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Orchard Cottage

(Ref. 6964)

Edlaston near Ashbourne, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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69 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great time at the Orchard."

    Very conveniently located, everything we needed was provided except for towels which we hadn't realised. Lovely walk nearby that our dog enjoyed and 3 beautiful horses in the stables.

    Reviewed by Mitch4.7May 2024

  • "No welcome pack!"

    The cottage was clean, tidy, well appointed and met the requirements. Helpful owners. Nice location. Out of date information pack. The local pub has closed.

    Reviewed by Annette4.1May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage and the owners (and their dogs) are really friendly."

    Had everything we need for a week with 2 dogs. The cottage is really handy for walks straight out the cottage door and by car on the Tissington & High Peak Trails. Ashbourne is only a 5 mins drive away and has lovely shops and dog friendly cafes. This is my third time of visiting and would like to go back.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0May 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay and will definitely be back."

    The secure garden was actually beagle proof, which was amazing. Felt comfortable with our dogs. There were lovely walks directly from the cottage. Cottage had everything you would need and was very clean.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.4Apr 2024

  • "We were made to feel very welcome."

    Property is lovely and in a very picturesque setting. Nice and quiet.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Apr 2024

  • " lovely hosts ."

    .we are going back for sure

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is such a fantastic, cosy cottage and we had an amazing short break here."

    It was lovely and warm, clean and in a peaceful location. It was great for the dogs as there are public bridleways and public footpaths very close by and the garden is fully enclosed so they could go outside without us having to worry about them getting out. The owner was lovely and made sure we had all of the info we needed. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Mar 2024

  • "The website doesn’t do justice to this little diamond of a cottage."

    We could not have been made to feel more welcome. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas and it was just PERFECT for the three of us and our two dogs. Gardens were very secure and we had everything we needed to clean them up after our long, very wet and muddy walks. Loved the little Laundry Room to wash and dry all our outdoor stuff too! Felt as if we were right out in the middle of the countryside, yet Ashbourne was only a very short drive away. The cottage could not have been cosier with its very efficient heating and log burner which made it even more pleasant to get “home” after our walks…. We didn’t really even notice that it hadn’t actually stopped raining at all on two of our five days there! Thank you for sharing your gem of a cottage!

    Reviewed by Rona5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very helpful friendly owners."

    Set away from roads so peaceful. Can't fault the place would have stayed longer if it was free. Loved it. Would stay again if possible

    Reviewed by Perry5.0Dec 2023

  • "Friendly owners of lovely cottage."

    Warm, clean and comfy for a wet weekend in Peak District. Dogs made very welcome and had space to run in enclosed garden. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Nov 2023

  • "We loved it here we took our 2 basset hounds who loved the horses ."

    .. Lots of lovely walks ...cottage was cosy everything we needed was there and the owners were very accomodating and lovely Ashbourn was 5mins away as was shops and pubs ... Great place to get away from hustle n bustle of the town

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Oct 2023

  • "Cottage was perfect for a week away with 2 dogs."

    They loved the easy access to the fields and having our own safe garden was a bonus. The cottage was well equipped with comfy sofas and large dining table (especially good if you are doing a jigsaw at one end!). Amazing walks all about 20 mins away.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely relaxing stay, perfect for dogs."

    Not to far to visit places of interest.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Jul 2023

  • "Orchard Cottage was perfect for us and our two dogs."

    Cottage had everything you would need. Perfect for touring the southern Peak District. The patio was lovely to sit out in, and the additional secure shared garden (with the other holiday cottage) was a huge bonus. Lovely walks with the dogs up to a disused airfield, along with additional fields on the farm. Owner was friendly, but let us get on with our stay. Definitely somewhere to return to.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Jun 2023

  • "Cute, well equipped cottage Quite pretty area Bed a little uncomfortable"

    Reviewed by Sharon3.8Jun 2023

  • "We, and our two dogs, thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Orchard cottage at Church Farm."

    Last September we stayed in the adjoining cottage and, once again, we received a warm welcome when we arrived. The property was ideal for our stay, it was clean, a very good size with a large kitchen/dining area and had all the necessary facilities for us to stay in, if the weather was bad. Luckily we had good weather and were able to make good use of the surrounding fields to walk the dogs. A great benefit are the ‘private’ gardens, one at the rear of each cottage, that are separated from a larger garden area which is ideal for the dogs to be able to have some freedom. The cottage is ideally situated just a short drive from Ashbourne which has all the necessary shops and some very good, dog friendly, pubs/restaurants. There are also some really good walks and places to visit close by being ideal to explore the South Peaks. We will certainly be visiting again in the future.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "Orchard Cottage was lovely it was very clean and very comfortable we had a ..."

    Orchard Cottage was lovely it was very clean and very comfortable we had a lovely holiday there and will definitely going back sometime

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, this was our second stay there."

    Everywhere was really clean and the kitchen was well equipped. The cottage is really accessible to Ashbourne which has many dog friendly cafes, and lovely dog walks.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely peaceful setting and a cosy, comfortable cottage."

    Owner very friendly and helpful. Plenty of scenic places to visit nearby.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely relaxing break, great for walks with dogs, nice comfy place to stay, hosts helpful and friendly."

    many thanks

    Reviewed by David3.8Mar 2023

  • "Very friendly and helpful owners, lovely position to both walks and town."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2023

  • "Excellent property and very wellequipped."

    Lovely setting and the owner was very nice. Would certainly go back.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Dec 2022

  • "A brilliant location for those on holidays with their pooches."

    Close to many national trust dog friendly locations and pubs. The outside private garden was brilliant for a greyhound wanting to run like the wind. A must for dog owners

    Reviewed by Clair5.0Nov 2022

  • "Would certainly recommend it Stopped at this cottage for a great week in November for a week to use a base for hiking."

    Description spot on, small village with pub a few mins walk away -not sure if it is open all week, a church and little else Only 15 mins from Ashbourne which has everything Property has a few horses lots of ducks and 1 peacock and is set in a courtyard. It also has a small fenced off area for the dog and is away from the road Dont forget to bring your own towels - and no welcome provisions provided so bring your own tea /coffee /milk etc Would certainly recommend it

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Nov 2022

  • "Lovely warm and comfortable cottage ideal for Autumn and Winter use."

    Friendly owners

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, nice enclosed garden for the dogs."

    Great pub a few yards away and another good pub in Osmaston. Close to many places to visit, although as it was so hot we were unable to go out much, not fair on the dogs. Will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Ann3.8Jul 2022

  • "This property is listed as a cottage as being on an equestrian centre, which was the sole reason we booked it."

    This is inaccurate.. The family apparently have a couple of horses and other animals, and that is it. The cottage is well situated to explore the county, but is totally unsuitable for elderly people with walking disabilities, and this should be emphasised on the cottage advert, as the front entrance has a high step, and to enter the kitchen there are three steps down and to go out into the rear lawn garden it is not only narrow but the lawn is sloped and was difficult to find a level patch to put our folding chairs. The cottage is well kitted out and comfortable, The TV definitely needs replacing with a larger model. We met Lois on our arrival, who was most welcoming. We did ask Lois about the equestrian centre on our arrival, and she informed us is wasn't one there were a couple of horses etc.. In conclusion we must say the cottage is ideally situated as a base to enjoy the surrounding county area, and we were blessed with good weather and choice of eateries.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Jul 2022

  • "We've just come back from a lovely week in Orchard Cottage with our 8 year old son and 2 greyhounds."

    Our son wanted to move in permanently. Lois was so welcoming and helpful in recommending great days out and the cottage was very well equipped with a very secure private garden at the rear, where the dogs could sit safely. Great dog walking from the door - no need to even get in the car for early morning dog walks.

    Reviewed by Bronwyn5.0May 2022

  • "TV could be a slight biger as had hard job to read channels and reading information about what was on the TV that is all ."

    Great holiday wonderful cottage S Howlett

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Apr 2022

  • "Orchard cottage is the perfect little getaway , set in a quiet rural location but close enough to local amenities ."

    We were made to feel very welcome by the owner and she was knowledgeable on the area . Whilst there we used the log burner it soon makes the cottage toastie warm . We enjoyed family time playing games supplied with the cottage , around the fire , indulging in probably the best fish and chips we have had in years from the local queen's chippy . Personally I loved the roof windows and laying in bed looking up to the stars . It is just like home from home with everything you need ,. It's perfect for dogs the smaller back garden is extremely secure and opens onto a larger shared garden also secure so the dogs can have a mad half HR chasing around ,. We shall definitely be returning 100% x

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and friendly owner."

    Situated in quiet location but great for kids and the dog. Close to Ashbourne and the Peak District. We live not too far away but made for a lovely short weekend away and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Mar 2022

  • "It was a lovely stay, very very peaceful and very quiet which was very much needed."

    Lovely property and had all that we needed.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Mar 2022

  • "An amazing hostess, so helpful and caring."

    Brilliant location, with Dovedale nearby. The horses were an absolute delight.

    Reviewed by Muhammad4.7Dec 2021

  • "Excellent place to stay as base to visit local area, friendly helpful people ..."

    Excellent place to stay as base to visit local area, friendly helpful people with a nice public house 5 minutes walk away for evening meal or a drink, the bed was a little too hard for me but that would be my only criticism, we had a very nice week Thank you

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Nov 2021

  • "We stayed for a week."

