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The Winking Man

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7 Nights  

  • £350  to  £500

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Short Breaks From

  • £60 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Star Rating

    4 Star

About The Winking Man

Blackshaw Grange offers a choice of three comfortable dog-friendly self-catering properties ideally located on Blackshaw Moor in Staffordshire - the gateway to the Peak District National Park and a superb base for exploring the areas many attractions.

Nestling amongst the owner's private grounds, the holiday homes are perfectly sandwiched between the popular Derbyshire Spa town of Buxton, and the Staffordshire market town of Leek (lovingly known as the 'Queen of the Staffordshire Moorlands'). A stunning setting for a host of outdoor adventures and popular choice for walkers, cyclists and climbers.

With some of the area's most breathtaking scenery on the doorstep which Blackshaw Grange has easy access to, guests have the chance of peace and tranquility. It's setting is perfect for those with an appreciation for beautiful scenery with the spectacular ridge of The Roaches and Tittesworth Reservoir and Nature Reserve within easy reach.

Leek with its cobbled streets and Victorian splendour is less than five miles away and offers a good choice of shops and places for a meal out. Alternatively, head to Buxton and marvel at the Opera House, Pavilion Gardens and the impressive Crescent to name just a few of its many highlights.

It's hardly surprising the Peak District is such a popular holiday destination all year round, with attractions that are sure to please all ages and energy levels. For those who enjoy retail therapy head to The Potteries, or put the fun back into shopping and visit picturesque Bakewell with its independent shops, pretty courtyards and great choice of cafes beautifully packaged in a riverside setting.

Take the younger ones for a day they won't forget at Alton Towers; enjoy a birds eye view of the stunning Peak scenery at the award winning Heights of Abraham; have an underground adventure at Poole's Cavern or one of the areas other renown caves; or for something a little more sedate, visit Chatsworth House. There are too many to mention but whatever the weather, above the ground or below, there are no shortage of amazing days out to enjoy.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Christine Connolly joined Independent Cottages in January 2017

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The Peak District)

Blackshaw Grange offers a choice of three holiday homes that are perfect for couples, families (small or large) and pet owners. The Winking Man is featured in this advert and provides first floor self-catering for three guests in two bedrooms making it ideal for a couple or small family. The Ramshaw Rock (see separate advert) is perfect for couples with a double bedroom and ground floor living (possibly suitable for those with limited mobility), and The Roaches accommodates large groups of up to six.

Furnished in a traditional manner complemented by beams, The Winking Man is welcoming and exceptionally affordable with prices that range between £180 and £350.

Accommodation comprises:

  • Welcoming sitting/dining room with flat screen television, DVD player, comfy seating, dining table with chairs and oak beams.
  • Stylish modern kitchen which is compact yet equipped well with fridge/freezer, microwave and cooker.
  • Double bedroom.
  • Single bedroom.
  • Shower room with WC and hand basin.

Outside: Set in extensive grounds, there is plenty of space for guests to relax outside when the sun shines. The Winking Man has a separate area to sit .

Additional information: Washing machine and tumble dryer available (for shared use of guests staying at Blackshaw Grange). One small dog welcome in The Winking Man by prior arrangement - please enquire with the owner. Central heating throughout so perfect all year round. WiFi internet access available. Short breaks offered (except during the peak summer weeks unless at short notice). Strictly no smoking in the cottage.

Star Rating: 4 Star

The Winking Man Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Single)
1 dog welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £350
To £500
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7841 120368 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Christine Connolly
Member Since January 2017

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The Winking Man Noticeboard

We are always updating special offers and last minute dates Please note that only 1 small/medium dog allowed in The Winking Man. A minimum of 3 night stay throughout the year and a 7 night minimum stay in high season (July, August and Christmas/New Year        

Last Minute Offers

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Owner's other properties

The Roaches

The Roaches

Sleeps 6 | Bedrooms 3

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Ramshaw Rock

Ramshaw Rock

Sleeps 2 | Bedrooms 1

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The Winking Man 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 21st May 2024
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