Holiday home Orchard Cottage is a luxury, detached cottage with hot tub, set next to the owner's home, in the hamlet of Calwich just three miles from Ashbourne. The cottage sleeps five people and has one double bedroom, one twin and one single with a shower room and a bathroom. Also in the cottage is a fitted kitchen with dining area, sitting room with woodburning stove and a conservatory. Outside is a lovely enclosed garden with hot tub, patio area with gas BBQ and furniture, there is also off road parking for three cars. Situated in the Peak District National Park, Orchard Cottage is a lovely holiday home all year round.
Accomodation Details Three bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor single. Ground floor bathroom with freestanding bath, wet room-style shower, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. External utility. Sitting room with woodburning stove. Sun room.
Area The small hamlet of Calwich lies peacefully at the southern end of the Peak District National Park, amidst stunning scenery and offers great walking and cycling opportunities. The nearby market town of Ashbourne with its eccentric street plan, narrow cobbled alleys and quaint coaching inns is something of a haven for antique hunters, offering many great stores, as well as a variety of good pubs and restaurants.
Region The ultimate in "year-round" appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.
Amenities Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x Smart TVs and TV with Freeview, Blu-ray DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen, towels and hot tub towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 3 cars. Front enclosed lawned garden with hot tub, patio, furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops 2 miles, pub 1 mile walk (through grounds of Calwich Abbey).
We were a group of 4 ladies celebrating a special birthday and a retirement! 2 of us have stayed here before. The cottage is absolutely wonderful, very warm and cosy but with lots of space. The cottage and hot tub are spotless. The owners Mike and Wendy live next door and are very friendly but discreet. They have thought of everything in the cottage from the lovely bedding, robes, towels not only for the bathrooms but also the hot tub. The welcome pack was wonderful with tasty local produce and the log burner was lit for our arrival which was wonderful. Highly recommended and we will definitely return! Highly recommended is a visit to Chatsworth House and for good, hearty pub food the Roston Inn is fab! Many thanks xx
Having booked Orchard Cottage for a family break we were really impressed with the accomodation.It is spotlessly clean, very well equipped, and maintained and the owners Mike and Wendy are really friendly and eager to please, but also respect their guests privacy. On arrival there was a magnificent welcoming basket of locally sourced bread, milk, biscuits, cake and other goodies. Together with the hot tub and gas barbecue we couldn't have asked for more.
The location is ideal for exploring the beautiful rolling countryside, despite being only a short drive away from Alton Towers theme park and other local attractions.
The cottage was all we could wish for and more it was extremely well equipped, spotlessly clean, very good location for getting to other places. Wendy and Mike met us to explain everything through and were very welcoming. When we got there we had been travelling several hours and thought we would have to go back out to get some food and drinks but then we saw the welcome basket which was absolutely amazing and had everything we needed.
The cottage was really warm and comfortable and we loved the conservatory seeing the squirrels run around and play we even got them to eat from our hand. We would highly recommend this cottage and we will definitely return
Having booked this holiday cottage in january of this year, we had been looking forward to our stay for months and we weren't disappointed at all. The hosts of the cottage were welcoming, friendly and living close by were on hand to help if we needed anything. They had provided a very generous welcome hamper which had everything from prosecco to locally made bread, eggs, butter and preserves. We all absolutely loved the hot tub, which we enjoyed day and night and also the wonderful outside sitting area. The cottage itself was fabulous and we were particularly impressed with how well-equipped the kitchen was. Literally everything you could need was there from kitchen scales to cling film. We even found detergent and fabric conditioner in the utility room so you could wash and dry all your laundry before heading if you wanted to! The area was brilliant. We did: Alton Towers, Carsington Water and Dovedale as well as trips to Ashbourne. I would highly recommend this cottage to families or any groups really. We were a family of four, but you could easily have 6 people staying without feeling cramped, it's so spacious. Everything was so clean and new-looking too! I literally can't fault the cottage, area or hosts. It was just wonderful. Thank you! :)
We have just returned from a fabulous stay at Orchard Cottage for New Year 2019/20. The cottage is immaculate and the owners Mike and Wendy have thought of everything you could possibly need to make your stay a "Home from Home" experience, and the food & proseco hamper on arrival was a lovely touch.
