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Briar Cottage, Winster

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 19 reviews

Briar Cottage entrance

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 165 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

The Grade 2 Listed Cottage was the housekeeper's cottage to Heathcote House. The ground floor with porch and a cosy sitting area also includes the kitchen, refurbished with cooker, fridge and microwave designed to mix old with new.

The floor is tiled and the living area has a rush matting rug, armchair and settee and cream-enamelled gas-coals stove set in a fireplace inglenook. There is a TV (Humax satellite) with DVD player, Radio, CD and an eating area with window seat. Tea towels are provided.

The cottage, set back off central main street, is near to our excellent village shop/post office and two pubs serving real ale and pub meals. Car parking is within the courtyard or for those with larger vehicles (eg4x4) the Heathcote house orchard is 130 metres away.

The village is in the dales between Bakewell (6 miles) and Matlock (4 miles) and local attractions include Chatsworth (5 miles), Haddon hall (4 miles), Matlock bath (5 miles) with its cable cars plus crich tramway museum, peak railway, Tissington trail, high peak trail, limestone way and the Derbyshire dales.

Within the Winster conservation area the cottage and adjacent Heathcote house built in 1672 are grade 2 listed. The village prospered in the 1700's building fine, stone Georgian architecture along main street and many stone cottages rising up the hill through a maze of alleyways and footpaths leading out of the village into the surrounding hills and dales.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Skegness 165 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: East Midlands 59 km, Nearest railway: Matlock 6.4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The spacious bedroom on the first floor is accessed up a single flight of stairs and has a very romantic four-poster-bed, chest of drawers, dressing table, hair dryer and wardrobe hanging space within the shower lobby. Bed linen and towels are provided. The en-suite shower room is fitted with wc, bidet, wash basin and walk-in shower, walls and floor tiled in travetine marble with heated towel rail/radiator, all bed linen and towels are provided. The shower is fitted with overhead spray and for those who require only a shoulders-down shower, an adjustable shower head is also provided. If you require a bath, this can be made available (en-suite, but up a flight of stairs) by arrangement.

Further details outdoors

Car parking is within the courtyard giving easy access to the cottage. For those with larger vehicles(eg large 4x4) after unloading, further spacious parking is available in the orchard at the back of Heathcote House 130 metres from the Cottage door. The compact courtyard has 2 seats and a table kept in the adjacent store for outside use.

Further details

Minimum short break period 2 days

The Peak District National Park region

Within the Winster Conservation Area the Cottage and adjacent Heathcote House built in 1672 are Grade 2 Listed. The village prospered in the 1700's building fine, stone Georgian architecture along Main Street and many stone cottages rising up the hill through a maze of alleyways and footpaths leading out of the village into the surrounding hills and dales.


The village is in the dales between Bakewell (6 miles) and Matlock (4 miles) and local attractions include Chatsworth (5 miles), Haddon Hall (4 miles), Matlock Bath (5 miles) with its cable cars plus Crich Tramway museum, Peak railway, Tissington Trail, High Peak Trail, Limestone Way and the Derbyshire Dales.

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Review 1-10 of 19

5 Jan 2015


"Beautiful, cosy cottage in peaceful location"

We had a fantastic weekend at Briar Cottage. The owners left the fire on for us so it was lovely and warm when we arrived. The whole place was immaculately clean and kept it's charm. The luxuriou… More

27 Dec 2014


"Christmas stay"

We booked the cottage at the last minute clean however very small lounge / kitchen for even two people We had stayed a week and nearly became utterly stuck on sat 27/12/14 due to extreme weather how… More

26 Oct 2014


"Very Cosy Cottage"

Arrived at Briar cottage last weekend 17th October late on the Friday evening,I had been ill all week and was unsure whether we would be able to make it.So glad we were able to. Anne had put the ligh… More

6 Oct 2014


"Cosy cottage in attractive village"

Cosy cottage in attractive village with lots of lovely walking nearby Bathroom is amazing Local shop a few doors away on mainstreet … More

24 Sep 2014


"Amazing cottage in a lovely village"

This is an older review due to my own tardiness but my boyfriend and I stayed at Briar Cottage for his birthday weekend back in March. The cottage itself is actually far prettier than even in the pic… More

23 Aug 2014


"Home from home"

Absolutely amazing few days in this beautiful cottage. Thank you to Anne who was extremely welcoming on arrival. The cottage is everything you can imagine for the most restful few days away from home.… More

12 Aug 2014


"Gorgeous, Gorgeous"

We stayed here on 1st/2nd August this year, fantastic cottage, very cosy and full of charm, the bedroom was lovely and the bathroom, especially the shower was fantasticWe will be booking again to try … More

11 Aug 2014



Just arrived back home after a wonderful 3 night break at Briar Cottage. This is very beautiful and cosy cottage for two that has lot's of character. Ideal for walks or just chilling out on a r… More

29 Jul 2014


"Fantastic stay, gorgeous rooms and perfect location"

My husband and I had a lovely weeks stay here in April. The weather was kind to us so we could admire the views on the many good walks around the village of Winster (which by the way is one of the mos… More

3 Jun 2014


"Perfect weekend bolt hole!"

We booked the cottage for the last weekend in May. Downstairs is cosy with everything you need to cook a decent breakfast, or knock up a meal if you prefer. The four poster was comfy, and the bathro… More

Review 1-10 of 19

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Calendar last updated:21 Jan 2015

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