Orchard Barn (& Anvil Cottage)
Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
2 BEDROOMS + SOFA BED + 2 BED ROOMS NEXT DOOR, COT ALSO AVAILABLE,
Please e-mail for a quote (or if anything is unclear) as the website rates. Please look at the text in the 'Period' column as a guide for the most popular requests. We always respond as soon as we can, usually within 2 hours.
Ideal for extended families, friends, re-unions and social get-togethers.
During the Easter holidays the minimum rate is for 5 nights for the 2 barns together or 7 nights if booked individually.
Please note that Orchard Barn on its own sleeps 6, if you are require accommodation for 10, then you will need Anvil cottage too (which is included in the rates for 10 people). Orchard Barn is the larger of the 2 barns & is 2 bedroomed (1 double & 1 twin) + a large John Lewis sofa bed downstairs (see layout in pic.2). This part of the barn sleeps 6 and has catering / dining facilities for upto 10 guests. The upstairs bathroom has a bath with shower over & a shower room downstairs all with under floor heating, contemporary fittings and fully tiled.
Anvil Cottage is a luxury 2 bedroomed conversion (1 double & 1 bunk bed), it has a kitchen with breakfast table, separate lounge with 2 settee's & a log burner. The fully tiled contemporary bathroom upstairs has a shower over the bath & under floor heating. Both were completed in 2011 and new to the holiday rental market in 2013.
The barns can be rented separately for 4 or 6 guests or together to accommodate upto 10 guests (+ cot). Please note that whilst they are attached to each other, it is not possible to access the other without briefly going outside (just a few steps across the well lit, private gravelled drive area). Our guests tell us that this is ideal as it means that extended families have their own space, but there is ample room in Orchard Barn to socialise together.
Many of our bookings have been for birthday parties, family get togethers and re-unions, with 2 night weekend breaks (Fri & Sat nights) for 10 guests from £595.00. We try to reserve the school holidays for minimum 4 or 5 night stays.
Sited in the grounds of a 17th Century timber framed former farmhouse, the superb facilities include full under-floor heating powered by a Ground Source Heat Pump & PV cells, lovely baths & showers, log burners, dishwashers & washer dryers. The 2 acre paddock is for you to play in. There is a 37 inch Sony LCD TV & blu-ray player in the lounge of Orchard Barn & combi TV/DVD players in both Anvil Cottage & the sofa bed room of Orchard Barn. Free Wi-Fi is available in both barns and there is ample private parking.
Included within the price is all bedding, towels (min 2 each), Gas BBQ (Orchard), electricity and in each barn there is a 'welcome starter pack' including some coffee, tea, sugar a pint of milk, washing up liquid, dishwaher & washing machine detergents, basket of logs for each wood burner, toilet roll & 1 or 2 local products for you to try when available.
Being just 5 minutes from the A50 at Sudbury, we are situated on the outskirts of the village of Draycott-In-The-Clay on the very edge of the National Forest, with abundant beautiful woodland foot & bridle paths, 2 traditional pubs an Indian restaurant (who will deliver free) & a shop all in the village and just a few minutes easy walk away. We are within easy reach of the towns of Ashbourne, Burton upon Trent, Lichfield & Uttoxeter with all the attractions of the Peak District, Dovedale, Staffordshire Moorlands & Alton Towers on the doorstep.
Pets are welcome (downstairs) for a small charge of £5 per pet per night (max £25).
Midweek short breaks / corporate bookings are available at discounted rates on request.
One last thing, we have another (one bedroomed) holiday home a mile from Ashbourne called Christmas Cottage, home id 481361.
Thanks for looking.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tatenhil 3 km, Nearest railway: Uttoxeter/ Tutbury & Hatton/ Burton-on-Trent 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Heart of England/Peak District
Centrally located with easy road links from all directions we are situated just 10 miles South of the picturesque town of Ashbourne and on the northern edge of the National Forest, with Uttoxeter racecourse and Alton Towers just a few miles to the West and Tutbury castle a few to the East, Draycott-in-the-clay is ideally situated and there are numerous scenic walks on the doorstep (no need to even get in the car).
The usual attractions of the area include the 'Staffordshire Way', Tissington trail, Dovedale, Alton Towers, Uttoxeter Racecourse and the numerous National Trust properties including Sudbury Hall (museum of childhood), Tutbury Castle, Kedleston Hall, Calke Abbey, Chatsworth House, Hardwick Hall, Shugborough Hall, to name a few. The National Memorial Arboretum (thenma.org.uk) is just 10 miles away.
The historic Cathedral city of Lichfield is just 20 minutes away and the ancient Mercian capital of Repton is even closer.