The cottage is furnished to a very high standard and free WiFi. The log burner was on most of our stay and plenty of fresh wood to burn.
New Years Eve in the hot tub was perfect, champagne and lots of laughter plus the hosts were entertaining with friends and had some excellent fireworks at midnight.
The countryside is fresh and welcoming with some great walks, local pubs were good and Ashbourne is only 4 miles away with plenty of shops, supermarkets etc so you can stock up on food.
This has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing break and a get away from the busy humdrum of life.
We thoroughly recommend Orchard Cottage and look forward to booking another short stay soon.
The cottage was beautifully decorated throughout, all amenities catered for in a peaceful setting and being able to relax in the hot tub was a bonus after a full day out.. The welcome pack was much appreciated on arrival, The owners Mike and Wendy have got the property spot on and were most helpful will certainly be returning
The house was amazing (reflected by my Exceeded Expectations.. Wendy and Mike were brilliant and lovely and the house had absolutely everything we could have wanted.
We couldn't recommend the house enough. Go and visit
A great little hide away and even though we visited in the winter months was fab.. Lovely owners and very welcoming, fantastic welcome basket, very comfortable, cosy and warm plus spotless. The hot tub was the cherry on the top.
We will definitely return for another relaxing weekend retreat.
The owners have thought of so many special touches.. Beautiful location and cottage. Really enjoyed our stay.
The cottage was outstanding.. It was beautiful inside and out. The children loved the hot tub. Every room was to a high standard. The hamper was a special touch and wendy and mike were more than welcoming. Definitely be visiting orchard cottage again.
The cottage was clean & very well equipped, including bathrobe & slippers, coffee machine.. There was a very thoughtful welcome hamper. Rooms were comfortable & the hot tub was great for a relaxing few hours.
Just returned from a 2 night break at Orchard Cottage through Sykes.. It was fabulous, there were 5 girls, 4 travelled from Cardiff and one from Yorkshire, as soon as we arrived we were made to feel very welcome by our hosts Mrs Wendy Greenhough and Mr Mike Greenhough. The log burner had been lit ahead of our arrival and the hot tub was on ready to get straight into. A lovely basket of essentials was prepared for us which contained eggs, biscuits, bread, wine and crisps, milk and butter were in the fridge and a lovely fruit bowl were also included. I would highly recommend staying here if you enjoy fresh air, walks and relaxing. We are already planning our next visit in 2019!!
Had an absolutely fabulous weekend here with some girl friends. House is super clean and everything is done to a really high spec. Hot tub is a fab addition. Mike and Wendy were extremely helpful and friendly. We will be back!
Beautiful cottage.. Owners so friendly and go above and beyond to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Literally had everything you could possibly need. Perfect location for visiting Peak District. Would love to return
Had the most amazing 3 nights here. The cottage is absolutley beautiful & Wendy & Mike are the perfect hosts, they thought of everything to make our stay fantastic. We can't wait to return.
Lovely cottage with lovely owners.. The welcome hamper was delightful and the hot tub soothing. Everything and everywhere was spotless, not always the case with holiday lets. Towels and bedding soft and sumptuous, even the toiletries in the two bathrooms were nice. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Orchard Cottage and wouldn't hesitate in recommending it.
What a fantastic place this was the cottage was picture postcard stuff.. The cottage was very clean had everything you could wish for and more. The location was fabulous and the owners had thought of everything even a very good welcome pack including a bottle of wine.
Will be going back.
The cottage had everything a family needs on holiday! The children loved the hot tub, Wifi, smart T.Vs in their rooms and 2 bathrooms! The hubby and I liked watching the different birds out the window while we relaxed with a drink from the tassimo machine (added bonus). Owners left a fantastic welcome basket and we're very friendly on arrival they also gave us privacy all week even with their cottage being next door.
