The Winnings

These two impressive stone holiday cottages have been carefully restored to offer a relaxed and cosy retreat whilst retaining their historic character.


They form part of The Winnings; a row of ornate almshouses that were built by Welbeck Abbey’s 6th Duke of Portland using the proceeds made during a series of horse racing wins. The Duke's racing successes were legendary. He was a very generous man and The Winnings were built in 1890 specifically for retired estate workers. They commemorated the victories of his most successful racing thoroughbreds – Memoir, Ayrshire, Donovan and Semolina.

The decor of the cottages was designed by Alison Swan Parente, founder of The School of Artisan Food who furnished the rooms with pieces from contemporary interiors specialist PR Home, based on the Welbeck estate.


Each cottage includes:

  • two en-suite bedrooms
  • light-filled sitting room with a log burner 
  • fully-fitted kitchen with oven, dishwasher and washing machine
  • private courtyard with a seating area
  • shared rear garden and restricted front garden
  • designated parking for two cars


Each cottage has three HD TVs and Wifi, and also provided are books about the estate, maps of local walks, beautiful white cotton bed-linen, towels, toiletries, kitchen equipment and a supply of basics (coffee, tea, sugar, salt, pepper, and olive oil), matches, logs and firelighters.

The cottages are self-catering, but a selection of hampers are available to pre-order from Welbeck Farm Shop.


Due to the age of the cottages, unfortunately, the two-storey interiors are not fully accessible for people who have limited mobility.



Dogs are not allowed, although exceptions can be made where an assistance dog is needed by a member of your party. Please do let us know at the time of your booking. 

Availability, prices and booking


You can book online via the calendar or by phone. For enquiries, please email: or call 01909 500 211. Minimum of two night stay. Please see our full booking terms and conditions.

Staying on the Welbeck estate

Set on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire border, you'll find your own slice of tranquillity right here in this private rural historic estate nestled within Sherwood Forest. Once here, there's no need to travel far. There's a network of walks to explore, and on your doorstep is the estate's very own art gallery, museum and café. You can pick up locally sourced, fresh food from our award-winning Welbeck Farm Shop. 

At our holiday homes, you'll be able to immerse yourself in the Welbeck experience. You're just a few minutes’ walk or drive from The School of Artisan Food, Welbeck Abbey Brewery, and Dropworks Rum Distillery, where you can book a cookery coursebrewery tour or rum distillery tour during your stay. There are also seasonal Abbey tourskitchen garden tours, food markets and evening events at our café. Please see our events section for more details.


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