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Whatever the size of your family, we can accommodate you, 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 stay. All ages can take advantage of the games room at Standlow, or the swimming pool and large gardens at Shiningford.

Standlow Farm

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.
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.
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.
Shiningford is surrounded by fields with wildlife and farm animals, and also sits on the pathway around Carsington Water. 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 Chatsworth are all within easy reach.

What could be better than relaxing in the hot tub after a day's play?
For a private hot tub hire High View Grange or The Barn at Standlow, or Shiningford Manor or the 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, 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 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 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.

Fun tea parties & other ideas

Not wanting a conventional caterer? Here are suggestions for 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 it's a team building event or just a group of friends wanting to try something different, why not experience something new?

Restaurants & Taverns in villages around Ashbourne

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

Supermarkets in Ashbourne & Belper

There are several supermarkets in Ashbourne; or alternatively, 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'll need to include the cottage name on the notes for the driver.

For Shiningford, quote postcode DE4 4DD. Please leave a delivery note for the driver to pass Breach Farm heading towards Carsington village, & turn right into Sheepwash Car park, but take the trail on the right for 1/2 mile to the end of the drive.

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

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, where the driveway to Hollywood House is on the left.

Swimming & Water Parks

If you're not staying at Shiningford over the summer, 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 minibuses 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 & Zoos

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

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