The cottage was in a great location which allowed us to visit nearing Dovedale, ILam, Milldale (to enjoy walking), Matlock (Heights of Abraham), Crich Tram Village (Families favourite - went twice, once on our way home too), Beautiful Buxton, Bakewell and the Donnington Grand prix collection museum. Beautiful stay in Orchard Cottage would highly recommend.
This property was amazing.. The owners are fantastic and the cottage is as well equipped as a home. Loved the holiday.
We had a brilliant stay, it was a very well equipped, everything was thought about to the last detail even the kitchen was well stocked with kitchen foil, cling foil, food bags and bin bags etc, a hair dryer in the bedroom, shampoo and shower gel in the bathroom and even extra towels for the hot tub, you really don’t need to bring anything! ! The welcome pack was such a lovely surprise too. It’s a lovely and spacious cottage, it’s very quite and set in the middle of nowhere just how we liked it, we will definitely return in the future and the owners Mike and Wendy were great hosts, couldn’t fault anything about our stay, loved every minute even watch the different type of birds that visit every day, we just didn’t want to come home!!
Fabulous cottage.. One of the best we've stayed in. Owners were lovely. Very friendly & helpful. The cottage had everything we needed. Hot tub was very welcome after a day of biking & walking! Plenty of places to walk & bike if you didn't want to use the car. Ashbourne was about 3 miles away & that had 3 supermarkets just in case you needed to stock up. Would definitely recommend this cottage & we will be booking it again
Wonderful cottage - so comfortable and nothing was too much for the lovely and warm Mike and Wendy.. Absolutely spotless on arrrival, very spacious and comfortable and a very generous hamper laid out. We didn’t want for anything at all! Wonderful hot tub and layout. Our 3 year old enjoyed all the kids dvds on offer to watch. We will definitely be back!!
Orchard Cottage is just stunning, lovely location, everything you could possibly need is provided and Mike and Wendy are excellent hosts, very friendly and helpful.. We have had an amazing, relaxing weekend. I really couldn’t fault it.
Wow, Wow, Wow.. What an amazing cottage, probably the best we've ever stayed in. The place was immaculate and so well equipped, everything you could possibly want and more. Wendy and Mike were the friendliest, most welcoming helpful couple too, nothing was too much trouble. Our weekend visit coincided with snowy weather so the hot tub was fantastic, sitting, relaxing in there whilst the weather was freezing was just perfect. There was a beautiful welcome hamper to welcome us with luxuries and essentials which was fantastic. The cottage was super cosy too with central heating and a log burning fire, just was you wanted after a bracing walk. Derbyshire is a beautiful area, there's so much to do and so many wonderful walks so the cottage is ideally situated. Our 9 year old son came too and was delighted with the wi-fi and smart TV in the room, such a treat for him. We'll be back again later this year for a week this time as loved it so much.
This cottage is absolutely lovely.. The owners are very helpful and the cottage is beautifully kept. The hot tub is wonderful, especially in a light rain (the weather was very accomodating in supplying this while we were there). Would love to stay here again, and by the look of the website early booking is recommended as its fully booked for the next 5 months!
When we arrived the owners met us and showed us around, they had left a very generous hamper with lots of goodies! The hot tub, robes and towels were great and The property exceeded our expectations and had everything we needed to make a fantastic restful holiday. Thank you!
Fabulous cottage with very friendly, helpful owners.. The cottage is a real home from home with everything you might need, it’s really clean and comfortable and the hot tub is fab! The welcome basket was a lovely touch! Only downside was the having to leave! Will definitely be back again! Thanks for a lovely time.
We stayed at this fantastic cottage for a week which included the New Year and had the most perfect holiday with everything we needed for a relaxing time. We honestly could not find fault with anything and the owners Mike and Wendy are a really lovely couple who ensured that the extra touches made our holiday even more special. The Xmas tree, the welcome pack were lovely and the cottage was equipped to the highest standard I have ever seen, luxurious and practical. This is definately five star quality and the work that Mike and Wendy put into making it special for their guests really is outstanding. The hot tub was amazing and Mike does a great job in ensuring it is clean every day and ready for use. We brought the New Year in at midnight in the hot tub with champagne watching the lovley fire work dispay that Mike set off. We would all like to say a massive thank you to both Mike and Wendy for making our holiday so very special and I have recommended this cottage to all my friends as it really is a wonderful relaxing cottage set in a beautiful area.
