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Walton Cottage

(Ref. 915950)

Winster, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (38)
  • village (24)
  • lovely (18)
  • parking (14)
  • views (13)
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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage, welcoming, cosy everthing you would possibly need for a relaxing holiday, lovely greeting by owner on arrival who guided me into the parking space at front of the cottage, (Cottage is at the top of a very steep hill)."

    I chose to park in the village and walk up the hill (a pleasant 10min walk). Clear instruction on how to use the appliances inside the cottage, lots of leaflets on places to visit. Central to the most popular tourist spots, public transport easily accessible

    Reviewed by Bridget4.7Apr 2024

  • "Previously when we have used Sykes the door key is in a key safe."

    We really didn’t need to be tied to an arrival time to receive a guided tour and instructions about every light switch by the owner. Nice cottage in a lovely area, few cobwebs , the bedding had seen better days and the bathroom needs an upgrade. We have stayed in some amazing Sykes cottages over the years , this one was ok.

    We follow the recommendation from Sykes to welcome guests in person whenever possible hence the need to ask people for their approximate time of arrival. Most guests are appreciative of a personal welcome as it gives them an opportunity to ask questions relating to the property, village, places to visit, where to eat etc. You told us you would arrive around 4pm but phoned at 4.45pm to advise us of a revised arrival time of 5.30-5.45pm. All properties differ (e.g. central heating boilers, hot water systems, cooking apparatus, disposal of waste etc) so we are on hand to offer brief explanations before leaving guests to enjoy their break having pointed out the 'Use instructions' and 'General information' folders. The photographs of the property were taken by Sykes to show the facilities. These photographs give a clear picture of what guests will find on arrival. All guests have a duty to observe the Terms and Conditions of rental which make it clear the property is to be left in a clean and tidy condition. Sadly this was not the state in which we found Walton Cottage when we arrived to service it on the morning of your departure. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo3.8Mar 2024

  • "We were immediately impressed by the genuine warmth of the owner on arrival."

    The attention to detail in both quality / facilities and information provided to us about the cottage exuded the passion and love put into the property itself by the owners. This did not go unnoticed by us! Walton cottage was perfect for us, it was warm and cosy, the log fire was lovely to relax in front of after a day out walking in the local area. There were excellent recommendations provided to us about where to eat and drink, upcoming events and places to visit in Winster and the surrounding area also, which were greatly appreciated. What is provided here goes above and beyond all expectations. We were delighted to find this gem of a cottage in the Peak District and it felt like a home away from home. Many thanks to the owners for thinking about everything provided in our stay (so that we didn’t have to!) We would absolutely not hesitate in recommending the cottage to anyone and will definitely book to stay again. We loved it all, from the cosy nights, the hooting of the owls and the stunning views of the village and fields that greeted us every morning. Thank you so much x

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean with everything you would need provided."

    Jean was very welcoming and there was complimentary tea/coffee/ milk and biscuits which was appreciated. Parking was fine once you got the angle right. The local shop was brilliant.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely village."

    Peak District wonderful as always. The parking at the cottage was ok with a bit of practice! The “Rules and Regulations “ of the cottage made us a little uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a fabulous time at the cottage."

    It is well equipped, very clean, comfortable and cosy. Parking our mid-size SUV in front of the property was not a problem. Jean and Roger were excellent hosts and communicated very well with us. The village shop is well-stocked and staffed by very pleasant people. The village is really pretty. We highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Sylvain5.0Aug 2023

  • "Cottage excellent But due to breathing problems it should state on the site it ..."

    Cottage excellent But due to breathing problems it should state on the site it is half way up a very steep hill and cars over the size of a focus cannot park outside the property Apart from that brilliant

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.7Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage in lovely setting."

    Everything you need for a comfortable stay. Lovely greeting from owner. Great base to explore the surroundings. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and garden with amazing views of the hills, perfect for hill walkers right from Walton cottage."

    Beautiful village houses and gardens. The perfect place for peace and quiet. One week was not enough for us, so many more places we could of visited.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage enhanced by the situation and outlook."

    . Only back home yesterday, but already missing it! Parking is tricky, but that is stated in the website particulars.

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a pretty part of Derbyshire we have only just explored."

    The parking space was a bonus within a village where parking is at at premium. I have noticed on some reviews people moaning the parking space is an issue (on a hill )we have a large car and found no problem at all couple of shunts and you are in . We were met by Roger on arrival which was very nice as it made us feel welcome. Village shop and pub just down the hill, both friendly and welcoming. Would highly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is charming & beautifully appointed."

