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Aunt Jane's Family Cottage in Winster, Derbyshire

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sleeps 3
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Aunt Jane's Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Situated on the owner's working sheep and cattle farm, close to the village of Winster, is this charming semi-detached barn conversion. Skilfully renovated, this property offers many period features such as beautiful old cruck beams, and combines them with modern facilities to create a holiday home of real character and style. The cottage also comes with stunning, panoramic views of the rolling countryside and a spacious patio area - the ideal spot for an afternoon spent relaxing in the sun. The property is well situated to take advantage of local amenities such as those within the towns of Bakewell, Matlock and Ashbourne.

Situated within the Peak District National Park is the conservation village of Winster - an extremely pretty place with a charming 17th Century market house at its centre. With a variety of other imposing 18th Century houses within the settlement - nearly all of which are three-storeys high - this is an incredibly elegant town. Just off this stylish main street, however, are a number of endearing little alleyways known locally as 'ginnels', which provide the village with a very charming atmosphere. Most famous for its Morris dancers, June Wakes festivities and its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake race, this is a fascinating place to visit to enjoy a number of past traditions. There is a well-stocked grocers within the village as well as a post office and gift shop and two good pubs which serve food and local 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.

Oil central heating. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, shared use of washing machine & tumble dryer in external utility room, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, small library of books/games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Bike storage. Enclosed garden with patio area, garden furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 1.5 miles. Note: This property is situated on a working beef/sheep farm.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm

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Mrs Poiner
January 2015
The cottage was very warm and cosy.
Mrs Branton
March 2015
This was a lovely cosy cottage, very snug and warm. The bed was very comfortable. Had lovely owners, made you feel very welcome.
Mr Thomas
April 2015
It was over 40 years since we last visited this farm house and we were overwhelmed at the changes. Our cottage was not only was superb, but the welcome by the owners was great. Hopefully we will return again soon.
Mrs Armstrong
May 2015
A very comfortable cottage which was well equipped. The cottage was well placed to get to local attractions and the owners were very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Skinner
October 2015
The property was well looked after and spacious. The owners were welcoming and helpful.
Mrs Jamieson
March 2016
Liked the owners, the view, the place, just everything. We had the best holiday ever, which the owners made even more special by letting our four year old help feed the cattle. I cannot tell you how happy this made her. What super lovely people.
Miss Skinner
April 2016
The cottage seems as though it is in the middle of nowhere but it's actually in the middle of everywhere and makes a great base. The cottage was very well equipped, comfortable and warm.
Mr Street
June 2014
Genuinely the most welcoming people we have encountered on a holiday (cottage or otherwise). Very friendly, very kind to our young daughter, not intrusive but always took the time to talk to us, couldn't ask for more.
Mrs Van Mameren
August 2014
We loved the cottage! It is very clean, nice, very well equipped and the owners are very friendly. It is a great location for a visit to the Peak District.
Mr Maddocks
October 2014
A great base to walk and cycle from. The owners were exceptionally friendly and made us feel very welcome which all helped add to the enjoyment of staying at Aunt Jane's. The cottage was well-maintained and equipped.
Mrs Daly
October 2013
The house was immaculate, the owners friendly and helpful, the location very pretty.
Mrs Cook
May 2014
Aunt Jane's was such a tranquil place. It was just the holiday we needed. The owners couldn't do enough for us and nothing was too much trouble. I was even allowed to feed one of the calves.
Mr Smith
June 2013
The location was ideal between Ashbourne and Bakewell. As described the cottage was on a working farm, however this had no impact on us during our stay. A warm welcome from the owner and tea, coffee and biscuits awaiting us was an added bonus.
Mrs Nicholas
September 2013
We enjoyed the remote area, and the friendliness of the owner. It was relaxing, and an old cottage with all the modern facilities. It was not far to visit many interesting places and walks.
September 2013
We loved to location of the cottage, it was very cosy in a remote location, but still in easy reach of everything we wanted. The owners were fantastic and very welcoming. We have never stayed in a cottage where everything we needed was there for us to use.
Mr Sansom
November 2011
Delightful cottage in a pleasant rural situation. Many thoughtful touhes and a welcoming and helpful owner.
Mrs Palmer
February 2012
The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Particularly liked the contemporary decor. The hosts were very kind and made us feel extremely welcome.
Mrs Gueganno
July 2012
A very nice and cosy cottage and a very welcoming landlady. It really felt like home. A very beautiful and quiet area.
Mrs Shannon
April 2013
Very comfortable and relaxing, deep in the countryside. The owner was very friendly and we were given welcome gifts on arrival. Easy access to countryside walks. Peaceful and quiet.
Mrs Leonard
May 2013
A very well thought out and equipped cottage, helpful owner, good location.
Miss Sheail
October 2011
A lovely cottage, excellent for children - lots of toys, animals to see and a garden with ride on cars!
Mr Harrison
May 2011
The cottage was ideal for our needs in that we required a quiet location, good access to local areas and a clean/well equipped cottage to live in - the cottage met all our requirements.
Mrs Simpson
June 2011
Best cottage we have ever stayed in. Perfectly clean, comfortable bed, beautifully equipped kitchen. Wonderful owners, friendly, helpful but unobtrusive. Peaceful, rural, yet within easy reach of most places. Would recommend it unreservedly.
Mrs Blundell
July 2011
Very helpful and welcoming owner. Excellent location for visiting Chatsworth, Hardwick Hall etc and great hiking country.
Miss Howbridge
July 2011
The cottage was so peaceful when we arrived and it was lovely to be able to sit in the back garden looking over the wonderful country views. We enjoyed walking to Winster and across the fields from the cottage itself. It was also a very central location - Carsington Water and Dovedale were both very close.
Mrs Vogt
September 2011
We left Derbyshire 10 years ago and this was an excellent opportunity to revisit old haunts and meet up with old friends. The knowledge that each day we would return to a cosy, well equipped cottage was a bonus. The owners were friendly and welcoming. Altogether, a very enjoyable week.
Mrs Willins
November 2010
Aunt Jane's is a very comfortable, well equipped cottage in a great area for exploring the Peaks.
Mr Dymond
March 2011
The weather and the peacefulness of being in the glorious countryside of Derbyshire. The owners were most friendly and helpful. It was over too quick!
Mr Muscroft
August 2011
The location was restful and very central to all the tourist sites. The hosts are very friendly and helpful, we couldn't have wished for a better location.
Mrs Hughes
April 2011
Excellent farm location. Very friendly and helpful owner. Quiet rural location in a convenient position for Matlock and Bakewell.
Miss Parrington
August 2010
I found the property to be absolutely stunning and far and away exceeded my expectations in all ways. Everything was there including cafetiere and vegetable steamer - things that other landlords would not consider. The patio area was superb and the views stunning. Overall the property gets a ten out of ten. The owner of the property was extremely helpful but unobtrusive as well and nothing was too much trouble. I will without a doubt use this property again. It was a complete home from home (except for the cows!!).
Mr Smith
March 2010
Warm, comfortable and well furnished. Lovely hospitality without being intrusive.
Mrs Kemple
April 2010
Aunt Jane's is a brilliant place to stay. Homely, well equipped and the owner was nearby for any queries without her being intrusive. My daughter was able to see lambs and calves only a couple of hours old on the farm. Great location for exploring the Peak District.
Mr Brown
September 2010
Main bedroom very good. Easy access to lots of walking in Derbyshire. Cottage in middle of nowhere was very nice.
Mrs Taylor
August 2010
Loved the cottage and the farm. The owner was really friendly and the kitchen had everything you could possibly want.
Mrs Hunter
November 2010
Very friendly welcome. The cottage was of a very high standard and we had a really comfortable stay which was particularly important as we had a small baby. I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage.
Mr Mrs Thurtle
July 2010
The cottage was superb and its location was wonderful - we wanted countryside and we got it. There was so much to do and see but we could do it all at our own pace. The owner was friendly and very welcoming and very helpful about the area.
Mr Mrs Meissner
February 2010
The cottage is in a very quiet location in the country side. It was an ideal place to relax.
Mrs Ainsworth
November 2009
A lovely cottage that was well resourced.
Mr Kerry
October 2009
Quiet, remote and comfortable yet easy access to a wealth of history and geography.
Mrs Mason
September 2009
Situated in a prime location so many interesting things to do and see for all age groups. We wouldn't hesitate to book the cottage again.
