This stunning property, dating back to 1760, was formerly the extremely grand home of the village doctor, and is situated in the centre of the village of Winster in the Peak District National Park.
The house is also famed locally for being the scene of one of the last recorded duels in the country in 1821.
Every element of the furniture and furnishings is finished with exquisite taste.
As a six bedroom house comfortably sleeping up to fourteen and enjoying lots of social space, it’s perfect for a family gathering or for a group of couples wishing to take a break in the lap of luxury.
First impressions count and from the moment you step into the grand hall, you realise you’re in for an opulent treat.
The hall leads to the family sitting room with a large L-shaped sofa and woodburning stove making for a great movie or parlour games night.
There’s a further elegant sitting room which is a restful place to sit and read in front of the roaring stove or for a one-to-one with an old friend.
From here you move into the open plan kitchen and dining room via the striking atrium where natural light floods in.
The kitchen is well equipped to a very high specification and the large dining table has lots of room for all guests to enjoy a celebration meal or hearty breakfast.
From here, you can step out to the extensive garden with manicured lawns and patios with the lovely old church and the surrounding hills as your backdrop.
The kitchen also opens out to the light-filled orangery which has further soft seating.
The elegance and luxury continues to impress as you climb the impressive staircase with original stained glass windows.
The bedrooms are spacious and situated on the first and second floors, all beautifully appointed and the bathrooms are stunning!
The location is right in the centre of the conservation village of Winster with its historic buildings and village pubs.
The nearby delights of Bakewell, Matlock and Chatsworth House are lovely places to visit.
If feeling energetic, walk the Limestone Way or hire a bike and ride the Tissington Trail.
A unique holiday where you are spoilt with creature comforts and which is set in a lovely part of the country.
Over three floors. Six bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with dressing room and en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x king-size double, 1 x second floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor double, 1 x second floor family room with twin beds (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request), day bed and pull-out stacker bed. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Second floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen with island unit, dining area and orangery sitting area. Two sitting rooms with woodburners.
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.
Note: Max.12 adults and 2 children.
Please note: Bank House is a beautiful country house in the heart of a Peak National Park village. With respect to the residents living in the surrounding houses, it is therefore unsuitable as a party venue or if you intend to play loud music late into the night.