    The addition of garden space with a stunning view make this one of the best cottages we have stayed in. The village is charming but with very steep hills, which can be challenging especially for parking. The circular walk from the cottage across the fields is just delightful. A truly wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0May 2023

  • "Parking was a big issue."

    Had to park 10 mins away. Did not want to have a new clutch. Would not recommend because of parking.

    Reviewed by Kevin3.1Apr 2023

  • "A perfect place from which to explore the beautiful local area."

    Cosy and warm with everything we needed. Spotlessly clean. Dining table was perfect for family board games and the milk and Kit Kats very welcome indeed. Once we mastered the parking manoeuvre we were set!!

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was warm, clean and comfortable."

    It is situated in a beautiful old village but that meant that parking was quite difficult. We would have really struggled in a bigger car. The area is beautiful and we enjoyed walking in tge lovely countryside.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Sep 2022

  • "Walton Cottage is a wonderful property in a lovely village and was the perfect base for our family of four."

    The stone cottage kept us nice and cool in the heatwave, but I can imagine it would be very cosy in the winter months. There are stunning views from the garden but they are via steps so not suitable for young children or anyone with mobility issues (actually, I don’t think bookings are taken from anyone with small children!) . The owners had thought about everything and provided very clear instructions and information for before and during our stay. The cottage was well-equipped and we appreciated the little touches such as the provision of washing up liquid, washing tablets etc. not to mention the tea, coffee, milk and kitkats for our arrival. Pubs and a community shop very close by were great. There are walks on the doorstep and off-road bike rides 15 minutes away. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a great village, the views from the garden are fabulous, we had a great week’s holiday here."

    The personal meet and greet by Jean is a nice touch, thank you for a great stay in your lovely cottage

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week in Walton Cottage."

    It is immaculately presented and very well equipped. Although the shower is over the bath it is more efficient than many cubicle ones we have experienced. A perfectly formed garden, with a delightful terrace at the far end giving views of the surrounding countryside. The parking space is welcome in a village where parking is at a premium. Village shop and pub are a few minutes down the hill and a few more coming up. Winster is a proper village, full of life and friendly people. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or return ourselves.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2022

  • "This is a delightful cottage, beautifully appointed, warm and cosy, and set in a picture-postcard village."

    We loved the peace and quiet, the fantastic views from the garden, and the proximity to so many beauty spots and places of interest. We would love to return!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Walton Cottage, the hosts were excellent and ensured we settled in with a small welcome pack which was a nice touch."

    Greeted at the front door and shown around the property was a really nice touch, so thank you for the first class experience.

    Reviewed by Denis5.0Mar 2022

  • "We found everything exactly as advertised."

    Everything was very clean. The owners very helpful. Very satisfied! Thanks.

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Oct 2021

  • "If you have difficulty walking up hill or have a large car, this is not the cottage for you."

    The cottage itself is superb with a wonderful garden to relax in with amazing views. However the parking is restricted and on a hill with roadside parking up a further hill. The old bowling green pub only opens at the weekend but the miners standard at the top of the hill does fabulous food and is popular so you need to book.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "There was no drying machine - as this is a walking area which is frequently wet, a drier would be expected and is usually provided in rental properties."

    We were surprised to be asked to dispose of recycling! In the cottage rented the following week, the owners dealt with recycling

    Reviewed by R C3.4Jul 2021

  • "Great cottage will go back ."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2021

  • "Walton Cottage is excellent, spotlessly clean and very comfortable with everything you need for a great break."

    Jean and Roger are brilliant hosts and take great care to ensure that you have everything you need for a lovely stay.. They took time to make sure that we were aware of local road works so we didn’t have long diversions, which was very helpful. The beds are really comfortable, the kitchen is very well equipped and the open fire was enjoyed and made chilly evenings outside, warm and cosy inside. The central heating and hot water were set so the cottage was warm and there was always plenty of hot water. The garden and views were delightful and just the right size. Overall I could not recommend the Cottage more highly.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2021

  • "Cottage very well equipped and personally managed by owners."

    Lovely garden at rear with nice views over the Derbyshire Dales. Good base for exploring the Dales and Peak District. Some lovely local walks.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2020

  • "A very cute and well-equipped stone cottage."

    Spotlessly clean and a great base to explore the Peak District!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2020


    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a perfect little village, cosy and warm with wonderful views."

    Great pub about 100m away with good beer and great food. Wish we could have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage & garden in the pretty village of Winster."

    Extremely well equipped & spotlessly clean. Owner lives nearby should you need him.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very quiet."

    Easily warmed up when needed via central heating. Well equipped.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely property great position to visit the Peak District."

    Very friendly and helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2019

  • "Cottage and location were excellent had a wonderful week"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2019

  • "Very nice cottage in a beautiful village."