Facilities brilliant at the Cottage - super clean and very spacious - all very modern - extra touches of coffee, tea, milk in the fridge and a welcome basket full of food - A* - the owners have gone really to town with all the facilities in the cottage - kitchen amazing - puts our kitchen to shame!
We stayed at Orchard Cottage for the few days before Christmas through to Boxing Day and I can honestly say we had the most unforgettable experience.
Wendy and Mike had thought of everything to make our stay as comfortable and as festive as possible... a welcome Christmas hamper, Prosecco in the fridge, a huge Christmas tree (that puts our own to shame) and of course the hot tub waiting for our presence! The whole cottage was to a very high impeccable standard and there was plenty of room for four adults and two children. The kitchen was more than equipped for cooking Christmas lunch and we had plenty of towels, robes and slippers(!!!) so that we could utilise the hot tub to the max.
Waking up on Christmas morning with two small children was unforgettable in the Derbyshire countryside. After opening presents we spent some time sipping Prosecco in the hot tub feeling like royalty. We were so sad to leave on Boxing Day and wished we were staying the whole week!
We will definitely be back, hopefully in the spring to enjoy the surrounding area even more. Thank you so much for an absolutely wonderful and flawless stay!
Amazing A+ - stayed in lots of places - this is far the best. 5* accommodation - very spacious - huge kitchen with really modern appliances, huge bathroom with wet room - all mod cons - owners lovely - left a welcome basket as well plus milk, tea, lovely coffee machine - everything thought of ! Also lovely quiet rural spot - perfect for getting away from the noise of Brighton! - will be going back in April -
Will definitely recommend.
Orchard cottage was a great place to stay.. Very comfortable and modern with all the facilities you need including the relaxing hot tub particularly after a day spent walking. Mike and Wendy were very friendly and the addition of the welcome basket and other little extras was much appreciated. The location is great - most places are not far to travel by car and there is something to suit everyone, from stately homes to beautiful walks and scenery and for our teenagers Alton Towers being just over 10 minutes drive was a bonus. We would definitely return here and will be recommending to our friends as well.
Staying here now till Friday 4th August it is exceptional lovely goodies basket and milk butter in fridge was perfect we were greated by Wendy and Mike 2 lovley people so friendly we love cottage owners made our stay special it's so nice to find spotless nice 5 star places as we are very fussy we holiday in area 3 times year I have found perfect 1 we are booking next year thankyou so much angie hollie Thomas and Mike xxx
We had a fabulous holiday, perfect location, absolute wonderful hosts
The cottage was very well presented.. The owners welcomed us on arrival and explained everything to us. The presence of a hamper and fresh fruit was a nice touch. The position of the cottage in a nice quiet location helps to ensure a relaxing holiday. We were fortunate with the weather, but of course that cannot be guaranteed.
The owners of Sykes cottage are brilliant.. They provide 5 star service at all levels. They are also very kind and helpful people. Thanks Mike and Wendy
Orchard cottage was a wonderful place to stay! A lovely interior and really well equipped and maintained too. We'd never tried a hot tub before, but that was great! There was a lovely Christmas tree and stove too. The welcome basket was really nice, thank you to the lovely (and helpful) Mike & Wendy!
The location was also in lovely countryside, rolling hills and fresh air, hooray!
Well what can we say about this beautiful cottage other than what our title suggest. A truly lovely retreat matched only by our wonderful hosts Mike and Wendy. Upon arrival my family and I were warmly greeted by our hosts and shown around the accommodation which is gorgeous, spacious and so tastefully presented. We also had an amazing welcome basket of food and drink which was not only a pleasant surprise but the sheer thought put into it was fantastic. The location of Orchard cottage is perfect and enable us to explore this lovely part of the country we had lovely days out to Bakewell, Matlock, Heights of Abraham and a day to Alton Towers water Park which was only a 10 minute drive. Other days we loved our accommodation and its facilities so much we had a couple of days lazing around Orchard Cottage.