Mr Smith
August 2009
The standard of the cottage and its facilities were excellent, the best we have ever stayed in. The owners were very friendly and we found the location central to everywhere we wanted to visit.
Mrs Bennett-Whitelock
September 2009
An excellent property with everything you could need. Lovely decoration and very clean.
Mrs Maycey
May 2009
The cottage was excellent and one of the best equipped we have found. There were newly born calves in the adjacent farm buildings.
Mrs Webb
May 2009
The location was peaceful and relaxing. The cottage was of a high standard, very comfortable, clean and well equipped. The owners were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. An overall excellent holiday.
Mrs Dunster
May 2009
A really well equipped, cosy cottage with a nice paved patio at the rear. The owners are very welcoming and friendly. Lots to do and see in the area.
Mr Collett
June 2009
Aunt Jane's was an ideal touring base and pretty much central to all the places we decided to visit. Nice to be able to return to such a homely place, after a busy day. Would highly recommend the property.
September 2016
Fabulous cottage, the best equipped I have ever rented. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Located in a very quiet hamlet, but only ten minutes from Matlock Bath, great for all the local attractions. Would recommend totally. Be prepared, though, very poor phone signal and intermittent wifi if you can't live without that sort of thing!
Mr Miller
January 2009
Clean, comfortable, modern cottage in a good location with nice hosts. They put up a Christmas tree for our stay, which was kind.
Mr Keeble
August 2009
Everything you need in a very clean and comfortable environment.
Mr Dodd
March 2009
We found the property to be of a very high standard and in a very peaceful location. We wish we could have stayed for longer. We would not hesitate to book again or recommend to friends and family.
August 2014
The owners of this property live on site and were really helpful yet not intrusive. The rural setting is perfect.
February 2012
My Sister & I have just returned from 'Aunt Janes' Cottage. We had a 3 night stay, the snow fell heavily on the day we arrived but the cottage was so warm and cosy, the weather really didn't bother us. The cottage is in a perfect location for visiting nearby attractions and beautiful walking countryside. We were very pleasantly surprised at how clean, comfortable, cosy & well equipped the cottage is. We returned home very relaxed and would love to return again and reserve both properties for the rest of the family to join us.
September 2013
We had a very warm reception from Jill, the owner, on the day we arrived. She also gave us a welcome pack of tea, coffee and biscuits. The kitchen was well-equiped and clean. The standard of cleanliness in the whole house was very good. The decor of the house was very pleasing and the beds were comfortable. The house is set in a peaceful location but is not too remote. All in all, we had a very pleasant stay and an enjoyable holiday in this part of the country.
July 2014
I almost don't want to say how good 'Aunt Jane's' was in case it gets booked out and we can't stay there again when we want to! We stay at two or three (reasonably priced) cottages a year on our travels, and this was up there with the best. A lovely welcome by the hosts, Jill and Mike, set the tone, friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The cottage was very clean and neat, the kitchen well supplied, and a 'welcome pack' of coffee, tea and biscuits was a nice touch. The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of storage for our clothes. The bathroom had a very efficient shower over a nice deep bath. Whilst there we visit both the Ecclesbourne Valley and Peak Rail heritage railways and can recommend them too. Well placed to visit the wonderful Derbyshire Dales I have no hesitation recommending this cottage. We will certainly be back!
December 2009
Service was very goiod Really enjoyed living on a farm , the dogs were adorable. The cottage was positioned so you weren't to far off the like of Buxton, Matlock and surrounding areas. The whole holiday was one enjoyed by us all without any dislikes.
December 2009
The cottage was in a quiet location. The fascilities were excellent with thoughtful extra touches to welcome you. (It was almost dark when we arrived & the lights were on to greet us). Ideally situated for exploring the Peak District's natural & industrial past. So much to see & do' whatever the weather.
September 2011
The cottage was perfect. The location was 'off the beaten track' in a quiet hamlet yet not too far to drive to attractions such as Dovedale and Carsington Water. It was lovely to sit in the back garden with a wonderful view of the countryside. The owners were welcoming yet didn'tt intrude. Inside it was modern yet cosy, we didn't want to leave! Great value for money.
November 2010
Good value for money. Generally met our expectations (ie your description did not over sell it) Main bedroom great character. Stairs need a little care (my mother in law had to be taken to hospital when she slipped and hurt her finger). Kitchen well equipped.
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