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The Mouse House

Elton near Winster, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1081190)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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3 Customer Review(s)

  • “Parking difficult for a large car.”

    Had to park at the top of the road up the hill. Unfortunately caused hundreds of pounds damage to our car hitting the stone post when we arrived. Not a great start. The staircase was difficult for older people , winding steep and narrow. ...

    Had to park at the top of the road up the hill. Unfortunately caused hundreds of pounds damage to our car hitting the stone post when we arrived. Not a great start. The staircase was difficult for older people , winding steep and narrow. The lighting in the living room was very stark and dark. The decor was lovely and quirky. Lots of great touches such as the cakes and wine on arrival. A great standard of pots and pans, indeed everything in the kitchen was first class. Many thoughtful extras from soaps to a picnic basket. Comfy bed and plenty of hot water.

    - Mrs Shackleton, September 2021

The property

Winster 1.2 miles.

Nestled within the Peak District National Park in the quaint village of Elton rests this traditional 350 year old stone-built lead miners cottage, The Mouse House.

Offering a romantic rustic interior and within easy reach of the charming countryside of Derbyshire, The Mouse House is perfect for an intimate escape from reality where if you follow the pathway you'll be greeted by your very own private courtyard, beautifully-maintained with colourful wisteria and rambling roses, providing a lovely spot to soak in the evening sun with a refreshing glass of wine and a leisurely seat on the arbour.

Stepping inside, you'll be charmed by the rustic interior of the lovely dwelling, decorated with exposed wooden beams and a warming woodburning stove, offering a snug and welcoming ambiance to settle down for the evening after an action-packed day.

Head through to the pint-sized galley-style kitchen, homing all of the essential amenities to prepare a romantic meal for two to enjoy gathered around the intimate setting of the dining table, toasting a glass of fizz to an unforgettable holiday, or if you're lucky enough to experience the warmer weather, enjoy a spot of alfresco dining with a seat on the patio.

When sleep calls, climb the stairs to the thoughtfully laid out double bedroom, maintaining the property's traditional character with period ledged wardrobe doors and exposed wooden beams, complete with an intricate mouse carved into the newel at the top of the staircase.

In the morning, prepare for a new day with a rejuvenating rinse in the elegant en-suite shower room before soaking in the views across the quaint garden with a steaming cup of coffee from the snug reading nook.

After an action-packed day exploring your surroundings, head to The Miners Standard about a mile away towards winster.

The Mouse House is also a ten minute drive to the tourist hotspots of Bakewell, Haddon Hall, Chatsworth House, Matlock Bath, Carsington Water, Hartington and The High Peak/Tissington Trail (for many miles of traffic free cycling/walking).

The nearby village of Winster, where you'll find a handful of eateries along with a well-stocked convenience store, perfect for picking up some locally-sourced ingredients to prepare a heart-warming meal in the comfort of your holiday home.

The town of Matlock is within easy reach, where you can enjoy a nostalgic trip aboard a heritage steam-hauled train at Peak Rail, discover the interactive exhibits on display at the Peak District Mining Museum, or join a thrilling guided tour through The Great Masson Cavern.

Lace up your walking boots and head off on foot to explore the picturesque landscape of The Peak District National Park, boasting a plethora of walking and hiking routes, passing through open moorlands, farmlands and woodland, with incredible sights to see en route, including Thor's Cave and the National Trust site of Ilam Park.

Whisk your loved one away on a romantic retreat with a stay at The Mouse House.


  • One king size bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove and starter pack
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 small car, alternative is a few feet away for larger vehicles.
  • Courtyard garden with patio, gravelled area and outdoor furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: This property does not accept children, however, babes in arms will be allowed

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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

Please note: parking space for small car, alternative is a few feet away for larger vehicles.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas