Holiday Cottages in Derbyshire
The Old Angel in Winster

Holiday Cottages in Derbyshire: The Old Angel in Winster | ©:

One of the prettiest holiday cottages in Derbyshire, this is one for a crowd. It sleeps 12-14.

Situated in the conservation village of Winster, The Old Angel is a former 17th-century coaching inn that really looks the part with a wealth of exposed oak beams, wooden floorboards and flagstone floors.

Comfort is key here. Open fires in the living rooms make it cosy. The kitchen is large enough for a posse of hungry monks and the bedrooms with their beams and wooden floors take you right back into the past.

For a more modern touch, visitors to the Old Angel enjoy access to the facilities at Harthill Hall, just 3 miles (5 minutes) away with private use (12.30pm - 2.00pm each day) of the indoor heated swimming-pool and sauna.

So whether you're going out or prefer to stay in, this is a place that caters for all your whims - just as a proper coaching inn would have done in years gone by.


Holiday cottages in Derbyshire: The Old Angel in Winster | ©
Holiday cottages in Derbyshire: The Old Angel in Winster | ©

Holiday cottages in Derbyshire tend to be very well equipped. Bed linen, duvets and towels are included in the rental, is is electricity and central heating, plus the first basket of fuel for the stunning open fires.

The cottage has one off-road parking space and roadside parking, plus additional secure parking at Harthill Hall, only three miles away. There is a small courtyard and patio furniture is available for you to enjoy those long balmy summer evenings. Inside, the property provides 7 TVs, DV player, CD, range cooker, microwave, dishwasher and freezer.

The Old Angel also offers its tenants sole daily use of the sauna and heated indoor swimming pool at Harthill Hall, including showers and changing facilities.

The Old Angel is a non-smoking property.

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History on your Doorstep

Renting one of the many holiday cottages in Derbyshire means that you have history right on your doorstep. Stay at the Malt Shovel, and you'll have trouble deciding what to go and see first.

Chatsworth House

Home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth House is one of England's marvels. The park is a beautiful piece of landscape architecture, ideal for walking (and photographing trees!). The house itself, when open, will leave you speechless. And if you're lucky, you may get to see the fountain, which was built for a visit of a Russion Czar, in working order.

Kedleston Hall, Derby

This is a must-see attraction for all lovers of landscape parks and wonderful walks! But Kedleston Hall has more than just a great park and fine walks. It also sports a museum, landscaped gardens and a costumed housekeeper.

Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood

This lovely house from the late 1600s makes a great day out for children of all ages. The Museum of Childhood is provides some wonderful interactive fun and maybe also a nostalgic look back for some of us. And as a special treat for all Mr. Darcy fans out there, Sudbury Hall featured in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

Days Out and Things to Do

Most holiday cottages in Derbyshire boast superb views and glorious scenery on their doorstep and this is especially so at the Malt Shovel. Excellent walking and cycling on traffic free trails along with a pony trekking centre less than a mile away, and Carsington Lake’s water sports and fishing, all add up to a fine holiday.

Alton Towers, Splash Landings and the Crich Tramway museum are within 15 miles. You can visit The Heights of Abraham, one of the Peak District's oldest and most popular days out, which first opened its gates back in 1780. Or visit Castleton and its caves, admire the Bluejohn stone and reflect for a moment at the graveside of Robin Hood's friend Little John.

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