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Looking for something a little different for the Groom ? Centrally located in Derbyshire and easily accessible from the M1 and M6. With direct trains from London , and East Midland Airport close , our venues are easy to reach from all over the UK and Europe.

3 fantastic venues for hire, each offering something a little different !

A multitude of activities on your door step to take the planning and worry out of your Stag Party , to give you time to enjoy it too, spending time with friends and family.

Shiningford is perfect for outdoor pusuits, and cycling & water enthusiasts.

Set in a country estate sleeping from 12 - 34 stags in a grade II listed manor house together with converted stables , offering a contemporary twist.

Shiningford provides bespoke , luxury accommodation, able to sleep upto 33 in separate beds. Gather with friends in the 2 heated hot tubs or compete for supremacy in the wonderful outdoor swimming pool with views over Carsington water and the Derbyshire countryside.

A short walk along the private tree lined drive brings you to the Carsington Water Visitors Centre, where you can try your hand at a variety of water sports. Sailing , kayaking, windsurfing and raft building are available.

For the less sporty Stags, a walk in the opposite direction leads to the Miners Arms at Carsington village where you can sample the wide selection of Cask Ales !
'Friday night is Steak Night' at the Knockerdown Pub under a mile from Shiningford which offers large gardens and restaurant.
Standlow is situated above the village of Kniveton , a complex of luxury cottages and farmhouse together with a large dining barn sleeping from 6 - 52 guests !
On a quiet country lane and surrounded by 9 acres of its own land and gardens , Standlow has something for everyone.

The Barn and High View Grange offer a hot tub plus the unique feature of this venue is the large games room housing 2 full-size snooker/pool tables, air hockey, table football, bar billiards and table tennis.

Able to keep everyone busy despite the weather !

A short stroll into the village of Kniveton brings you to The Red Lion , a good local pub that welcomes Standlow guests.

Situated a mile from Standlow, Carsington Water offers cycling, walking and water sports and a Visitors Centre .
For the less energetic, Ashbourne sits 3 miles away which has an assortment of shops, bars and restaurants
Ashbourne Hall is our boutique style luxary large house within walking distance of the market town of Ashbourne , sleeping upto 22 stags . Ashbourne Hall can sleep 21 Stags in separate beds and offers a large dining conservatory with hot tub in the courtyard.

If you need plenty of space for your activities, then Ashbourne Park opposite can you give you this, plus the advantage of being able to recuperate in the plentiful array of bars and restaurants that Ashbourne offers,
Ashbourne and the surrounding Derbyshire countryside offers plenty to do on your doorstop.

Try fishing and golf, clay pigeon shooting or quad biking at local estates .

Rock climbing or abseiling more your thing, then Derbyshire offers local sites and guides.

For the thrill seeking, Alton Towers or Go Ape and for something different ' Its a Knockout or Tank Mania.
If you wish to stay indoors, then let them come to you. Wine & Beer tasting, wine tasting or bushcraft.
"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

"Large dining barn able to dine upto 40 for all your group activities and entertaining"

Large group dining barn with hot tub and large space for celebrations and activities all nestled in the Derbyshire Dales overlooking Kniveton village

"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

"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. Cokayne Avenue Ashbourne DE6 1EJ

Explore and Book your unforgettable experience with us today!

Caterers & bar suppliers

Need some help with catering, try these tried and tested local services.

Entertainment during your stay

Make your time at our venues even more memorable with a choice of unique entertainment.

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

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

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

Thrills & Spills !

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