Ivy Cottage was immaculately presented and was a great base for our short family break for my dads surprise 50th Birthday!
The Cottage has been furnished and decorated to a high standard and everything that you could possibly need was available, which made our stay very comfortable like a home away from home - actually it was probably a little bit better it was huge!
The cottage was very child friendly and had tons of toys for the little ones which was great to help keep them occupied after busy days out.
We visited Bakewell and Matlock whilst we stayed at Ivy Cottage it is only a short 10 minute drive to both towns and gosh they are beautiful!
We also visited Matlock Farm Park on the Saturday at Matts recommendation and it was brilliant for our toddlers both aged 1, there was plenty for them to do and see including feeding and petting the animals and with it being Winter rates it only cost £5 per person and the babies got in for free - Bonus!
There was ample parking available at the cottage in the small beautiful village of Winster which also has a lovely local pub and a little village shop which is well stocked and only 2 minutes walk!
We cannot wait to come back!
See you soon!
Jessica & Family =]
We were very impressed with our stay at this cottage. The cottage is located in a tiny village where time seems to have stopped still, with a little shop-come-post office (selling chestnuts!) and a couple of pubs. It is in the hills and surrounded by countryside and wildlife.
The cottage has ample space for 7 people, with one of the double beds being big enough to fit 5 of us! The downstairs has a variety of rooms to spend your time in, whether you're relaxing, playing games, eating or cooking. The kitchen was extremely well stocked with everything you could need - I think there was about 20 mugs! They also left us a welcome basket including tea, coffee, crisps and dishwasher tablets :) There are games for everyone and a vast selection of books and DVDs to keep everyone happy if you are thinking of visiting for a lengthy stay. It is in a great location - 2 minute walk to the shop and a pub, and a 15 minute drive to Matlock.
All in all a fantastic place to stay and I would recommend highly!
A beautiful cottage in a beautiful part of the country. We have just enjoyed a little family break and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Clean, comfortable, well equipped and the welcome basket was a really lovely gesture. We hope to return in the future. Thank you! :)
Absolutely lovely cottage! We stayed for 2 nights as a group of 6, 3 couples. The property is dry homely and perfect for many occasions but we mainly ate, drank and played games. Bakewell is around 15-20 minutes drive away which perfect for a afternoon outing.
The owners are very friendly and have their home just at the other side of the gate, very handy if you run out of anything!
Will definitely re book in the future..
We booked a short stay at Ivy Cottage to break a long journey south from Scotland. We could not have been happier with our choice; a fantastic cottage, extremely comfortable, plenty of space to accommodate the children, grandmother and ourselves. The welcome basket was a lovely touch, thank you. The cottage has absolutely everythIng we required and more. There are books, CDs, DVDs, toys - so plenty to do if the weather is not great, but we ventured out to Bolsover Castle and the Derwent Valley World Heritage site, which was great for the kids. We also did one of the local walks from a book we found in the house - which was glorious on a sunny autumnal morning. Winster is a great location, and we would recommend it to anyone who wants to explore the Peak District and environs. The village shop is extremely well stocked, and we also found great produce in local farm shops and independent butchers. Great to be able to avoid the supermarkets totally! We would return in a shot.
A really lovely cottage, decorated and furnished with quality, character and attention to detail, providing a comfortable place for us all to stay. Matt and Becky were really helpful and efficient.
A lovely spacious cottage that is very well maintained and exceptionally equipped to cover all eventualities. The cottage is modern to the extent that the age and quirkiness has not been lost and genuinely caters for seven people comfortably without having to pull out sofa beds or similar. The location in the village is within easy walking distance of the well stock village shop and one of the local pubs, and the surrounding countryside is ideal for ramblers.
Parking is off road and comfortable for two large cars making the property reasonably secluded and secure despite one end of the cottage being close to the through road in the village. Winster is ideally located and within ten minutes by car to Matlock, or twenty or so to Bakewell, and most places in the peak district can be easily accessed.
The owners of the cottage live close by and are very friendly, they are around if you need them but also do allow you to have your own privacy, and nothing seems to be too much trouble. Everything was as arranged as well as a welcome basket including the basics, i.e., tea and coffee, but along with some nice touches of chocolates and a bottle of wine.
A superb property well worth considering for a large family, but also good for lesser numbers as we were only three. The cottage did not seem too big for us and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Well done to the owners.