The Croft Winster
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
The Croft is an idyllic 19th century stone cottage located in the heart of the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire. The cottage is situated in a cul de sac, known as "The Flat", which is in a quiet part of the Heritage Village, Winster. It enjoys stunning picturesque views across the village and open countryside and is an ideal base for many walks in and arround Winster and the neighbouring villages. The cottage has been superbly renovated combining modern facilities with the charm of original features such as oak beams and gritstone fireplaces and windows.There is parking outside the cottage.The Croft is available for flexible lets to non-smokers and well behaved pets. The cottage has 2 double bedrooms, sleeping up to 5 people in comfort. There is a living room, a large dining kitchen, a garden room and a large utility room. There is a downstairs toilet and upstairs there is a superbly equipped bathroom, with a walk in shower and separate feature bath. The Croft has been fully equipped to the highest standards with central heating and double glazing throughout. Facilities include dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer, and a luxury range style gas cooker . There is also a washing machine and a tumble dryer for the use of guests. Bedlinen and towels are provided in the rental price. The cottage has 32" LCD TVs to the living room and to both bedrooms. For the rainy days, there is an i-pod DAB radio with docking station and a dvd player with a selection of films. In addition the second bedroom has Nintendo 64 and gamecube consoles, with a large assortment of games. There are two great pubs within a few minutes walking distance.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The Heart of England/Peak District
The Peak District National Park was the first National Park to be formed and is the most popular National Park in the UK.
This is not surprising, given that the connurbations of Sheffield, Manchester and Birmingham are all within an hour's drive.
If you like walking there are many footpaths in and around Winster, most notably the Limestone Way. Walks to nearby Birchover, Elton and Robin Hood's Stride are very popular. Cycling along the Tissington Trail and High Peak Trail offer long distance, traffic free cycling with bike hire available all year round.
Close by are the delightful towns of Bakewell, Ashbourne and Matlock which are ideal for groceries and shopping.
Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall Hardwick House and Bolsover Castle are all within a short drive of Winster.
Gulliver's Kingdom theme park in Matlock Bath is a great place to entertain younger children and for older children, Chesterfield contains a 10 screen cinema and bowling alley whilst Alton Towers is only 40 mins drive away.
Winster Village was once a thriving lead mining village that boasted 20 pubs and 2000 residents. Today it is a popular tourist destination which still retains its village community. The age old traditions of the Winster Wakes, complete with Morris dancing, still continue today.
The old part of the village contains some fine historical buildings such as the Market House and the poorhouse. The hillside to the north has many of the old lead mining cottages for which the village is renowned.
The roads of East Bank and West Bank are bi-sected by footpaths, known locally as gennels, that allow walkers to view Winster's beautiful cottage gardens. Each year, Winster opens these gardens to the public when it hosts the Secret Gardens of Winster weekend.
The pubs at Winster include the Miners Standard and the Bowling Green , the latter being the 2009 CAMRA winner for local pubs.
Winster is a great base for exploring the Peak District.
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3 Jul 2014
"LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!"
This beautiful cottage set in a quaint village with a fab pub and little shop that sells everything you want .... Including lindamans chardonay wine for£4.99!!! The cottage had everything u cou… More
Glad you enjoyed the Croft. it is really nice to here people having a lovely holiday in our cottage. The cottage is over 150 years old so i guess people were not quite so tall in those days. Look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
7 Apr 2014
"Beautiful cottage in lovely location"
We stayed at The Croft for 3 nights, 2 couples, couldnt have asked for a nicer place. The garden room is lovely, spent many hours reading in there, the woodburner was a bonus, only just cool enough in… More
12 Nov 2013
"Brilliant stay! Highly recommended"
Great location, a short walk up from the lovely village of Winster with cosy pubs nearby serving good ale and food. Great base for exploring other areas of the peak district like Bakewell and Buxton. … More
12 Nov 2013
"Lovely cottage home in a quiet but wholesome village with fantastic scenery"
I stayed there twice before and thoroughly enjoyed it both times. It was in spotless condition when we arrived, the place was wet roomy and had fantastic scenery from the back garden. Fantastic bathro… More
22 Oct 2013
"Wonderland in peak district"
I spend four days here, it is a really really lovely house, home-like place, clean, comfortable, far more better than 5-star hotel~!! Winster is a wonderland with colourful stylish doors and beautifu… More
24 Sep 2013
The Croft is situated in a beautiful area, a five minute walk from two pubs and much less to many alternative walks with the cows and sheep! Shame there was a mix-up over how to get into the property,… More
Thanks for your review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and liked our cottage. I am sorry that there was a mix up over how to get in. We always send access details by email and have not had any previous problems.
12 Aug 2013
"Wonderful holiday cottage in Winster, a charming scenic village."
This was the third time we have stayed at the Croft, a wonderful cottage set high up in Winster with fantastic views from the garden. The property is maintained to a very high standard throughout. A l… More
29 Jul 2013
"Exceeded our expectations"
The cottage is lovely and is in the idyllic village of Winster, in a very beautiful area of the country. The village shop and village pub are great. We had a fantastic meal at the pub in the neighbouring village. Myself, My husband, 2 kids and our dog stayed for a long weekend. The garden is small and perfect. Because it is at the top of the village the views are spectacular.
I am glad to hear you had a wonderful stay at The Croft. Winster is very peaceful, a real gem in the Peak District. I do hope you return in the future.
19 Jun 2013
"charming and homely cottage that gives you a big hug as you walk in"
i have stayed at the croft a couple of times with friends in the winter months and with my 16 year old daughter last summer. in the winter it is the perfect place for some R & R. light the wood burner… More
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