2009

  • "The cottage was excellent and one of the best equipped we have found."

    There were newly born calves in the adjacent farm buildings.

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2009

  • "A really well equipped, cosy cottage with a nice paved patio at the rear."

    The owners are very welcoming and friendly. Lots to do and see in the area.

    Reviewed by SheilaApr 2009

  • "The location was peaceful and relaxing."

    The cottage was of a high standard, very comfortable, clean and well equipped. The owners were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. An overall excellent holiday.

    Reviewed by JennyApr 2009

  • "We found the property to be of a very high standard and in a very peaceful location."

    We wish we could have stayed for longer. We would not hesitate to book again or recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by ColinMar 2009

  • "Clean, comfortable, modern cottage in a good location with nice hosts."

    They put up a Christmas tree for our stay, which was kind.

    Reviewed by TimothyDec 2008

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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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, 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.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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