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3 Castle Orchard

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Duffield, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "A fabulous place to stay."

    Comfy and cosy. Spotlessly clean with a luxurious feel.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Dec 2023

  • "A lovely holiday in a cosy cottage, with everything we needed."

    It was great to come back after a day's sightseeing and lighting the log burning stove. Visited lots of 'must sees' and the Chatsworth farm shop is not to be missed! There is also an excellent butchers in Duffield itself. A great autumn break.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a lovely holiday cottage."

    Really well placed for a short bus ride into Derby and a Train ride to Nottingham amongst other places. Would rather not try to drive into cities I don't know well. Very clean and well presented and we'd never seen a TV at the end of the bath before.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Oct 2023

  • "Modern ways of saying how great this cottage is, tangfastic, it’s a 10 from ..."

    Modern ways of saying how great this cottage is, tangfastic, it’s a 10 from len, fabulosa, amazballs or to put it another way absolutely beautiful

    Reviewed by Brent5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely little house, in really good order, tastefully and beautifully decorated ,a lovely roll top bath , you HAVE to watch the tv whilst you’re having a soak, (great feature )REALLY comfortable bed ,everything you could possibly need is supplied, a lovely welcome pack was left ,very much appreciated including dog treats for Norman, the garden at the back has been completed really well and with the height at the top that was no mean feat,the yard at the bottom meant that Norman was completely safe, we would definitely like to plan a return visit , this is very much one of the best houses we’ve stayed at with Sykes."

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very cosy, comfortable and expensively refurbished cottage in the village of Duffield within easy reach of good pubs, shop and restaurants."

    Has a roll top bath with a water-friendly tv at the end. Thought this was weird but don't knock it 'til you've tried it. Might get one :) Good wifi and nice rear garden for sitting. Only downside: it's not very peaceful as sandwiched between the A6 and the railway. Otherwise highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Aug 2023

  • "This is a wonderful property, has everything you need."

    The welcome pack is a valuable addition and very nice and appreciated. It is well presented and very clean on arrival, very organised. We didn't use either the dishwasher (never used one, always old fashioned sink and washing up liquid for us), oven or microwave but I'm sure those that do won't be disappointed. The only minor things that could have been improved for future guests are.. The shower had a damaged tap but didn't bother us because we just used the bath which is fortunate, we reported that straight away once we found it. This was received well and understanding and apologetic from Liz. For hob cooking I know there is everything there generally but I would recommend an extra sauce pan and frying pan - the next size up of each.. This point now... It didn't effect us but reading comments in the guest book it did with others. Having a smoke detector in the kitchen, as another guest has pointed out an extractor for the hob would help greatly. But back to the positives of which there are many this is a wonderful place to stay in a lovely quietish village I would highly recommend to anyone. The positives totally outweigh the negatives I have mentioned above so would still rate the property 100%. Aside the property I would recommend for eating and drinking in the village... The White Hart, Angelos Bistro and The Viceroy(Indian) all 3 were excellent food at a price deserving of the standard which is very high. The Town Tap(micropub) lovely little place for a drink and Ben who works there was very accommodating and friendly. We would definitely stay here again someday. 100%, 10/10. Bravo

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Jul 2023

  • "Could not fault this lovey cottage, my husband and I plus our beagle had a few days here, it was like home from home, biscuits for our dog plus poo bags, a welcome pack for us, bread, milk, butter, chocolate biscuits and a variety of preserves, everything done to a high standard we will recommend to our family and friends."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    We had a lovely time. So clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend and we would love to come again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Katie5.0May 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at 3 Castle Orchard and the welcome pack (and the doggie biscuits) were very much appreciated."

    I would like to suggest a clothes line/clothes horse would be a bonus as it was difficult to get the towels dry and the shower mat gets very wet when taking a shower.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7May 2023

  • "Castle Orchard is a superb property that is appointed to an excellent standard with all that you need to be able to fully relax and enjoy your stay."

    It is obvious that the owners have taken the time to consider their guest's experience, and then set about providing a top level of service which has been achieved. With major things like the comfort of the bed, or the quality of the bathroom, through to simple things like the welcome pack on arrival including dog biscuits and poo bags - these little touches go such a long way as they show that thought has been put into the guest's stay. We will definitely be booking Castle Orchard again if at all possible in the future, but as it is such a great property I wouldn't be surprised if it gets booked up well in advance.

    Reviewed by Niall5.0Apr 2023

  • "So we had a wonderful stay at 3 Orchard Cottages - what a wonderful cottage and maintained to a very high standard and in keeping with the era of the cottage."

