Ashbourne, Peak District

Orchard Cottage





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Open Fire / Woodburner

Hot Tub

Pets - Not Allowed

Property Info

General Info

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. Read More

Property Info

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). Read More

The Hot Tub

  • Hot tub is private for your use only
  • Electric
  • Seats 5 people
  • Not sunken
  • Not undercover
  • Located outside



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.

We loved this cottage! Beautifully turned out, well stocked, lovely relaxing place! It was like staying in a 5* hotel. We will be back!

A beautiful cottage with lovely welcoming hosts. Would love to stay again.

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.

10/10 we will definitely be going back. We loved stargazing from the hot tub in the evenings.

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.

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.

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.

We enjoyed the lovely cottage and the hot tub. The owners were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble.

A fantastic cottage with everything provided. We would highly recommend this property.

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.

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.

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!

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.

We had a wonderful time. It is a great area to explore with lots to see and do. The cottage was lovely and gardens were well maintained, they looked very pretty. I will definitely be recommending to family and friends, we hope to return again soon.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Amazing cottage

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. The cottage was really warm and comfortable and we loved the conservatory seeing the squirrels run around and play we even got them to eat from our hand. We would highly recommend this cottage and we will definitely return

Superb Place

Having booked Orchard Cottage for a family break we were really impressed with the accomodation.It is spotlessly clean, very well equipped, and maintained and the owners Mike and Wendy are really friendly and eager to please, but also respect their guests privacy. On arrival there was a magnificent welcoming basket of locally sourced bread, milk, biscuits, cake and other goodies. Together with the hot tub and gas barbecue we couldn't have asked for more. The location is ideal for exploring the beautiful rolling countryside, despite being only a short drive away from Alton Towers theme park and other local attractions.

beautiful, peaceful and luxurious

Having booked this holiday cottage in january of this year, we had been looking forward to our stay for months and we weren't disappointed at all. The hosts of the cottage were welcoming, friendly and living close by were on hand to help if we needed anything. They had provided a very generous welcome hamper which had everything from prosecco to locally made bread, eggs, butter and preserves. We all absolutely loved the hot tub, which we enjoyed day and night and also the wonderful outside sitting area. The cottage itself was fabulous and we were particularly impressed with how well-equipped the kitchen was. Literally everything you could need was there from kitchen scales to cling film. We even found detergent and fabric conditioner in the utility room so you could wash and dry all your laundry before heading if you wanted to! The area was brilliant. We did: Alton Towers, Carsington Water and Dovedale as well as trips to Ashbourne. I would highly recommend this cottage to families or any groups really. We were a family of four, but you could easily have 6 people staying without feeling cramped, it's so spacious. Everything was so clean and new-looking too! I literally can't fault the cottage, area or hosts. It was just wonderful. Thank you! 🙂


We had an absolutely fabulous time at Orchard Cottage. Wendy and Mike were so helpful and friendly and the cottage was beautiful. Everything was spotlessly clean and the hot tub was heaven! We’d really recommend this cottage for a totally tranquil and relaxing break!

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.

Wonderful weekend retreat

Had an absolutely fabulous weekend here with some girl friends. House is super clean and everything is done to a really high spec. Hot tub is a fab addition. Mike and Wendy were extremely helpful and friendly. We will be back!


Had the most amazing 3 nights here. The cottage is absolutley beautiful & Wendy & Mike are the perfect hosts, they thought of everything to make our stay fantastic. We can't wait to return.

Perfect relaxing retreat

We stayed at this fantastic cottage for a week which included the New Year and had the most perfect holiday with everything we needed for a relaxing time. We honestly could not find fault with anything and the owners Mike and Wendy are a really lovely couple who ensured that the extra touches made our holiday even more special. The Xmas tree, the welcome pack were lovely and the cottage was equipped to the highest standard I have ever seen, luxurious and practical. This is definately five star quality and the work that Mike and Wendy put into making it special for their guests really is outstanding. The hot tub was amazing and Mike does a great job in ensuring it is clean every day and ready for use. We brought the New Year in at midnight in the hot tub with champagne watching the lovley fire work dispay that Mike set off. We would all like to say a massive thank you to both Mike and Wendy for making our holiday so very special and I have recommended this cottage to all my friends as it really is a wonderful relaxing cottage set in a beautiful area.

Amazing Christmas away!

We stayed at Orchard Cottage for the few days before Christmas through to Boxing Day and I can honestly say we had the most unforgettable experience. Wendy and Mike had thought of everything to make our stay as comfortable and as festive as possible... a welcome Christmas hamper, Prosecco in the fridge, a huge Christmas tree (that puts our own to shame) and of course the hot tub waiting for our presence! The whole cottage was to a very high impeccable standard and there was plenty of room for four adults and two children. The kitchen was more than equipped for cooking Christmas lunch and we had plenty of towels, robes and slippers(!!!) so that we could utilise the hot tub to the max. Waking up on Christmas morning with two small children was unforgettable in the Derbyshire countryside. After opening presents we spent some time sipping Prosecco in the hot tub feeling like royalty. We were so sad to leave on Boxing Day and wished we were staying the whole week! We will definitely be back, hopefully in the spring to enjoy the surrounding area even more. Thank you so much for an absolutely wonderful and flawless stay!

Amazing, clean, spacious and very modern!

Amazing A+ - stayed in lots of places - this is far the best. 5* accommodation - very spacious - huge kitchen with really modern appliances, huge bathroom with wet room - all mod cons - owners lovely - left a welcome basket as well plus milk, tea, lovely coffee machine - everything thought of ! Also lovely quiet rural spot - perfect for getting away from the noise of Brighton! - will be going back in April - Will definitely recommend.


Staying here now till Friday 4th August it is exceptional lovely goodies basket and milk butter in fridge was perfect we were greated by Wendy and Mike 2 lovley people so friendly we love cottage owners made our stay special it's so nice to find spotless nice 5 star places as we are very fussy we holiday in area 3 times year I have found perfect 1 we are booking next year thankyou so much angie hollie Thomas and Mike xxx

A wonderful cottage that really gives extra!

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!

Perfect, perfect , perfect!!!!

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!

Superb cottage

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

Superb cottage!

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.

One of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in! EXCELLENT!!

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!!!

Completely and utterly SUPERB!!!!

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!

Even better than the advertising

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.

Fantastic accommodation - Nothing to fault!

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!

Great quality and value for money!

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.


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