Important Info

Please see below some important information which we hope helps when planning your stay with us.

Holidays Available From

Friday – Sunday, Friday – Monday, Monday – Friday, Friday – Friday and Monday – Monday.

Check in & Check out

Check in is from 4.00pm on the day of arrival and check out is by 10.00am on the day of departure.

If you will be arriving after 6pm please notify us in advance.

Cottage Season & Pricing

The Cider Barn and Apple Tree Cottage are available all year round.

Please note that pricing for 2025 and beyond has not yet been released – please email to discuss any potential booking you may want to make in the future, thank you. stay@theorchardretreat.co.uk

Apple Tree Cottage The Cider Barn
Date Ranges Per night 3 nights 4 nights (price per night minus 15%) Per Week (per night minus 25%) Per night 3 nights 4 nights (price per night minus 15%) Per Week (per night minus 25%)
5th Jan – 8th Feb £112 £336 £381 £588 £145 £435 £493 £761
9th Feb – 18th Feb £140 £420 £476 £735 £169 £507 £575 £887
19th Feb – 28th March £113 £339 £384 £593 £143 £429 £486 £751
29th March – 14th April £165 £495 £561 £866 £194 £582 £660 £1,019
15th April – 23rd May £151 £453 £513 £793 £173 £519 £588 £908
24th May – 2nd June £191 £573 £649 £1,003 £240 £720 £816 £1,260
3rd June – 9th June £166 £498 £564 £872 £180 £540 £612 £945
10th June – 4th July £170 £510 £578 £893 £193 £579 £656 £1,013
5th July – 25th July £207 £621 £704 £1,087 £266 £798 £904 £1,397
26th July – 5th Sept £235 £705 £799 £1,234 £280 £840 £952 £1,470
6th Sept – 12th Sept £184 £552 £626 £966 £214 £642 £728 £1,124
13th Sept – 22nd Sept £147 £441 £500 £772 £177 £531 £602 £929
23rd Sept – 24th Oct £141 £423 £479 £740 £164 £492 £558 £861
25th Oct – 3rd Nov £157 £471 £534 £824 £161 £483 £547 £845
4th Nov – 19th Dec £110 £330 £374 £578 £139 £417 £473 £730
20th Dec – 5th Jan 25 £190 £570 £646 £998 £244 £732 £830 £1,281

For information on group bookings please check our group page.

Mobile Reception & Wi-Fi

O2 and networks associated to O2 work well on site, but if you use any other service provider then enjoy the break as there is very limited, if any at all, service via other networks. Remember you can always use your mobile regardless of service to make an emergency call.

There is free Wi-Fi is available in the cottages and The Gallery and even as far as the outdoor dinning decking area – by the lawn games and tub house.  Our Wi-Fi mostly works well, especially for general web surfing and emails. However, please do note that we are rural and speeds can vary, especially if everyone is attempting to stream media at the same time.  It is essential that all users have internet security software on their devices and that it is regularly updated.

Woodburners

For The Cider Barn see how to light a woodburner here.

Dogs

One or two well behaved dogs are welcome, charged at £25 per dog per stay in all cottages – but they are not allowed on the beds or furniture. Please make sure they are clean before entering the accommodation and clean up after your dog, properly disposing of any mess.

As well as being mindful of other guests, please note that The Orchard Retreat is surrounded by working farms and sheep occasionally graze in our meadows.  Therefore, dogs must be kept on a lead when in the sheep meadow and under control at all times. For more information, please take a look at our dog info page.

Environmental Impact

Throughout the site we endeavour to minimise our impact on the environment by using a wind turbine electricity company, our own bore hole water source, bio-digesters for the treatment of waste water, and non-toxic cleaning products.  We also provide recycling for waste materials and compost bins for food waste.

The Cider Barn is heated by gas, using Calors BioLPG, which is a sustainable, made from waste, residue and sustainable materials and is their first step towards a greener gas.

We use the humorously titled ‘Who Gives a Crap’ 100% recycled and bamboo loo roll which features absolutely no plastic wrapping at all.  Unlike other recycled loos rolls, this really is soft, thick and white, without inks, dyes or scents. 50% of their profits go to help build loos in 3rd world countries.

We also buy locally where we can and work with other local businesses to ensure our carbon footprint is low – often opting for the clean products that are cruelty free.

Chickens

We have some free range chickens behind the main farmhouse.  They are all fenced in and safe should you be bringing your dog, although please do be mindful that they are there and remember to keep your dogs on a lead where necessary – thank you.

If you would like to experience collecting the eggs – then please do let us know, we would love to do this with you.