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Self-Catering Winster

Holly Cottage in Winster, Derbyshire

From: €498 weekly Guests 6 Rooms 3 Bathroom 1

Holly Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
Holly Cottage is a lovely, chocolate box cottage in the centre of the beautiful conservation village of Winster, near Bakewell, and can sleep five people. There is a king-size double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a single bedroom and a sitting room with a woodburning stove. Outside there is off road parking for one car, with additional roadside parking for two cars on a first come, first served basis and a terraced garden with lawned area, patio and furniture. Holly Cottage is a lovely base for your family holiday.

With an impressive 17th century market house at its centre, the conservation village of Winster is situated within the Peak District National Park. This extremely pretty location is mostly composed of three main streets - Main Street, East Bank and West Bank boasting imposing 18th Century farm houses, nearly all of which are at least three storeys tall. Off the main street visitors can find the slightly less grand though equally fascinating 'ginnels', or alleyways. The village still holds a number of traditional events throughout the year, such as a pancake race every Shrove Tuesday and the annual Wakes festivities which take place in June, as well as events hosted by the local Morris dancers. The village boasts plenty of essential amenities too - a post office/gift shop, a well stocked grocer's shop and two pubs both serving food and local traditional beers.

The ultimate in "year-round" appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fishing
  • Fishing available
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