    Everything had been thought of by the owners to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We loved the village of Duffield and the surrounding areas and had a great time exploring the local walks and eateries. One downside however - the cottage is very close to a busy railway line and on the first night there were trains pretty much every hour throughout the night which prevented a good nights' sleep. The number of trains did ease off on the Saturday and Sunday however. Overall, beautiful cottage with a lot of thought put in by the owners - thank you!

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Apr 2023

  • "We would recommend this property very highly!"

    My husband runs a business so he was working a lot at the dining table during the day, I was more than happy going off for walks with my little daschund, shopping in Ashbourne (lots of clothes shops!) the antique stores in Duffield and Matlock ☺️ So a really great base, with some real luxurious features. In the evenings we tried all the village pubs, again every one recommended. Thank you so much for our little escape we loved it

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2023

  • "We stayed in this lovey cottage it’s was beautiful and clean a lovely hamper ..."

    We stayed in this lovey cottage it’s was beautiful and clean a lovely hamper when we got there lots of walks and nice pubs and places to eat Thank you again

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely delightful cottage, loved staying here."

    Great location, spotless and v comfortable Will definitely rebook. Great for our dog too which makes life easy for us. Great hosts. Felt really welcome. Thank- you!

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Feb 2023

  • "What a delightful cottage in a fabulous location."

    The cottage has been refurbished to a very high standard. The welcome pack was really appreciated. Misty loved the treats too. We loved Duffield too. So many places to eat and drink.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful property, decorated to a very high standard, immaculately clean and has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing stay."

    I grew up in the area so already very familiar with transport and walks. For those new to the area the cottage is just a two minute walk to a bus stop and a 10 minute walk to Duffield train station. Thank you for a fabulous stay.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage & easy to go walking from."

    Christmas decorations made it feel like home for my week whilst I was in the area visiting mum for Christmas. Nice touches for doggie treats & human extras

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Dec 2022

  • "A lovely cosy cottage, very clean and comfy."

    The welcome pack was a kind addition. Gorgeous bathroom too. A lovely place, we really enjoyed our stay. Secure enclosed yard, safe for the dog. Lots of nice walks to explore the area with our dog. Nice dog friendly pubs too.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was idyllic, spotlessly clean and immaculately presented with some lovely touches, like the snack basket and milk in the fridge."

    From the off, we felt very much at home which was lovely after a long drive. Getting back to the cottage after a long day walking lighting the fire and soaking in the bath was superb even more so being able to relax in a hot bath watching the World Cup !!! Thank you again for the use of your beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2022

  • "Gorgeous and comfortable cottage the owners were super helpful when we had an issue with the log burner very enjoyable week exploring the Peak District !"

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2022

  • "Just loved our stay at this beautiful cottage."

    Very clean and cosy with everything you need for your stay. The hostess left us a welcome basket which was a lovely treat. The log burner was much needed for the cold winter nights plus you had the heating which was nice in the morning when we got up the rooms were warm. Love the little garden so we can b go out for a few drinks

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time Castle Orchard."

    The place was beautiful and so homely. The thoughtful touches including the jams and dog treats were such a lovely touch. There was so much nearby as well. Perfect little break. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Oct 2022

  • "We stayed in the cottage for 4 nights."

    The cottage was beautifully presented. We have stayed in loads of holiday cottages around the country but this little cottage is a one to remember. We will definitely return in the summer months. There is plenty to do in and around the area by train, bus or car. Thank you Liz (the owner) for helping us with working the satellite thermostat to work the heating, you were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Lucille5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely welcome pack with all necessary items for a long trip from Wales."

    Cosy traditional cottage with wonderful comfortable bed. Best sleep we've had in ages. Would have loved to have used the bath with tv, but mobility problems, made it impossible, this time round, maybe next time! Also lovely neighbours who made us feel very welcome. Near enough for the local bars. Property was an extremely high standard and hosts, were very helpful with txts, to make sure our stay was satisfactory. Highly recommend x

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very nice property tucked away in a little cul de sac ."

    It was in very good condition throughout and bathroom very well kitted out. There was the railway to contend with but we found after a day that we barely noticed it. Neighbours very friendly .

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent little cottage and ideally suited me for a base to go walking with my ..."

    Excellent little cottage and ideally suited me for a base to go walking with my dog but had all the local amenities within half a mile as well Cottage has all the comforts you need with an exceptionally nice bathroom also the back patio areas are very secure for dog

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you need in a lovely area, bus stops very close for visiting Derby, Bakewell and Matlock and many more places if you don’t want to use car ."

