About the home
Orchard Cottage makes an ideal base to explore this historic part of the Shires, a region where we think of peaceful stone villages unspoiled by 'progress', pubs with blazing log fires, long country walks and perhaps the ghostly echo of a hunting horn. All this within easy reach of all that the East Midlands and Cambridgeshire have to offer.
This beautiful cottage has been restored to a very high standard. It boasts three good sized bedrooms and sleeps up to six people. Central heating and hot water are supplied by the versatile Rayburn cooker which is a central feature of the family kitchen. Being a FOUR STAR establishment we naturally supply all cooking and eating equipment as well as linen, towels and fuel - including wood for the open fire.
Your enjoyment is our main aim and we have filled the cottage with books and games and DVDs. In the summer house you will find the out-door games such as croquet, badminton and boules, as well as a barbecue (with charcoal) and extra garden chairs and tables.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Nofork and Suffolk coasts. Kings Lynn, 72km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
Further details indoors:
There are three double bedrooms (one with en suite shower), a study, and a sitting room with an open inglenook fireplace. There is a large well-appointed kitchen/diner of character which leads out into the conservatory. The furniture is antique, and even the large bathroom has Victorian fittings.
With it's views across the garden, the conservatory is a peaceful place to relax and listen to the bird song. In summer the Sanderson blinds ensure that the temperature is almost always comfortable. In winter a small electric stove quickly warms the room.
The kitchen which leads into the conservatory makes a great family room where you can cook, eat and generally relax. The oil-fired Rayburn provides central heating and hot water. It is also great for cooking although temperature control is quite an art. For this reason we have installed a Hotpoint fan electric oven with separate variable grill and ceramic hob. There is also a microwave/convection oven an electric kettle so you are now equipped to cook a banquet.
The dining table seats six but it can be extended to take eight if the butchers block is placed at the end. There are eight chairs and ten place settings. There is a dish washer a fridge/freezer and a washer/dryer
And don't worry about packing the cooking essentials as you will find everything you need waiting for you - salt, pepper, tea, coffee, sugar, kitchen roll, washing-up liquid, dishwasher and washing-machine tablets - to name a few.
The spacious sitting room with its open fireplace and comfortable furniture is a pleasant place to relax, cool in summer and cosy in winter. The leather suite and "Napoleonic campaign bed" provide plenty of seating. The television and DVD player are hidden in an antique cabinet and a radio/CD player is on the bookshelf together with a range of indoor games.
Further details outdoors:
With a deep pond, the cottage is not suitable for small children. Dog-owners need to take great care of the antique furnishings and oriental rugs. Smokers are asked to smoke outside.
A welcome pack will include fresh produce and contents will depend on whether you are a party of all adults or a family.
The East Anglia / Cambridgeshire region
The village of Denton, near Stilton, comprises a dozen widely-spaced houses, two farms, and a ruined medieval church. Denton is near the Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire borders.
With beautiful countryside, lovely towns and cities to visit, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge and Peterborough offers something for everyone - whether you are looking for a relaxing day or an activity-packed UK holiday. Come and discover charming views of the countryside and waterways, or experience wildlife up-close in some fantastic nature reserves.
The Peterborough / Denton area
If you are feeling energetic and can tear yourself away from the croquet lawn and the barbeque you may want to go cycling, walking, golfing, flying, fishing, sailing or bird watching.
Stilton is a small town, now bypassed by the A1M (formerly the Great North Road). It gets three mentions in the Doomsday Book of 1086 as three landowners, the King, the Bishop of Lincoln and Eustace held land here. The website http://www.stilton.org gives a great deal of useful information about the area around Denton and Stilton.
The NVR is a standard gauge railway, which runs for seven and a half miles between Yarwell Junction and Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. Its headquarters are based at Wansford beside the A1, the old Great North Road, and are easily accessible from a large part of the country. On many weekends of the summer both steam and diesel traction working alongside each other to allow you to sample both forms of traction in one day.
