Welcome to Orchard Cottage. This lovely cottage in Ashendon sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
Orchard Cottage is a lovely cottage in Ashendon, sleeping four people in two bedrooms, a double and a twin. There is also a ground floor shower room, a first floor bathroom a kitchen with AGA, and a sitting room with dining area and open fire. Outside, there is off road parking, lockable bike storage, and a shared lawned garden with fruit trees. Orchard Cottage is a great base for a family break in beautiful Buckinghamshire.
The thriving village of Ashendon lies north of the Chilterns, and is surrounded by beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside and many lovely walks including Midshires Way, Bernwood Jubilee Way and Aylesbury Ring. The village also has a traditional pub serving good food and real ale.
The Home Counties comprise the counties that surround London and include Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Middlesex. Although mostly built up, they include some fabulous scenery and attractions which are well worth a visit.
Reviews of Orchard Cottage
"Orchard Cottage is a lovely place to stay. Very spacious for our family of 5 (2 adults, 2 children and a baby). The garden is huge and very much enjoyed by our two girls aged 8 and 11. Lovely views and a nice quiet place. We would happily stay again any time. Thank you Mr and Mrs Bates for making us welcome and the addition of the home grown plums."
Reviewed by jlkeeyore on 15/09/2019
"The cottage was excellent, so clean, well appointed and in an ideal position for touring around the attractions."
Reviewed by Mrs Solly on 03/07/2016
"Lovely cottage in a fantastic area for visiting stately homes and gardens. We felt at home as soon as we walked in the door. Having stayed in cottages booked through Sykes Cottages before, we had great expectations and we were not disappointed in any way."
Reviewed by Mr Cook on 12/06/2016
"The cottage owners were very welcoming. The cottage itself was very attractive and one felt at home immediately. The views from the sun room were beautiful. Generally a good feel to the place. "
Reviewed by Mrs Piggott on 05/06/2016
"The cottage is set in beautiful countryside with lovely views. There was a heater in the conservatory, so we could have breakfasts out there even in the coldish weather. The Aga was cosy as was the log fire. The cottage was spotlessly clean, the beds were comfortable and the atmosphere was very relaxing. There were very good pubs nearby, serving excellent food."
Reviewed by Mrs Ingram on 01/12/2015
"It is a romantic handsome house with a wonderful peaceful view of the countryside, perfect for families. Very clean house with lots of equipment. We spent a lovely week there. "
Reviewed by Mrs Malek on 26/10/2015
"Had a fantastic conservatory, great view and was in an excellent location. Had relaxed landlords. It was very clean and superbly well maintained."
Reviewed by Ms Henkel on 22/06/2015
"Orchard Cottage was the perfect base from which to explore Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. It was the perfect home from home, spotlessly clean, beautifully presented, and very well equipped with every home comfort we could imagine. It even had an Aga in the kitchen, and an open fire in the living room. The friendly owners, Mr & Mrs Bates, live nextdoor and were always nearby if we ever needed them. There was a family bathroom upstairs, and a shower room and toilet downstairs, giving everyone plenty of space. The views from the conservatory adjoining the kitchen were fabulous, looking out over the little orchard, open fields, and rolling hills beyond, and made a perfect place to enjoy breakfast, or just relax in the afternoon whatever the weather. The views from the bedrooms were equally tranquil, and there is something quite special about drawing the curtains in the morning and seeing a cow gazing back at you ! The countryside around Orchard Cottage is teeming with wildlife, and in particular we enjoyed watching the red kites gliding overhead, along with the pheasants and swallows at the orchard. There were plenty of shopping facilities a short car journey away at Thame, and local shops in nearby Cuddington and Brill. We chose to eat out most evenings and found excellent cuisine at The Mole & Chicken Inn at nearby Easington, and the Crown at Cuddington. The Akeman Inn at Kingswood on the A41 was also excellent. We found that there was enough to do and see in the immediate area to more than fill the week we spent at Orchard Cottage. We chose to visit the nearby magnificent Waddesdon Manor, along with the beautiful Blenheim Palace, Claydon House, and the fabulous Stowe gardens. We also ventured as far as Windsor in just over an hour, and also into London in just under 2 hours. We could easily (and willingly !) have stayed an extra week to visit Oxford, Stratford, the Aylesbury steam railway, and explore some of the picturesque local villages, and much more. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Orchard Cottage, and along with the glowing references from all the other former guests in the Visitors' Book at the cottage, we heartily recommend it."
