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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine


About the property

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:
4 May, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our second stay here, even better than the first! Loved the Monsal trail (hire bikes from Hassop station). Thanks for a lovely stay! The Bradburys

We have had a great time here, so much to do- got to come again...cottage is lovely, Winster great, loved both pubs and played 'you take the high road, I take the low road on the way back from the miners standard. Will definitely return! The Hunts

We've had a really lovely time at East Bank Cottage. It's a very comfortable cottage in a beautiful village. There is so much to do here, it's a great area and we'll definitely come back to explore some more soon. The Gillmans

What a perfect cottage in a beautiful setting. Just the break we all needed. Loads to do and lots to see. Thank you for sharing it with us. The Hicks family.
Mar 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Winster in Winster

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with W.C, full size bath and shower over. Towels and bath mats provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • 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.


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Escape To East Bank Cottage In The Idyllic Village Of Winster, Peak District
average rating of 4.1875 based on 17 reviews
Ballina, Co.Tipperary

Gorgeous Cottage Central to a Peak District Holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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Nice property in great location

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Really let down by inside decor and cleanliness

  • 2 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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.
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  • 5 of 5

beds so comfy

  • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great little cottage

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming but basic

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Manchester Airport and East Midlands Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Old Bowling Green
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Old Bowling Green
Car: recommended


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.


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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £100

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.