Escape to the Country! Experience the peace and tranquility of The Orchards, a spacious and inviting self-catering property near the pretty village of Ilam, offering stunning countryside views from every window.
Surrounded by lush meadows and bluebell woods on this family run sheep farm in the Peak District National Park with the famous ‘disappearing’ Manifold river nearby.
This warm and homely cottage caters for 6 guests in 3 bedrooms with a layout that suits couples, families and friends. There is a dining room with unbelievable views and a large lounge with a blazing log fire, perfect for those cosy nights in. We are a Pet Free Property.
Wander down Paradise Walk to the tearooms at Ilam Park and enjoy a hot chocolate and one of their delicious brownies. Or extend your walk to the famous Dovedale Stepping Stones, 2.5 miles from the cottage. Or climb Bunster Hill, Thorpe Cloud and explore Thor’s Cave – all local to Ilam.
The landscape is perfect for walking and cycling, there is a vast network of footpaths and cycle routes to enjoy (lots of information and walking books in the cottage).
Excellent cycle routes and bike hire locally at Waterhouses or Ashbourne. Cyclists can use the Manifold Trail, the Tissington Trail, the Monsal Trail or even a loop around Carsington Water.
Places to enjoy during your stay include – Tissington (and the Well Dressings if you come in mid May), Chatsworth House, Alton towers, Haddon Hall, Uttoxeter Racecourse, Trentham Gardens and Monkey Forest and the National Memorial Arboretum. A must if you have children is the Peak Wildlife Park, 10 minute drive. You can see polar bears and penguins, mischievous meerkats and so much more.
Browse the excellent Monday market in Bakewell, promenade through Buxton’s beautiful Pavilion Gardens, or visit the Staffordshire Potteries. Visitors can play golf, or go fishing, horseriding or caving. There is no limit to the fun you can have when you stay at The Orchards, no matter what time of year you visit.
'Please note - There are 7 STEPS to the front door. However, once inside all rooms are on one level and spacious.'
- Audible alarm system
- Recycling on-site
- Children welcome
- Cots available
- High chairs available
- Microwave oven
- Outside seating
- Central heating
- Real log/coal fires
- Washing machine
- Free WIFI
- Golf available (onsite or nearby)
- Leisure club (onsite or nearby)
- Secure cycle storage
- Linen provided
- Private parking
- Dogs/pets NOT accepted
- Non-smoking property
- Ground floor bedroom
- Scenic view
- Working farm
How To Find Us
Part of the National Trust in the Peak District, Ilam Park is a family friendly destination and open year round.
Just outside the village of Wetton in the Staffordshire Peak District you'll find the magnificent Thor's Cave.
Gravel, road or mountain biking with expert guides/coaches Jen & Alex. Go further and experience even more with our high spec gravel e-bikes.
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