- Hot tub
- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
73 Customer Reviews
"Every need catered for."
Perhaps usb sockets in kitchen and bedroom.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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!
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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!
"Wow! Stunning cottage, beautiful setting, so much attention to detail has been given."
Absolutely everything provided that could possibly be needed. Super welcome basket.
"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.
"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
"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
"Everything was provided, lots of lovely little touches, friendly owners, comfortable cottage, great outside space."
Definately one to return to.
"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.
"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!.
"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.
"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
"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.
"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.
Very well equipped. Welcome basket a lovely treat.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Excellent cottage, in a lovely location."
Only thing to improve- a radio in kitchen?
"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!"
"Fabulous cottage ."
The owners Mike and Wendy were lovely . Beautiful area . Hot tub was great even in the rain !
"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.
"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.
"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!
"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 !
"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.
"The cottage was spacious,immaculately clean, with extra touches such as the welcome food basket."
"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 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 owners have thought of so many special touches."
Beautiful location and cottage. Really enjoyed our stay.
"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!!
"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.
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
"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!!
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.
"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!
"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.
"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.
"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!
"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!"
"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.
"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
"Great place to stay!"
The hosts were very accommodating and accessible and very helpful when needed. Highly recommend!
"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.
"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.
"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!
"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.
"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
"The owners were extremely helpful and made sure our stay was the best it could be."
We will definitely be booking again :)
"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.
"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.
"The owners did everything in there power to make this cottage as comfortable as possible"
- 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).
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.
About the location
Ashbourne 3 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:
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