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The Spook

A Country Cottage in the Derbyshire Peak District village of Winster

The Cottage

The cottage is over 200 years old and for a period functioned as a village school, despite its small size. Situated on a quiet street, there are good views of the countryside.

The ground floor has a well-equipped kitchen, with a twin-oven electric cooker with ceramic hob, and a microwave. Adjoining the kitchen is the dining area, which seats four.

Also on the ground floor is the bathroom. There is a full-sized bath with shower over, washbasin and WC.

Upstairs, the ceiling has been removed to give a high, bright, living room with windows in the roof and walls. At one end, a sleeping loft is reached by a ladder. Alternatively there is a double sofa-bed.

There is gas central heating throughout. The rental price includes linen and towels, gas, and electricity. There is a TV and DVD player, a stereo FM tuner/tape deck/CD player - and a large collection of books.

Off-street parking is provided at the rear of The Old Manse, about 50 yards away up a rather steep path with some steps. The cottage itself is on a steep hill leading up from the Main Street and it is unlikely to prove suitable for anyone with mobility difficulties.

The cottage is detached, and has a small private garden with lawn and fruit trees. A bench gives views across to Birchover Edge - perfect for a drink as the sun goes down.

One well-behaved dog is welcome at £15 per week. Bike storage is available.