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White House

Wensley near Winster, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1034103)

4.7

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Cottage was lovely."

    We particularly enjoyed the sunny aspect of the garden which had a nice patio set for guests to use. Very clean and comfortable. Excellent communications from the host before we arrived, making our arrival as smooth as possible. Lovely little welcome pack as well. Perfect base to enjoy a week in the Dales. I missed the detail about no TV, but it really wasn't an issue for us, but we are not big TV watchers. Cottage is on the road, so can be a little noisy, but no problem at night for sleeping (even with the windows open).

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2022

  • "White House Cottage is an amazing place for a break."

    ...we as family of 4 enjoyed it very much. The weather wasn't great but even so we could get around and see lots of beautiful places. The house is very welcoming and nice, loved the fireplace and we did play a lot of scrabble!!! Definitely recommending the place!! PS. Make sure you get there in the warmer months of the year

    Reviewed by CristianFeb 2022

  • "We had a lovely 3 night stay in the White House."

    It is perfectly equipped, extremely comfortable, stylishly furnished and so cosy in the evening with the log burner. It is perfectly located in the Peak District with some fab walks right on its doorstep. The owner was also extremely helpful and friendly with the information provided and if we had a question. This was our third stay at the cottage and every time we go we love it even more. Thanks for having us.

    Thank you for your feedback and I am so pleased you had such a lovely time, again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by ImogenDec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, really enjoyed our stay, very well furnished and the lounge was particularly cosy."

    Great to have 2 sofas and we enjoyed the Aero system which linked up easily to my phone! Beds were very comfortable. The village is only a mile or two from the A6 so easily accessible. One point off for cleanliness as we found there was quite a lot of dust and cobwebs, otherwise an almost perfect stay. And we had a superb meal at the Olde Gate Inn in Brassington.

    Thank you and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at White House. We are sorry to hear about the dust and cobwebs and have asked our cleaning company to fix that. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilippaNov 2021

  • "This was our first holiday rental and it could not have been better."

    We loved everything about White House! Wonderful place to spend a holiday. The house, garden, and area were perfect for us as they were mid-way between family in Derby and Yorkshire: close to Haddon Hall, Chatsworth, Nine Ladies Stone Circle and loads of other beautiful places. The owners left a nice tray of coffee, tea, Cava and biscuits: a welcomed surprise. All was exactly as shown on the photos: no touch ups. Beautiful and peaceful. We hope White House is available on our next visit to England. ( Happy travelers from Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

    Thank you for such appreciative comments. I am delighted that your trip was so enjoyable and hope to see you at White House again Property Owner

    Reviewed by FayOct 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at White House it’s set in a beautiful place everywhere you go your surrounded with the beautiful countryside the cottage is beautiful the rooms lovely and decorated tastefully it’s cosy and comfy you have everything you need."

    The garden is lovely we sat outside a few times. The weather was fantastic. We visited Matlock, Matlock Bath, bakewell , Eyam the plague village, and chatsworth farm shop a must visit! We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay on arrival we had tea fresh coffee sugar and cheese biscuits and a bottle of cava. Thank you to Adrienne for all the information and for the chance of staying at this wonderful cottage. There’s no tv but we enjoyed not having one there’s lots of games books and magazines and plenty of places to visit Thank you mark and helenlouise

    Dear Mark Thank you for such lovely feedback and I am so pleased you had such a great stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2021

  • "The White House is lovely, very cosy, clean and tastefully decorated."

    It’s the perfect base to enjoy all that Derbyshire has to offer. The only negatives for us were the double bed mattress - it was sooooo uncomfortable and lumpy, and the road noise - the cottage faces the road through the village and the sound of the lorries, cars and tractors from 4am was a problem so please consider this when booking.

    Thank you for your review. I am glad you liked the cottage but I am sorry to hear about the uncomfortable mattress. We have now replaced it for future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ErikaJul 2021

  • "White House provided a peaceful break away from it all."

    It was very clean, comfy and tastefully decorated throughout. We enjoyed the local walks that were suggested by the owner; the swathes of bluebells around Cowley Knoll were particularly beautiful at this time of year.

    Reviewed by MatthewApr 2021

  • "The White House is beautifully furnished, and very well equipped."

    It was an excellent base in this lovely part of Derbyshire. We enjoyed lighting the log burner each late afternoon and for us, we didn’t miss a tv, enjoying games and cosy sofas to sit and read in. We felt welcomed by the owner who contacted us with many helpful details and also had tea, coffee, biscuits and a bottle of cava as a welcome. The heating was very efficient and we were very comfortable during our stay. Just a note that the house faces the road through the village and the sound of traffic, including lorries and tractors is something to consider when booking.

    Reviewed by JudithOct 2020

  • "White House is the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful part of the world."

    Cosy, comfortable and immaculately clean it had everything needed for an autumn walking holiday. Adrienne gave very helpful information in advance and the cottage had great character and individual touches. Finding tea, coffee, milk and biscuits had been provided was a lovely welcoming gesture after a long drive.

    Reviewed by NickyOct 2020

  • "This is a delightful welcoming and comfortable cottage, just as we hoped for."

    Reviewed by RuthOct 2020

  • "An enjoyable break in a cottage that met all expectations."