    The cottage had everything we needed. It was perfect for the 5 of us. Plenty of outside space. We visited Chatsworth house, Alton towers, Cannock Chase go ape, Trentham monkey forest and Stepping stones Dovedail.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2021

  • "Perfect for dogs!"

    Reviewed by Karina5.0Jun 2021

  • "Good little cottage for dog owners."

    Owner very helpful.

    Reviewed by Tim4.4May 2021

  • "We had a most amazing week at Orchard Cottage, came home yesterday but would have loved to have stayed longer."

    The cottage is comfortable and well equipped, the outside space for our two dogs, Connie and Meg was brilliant and we came home with two very tired happy girls. There are walks and fields around the farm that can also be utilised with the local pub a staggerable 5 minutes away, we will definitely be planning a return, Lois and her family were very welcoming and helpful and close at hand if needed. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great cottage, we really enjoyed our stay, even if it did rained most of the time."

    Lovely and clean and well equipped kitchen. Absolutely loved the log burner. however the beds were too firm for our liking but that’s personal choice, and wouldn’t stop us returning In the future, hopping for so sun next time though! Thank you to Lois and her family

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Oct 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage, huge basket of logs for the wood burner which we all enjoyed very much."

    Very clean and tidy, lovely comfy beds, our dogs enjoyed the outdoor space, nice secure garden and extra area for the dogs to have a sniff around. Lois was very helpful and provided a local OS map for us. Will definitely be coming back again in the future.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2020

  • "The wood burning stove and storage heaters made it warm and cosy."

    Staying on the farm was quiet and relaxed. There were goldfinches on the bird feeder, red kites circling overhead. We saw owls and bats at night, all this, only 5 minutes walk to the cosy pub up the road.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Sep 2020

  • "We felt very relaxed as soon as we arrived although there was a chill in the rooms so maybe heating on for arrival would be a nice touch but the log fire soon had the lounge warm."

    Great for the dogs, they really enjoyed playing in the well kept gardens. Overall a fabulous holiday and location.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Sep 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely little cottage."

    We stayed for a week with our 2 boys (5 and 2 years) who loved sleeping in the bunk beds and playing on the trampoline. Lois was very friendly and welcoming, even with the Covid restrictions she greeted us and gave us some more information about the cottage and the surrounding area. We were well placed for many activities in the Peak District and found the cottage comfortable for resting after a busy day. We only wish we could’ve stayed longer!

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Aug 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage."

    It was comfortable and in a fabulous location for the abundance of walks on offer in the surrounding area. The nearest town of Ashbourne was a five minute journey and Dovedale was just on the doorstep too. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners and the girls loved being able to take a peek at the horses in the stables. The garden was an added bonus for the dog, who also had access to a disused runway for his morning and evening walks. All in all we would recommend staying here and should we ever do a staycation again in the coming years, this would be in the top of our list. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Nick4.1Jul 2020

  • "The owners couldn't have been more helpful lovely people."

    Some great walks and surroundings,ideal for children and dogs our3 grandchildren and Loui the dog were in their element. Well recommended away from all the problems around us.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jul 2020

  • "I coudnt go because of this corona virus."

    But used Sykes before and hopefully will use again

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Mar 2020

  • "We were all very happy and had a brilliant time."

    The garden was perfect for the dog, the log burner made us all toasty warm and location was great to go out and about walking. We all had a lovely time and it had everything we needed. We would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Feb 2020

  • "The accommodations was nice, warm and comfortable, almost a home from home:-) Was close to Ashbourne and very close to Alton towers."

    Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Nov 2019

  • "This was our second time and just as the first it was lovely Clean cosy ..."

    This was our second time and just as the first it was lovely Clean cosy everything you need to enjoy your break Friendly owners just love it home from home

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage great position and owners were very helpful"

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Oct 2019

  • "This was our 2nd stay at Orchard Cottage but hopefully not our last."

    We are a family of 4 (kids at 11 and 9). The cottage is ideal. Warm, clean and cosy with great WiFi! 30 mins from Alton Towers, close to Dovedale, Carsington Water and Matlock. Great country pub less than 5 mins up the hill and a short drive to the lovely town of Ashbourne.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2019

  • "Nicely situated cottage with walks for your dogs close by."

    Only three miles from Ashbourne and ten from Dovedale + many other attractions.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "Excellent location and a lovely cottage."

    Very clean and tidy. Very friendly and helpful owner - would definitely recommend a stay here. We have two dogs and it was absolutely perfect as the garden is fully enclosed and there are lots of great walks near by.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovey people and beautiful peaceful location ."

    Spotlessly clean and very comfortable . The only downside was the heating. Night storage heaters gave lots of heat during the day when we were not at home but very little in the evenings when you needed it . The log burner was essential . Apart from that we had a lovely break and would definitely go there again.

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage ."

