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Orchard Cottage

(Ref. 26348)

Threapwood near Cheadle, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "We had an absolutely amazing stay was off grid so no wi-fi/Internet."

    Booked again for next year was really quiet peaceful took time to recharge lots of walks nearby would definitely recommend a staycation here.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2024

  • "Cottage was clean,comfortable and had all the amenities required to make our stay easy."

    Host was very welcoming and happy to help with queries.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8May 2024

  • "Can't fault excellent, everything you Need for an enjoyable weekend was at your fingertips."

    Stunning cottage with great views , peace and quiet in abundance. Don't change a thing

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Phil was very helpful. The views were lovely, some amazing walks near by and a lovely tearoom/ restaurant called the ramblers retreat. The cottage its self was lovely and it was very nice to not have internet or phone signal, plenty of dvd’s and board games to be you entertained.

    Reviewed by Kirsten5.0Jan 2024

  • "Brilliant property in an idyllic setting."

    Phil was great with his meet and greet. Peaceful, quiet, and relaxing. Great to have no Internet and mobile phone signals, just what we needed to unwind. Walks in the area are fantastic and local pubs were a pleasure.

    Reviewed by Cristian5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fantastic chilled out place for a long weekend."

    We will return

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Sep 2023

  • "Didn’t see anywhere on the listing stating it was on a farm so wouldn’t have chosen it if we had known, also the other cottages next to it (not seen in pictures) had very loud people so could hear everything when spoken outside."

    Not great at 7am! Not the relaxing weekend we wanted without kids as couldn’t get a lay in as possibly a bird scarer was going off very early 6:30 ish Saturday morning and at regular intervals so couldn’t go back to sleep. Cottage itself was lovely, great water pressure and quaint but not what we’d have chosen had we realised it wasn’t as secluded as it looked and was on a farm. Good communication with owner when needed (when not at the cottage as previous reviews said, no internet access so no way to message owner if a problem had occurred)

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.4Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful Cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by A4.7Sep 2023

  • "Couldn't go due to having convo."

    That landlord refused to change dates.and Sykes refusing to give me my money back.will now go court.also no internet or mobile use to disabled

    Reviewed by Lynda1.6Sep 2023

  • "Nice stay over all."

    Clean and well equipped place. On a busy farm, other rental cottages next door so can get noisy. When we ready to check out our small dog was having a sniff around when the owner came speeding down in a big Audi. Could have been deadly. Just be aware that cars can speed down the track.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Aug 2023

  • "My friend and I had a lovely stay here."

    Such a beautiful spot. Well equipped with everything you need. I know some reviews have said about the lack of signal but we found it refreshing to escape everything! At the gate to the cow field there’s plenty of signal and also down the farm track. It was definitely worth the little stroll to make a call. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2023

  • "Our stay was great."

    It’s a very cosy little place to stay. I travelled with my 11 year old, 6 year old and baby daughter. The cottage was a perfect size for 3 needing a bed, and a travel cot. There was next to no signal! And no Wi-Fi. This was only an issue for me trying to plan days out and wanting to know local attractions and setting my phone up as a satnav. But other than that it was nice to not have the distraction of my phone and messages from work. The bedrooms were very warm and the shower was really powerful and relaxing (just what I needed for choosing to take my 3 kiddies away without my husband so he could complete renovations on our house). We visited Alton Towers, Sudbury Hall and childhood museum, Hanley park, the pottery museum, and Quarry bank mill on our way home back to Lancaster. I’d highly recommend. It was great value for self catering and we stayed for 4 days.

    Reviewed by Kristina5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful little cottage in a quiet location."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the cottage is in a great area to visit so many different locations and there are some super walks right on the doorstep. We particularly enjoyed Trentham gardens, which was lovely and the sculptures and shops outside made for a great day. There is no internet at the cottage and very little phone signal, which was a little problematic when trying to set up our sat nav, but we worked round it!! Did make for a very peaceful time though

    Reviewed by Katharine5.0Jan 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage with amazing views, TV choice was really good and very well equipped kitchen."

    Unfortunately no phone signal or wifi signal and the bed was uncomfortable. But would recommend if you don't need phone it wifi.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.8Sep 2022

  • "Had the most wonderful time, beautiful location and great hosts."

    Did not want to leave!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2022

  • "Not sure if putting in WiFi is a consideration, could not get a good phone signal till the end of snakey lane."

    We had a great time there though and made the kids do outdoors stuff!!

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Jul 2022

  • "No Wi-Fi"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2022

  • "We are just home from a lovely weekend in this cottage."