The newly developed 'St Georges Park' is the FA's 330 acre National Football Centre and is just 5 minutes drive away (thefa.com/st-georges-park).
Ashbourne is a beautiful & historic market town, known as the Gateway to the Peak District (see http://www.visitashbourne.co.uk/), with its traditional weekly Thursday & Saturday markets and a farmers market once a month.
The more adventurous amongst you should not be disappointed, below is a list of a few highlights of what is available close by (all within 30 minutes drive and I've been to most of them)!
MTB enthusiasts will be drawn to the wide variety of runs at Cannock Chase (see chasetrails.co.uk).
There are numerous equestrian facilities within hacking distance, including the BSJA affiliated centre at Marchington (fieldhousemarchington.com) or the 60 acre cross country course and other facilities at Eland Lodge (elandlodge.com).
If you fancy your hand at aviation you can take a trial lesson for under Ã?Â£70 just up the road at Tatenhill (tatenhill.com) or paragliding / hang gliding courses at Darley Moor (airways-airsports.com) which is on the road towards Ashbourne.
Also at Darley Moor is the Motor Cycle Racing circuit (darleymoor.co.uk). Sailing lessons are available at Carsington Water (carsingtonwater.com), Staunton Harold (shsc.org.uk) Foremark (burtonsailingclub.co.uk) and Blithfield Reservoir(blithfield.org.uk).
There are too many golf courses to list, but the most popular are at Ashbourne, Uttoxeter, Kedleston, Craythorne & Broughton Heath (Par 3).
If all this is a bit tame for you, then you are always welcome to join us in a game of Royal Shrovetide Football, which has been held every Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday in Ashbourne since the 12th Century. Each 'half' is between 3 and 8 hours long and the goals are just 3 miles apart (see wildinthestreetsmovie.com or shrovetide.net). We look forward to seeing you there, whether you are an Up'ard or a Down'ard!!
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12 Apr 2014
"Amazing, relaxing, inviting so what more does one want!""
We arrived on Friday afternoon to a wonderful welcome, including all essentials, tea coffee milk etc & a scrummy homemade chocolate cake & locally made biscuits!! The barn wanted for nothing & we imme… More
17 Feb 2014
"Wonderful stay in a beautiful barn"
A group of 10 ladies stayed in orchard and anvil barn in feb 2014. What can I say...the barns were absolutely beautiful, in a gorgeous setting, clean, warm and gorgeously furnished. We had a wonderful… More
10 Feb 2014
"Everything was thought about. attention to detail."
Adam was extremely obliging throughout our stay & during booking process and went the extra mile when and if we needed anything. We hired both cottages & apart from some minor issues with the hot wate… More
Thank you for your lovely review.
It was a pleasure to decorate the barns for your birthday.
With regards to the hot water, although this was the 1st time it has been a problem, (and as you say it was only a minor issue) the comfort of our guests is paramount, so we are grateful that you brought it to our attention and as a result the plumber is planning to 'upgrade' the supplimentary electric shower asap.
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your extended birthday celebrations and we hope to see you all again sometime.
Adam & Charlotte.
28 Dec 2013
"The perfect retreat"
We booked both Orchard Barn and Anvil Cottage for a group of 8 friends. It was the perfect weekend retreat for us all, from start to finish. Booking was simple, and any questions we had were quickly a… More
Thank you for your kind review. We note that our directions could have been better, sorry about that! We are having some painted signs made to put at the top of the drive as we speak and we have now registered our details on Google, so hopefully the right location should come up on Google maps when searching for Orchard Barn.
It was such a shame that the weather was so lousy, which meant that you didn't get to see the best of our beautiful surroundings or get to walk to any of the slightly further afield pubs that you had hoped to visit.
Thank you for being such great guests and taking the time to post a review, it means a lot to us. You are all very welcome back anytime, we are really pleased that you all enjoyed your New Years celebrations together so much.
Adam & Charlotte.
21 Nov 2013
"Can't wait to go back"
We booked both Anvil Cottage and Orchard Barn for October half term (2013) for two families where we could holiday together but have our own space. Worked perfectly. We knew from great comms and a fri… More
Thank you for your lovely review. We are really pleased that you all had such a good time and we hope to see you all again soon. Best Wishes, Adam & Charlotte.
28 Aug 2013
"Superb Barn Conversion"
Stayed here in Aug 2013 with my wife and friends who have children. The barn is of an excellent standard with all mod cons in a lovely location near Ashbourne. What made it for me was the superb servi… More
Thank you for your fantastic review. You were our very first guests in Orchard Barn, so we are very happy that you had such an enjoyable time and thank you for being such lovely guests! Best wishes, Adam & Charlotte.
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