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Orchard Barn & Anvil Cottage, 7 seat Hot Tub (Orchardbarnashbourne). co . uk – Home 505280 Barn

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Orchard Barn & Anvil Cottage, 7 seat Hot Tub (Orchardbarnashbourne). co . uk – Home 505280

  • Barn
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 56 reviews

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Barn / 4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner



****** Please e-mail for a mid-week booking request ******

Fantastic 7 seat hot tub (for your exclusive use) please see pictures & reviews.

Holiday Lettings / Trip Advisor have changed their policy so our phone number is no longer displayed here, sorry, not our choice.

Eco-friendly barn conversion ideal for extended families, friends, re-unions and social get-togethers & with 2 night weekend breaks for up to 10 people (+ cot) from £795. Add an extra night from £125 extra. All plus Trip Advisor added fees, please search for our own site for additional details).

When booking you are booking both cottages together (no need to make a separate booking for Anvil Cottage). Please note that Orchard Barn on its own sleeps 6 & Anvil Cottage 4 (which is included in the rate). We don't let them out separately, so you will have exclusive use of the hot tub & recreational areas.

Orchard Barn is the larger of the 2 barns & is 2 bedroomed (1 double & 1 twin) + a pair of single beds (75cm each) that can be zipped together to create a king sized bed downstairs (see layout in pic.2, Note that there is no longer a sofa bed, just in case you find an old photo / reference to one!). This part of the barn sleeps 6 and has catering / dining facilities for up to 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. 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 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 £695.00. We try to reserve the school holidays for slightly longer stays.

Sited in the grounds of a 17th Century timber framed former farmhouse, the superb facilities include full under-floor heating powered by a Biomass Wood Chip Boiler & PV cells, lovely baths & showers, log burners (logs provided), dishwashers & washer dryers. The 2 acre paddock is for you to play in. (Please note that this a field, not a garden, and we like to make hay from the grass, so at certain times of the year the grass will be too long to play games in, although we do maintain an area about the size of a tennis court for games and a path all around the perimeter). There are 37 inch Sony LCD TV's & blu-ray players in the lounges of both barns & combi TV/DVD down stairs bed room area 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 and in each barn there is a 'welcome starter pack' including some coffee, tea, sugar a pint of milk, washing up liquid, dishwasher & washing machine detergents, basket of logs for each wood burner, some toilet rolls.

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.

If you are planning a walk then there are plenty in area, try looking up Hanbury Walks, Staffordshire, where you should find a down loadable pdf, alternatively, we have started to map our local walks via the osmaps.ordnancesurvey web site which has a free downloadable app. Search via the post code de6 5bt and remember to un-check the 'premium routes only' box

One last thing, we have another (one bedroomed) holiday home a mile from Ashbourne called Christmas Cottage, home id 481361.

Thanks for looking.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: Bunk Bed
    Beds in other rooms: 2 Single Beds
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

Should you require any help or advise with the property or surrounding area, we are usually available at any time as we live in an adjacent property. If we are unable to meet you on arrival, we will leave the keys in the nearby key safe's.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £125.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Please remember to bring flip flops / sandals to get to / from the hot tub - separate towels provided.

Please do not smoke in the house (numerous containers for ash provided outside).

Thank you.


About the owner

Adam R.
Average reply time:
1 hour 38 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
22 Aug 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Barn has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 25 Jun 2013. Located in Derbyshire, it has 56 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1827 to £2863.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Aug 2019.


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Guest reviews

56 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 1 Jun 2019

We have just returned from a 3 day break with our sons, and their children, ages 2,4 and 6yrs. The barn and cottage are kitted out with everything you can think of to have a comfortable stay. The children loved the space to run about and especially loved trying out the hot tub, always with an adult accompanying them of course. You would need to take your own ball games or toys for tbe kids. We also took some kids dvds. The weather was against us a little bit but we did get the opportunity to use the bbq one evening. We had a great family stay. The location is lovely and there are quite a few touristy things to see within a reasonable travelling distance. The owner lives nearby and is very obliging. The chocolate cake that welcomed us went down very well with children and adults alike! Would definitely recommend.

