- The Orchards
- The Orchards award-winning cottage
nestles peacefully on the valley side overlooking the River Manifold,
just a mile outside the village of Ilam, near Ashbourne.
It has the most wonderful views over the lovely Derbyshire countryside,
towards Dovedale and beyond.
The cottage is fabulous for a family holiday yet warmly welcoming
as a romantic hideaway with cosy log fire and special offers
Alton Towers is just 7 miles.
The cottage is run in an eco-friendly way and we have twice been
awarded the prestigious Peak District Environmental Quality Mark
for our green achievements.
- We hold a small stock of local
foods for guests to sample, e.g. delicious dry-cured bacon and
honey from the valley; also try our free-range lamb, or a joint
of succulent beef or pork, all home reared. We can even roast
it for you in the Aga.
- Staying at The Orchards gives
you that 'feel-good factor' in more ways than one.
- There are nine steps up to the
front door, but once inside the cottage, all rooms are on one
- As The Orchards is based on a
farm, there are acres for children to explore, calves and baby
piglets to stroke and lambs to feed in Spring.
- If children wish to visit the
farm, they MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- Wide entrance hall with polished
Living room - warm and welcoming with a real fire and sumptuous
sofas. There is also a higher chair for those who prefer it.
Colour TV with VCR and selection of videos, DVD player and radio/CD
player, books, games etc.
Sunny, oak-floored dining room with Welsh dresser and table for
six. Definitely a room with a view with two picture windows.
- Bespoke kitchen, equipped well
beyond the 4 Star standard; washing machine, microwave, food
processor, fridge/freezer etc. Stable doors lead out onto the
lawns which surround the cottage.
- The warm bathroom has bath with
Three bedrooms to sleep 6 people - one double, one twin and one
with adult-sized bunk beds.
All rooms are tastefully decorated with quality fabrics and furniture.
There is a garage for one car, plus parking.
- Tariff (2008)
- All fuel costs, logs and an initial
supply of coal for the fire.
All linen and towels.
A cot and highchair on request
- Short Breaks Available.
Low season £375 - £415 pw
High season £465 - £600 pw
VisitBritain: 4 Stars
- Contact: Vanessa Holland