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Ivy Cottage

Winster, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1051655)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

9 Customer Reviews

  • "Very nice and well equipped cottage, ideal for 2 people but a bit snug for 4."

    Access slightly problematic like many Winster cottages but reward is lovely views and setting We would go back

    Reviewed by SimonDec 2021

  • "We loved the cottage, but as we’re in our late 70’s we found the pathway up to the property more of a challenge."

    But it’s situated in a beautiful area, and we loved Winster, and once in the cottage and the garden, it was worth the climb.

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2021

  • "It was lovely to find such a comfortable and pretty cottage at quite short notice."

    We both loved the Derbyshire country side ands charming villages and towns. Se hope tp be able to come again.

    Reviewed by KatharineSep 2021

  • "A superb cottage, can’t fault it, lovely welcome pack and communication from the owners."

    Highly recommend and would love to return.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2021

  • "Lovely, tastefully refurbished cottage."

    We had a very comfortable week.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful setting."

    Freshly decorated with good quality furnishings, towels etc Let down by only one toilet roll left for family 4 for three days, no bin bags, no matches to light wood burner, no cafetière, no coffee pods )and note to purchase them from supermarket in nearest town) and no salt and pepper. If these things are not going to be provided (and at price of holiday let I would expect them) advance warning would be helpful.

    Reviewed by ElizaAug 2021

  • "Had a wonderful stay at Ivy Cottage."

    Beautiful setting and everything you need for a relaxing break was right there. Thoughtful welcome pack on arrival and immaculately clean. Thanks Tom and Laura.

    Reviewed by MarieJul 2021

  • "The closest parking is on a steep slope and the mentioned car park is further up the steep hill."

    We found best parking in the village on the main street. The cottage,furnishings,facilities and welcome pack were super.

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2021

  • "The kitchen was described as having a freezer but I couldn't find one."

    The description about the location could have made it a bit clearer that it was up a very steep path from the road which would not be suitable for some people .

    Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry that you couldn't find the freezer. There is a full size freezer located in the bike store. This information was emailed to you prior to your arrival, but as you booked the cottage at very short notice you may not have had a chance to check your emails. The views from Ivy Cottage are amazing but unfortunately there is a short steep path to reach the cottage. We hope you didn't find this too challenging and we have amended the description on the website to reflect this. We hope you enjoyed your short stay at Ivy Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with kingsize bed, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating, underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer (located in the bike store with a drinks fridge), microwave, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Secure bike storage
  • Private front garden with decked platform, seating area.
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Please note short breaks are Friday to Monday and Monday to Friday only.

The property

Tucked away within the serene village setting of Winster is the beautifully refurbished Ivy Cottage – a traditional stone cottage perfect for a family getaway, or a luxurious escape for friends or couples, surrounded by idyllic views of overarching countryside from a luscious elevated front garden and decking area, Ivy Cottage boasts a serene country escape to the Peak District National Park.

Ivy Cottage has recently had an extensive renovation, every room has been decorated, a brand new bathroom has been fitted and there is new furniture throughout the cottage.

Explore the tranquil village of Winster and take a stroll around the welcoming conservation area, home to a community-owned village shop, a children's playground, and two fabulous traditional pubs, as well as a wealth of rich history at the 17th century, National Trust owned Market House.

Enjoy a day out at one of the vibrant Derbyshire towns nearby; visiting Matlock for a spot of classic afternoon tea at one of the gorgeous tearooms, before travelling over to Bakewell to sample the town's renowned pudding and discover the incredible Chatsworth House, the beautiful Haddon Hall is also close by, and with over 900 years of history it has much to offer for a great day out.

Family-friendly attractions just a car ride away include The Great Moss Cavern, The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath Aquarium and Arcade, Gulliver's Kingdom, and Carsington Water!

Slip on your walking boots and discover a day of adventure along the challenging Limestone Way, a long distance walking trail which spans just over 46 miles, there's also the opportunity for rambles, hikes and cycling at Robin Hood's Stride and Cratcliffe Rocks, as well as miles and miles of superb walking routes across the wonderful Derby Dales, which surround Ivy Cottage, alternatively catch the train over to the bustling city centre of Sheffield for a day of shopping or night on the town.

Found up a steep winding path of quaint village properties is the start of an unforgettable holiday; be welcomed up a few steps to a serene front lawn where you can sip on your morning coffee as you look out to the awe-inspiring views of the enveloping White Peak landscapes.

After an adventure filled day, head inside and make use of the well-equipped kitchen/diner, rustling up a home-cooked meal for the whole group with local delicacies found at the village shop, before catching up with your loved ones on the sociable dining table.

Warm your feet by the wood burning stove in the cosy sitting room, a gorgeous space bursting with character through original beams; here you can snuggle up in front of the Smart TV, or curl up with a good book in the dreamy sun room.

When sleep calls, head upstairs to one of the stunning bedrooms, comprising a large double and a twin with pretty décor, ample storage and access to the lovely shared bathroom, ideal for an evening bubble bath with a glass of fizz or morning rinse to wake yourself up.

For guests planning on bringing their bikes to explore the area, there is also secure bike storage at the property.

All of this makes Ivy Cottage a marvellous choice for your Peak District escape.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref.1063737, together sleeping up to six guests.

Please note short breaks are Friday to Monday and Monday to Friday only.

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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
  • Last minute
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