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Rock Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 19 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 3

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Rock Cottage is a charming, 4 star Quality in Tourism, two bedroomed beamed cottage nestling above the historic Peak District National Park village of Winster, Derbyshire. No pictures can do justice to the fabulous views enjoyed from every window and the garden. Since opening in 2005 the Visitors' Book shows all our guests rating the cottage highly.

The perfect place to relax, reflect or explore. With its peaceful, off road location, Rock Cottage is ideal for walkers, romantic couples or those just wanting to 'get away from it all'. Beautifully furnished, sleeping 3 people in 2 bedrooms (one double and a single with a 4 foot bed), with full gas central heating, endless hot water on demand and all towels and linen provided. Laundry and weekly cleaning service can be easily arranged.

Well behaved dogs are more than welcome. All we ask is that they remain downstairs in consideration for our other guests and sleep in their favourite in the warm kitchen.

New for 2013, adjacent to the cottage, we have created a small but beautifully appointed garden for your enjoyment complete with a sheltered sitting out area, summer house and water feature. At the front of the cottage, tucked away from any roads, is a garden seat. With your favourite drink in hand, you can relax and savour the complete tranquillity of the location and ponder…

Historic Winster offers a well stock village store open for 7 days as well as a Post Office and 2 pubs serving excellent food. Within easy distance are the stately homes of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hal, the market towns of Ashbourne and Bakewell as well as Matlock.

On your doorstep are an abundance of walks through fields, alongside rivers and into the hills. Numerous nearby cycle tracks can take you from Dovedale in the south to Buxton in the north. Castleton and the Dark Peak are all within easy driving distance.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Matlock 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The welcoming stable front door opens into the modern well appointed fully fitted kitchen with gas cooker, refrigerator, microwave and dish-washer. An ample store of utensils and crockery for 6 people as well as the usual day to day equipment such as iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner, coffeer maker, cooking dishes and even a wok!

A glass panelled door leads through into the beamed, light and airy living area with stairs leading off to the upstairs bedrooms, all with breathtaking views.

The lounge has comfortable seating for four in front of a feature fire with TV, DVD and VCR, complete with a good selection of favourite videos for your enjoyment. In the separate dining area for 4 you will find a stereo CD nad radio together with an eclectic selection of CDs alongside games and exceedingly well stocked bookshelves and wine rack. Free WiFi throughout the cottage.

Upstairs the landing leads to two double bedrooms each with fitted wardrobes and low- level windows looking out across the valley.

The bathroom completes the accommodation with white bath/shower, basin and toilet. All towels and bed linen are supplied for the duration of your stay, together with a welcome tray. If you've forgotten any essential toiletries we have a supply on hand which we only ask you to replace for other guests before you leave.

For longer stay guests weekly cleaning and laundry facilities are available.

Further details outdoors

Adjacent to the cottage, we have created a small but beautifully appointed garden for your enjoyment complete with a sheltered sitting out area, garden table and chairs for 4, summer house, lighting and water feature. Even a washing line if you really need it! In the summer house is a convenient freezer and power supply for your cup of tea! While at the front of the cottage, also tucked away from any roads, is a garden seat. With your favourite drink in hand, you can relax and savour the complete tranquillity of the location and ponder…

Off road car parking is a short walk away and a common for easy walking of pets.

About this location

The Peak District National Park region

Britain's first national park, established in 1951, is visited by people from all over the world. They come to find peace, tranquillity and adventure, experiencing some of England’s finest climbing, caving, walking and cycling. The National Park is also home to 38,000 people.

The local economy is based on tourism, farming, quarrying and manufacturing.

The Chatsworth estate, home of the Duke of Devonshire, Haddon Hall together with the market towns of Bakewell and Buxton must head up a formidable list of places of interest to visit and explore.


Winster is a picturesque village in the south-east of the Peak District National Park. It occupies an upland location 215 to 275 metres (700 to 900 feet) above sea level.

The name 'Winster' is first recorded in Domesday Book (1086) as Winsterne, which possibly means 'Wyn's thorn tree', presumably after a local landmark.

The village is located in a broad valley where the steep limestone bank to the south meets the shales and grit stones to the north. The geology gives Winster much of its distinctive character, both in the walled fields with their limestone outcrops and in the mixture of limestone and grit stone from which the houses are built. The only substantial brick building is the Market House.