    Pictures don’t do justice to the place. Owners live nearby and there were very helpful. We had a great time

    Reviewed by Daniele4.7May 2019

  • "Fantastically cosey cottage in a beautiful village."

    The cottage is very warm and has lots of room/space. Would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Joshua5.0Dec 2018

  • "Great stay, lovely village, cosy cottage, nice small garden with great views, parking right outside can be tricky, however other options available nearby."

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2018

  • "Sykes made the booking process straightforward and automatically debited monies when they were due which was helpful."

    I loved Walton Cottage. It was perfect for our stay; peaceful and quiet, very clean, well equipped and ideally situated near Matlock. The cottage's owners were reassuringly available (living nearby in the village) but at the same time the cottage felt like 'ours' for our week there. I miss it already!

    Reviewed by Fionnuala5.0Jul 2018

  • "Walton Cottage is a delight."

    The owners have gone to great lengths to ensure that it really is a home from home. Overall it's exceptionally clean, very well appointed and extremely comfortable whilst retaining the character of a traditional Peak District cottage. We were particularly impressed by the cosy, comfortable lounge, well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and excellent shower but the real highlight was the charming garden where we could enjoy our breakfast and our G & T's(not at the same time!) whilst enjoying the terrific views of Winster and beyond. Winster itself is a small and friendly village that has two excellent pubs and a very useful village store. It's very close to Matlock where you'll find a plethora of shops including a large Sainsburys. This was our first trip to the Peak District and we found it really easy to drive to the major attractions and particularly recommend Haddon House, Buxton, Bakewell, Dove Dale and the easy cycle tracks which have been created along disused railway lines. There's so much more to explore and we will most certainly visit again and hope to be blessed again by glorious weather! Very many thanks to to our hosts, R & J, who really have thought of everything!!

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Jun 2018

  • "Never stayed in such a spotless and well organised cottage before!"

    Really great.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2018

  • "Well equipped, clean and very comfortable cottage."

    Winster is a lovely quiet village with an excellent community shop.It is an ideal location within easy reach of Bakewell, Matlock, Dovedale and Carsington Water, and is on the bus route between Bakewell and Matlock. There are good walks from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0May 2018

  • "Walton Cottage was just as advertised - a lovely, cozy cottage set in the middle of a beautiful, but relatively unknown Derbyshire village that is in itself a must see if you are in the area."

    The cottage has a lovely terraced garden in back from which you have wonderful views of the Derbyshire hills. The cottage is meticulously maintained and scrupulously clean while at the same time being very much in character. Roger and Jean made an effort to help in any way giving us ideas for pubs, places to go and even extending an invitation to a local meeting on the customs and traditions of Winster! We would highly recommend the cottage and the village to all those planning a trip to Derbyshire!

    Reviewed by Dale5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lovely, cosy, very well-appointed cottage in a picturesque and interesting (but not touristy) village, and good value for money."

    Reviewed by Margaret4.8Sep 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning little village, we did not know what to expect but it was absolutely perfect."

    The owners were there to meet us and show us around and were lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2017

  • "The parking at the front of the cottage could be a problem for anyone with a larger vehicle than say a Ford Focus."

    Also, if you do not park correctly it can cause an obstruction to the neighbouring properties access as the space is quite tight. Apart from that excellent residence.

    5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with radiators in all rooms
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, automatic washing machine, dishwasher, smart TV with FreeSat, DVD/CD player, WiFi, selection of books, CDs and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in the rent, additional logs available from the owner at a charge
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in the rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Additional roadside parking 150 yards from property with two free car parks and roadside parking available in the village
  • Enclosed garden with raised patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk downhill
  • Note: Cottage has quite steep stairs with turn in them
  • Note: Cottage situated on a hill
  • Note: No infants or children under 5
  • Please note : 7 night bookings must commence on a Saturday

The property

This pretty, detached, traditional stone cottage is set in a lovely location in the village of Winster, in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District.

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

There is a delightful sitting room with a woodburning stove, and a kitchen, dining room, and useful boot room leading outside to the pretty cottage garden.

Providing far-reaching views over the village towards the hills and valleys beyond, the little garden has a raised patio, the perfect place for planning the next day’s adventures over a meal and a drink.

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

Matlock, Bakewell and Chatsworth House are close by, and walks into the wonderful countryside start right from the doorstep!

For the more adventurous, Carsington Water, with its many activities, is only nine miles away, and Castleton, with its impressive caves, only 40 minutes away.

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

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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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Note: No infants or children under 5.
Please note : 7 night bookings must commence on a Saturday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas