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Orchard Cottage

(Ref. 6093)

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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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104 Customer Reviews

  • "Cleanliness was first class."

    Everything was spotless. Attention to detail truly exceeded our expectations. For example the welcome pack. You can see the owners enjoy letting this out, by they the way they have maintained the cottage. It’s a credit to them. Only reason for a 4 in comfort. We are all use to it own bed and pillows, our issue not there’s. Everything else was top draw. Amazing.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Apr 2024

  • "This is the only place I have stayed where absolutely everything you can think of had been provided."

    It was such a homely, relaxing place to stay and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by Clair5.0Mar 2024

  • "Mike and Wendy have been brilliant."

    Mike came to our rescue when we were lost and still managed to get a roaring fire ready for us. The welcome hamper, especially the lovely tarts, was very much appreciated and saved an immediate trip to a convenience store. The cottage is immaculate, everything you need is there for you. The jacuzzi is warm and inviting on a winters day. I cannot recommend highly enough and hope to come back.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely and comfortable cottage with nice views."

    The owners we very welcoming and showed us around. It was very kind of them to leave us some milk, eggs etc.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had an amazing weekend at Orchard cottage."

    A beautiful little cottage tucked away in scenic nature. Mike and Wendy were wonderful hosts and looked after us really well.

    Reviewed by Sabeha5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great stay, thoroughly enjoyed."

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property was very well equipped, very well furnished and super comfy."

    The sun room was perfect for relaxing after sitting in the hot tub. The hosts were very helpful and informative and made us feel at home. We were given good directions to get to the property as sat nav would have definitely taken us to the wrong address. Would highly recommend this property and we'd love to return there again.

    Reviewed by Shammi5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cleanest and best equipped holiday cottage we have stayed at in our 30 years of holidaying."

    The cottage was a perfect base for exploring the area. Downstairs bathroom and bedroom perfect for elderly parent.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great welcome hamper, lots of local produce"

    Reviewed by Lyndsay5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely touch with the basket of goodies."

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property which really suited 3 generations of family."

    Each room had their own TV which saved any arguments on what to watch! Everything had been thought of and the welcome basket was the best we ever had. The beds were so comfortable that for the first time away I actually slept like a baby. The hot tub was a bit hit for all. Location was perfect for a quiet get away. Would definitely stay again of up this way. Owners were helpful. Loved it all.

    Reviewed by Lara5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic Holiday at Orchard Cottage."

    Mike & Wendy went above & beyond... Welcome basket was a real treat with fresh bread amongst other goodies...including farm shop milk & cream cakes in the fridge. Would rate the cottage 5 star... Highly recommend others to stay at Orchard Cottage.. Thanks again Fiona & Bill

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jun 2023

  • "We have stayed in a number of cottages all across the peaks."

    This rates as one of the best. Mike welcomed us when we arrived and gave us a tour. It is clear that Mike and his good lady have left little to chance. The cottage is deceptively spacious. All of the rooms are a good size. I think it sleeps 5/6. Our friends had the double and we had the twin. We used the downstairs bathroom and were very impressed with the finish as well as the performance of the shower. The kitchen was easy to navigate and had plenty of cutlery etc. There was even a bluetooth speaker supplied for using outside with the hot tub, we made good use of both. As mike stated in his welcome email, do not expect your Satnav to get you to the location. My advice would be to call Mike when you think you're close. Some lovely pubs nearby too. We ate at the Crown and also the excellent Bowling Green Inn. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Fran5.0Jun 2023

  • "Cannot fault your lovely place."

    We had an amazing time for a well needed get away and enjoying our Babies first holiday. We very much appreciated the help and advice you offered. You should be very proud of this place.

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful property and owners."

    A perfect stay. Very well equipped with everything you could want. Lovely peace and quiet and located well to explore the Peak District, the potteries of Stoke-on-Trent, Bakewell and Buxton and of course Alton Towers. Loved the hot tub which was perfect to end a day exploring. We aim to go back in the near future.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "From the warm welcome by the owners, to the wonderful surroundings and facilities, this property was just perfect for our holiday."

    So comfortable, with everything we needed, including the most amazing welcome basket we have ever seen. A beautiful cottage, so clean and spacious. Thank you so much to the owners, we hope to see you again in the future.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Four ladies of a certain age on our annual week of doing what we want with no one to both us. We loved it. Took a while to find. We couldn’t find the turn off the main road. A sign at the end of the drive would be useful. It all added to the fun tho as we laughed so much as we went up and down the road.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0May 2023

  • "Mike and Wendy are fantastic hosts friendly very welcoming."

    They supplied a lovely welcome basket with all you needed to settle in for your first night. The house it self was very clean and well presented. We all had an amazing stay and would stay here again if we we're in the neighbourhood. Thankyou for a most enjoyable carefree stay. Graham Lin Karen & Stuart

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a lovely short trip for My Wife’s 40th Birthday."

    Mike and Wendy were very helpful and friendly. It felt very welcoming that they both came out to welcome my wife and children. Showed us in and basic things to know then left us to it. Lovely hamper too. Definitely lives up the the reviews. Many thanks Marcus Baines

    Reviewed by Marcus5.0Mar 2023

  • "An excellent cottage in a nice location (although parking a bit tight!"

    ) With amazing welcome hamper / robes / slippers and hot tub towels all provided! Fire was lit for us on arrival and owners were very helpful!

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage is perfect everything you need, set in a wonderful location and a hot tub too !"

    The owners are nearby and so welcoming make you feel really at home The area offers lots of things to do with lovely walks and really good restaurants Hope to be back soon - very popular so have to keep eye out for spaces thank you

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Made to feel very welcome and owners were very approachable and hospitable. House is in a wonderful rural setting and is beautifully maintained. A weekend wasn’t long enough!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely relaxing stay at a superb location."

    Just what was needed. The owners are fantastic and we’d highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2022

  • "It was our second time at Orchard Cottage and we loved our stay."

    Would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Dec 2022

  • "Just spent four days in this lovely cottage."

    Mike was super friendly and helpful!! Fantastic welcome basket. Lovely lit fire for us on arrival and heating very efficient. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage and Wendy and Mike were the perfect hosts!"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely - clean and comfortable with all the resources and equipment you might need."

    It made for a very relaxing stay as everything had been thought of. Lovely little touches, such as the amount of kitchen equipment, jigsaws for rainy days and local maps provided.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage, with everything you could need to hand."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful, the hot tub very welcome, and the kitchen one of the best equipped we've ever had in a rental. Great walks from the door (allowing for rogue stiles and a mysterious lack of footpath signage!!). For the win, Denstone Farm Shop is a short drive away and stocks amazing food and drink. Easy to find, and down a long farm drive, so very quiet and sheltered from the outside world - heavenly!!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely."

    It was spotlessly clean. There was everything you could possibly want. The hot tub was fabulous, perfect for star gazing. Perfect, rural setting, but close enough to Ashbourne if you wanted to go. We had taxis, which cost £10 each way. We ate at the Duncombe Arms, which was ok, but nothing to shout about. Ashbourne had a better choice of restaurants. Would definitely return. Thank you

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful modern cottage in quiet countryside location but 3 miles from nearest town."

    The cottage is modernised to a high standard and the hosts had thought of everything with a surprise hamper in the kitchen. Clean comfortable and hot tub made the holiday. Definitely recommend Margarette

    Reviewed by Margarette5.0Sep 2022

  • "Thank you so much to Wendy and Mike for a wonderful week at Orchard Cottage."

    The cottage was spotless and had everything we could possibly need - the hot tub was a real bonus. The welcome basket was the best we’ve ever had, all useful stuff with a few little luxuries. Wendy and Mike were helpful and friendly, and always there if we needed them (we didn’t - we had no issues at all!). We would definitely recommend Orchard Cottage to anyone. Our kids are 4 and 8 and they loved it, especially waving to the cows in the neighbouring field on the way out every morning! Thanks again for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2022

  • "Every need catered for."

    Perhaps usb sockets in kitchen and bedroom.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great cottage , love the down stairs shower and bath."

    Great welcome pack . The owners are very nice and helpful. Peaceful location and not far from Alton towers. Would have given it 5stars but the internet during the evening was poor. Owners said they going to sort that so would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful set in a really quiet area with very little passing traffic - one car all week."

    It is extremely comfortable and clean and well equipped. The garden is a sun trap and a lovely place to sit and eat on a warm day. The owners next door are friendly but unobtrusive. The welcome basket was the best we’ve ever had. We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2022

  • "We stayed in Orchard cottage for one week in mid May."

    The owners Wendy & Mike met us on arrival & showed us everything we needed to know. A lovely couple who couldn't do enough for us.The cottage was immaculate & everything you could possibly need was there including a lovely welcome pack.The cottage was surrounded by beautiful countryside with lovely walks and a nice little pub a short drive away ( The Royal oak) food was amazing. We can not find anything negative to say about this lovely cottage it was an amazing week we spent at Orchard cottage we will be back!! Loved the hot tub too PERFECT. Best wishes Chris & Diane.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2022

  • "This cottage is pure luxury: the welcome basket was packed full of delicious goodies; the view was glorious; the Hot tub perfect; the hosts extremely helpful."

    Great location for spectacular scenery and plenty of things to do within driving distance for all ages. You will not be disappointed in anything at all. In fact if Sykes awarded holiday cottage of the year it would easily be presented to Orchard Cottage.

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Apr 2022

  • "A relaxing break at a stunning cottage set in beautiful countryside!"

    A welcome basket with essentials was very useful, hosts were knowledgable & helpful. The well appointed hot tub allowed us to unwind & socialise, thank you, it was perfect!

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Mar 2022

  • "Gorgeous property with all home comforts provided, including hot tub towels!"

    Lovely, helpful couple living next door who gave us our privacy. Had a fun and relaxing break in this beautiful setting and surrounding area. Enjoyed watching the birds visit bird feeder outside kitchen window. Short drive away to Dovedale Stepping Stones which is an easy walk.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic stay in an amazing location- stunning scenery."

    Cottage had everything we needed and the welcome basket of goodies was a lovely surprise. Really high standard throughout. Helpful to have maps and books for suggested walks. Hosts were very helpful. Would recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2022

  • "What a wonderful holiday home."

    We had a warm welcome from Mike and Wendy with a tour of the property, the wood burner lit, and a generous and luxurious welcome basket. The cottage is very clean, comfortable, and stylish but the little thoughtful extras make it extraordinary - things like first aid supplies, European electrical plug converter, conditioner in the dispensers... We made full use of the hot tub and generally had a marvellous time.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2022

  • "A beautifully finished cottage tucked away, well off the beaten track."

    The owners, Mike and Wendy, could not have been more helpful including cleaning our extremely muddy boots after the wettest, muddiest walk to Dovedale ever. The cottage was the perfect cosy place to come back to, light the fire, cook dinner in the extremely well appointed kitchen and jump into the hot tub to warm up! Everything had been thought of including a delicious welcome hamper, fuel and lighters for the fire, robes and slippers if required, towels for the hot tub in addition to bathroom towels, handsoaps/shampoo/conditioners and even a bluetooth speaker to use outside eating alfresco on warmer days or with the hot tub, which also had coloured lights to set the mood. We all had a fantastic stay and will definitely be back in hopefully drier weather.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Feb 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Orchard Cottage for my birthday weekend."

    We found the cottage spacious and warm. I would have happily stayed for the whole week.

    Reviewed by Vic5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, clean and will maintained with veey comfortabls beds."

    Owners were helpful and friendly without being at all intrusive. Hot tub was perfect after a day out too!

    Reviewed by Nisha5.0Jan 2022

  • "Wow! Stunning cottage, beautiful setting, so much attention to detail has been given."

    Absolutely everything provided that could possibly be needed. Super welcome basket.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2021

  • "It's no wonder this property has a perfect rating."

    Every detail is well thought out and the space is immaculate. Truly a home away from home. The hosts were extremely helpful and friendly and our stay exceeded our expectations in every way. Well done. I would highly recommend Orchard Cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Dec 2021

  • "Orchard cottage was an absolute delight!"

    Spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and a very well stocked kitchen! Gorgeous bathroom and bedrooms. Hot tub was fab. The hosts are amazing and so helpful and welcoming. Gorgeous welcome hamper too. Would definitely recommend. Thank you

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Dec 2021

  • "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

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Everything was provided, lots of lovely little touches, friendly owners, comfortable cottage, great outside space."

    Definately one to return to.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a very warm welcome from the owners who greeted us upon arrival."

