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The Orchards

Rushley Farm, Ilam, Dovedale
Sleeps 6, no pets
4 Star

Warm & welcoming cottage set in the Peak District National Park

A big, warm and welcoming cottage  with three bedrooms, dining room and views to lift your spirits. Close to Dovedale and Alton Towers. Log fires, snuggly beds and spotless accommodation make this the perfect rural retreat.

Large enough for families and friends to get together, yet secluded and cosy enough for couples wanting a romantic hideaway (10% discount for two).

Surrounded by flower rich meadows and private bluebell woods. Visit us in Spring and watch the lambs playing in the fields.

The Orchards Ilam

Rooms with a view

Imagine having your breakfast and looking out to the finest dales in the Peak District National Park and thinking that soon you’ll be lacing up your boots to explore it!

Log Fires at The Orchards in Ilam

Log fires for cosy nights in

You’ve been out exploring, you are back to The Orchards and you want to settle in for the evening, get cosy with a real log fire, and relax with your favourite tipple.

The Orchards

Three bedrooms for 6 people

The Orchards has three bedrooms, there is a double, a twin, and the third bedroom has full sized bunk beds.

The Orchards Ilam Dovedale


Address: Rushley Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2BA


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Dovedale Morning Views
What you Get

Amenities, Services, & Travel Guide

Welcome pack of local foods
Garage for Car or Bikes
Linen and Towels included
Initial supply of logs (more can be purchased)
Washing Machine
Cot and Highchair
Satellite TV, DVD, CD player
Garden Furniture
Historic Houses & Estates
  • Tissington Hall and Village
  • Chatsworth House
  • Haddon Hall


Theme Parks
  • Alton Tower
  • Crich Tramway Village
  • Heights of Abraham
  • Gullivers Kingdom
  • Go Ape, Buxton
Towns & Villages
  • Ashbourne
  • Bakewell
  • Buxton
  • The Potteries (Stoke-on-Trent)
  • Uttoxeter
  • Peak District National Park villages in abundance
Outdoor & Adventure
  • Pooles Cavern and Buxton Country Park
  • Quad Biking
  • Cycle Trails, High Peak and Tissington Trail
  • Fishing, Fly Fishing

Availability & Prices

Vanessa Holland 07973 772 538

Guest Reviews

Large, comfortable and exceptionally clean cottage in an idyllic location. Good size garden for little ones to run around and views you can lose yourself in…  but the best thing about this location is the tranquility and peace; just you, the hills and the sheep. Bliss.

Better than our wildest dreams!  Best of all was the warm welcome from Vic and Vanessa – it felt like staying with good friends. (Germany)

Had the best time ever. More beautiful then we ever expected. Our son absolutely adored the abundance of animals literally on our doorstep. Vanessa is also amazing and looks after you. Couldn’t find a fault at all.

When we look at the views, we fully understand the inspiration for …”all things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small” …  (New Zealand)

When I first came here I thought there was going to be nothing to do but I was wrong, there was lots of things to do.  I wish I could come again and again.  (age 9)

The cleanest cottage we have been in – the sheets smelled lovely! (Holland) 

I didn’t think my son would survive without his Playstation but there has been so much to see and do.

The cottage and the views have stolen my heart! I’ve had a very peaceful tranquil week. Just what I wanted. Thank you for everything and yes, I’ll be back!

I’ve taken my children to many many different countries, but staying at The Orchards for a week one Easter, is still the best holiday we’ve ever had.  We’ve never forgotten you.

Thank you for a wonderful holiday, it was our dream holiday. My granny loved every second.  She had a cry before we left as she said it was magical bless her.  We’ll be coming back very soon!

I can’t believe the second time here was even better than the first time.  I thought it was impossible!

Totally relaxing, views that bring peace and joy.

When we arrived we stared wide-eyed;  the cottage and view were too good to be true.

The Orchards was everything we could wish for and more!  We couldn’t believe our luck and the views – well !!!   It was also great to meet friendly people willing to chat and not just think of us as an inconvenience.