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“Best Hen Do Ever”quote from Twitter –  Rebecca Adlington holds her Hen Weekend at Shiningford

“We just wanted to say that we really enjoyed our stay at Standlow! I have organised Hen Do’s before and it was refreshing to be welcomed as a Hen Party. The website was extremely informative and your service has been excellent, including flexibility and fair payment times and instalments. Thank you very much for a wonderful time had by all.” Hen Weekend staying at Standlow

Through our experience of hosting Hen Weekends at Ashbourne Self Catering, we can recommend caterers, activities and pamper parties. Plus our weekend stays run from Friday 4pm to Sunday 4pm … no early Sunday morning rush!

Ashbourne Self Catering specialises in providing great venues for Hen Parties.

Ashbourne Hall - sleeps up to 22 in 10 bedrooms with 8 bathrooms/wetrooms - just what you need for all those hens.
Ashbourne Hall also has a huge dining conservatory for your Hen Party dinner or Mad Hatters Tea Party, which opens onto a courtyard and the ultimate luxury, the Hot Tub.
Sing your heart away on the karaoke machine in our starlight ceiling bar area.

Take a walk into Ashbourne for a little shopping or afternoon tea, or spend the evening in one of the many restaurants or bars. Alternatively take advantage of our network of caterers, bartenders and activity providers and let them come to you. In Sync Dining can prepare a 3 course meal for your group, and even clean up afterwards! The dinner is priced at £28 per person, and can be added onto your booking as an extra.
If your group is a little smaller, Shiningford Manor can sleep up to 19 in 9 bedrooms. It has a lovely country feel, being next to Carsington Water, which offers cycling, walking and raft building for the more adventurous hens.

The garden offers a private hot tub so you can sip champagne in the moonlight.

During the warmer months enjoy the outdoor swimming pool at Shiningford. Don't forget to bring your inflatables!

If your numbers are closer to 23, then add The Tack Room for an additional 2 en-suite bedrooms.
Need a smaller hen house? Look at Foxglove cottage for up to 10 hens.

- 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

- Large open-plan space for activities

- Hot tub

- Fire pits in the garden for toasting marshmallows

- Shared games room

We can also supply Hen Party welcome packs for £7.50 per person, and a karaoke machine for £35.

From Friday 4pm to check-out on Sunday at 4pm - no Sunday morning rush!
For a larger Hen Weekend - sleeping up to 40 hens:
Hollywood House is the ultimate hen party house, with a hot tub and plunge pool.

We also offer a 'Casino night' with professional croupiers. The cocktail bar enables you to combine the two for an evening of glitz and glamour.

A marshmallow & briquette package is supplied for the the Artic Cabin in the woodland. This special addition to the wonderful house means that you'll never run out of things to do.
Not sure of your numbers? Standlow offers a little flexibility with the Dining Barn plus cottages, allowing numbers from 15-30 hens.

The Dining Barn is super for hen parties, with a large open plan kitchen/dining/lounge for you to all gather for activities, meals and celebrations.

The Barn opens onto a terrace with a private hot tub and BBQ, just perfect for your hen party. The adjacent cottages can be added for your final number of hens.

You also have use of a large games room and grassed paddock if you fancy some activities a little more active.
For hen parties of 12-15, why not think of High View Grange at Standlow? It contains 7 bedrooms and a private hot tub. You can also enjoy the shared games room and fire pits.

Alternatively, The Stables at Shiningford sleeps 12 hens in 5 en-suite bedrooms, with a private Hot Tub.

Each venue has lots of personal touches and a large dining room for that celebratory dinner.

We have a wide range of activities, caterers, pamperers and many more ideas for each venue, so that you can design your perfect Hen Party.

We also supply Hen party welcome packs for £7.50 per person.
"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.

"Large 7 bedroom house with spacious dining room and hot tub in the garden"

Large farmhouse with 7 bedrooms, perfect for large family or group gatherings

"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

"Spacious self-catering house, within walking distance of the centre of Ashbourne, Derbyshire"

Ashbourne Hall has ten bedrooms and eight bathrooms/wet rooms decorated with a contemporary feel. This large impressive property can accommodate up to 22 people. Cokayne Avenue, Ashbourne, DE6 1EJ.

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Hen Party ideas for fun-loving hens

Great suggestions for things to do during your hen weekend

Climbing, raft building & much, much more

Fancy trying something different in the Peak District?

Cinemas, Bowling, Climbing Walls

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

Want a food van or bartender with a difference?

Not sure of the best way to cater for your guests?
Try one of these local suppliers to take the worry out of your stay.

Hen Food

Ashbourne Self Catering have a number of tried and tested caterers that are regularly used by Hens on their weekends away. They can provide a chef to cook on the premises or bring in a buffet, all suited to your individual needs.

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?


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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

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Thrills & Spills!

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Watering Holes

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Enjoy the peak district your way

Choose from a range of leisure and creative activities throughout the year.

See our guide of things to do