Our Accommodation in the Peak District

OOC Cottages

Orpheus Caving Club Cottage is situated in open countryside in the Peak District National Park south of Buxton, close to the caving systems of Monyash, Lathkill Dale and the Manifold Valley and less than 20 miles from the Castleton caving area. The 'White Peak' is excellent walking country and both limestone and gritstone climbing areas are within easy reach. We are also right by the Tissington Trail and Cromford & High Peak Trail with a National Park bike hire centre less than a mile away.

The Cottage is available for bookings for outdoor groups. Usually we can accommodate a maximum of 18 visitors at weekends but we can take more for mid-week bookings. We accept youth and school group bookings only mid-week, not at weekends. There is enough space within the cottage compound for several tents to be put up on the grass - campers using the cottage cooking, changing, toilet facilities, etc. pay the same rate as a normal bednight. Currently the visitors fee is £6.00 per bednight.

Storage heaters are installed so there is always some background warmth and in addition there is a stove and an open fire in the common room and an open fire in the dining room. There is a changing room  with hot showers and also a drying room. The kitchen is equipped with gas rings and a gas cooker, fridges, microwaves, electric kettle, etc. and all necessary pots and pans, crockery & cutlery. There is plenty of car-parking space within the cottage compound.

Sleeping accommodation at weekends is in an 18-bed bunkroom divided into smaller 'cubicles' and visitors need to bring sleeping bags. (It may be possible to make a second smaller bunkroom available for mid-week youth groups.)

To make a confirmed booking we will require deposit of approximately 50% of the total Hut Fees you would be due to pay. This can be in the form of a cheque payable to Orpheus Caving Club, or you can pay by BACS if you prefer. As the Cottage does get pretty well booked up please check with the Cottage Bookings Secretary first to see if the dates you want are free. You can then make a provisional booking and we'll hold it for two weeks until we receive your deposit.

Bookings:

2018

1 January 2018OCC New Year. Members and personal guests only weekend.
27/28 January, 2018Cambridge Uni CC (10)
3/4 February, 2018DCC (10)
10/11 February, 2018RAF Cranwell (8)
17/18 February, 2018East Yorks. Climbing & Mountaineering Club (18)
24/24 February, 2018Tim Miles (2 - Sunday only)
3/4 March, 2018Manchester Uni SC (10), Tim Robbins (2)
10/11 March, 2018Kent Uni CC (9), Shepton Mallet C. C. (8)
17/18 March, 2018BCRA Water Tracing Field Meet (8)
30 March - 2 April, 2018Wessex C.C. (2)
7/8 April, 2018BCRC
21/22 April, 2018OCC AGM and Photo Competition. Members and personal guests only weekend.
28/29 April, 2018SUSS (18)
4/7 May, 2018WCMS (10)
26/27/28 May, 2018OCC Weekend. Members and personal guests only weekend.
9/10 June, 2018Cave & Crag Club (10)
16/17 June, 2018OCC Barbecue Members and personal guests only weekend.
23/24 June, 2018York CC (9)
6/7 October, 2018OCC Half-Yearly General Meeting. Members and personal guests only weekend.
3/4 November, 2018OCC Bonfire Party. Members and personal guests only weekend.
10/11 November, 2018BCRA Cave Survey Training (15) prov.
24/25 November, 2018Univ. London Mountaineering Club (18 ?) prov.
1/2 December, 2018B.C.R.C. Medics
8/9 December, 2018OCC Xmas Dinner. Members and personal guests only weekend.
30/31 December, 2018OCC New Year. Members and personal guests only weekend.

2019

1 January 2019OCC New Year. Members and personal guests only weekend.

The contact for bookings and further information is:

Cottage Booking Secretary,
Jenny Potts,
3 Greenway,
Hulland Ward,
Ashbourne,
Derbyshire. DE6 3FE.

Tel. 01335-370629

E-mail bookings@orpheuscavingclub.org.uk



Page Last Updated: 1 June, 2018