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.
High season 2023 will run from 10th – 26th February, 31st March – 20th April, 26th May – 4th June, 20th July – 3rd September, 20th October – 9th November and 15th December – 5th January 2023.
Low season and mid season 2023 run over all other dates.
Please note that pricing for 2024 and beyond has not yet been released – please email to discuss any potential booking you may want to make in the future, thank you. firstname.lastname@example.org
|Date ranges||Apple Tree Cottage||The Cider Barn|
|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%)|
|6th Jan – 9th Feb||£112||£336||£381||£588||£145||£435||£493||£761|
|10th Feb – 26th Feb||£140||£420||£476||£735||£169||£507||£575||£887|
|27th Feb – 30th March||£113||£339||£384||£593||£143||£429||£486||£751|
|31st March – 20th April||£165||£495||£561||£866||£194||£582||£660||£1,019|
|21st April – 25th May||£151||£453||£513||£793||£173||£519||£588||£908|
|26th May – 4th June||£191||£573||£649||£1,003||£240||£720||£816||£1,260|
|5th June – 8th June||£166||£498||£564||£872||£180||£540||£612||£945|
|9th June – 29th June||£170||£510||£578||£893||£193||£579||£656||£1,013|
|30th June – 19th July||£207||£621||£704||£1,087||£266||£798||£904||£1,397|
|20th July – 3rd Sept||£235||£705||£799||£1,234||£280||£840||£952||£1,470|
|4th Sept – 8th Sept||£184||£552||£626||£966||£214||£642||£728||£1,124|
|9th Sept – 21st Sept||£147||£441||£500||£772||£177||£531||£602||£929|
|22nd Sept – 19th Oct||£141||£423||£479||£740||£164||£492||£558||£861|
|20th Oct – 9th November||£157||£471||£534||£824||£161||£483||£547||£845|
|10th Nov – 14th Dec||£110||£330||£374||£578||£139||£417||£473||£730|
|15th Dec – 5th Jan||£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.
For The Cider Barn see how to light a woodburner here.
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.
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.
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.