    Ideal location. Ideal for children and great for dogs. Everything we needed was in cottage. Will be returning soon

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Mar 2019

  • "A beautiful, well equipped cottage in a lovely, peaceful area."

    We booked the cottage to attend a Christening in St James church, we thoroughly enjoyed a glass of red in front of the log burner on the Saturday evening before walking to The Shire Horse pub for a wonderful meal, very friendly staff and dog friendly! We would thoroughly recommend this beautiful little cottage.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2018

  • "Very friendly people very helpful."

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2018

  • "This was a lovely cottage that was ideally situated to reach all the amazing sights in the area."

    It was very clean and cosy. The landlady, Lois, was extremely friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2018

  • "We enjoyed our stay at orchard cottage, it was central to many nice attractions and close to plenty of shops in Ashbourne."

    Our granddaughter enjoyed playing on the swings and the large trampoline opposite the cottage. There is a pathway leading to a disused airfield that is perfect for walking dogs.The beds were very comfortable so we slept well, and had no trouble finding the place. many thanks lyn and eric.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Aug 2018

  • "Fantastic weekend away."

    Weather was great. Only thing that was slightly array was the lack of wi-fi.

    Reviewed by Kirk5.0May 2018

  • "We will definitely be staying there again."

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Apr 2018

  • "Nice and warm if a little uncontrollable, especially the wood burner that would benefit from a new door seal to make it more controllable."

    (I did not use the extra logs I collected) A coat hook on the bathroom door would be a benefit and new shower curtain or at least a good wash. Very many thanks

    Reviewed by Graham4.1Mar 2018

  • "The cottage is really convenient for exploring the Peak District and the owners and Sykes representatives were very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2017

  • "Amazing cottage and really easy to find"

    Reviewed by Darren3.8Jul 2017

  • "Lovely snug cottage, very friendly welcome, we had a relaxing week."

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Mar 2017

  • "Fantastic property, very friendly host."

    Lots of walks right on the doorstep and a great pub just up the road

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2016

  • "The owner was very welcoming and helpful about local sights and things to do."

    A wonderful log burner kept us cosy.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.2Oct 2016

  • "Very clean, very comfortable, got the peace and quiet I was looking for, the owner was very welcoming and waiting for us."

    It's a very nicely presented holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Dominic5.0Sep 2016

  • "Just to highlight 2 slight problems, the driveway from road could be tricky for anyone a little unstable on walking, and wi fi was non existantrobably bad reception area!"


    Reviewed by Barry4.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Well-equipped kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with sofa bed and wood burning stove
  • Storage heaters with wood burning stove in sitting room
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in shared laundry room (£1 meter), TV, DVD, Wi-Fi
  • Electricity and starter pack for wood burning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Individual enclosed garden,and access to a large shared lawned area Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 3 miles
  • Pub/restaurant 300 yards
  • Note: This property accommodates 4 guests.

The property

Located in the hamlet of Edlaston, just three miles from the Derbyshire market town of Ashbourne, is this ground floor terraced cottage.

Set on the owner's equestrian farm, this Edlaston cottage offers comfortable and welcoming accommodation across two delightful bedrooms.

With the addition of a sofa bed in the sitting room, this Peak District cottage can sleep six people and also offers a warming wood burning stove, perfect for those chilly evenings after a day spent walking in the Peak District National Park.

To the outside of this Edlaston cottage are beautiful, mature gardens with individual enclosed area, and access to a large shared lawned area, ideal for enjoying the idyllic surroundings.

where you can relax in the evening sun and plan the following day's activities.

From the doorstep of this Peak District cottage are a number of excellent footpaths or you can spend a day visiting the National Trust's Sudbury Hall and Calke Abbey.

The market town of Ashbourne is just three miles away from this Edlaston cottage and has a range of interesting antique shops and traditional coaching inns, whilst the thrilling rides of Alton Towers can tempt the adventurous amongst you.

Whatever you choose to do, you can return to this Edlaston cottage, assured of a warm welcome from your cosy holiday home.

Note: This property accommodates 4 adults and 2 children.

Note: This cottage is next to ref 4478 and together they accommodate 8 people.

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About the location


Ashbourne 3 miles.

Edlaston is a lovely rural hamlet just 3 miles from the beautiful market town of Ashbourne. Lying at the southern end of the Peak District, Ashbourne is a perfect example of a Derbyshire market town - there is a market place with stalls, an eccentric street plan, narrow cobbled alleys, coaching inns and almshouses. In its heyday in the 18th Century, the town was a fashionable social centre and many fine Georgian buildings remain from this period. Today the town still has much to offer in terms of restaurants and inns and is regarded as something of a haven for antique hunters - but don't expect a bargain! For those who prefer more outdoor pursuits, the Dove and Manifold Valleys are close by. Alton Towers is just 20 minutes away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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