Just coming to the end of our week at Ivy Cottage and I can honestly say it is one of (if not THE) best appointed accommodations we have stayed in. Whilst there is not much "going on" in Winster (especially with young-ish children) we were never far from anything to make this an issue (Poole Caverns / Chatsworth / Heights of Abraham / Eyam / Matlock...).
The rooms are beautifully decorated and with plenty of lovely 'little touches' such as the guest reports book and small notices to help you on your way it's impossible not to feel relaxed from the start.
The recommendation would be to have a few first outings planned before arrival so you are not wasting time and take some time top do some of the Winster Walks...we only did one but wished we'd done a couplke more.
Being a road cyclist I took on many of the hills around here (and didn't lose...although I'm not sure that means I won...) and that was a great experience too..
Would not hesiyaye to recommend to friends and family alike.More