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Richfield

Winster, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1035366)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely stay at Richfield."

    A beautiful property full of interest. It was as described. The location is great. Just 20 minute drives to Matlock, Bakewell and Chatsworth. The village has a useful shop. We didn't use the pubs and so can't comment on them. There is a good walk starting next to the house that takes you through the churchyard and joins up after about half a mile with the Limestone Way. The church recently has a cafe open at weekends which had lovely cakes. Highly recommend Chatsworth for a visit. The Monsal Trail is great for a good walk on an even surface with an excellent cafe at Hassop which has a large car park. We had a great stay in a beautiful relaxing area.

    Reviewed by DenisApr 2022

  • "It would be useful if there were simple instructions for in particular the TV which completely foxed us."

    We are elderly and only slightly technically competent. Also because of age we found moving around the property tiring.with steps in and out of most rooms. Again the staircases were somewhat of a hurdle. We liked the idea of a pub nearby but it would seem the Bowling Green is never open, and the Standard is up an impossible hill. The property was not really suitable for us.

    Hi Peter, Thank you for your feedback. To answer your points in turn - there are 'easy to read' instructions for the TV in the top drawer of the chest of drawers beneath the TV . These are the instructions that came with the TV and the BT box. However, we are always be happy (and have done this a few times when needed) to answer any questions over the phone if upon arrival a guest had queries or worries. - Richfield is a Georgian 2 storey cottage (built in 1728) and as such has many of the features that are original - this includes stairs and steps. The main staircase is no steeper or difficult to negotiate than any similar cottage in the Peak District. We might suggest that where guests have particular mobility concerns they enquire before arrival. - We know that the landlord at the Bowling Green has had 'severe' Covid and as such has recently opened the pub on a limited basis - we presume (subject to his health of course) this will change and be back to normal shortly#. - The Miners Standard (a welcoming and very friendly pub that serves great food and beer) is a 6 minute walk and is 0.2 miles (checked on google maps). Like many villages in the Peak District, hills and valleys form part of the natural geography which we would suggest forms part of the natural appeal of Winster and the Peak District in general best wishes mark and Jenny Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2022

  • "Amazing facilities and absolutely gorgeous cottage."

    We would love to come back next year, covid allowing! Thank you for your hard work in maintaining it impeccably. A small request: during the current time, it is neccessary to get test kits etc posted to the current address for international travellers. Therefore, access to the postbox is vital. Could this be rectified for your future visitors to save them stress?

    Reviewed by ElisabethOct 2021

  • "Richfield is a lovely cottage set in a lovely area."

    Great walks from the house & great walks after a short car drive - exactly what had hoped for. I did speak to Mark having made an embarrassing mistake, he bent over backwards for something which was totally my fault - customer care of the highest order. The house is beautifully put together with plenty of space if you need it, and a great dining area where you can enjoy the outdoors whilst sharing a meal indoors. This holiday has been a long timer coming & the 4 of us really enjoyed sharing it at Richfield.

    Reviewed by VicOct 2021

  • "The setting of the cottage in a lovely traditional , friendly village was fantastic."

    This also brings a slight disadvantage as the proximity of the church brings the sound of church bells every 15 minutes even during the night. As a person who used to live next to a railway line I can appreciate that eventually you can tune this out , or wear ear plugs, but for our group, we lost sleep. In one of the bedrooms the boiler in the wardrobe created additional heat and noise that further reduced the ability to have a good nights sleep. Another issue was the failure to provide sufficient Bath towels, and no tea towels and oven gloves that we therefore needed to purchase our own to cover this deficiency. We tried to contact the number given to us by the cleaning manager but he failed to respond. Being of a certain age we chose to have a spare bedroom so that it could be used in the event of a restless night. No bedding was provided for this room and therefore was rendered unusable . The village pub nearest to our cottage was closed during our stay but we had good meals at the Miners Standard. Can I now say it had many good points. In a village with limited parking we were able to park two cars easily. We were able to use the garden in the late afternoon over looking the above mentioned village church . The cottage was spacious with many traditional features. Boot room for our wet golf equipment and walking boots.. The delightful dining room with glass wall overlooking the garden. The sumptuous comfortable chairs. It’s geographical position was perfect for our first visits to the Peak District. Would I recommend this to people , Yes I would , so long as they were aware of the above.