Flag Fen Archaeological Park (13.8 miles): At Flag you can explore and investigate how the Celtic people of the Fen lived 3500 years ago. The Flag Fen archaeology park has over 20 acres of outdoors to explore and two indoor display areas. Here you can wander through a reconstructed Bronze Age landscape and farmstead, sit and ponder within the reconstructed roundhouses, have a go at weaving on the loom, smell the Bronze Age and Roman herb gardens and stand where our ancestors once stood by the ritual causeway.
A fine art gallery on the A15 between the A1(M) Junction 16 and Yaxley. The Gallery is situated in the unique and picturesque setting of the restored stable block of the former Napoleonic prisoner of war depot of Norman Cross. The Gallery has regularly changing exhibitions by leading contemporary fine artists.
Elton Hall stands in the midst of unspoilt landscaped parkland, is a fascinating mix of styles surrounded by stunning gardens. The Estate straddles the Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire borders and is well located for access from the East and West along the A14 and A47 and is 86 miles North of London, just off the A1.
Stamford (17 miles) is described as "The finest stone town in England" : Captured in time by its conservation status this once major wool town has retained much of its old world charm and prosperity. Many of the buildings are constructed from old Lincolnshire limestone, hence the town's distinguished appearance and popularity with tourists and movie directors alike. The town boasts 11 churches, 30 pubs, 20 restaurants and over 10 quality hotels and guest houses. Most of the pubs are conveniently within walking distance of town centre, railway and bus stations.
There are numerous restaurants and pubs in the surrounding area. From cosy public houses to a Michelin star country house hotel. They are all either close to Orchard Cottage or near the various attractions described above.
How to get there
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Take the Stilton exit (No. 16) from the A1(M), and head into Stilton on the main road. At the crossroads before the Bell Inn, turn right into Church Street. Follow the road round to the right, then turn left before the cul-de-sac onto Caldecote Road.
Follow Caldecote Road for one mile until you come to the bends at the bottom of the hill. The small sign to Denton is immediately on your left.
Follow the single track road into Denton. You pass the phone box, the thatched cottage, then School Cottage on your left. Just after School Cottage the road forks (if you look straight ahead you may be able to see the yellow walls of Orchard Cottage over the field in front of you). Take the right-hand fork, follow the road round, and Orchard Cottage is a couple of hundred yards on your right.
Activities near Peterborough
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|5 Oct 11||1 Nov 11||£ 750||-||-||3 Nights|
|1 Nov 11||1 Dec 11||£ 650||-||-||3 Nights|
|Not Xmas and New Year||1 Dec 11||1 Jan 12||£ 650||-||-||3 Nights|
|1 Jan 12||1 Mar 12||£ 650||-||-||3 Nights|
|1 Mar 12||1 Apr 12||£ 650||-||-||3 Nights|
|1 Apr 12||1 May 12||£ 650||-||-||3 Nights|
|1 May 12||1 Jun 12||£ 700||-||-||3 Nights|
|1 Jun 12||1 Jul 12||£ 850||-||-||3 Nights|
|1 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 900||-||-||3 Nights|
|1 Sep 12||1 Oct 12||£ 850||-||-||3 Nights|
|1 Oct 12||1 Nov 12||£ 750||-||-||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Rates for Xmas and New Year are £900 for minimum one week.
Rates for short breaks up to three nights are 75% of weekly rate.
Special rates may be offered for stays of longer than two weeks.
Costs include all bed linen, towels and fuel (including wood and coal for the open fire).
Payment can be made by cheque or bank transfer. A deposit of 25% of the total rent is required to reserve a booking. The remainder should be paid six weeks before arrival.
Changeover day is normally Friday but we can be flexible.
Normally we ask guests to arrive after 4.00 pm and to depart before 11.00 am but this also flexible - by arrangement.Enquire now
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