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Orchard Cottage

(Ref. 971030)

Findern, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "We will be back - great for dogs and safe for cars"

    Glad you all enjoyed Orchard cottage and the weather was kind to you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2024

  • "Cottage was really well equipped, nice and clean and owners were really friendly and helpful."

    Iam pleased you enjoyed your stay in orchard cottage and visit to Derbyshire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Apr 2024

  • "A lovely holiday cottage with everything you could want, very warm and cosy with comfortable beds and sofas."

    A fantastic secure garden which our two dogs absolutely loved. A bit of traffic noise from the nearby motorway but that is mentioned in the description so wasn't unexpected, it wouldn't detract us from going again as it's such a nice place in a lovely village with friendly people.

    thank you for your feedback and glad to hear you enjoyed your holiday,staying in orchard cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage and garden."

    Had everything we needed. Spacious, clean and comfortable. Plenty of nice pubs and walks in the area. Would highly recommend and hope to go again.

    Thank you for your comments and even though it is winter you found lots to do. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Feb 2024

  • "We found the property to be very spacious."

    We were a party of 4 adults and 2 border collies. The very large garden was perfect for the dogs and they amused themselves, whilst we watched them from the warmth of the cottage. The cottage had been decorated for Christmas which made our stay more enjoyable.

    Thank you for your feedback and please you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Dec 2023

  • "Wonderful accommodation at Orchard Cottage."

    We were made most welcome by the owner. Extremely comfortable cottage, warm and with every facility. Our little dog was in her element exploring and playing in the expansive garden which was safe and completely secure. Lovely walks right from the doorstep and pubs and eating establishments a short distance away. We would love to return to such a friendly area.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely big, clean, bright and airy cottage with a huge safe garden for our Mabel (Lhasa) and her Cousin Daisy ( Shihtzu)."

    Lots of thought has gone into making this place comfy inside and out with chairs and tables on porch and really comfy bed and another table on the suntrap garden and a thoughtful welcome package. Great situ for visiting the beautiful Peaks or just relaxing with a walk near by. We shall be back :)

    Thank you for your comments on our cottage,so please you enjoyed your stay in Derbyshire. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Oct 2023

  • "A very enjoyable week away at Orchard Cottage."

    On arrival, the cottage was found to be very spacious, clean and well presented. The garden was very secure and our dogs loved it. The underfloor heating was very effective and kept us warm at all times. My only positive criticism is that the kitchen appliances are dated, and the fridge accumulated pools of water internally.

    Thank for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry you had an issue with the fridge, this was due to a blockage internally,this has been rectified. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2023

  • "The owners were very friendly and the cottage was lovely with an amazing garden"

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "A spacious and comfortable bungalow with a large enclosed garden which our dog loved."

    The bungalow had everything that we needed for a relaxing holiday. It is close to the A38 so you can hear some traffic noise if you are outside but it didn't bother us. It is situated in a quiet village but with easy access to surrounding towns. Would highly recommend this bungalow especially if you have a dog.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2023

  • "Orchard cottage a lovely bungalow set in a large lawned garden."

    It had every thing we needed for a great stay. The milk, biscuits etc a nice thought. The road noise is soon forgotten. We had a wonderful restful week and I think the sunshine we had was a special order! Will recommend to friends etc.

    Reviewed by Franziska5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great cottage and the owner welcomed us."

    Milk and biscuits provided on arrival. The property was spacious and the garden was the same which our four legged friend had a great time in. We have booked to go back again next year.

    Reviewed by William4.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and a great stay."

    Rosemary was very welcoming and advised us of local walks and also recommended places to visit around the area. We found the cottage very comfortable with everything that was needed on hand. Local restaurants were very good with the Bubble Inn exceptional for their Thursday Greek Night! Would recommend this cottage to anyone even if you don’t have a dog, Lots of local walks from the from the front gate and the canal path was great leading to the marina and Willington. Will definitely come again if in the area.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a lovely, roomy bungalow in a fantastic area with a very large private garden for the dogs."

    I have nothing negative to say about this place, the owners have thought of everything to make it a holiday home from home, we loved it thank you.

    Thank you for choosing Orchard cottage for your holiday and nice to hear yourselves and the doggies enjoy your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jun 2023

  • "Orchard Cottage was very clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Rosemary came to welcome us soon after we arrived, and again to say goodbye just before we left. We particularly enjoyed watching the rabbits and birds in the garden. If only we lived nearer, we would definitely stay here again. We can recommend Tea at Three in nearby Melbourne for afternoon teas!

    Thank you for your feedback and you enjoyed your stay, I will add Tea at Three to our places to visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "An absolutely stunning property, set in an ideal location for lots of country walks."

    The cottage was exceptionally clean and provided everything required for a wonderful holiday. It was definitely a home from home. Rosemary one of the property owners we met was warm and friendly. I would definitely recommend this property to family and friends.

    Thank you for your feedback,it's was lovely to hear you had enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0May 2023

  • "We’ve had a wonderful time in this beautiful cottage."

    So comfortable for all of us .The dogs just loved the large safe garden. The very friendly owner has thought of everything for your comfort.

    Thank you for your feedback, so please you enjoyed your stay. Thank you again for the yummy Bakewell tart Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole5.0May 2023

  • "Was met by the owner and was greeted by her very friendly, Coffee,Tea Milk, and Biscuits."

    All the mod cons which we were impressed with, peaceful stay except by the rumbling of the Motorway. would recommend to friends and family

    Thank you for your feedback and please you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful clean, comfortable and spacious bungalow."

    On arrival there was a parking bay allocated for the property. After a walk down the garden path you reached the front door. Shortly after our arrival the owner kindly came to see if we had settled in and was only next door if required. We loved the large secure garden for our dog although there was traffic noise from the nearby dual carriageway. There were many walks from the doorstep leading to nearby nature reserves and the canal. It was so lovely seeing the primroses, cowslips and bluebells. Also plenty of interesting areas to visit not too far away including Willington's Marcia Marina, Calke Abbey and beautiful reservoirs for woodland walks. We really enjoyed our week's holiday. Thank you to the owners, Rosemary and David.

    Thank you for coming to Orchard cottage and glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glynis4.4Apr 2023

  • "Very thoughtful owners high standard and amount of crockery and kitchen items."

    Very clean. The beds and sofas very comfortable. Plenty of towels and tea towels. Milk, rolls, tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits and home made marmalade. Overall we were made to feel very welcome. Excellent well kept outside space for our dogs to chase around in. We have stayed in many cottages and these considerate owners unlike some places haven’t skimped on providing their guests with a quality experience. Thank you our stay was restful and relaxing we would definitely recommend and return.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and it was nice to hear you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "On arrival to Orchard Cottage we were greeted by Rosemary who welcomed us and showed us to the property."

    The interior was lovely and clean. There was a little welcome gift of milk, bread rolls and some shortbread biscuits which were so thoughtful and appreciated. All cleaning products were stocked, which was great, as other properties we have stayed in didn't provide a lot of things. We didn't have a four legged friend with us but can see why it is perfect if you do. The grounds are ample enough for any dog to exercise and we saw plenty of people walking their dogs in the local area. As others have stated the beds are very comfortable. The only improvement we can suggest is that the instructions for the heating are made available to the guests. I know we asked once for the temperature to be turned down (and it was) but it was still too warm. There are plenty of pubs in the vicinity to try if you don’t want to cook yourselves, however, one word of warning if you head to The Bubble Inn – our experience was awful (and if we had checked other reviews rather than be taken in by the look of it on the exterior we wouldn’t have gone). We had to wait well over an hour for food which only appeared when we asked where it was. The food was actually tasty but not overly warm.

    Thank you for your feedback and for coming to Orchard cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Feb 2023

  • "Property is very well equipped, spotlessly clean and we were made to feel welcome by the owners."

    We would certainly recommend this holiday home to anyone..

    Thank you for your feedback and so glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eddie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    Fantastic owners. Really caring and thoughtful. Could not do better. Thank you.

    Thank you, so glad enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great holiday cottage with super hosts."

    Thank you for coming to our cottage and that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Norrie5.0Aug 2022

  • "The owners' Rosemary and David were lovely they came to say hello and asked if we needed anything."

    They left us milk bread rolls and some biscuits. The property is south facing so we had the sun all day. The garden was very spacious enough for our two little dogs to play. The bed was enormous and so comfortable we didn't want to get out of it every morning. Plenty of pots pans plates etc. There is Asda, Sainsbury's Aldi, and Tesco all about a 15-minute drive away. They all deliver except Aldi. We didn't drive anywhere as when you walk out of the property down the lane you are met by the canal where left is to The Bubble Inn which is dog friendly and serves greek and English food. If you turn right along the canal you hit Nadee an Indian restaurant with a large outside seating area that is also dog friendly. We loved the property so much we have already booked to go for 2 weeks next year.

    Thank you for choosing Orchard cottage and glad you enjoyed your stay. You certainly had the best weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "What a fabulous cottage lovely friendly owners everything you could wish for ..."

    What a fabulous cottage lovely friendly owners everything you could wish for well equipped lovely clean and fantastic garden and dog friendly would high recommend this property thanks Paul Joan

    Thank you, Iam glad you enjoyed your stay and you had wonderful weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jul 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with Freeview TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin with trundle and Freeview TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric double oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 3 x TVs (one is Smart TV) in the lounge, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden, lawns, decking and furniture
  • Two well-behaved medium dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 1 mile away and restaurants 2 miles.Tea room approximately 0.2 miles away Note: Some distant background traffic noise from the A50 can be heard during peak times
  • Note: Mandatory pet supplement of £10 per dog per week

The property

Willington 1.8 miles.

Tucked away in the idyllic village of Findern near Willington, Derbyshire, is this charming two-bedroom, detached bungalow, Orchard Cottage.

Enjoying a fabulous location with easy access to the local amenities and bustling city of Derby, Orchard Cottage is a fantastic dog-friendly dwelling for couples or a family of five, plus their two canine companions.

Park-up in one of two off-road parking spaces, before making your way into your new home from home.

Be welcomed into the open-plan living space, where you can look forward to whipping up delicious meals for your loved ones in the well-equipped kitchen, featuring a handy dishwasher and washing machine, ready to enjoy at the dining table for four over a celebratory bottle of fizz.

If the weather is nice, why not choose from two outdoor seating areas where you can dine alfresco, as your pooches run and play on the large lawns?

After dinner, retire to the plush sofas where you can snuggle up and watch a family favourite on the Freeview TV.

After a day of exploring, treat your muscles to a soothing soak in the bath or a hot shower, before choosing from two well-appointed bedrooms, a super-king-size with zip/link and its own en-suite shower room and a twin with trundle, both of which offer plenty of storage and Freeview TVs for those leisurely wake-ups over a steaming cup of coffee.

Head to the neighbouring village of Willington for your local amenities, where you will find the beautiful Mercia Marina, peppered with an excellent selection of pubs, eateries, a tearoom and shops, so there are plenty of dining options to choose from on those evenings when you don’t feel like cooking!

There is also a well-stocked convenience store for stocking up on any last-minute essentials.

Wildlife enthusiasts will delight at the Willington Wetlands Nature Reserve where you can spot the local wildlife, or if that isn’t your thing, enjoy leisurely walks along the flowing River Trent.

For a taste of city life, head into Derby where you will find a wealth of attractions, including the imposing Derby Cathedral, The Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill and the Derby Museum & Art Gallery.

Next stop is Burton upon Trent, where you can tour the National Brewery Museum, test out your clubs at the excellent golf club or visit the nearby National Forest Adventure Farm for a fun family day out.

For the ultimate day trip, why not make the drive over to Alton, where you can enjoy the thrills and delights of the renowned Alton Towers Theme Park?

All this and more awaits at Orchard Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Mercia Marina 1 mile; Derby 6 miles; Burton-on-Trent 8 miles; Swadlincote 9 miles.

Findern is a lovely village situated about six miles west of Derby. The village green is overlooked by All Saints Parish Church where a carved semi-circular stone or 'tympanum' discovered when the previous Norman Church was demolished in 1862, is preserved. There are great walks in the area and the largest inland marina in Europe, Mercia Marina with its bars, boutique shops and restaurants is just one mile away. It is a great base to explore the Peak District with its market towns of Bakewell and Ashbourne, as well as its many pretty villages. Also the National Trust properties of Calke Abbey, Kedleston Hall and Sudbury Hall with its museum of childhood are all within 10 miles. A little further is the National Trust owned Hardwick Hall, and the Duke of Devonshire's Chatsworth Estate with its annual country fair and Adventure Farm for children. The National Memorial Arboretum and the rich heritage of Burton-on-Trent with its fantastic National Brewery Centre Museum is just down the road. You can also venture into the National Forest with the award-winning Conkers attraction just 10 miles away, plus Castle Donnington race track is just 20 minutes’ drive and Alton Towers is 30 minutes’ away. Something for everyone, every day of the year.

Please note: There is a £10 per supplement for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season