For help with the catering or keeping your guests entertained, we can make your life easier! From a private chef to Sunday morning pamper sessions, you can add any of the below packages to enhance your stay with us. Either add them at the point of online booking, or get in touch to add an extra to your existing reservation.
Dinner Party Menus
If you want to spend more time relaxing and less time cooking, we can help!
For £39.50 per person we can organise a 3 course meal for your group, to be served in the comfort of our holiday cottages. And best of all, you don’t have to worry about the washing up afterwards!
The private chef can be added onto your reservation, either at the time of booking or at a later date. Please be aware that these are subject to availability though, so advance notice is highly recommended. The minimum number of guests for the £39.50 meal is 14 – if your group is smaller, please get in touch for pricing and options.
Simply email us the date and time you’d like your meal, and we can arrange it for you. The menu is seasonal, but you can see examples of the types of dishes that will be on offer below:
Any of these extras can be added at the point of booking, or you can email us to add onto an existing reservation. Please note that they are all subject to availability, so advance notice is required.
* Learn some skills and taste some delicious drinks with a cocktail masterclass, gin tasting session or whisky tasting lesson.
Each class lasts 90 minutes and includes all of the ingredients for a fun evening!
The minimum group size is 15, and the price is £30 per person.
* If you want to unleash your inner pop star, add on karaoke machine hire for just £35.
With 2 microphones and hundreds of diva anthems to sing along to, it's sure to be the start of a great evening.
Wanting to dress up for a glitzy Vegas evening? Spin the wheel or deal your hand!
We can bring a croupier & table to run a roulette or blackjack casino night.
A 3 hour session costs £325, and is available to hire at The Barn, High View Grange, Ashbourne Hall, Shepherd's View Lodge or Shiningford Manor. If you can't choose between roulette or blackjack, or have a larger group, you can hire both for a reduced price of £460.
Hire of Hollywood House usually includes a croupier to run a roulette evening in the James Bond Casino - get in touch for more details.
We also offer outdoor activities, which you can book for either a half or full day if you are feeling adventurous.
Half day package - £32 per person, for a minimum of 12 people
* Mobile climbing wall
There are 6 climbing faces to choose from on this 9m high mobile climbing wall.
Learn how to use a bow and arrow for some target practice.
* Bushcraft skills
Bring out your inner Bear Grylls with a workshop on lighting fires and building shelters!
The half day package lasts 3 hours and can be set up at our venues, if you are staying at Standlow, Shepherd's View Lodge, Shiningford or Hollywood House. If you'd prefer to go offsite, or are staying at Ashbourne Hall, you can still enjoy a half day of similar activities at our partner site nearby.
For an adrenaline-pumping experience, we can also arrange for a full day out with a zip wire through the Peak District.
Full day package - £56 per person, for a minimum of 8 people
* High ropes
A 12m tall course that includes The Leap of Faith, Crate Stack, and a Gladiator Challenge.
Tuck into a freshly made sandwich, served with a salad and sides bar, followed by sweet snacks.
* Archery tag
Team up for a game that combines elements of dodgeball with the timeless skill of archery.
* Zip wire
Round off the day with a 108m long zip wire, where you can expect to reach speeds of up to 40 mph!
The full day package takes place at a local activity centre, so transport will be necessary. We can also arrange for the 6 hour session to come to Standlow or Shiningford, with alternative activities, such as kayaking and a treasure hunt. Please get in touch for further details or with any special requirements.
With our mobile therapists you can relax in the comfort of our venues. Choose from two pamper packages that can be added onto your reservation, and they'll send the therapists to you. Choose from a 30 minute treatment (minimum 8 people), or a luxurious 45 minute treatment (minimum 5 people).
30 Minutes - £29.50 per person
Choose from one of the following treatments:
Back and Shoulder Massage
Using a therapeutic blend of oil, the back and shoulder Swedish massage helps relieve tension and aching muscles.
The Feel-Good Facial
A relaxing facial for every skin type that includes cleansing, exfoliation, toning and a mask. All topped off with moisturiser for a healthy glow.
A relaxing and pampering hand and nail treat that includes cuticle tidy, a file and polish. Go on, give your hands the treat they deserve.
A perfect treat for your tootsies that includes a foot soak, cuticle tidy, file and polish
45 Minutes - £44.50 per person
Choose from one of the following treatments:
Full Body Massage
This relaxing Swedish massage soothes away stress
Includes cleansing, exfoliation, toning, a mask, moisturise & massage
Includes a cuticle soak & tidy, file, massage & polish
A classic manicure with a French polish
It will leave your feet refreshed and beautified
Looking for something else? Here are some of our partner suppliers:
1) Midland Catering
A versatile caterer with a variety of menus to suit all tastes and budgets. Contact Lynne at email@example.com.
2) Cherry Pickle Catering Co.
From afternoon tea to fine dining from a private chef for groups of 20+. You can email them at
A variety of menus for groups of 40+. Email them for specific menus and pricing at firstname.lastname@example.org
4) Gorgeous Gourmet Grub
Street food served from a 1970s French Renault Estafette - from £500. Get in touch at email@example.com
5) Wood-Fired Pizza
From £25 per person, for groups of at least 15 guests. Get in touch with Alex for more details and the full menu - firstname.lastname@example.org
1) KDM Events
Team-building activities such as the Crystal Maze or treasure hunts. Email KDM at email@example.com
2) Mint Cocktail Company
Cocktail masterclasses - from £35 per head. Email Joe to book - firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Distilled Events
Private gin or whisky tasting - £25 per person. Get in touch by emailing email@example.com
4) The Clayrooms
Pottery workshop - from £25 per head. Contact The Clayrooms via firstname.lastname@example.org
5) My Event Concierge
Wine tasting and murder mystery evenings - from £35 per head for groups of 10+. Email Alex to see the full range of activities on offer at email@example.com
Explore and Book your unforgettable experience with us today!