This is the lovely, cosy cottage that we have recently renovated and it is now available for holiday rental to friends and family until November 2016.

Nestled in a picture-postcard village, in the heart of the Peak District National Park, 300 year old Lancaster Cottage is the perfect bolt-hole for those who want to get away from it all.

Built in 1701 out of local limestone and Grade II Listed, Lancaster Cottage oozes character and is the ideal retreat for a luxury romantic escape.

It is packed with original features with beautiful wooden beams throughout, unique gritstone fireplace with cosy stove burner and thick exposed stone walls, it is a wonderful haven all year round.

Maybe you want to snuggle up on the gorgeous comfy settee by the fireside or listen to the birdsong in the beautiful garden with a glass of wine – the weather will help you decide!

The position is perfect – situated in a little row of cottages with a car-free frontage with outdoor seating for enjoying that morning coffee.  It is utterly peaceful except for the sound of bird song and the occasional church bells.  Take the secret path from the front door and you’ll find our hidden garden, completely private and full of flowers, with seating and gorgeous views over open countryside.

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The perfect hideaway - utterly peaceful and so pretty.
Grade II Listed Lancaster Cottage, full of character and original features, glowing in the early morning springtime sunshine.
Over 300 years old and still going strong!
With its gorgeous original beams restored to show their true beauty and its original unique gritstone fireplace, the place has bags of character.
The most comfy furniture, perfect for couples and small groups.
Fully equipped kitchen for cooking up a hearty dinner.
Fireside cosiness for evenings in after a great day's walking in the dales.
Honeysuckle will be blooming all summer, scenting the air around the cottage.
King-sized luxury and a window seat - what more do you need?
Designed and tested to perfection by Katie Squires, the lightest sleeper in the world. King-sized ultra comfortable mattress, covered with high quality memory foam topper, total peace and quiet and no light pollution - perfect snoozability.
Views over the beautiful village and hills beyond.
A comfy window seat to watch the weather over the hills and dales.
High qualiity, modern bathroom facilities with powerful shower and piping constant hot water.
Keeping the traditional edge with local marble countertop and beautiful stone basin.
Warm and comfortable facilities, and a great view from the loo!
A warm welcome.
A lovely outdoor seating area just outside the front door.
The perfect spot for morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening.
Can you spot the gate to the secret garden?
Follow me down the secret ancient pathway.....
....totally private so you can even take your morning cuppa in your dressing gown....
A morning cuppa in the garden, looking over the open countryside and walking trails beyond.
Springtime morning coffee.
One of the views from the garden, up the hill towards the Limestone Way.
Winter sunshine and frosty ground and it is still stunning.
The cottage is situated 2 minutes from the nearest walking trails and this one leads to the famous Limestone Way. This picture is taken 5 minutes from the house overlooking the village.
Springtime foggy morning, overlooking Lancaster Cottage and the ancient village of Winster.



  • Living room/kitchen
  • Stove fire burner and central heating
  • 1 bedroom with kingsized luxury bed
  • Fully fitted modern bathroom with shower
  • Well equipped kitchen including cooker/microwave/fridge/toaster/cafetierre/fresh tea pot
  • 2 outdoor seating areas including garden

Things to do

This is the perfect base for walking and exploring Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park –  With numerous walking trails and public footpaths including the Limestone Way only minutes from the house, 2 great traditional pubs (one is 2 minutes walk, the other a 7 minute walk) and Winster’s famous village shop, everything you need is on the doorstep.  Once you are here, there is no need to get in the car again until you leave.  Alternatively, it is easy to reach by public transport.

Winster is listed in the Doomsday Book and is now a Conservation Area, with most of its beautiful and unique 17th/18th century buildings being listed.  However, despite the peaceful nature of the village, it is a real place with lots of character and friendly locals – great for a wander around the little narrow streets before you go to the pub!

This is a great all round view up East Bank from the National Trust Market House, up towards the cottage and the Bowling Green pub – 360 degree view of Winster.


We are making the cottage available only to friends, friends of friends and family for this summer and autumn – and these are up to 50% off the prices that will be set from spring 2017, when the finishing touches have been made to the property.


£50 per night


Autumn offer: 3 nights for the price of 2 or 7 nights for the price of 5

Lancaster Cottage sleeps 2 (but we also have 2 adult-single sized air mattresses for 2 additional adults by arrangement).

Well behaved and clean dogs are welcome – 1 large or 2 small.

If you are on a low income and cannot afford to pay these prices, please let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

Please note, the rental will be on a “leave as you find it” basis – so please be aware that you will need to do your own cleaning and leave the cottage nice for other guests.

Email us on for more info and bookings.  The cottage is available from now until mid November 2016.


There is on-street parking close to the cottage and throughout the village.  You can park outside the cottage to load/unload.