“Weekend stay”

Reviewed 16 Oct 2018

Very nice stay, everything that we wanted and needed was available. Would recommend for groups of friends or families.

“Orchard farm / anvil cottage”

Reviewed 25 Feb 2018

I would definitely recommend this accommodation , We stayed here on the last weekend in February and even though it was freezing cold the cottages were lovely and warm as was the hot tub ! The cottages were easy to access but very secure and all the rooms were nicely made up . The owners left us a bottle of prosecco and a delicious cake ,which was very much complimented upon although we didn’t manage to eat the whole thing even though there were 8 of us! Thankyou for a lovely weekend !

“40th birthday weekend”

Reviewed 7 Nov 2017

Absolutely loved our time at the Orchard Barn & Anvil Cottage. Arrived to a lovely cake and bottle of procecco, a very nice touch. Very spacious with beautiful views. Was the ideal place to celebrate our friends 40th birthday. Would definitely visit again. Thank you for having us!

“Ideal relaxing girls getaway break”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2017

The location of this beautiful property was picturesque and very relaxing. The hot tub was a lovely addition for us, and we never felt the need to venture far from the house. There is a friendly and welcoming local pub just a short walk away and this beautiful property fulfilled the promise of a relaxing weekend. We would definitely recommend it.

“Great break for larger groups!”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2017

We had a fab time at Orchard Barn & Anvil Cottage, the number of bedrooms and layout suited us well. It was great to have everyone around the table at mealtimes and the decked areas are great little sun traps :) great location for lots of days out. Would recommend!

“Lovely, Homely and Amazing scenery”

Reviewed 14 May 2017

There was 10 adults staying at this barn and there was loads of room. The house was clean and everything you could need was there. The owner came to welcome us and was lovely and extremely helpful. The location is amazing with lovely scenery and nice and peaceful. The hot tub was also fabulous. We all had a fantastic time. Would happily go back again.

Owner's reply: Hi Siobhan, Thank you for your lovely review, it was great to have you to stay. Hope to see you all again sometime. Kind regards, Adam.

“Great holidaye cottage”

Reviewed 9 Nov 2016

Cottage was clean and spacious. Came for the weekend with family including baby. Had struggled to find the perfect sized cottage in a good location. This was spacious enough for all. Had all equipment we needed. Hot tub was great and plenty of room in the large cottage for everybody to be in there together. Good location near to a couple of nice pubs that we went to for tea. Driving distance to a couple of nice walks. Great stay.

“perfect get together!”

Reviewed 8 Mar 2016

had extended weekend at orchard barn and anvil cottage with my children, their partners and my hubby. beautiful open plan with all anemities. underfloor heating was brilliant. bottle of wine and home cooked cake left on arrival and a visit from the owner on our first evening made for a good start. the location is fabulous with a massive paddock to "play in" and the added bonus of the hottub made it perfect for me. spent mothers day morning in the hottub watching a flurry of snow! although you have to be considerate of the neighbours whilst in the hottub it is a fabulous place for families with children (safe massive play area), groups of couples or friends or a lovely "girlie" weekend. we found a lovely walk in a nearby forest which we biked the next day (very muddy and great fun). pub very near and an indian that will delivery. perfect and highly recommended!

“Beautiful place to stay”

Reviewed 14 Jul 2015

Just come back from staying at Orchard Barn and Anvil Cottage for the weekend on a hen-do. The place is gorgeous, plenty of room, loads of seating space, and lovely and private. Adam and Charlotte who own it were really friendly and helpful, they'd baked a chocolate cake which was amazing, helped with a local taxi company, and there was tea, coffee, milk, and ginger shortbread biscuits on arrival as well! We were there on a hen-do and they were happy for us to stick up bunting and things to the ceiling to decorate the place, and even provided bluetak for this! There's 2 outdoor seating areas, and we spent the Friday night outside the front, having a bbq and playing games! It's great how the 2 cottages are separate, so that if people want to go off to bed early etc they can, without being disturbed by the others. I really couldn't fault this place, it is lovely and I would recommend and return myself.

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