    Great location for exploring the peaks and Chatsworth. We knew that there was no TV, but I think in this day and age a TV should be considered an essential. Double bed was a bit creaky and led to broken sleep on the first night. I adjusted the base which improved things for the second night.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely - very well decorated and equipped."

    It had everything we needed. We had a great holiday and recommendthe White House.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2020

  • "We booked the cottage for just a few nights (and immediately wished it had been more) for a girls weekend and a few days walking in the area."

    The cottage was well located for Bakewell, Matlock and Chatsworth, with lots of great places to explore on the doorstep. The cottage was spotlessly clean and the little touches like tea, biscuits and prosecco on arrival were a really nice gesture. We were extrmeely lucky to have 2 days of glorious sunshine and we enjoyed sitting out in the garden relaxing after a day out walking. The shower was nice and powerful and the downstairs loo was also really handy. Internet connection was good and it had everything we could need for a few days away. There's no TV, which is the ony reason I knocked off 1 point on facilities. This didn't bother us at all, but it may do if you are travelling with kids. I think this cottage is probably aimed at the adult market a little more as its very tastfully decorated and has lots of good books and games there to keep you enterteined without switching the TV on! We loved our stay and I wouldn't hesitate to return in the future. Thank you Adrienne and your cleaning team for the fast and friendly communication prior to, and during our stay.

    Reviewed by JessicaAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, great for relaxing with a book."

    Perfect mix of modern and character. Had everything we needed. Very welcomed attention to detail with the flowers, milk, wine and biscuits. Would recommend highly.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2020

  • "The White House is a lovely property very tastefully furnished with lovely furniture and fabrics Well stocked kitchen and 2 good sized bedrooms with comfy beds It is well situated in Wensley and Winster with lots of good local walks Interesting villages with secret passageways and lovely houses and gardens We spent the week walking in Bakewell and Chatsworth area After a days walking it was lovely to come back and relax in the garden."

    In the current climate we felt everything had been done to make people feel safe as the cottage was immaculate. We would certainly recommend this property

    Miss HudsonJul 2020

  • "We decided that for 2020, we needed a relaxing holiday and needed to find somewhere really special."

    That is exactly what we got with ‘White House’ when we visited in July. It really is a stunning house in a lovely, peaceful location. With having booked through Sykes, it was a surprise to hear from the owner, Adrienne, before we went and that personal touch was there throughout. It was lovely to be greeted with a welcome pack that contained wine and good coffee. That had me happy from the start. Fresh coffee every morning from a cafetière! In fact the kitchen was not only brilliantly equipped, but also beautifully furnished, as was all of the house. We had lovely quiet evenings relaxing with music playing through the Bluetooth speaker. It didn’t worry us that there was no TV, although we did utilise the speaker to connect a tablet to and watched a film. The lounge was really comfortable. The weather wasn’t fantastic or the patio would certainly have got more use. The bedrooms were comfortable and again, beautifully presented and as with the whole house, immaculately clean. It is rare for me to stay somewhere and feel that I really badly want to go back again, but that is how I felt about ‘White House’. I could have just stayed there for the whole summer. A definite ‘5 stars’ from me.

    Jul 2020

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Utility/Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One designated parking space
  • Communal roadside parking on first come, first-served basis
  • Lockable outhouse for secure bike storage
  • Enclosed patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: There is no TV in the property
  • Please Note: We cannot accept a check in on the 24th December, 31st December or 1st January

The property

Winster 1.2 miles.

Set in the heart of Wensley village in the Derbyshire Dales, is this charming detached cottage, White House.

This heart-warming retreat is perfect for a group of 4 adults seeking a traditional getaway to an area steeped with natural beauty and a vast array of attractions to suit a group of all ages and tastes.

Be welcomed into an open-plan kitchen/diner, wonderfully appointed to the rear and holding a range of appliances to fulfil all your culinary needs.

A dining table also rests here and can seat up to four guests so you can enjoy a delicious meal together and toast to a wonderful holiday break with a refreshing glass of wine in hand.

Walk through to the sitting room which features a woodburning stove encased in a small inglenook fireplace to keep the room nice and toasty during those cooler winter months; cosy up on the plush sofas and spend a sociable evening together as a group.

As the evening draws to a close, choose from two bedrooms, set up as a double and twin with a selection of furniture for storing your personal belongings.

On this floor, you will also find a family bathroom with the choice of an elegant bath or shower over so you can prepare for your day in style.

To the rear is an enclosed garden with lawn and patio areas so you can step out and enjoy the fresh country air and watch the sunrise with a good book in hand.

If you don't fancy cooking for the evening, head out to the local pub in the neighbouring village of Winster called The Miners Standard serving traditional pub food.

This property is well-placed and is only a short drive into the bustling town of Matlock which is famous for its Victorian spa and holds a large selection of shops which make an excellent day for exploring.

Pull on your walking boots and hop in the car for a scenic drive to the Peak District National Park for outstanding hikes with unrivalled landscapes.

To get involved with some watersporting activities, venture towards the Carsington Water, particularly excellent for fishing and sailing opportunities.

Further afield is the larger parts of the Peak District National Park which are well-worth exploring, such as the Dovedale nature reserve and thriving market town of Ashbourne, Bakewell and Chatsworth.

White House is the ideal holiday spot for parents and children over the age of 10.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

WINSTER

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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Region Information

This property only accepts children over the age of 10 years old.

Please Note: We cannot accept a check in on the 24th December, 31st December or 1st January.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas