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Old Cottage

Winster, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1038047)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable, containing everything needed. As we lucked in on a sunny weekend a small courtyard or garden would have been ideal. Found parking at the top of the road which was great exercise!

    Reviewed by DebbieMay 2022

  • "Winster is a delightful village, perfectly sited for walking."

    The cottage was clean, warm and comfortable. It is, however, a very old building on a steep hill, so be aware of steep stairs up to the bedrooms and down to the kitchen. The kitchen has the original stone floor, and the bedrooms the original floorboards, so bring slippers in the winter. Also read the guide (unlike us) and bring tea towels. Parking no problem by a short walk at the top of the hill.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are sorry that there were no tea towels for your stay we can ensure these are provided for all guests and are left witihn the property for use. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimonNov 2021

  • "Old Cottage was lovely - warm, clean and well equipped."

    The parking arrangements were exactly as described and straightforward. It was a perfect base for a week of walking in the Peak District.

    Reviewed by SaraOct 2021

  • "Kitchen lacked a useable cheese grater or a garlic press."

    Bathroom sink is tiny and lacks any surface to put things like contact lens case on to; could be remedied with the addition of a shelf. Otherwise the cottage was comfortable, clean and charming.

    Reviewed by CharlesAug 2021

  • "Missed the personal element of the booking."

    In the past I’ve booked with other companies and there’s been some interaction with the owners. I don’t like the feel of it being a purely business transaction of Skyescottages.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage in a nice village."

    Accurately described so cannot fault anything.

    Reviewed by GraemeAug 2021

  • "The cottage is delightful and set in a beautiful quaint and authentic street away from traffic, but within only 100 metres of the Village shop."

    Car parking had been a concern before travelling, but proved completely trouble-free; we parked at the top of the road where there was always space. The location allowed for a variety of lovely walks from the front door as well as an abundance of lovely areas to visit and/or walk. The Limestone Way to Youlgreave (and a good lunch in the Farmyard Inn there) before retracing our steps was a particular highlight.

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2021

  • "Very well presented cottage, clean and tidy and most home comforts."

    All the admin details done very well. Two minor negatives which would stop our return visit to this property - probably little too small for us as a family of four as there is no front or back garden space to use, so you are bound to inside the house when there, and a 5.50am alarm from the neighbour's car starting and revving up the road each morning.

    Reviewed by TimJul 2021

  • "The cottage was amazing and exceeded our expectations."

    The photographs in the listing don't do it justice (and they're okay photographs too!)

    Reviewed by MartinMay 2021

  • "The master bedroom is a stunning room with huge floorboards and original wooden beams that show that Old Cottage is very old!"

    In contrast the downstairs walk in shower room has under floor heating and feels quite luxurious. The kitchen has everything you need except perhaps a set of scales and a measuring jug! We like cooking. We loved the mix of country kitchen design with modern tiles. The original stone floor adds to the home’s sense of history and character. Everything works well in the house and the swish tv in the cosy lounge is a bonus. I am already missing the house and hope to return in the future. Thanks for the holiday and a great experience!

    Reviewed by FrancesApr 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay in the cottage immensely."

    The owners have clearly gone the extra mile and provided first-rate accommodation. The furnishings were of a high standard, the cottage was well equipped and very clean. Nice touches like the complimentary shampoo, conditioner and soap as well as the tea, coffee and biscuits were really appreciated. We felt at home from day one. I would recommend the Miners Standard Pub for excellent food and drink. The lack of parking outside the cottage did not detract from our enjoyment. The walk up the hill to where we parked the car was rewarded with fantastic views of the countryside. Highly recommended,

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2020

  • "Gorgeous place to stay for a weekend trip in the peak district."

    Great location between Bakewell and Matlock with a couple of shops and pubs nearby. The cottage was well equipped and maintained to a high standard. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by KatrinaAug 2020

  • "This cottage was a lovely place to stay."

    The cleanliness was of s high standard and we felt at home. The beds and linen were very comfortable. Kitchen is fully equipped with everything needed to cook what ever you fancy. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by HayleyAug 2020

  • "The Old Cottage was exactly what we were after - a cosy base to spend a week in the Peak District with a pub and a shop close by."

    The cottage is well equipped: a modern oven, hob and dishwasher in the kitchen; a smart TV with high speed WiFi in the living room. The hosts were also personable and responsive over email ahead of our arrival - should there have been a need to contact them during our stay (there wasn't) I have little doubt they would have responded swiftly to resolve any problems. The cottage wasn't particularly child friendly - we have an almost-two year old; but we knew this when booking and it didn't cause any problems - we were just that little bit more vigilant around the stone steps. 10/10 - we had a great week.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, smart TV, WiFi, selection of books and family games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in the rent
  • There is no immediate roadside parking outside the property with roadside parking and a free public car park available in the village
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: Cottage situated on a hill
  • Note: Load/unload outside property only

The property

This traditional stone-built cottage is ideally located in the centre of the thriving village of Winster, in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District.

Enjoying countryside and village views, this Winster cottage is perfect for couples or families, with two lovely bedrooms featuring exposed apex ceiling and attractive exposed beams.

Enter into the warmth of the Old Cottage after an action-packed day exploring the Peaks and be welcomed into the sitting room.

Here, you will be delighted to find an attractive stone fireplace containing a woodburning stove taking centre stage, before the plush seating arrangement and TV.

Step across the parquet flooring and into the elegant kitchen/diner, where you will find a range of quality appliances so that you can cater for yourselves for the duration of your stay.

The ground floor is completed by a sleek shower room, boasting a walk-in shower, basin and WC.

The character of the dwelling is continued upstairs, where the exposed beams frame the double bedroom and the twin bedroom boasts plush linens and good wardrobe storage.

The conservation village of Winster has a well-stocked community-owned village shop and Post Office and two excellent pubs providing home-cooked food and traditional ales, while a lovely children's playground and the 17th century National Trust owned Market House are just a short walk away.

Guests of the Old Cottage can easily access the nearby towns such as Bakewell and Matlock, as well as local attractions such as stunning Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and the Crich Tramway Museum and Peak Railway.

The Limestone Way footpath passes close by and there are many good routes for ramblers.

For the more adventurous, Carsington Water, with its many activities, is only nine miles away, and Castleton, with its impressive caves is a scenic drive across the National Park.

This Winster cottage is an excellent base for a wonderful Peak District holiday, all year round.

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

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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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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