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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
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

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 Derbyshire Dales

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. NEW FOR 2015 - 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 4.3333335 based on 10 reviews

Great property, lovely place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely old cottage to stay in and everything you could need has been provided. Lovely old village and the pub food was good too. Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at East Bank Cottage. The village was lovely and very friendly and, of course, the surrounding area was great for exploring.

Sadly, the week we chose was not the best of weather but this did not stop us enjoying exploring beautiful Derbyshire. Whatever the weather threw at us, we knew we had a lovely, comfortable cottage to come back to where we could relax indoors if we chose, rather than going out again for the evening.

Everything we needed was at hand in the cottage, the bedrooms were comfy, the lounge was lovely for relaxing and I especially enjoyed getting up early to read my book sitting by the window with a beautiful view down East Bank and into the distance.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely bank holiday weekend

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just as described and had everything you could want.

Linda was extremely helpful and answered any communication quickly and efficiently

The cottage was spotless

The bowling green pub just down the road served great food and very welcoming pity it doesn't open everyday

Everyone in the village was very friendly

Thanks for letting us rent your cottage

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dog friendly, cosy, miniature perfection.

  • 5 of 5

The cottages on the bank in Winster are quite the cutest jumble of cottages I've come across. Originally lead miners cottages they sit on the hill barely separated by little pathways and steps and secret passages, a delight to explore!

East Bank Cottage is modestly furnished and a perfect base to discover the huge amount on offer in the area. The brand new kitchen has everything you would want and the huge bathroom feels palatial! We slept well in the comfy beds. Linda had thoughtfully left kindling, fire lighters and coal, which made for a welcome cosy fire after wet walks!

Excellent well stocked community shop and post office two minute walk down the hill, and pub serving homemade good pub food even closer. We had a really good steak and a curry.

Couldn't fault this little place.

Just note that these cottages weren't built with parking in mind and have vernacular characteristics such as steep narrow stairs.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Weekend stay

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is based in the quaint village of Winster and there are numerous scenic walks nearby. The cottage is very spacious and very clean. It is lovely and quiet. There are great views from the window. A pub, The Bowling Green Inn, is just a few minutes walk down the hill and serves delicious food and is value for money. There is also a well stocked village shop and post office. Ideal cottage for a weekend break.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Family get together

  • 4 of 5

3 adults and a pug arrived on Thursday, joined by 2 more adults on Sunday. Plenty of beds to go around with 3 sharing a room on the last night, but no complaints. Well equipped kitchen and spotlessly clean. Had great weather over the bank holiday so the garden came in useful for barbecues and enjoying the view from the decking area. Would definitely give 5 stars if it wasn't for the lack of parking, we did manage to park on the Main Street but it was a very busy weekend. Great walking area and can recommend Chinese takeaway in Matlock.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • 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

Prices for this holiday cottage in Winster, Derbyshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
8 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
4 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 6
21 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 7
6 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 13
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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.