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Doe Lea Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Doe Lea

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 5 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

Doe Lea is a very handsome stone cottage in the midst of the lovely old lead-mining village of Winster. You will be really pleased as you push open the front door and find the super interior. National Trust coloured decoration, oatmealy rugs on stone flagged floors, comfortable furniture and a glowing log burning stove make this a 'true country cottage'.

Clinging to the side of beautiful Wensley Dale, Winster is just as nice with its historic conservation area, jumbles of cottages and network of secret paths and alleyways each with their own name. Wander down 'Chip Shop Hill' to the sell anything village store, walk the 'Burma Road' to the Miners Standard for a super lunch, find 'East Bank' and the Bowling Green Inn for a drink and evening meal.

Both are lovely pubs but don't overstay their friendly welcome because you will need bright and early mornings to explore all the nearby attractions - Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, Carsington Water and Castleton's Caverns, Bolsover

Doe Lea is a very handsome stone cottage in the midst of the lovely old lead-mining village of Winster. You will be really pleased as you push open the front door and find the super interior. National Trust coloured decoration, oatmealy rugs on stone flagged floors, comfortable furniture and a glowing log burning stove make this a 'true country cottage'.

Clinging to the side of beautiful Wensley Dale, Winster is just as nice with its historic conservation area, jumbles of cottages and network of secret paths and alleyways each with their own name. Wander down 'Chip Shop Hill' to the sell anything village store, walk the 'Burma Road' to the Miners Standard for a super lunch, find 'East Bank' and the Bowling Green Inn for a drink and evening meal.

Both are lovely pubs but don't overstay their friendly welcome because you will need bright and early mornings to explore all the nearby attractions - Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, Carsington Water and Castleton's Caverns, Bolsover Castle and South Wingfield Manor, Crich's Tramway Museum and Peak Rail's steam trains, tranquil Lathkill Dale and the wild moorlands of Kinder Scout - the list is endless!

Cottage facilities. A spacious lounge with comfortable furniture, super drapes and rugs, glowing log burning stove, T.V., DVD and video. A lovely dining room with mellow oak furniture. A quality fitted kitchen with pine dining table and chairs, cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer and automatic washer. An attractive double bedroom. A similar twin bedroom. A lovely bathroom with bath/shower over and W.C.

Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, power and an initial supply of fuel for the stove are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is a flowered filled front garden with seating and a secluded rear patio with furniture. Easy parking is on the quiet village street outside. Pets and smoking are not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.

Nearest pub - Winster 150yds. Nearest village shop - Winster 100 yds. Nearest supermarket - Matlock 3 miles.

Week bookings normally run from Saturday to Saturday. Short breaks are available throughout the year (excluding Xmas and New Year). The minimum short break price is for three nights.

Location description from owner

The England region

Derbyshire is in the centre of the country and a brilliant place for a countryside holiday with its beautiful landscape that inspired Britain's first National Park. The scenery is fantastic with picturesque villages, sparkling rivers in lovely valleys and high moorland areas where you will feel 'on top of the world'. The views over wave after wave of Peak District hills are just incredible !

Walkers will find lots of lovely walks. The trails out across the 'Peaks' are great for cycling. There is super heritage with numerous stately homes to explore. And numerous holiday attractions can be found in and around the 'Peak' as well as great days out at nearby Alton Towers or Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest .

On less strenuous days you might fancy at bit of shopping. The big shopping centres of Derby, Sheffield, Nottingham and Manchester are easy to get to. Local towns like Ashbourne, Bakewell and Buxton have lots of individual country town shops. Take home a bargain from one of the many factory outlets.

When you are out and about remember that there are many classy restaurants in the county. Country pubs serving super food and real ale abound. You might just fancy a picnic from one of the little deli's - every town has got one. There is also a lot to be said for a super evening takeaway in the cottage. Food and drink to suit every taste and budget !

Finally lets mention a few local secrets. Derbyshire's famous well dressings must be seen. Ashbourne's Royal Shrovetide Football is amazing. Majestic Chatsworth House is the star of all the stately homes. Carsington Water's wild water sports are a must. Bakewell's famous Monday market is well worth a visit. Matlock Bath's 'little Switzerland' gorge and Heights of Abraham cable cars can be heart stopping! Buxton's Opera House and the echo in the Devonshire Dome are incredible.But the best thing of all about Derbyshire is that it is a fairly small place and everything is very accessible. There is something within easy reach to fill every day of your holiday ! Please give us a call if you are still stuck for ideas. Hope you come back next year to finish the experience !!

Winster

There is an incredible variety of things to do and see in Derbyshire and the Peak District to fill every day of your holiday .People who love heritage will be enthralled by the Derwent Valley World Heritage Corridor and the numerous stately homes such as Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall and the time capsule of Calke Abbey. Walks by the old Cromford and Whaley Bridge Canals are great and a visit to Creswell Crags is a must.

There are lovely walks all over the county but try climbing Mam Torr as the para-gliders float by, explore the Derwent 'Dambuster' Dams, start the Pennine Way in wild Edale, wander down peaceful Dove Dale, Manifold Dale, Monsal Dale or Lathkill Dale. And don't forget the breathtaking views from Calver Edge!

Holiday attractions abound with Carsington Water, the Peak, Midland and Ecclesbourne steam railways, the Heights of Abraham cable cars, Castleton's Blue John Caverns, the National Tramway Museum, the Chestnut Owl and Otter Sanctuary and even nearby Alton Towers and Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest.For active days out it's got to be the water sports at Carsington, cycling along the High Peak and other trails, climbing the cliffs or canoeing the river in Matlock Bath, fishing the numerous rivers, playing a round of golf at one of the lovely courses, gliding at Gt. Hucklow or even go-carting in Buxton or Chesterfield.

Special events happen throughout the year so there is always something exciting happening. Matlock's Boxing Day raft race is an amazing spectacle. Royal Shrovetide Football in Ashbourne is an incredible event. All the famous village well dressings are beautiful. Buxton's opera season is superb. Chatsworth's Country Fair draws crowds from far and wide. Bonsall's hen racing is unique and Fenny Bentley's toe wrestling is bizarre. The list goes on and on!

If you fancy a night out there are night clubs in Chesterfield and Derby, theatres in Buxton, Chesterfield and Derby, multi-plex cinemas in Chesterfield and Derby and lovely little local cinemas in Belper and WIrksworth. But most people will just like to try one of the numerous restaurants and pubs catering for every taste and budget.Our favourite restaurants include the Devonshire Arms in Beeley, Stones' little riverside bistro in Matlock, Simply Thai in Buxton, Fellicinis' Italian in Bakewell, Le Mistral in Wirksworth, Rowley's bistro in Baslow, the Plough in Brackenfield and, for a very special occasion, fine dining at Hassop Hall. Don't forget to have a Bakewell Pudding before you leave!!

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Key Info

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Private garden
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Sylvia Stimson (Property Manager Derbyshire Country Cottages)
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
12 Jul 2016
Years listed:
2
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Sep 2013. Located in Peak District National Park, it has 5 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £345 to £534.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 12 Jul 2016.

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“Cosy, pretty cottage in perfect location to explore the Peak District”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2015

We had a very enjoyable short break at Doe Lea cottage in Winster. The cottage is really pretty and was a perfect base for us. It is very well equipped and nicely furnished and spacious for a family of four. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and we enjoyed using the selection of board games, toys and books. We enjoyed making the log fire in the evenings - very cosy! The village of Winster is very picturesque and enjoyed walks round the village - discovering the play areas and local pub for a nice evening meal. The house is on the main road through the village but not noisy and we could park our car a 30 sec walk away where road a bit wider for parking. Great location for exploring the Peak District and we hope to be back! No wifi & v limited phone reception

“Just wonderful”

Reviewed 5 Aug 2015

A delightful cottage in a beautiful area. It could not of done its job better . The village has a great shop that has everything you could need. The Bowling Green is a good boozer with food as is the Miners Standard. Scenery and walking is second to none . Just fab !!

“Lovely cottage in heart of beautiful village”

Reviewed 4 Aug 2015

We stayed for 5 days in this pretty, original stone cottage located in the centre of Winster, in our view definately one of the most scenic villages in the Peak District. There was a lovely welcome basket on arrival and the kids loved the toys which were in their bedroom. The cottage had lots of character and there was ample space in both bedrooms. Parking was just down the street. Thoroughly recommend it.

“Delightful cottage in unspoilt village”

Reviewed 26 Jul 2015

Doe Lea is a characterful old cottage with modern amenities. The owners had thought of everything we could possibly need for our stay. There were many thoughtful touches like walking maps, guides and a folder full of useful information about the surrounding area. It was very spacious for 2 of us with a comfortable lounge and a well equipped kitchen. Our only criticism would be that the mattress could have been more comfortable. The village of Winster is an excellent base from which to explore the White Peaks and has the benefit of a well stocked community shop and 2 pubs to provide for all our needs. There is no wi- fi and only intermittent mobile phone coverage at the cottage, which we found to be a positive bonus, but the shop is connected if you can't manage without access to the Internet. We loved it and would go again.

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