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“Wonderful relaxing cottage”
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Otter's retreat
Visit England '5 star'!
Large patio with BBQ
Red deer in the area
Plough (not in use!)
inglenook
Log burner
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Excellent views from both bedrooms.
Classical wetroom furniture
Landing
Wetroom 2
Dramatic well equipped kitchen
More of the kitchen
Lounge area
Dining area
Spacious open plan relaxing room
the approach
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Part of the extensive view
Wincle School
Wincle Church
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Beautiful countryside
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Wincle, Peak District National Park, England

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Sue D
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful relaxing cottage”
Reviewed March 19, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

We stayed at Otters Retreat for two and a half weeks in between house moves. It is the most relaxing cottage and beautifully decorated. The minute you walk through the door you start to unwind. Both en suite bathrooms are fabulous, in fact there was nothing about the house we didn't like.

The owners Angela and Ian are so helpful and friendly, nothing is too much trouble. The scones and cake were beautiful.

I would not hesitate to recommend Otters Retreat to anyone. There are lovely walks in the area and a pub within walking distance

Thank you Angela and Ian for everything.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 21, 2018
Thank you Sue for your review. We hope that you are settled down now in your house. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us
Very best wishes,
Angela and Ian
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Morecambe...
Morecambe9
Level 6 Contributor
82 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Absolutely excellent”
Reviewed March 16, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

We have just returned from our second stay at Otters Retreat and the cottage was exactly as we remembered, clean, spacious, cosy, well equipped and extremely quiet.

The ground floor is open plan, with the kitchen, utility, dining area and lounge working extremely well for day to day living and is roomy enough even if the cottage had four people staying there. Upstairs are two large bedrooms, both with en-suite facilities and scenic views of the countryside.

The owners Ian and Angela are lovely people and are there if you need help with anything.

It was a pleasure to spend a week there and enjoy the location.

If you want somewhere away from the masses but with plenty to do locally or within a short driving distance, then Otters Retreat is the perfect place to stay.

Thank you Ian and Angela for making our stay excellent, plus the cake was delicious, sorry we couldn’t eat it all.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 18, 2018
It was a pleasure to have you both stay with us again. We do hope that we will see you again.
Angela and Ian
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Lianne D
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wincle wonderland”
Reviewed January 13, 2018 for a stay in December 2017

We stayed at the Otter’s Retreat for a few nights over New Year with friends and it was perfect.

Ian and Angela were very welcoming and always on hand to give us useful, local info but they left us alone the rest of the time.

The property is the ultimate, cosy getaway for 2 couples, with an open plan area downstairs and two good-sized double ensuites upstairs. All done to a high standard. Plus the view from the kitchen across their little sheep farm, over the fields towards Hanging Rock in the distance is very picturesque.

It’s well located with two decent pubs close by. We walked down to the Ship Inn for a warm welcome and good pub grub one night and on another drove less than five mins to the Rose and Crown and had superb food, incl local pheasant.

I would also recommend a walk down to the Wincle Brewery Shop where they are v friendly, and I’m reliably informed by my husband that the beer is excellent. The local ice cream shop at Blaze Farm is a worthwhile trip too. Their ice cream is tasty and they have a cute collection of petting animals.

There are walks aplenty directly from the cottage and from further afield, plus there’s also Chatsworth House for a grand day out.

Do yourself a favour and book this place.

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Management Response
Jan 15, 2018
Thanks Lianne,
Hope to see you again sometime.

Ian
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mellin0
Miskin, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful & Peaceful”
Reviewed November 4, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Idyllic get away from it all location. Characterful, fabulously appointed and immaculately clean property with absolutely everything you would need for your holiday all there ready for you - just bring your clothes! Pub down the road which serves tasty food. Many walks on your doorstep. Last but not least, the owners are really lovely too.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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kathywint...
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect for our family of four”
Reviewed August 14, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

First of all Ian and Angela are the most welcoming hosts you could ask for. Their attention to detail made our stay stress free and most relaxing. The cottage itself is all you could ask for, we really couldn't fault it at all, it was exceptionally clean and the beds were so comfortable. We enjoyed the local walks and having the stream and fields on our doorstep meant our girls (aged 12 and 7) could happily go and explore without going too far.

Its a excellent base for visiting places of interest such as Bakewell, Buxton, Dovedale stepping stones (to name a few). The nearest supermarket was Sainsburys in the town of Leek which was 5 miles away, they also hold an excellent market on the last Sunday of each month with lots of local produce. Blaze Farm is around a 5 minute drive away and makes the most delicious ice cream, its well worth a visit.

You wont be disappointed if you chose to stay here, its definitely a place where our family have agreed to return to in the future.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2017
Thank you very much Kathy.
We do hope to see you again.
Ian
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Amelabouc...
Towcester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Perfect place”
Reviewed June 7, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Otters Retreat was a perfect place for us to relax after a few difficult months.
Loved watching the woodpecker and the nesting wagtails.
The cottage is very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Great that both bedrooms are en suite and a downstairs toilet. Perfect for two couples.

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 8, 2017
Thank you Chrissie, it was a pleasure for us to meet such charming people.

Ian
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Christina...
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Peaceful, romantic, beautiful cottage! ”
Reviewed May 22, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Me and my partner stayed here for 3 nights and it was just perfect! The cottage is immaculate, and the owners Angela & Ian have gone the extra mile to put in thoughtful touches to the cottage! They were extremely friendly, and even let us take their cute little dog for a walk! This cottage will always have a special memory in our hearts, as my partner got down on one knee & proposed infront of the cosy romantic fireplace! The best little break, and we'll be sure to come back!

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Management Response
May 24, 2017
Well Christina I wish that we had known what a special occasion it was for you both, I'm sure that we could have found a suitable bottle of fizz.

Ian and Angela
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