Miss Wild
September 2020
Absolutely beautiful cottage, fairy tale standard when you first walk in to it! , with everything you need to get away from busy life and just enjoy the countryside, miners pub was brilliant, welcoming and the food was outstanding, the garden was well maintained and the dogs loved having a secure area to explore, the bike shed was a god send as my partner rides a trike so was big enough for him to store it with out having to dismantle!, excellent communication from jo the owner prior to the holiday start, the only negative I can say was the beds and pillows were hard and very unforgiving as far as comfort goes, advice to anyone over 5ft 6, remember to duck going through the doorways upstairs as you will bang your head!
Miss Wild, September 2020
July 2020
Great cottage in a lovely location.. The parking area is tight, so if you have a 4 x 4, there isn't really space for a second car.. Not a big deal though as plenty of other parking up the road. Such a lovely view of the village from the cottage front door : ) Local people were very friendly and welcoming, especially the lovely ladies at the village shop that literally sells EVERYTHING you can think of! Also highly recommend The Bowling Green pub - again, such nice friendly people and brilliant food at very reasonable prices. They're currently only doing takeaways due to the pandemic, but it's very well organised. We would love to go back - a really relaxing few days away : )
Mrs Taylor, July 2020
October 2019
The cottage was an absolute home from home, loved it! Warm, cosy, well equipped. The soft furnishings in every room so complemented the adorable cottage. The beds were very comfortable, the log fire for an autumn evening was lovely. The only minus was the downstairs toilet for those trips in the night, but everything else was so perfect a very small minus. Winster is a beautiful village the shop very well stocked and friendly. Well located for Matlock Bath and Bakewell plus many more places that we never had time to visit as we were only there for a weekend. Would highly recommend. The Litscher Family ( Mum, Son, Daughter, their partners and Charlie the dog)
Miss Litscher, October 2019
September 2019
Lovely cottage, clean and well presented, and with comfortable beds.. It's clean and modern, but has kept the character of an old Derbyshire cottage - including some sloping floors. Do note the comments about the steps outside - this is Derbyshire, and this bit of Winster is very steep ! But the views across the valley are great when the weather is clear. Definitely a cottage to be recommended.
Mr Hobson, September 2019
September 2019
Lovely and clean everything you need beautiful village
Mrs West, September 2019
August 2019
We had a fantastic week in Holly Cottage.. It really has everything! Beautiful period features complemented by contemporary soft furnishings. Amazing views from the cottage garden. Also spotlessly clean! Importantly it's in an ideal position to visit the whole of the Peak District. The cottage owner was very welcoming and helpful. We will be recommending it to family and friends as the perfect place to stay.
Mrs Moss, August 2019
July 2019
We were surprised to find how roomy is Holly Cottage, with a large lounge and dining room and bedrooms arranged around an open landing from the kitchen which increased the feeling of space.. The cottage’s location is characterful and superb, with a great vista down into the village from the front of the house and stunning views from the terraced back garden.The facilities were good, the atmosphere relaxed and comfortable and the house information very detailed - we took advantage of the fantastic walks direct from the house, which were great for the dog. Winster itself is a very attractive village, with a great shop and two friendly pubs. The only drawback is that the pub closest to the cottage doesn’t open on Monday and Tuesday and only serves food Thursday to Sunday lunchtime. But it is a small, quiet and peaceful village so I guess it just doesn’t make economic sense to open every day. Having said that, we went for a drink on Wednesday evening and they were offering free nibbles of sausage rolls, chips and garlic bread - which you certainly won’t find in many pubs! We had a great stay and would thoroughly recommend this cottage.
Mr Mackerell, July 2019
July 2019
Lovely area my wife and I had a good holiday our 2 dogs enjoyed the garden but the steps were a little on the high side
Mr Cox, July 2019r
June 2019
Lovely comfortable cottage ideally located near to shop and pubs.. The owner, Jo, was very friendly and helpful
Mrs Thomas
March 2019
Water leaking into downstairs lobby in two places and collecting in puddle on floor when raining.. Had to put shoes on to go to bathroom. Water running down inside of twin bedded room along the length of chimney breast wall and making a soggy mess of the fireplace carpet. Small twin bedded room - needs new mattresses. Thankfully we didn't need to use both beds. After two nights of drawing lots to see who would sleep there we solved the problem by putting the spare duvet and throws on top of the mattress. Such a shame because this beautiful cottage is ideally situated. In saying all of the above we had a lovely break. Good walking and good pub grub. Could only recommend the cottage in a dry summer. Met expectations initially.
Ms Stones, June 2019
March 2019
As mentioned in the brochure parking is limited/restricted outside the property, but there is private parking for up to 3 cars at the top of the property, and alternative parking nearby, up the hill.. The brochure did mention that there was only one combined toilet/bathroom, however sharing a toilet/bathroom is inconvenient/awkward when 6 people are occupying the property. It would help if there was a toilet separate to the bathroom when 6 people are in residence. The front door (a barn door with a separate upper and lower opening) was double-bolted (above and below) when we arrived on the Friday, which meant we could only access the property through the rear entrance; we then had to unlock the front door from the inside. It is advisable to warn guests about the low ceiling/step between the kitchen and the dining area. One of our guests banged his head twice when carrying utensils/food from the kitchen up to the dining table.
Mr Walker, March 2019
March 2019
Lovely cottage in a lovely village.. I loved the combination of old original features in the cottage and new modern touches with the soft furnishings. Wood burner in lounge was very cosy in the evenings. Perfect location for country walks with or without your dog. Local pub and village shop 5 minute walk away. Will definitely book Holly Cottage again.
