Orchard House exceeded our expectations. We were a party of 15 celebrating my daughters hen weekend and Birthday. The kitchen was fully equipped with literally everything we needed, more than enough glassware, crockery and cutlery etc. We were really excited to find all the frilly pinnies hanging in the little pantry too. The furnishings are really old and beautiful, nothing tacky here!
Someone mentioned a strange smell upon entering the house, this didn't bother us at all as it is only the smell of an open fire, in fact it brought back childhood memories for me.
Dawn was really helpful when a lightbulb blew and fused all the upstairs lighting, a quick text and we were sorted.
The garden room is the perfect party room, with beautiful views out across the gorgeous garden. The man fishing in the pond gave us a bit of a giggle!
Dawn recommended Les Mistrale, a gorgeous French restaurant, and we were not disappointed. Good food and reasonably priced, beautiful decor too.
I downloaded a treasure trail walk around Wirksworth and we did this on the Saturday morning, in the rain, which blew away any lingering cobwebs! Good fun for groups too.
All in all a fantastic weekend staying in a beautiful house. Highly recommended.
Stayed here 17th-19th February for a hen weekend. Couldn't of asked for a better house to hire for the weekend. It was fully equip for all our need and much much more.
When we arrived there was milk & biscuits as a welcome gift (really appreciated that)
The bedrooms are lovely, all different styles and clean. There are enough bathrooms for everyone to use. The kitchen is huge, open plan with the dinning area, that's were we spent most of the weekend. The kitchen was fully equip for more that 16 people, everything was easy to find. I took some cocktail glasses for some games, but there was no need as cocktail glasses were already there along with a wide range. Very spacious.
The heating is really easy to use, but i would recommend turning it either off or down before you go to bed, as all the rooms turn into saunas.
The grounds around the house are lovely, a few of the girls went for a wellie walk around. We was left to our own devices all weekend, and if you needed anything just a quick text to Dawn and she was really helpful.
The only thing i can grumble on is the smell of the house when you first walk in, smells of mold/fire burner but as we didn't really use the lounge to the right we kept that door shut and the smell went away.
There isn't a lot around but what do you expect for the country side. we did go into one wine bar and that was nice. It is literally a 2 minute walk into the village so no taxis needed.
I would definitely come back and stay here again.
One of the best holiday lets I have stayed in, I cannot recommend it highly enough.
The house is spacious with a fantastically well equipped kitchen and numerous curios all over the house with warrant a good look. Once you are finished with the house there is a lovely garden to explore
We hired the property for a gathering of university friends, 5 couples and 3 children. We spent most of our time in the enormous kitchen and adjoining dining room which has a huge table which seats about 16 and floor to ceiling windows on 3 sides which brings the fantastic garden inden into the the house.
I am confident we will be staying here again!
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Orchard House is a stunning property with lovely gardens. We rented it for my 40th birthday and had 12 adults, 4 children and 2 babies. the bedrooms are well equipped and Dawn organised cots for the babies too. Linen and Towels all provided which is a real bonus.
The cottage is very well equipped with everything you could need to host a large group wanting to enjoy time inside or out in the garden.
There are lots of lovely features that will surprise when you move around the house and garden .
Dawn was very helpful from booking to the stay to make sure we had everything we needed to make our stay very comfortable. I cannot recommend this enough. It is brilliant and we will be returning and recommending to friends and family.
I really can't rate this holiday let high enough. A wonderful house with superb gardens, orchard, pond etc perfect for sitting and enjoying a chilled glass of wine whilst the BBQ heats up. The inside of the house is just as pleasing with huge kitchen / dining area, lovely bedrooms and quirky bits and pieces everywhere you look. Orchard House is perfectly situated for exploring Derbyshire and Wirksworth has a good selection of coffee shops and pubs. Enjoyed our stay so much I'm booking again for September!
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