Winster holiday cottage rental with walking, log fire and TV and rural retreat

Excellent 4.5/5

26 reviews

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The Croft Winster, an idyllic holiday retreat for any time of year

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 Home 515329

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

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 quiet part of the Heritage Village, Winster. Located high in the village, it enjoys stunning picturesque views across the village and open countryside and is an ideal base for many walks in and around 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 with log burner (Note we do not provide logs), 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 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
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
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
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Peak District National Park region

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 tradition 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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30 Nov 2014


"Lovely cosy cottage equipped to a very high standard"

Really lovely cottage equipped to a very high specification. We stayed when the weather was dank and gloomy and it was lovely to arrive to a warm and cosy cottage. The views from the garden are fantastic and in summer the outdoor space for eating would be lovely. The stairs are very steep and so is the walk down to the village and this would be a problem for anyone with walking difficulties.

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.

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