Reviewed by MkGWestSussex on 08/06/2015
"Orchard Cottage is excellent throughout, very well equipped, and spotlessly clean. The views out over the rolling hills are fabulous, and there is an abundance of wildlife to watch from the cottage. We stayed just one week at Orchard Cottage, but could easily have filled a second week, and would have loved to have stayed longer. We'd definitely hope to stay there again."
Reviewed by Mr Galbraith on 07/06/2015
"The views from Orchard cottage were lovely. and it was a joy to have our evening meals in the conservatory, looking out at the countryside,with swallows swooping over the orchard. The owner was very welcoming. "
Reviewed by Mrs Moorhouse on 17/05/2015
"A lovely comfortable cottage, with beautiful scenery."
Reviewed by Mr Rudwick on 29/03/2015
"The cottage was perfect. We sat in the conservatory every night and ate our meal while watching the sun go down - the view was wonderful. The cottage was very well situated for our two trips to Bletchley Park and Oxford but there were a lot more places to visit equally close by. The cottage was warm, the beds very comfortable and there was lots of hot water. The kitchen was very well equipped and the aga was lovely."
Reviewed by Mrs Hammond on 07/03/2015
""The cottage was extremely cosy and warm and the conservatory was a great hit. We spent many an afternoon sitting watching the wildlife; with the kites being particularly entertaining. The views out of every window were spectacular, and everywhere was lovely and clean. The owners were very helpful, but not intrusive. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Orchard Cottage.""
Reviewed by Mr Holdstock on 04/03/2015
"This is a cosy, very comfortable cottage set in outstanding scenery. The sitting room was charming and warm with a lovely open fire. We really enjoyed having all our meals in the conservatory - sunny in the mornings, atmospheric with candles in the evenings. The Aga was wonderful to cook on, and the kitchen was imaginatively equipped with even an Aga cookbook to help us. The bedrooms were spacious and very comfortable, and there was lots of storage space. Everything we could possibly need was provided. Walks from the cottage were superb."
Reviewed by Mr Pearce on 05/01/2015
"This was the perfect cottage for our Christmas week. The Aga makes the house warm and cosy all the time and was a pleasure to cook on. The conservatory has wonderful views all around and was a delightful place to eat our meals - sunny in the mornings, atmospheric with candles in the evenings. Bedrooms and beds were light, spacious and comfortable, and there was lots of storage space. The open fire was of course wonderful. The cottage is imaginatively equipped with everything we could possibly need, including a cookbook to guide us with the Aga, clothes pegs, cleaning materials, wood for the fire, and equipment to keep the place clean."
Reviewed by Fam2524 on 05/01/2015
"Stunning views from every window. The location was a perfect base from which to explore the surrounding area. We had a relaxing holiday and especially enjoyed sitting in the conservatory watching the red kites circle overhead, the cows in the next field and the trains."
Reviewed by Mrs Duffell on 02/11/2014
"The cottage was in a lovely setting with great views, the owners were very friendly and helpful. "
Reviewed by Mrs Clark on 21/09/2014
"The cottage had a lovely atmosphere and wonderful conservatory to eat in and look out over fields. Lovely views from all windows and very close to small village with excellent pub, meals very good. "
Reviewed by Mrs Milroy on 10/09/2014
"Lovely, homely cottage with a great conservatory in which we enjoyed dinner and the beautiful views of this gorgeous peaceful location. Great hospitality offered by the friendly owner and family, would love to visit again!"
Reviewed by Mrs Gorringe on 14/07/2014
"The cottage was clean and well equipped. The views from the conservatory turned a very wet week into something to be remembered as even on the dullest day there was always something to look at. "
Reviewed by Willis on 02/06/2014
"Particularly liked the garden and conservatory. Also the location and the high standard of upkeep and cleanliness. Very friendly owners but not intrusive. Would definately stay here again."
Reviewed by Mr Lello on 17/04/2014
"A lovely, cosy cottage, fantastically kitted out and with an open fire which was a real treat. The views from the conservatory were wonderful, directly facing the sunset and watching the flocks of starlings doing their roosting dance, red kites overhead. Easy access to a number of reserves and also Oxford. Perfect break for the family. Would definitely stay again."
Reviewed by Mr Marchant on 15/03/2014