Mrs Gregory
February 2019
Holly Cottage was a fantastic place to stay for the long weekend as it was comfortable, cozy, well equipped and we all enjoyed the walks that were just 5 minutes away from the door.. The village is great as it has all the things you need for a successful adventure somewhere other than home.
Mr Cowen
October 2018
Beautiful comfortable cottage in a stunning village with fantastic walks from the doorstep..
Mr Chapman
September 2018
Holly Cottage was charming, with a well kept garden.. Parking was ideal, we fitted three cars into it. The location was ideal with wonderful views due to its proximity in the village, very handy for the Old Bowling Green pub, which serves good food and a very good pint of Guinness. Good walking from the cottage with Matlock and Bakewell a short drive away.
Mr Wallbridge
September 2018
Winster is a small historic village mainly consisting of very old stone cottages full of character and interest.. There is a local shop which has a very good stock of food etc and is only 2 mins walk from cottage.For larger shops Matlock is only a few miles away. You are surrounded by beautiful countryside with a spectacular view from front of property There are many good walks direct from the cottage,ideal for dog walkers. My son- in- law is a very keen cyclist and loved the area because of its very steep hills! Ideally situated for day trips to places such as Matlock,Bakewell,Buxton,Chatsworth House etc.
Mr Kendall
July 2018
Steep steps in garden.. Not easy for anybody with balance problems. Other than that very good facilities.
Mr Kendall, July 2018
June 2018
Very nice property in a delightful village, with an excellent local shop, and a pub which serves good meals, but not every day, so check beforehand.. The car-parking area is up a steep hill and round the corner (this IS the Peak District, after all!) but you can then walk downhill through the long pretty back garden to enter by the back door (mind your head!). The front step is the perfect spot for your morning coffee on a fine day, as it looks down (maybe 200 yards) towards the not-so-busy main street through the village, but it also has quite outstanding views across the valley. The property has fridge, microwave, oven etc, and all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans you might need. There’s a large dining-room, and a very large lounge with tv, dvd player and a good selection of dvds from children’s to action movies. The surrounding area is very scenic, and it’s not far to Bakewell northwards or Matlock southwards, both interesting towns with pubs, restaurants, and shops. In short, an excellent spot for a holiday.
Ms Burgess
March 2018
This was our second visit to Holly Cottage.. It was lovely, warm and cosy just as we remembered. Despite snow and rain we were able to miss the worst of it and enjoy lovely walks at Mam Tor, the canal at Cromford, the Monsal Trail and Hardwick Hall. A great Easter holiday - already looking forward to next year!
Mrs Ackroyd
February 2018
A wonderful stay in this chocolate box cottage.. As we drove up through Winster village, which is steeped in history, we saw Holly Cottage up ahead. This is a truly delightful cottage with tasteful decor, original character features and all of the comforts (and practicalities) of home. Jo provides an excellent welcome pack, full of useful local information. The cottage is well equipped and immaculately clean. The beds were really comfortable and all of the towels and linen were of good quality. Holly Cottage is clearly loved and looked after! We had a lovely meal in the Bowling Green pub, a mere stones throw from the cottage. There's plenty to see and do and we visited Bakewell and Matlock Bath on our whistle-stop tour of Derbyshire. The scenery is stunning, as is the architecture (both of Winster village and further afield). The local village store is really well stocked and run by volunteers, who were friendly and helpful. We strolled down the road for firewood and supplies and had a lovely chat with a local chap about his Land Rover. It's clearly a lovely community in a sleepy, (very) old village. We highly recommend this charming cottage either as a cosy retreat or a base for your holiday. Our only disappointment was that in late February, with the Beast from the East heading inland, we were unable to enjoy the fabulous garden to the rear of the property. That's definitely a summer sport! Thanks again to Jo and family, we had a fabulous time in your beautiful cottage. Caroline and Tim, Haworth, West Yorkshire.
Mrs Newson
February 2018
Absolutely loved it! The cottage was everything you could have asked for and more. The owners have gone above and beyond to ensure you have everything for a great stay. The location is fantastic also, it was like something off a postcard. Really, really impressed and would highly recommend!
Mr Dean
November 2017
Lovely cottage in really lovely village.. Ideal for walking from as a base location. Cottage really clean and warm. Lots of room upstairs but kitchen would be a squeeze for more than two adults really. Having access to a garden was great however the steps up to it are a bit steep so worth knowing this in advance. Overall a lovely cottage which has been done up well
Mrs Cooper
August 2017
Holly Cottage was lovely.. It was furnished to a high standard and very tastefully. All the bedrooms were of a good size. A pretty garden that was a sun trap. Parking for 3 cars. We bought a BBQ as there wasn't one. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Ms Burgess
April 2017
A lovely warm, comfortable and well appointed cottage.. Very well located for exploring the Dales and Peak District. Great to have a pub and well stocked village shop a stones throw away. So wished we could have stayed longer!
Ms Burgess, April 2017
September 2016
The cottage was perfect for us (six adults and dog! ). Some great walks around the area and lovely pubs in the village. The owners were fantastic to deal with and left us lots of information in the welcome pack. Highly recommended!
Mrs Spires
June 2016
A beautifully renovated cottage in an excellent location. A real home from home!
Mr Clapp
June 2016
On arrival the Cottage was warm, clean and just what we were expecting. The village of Winster where the cottage is located was perfect.
Mrs Kennedy, September 2016
June 2016
A beautifully renovated cottage in an excellent location.. A real home from home!
Mrs Spires, June 2016
May 2016
On arrival the Cottage was warm, clean and just what we were expecting.. The village of Winster where the cottage is located was perfect.
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