    .... and no hassle finding car parks! Once again a lovely comfortable cottage, a credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent cottage"

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had an amazing time and loved your gorgeous cottage."

    We arrived to the little snack basket and doggy treats, this was a really nice touch. This cottage has everything you need and is close to the village (5 minute walk). Some really nice local walks too, we travelled a little further out to Dovedale which was gorgeous! The only downside was that the train track across the field was rather noisy, this really unsettled the dogs. Wouldn’t be ideal for light sleepers either, however apart from that we wouldn’t of faulted our stay. Would love to visit again :)

    Reviewed by Joshua4.7Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, high standard and quality throughout."

    Comfortable and everything we needed was there. Lovely welcome package and dog treats. Great location for local shops, pubs, cafes and walks too. Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0May 2022

  • "Orchard Cottage was perfect for our short break in the Peaks."

    Beautiful little 1 bedroom cottage renovated to a high standard providing character and comfort. We will definitely be back !

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Apr 2022

  • "Immaculate decoration in keeping with the cottage style."

    The owners have put a great deal of thought into providing everything needed for a comfortable stay. The elevated back garden is a bit of a sun trap. A pleasant 15 minute walk into the village gives access to plenty of places to eat plus the Co-op and Birds Bakery (choc chip cake). Location is ideal for exploring the many National Trust sites (Hardwick Hall & Kedleston Hall are two we enjoyed). Accessing the cottage can be tricky if approaching from Belper, would suggest driving to Duffield and turning round. Would recommend this cottage and would use again if we were visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Apr 2022

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  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, TV, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • 2 x TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Front garden with seating, rear enclosed courtyard with patio, furniture, raised lawn and seating
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: The property is near to a railway track, but due to double glazing it is quiet inside
  • Note: There is a step up into the kitchen

The property

Perched on the outskirts of Duffield in Derbyshire, is this lovely one-bedroom cottage, 3 Castle Orchard.

Enjoying a wonderful location within the Amber Valley between Duffield Castle and the River Derwent, 3 Castle Orchard is an idyllic dwelling for a couple seeking a romantic retreat.

Leave your vehicle in the off-road parking space, before being greeted by a front garden with bench, perfect for watching the world go by.

Be welcomed into the living/dining room, where you can look forward to evenings spent relaxing on the plush leather sofa in front a much-loved film on the TV, as the woodburning stove crackles nearby.

Delicious meals can be whipped up in the well-equipped kitchen, featuring contemporary cream shaker style units and a handy dishwasher, ready to be enjoyed at the intimate dining table for two.

If the weather is nice, why not dine alfresco out on the rear enclosed courtyard, followed by drinks on the raised terrace area?

Climb the stairs up to the first floor, where you can prepare for bed in style in the monochrome bathroom, with a soak in the gorgeous freestanding bath with built-in TV adjacent, so you needn’t miss out on your favourite shows, or a refreshing rinse in the wet room style shower.

As your eyes grow heavy, retire to the sumptuous double bedroom, with plenty of storage, to catch your rest ahead of another fun-filled day.

If you or your loved one are keen golfers, be sure to check out the nearby excellent Chevin Golf Club where you can test out your swing.

Head further into the village where you will discover the welcoming pubs and restaurants of The Kings Head, The Town Street Tap, The White Hart and the Bridge Inn, ideal for when you don’t fancy cooking!

Take the short drive over to Kedleston, where you can tour the esteemed 18th-century Kedleston Hall, featuring decadent interiors and theatre/cinema events in the summer months.

For a taste of city life, venture into Derby, where you can explore a plethora of historic sites, including The Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill, Derby Museum & Art Gallery and Pickford’s House.

Other attractions within the city include ample shopping opportunities, the remarkable Derby Cathedral, and the picturesque Markeaton Park.

For a day of exploring, be sure to visit the Peak District National Park, where you can expect imposing peaks, breath-taking views, nature trails and charming villages.

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About the location


Matlock 14 miles; Ashbourne 18 miles.

The upmarket village of Duffield is set just south of Belper and is home to some fantastic attractions and a number of pubs and restaurants. Visit the remains of Duffield Castle, play a round at Chevin Golf Club or explore one of the numerous walks in the area. Nearby Belper is a town with a long and famous history dating back to the 13th century, when it was then called Beaurepaire (beautiful retreat), a name that still holds true today. Now you'll find it to be a spirited and bustling town, with attractions including the North Mill, Long Row and the River Gardens. Just 14 miles away, the popular Peak District town of Matlock, together with its neighbour, Matlock Bath, are set in the beautiful wooded gorge of the River Derwent. The Matlocks offer a range of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as a whole host of other exciting attractions.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas