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Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking


About the property


This unique property, nestled in the Dane Valley, is a 1750's stone cottage with breathtaking views over the river to the wooded escarpment beyond. To the back of the cottage and accessed via steps is a delightful south facing private garden which adjoins farmland, perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine or a pint of the fabulous Wincle beer.

Previously renovated by keen walkers for use as a weekend retreat, the accommodation is presented to a very high standard and extends over three floors. A charming Kitchen/Dining room with beamed ceiling, contemporary units and an oil fired Rayburn forms the ground floor. The first floor has a lovely Lounge with a cast iron log burner as its focal point and completing the layout is a pretty double Bedroom adjoined by a quirky en-suite bathroom. Every room enjoys a fabulous outlook over the valley.

The Ship Inn, moments away, is a truly excellent pub, extremely popular locally and a wonderful, comfortable, friendly place to while away an evening. There is a well established microbrewery and a fishery in the village which are both open to the public if you fancy having a pint and catching a trout for your dinner. As well as being a walkers paradise, this area has an abundance of National Trust properties to explore. For those who fancy a little bit of a pamper, the Mill Wheel Spa, just 8 miles away, provides a unique, relaxing experience which should not be missed. Despite the rural splendour, this part of the Peak District National Park is within comfortable driving distance of Leek and other centres such as Macclesfield ,Buxton and Congleton which offer a varied range of facilities and exploring opportunities. This is a truly beautiful place for individuals or couples. Come to walk, relax, unwind or use the cottage as a base to explore. This is a lovely romantic setting , fabulous for a birthday or an anniversary surprise for someone special. Please make sure you read the "other things to note section" before you book particularly if you have mobility problems.

Hope to see you soon. Hilary

Other things to note:

This is a small property, arranged over 3 floors with two internal steep flights of stairs (with restricted head height) accessed by steps with another steep flight leading to the garden. If you have mobility issues or are particularly tall this accommodation is probably not for you but, have a look at Dane Cottage Congleton, which is a beautiful, single storey property with vaulted ceilings set in stunning gardens overlooking its own fishing pool and only 20 minutes away.

Due to restricted space, the bath (with hand held mixer shower head) is accessed by climbing over the shortest end.

The Rayburn is turned off during the summer months, cooking during this period is by Microwave/oven/grill/steamer combi and induction hotplate and the water is heated with an immersion heater.

The nearest village shop is about 4 miles away and supermarket 6 miles so bring supplies with you.

Residents parking is available on the road.

More Details

Hilary Jones
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Hilary Jones

We have been letting out the annex to our own home since May 2014. It has been a fantastic experience and we have enjoyed hosting guests from all over the world. What started out as a bit of fun has now become a small business(Dane Cottage Holidays) and amazingly we were able to purchase our second property, Dane Cottage, Wincle in January 2016.

As hosts, we provide: good quality accommodation, great settings, reasonable prices and add a few extras to make you smile. We love what we do and above all we want you to have a good time when you stay with us.

Hilary Jones purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Hilary Jones chose Macclesfield

From the moment I walked through the cottage door I just knew I had found what I was looking for, this was a real pull on the heart strings!

Take a fabulous country setting, surround it with amazing places to visit add a great country pub, and mix in a bit of holiday magic , that is what you get when you book this fabulous place.

What makes this cottage unique

Wincle feels like a slice of "Old England" it is a place to relax, unwind and just enjoy the countryside. Go for lots of walks, forget about work for a while and enjoy the good things in life.

Guest need to be aware that there are some incredibly good pubs in the area! Happy Days!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Macclesfield in Wincle

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath with shower mixer attachement
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Double bed
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking


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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Very comfortable and every care taken to make sure we had a great stay

  • 5 of 5

Property was in excellent condition, spotless and very comfortable. The location is lovely with beautiful peaceful walks and some great local friendly pubs.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and beautifully presented

  • 5 of 5

We loved our weeks stay in Wincle. The cottage was warm and cosy despite some fierce wintry conditions and being just a few hundred metres from the wonderful Ship Inn ( great food, beer and atmosphere) was an extra bonus.

We had a couple of lovely spring days and would highly recommend the walk from the cottage along the river Dane to Gradbach and back over the tops via the hanging stone. There were many other walks we would like to explore and look forward to future visits.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Omg it was so charming

  • 5 of 5

Loved this cottage. Pictures don't do it justice. Fully stocked and had 2 cozy nights in with the fire roaring. Amazing pub with great food. Will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cosy place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed out stay. The cottage is beautifully presented and everything we needed was provided. The area is perfect for a walking break as there are lots of routes right on the door step and the scenery is breath-taking. We also had a lovely meal at the Ship Inn just along the road.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stoke on trent

Wonderful Christmas break!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a beautiful cottage with beautiful surroundings, we only live around 20 miles away but we could of been anywhere! Spending Christmas day here was amazing, the ship inn for dinner was lovely! A perfect break, we would love to go back one day! Thank you to Hillary for your wonderful hospitality, we couldn't of asked for more!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace in a perfect little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay in Dane Cottage in Wincle. The cottage is very well equipped and in very good condition. The accommodation is over 3 stories with quite steep steps both in the cottage and accessing the cottage so would not be suitable for anyone with mobility problems, but it was no problem for us. The area is very quiet, practically no road noise. The nearby Ship Inn was very good for food with excellent service. The decor in the cottage can not be faulted. Didn't have the aga on as it was probably not cold enough so we could not use that for cooking, but there was a very good combination microwave and oven and also excellent separate hob. Good wifi and free sat for TV, but no mobile phone signal. No shower just a bath and have to be careful how much hot water you use as tank is small , but again this was no problem. If you want to get away from it all and explore the Peak District this is the place for you to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Manchester Airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
The Ship Inn
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
M6 - Junction 17
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
The Ship Inn
Car: recommended

The cottage is located within the Peak District National Park


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.