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    Orchard Cottage

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    Property ref: S25963

    • Bedrooms 3

    • Sleeps 5

    • Baths 2

    • Pets No

    • Wifi Yes

    • Hot tub Yes

    • Reviews (67)

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    About this 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.

    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.


    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 included in rent.

    Bed linen, towels and hot tub towels included 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).

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    Local amenities

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    • The Duncombe Arms
      1 mile
    • Denstone Hall Farm Shop
      2.5 miles
    • Cariba Creek
      3 miles
    • Nemesis
      3.5 miles
    • Alton Towers
      3.5 miles
    • Rita
      3.5 miles
    • Spinball Whizzer
      3.5 miles
    • The Smiler
      4 miles
    • Oblivion
      4 miles
    • Ramblers Retreat
      4.5 miles

    Reviews (67)

    Miss Fuggle
    "The owners of cottage are brilliant. They provide 5 star service at all levels. They are also very kind and helpful people. Thanks Mike and Wendy"
    Mrs Winfield-stanesby
    "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."
    Miss Staunton
    "Great place to stay! The hosts were very accommodating and accessible and very helpful when needed. Highly recommend!"
    "Orchard cottage was a wonderful place to stay! A lovely interior and really well equipped and maintained too. We'd never tried a hot tub before, but that was great! There was a lovely Christmas tree and stove too. The welcome basket was really nice, thank you to the lovely (and helpful) Mike & Wendy! The location was also in lovely countryside, rolling hills and fresh air, hooray!"
    Mr Anderson
    "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."
    Mr Williams
    "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!"
    Mrs Speight
    "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."
    Mrs Whitham
    "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."
    Mr Foster
    "The owners were extremely helpful and made sure our stay was the best it could be. We will definitely be booking again :)"
    Mr Jones
    "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"
    Mrs Crook
    "We have stayed in about 16 different 5 star rated 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."
    Mr Harrington
    "The owners did everything in there power to make this cottage as comfortable as possible"
    "Well what can we say about this beautiful cottage other than what our title suggest. A truly lovely retreat matched only by our wonderful hosts Mike and Wendy. Upon arrival my family and I were warmly greeted by our hosts and shown around the accommodation which is gorgeous, spacious and so tastefully presented. We also had an amazing welcome basket of food and drink which was not only a pleasant surprise but the sheer thought put into it was fantastic. The location of Orchard cottage is perfect and enable us to explore this lovely part of the country we had lovely days out to Bakewell, Matlock, Heights of Abraham and a day to Alton Towers water Park which was only a 10 minute drive. Other days we loved our accommodation and its facilities so much we had a couple of days lazing around Orchard Cottage. To summarize we have had the perfect family holiday in a perfect cottage with perfect hosts who really could not do enough for my family and I and I feel that when we left we didn't leave behind our hosts, we left behind new friends. We will 100% return next year, in fact, I'm counting down the weeks!"
    Mrs Watson, Nottinghamshire
    "An absolutely beautiful cottage which was spotlessly clean. The owners were lovely, nothing was too much trouble. You couldn't want for better facilities, would thoroughly recommend."
    Ms Goodfellow, Warwickshire
    "We loved this cottage! Beautifully turned out, well stocked, lovely relaxing place! It was like staying in a 5* hotel. We will be back!"
    "One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. The owners gave it 110% everything you could want from a cottage rental bathrobes slippers shower gel shampoo and conditioner in the bathrooms. Televisions in lounge and each bedroom. Th welcome pack was amazing never had one as good everything you could want including a bottle of Prosecco very well equipped in the kitchen. The owners couldn't do enough for you we will definitely be booking again"
    Zak M
    "I've just recent stayed at the Orachard cottage for the last week with my husband and 19 year old son. This cottage has utterly fantastic facilitates and was in the perfect location a very short distance from all places of interest to visit (we are keen walkers). The cottage is extremely clean and has everything you need the welcome hamper was a nice suprise, the hot tub for us topped the whole experience off. Looking to return in the near future and would highly recommend this cottage as an amazing place to stay. Just to add the owners of the cottage are lovely people and were very helpful with good local knowledge."
    Mrs Walker,
    "It was a pleasure staying in this top grade cottage in such a beautiful spot; at the end of a quiet track in the middle of lovely countryside, with fine views and lovely surroundings."
    Mr Graham Hammond, Wokingham, Berkshire
    "Orchard Cottage is in a peaceful valley away from any traffic noise. It is decorated and furnished to a high standard and is spotlessly clean. A great deal of thought has gone into every utensil and facility that the guests could ever need. This cottage and their guests' enjoyment is a passion for the friendly owners. We are so pleased we found it. We had a wonderful week and will definitely return."
    Mrs Barbara Vincent, Rochester, Kent
    "Liked the peaceful setting and the sounds of the countryside. Orchard Cottage itself was wonderful - very clean, modern and well equipped. Many thanks to the owners."
    Mrs Hannah Osborne, Dereham, Norfolk
    "A beautiful cottage with lovely welcoming hosts. Would love to stay again."
    "Stayed here with my wife, 2 kids (aged 13 & 11) and my Mother. We generally try to book a cottage somewhere in the UK for a week around the Easter school holidays and this was easily one of the best we have ever stayed in. The owners are exceptionally welcoming. The cottage sits very close to the owners property using the same driveway with parking easily for 2/3 cars). It has a separate utility room with a washing machine and dryer as well as an ample supply of wood and coal for the fire in the evening! The outside terrace with table and chairs and hot tub is secluded enough to give privacy. The hot tub was such a good experience that we used it every day and has now become a must on our list for next year! Layout of the cottage is good and it was very clean - with a selection of games, puzzles, books and DVDs. Our only disappointment was the lack of WIFI (the owner explained this was due to delayed repair works by BT) and Vodafone mobile reception was poor. However these things could not be avoided and did not stop us enjoying the cottage. We generally tend not to visit the same place twice as we like to visit different areas of the UK but we would definitely consider staying again. If you book this cottage you will definitely not be disappointed!!!"
    Mr Andy Miklos, Crowthorne, Berkshire
    "It was a very comfortable cottage with lots of little extras. Absolutely loved watching the stars in the hot tub. Lovely location near Ashbourne. The owners were very friendly."
    Ms Liz Travers, Nottingham, Derbyshire
    "10/10 we will definitely be going back. We loved stargazing from the hot tub in the evenings."
    "Quite simply put, this is THE best cottage we have ever stayed in. It is beautiful, even better than the photos, and the owners are fantastic. We booked for Christmas 2015 but due to an unexpected illness in the family we didn't actually get there until Boxing Day (4 days late) and to be honest we weren't sure whether to bother making the effort but thank goodness we did as we ended up having a wonderful time, albeit a much shorter holiday than expected! As soon as we arrived we were made really welcome by the owners, the stove was lit and a beautifully decorated Christmas tree had been put up in the living room - we immediately felt at home. The welcome basket was AMAZING - the best we have ever had. The cottage is a really good size and very luxurious with some wonderful personal touches - the hot tub is the icing on the cake. The area is lovely and there is so much to see and do - we can't wait to go back. If you want somewhere to stay with the WOW factor then this is the place - book it now you really won't be disappointed!"
    Mr Ben Johnson, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire
    "A fantastic cottage with everything provided. We would highly recommend this property. "
    Mrs Michelle Bradshaw, Nottingham,
    "We enjoyed the lovely cottage and the hot tub. The owners were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble."
    Miss Rachael George, London,
    "The Cottage was perfect and everything was to a really high standard. We had a brilliant stay here and the owners are really lovely and helpful. I would definitely stay here again and recommend Orchard Cottage to my friends and family!"
    Mrs Donna Perry, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
    "The cottage is a home from home. It had everything we could need and more. It is really spacious, modern and clean. The setting is really pretty. It is close to attractions we wanted to visit. Fantastic holiday all round all thanks to such fantastic accommodation. "
    Mr Chris Meyerhoff, Hull,
    "We had an amazing relaxing family holiday in this lovely homely cottage. The owners have considered everything needed. We particularly enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub. The Cottage was clean and decorated beautifully. Coming from a major city, we were pleasantly surprised how peaceful and relaxing this holiday was. It is in a great location, near Alton Towers and Gullivers theme park. Would definitely recommend to family and friends."
    "This cottage is a home from home. The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need. It is really spacious, modern and clean. The setting is really pretty. It is close to many attractions. The hot tub was an appreciated added bonus. The welcome hamper was really lovely. Loved the coffee machine, the selection of DVD's, magazines available and the SMART TV's. It was great for our one year old and two year old. We put a stair gate between the kitchen and hall and they still had plenty of space to play in/get about (kitchen/lounge/sunroom). Fantastic holiday all round all thanks to such fantastic accommodation. Thanks to the owners! Highly recommend!"
    "Very hard to fault this place. Excellent welcome basket, very well equipped from wifi to hot tub, short drive to walk, cycle or explore the local history. Owners extremely helpful. Well out in the country down a long driveway but 10 minutes from sainsbury wait rose and M & S if you need them. Downstairs single room would be easily wheelchair accessible if you needed it."
    Dr Richard Oliver, Bournemouth, Dorset
    "The owners were very helpful. They have put a lot of thought into getting every detail right in both a practical and a decor sense. The cottage and surroundings are excellent - there is nothing not to like!"
    Mrs Laura Kemp, Blairgowrie,
    "The owners were lovely and very welcoming. The house was in a fabulous condition with the gardens particularly well cared for. The kitchen had everything you could wish for and more. The tremendous hot tub was a great bonus in the spectacular garden with the most amazing flower baskets and tubs. Although the owners stay next door, we only saw them on our arrival and departure."
    Mr Steven Rayer, Bathgate, West Lothian
    "Orchard Cottage is a beautiful cottage with a helpful, friendly owner. This cottage was by far the best we've ever stayed in, the owner have thought of everything. We loved our stay here. "
    Mr Mark Hilton, Bromley,
    "This cottage is a gem with the owners providing a luxury cottage. We stayed here for a week and totally fell in love with the place. It is ideal for going out for the day for long walks or visiting some lovely places. I would give this cottage 10/10, we will be back."
    Tibs T
    "Myself and 3 other friends stayed at this lovely cottage for 3 nights whilst we visited Alton Towers resort (a short and traffic free journey from the cottage) and we were all thouroughly impressed with the establishment, the owners were welcoming and accustoming considering we arrived at the time of 11.30pm! The cottage itself was excellent, extremely clean and with more features than could be dreamed of including a quality kitchen with all utensils and appliances required, a lovely living space and bathrooms were top of the range. Of course the hot tub helped to put the icing on the cake! Considering we were only the second set of people to stay at the cottage i thought they had already got it spot on! Already planning to go back and stay there even just for the cottage itself, a pleasure."
    Mrs Teresa Gearing, Snodland, Kent
    "The most comfortable cottage we have stayed in. Had lovely leather sofas for the evening, a log burner for cooler nights, a great range of kitchen equipment and fantastic hot tub. In lovely quiet setting with friendly owners."

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