To summarize we have had the perfect family holiday in a perfect cottage with perfect hosts who really could not do enough for my family and I and I feel that when we left we didn't leave behind our hosts, we left behind new friends. We will 100% return next year, in fact, I'm counting down the weeks!
One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. The owners gave it 110% everything you could want from a cottage rental bathrobes slippers shower gel shampoo and conditioner in the bathrooms. Televisions in lounge and each bedroom. Th welcome pack was amazing never had one as good everything you could want including a bottle of Prosecco very well equipped in the kitchen. The owners couldn't do enough for you we will definitely be booking again
We loved this cottage! Beautifully turned out, well stocked, lovely relaxing place! It was like staying in a 5* hotel. We will be back!
An absolutely beautiful cottage which was spotlessly clean. The owners were lovely, nothing was too much trouble. You couldn't want for better facilities, would thoroughly recommend.
Orchard Cottage is in a peaceful valley away from any traffic noise. It is decorated and furnished to a high standard and is spotlessly clean. A great deal of thought has gone into every utensil and facility that the guests could ever need. This cottage and their guests' enjoyment is a passion for the friendly owners. We are so pleased we found it. We had a wonderful week and will definitely return.
I've just recent stayed at the Orachard cottage for the last week with my husband and 19 year old son. This cottage has utterly fantastic facilitates and was in the perfect location a very short distance from all places of interest to visit (we are keen walkers). The cottage is extremely clean and has everything you need the welcome hamper was a nice suprise, the hot tub for us topped the whole experience off. Looking to return in the near future and would highly recommend this cottage as an amazing place to stay. Just to add the owners of the cottage are lovely people and were very helpful with good local knowledge.
It was a pleasure staying in this top grade cottage in such a beautiful spot; at the end of a quiet track in the middle of lovely countryside, with fine views and lovely surroundings.
Liked the peaceful setting and the sounds of the countryside. Orchard Cottage itself was wonderful - very clean, modern and well equipped. Many thanks to the owners.
A beautiful cottage with lovely welcoming hosts. Would love to stay again.
It was a very comfortable cottage with lots of little extras. Absolutely loved watching the stars in the hot tub. Lovely location near Ashbourne. The owners were very friendly.
Stayed here with my wife, 2 kids (aged 13 & 11) and my Mother.
We generally try to book a cottage somewhere in the UK for a week around the Easter school holidays and this was easily one of the best we have ever stayed in.
The owners are exceptionally welcoming.
The cottage sits very close to the owners property using the same driveway with parking easily for 2/3 cars). It has a separate utility room with a washing machine and dryer as well as an ample supply of wood and coal for the fire in the evening!
The outside terrace with table and chairs and hot tub is secluded enough to give privacy. The hot tub was such a good experience that we used it every day and has now become a must on our list for next year!
Layout of the cottage is good and it was very clean - with a selection of games, puzzles, books and DVDs.
Our only disappointment was the lack of WIFI (the owner explained this was due to delayed repair works by BT) and Vodafone mobile reception was poor. However these things could not be avoided and did not stop us enjoying the cottage.
We generally tend not to visit the same place twice as we like to visit different areas of the UK but we would definitely consider staying again. If you book this cottage you will definitely not be disappointed!!!
10/10 we will definitely be going back. We loved stargazing from the hot tub in the evenings.