    They showed us how to operate the hot tub, boiler and kitchen appliances as well as giving us advise with regard to when was a good time to visit places we had chosen to visit. The welcome pack far exceeded our expectations and was more than we have ever received before. The cottage is in a lovely quiet spot but is well situated for visiting local places of interest. It was comforting to know that when you returned to the cottage you could relax in the comfort of its facilities or in the most welcome hot tub. This being all inclusive in the price. The owners went out of their way to say goodbye to us at the end of our stay to ensure that we had been satisfied with the accommodation as they hadn't seen us during our stay. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage and would have no reservations in returning again in the future.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Really had a fantastic holiday,couldn't of been made more welcome, cottage very clean,anything you needed it was there!"

    ,lovely quiet spot,GREAT!.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2021

  • "We've recently had a super week away at Orchard Cottage!"

    The owners were very welcoming and they left us a fantastic hamper, one of the best we've seen on our cottage holidays. The hot tub was an added bonus and we enjoyed sitting in it during the evenings, looking up at the stars. The accommodation was faultless and met our expectations. The location was brilliant, the Peak District on your doorstep and Alton Towers for our teenagers was nearby. A wonderful week away,we hope to go back.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2021

  • "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. We would highly recommend this cottage and we will definitely return

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2021

  • "There were several features that need a mention: first,the very warm greeting by Mike and Wendy, the excellent welcome basket of both essentials and goodies prosecco and the most tasty whisky marmalade ever, the full inventory of fittings and equipment ( far more than most cootages we have visited), smart t/vs in the lounge and two bedrooms."

    The hot tub was brilliant and we used it more than we expected we would. A delightful and peaceful location - thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful, well maintained cottage with excellent facilities."

    The owners are very welcoming and friendly. The position of the cottage down a long metalled drive means that it is quiet and a great place for a relaxing break. This was our second visit and we look forward going again.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2021

  • "Great cottage."

    Very well equipped. Welcome basket a lovely treat.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2021

  • "Orchard Cottage was a wonderful find; the cottage is immaculate and a lovely layout."

    The enclosed garden was good for our daughter to play in. The location of the cottage is a great place for exploring the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2021

  • "Second visit so anticipated how excellent it would be."

    Absolutely spotless cottage and obvious the owners are making exceptional efforts to be covid safe. We love everything about the cottage. Great welcome pack and fabulous hot tub but all facilities excellent. We cannot fault this cottage or the efforts the owners make to give their visitors a great stay.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Orchard Cottage."

    It was absolutely spotless and had all the things we needed to make it a real home-from-home. The cottage was very comfortable and peaceful and the hot tub was a real bonus. We would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Kirsten5.0Aug 2020

  • "Excellent cottage, in a lovely location."

    Only thing to improve- a radio in kitchen?

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jul 2020

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Lovely people.

    Reviewed by Trudie5.0Mar 2020

  • "Stayed with 4 old school friends to celebrate our 50th birthdays Mike and Wendy were the perfect hosts and we all had a brilliant time The cottage is beautiful and very well equipped We'll come back!"


    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage ."

    The owners Mike and Wendy were lovely . Beautiful area . Hot tub was great even in the rain !

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jan 2020

  • "Orchard Cottage is a "hidden gem" in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside."

    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.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was warm and cosy and really clean, the host were lovely and welcoming."

    The hot tub was nice and relaxing. And it’s close to lots of attractions.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Oct 2019

  • "Great cottage, spotlessly clean , comfortable , spacious and extremely well equipped."

    Hot tub well looked after with robes, towels and slippers supplied accordingly. Owners are warm and friendly and available if any assistance is required. Cottage is in a lovely area of parkland and there are lots of linking footpaths for long or short local walks. Also we enjoyed the off road loop walk to the local pub as well as cycling on the nearby Tissington Trail. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a fantastic family holiday in Orchard Cottage."

    Hosts Mike and Wendy couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. The cottage was immaculate and everything we could have needed was included. The hot tub was great fun for us all to relax in after fun filled days. We will definitely be booking again !

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Aug 2019

  • "This cottage and it’s owners were just perfect!"

    The house and garden were lovely and clean and it had everything we needed plus more. Wendy and Mike were really relaxed and friendly, making us feel comfortable in this home from home.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was spacious,immaculately clean, with extra touches such as the welcome food basket."

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2019

  • "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

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2019

  • "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

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2019

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Feb 2019

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2018

  • "The owners have thought of so many special touches."

    Beautiful location and cottage. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Dec 2018

  • "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!!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2018

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Sock5.0Nov 2018

  • "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

    Reviewed by Cat5.0Sep 2018

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Bev4.7Sep 2018

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Aug 2018

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Carla5.0Aug 2018

  • "This property was amazing."