    Dear Maureen thank you for your comments and feedback. To respond to your points; - the beautiful and characterful village church (dating from Norman times) is approximately 200m away from Richfield and does have a working clock. It is unusual that you refer to the chimes as many friends and guests enjoy this feature of rural village life whilst staying in a Georgian cottage. The fact that you liken the church to 'living next to a railway line' is in our opinion 'incredibly misleading' and has never been an issue before or since with guests. - similarly, the boiler in the second super king sized bedroom is a 'super silent' model (5 years old and serviced annually) and as such we were surprised that this may have caused you concern. Again as above at no time have guests raised this as an issue or concern. - in general where guests have concerns or worries (cleaning, bedding etc) we do invite them to make contact with us directly (our number is in welcome pack in the property) - In the case you mention our property manager did comment that she offered to make up the single bed you mention but in fact you confirmed that this was not needed - our property provides 2 quality towels per guest (one bath towel and one medium sized towel) plus a range of tea towels / over gloves etc. best wishes mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaureenSep 2021

  • "The house is in a beautiful spot and so stylishly presented."

    Everything was of the highest quality and the house was extremely clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage, beautifully finshed and great location."

    Pub at the top of the road, ; The Miners was very friendly and served great real ales. Can't wait to return next year.

    Reviewed by GeraldSep 2021

  • "Perfect property in a perfect location."

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Lovely and comfortable house in a beautiful setting."

    The rooms are large and well furnished. The garden is a lovely addition with a summer house at the top. Off road parking is a bonus and the house suited us well. Lots of walks from the property and it is a short drive to Matlock, Bakewell and Chatsworth. Good weather meant we didn't need to use the very large boot and drying room which can also be accessed from the lane alongside the property.

    Reviewed by KateJul 2021

  • "The photos don't do it justice."

    So comfortable and quality of furnishings, beds, bedding and decoration was exceptional.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2020

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Cloakroom/utility with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Boot room
  • Summer house
  • Gas central heating, underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV with BT Sport and entertainment packages, Sonos surround sound music system with Alexa and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Rear lawned garden with summer house, patio, furniture, breakfast area and storage
  • Note: The fire in the sitting room is purely for aesthetic reasons; please enjoy the woodburning stove in the snug as you like
  • Note: There are two steps up from the sitting room to the dining room; please take care
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.2 miles Please note minimum stay at this property is 4 nights

The property

Richfield is an enticing, Georgian cottage resting at the centre of the conservation village of Winster.

Sitting within the beauty of the White Peak area of the Peak District National Park, this traditionally-styled cottage makes a delightful holiday home for friends or family looking to celebrate in style.

Enter the property via the side entry, accessed along the pathway that runs down the right-hand side of the house, and into a contemporary boot room, where you can store bikes and kick off muddy boots after a day spent exploring your surroundings; there's even a tumble dryer you can use to dry off any wet clothing.

Head through the oak-framed conservatory/dining room, which overlooks the garden thanks to its floor-to-ceiling glazed windows and offers dining seating for the whole group amidst rustic beams and stone flagged flooring.

Move into the farmhouse-style kitchen to prepare a tasty treat for you and your loved ones on the granite worktops, with the assistance of an extensive range of appliances, including a double oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher to take care of any washing up duties.

Make your way into the sitting room to unwind in the evening, with the Smart TV offering you a relaxing movie night indoors, or if you're seeking some alone time, move through into the snug and throw a log on the woodburning stove and take a seat on the inviting Chesterfield sofa, adding to the charm of the room with the addition of tasteful decor being apparent throughout the whole property.

The first floor offers three snug sleeping spots to rest your head at the end of your adventures; choosing from an elegant, silver double with its own gleaming en-suite shower room, a pretty pink double with nodes of blue bringing an aura of art deco into the room, and a further traditionally-styled twin with bright, warming yellow walls, offering a unique spot for every guest to sleep.

To the rear of the property is an immaculately presented garden, lined with pretty plants and shrubbery, offering a lawn and a patio area with seating, overlooking the adjacent church.

There is an additional patio seating area that is perfect for an alfresco breakfast for those wishing to savour their coffee in the fresh morning air, and if the weather is less favourable, spend time in the wooden summer house, which proudly sits in an elevated position, overlooking the garden and church, providing sheltered seating, power and lighting, ideal for watching the sun set and relaxing with a glass of wine at the end of the day.

The local area of Winster is an extremely scenic spot, boasting two pubs and local shop settled around its historic Market House, you'll find all the essentials just a short walk away.

Explore the Peak District by foot, bike or even horseback to discover scenery like no other, or venture out to discover the wonder of Chatsworth House and the Peak Rail Steam Railway.

Encompassed by a plethora of exciting villages and towns, Richfield is the ultimate retreat for your trip to Derbyshire.

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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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Please note minimum stay at this property is 4 nights.