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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 have lots of links for caterers, activities and pamper parties and tea parties. Plus our weekend stays run from Friday 4pm to Sunday 4pm …. no early Sunday morning rush!


Ashbourne Sefcatering specialises in providing great venues for Hen Parties.

Ashbourne Hall - sleeps upto 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.

Take a walk into Ashbourne for a little shopping or afternoon tea or spend the evening in one of the many restaurants or bars.
Alternately take advantage of our network of caterers, bar tenders and activity providers and let them come to you !
If your numbers are a little less, how about Shiningford Manor which can sleep upto 18 in 8 bedrooms with a lovely country feel next to Carsington Water offering 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 , don't forget to bring your inflatables !

If your numbers are closer to 22 , then add The Tack Room for another 2 bedrooms ensuite.
Not sure of your numbers , then 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 and enjoy activities, dining and celebrate the forthcoming wedding.

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 numbers of hens.
For hen parties 12 - 15 , why not think of High View Grange at Standlow , with 7 bedrooms and a Hot Tub plus large games room .

or The Stables at Shiningford for 12 hens, in 5 bedrooms all ensuite with private Hot Tub.

Ofcourse each venue has a lots of personal touches , perfect for hen parties and a large dining room for that celebratory dinner.

Sip champagne whilst relaxing in bubbly water , what could be better to while away the evening with girl friends.

We have a wide range of activities, caterers, pamperers and many more ideas for each venue for you to choose from to enable you to design your perfect Hen Party.
"An idyllic setting which makes us want to come back time and time again !"

Complex of 4* 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.

"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

"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.

"5* luxury self-catering house within walking distance of the centre of Ashbourne, Derbyshire"

Ashbourne Hall has ten bedrooms and eight bathrooms/wet rooms to 5* standards with a contemporary feel. This large impressive property can accommodate up to 22 people.

Explore and Book your unforgettable experience with us today!

Cinemas, Bowling, climbing wall

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

Want a tea party or a bar tender with a difference !

Not sure of how to cater for your guests ?
Why not try one of these local suppliers to take the worry out of your stay

Hen Party ideas for fun loving hens !

Great suggestions for things to do during your weekend

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, bring in a buffet, fully catered diner party all suited to your individual needs.

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


Need time away from the hustle and bustle.

Roosting Posts

Ashbourne and the surrounding area have some of the best places to eat! Heres just a flavour of whats on offer ( excuse the pun!) all our suggestions welcome large groups.

Ghosts Walks, Caving & much much more

Fancy trying something different and enjoy the Peak District at the same time, although maybe seen from a different angle !!

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

Thrills & Spills !

Feeling adventurous , why not try ...........

Wanting to travel in style !

Whether you require a vintage car, limosine or 1950's double decker bus, follow the links to find the right mode of transport.

Watering Holes

Ashbourne is a touristy market town with more pubs than people!

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