    It made a perfect base for walking in the Peak District. It was lovely and quiet and the cottage well equipped! Lack of signal didn’t stop us as we just planned before we went. Would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2022

  • "Ideal place for touring around plenty of places to visit and great walks"

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Feb 2022

  • "It was a beautiful little cottage, lovely countryside surrounding it, had a nice ..."

    It was a beautiful little cottage, lovely countryside surrounding it, had a nice chilled long weekend, would go again in the warmer weather as unfortunately it was raining when we stayed so would be nice to see it in the sunshine

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Feb 2022

  • "Brilliant accommodation with absolutely everything we could think of provided and a really lovely, helpful owner."

    It’s quiet, peaceful and off grid which was good for us though every now and then we’d get signal. The only fault if I had to find one, is the kids room is tiny but the rest of the place is brilliant. There’s a great pub a few minutes drive and the town has more than enough places to eat and drink and food shop. Lots of local attractions and a wealth of guides and information at the cottage. Wish our trip had been longer. The visitors book shows a string of satisfied customers

    Reviewed by Melinda-may5.0Nov 2021

  • "The owner was helpful with regards to our arrival."

    The cottage is lovely and cosy, the views into the fields with the cows mooching about are a super thing to see in the morning.

    Reviewed by Mivy5.0Nov 2021

  • "Brilliant little cottage, sat nav didn’t take us there directly but was well worth the effort in finding."

    Beautiful location, spotlessly clean and warm. Would love to come stay again.

    Reviewed by Jasper5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a very peaceful stay, the lack of signal was wonderful after the over connection that social media has provided throughout lockdown."

    We would come again as this was is an ideal location to explore the local attractions.

    Reviewed by Kimberley3.8Sep 2021

  • "Lovely compact cottage in a perfect location."

    Ideal for 2 adults and a small child as the second bedroom is tiny. Was fairly clean but had to give it a once over. The owner was always on hand and very accommodating.

    Reviewed by Janine3.4Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful tranquil surroundings."

    Lovely bijou converted barn.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was gorgeous, everything and more that was needed for stay."

    Ideal location for a multitude of day visits. So peaceful.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2021

  • "Having no WiFi and phone connection was a definite bonus except for planning activities."

    Most things require prebooking during Covid restrictions and we had a couple of wasted trips because we couldn't plan ahead. The listing states bed linen provided but unfortunately only on one bed. As there was no phone signal and as the owners did not introduce themselves to see if we were comfortable we had to go out and find a supermarket that was open at 10 o'clock at night which sold bedding. This is the first time I've experienced having to provide own bed linen. The location is perfect for anybody wanting to escape and ideal for the dog. I would quite happily book again.

    Reviewed by Hazel3.1Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful countryside with lots of wildlife."

    The cottage is short of nothing, like home from home with benefits.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a peaceful setting."

    Just what we needed this year for a weeks break with our dog. Nice open space for the dog to run around and play. Certainly met all our expectations and also located well to access all the attractions in the peaks. Will certainly recommend to others. Many thanks. Darren and Vanessa. Oct 2020.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Oct 2020

  • "A lovely cottage."

    The situation on a working farm in beautiful countryside is lovely. Friendly hosts. A great base for walking in the beautiful local countryside - lots of walking books provided by the hosts. No internet and no mobile signal downstairs but I did get a signal in the bedroom.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely place, ideal for long hikes and cosy evenings."

    Thank you for having us!

    Reviewed by Magdalena5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great little cottage in a lovely quiet location."

    It was clean, well equipped and best of all dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Jen4.7Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely fantastic and the icing on the cake no phone signal."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was good in a very lovely, quiet setting."

    There were plenty of walks etc surrounding us and we had a very enjoyable, peaceful week. Just what was needed.

    Reviewed by Dee3.8Dec 2019

  • "The cottage is well fitted out."

    The heating was on when I arrived on a cold day.Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Nov 2019

  • "Allowing for the cost of the holiday, I feel the cottage was pretty good value for money."

    it was clean and ready for us when we arrived, with an excellent view from the front of the property.

    Reviewed by Brett4.1Sep 2019

  • "Owners welcomed us and we had some lovely welcome flowers and milk to tied us over."

    Beautiful, clean and welcoming cottage, lovely views, peaceful and not far from places to visit.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2019

  • "It is imperative that prospective clients are made aware BEFORE booking that there is NO mobile phone signal or internet."

    I am self employed and my clients need to be able to speak to me at all times. As a consequence we only stayed in the cottage Sunday evening to Tuesday. One of my properties in France had been broken into over the weekend and the Gendarmes were unable to contact me.

    Reviewed by J3.4May 2019

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage, very nice welcome when we arrived, fresh flowers on ..."

