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  • £575  to  £845

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£330 Fri, 15 Mar 2024
3 nights - Save £72 - Treat yourselves to a pre-Easter break in the stunning Manifold Valley. Available from Wednesday 13th if required.

Key Information

  • Sleeps

    6

  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children

    Yes

  • WiFi

    Yes

  • Dogs

    Sorry
    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms

    1

  • Access

    Stairs

  • Open Fire

About The Orchards

The Orchards is a comfortable and welcoming holiday cottage on a family-run farm close to the village of Ilam in the Peak District National Park. It's near to some of the sights and attractions that make this a favourite year-round holiday destination. Being slightly off the beaten track means that you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the spectacular setting. It is far from isolated, being only 15 minutes from Ashbourne and even closer to Dovedale. The cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms with a layout that suits couples, families and friends.

Ilam is on the border between Derbyshire and Staffordshire in what is known as the White Peak area for its distinctive limestone outcrops. The landscape is perfect for walking and cycling, and there is a vast network of footpaths and cycling routes to enjoy. The village sits on the River Manifold banks, and local beauty spots include Bunster Hill, Thor's Cave, and Thorpe Cloud. You can walk from the cottage to Ilam Park's grounds, a beautiful estate managed by the National Trust with gorgeous gardens and woodland trails. The Dovedale Stepping Stones cross the River Dove around 2.5 miles from The Orchards, while other places to walk include Milldale, Wolfscote Hill and Biggin Dale. Cyclists can use the Tissington Trail, High Peak Trail and Manifold Trail, all of which cater for every ability. There is also a loop around Carsington Water, and the traffic-free Monsal Trail is easily accessible from Bakewell and Buxton, both around half an hour's drive from the cottage.

Places to visit during your stay include Chatsworth House and estate, Alton Towers, Haddon Hall, the Uttoxeter Racecourse, Trentham Gardens and Monkey Forest, and the National Memorial Arboretum. Browse the Monday markets in Bakewell, promenade through Buxton's beautiful Pavilion Gardens, or visit the Staffordshire Potteries. Visitors can play golf or go fishing, horseriding or caving. There's no limit to the fun you can have when you stay at The Orchards, no matter what time of the year you visit.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Vanessa Holland joined Independent Cottages in March 2021


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay

Location (The Peak District)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Orchards is a detached cottage surrounded by gardens and next to woodland on the owner's farm, where your nearest neighbours are horses in the adjacent field and sheep and lambs in the meadow outside the cottage window.  Please note - there are 7 steps to the front door of the property.  Inside, the accommodation is all on one level and spacious.

  • Honey-coloured oak floorboards in the welcoming entrance hall set a lovely tone for the rest of the cottage. It leads into the comfortable sitting room where there is seating for six, a fireplace with an open fire and TV.
  • Far-reaching views from the separate dining room will have you lingering long over meals. The dining table has a stunning outlook over the owner's fields and the Manifold Valley from multi-aspect windows.
  • Crockery, glassware, cooking utensils and equipment are all in the fitted kitchen which also boasts incredible views. There is ample space to store groceries and prepare meals. A welcome pack of local treats is a lovely touch.
  • Master bedroom with a double bed, bedside tables with reading lights, and storage for clothes. As with all of the other bedrooms, it has beautiful views.
  • Twin bedroom with two full-sized single beds, bedside tables with reading lights, and storage.
  • Bunk room with full-sized bunk beds to accommodate children, big teenagers or adults. All beds are made up for guest arrival and bath towels are provided.
  • Tiled family bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage has a garden with lawn and outdoor seating so you can sit and appreciate the view in comfort. There is off-street parking with a garage that provides storage for bikes.

Nature:  Our farm is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  We have 3 types of orchid growing here.  Bring your binoculars to see the diverse birdlife from stunning Redstarts to majestic Red Kites.  Explore our woodlands and maybe catch sight of a badger, fox or even a deer! 

Additional Information: Utilities, Wi-Fi, bed linen and bath towels are all included. An initial basket of logs is provided with more available. A travel cot (no bedding) and a highchair are available on request. A 10% discount is offered to couples occupying only one bedroom. Short breaks (minimum of three nights) are available all year round, depending on availability. Smoking and pets are not permitted.  

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The Orchards Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 6th Jan 2024 - Fri, 29th Mar 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £402 | 4 nights: £445 | 5 nights: £488 | 6 nights: £531

7 Nights
£575

3 Nights
£402


Sat, 13th Apr 2024 - Fri, 3rd May 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £521 | 4 nights: £577 | 5 nights: £633 | 6 nights: £689
Additional Notes: 10% Discount for use of one bedroom only. Maximum 2 guests.

7 Nights
£745

3 Nights
£521


Sat, 25th May 2024 - Fri, 31st May 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £591 | 4 nights: £655 | 5 nights: £719 | 6 nights: £783
Additional Notes: 10% Discount for use of one bedroom only. Maximum 2 guests plus baby.

7 Nights
£845

3 Nights
£591


Sat, 1st Jun 2024 - Fri, 12th Jul 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £521 | 4 nights: £577 | 5 nights: £633 | 6 nights: £689
Additional Notes: 10% Discount for use of one bedroom only. Maximum 2 guests.

7 Nights
£745

3 Nights
£521


Sat, 13th Jul 2024 - Fri, 30th Aug 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £591 | 4 nights: £655 | 5 nights: £719 | 6 nights: £783
Additional Notes: 10% Discount for use of one bedroom only. Maximum 2 guests plus baby.

7 Nights
£845

3 Nights
£591


Sat, 31st Aug 2024 - Fri, 1st Nov 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £521 | 4 nights: £577 | 5 nights: £633 | 6 nights: £689
Additional Notes: 10% Discount for use of one bedroom only. Maximum 2 plus baby.

7 Nights
£745

3 Nights
£521


Sat, 2nd Nov 2024 - Fri, 20th Dec 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £402 | 4 nights: £445 | 5 nights: £488 | 6 nights: £531
Additional Notes: 10% Discount for use of one bedroom only. Maximum 2 people.

7 Nights
£575

3 Nights
£402

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin, 1 adult-size Bunk)
Children:
Yes
Dogs/Pets:
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Accessibility:
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
Smoking:
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Flexible
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7973 772538 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Vanessa Holland
Member Since March 2021

The Orchards Noticeboard

Please note - There are 7 STEPS TO THE FRONT DOOR of the cottage. INSIDE all rooms are ON ONE LEVEL.    
We require TWO DAYS NOTICE of any booking please.  If you have any questions,  please contact us.  
Check with us for any LAST MINUTE OFFERS...

Last Minute Offers

Fri, 15 Mar 2024 for 3 nights, £330
Save £72. Treat yourselves to a pre-Easter break in the stunning Manifold Valley. Available from Wednesday 13th if required.

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