    The owners are fantastic and the cottage is as well equipped as a home. Loved the holiday.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jul 2018

  • "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!!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2018

  • "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

    Reviewed by Paula5.0May 2018

  • "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!!

    Reviewed by Mushandimai5.0Apr 2018

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2018

  • "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!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2018

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2018

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Feb 2018

  • "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!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2018

  • "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!"

    Reviewed by Mellissa5.0Sep 2017

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Aug 2017

  • "We had a fabulous holiday, perfect location, absolute wonderful hosts"

    Reviewed by Angela4.8Jul 2017

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jun 2017

  • "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

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Jun 2017

  • "Great place to stay!"

    The hosts were very accommodating and accessible and very helpful when needed. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Ciara5.0Mar 2017

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location with excellent facilities."

    The owners are extremely welcoming and helpful. I would highly recommend this cottage and will definitely re-visit in the future.

    Reviewed by Donna Lee5.0Mar 2017

  • "The cottage is very well equipped and in a quiet location."

    The owners made us feel at home and ready to help us have a very enjoyable time.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Dec 2016

  • "We loved the cottage."

    The hot tub (having never tried one before) was a lot of fun, and the welcome basket was lovely. Thank you! The cottage interior is beautiful and really well equipped. And there was a wonderful Christmas tree!

    Reviewed by James4.6Dec 2016

  • "Orchard Cottage was absolutely fabulous."

    Mike and Wendy had kindly lit the fire for our arrival and there was a very generous welcome basket waiting for us. The house was immaculate and very comfortable. The hot tub was lovely and very well maintained. We had a fantastic time and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Nov 2016

  • "The cottage is just purely fantastic and the owners very friendly ."

    Every little detail has been met in an absolute amazing way .if you can think of something you would like to make your holiday perfect then rest assured you will find it at this lovely cottage .can't fault the cottage in any way and we will definitely be visiting again next October

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Oct 2016

  • "The owners were extremely helpful and made sure our stay was the best it could be."

    We will definitely be booking again :)

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2016

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage, everything you could wish for and more."

    The best cottage we have been to, all down to Wendy & Mike's dedication to make this a first class property. Also a welcome basket which was crammed full of goodies!! Well done both of you.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Oct 2016

  • "We have stayed in about 16 different 5 star rated Sykes cottages and this is by far the best we have stayed in and the closest to perfection."

    The property was immaculate, attention to detail fantastic, welcome pack by far the best we have had, the owners couldn't do enough to help and make our holiday a great one. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2016

  • "The owners did everything in there power to make this cottage as comfortable as possible"

    Reviewed by David4.4Aug 2016

  • "Fantastic location"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2015

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  • 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.
  • 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).

The property

This beautiful detached cottage is situated next door to the owner’s home and adjacent to a small plant nursery, in the small hamlet of Calwich, surrounded by wonderful countryside with walks to enjoy, close to the lovely market town of Ashbourne.

Enter the cottage into a spacious hallway, where to the left is a beautifully equipped kitchen, complete with dining area, and then through to the sitting room with a warming woodburning stove and 40" Smart TV to enjoy after a day of exploring the area.

French doors lead to a pretty sun room and access to the private garden.

The other side of the hallway leads to the ground floor single bedroom with TV and luxurious bathroom with freestanding bath, perfect for that pampering bubble bath.

Upstairs are two further bedrooms and a shower room.

Adding to the luxury of this gorgeous cottage, the owners include bathrobes and slippers, and Smart TV in the double bedrooms.

Completing the picture is the lovely hot tub in the garden.

Part of the garden is walled with lawn and patio housing that hot tub, making it perfect to enjoy all day.

There is a huge array of things to enjoy from this cottage, including some wonderful walks, cycle routes and attractions of the area, including nearby Ashbourne, with its fine antiques stores, cobbled streets and variety of pubs and restaurants.

Alton Towers is a short drive away, along with Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.

This wonderful cottage is the perfect retreat at all times throughout the year.

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About the location


Ashbourne 3.8 miles; Alton 5.4 miles; Milldale 9.9 miles.

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. The Dove and Manifold Valleys are also close by, and both Carsington Water and Alton Towers are within a 20 minute drive, making this a great location for relaxation and enjoyment all year round.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas