Charming and comfortable cottage for two located in the guest wing of our long traditional farmhouse. We have a Swedish hot-tub and barrel sauna in the farmhouse gardens which can be booked and hired by guests for a unique elemental experience. *IF YOU INTEND TO HIRE THE HOT TUB OR SAUNA, PLEASE MAKE SURE IT IS AVAILABLE WHEN YOU BOOK* (extra cost - for price see 'other things to note' section) Through its own front door you have a small entrance hall with hanging space for coats, a cosy sitting room with log stove, books and a big flat telly if you need it. This leads to a light and comfortable kitchen dining room. This room, with its glass roof, used to be the old barrel ceilinged wash house with an old copper for heating the water. Now it has a small, simple but well equipped kitchen and a big table where you can relax and watch the cows or sheep wander past. The back door, leads up old stone steps to a tiny patio area with garden furniture, but, of course you can also enjoy the big country garden at the front of the house too. Up the main stairs there is a little landing which leads to a spacious bedroom with the best of the beautiful views across the Peak District and beyond. There is a canopied king size bed with beautifully laundered Egyptian cotton sheets in which you can oversleep and the room's en-suite bathroom has a rainfall shower. We have a large biomass boiler which provides plenty of hot-water and keeps the central heating going whenever you need it so you will be cosy and warm all year round. Walk straight from the door over beautiful Bunster hill to Dovedale and its famous stepping stones, or along the ridge of the Manifold Valley, or beyond, there are so many walks to choose from.
“We booked The old wash tub for a final break before back to work after Christmas. The cottage is lovely, welcoming and clean, in a beautiful location. It’s very quiet which is just what we wanted. Alex and rob even had cake waiting for us on arrival which was a really lovely touch! We also loved that the fire was lit and they even had a little Christmas tree in the cottage. We booked the hot tub experience which was amazing. We used it from 6pm and it was lovely and warm all evening, we enjoyed Cava and chocolates with the luxury package and candles and the fire had been lit in the cave, it was amazing! On booking I did think the extras like the hot tub prices are a little expensive, but I’m still really glad we did it, it was a lovely way to spend the evening (and of course it was our decision to book the extras, we where in no way obliged to, we just couldn’t resist!) All in all we have had a lovely weekend and have already told our friends about your lovely place. Thanks Alex and rob!”
Wayward Cottage is a self contained holiday cottage on our small holding, overlooking the Manifold Valley in the southern tip of the of the Peak District National Park. In a tranquil, rural setting, this is a great place to recharge your batteries. Relax watching our miniature sheep, chickens and horses, visit Dovedale or explore the many walks in the area. Take a drive into Leek, Ashbourne, Bakewell or Buxton. Slip over to Chatsworth House or Alton Towers...something for everyone!
“This was an absolute gem. A perfectly quaint little bungalow with a modern but cosy interior. Not only did Nic and Bern provide all the information we needed to get the most out of the surrounding area, but they thoughtfully left instructions on how to get the most out of the house (specifically regarding the log fire which was a god send in February!). As hosts, they were friendly and helpful without being at all invasive. The house itself was perfectly furnished with everything you could possibly need, including things we didn’t expect like the hot water bottle and the flask. Thank you so much for hosting us, we hope to come back soon.”
Orchard Dales is close to the Peak District, Alton Towers, Tissington Trail, Chatsworth, Dovedale, and Ashbourne Town Centre. We are only 5 minutes walk from the market place,yet 5 minutes the other way finds you in the Peak District National Park. A private lounge downstairs is solely for the use of guests, then upstairs there is a large en suite bedroom. The accommodation is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travellers, and families, secure storage available for bikes.
“Good town-edge location. Short walking distance to the centre of Ashbourne and the Tissington Trail on the other side. Split-level accommodation offers added architectural interest. Julie is a friendly and efficient host. Thumbs up.”