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Escape To East Bank Cottage In The Idyllic Village Of Winster, Peak District

Winster, Matlock, Derbyshire, UK
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 - 3 nights

Cottage in Winster, Peak District, Derbyshire Dales, England - Peaceful Location In Centre Of Village, Beautiful Views Over The Countryside, Footpaths On Doorstep

Beautifully renovated 1850s detached stone cottage, one minute walk to the local pub, countryside views from the garden, easily accessible to footpaths and cycle routes. Sleeps 4/5. We love staying in our cottage in Winster as it is such a relaxing place to be. We have furnished it to be comfortable and inviting. We also welcome well behaved pets - no extra charge. There is so much to do in this area - Chatsworth, Bakewell, Matlock - Heights of Abraham etc, before you even start exploring the exciting countryside around - the White Peak (where Winster is) and the easily accessible Dark Peak. We have enjoyed numerous country walks and cycles - particularly along the fabulous off-road cycle trails that Derbyshire has to offer - the Peak Trail and Tissington Trail are very near to Winster. It is also only 45 minutes drive to Alton Towers so easily accessible for a day out!


Linda Moon

Member Since 2014
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Linda Moon

We are Linda and David and have two children and a mad English Springer spaniel called Sally. We have owned East Bank Cottage since 2010 and have had many enjoyable stays here.

Linda Moon purchased this Cottage in 2010

Why Linda Moon chose Winster

Beautiful area, good central location. The village of Winster sold itself to us when we visited! It has a lovely feeling about it and is very friendly with great amenities such as the village shop and pubs. Great location for enjoying outdoor pursuits - walking, cycling, rock climbing etc but also plenty of interesting places to visit: Heights of Abraham, Chatsworth, Crich tramway museum, Blue John Caves. We have also enjoyed joining in the village activities: pancake race day, Winster wakes (annual carnival), secret gardens.

What makes this Cottage unique

We find the village of Winster very welcoming and enjoy our stays here, whether it is a relaxing short stroll from the house, a more challenging hill walk, cycling the numerous off-road cycle tracks which are great for the children or enjoying the good fare in the Old Bowling Green. There are plenty of activities/places to visit which we have enjoyed such as Crich tramway museum where we love riding the old trams, Chatsworth, cable cars upto the Heights of Abraham or a day out for the kids at Gullivers Land.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        3 twin/ single
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is double aspect with views over the village and out across the valley to Birchover. Wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds with the option of a third full size single or cot; wardrobe, drawers.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom with W.C, full size bath and shower over. Towels and bath mats provided.

      Location Type

        • Rural
        • Village


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      All bed linen and towels are provided
                    • Fireplace
                      Open fireplaces in the lounge and dining room
                    • Heating
                      Gas fired central heating
                    • Internet
                      Free wi-fi
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Living Room
                      The dining room has an open fire, round table with chairs and two armchairs for relaxing by the fire. Selection of games and books provided. The lounge has a three seater settee and two armchairs with a lovely open fire, TV, DVD and play station.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels provided
                    • Tumble Dryer
                      There is a washer dryer provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      There is a washer dryer provided.
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Dishes and cooking utensils provided
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                          The newly fitted kitchen has a gas cooker, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle and has seating for two at the breakfast bar. Fully equipped with utensils, pans, dishes etc.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Dining room with table and chairs plus open fireplace and 2 armchairs
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  There is a selection of books and plenty of information about the surrounding area including maps, walking and cycling guides.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  There are a few games in the cupboard in the dining room.
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                  A few children's toys are provided.
                                • Video Games
                                  Playstation 2 and a selection of games is provided.
                                • Video Library
                                  Selection of DVDs provided


                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      There is a small lawned area surrounded by traditional stone walls. The decking has table and chairs with lovely views of the surrounding area.


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • caves
                                            • churches
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis


                                                            • Notes on accommodation: Smoking is not permitted in this property. Well behaved pets are allowed but are not permitted upstairs or on the furniture. There is no extra charge for pets. FREE WiFi Outside: There is a small lawned area surrounded by traditional stone walls. The decking has table and chairs with lovely views of the surrounding area. Utility Room: There is no utility room but an iron and ironing board are in the kitchen and the vacuum cleaner is in the cupboard in the dining room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided. The cottage is thoroughly, professionally cleaned on every change over.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              16 Reviews

                                                              Very Good4.2/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Gorgeous Cottage Central to a Peak District Holiday

                                                              CathiBallina, Co.Tipperary

                                                              Charming cottage in the beautiful village of Winster, central to exploring the Peak District (and Alton Towers for the kids). Great restaurant just down the hill from the cottage open Thursday - Sunday.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your lovely review and so glad you had a good stay and enjoyed the Peak District and surrounding areas. Hope to welcome you again. Linda

                                                              Nice property in great location

                                                              John W.Worthing

                                                              Cosy cottage, well equipped and stones through from nearest pub !

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay!

                                                              Really let down by inside decor and cleanliness


                                                              Whole cottage decor is tired and in need of refreshing. Several damp patches upstairs which produced a musty smell. Stair carpet very worn on risers giving a scruffy look. Some basic kitchen implements missing - food tongs for use with grill, sharp knives (small and large for chopping and carving). Some crockery with chips in it. Found old food in one cupboard - stale mince pie, wizened apple and open pack of soggy snacks. Some parts of cottage were clean others not so. Good heating system with lots of hot water and cottage looks nice from outside.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your review. I'm glad you found the heating system good with lots of hot water.

                                                              I was very shocked about the comments on the old food and cleaning plus missing items and am very sorry about that. As a result of this we have now changed to a new cleaning company.

                                                              We have also undergone a refurbishment since your stay with new kitchen items and decor.


                                                              Janet G.

                                                              beds so comfy

                                                              Great little cottage

                                                              Tom B.

                                                              Very well laid out little cottage. Nice bathroom. Good sized kitchen. Efficient heating system. My only complaint was that the duvets were thin and small and there seemed to be no blankets (apart from some throws downstairs) to compensate. A small investment in some better quality duvets and maybe some bedspreads or blankets too would help. I am quite tall and my feet stuck of the end. The kids said they were a bit cold too. Otherwise a great place to stay in a very nice village.

                                                              Charming but basic

                                                              Samantha S.

                                                              Charming cottage in a lovely village. Smaller than expected though and quite basic.


                                                              Winster, Matlock, Derbyshire, UK

                                                              Travel: The nearest airports are Manchester (70 minutes) and East Midlands (60 minutes). There are nearby train stations in Matlock and Cromford - it is a short taxi ride to the cottage. Distances: Matlock - 6 miles Bakewell - 6 miles Cromford - 6 miles Alton Towers - 26 miles Further Details: The village shop is well stocked and open daily. There is a Sainsbury's supermarket in Matlock. The village has two pubs which both serve food and there are many pubs in surrounding villages plus restaurants in Matlock and Bakewell. There are also several takeaways that will deliver to the village.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Damage Deposit

                                                              Booking Notes: £100 booking deposit required at time of booking; full payment one month prior to arrival. If booked less than one month before holiday then full payment required. Changeover Day: Minimum stay 2 or 3 nights (dependent on time of year); changeover day flexible. Security Bond: £100 security bond to be paid along with the balance. This will be refunded within 1 week of the end of your holiday.

                                                              16 Reviews
                                                              Very Good 4.2/5
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