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.