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Whatever the size of your family we can accommodate you… from 2 bedrooms to 16!


Derbyshire offers so many beautiful places to visit , whether rain or shine, sure to keep every member of your family entertained during your stay. Not wanting to travel far, then why not stay at Standlow and take advantage of the large games room, or holiday at Shiningford and take a swim in the pool or cycle the Carsington Trail.

Standlow Farm

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

There is also a large indoor games room with 2 fullsize 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 playframe for the little ones and for the more energetic, a large grassed paddock for ball games.
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 opposite Ashbourne Park ,with its many independent shops ,bars, cafes & restaurants.

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

Great house for large families or multiple families.

Relax after a tiring day in the large hot tub heated all year 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.
Shiningford sits at the side of Carsington Water and offers country accommodation with all year round heated hot tubs and an outdoor swimming pool for the warmer months.

The Manor has 8 bedrooms sleeping upto 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 private hot tub.

The Stables sleeps 12 in 5 bedrooms all ensuite with a large kitchen/dining/lounge for you all to dine together. The Stable's also has a private hot tub and garden
Shiningford is surrounded by fields with wild life and farm animals, and also sits on the pathway around Carsington Water for walking and cycling. The Carsington Visitors Centre is a 1/2 mile walk away 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 Charsworth for the more cultured are just a few minutes away.

What could be better than relaxing in the hot tub after a days play!

Hire High View Grange or The Barn at Standlow for the private hot tub or Shiningford Manor or Stables.
"An idyllic setting which makes us want to come back time and time again ! "

Complex of Luxury Self-Catering Cottages, spacious farmhouse and dining barn with hot tub situated in 7 acres and accommodating up to 52 guests, perfect venue for weddings & large gatherings. Standlow Lane Kniveton DE6 1QZ

"Perfect 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 34 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 wall

Fancy an indoor activity , experience the local cinemas with a difference, Hollywood style or be a little more adventurous .

Country Homes & Estates

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

Fun tea parties & other ideas

Not wanting a conventional caterer, why not try something different.

Time on the Tee

The Peak District has plenty of courses and pay to play if you fancy a spot of golf .
Golf is the ideal way to indulge your passion and at the same time enjoy the beautiful Peak District countryside that's all around you. There's a good choice of fine 18 hole and 9 hole golf clubs to be found, many of them `hidden gems' just waiting to be played and many are within comfortable driving distance of one another

Why not learn a new skill

Whether its a team building event or just a group of friends wanting to try something different , why not experience and learn in Derbyshire

Restaurants & Taverns in villages around Ashbourne

Wanting to eat out ? Ashbourne and surrounding villages offer great restaurants and pubs to suit all budgets.

Supermarkets in Ashbourne & Belper

There are several supermarkets in Ashbourne or alternately shop online and get the delivery direct to your accommodation. Always ensure you will arrive before the time slot . Most stays commence after 4pm.
If staying at

Standlow quote postcode DE6 1QZ . You should be able to pick up High View Grange but possibly not the other cottages and therefore if you are staying in another cottage , please state this on the notes for the driver.

Shiningford quote postcode DE4 4DD- Shiningford Manor- If you leave directions , please quote the driver needs to pass Breach Farm heading towards Carsington village and turn right into Sheepwash Car park car park, but take the trail on the right for 1/2 mile to the end of the drive.

Ashbourne Hall quote DE6 1JJ and pick up PMW Property. On the notes state the drive has Ashbourne Selfcatering sign on the drive.

There are few supermarkets in Belper or alternately shop online and get the delivery direct to your accommodation. Always ensure you will arrive before the time slot . Most stays commence after 4pm.

If you are staying at Hollywood House quote DE56 2DE and pick up Holly House. If possible add the note to travel right to the top of Longwalls Lane and you will see the driveway to Hollywood House on the left.

Swimming & Water Parks

Weather not so good, try these great swimming pools

Takeways in Ashbourne

If you are staying at Ashbourne Hall, Standlow or Shiningford and don't fancy cooking , try our local takeaways

Local taxi companies

Many of these companies can offer mini buses or small coaches to help with larger numbers. They should all be booked in advance.
Remember with our venues Shiningford & Hollywood House, full size coaches cannot get access

Theme Parks & Zoo's

Ashbourne Selfcatering offers affordable luxury self-catering accommodation only 20 mins drive from Alton Towers 's

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