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“A picture perfect and active weekend in the Peak...”
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31 reviews
Briar Cottage entrance
parking area
the Living area with gas-coals fire
dining area
kitchenette
large bedroom
dressing table in the bedroom
shower area
wash basin, wc & bidet in the shower area
Heathcote House adjacent
Winster Wakes in July
additional parking in the orchard
Bowling Green Public House
Miners Standard PH at the top of West Bank
Village shop and Post Office
Winster Hall in Main Street
one of the many footpaths from Winster
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Winster, Peak District National Park, England

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Julia91C
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A picture perfect and active weekend in the Peak District”
Reviewed 12 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Briars Cottage in the village of Winster is the perfect place for two people to base themselves in the Peak District. During our four night stay in July 2015 my boyfriend and I visited the surrounding villages, the Chatsworth estate and undertook four beautiful walks with breath taking scenery. In particular, I would recommended the walk by Dovedale which finishes/starts by Thorpe's Cloud - challenging climb if you wish to take it!

The cottage has all the necessary amenities and if you feel like recovering from a long walk on the sofa - there is a TV and DVD player to hand. The upstairs has a large bedroom with a four poster bed and the bathroom has been finished to a very high specification with two shower heads to help relax your weary limbs after a long day exploring the surrounding countryside.

In terms of food, I recommend lunch or dinner at the local pub The Bowling Green which is a two minute amble down the road in the centre of the village. The village shop is well stocked and Matlock - a short 15 minute drive away - should suffice for all other necessities.

It is testament to how much we enjoyed our cosy cottage that we cooked for ourselves and ate in three nights out of four!

I would definitely return but next time with the foresight to bring a roadmap (lack of signal, so do not rely on sat nav) and a ONS map for our more advanced walks.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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bcaperton
Covington, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A delightful little cottage in a perfect little village!”
Reviewed 19 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The location was perfect for walking to the village shop and pubs although the nearer pub is only open on weekends. Parking directly in front of the cottage was a bit too tight for our compact car, but the alternate space was very convenient and easy to access. The cottage had everything we needed although we were a bit concerned the first evening as it was chilly and the heat was set to come on at 7:30 AM. After the first evening, however, we were very comfortable. The tiny kitchen had everything we needed for preparing some of our meals. (The kitchen tap was a bit tricky.) The bedroom and bath were spacious and lovely. The shower was wonderful!

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Liked best: Being in the midst of the village.
Liked least: The tricky kitchen tap. (I rated booking as only Average because I had to wire the payment from the US.)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Fiona S
Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
“Idyllic Cottage! Idyllic Location! Idyllic Weekend”
Reviewed 8 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We spent a wonderful weekend at Briar Cottage. Winster is a beautiful village and Briar Cottage is just perfect – beautifully appointed and it was so lovely to enter the lounge and have the fire already burning away – thanks Anne. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need. The bedroom is gorgeous, very romantic with the four poster bed and very comfortable too! The shower room is fantastic – it was like being in a Boutique Hotel and obviously a lot of thought has gone into the design of this room. We opted to go to the Red Lion at Hognaston on Saturday night and can highly recommend this pub. The food was great and it has a wonderful ambience. On the Sunday we had lunch at the Peacock at Rowsley. The food and service was excellent. The building itself is fabulous and the interior is just beautiful. All in all our weekend at Briar Cottage was delightful and we look forward to visiting again. Fiona Stewart

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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daniani85
Essex
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful, cosy cottage in peaceful location”
Reviewed 5 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We had a fantastic weekend at Briar Cottage. The owners left the fire on for us so it was lovely and warm when we arrived. The whole place was immaculately clean and kept it's charm. The luxurious bathroom and four poster bed were highlights. Perfect for a romantic get away. Although it was very cold we had a fab days road cycling in the picturesque countryside on quiet roads. Would definitely consider a return visit once it warms up. Thanks Anne!

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Michael W
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Christmas stay”
Reviewed 27 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

We booked the cottage at the last minute clean however very small lounge / kitchen for even two people We had stayed a week and nearly became utterly stuck on sat 27/12/14 due to extreme weather however the owner suggested we could negotiate 1 extra day! We however a arrived home with difficulty feels better in my view many other larger other cottages to stay were we haven't had many a pleasant stay michael& Elaine

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DorisandP...
warwickshire
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33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Very Cosy Cottage”
Reviewed 26 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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Arrived at Briar cottage last weekend 17th October late on the Friday evening,I had been ill all week and was unsure whether we would be able to make it.So glad we were able to. Anne had put the lights on for us and the gas coal fire was on making the cottage lovely warm and cosy for our arrival. The cottage is spotlessly clean and in a very quiet courtyard in the lovely village of Winster. The Bedroom is lovely and very spacious and the bathroom is beautiful and has the the most amazing shower. would highly recommend for a lovely quiet get away and cant wait to come back. Thank you

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Liked best: The bathroom
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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frojo57
northampton
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cosy cottage in attractive village”
Reviewed 6 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Cosy cottage in attractive village with lots of lovely walking nearby

Bathroom is amazing

Local shop a few doors away on mainstreet

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