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Whatever the size of your group, we can accommodate your family in our holiday lettings, from 2 bedrooms to 16!

Derbyshire offers a plethora of beautiful places to visit, whether rain or shine, sure to keep every member of your family entertained during your holiday. All ages can take advantage of the games room at Standlow, or the swimming pool and large gardens at Shiningford. With our pet-friendly holiday lettings, stay in the UK this summer and bring all the family!


Monday-Friday stays in August at Shiningford Manor – from £2000 for 12-18 people

Swimming Pool * Hot Tub * Play Area * Dog-Friendly

Spend the summer holidays in Derbyshire this year, in our family-friendly, pet-friendly holiday cottages.

Located in the Midlands, our holiday cottages are easily accessible for family and friend groups of 4-40.

Standlow and Shiningford are within walking distance of Carsington Water, which has a great outdoor children's play area and cycle hire. All our venues are just 20 minutes by car from Alton Towers. Gullivers Kingdom, a retro cinema and Chatsworth are all within easy reach.
Standlow Farm - groups of 4-50

Offering a mix of cottages of varying sizes, Standlow Farm suits all families.

There is a large indoor games room with 2 full-size snooker/pool tables, air hockey, bar billiards and table tennis. Sure to keep children and adults entertained despite the weather.

At the rear of the accommodation is a large garden, housing a children's play frame for the little ones and for the more energetic, a large grassed paddock for ball games.
Shiningford - sleeps 12-34

Shiningford sits at the side of Carsington Water and offers country accommodation with hot tubs, and an outdoor swimming pool for the warmer months.

The Manor has 8 bedrooms, sleeping up to 18, suitable for a large family or mix of families.

The Manor has a large dining room, with log burning fire for the colder months. The Manor also has a large garden with a private hot tub.

The Stables sleeps 12 in 5 en-suite bedrooms, with a large kitchen/dining/lounge for all to dine together. The Stables also has a private hot tub and garden.
Ashbourne Hall - for groups of 22

Bring your family, friends & dogs to Ashbourne Hall, only a short drive from Alton Towers and within walking distance of the pretty market town of Ashbourne. Ashbourne Hall is opposite Ashbourne Park, any just a few minutes' walk from numerous independent shops, bars, cafes and restaurants.

This large house can sleep up to 22 guests in ten boutique style bedrooms, or can be reduced to accommodate smaller numbers during midweek breaks.

Ashbourne Hall is a fantastic location for large families, or multiple families wanting to stay in the same house.

Relax after a tiring day in the large hot tub, or take a stroll into the town of Ashbourne. If the children still have energy, take them to the large park opposite or Ashbourne swimming pool.
"An idyllic setting which makes us want to come back time and time again!"

Complex of self-catering cottages, spacious farmhouse and dining barn with hot tubs. Situated in 7 acres and accommodating up to 52 guests, Standlow is the perfect venue for weddings & large gatherings. Standlow Lane, Kniveton, DE6 1QZ.

"Stunning venue with swimming pool and hot tubs, at the side of Carsington Water"

Shiningford is situated in its own grounds of 5 acres, with swimming pool and 2 hot tubs. Shiningford can accommodate gatherings of up to 35 guests. Shiningford Lane, Carsington, DE4 4PS

Explore and Book your unforgettable experience with us today!

Caverns & Steam Trains

Derbyshire has some of the most spectacular caverns and fantastic steam trains preserved to enjoy.

Cinemas, Bowling, Climbing Walls

Fancy an indoor activity? Experience the local cinemas with a difference, or be a little more adventurous.

Country Homes & Estates

Derbyshire is full of stately homes and open gardens, some privately owned and many part of the National Trust.

Time on the tee

The Peak District has plenty of courses if you fancy a spot of golf in the beautiful countryside.
There's a good choice of fine 18 hole and 9 hole golf clubs to be found within comfortable driving distance of our venues.

Try your hand at these sports

Whether you are looking for a new pursuit or just want to try something new, golf, fishing or shooting may well be the sport for you.

Swimming & Water Parks

If you're not staying at Shiningford over the summer, try these great swimming pools.

Theme Parks & Zoos

Ashbourne Self Catering offers affordable luxury self-catering accommodation only 20 mins drive from Alton Towers

Thrills & Spills!

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