Our family-friendly accommodation is perfect for a summer getaway, with a whole host of activities in Derbyshire and the Peak District. We have compiled a suggested itinerary for your stay, which keeps the whole family entertained and allows you to see the best of the local area.


Day 1

Check in at 4pm

Go for dinner in a local, family-friendly pub. The Red Lion is within walking distance of Standlow, and The Miners Arms is under a mile from Shiningford.

Toast marshmallows around the fire pits at Standlow Farm, or relax for the rest of the evening in the hot tubs at Shiningford.


Day 2

For theme-park lovers, Alton Towers is a must! Smaller children can explore CBeebies Land; and for anyone who isn’t a fan of rides, try out the water park or crazy golf.

Stop at Ashbourne on your way back through for a walk around the pretty market town, with numerous cafes and restaurants. It is also a chance to stock up the fridge, being where you will find the closest supermarkets to Standlow Farm.


Day 3

Visit Chatsworth House and Gardens. There is something for everyone, with a brilliant play area and a fantastic farm shop. Children aged 6-11 can even help out in caring for the farmyard animals on Wednesdays throughout August, from 1.30pm-5.30pm.

If you have time, stop in at nearby Bakewell for a chance to taste the original Bakewell Tart!


Day 4

Stay closer to home for a relaxing day at Carsington Water, where you can walk or hire bikes to cycle around the beautiful reservoir. The visitor centre has an educational section for kids, a restaurant, cafe and a few shops. There is also a large children’s play area and the option to take on a water sport.

The market town of Wirksworth is just a couple of miles away, and a great spot for dinner or to see a film at the independent cinema.


Day 5

Make the most of the facilities before you check-out at 10am. Have a dip in the pool at Shiningford, or play in the games room if you are staying at Standlow Farm. If you need more time, why not extend your stay to a full week?


.Holiday Cottage Availability over July-August 2020

All of our holiday cottages have BBQs and outdoor furniture, so that you can make the most of the summer weather. Most cottages even have private hot tubs, for the ultimate indulgence!


Families of 2-8 

Monday 27th to Friday 31st July 4 night stay in Bluebell Cottage (sleeps 4-6) – £450

4 night stay in Bluebell Cottage from Monday 17th or 24th August (sleeps 4-6) – £450

* Shared games room
* Shared garden with play area and fire pits

Monday to Friday stay in Foxglove Cottage from 17th or 24th August (sleeps 8-10) – £1,400

* Private hot tub
* Shared games room
* Shared garden with play area and fire pits


Groups of 10-15

Monday 27th to Friday 31st July 4 night stay in High View Grange (sleeps 14-17) – £2,000

7 night stay in High View Grange from Monday 17th or Friday 21st August (sleeps 14-17) – £3,500

* Private hot tub
* Shared games room
* Shared garden with play area and fire pits

4 night stay in The Barn and Cottages from Monday 27th July or 24th August (sleeps 15-25) – £1,780-£2,550

* Private hot tub
* Shared games room
* Shared garden with play area and fire pits


Larger families or groups of 20-40

7 nights in Ashbourne Hall from 24th July or 21st August (sleeps 22-24) – £4,300

* Private courtyard with a hot tub
* Walking distance from shops, cafes and bars

Weekend break in Shiningford Manor and Tack Room from 14th-16th August (sleeps 23) – £4,000

* Private garden with a hot tub
* Shared outdoor swimming pool

Monday to Friday 4 night stay at Hollywood House, from July 27th, August 10th or August 17th (sleeps 40) – £6,000

* Hot tub & spa pool
* Gardens with play area
* Arctic cabin in the woodland

Other options for length of stay and accommodation for groups of varying sizes available. Contact us for more details or see for yourself here.

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