    Absolutely lovely cottage, very nice welcome when we arrived, fresh flowers on the table and a pint of milk in the fridge, would recommend a peaceful week to everyone

    Reviewed by Juanita5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Most enjoyable stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Annabel5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage with everything we needed."

    Beautiful views.

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Feb 2019

  • "From first contact the Skye’s team were super helpful and knowledgable."

    The property was of a very high standard and the owners were lovely. Thoroughly recommend both Skye’s generally and Orchard Cottage (the single room really does only have room for 1 small person though)

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Dec 2018

  • "Wonderful accommodation and friendly welcome."

    Left to our own devices which was exactly what we wanted and very comfortable place. Very peaceful and a spectacular view with a morning visit from the cows just outside the door. No phone coverage or 3/4g so be prepared!

    Reviewed by Nina4.7Jul 2018

  • "Orchard cottage is a beautiful cottage."

    The open plan kitchen/dining area/sitting room area is lovely. Beds very comfy - a king size bed and a single cabin bed - ideal for older children/young teens. Modern bathroom with a wonderful power shower. Lovely views from the cottage over the Staffordshire moors. Alton towers is just a seven minute drive away (we timed it!) so the cottage is perfect for relaxing in after a busy day. I would also reccomend dovedale nearby there is lovely scenery of the peak district and stepping stones across the river. I feel we didn't get to explore the area as much as I'd have liked - partly due to unfortunate weather conditions - I will be returning to Orchard cottage!!

    Reviewed by Annabel5.0Apr 2018

  • "It is a beautiful cottage, in lovely surroundings."

    Very well maintained, and decorated and furnished to a high standard. The owner greeted me and my dogs, with his Collie dog too, very friendly. Having no internet or mobile phone signal was different, and slightly frustrating, as we had a couple of occasions when someone needed to contact us, one a serious matter, but couldn't. I only got the news late, when out walking the dogs, and picked up a signal, it then made one resourceful to find one. It hasn't put me off and we would stay again. It was a very relaxing week

    Reviewed by Terry & James4.7Mar 2018

  • "Our third visit we like the cottage and it enables us the freedom of being indepedent as well as visiting relatives."

    It also enables us to take our dog.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jan 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x 2'6" raised single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio with furniture, private rear lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 miles
  • Note: The single bed is a raised bunk style bed
  • Note: One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Please note this property is on a working farm, there is a field of cows near to the property but the sheds are located away from the property
  • There is also a garden for any pet.

The property

A wonderful detached cottage surrounded by lovely Staffordshire countryside.

This cottage near Alton Towers boasts a spacious king-size bedroom and a very compact single bedroom, suitable for a child, as well as an airy open plan living area, featuring a large floor-to-ceiling window, which makes the most of the rural location and attractive scenery.

This Staffordshire cottage has been thoughtfully decorated to provide a lovely countryside hideaway.

This cottage can be booked with Ref. 26262, together they sleep 7.

Eyres Cottages

Cheadle 2 miles. These two lovely barn conversions sit next to the owners’ farmhouse, in pretty, rural surroundings in the village of Threapwood just 10 minutes’ drive from the popular attraction of Alton Towers. Both Threapwood cottages boast charming views across idyllic Staffordshire countryside and offer warm and welcoming hideaways, ideal for an enjoyable break in the peace and quiet of the Staffordshire Peak District. In warmer months, guests can step outside into the private gardens, just the spot for an evening drink or a meal in the sun with friends. Alton Towers is just a few minutes away by car, so thrill-seekers can easily obtain an adrenaline rush, whilst quieter days can be enjoyed at Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Trentham Gardens and the Churnet Valley Railway, or by exploring the many walking and cycling trails of the Peaks. Regardless of the time of the year, these two cottages near Alton Towers, booked together or separately, offer an ideal base to enjoy this varied part of the Staffordshire Peak District.

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About the location


Alton Towers 5 miles.

In the heart of Staffordshire, the pretty market town of Cheadle is situated just outside of the Peak District National Park and is surrounded by lovely countryside. The town has a charming cobbled market place and is dominated by the historic St Giles Catholic Church, a beautiful example the work of A.W.N. Pugin. With some lovely little cottages and a pretty main street, Cheadle is an interesting little town to wander and discover independent shops and tea shops, not to mention some wonderful Victorian architecture. Families will be pleased to know Alton Towers is nearby, while a little further away is the Churnet Valley Railway, some magnificent walks and cycle tracks, and the market towns of Leek and Ashbourne. With the whole of the Peak District so easy to explore, Cheadle makes an ideal year-round base.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas