I stayed at Ivy Cottage with my partner and four friends for a short weekend reunion during February and to be honest, we all wish we’d stayed longer!
First of all it is in a lovely location. Not only is Winster a beautiful little cottage with cobbled streets and a lovely old worldly feel, but it is also only a short drive away from the Derbyshire towns of Matlock and Bakewell.
Ivy Cottage is instantly welcoming with warm, homely and traditional features. It is undoubtedly well loved, well cared for and full of charm. It has everything you could possibly wish for no matter what the time of year – warm fires in both the lounge and dining room, a BBQ for summer evenings, a beautiful garden, games, DVDs, books and televisions to keep adults and children entertained in the winter, and a kitchen that’s more well-equipped than John Lewis! Upstairs there are comfy beds a-plenty with extra blankets, pillows, and a gorgeous bathroom with heated floor, power shower and double bath.
I really can’t recommend Ivy Cottage enough. It is everything you want it to be – and more! We were all sad to leave and will definitely be coming back.
A big, big, thank you to the owners Matt and Becky, who made us feel welcome with a warm greeting and basket of essential supplies (tea, coffee, crisps, wine and chocolate!)