Quite simply put, this is THE best cottage we have ever stayed in. It is beautiful, even better than the photos, and the owners are fantastic. We booked for Christmas 2015 but due to an unexpected illness in the family we didn't actually get there until Boxing Day (4 days late) and to be honest we weren't sure whether to bother making the effort but thank goodness we did as we ended up having a wonderful time, albeit a much shorter holiday than expected! As soon as we arrived we were made really welcome by the owners, the stove was lit and a beautifully decorated Christmas tree had been put up in the living room - we immediately felt at home. The welcome basket was AMAZING - the best we have ever had. The cottage is a really good size and very luxurious with some wonderful personal touches - the hot tub is the icing on the cake. The area is lovely and there is so much to see and do - we can't wait to go back. If you want somewhere to stay with the WOW factor then this is the place - book it now you really won't be disappointed!
A fantastic cottage with everything provided. We would highly recommend this property.
We enjoyed the lovely cottage and the hot tub. The owners were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble.
The Cottage was perfect and everything was to a really high standard. We had a brilliant stay here and the owners are really lovely and helpful. I would definitely stay here again and recommend Orchard Cottage to my friends and family!
The cottage is a home from home. It had everything we could need and more. It is really spacious, modern and clean. The setting is really pretty. It is close to attractions we wanted to visit. Fantastic holiday all round all thanks to such fantastic accommodation.
We had an amazing relaxing family holiday in this lovely homely cottage. The owners have considered everything needed. We particularly enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub. The Cottage was clean and decorated beautifully. Coming from a major city, we were pleasantly surprised how peaceful and relaxing this holiday was. It is in a great location, near Alton Towers and Gullivers theme park. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.
Very hard to fault this place. Excellent welcome basket, very well equipped from wifi to hot tub, short drive to walk, cycle or explore the local history. Owners extremely helpful. Well out in the country down a long driveway but 10 minutes from sainsbury wait rose and M & S if you need them. Downstairs single room would be easily wheelchair accessible if you needed it.
This cottage is a home from home. The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need. It is really spacious, modern and clean. The setting is really pretty. It is close to many attractions. The hot tub was an appreciated added bonus. The welcome hamper was really lovely. Loved the coffee machine, the selection of DVD's, magazines available and the SMART TV's. It was great for our one year old and two year old. We put a stair gate between the kitchen and hall and they still had plenty of space to play in/get about (kitchen/lounge/sunroom). Fantastic holiday all round all thanks to such fantastic accommodation. Thanks to the owners! Highly recommend!
We had a wonderful time. It is a great area to explore with lots to see and do.
The cottage was lovely and gardens were well maintained, they looked very pretty.
I will definitely be recommending to family and friends, we hope to return again soon.
The owners were very helpful. They have put a lot of thought into getting every detail right in both a practical and a decor sense. The cottage and surroundings are excellent - there is nothing not to like!
The owners were lovely and very welcoming. The house was in a fabulous condition with the gardens particularly well cared for. The kitchen had everything you could wish for and more. The tremendous hot tub was a great bonus in the spectacular garden with the most amazing flower baskets and tubs. Although the owners stay next door, we only saw them on our arrival and departure.
Orchard Cottage is a beautiful cottage with a helpful, friendly owner. This cottage was by far the best we've ever stayed in, the owner have thought of everything. We loved our stay here.
This cottage is a gem with the owners providing a luxury cottage. We stayed here for a week and totally fell in love with the place. It is ideal for going out for the day for long walks or visiting some lovely places. I would give this cottage 10/10, we will be back.
The most comfortable cottage we have stayed in. Had lovely leather sofas for the evening, a log burner for cooler nights, a great range of kitchen equipment and fantastic hot tub. In lovely quiet setting with friendly owners.
Myself and 3 other friends stayed at this lovely cottage for 3 nights whilst we visited Alton Towers resort (a short and traffic free journey from the cottage) and we were all thouroughly impressed with the establishment, the owners were welcoming and accustoming considering we arrived at the time of 11.30pm!
The cottage itself was excellent, extremely clean and with more features than could be dreamed of including a quality kitchen with all utensils and appliances required, a lovely living space and bathrooms were top of the range. Of course the hot tub helped to put the icing on the cake!
Considering we were only the second set of people to stay at the cottage i thought they had already got it spot on!
Already planning to go back and stay there even just for the cottage itself, a pleasure.
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