Lead mining, for which Winster is famous, may have had its origins here in Roman times, for the Romans certainly mined in this part of Derbyshire. The boom in mining from the late seventeenth century saw the population rise to 2,000 by 1750 and turned the village into a prosperous town, one of the largest in the county. But flooding in the mines became a problem as the workings went deeper, and eventually it forced many of them to shut down.

The first-time visitor is invariably surprised by its grand Main Street, closed in by the Market House at one end and the Dower House at the other, and by the jumble of tightly packed cottages spreading down the lanes and high up Winster Bank. A number of the buildings on Main Street, some of which were once shops, date from the hey-day of mining.

The two grandest buildings are Winster Market House (now owned by the National Trust) and Winster Hall. The cottages which huddle together on the hillside, known as Winster Bank, are more likely to have been the modest homes of the poorer miners, quarrymen and agricultural workers and their families. They spread out between two steep roads, East Bank and West Bank, and are linked by a web of narrow pathways. All around are mine shafts and grassy mounds left over from the period of lead mining.

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22 Feb 2015


"Comfortable, cosy, welcoming home away from home"

Would recommend this sweet cottage to anyone wanting a restful break in a picturesque location. Care was taken by Chris and Sue to make us feel personally welcome which was reflected in the little tou… More

We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We do try to make all our guests welcome irrespective of age!!

28 Dec 2014


"Cosy, peaceful getaway with a stunning view"

This cottage had a very welcoming feel and straight away we felt the relaxation begin. It is very well equipped and with a welcoming pint of milk and delicious biscuits we settled down on the settee, … More

We're so glad you found the cottage so relaxing from the moment you arrived. The way you describe how we want our guests to use the cottage and its beautiful surroundings is spot on. Thank you.

3 Dec 2014


"Lovely Cottage in a beautiful location"

A perfect location for a getaway holiday, with walking access to local pubs & shop. Glorious views from the cottage, & walks from the doorstep if you don't want to use the car, but within easy dr… More

It's so lovely when our guests return time again and continue to enjoy Rock Cottage, all its comforts and all that surrounds it. Thank you!

2 Nov 2014


"A cosy retreat with all you need for a relaxing 'get-away'."

Stayed with husband and grown up daughter. Cottage is small but therein lies it's charm. Clever storage in both bedrooms. My daughter said it was the comfiest bed she'd ever slept in. Cotta… More

We're so pleased you enjoyed your relaxing stay at our 'small but beautifully formed' cottage. We always find our guests settle very quickly into the wonderful relaxing atmosphere the cottage exudes. Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you again . . .

16 Sep 2014


"A gem of a cottage"

We had a lovely three days at Rock cottage. All the review are spot on and more. We arrived with a warm welcome and settled in straight away. So comfortable, clean and everything you need. The view… More

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.

2 Aug 2014


"Such Tranquility"

Rock Cottage is situated high up in the picturesque village of Winster and commands uninterrupted views of the village and the far away countryside. Sitting on the seat outside the cottage or in the s… More

We're so pleased you really appreciate what Rock Cottage has to offer. We can take no credit for the views or its tranquil location but we do strive to make a welcoming and restful oasis for all who stay there. Thank you.

24 Jul 2014


"Fantastic Cottage - Great Village"

Winster is a lovely village with lots of character and friendly people. Rock Cottage was perfect for our first visit to this area. Spotlessly clean, very well equipped, comfortable beds and wonderfu… More

15 Jun 2014


"A peacefull place to slow down"

We stayed in the cottage for nine days and enjoyed it very much. we found a cottage well organised and very well equipped kitchen. There were a great account of books , guidesand maps to plan our tou… More

12 Jun 2014


"Lovely, comfy cottage with a beautiful view"

What a lovely cottage! If we could have picked it up and brought it home we would of. Very clean and comfortable and full of nice little touches by the owners to make your stay as easy as possible (s… More

We're so pleased you liked Rock Cottage. We feel it is the little touches you liked that make it a real home from home. Thank you.

22 Apr 2014


"Cozy cottage with amazing views"

Bijoux cottage in a spellbinding location - the views are mesmerising. Everything has been thought of by the owners Chris and Sue from the well-equipped kitchen to thoughtful touches such as welcome b… More

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Rock Cottage, in our very special part of the Derbyshire Peak District. The bluebell woods are stunning this time of year.

Review 1-10 of 19

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      Calendar last updated:03 May 2015

      Based in United Kingdom

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