The celebration Barn & cottages offer a rural self-catering venue for group and family celebrations.

With a large open-plan ground floor for you to dine and celebrate together, this fabulous space is fully equipped for both self-catering or caterers. 

The private terrace has a hot tub and large BBQ, with contemporary garden furniture and outdoor lighting, overlooking the stunning rural views.

” I just wanted to send you an email to say how wonderful our stay at Standlow Farm was. It far outweighed my expectations.
The facilities were fantastic & perfectly catered for us as a large group of 22. Everyone commented on how comfy the beds were & also how brilliant the blackout blinds were! It really is the little things that make a stay. 
We used the Barn to self-cater for our whole group and the kitchen was so well stocked with equipment – it made it so easy for us! 
I would definitely recommend it to anyone else I know looking for somewhere to go with a big group but would also hope to come back myself in the future. The views are something to behold that is for sure!! 
The process from booking to arrival to leaving was also made really easy! I book a lot of accommodation for my work & this has been one of the easiest processes.”
Stayed January ’19

A stylish yet comfortable venue for up to 25 guests, The Barn & 3 cottages offer the ideal space for groups to dine, relax and celebrate together.

The Barn has accommodation on the first floor to sleep 7 guests, and the adjacent cottages each have two bedrooms and a double sofa-bed.

The Barn - 1st floor accommodation for 7

- Master en-suite bedroom with a double bed/twin singles, shower ensuite
- Twin bedroom
- Open balcony bedroom with 1 superking/twin single beds & 1 additional single bed
- Family bathroom with shower over bath
The Barn opens onto an outdoor patio with a private hot tub, garden furniture and BBQ.
- Spacious open-plan ground floor area
- Stylish kitchen with range cooker, dishwasher, microwave & plenty of fridge/freezer space.
- Long oak table and dining chairs for 20-25 guests
- Large comfy sofas
- Flat screen TV with DVD
- Bluetooth music speaker
- Washroom
- Wifi
The celebration Barn sits in communal grounds of 2 acres, which include a large games room with a full-size snooker table, air hockey, table tennis & bar billiards.

The garden features two fire pits, offering a great place to gather and toast marshmallows.

There is also a children's play area and a grassed paddock with goal posts, for outdoor activities and sports.
Standlow is situated above the village of Kniveton, 3 miles from Ashbourne and 1 mile from Carsington Water in Derbyshire.
With our very own village pub, 'The Red Lion', within walking distance that offers award-winning meals, this is a must for those visiting.

Ashbourne & Wirksworth are within a few miles and offer a multitude of independent shops, restaurants and supermarkets. Local carnivals and music festivals are also held throughout the summer.

Carsington Water is located 1 mile away and provides cycle hire, an 8 mile cycle trail, shops and cafes. It is a beautiful area for water sports, trekking and dog walking. Standlow is a dog-friendly venue, with a nominal charge of £30 per dog.
Daisy Cottage is positioned closest to The Barn, and offers an open-plan kitchen/dining/lounge plus two double bedrooms.

- Double bedroom on the ground floor
- Double bedroom on the 1st floor
- Sofa-bed in the lounge/kitchen/dining room (extra £100 charge per person)
- Modern shower room
- Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher
- TV & DVD plus Bluetooth music speaker
- Fast Broadband

We can add a single fold-up bed if you wish for this cottage to sleep 7 guests.
In front of all the cottages there is a terraced area with garden furniture and a BBQ. From here you can take in the stunning views of Kniveton valley below.

Just a 5 minute walk down into the village of Kniveton brings you to the village church and pub, ‘The Red Lion‘. Kniveton and the surrounding areas offer a plethora of walks and trails.

Carsington Water, Wirksworth, Bakewell, Chatsworth House and Ashbourne are all beautiful areas to visit and only a short drive away.
Clover Cottage is next to Daisy, and is a beautiful Derbyshire stone cottage with all amenities.

- Master bedroom with a kingsize bed
- Twin bedroom
- Sofa-bed in the lounge (extra £100 charge per person)
- Family bathroom with shower-over-bath
- Spacious lounge with TV and DVD plus Bluetooth music speaker
- Fully equipped kitchen with the important dishwasher!
- Wifi

Clover is a great cottage for up to 6 guests. The outside patio provides garden furniture and a BBQ for summer evenings, with great views over the Kniveton valley.
Should you wish not to venture from Standlow, there are numerous local suppliers that are happy to come and prepare meals, waiter and clean up afterwards - a great way of feeding larger numbers without too much hassle.

With the large games room, grassed paddock and children's play area, the gardens can entertain all ages.

Should your numbers increase further, Foxglove Cottage can be added onto your booking. The Barn can dine 25 - 35 guests in total if required.
Bluebell Cottage is adjacent to Clover, and is another beautiful Derbyshire stone cottage with all amenities.

- Master bedroom with a double bed
- Twin bedroom
- Sofa-bed in the lounge (extra £100 charge per person)
- Family bathroom with shower-over-bath
- Spacious lounge with TV and DVD plus Bluetooth music speaker
- Fully equipped kitchen with the important dishwasher!
- Wifi
The Barn & cottages offer a luxury venue for large groups wishing to gather together for dining, while also allowing some privacy with individual cottages. Each cottage is self-catered and equipped for cooking and dining.

Whatever the occasion, whatever the range of ages, Standlow has proven to be popular for large group celebrations, get togethers and reunions.

A bird's-eye view

See the layout and surrounding countryside of our venues.

Mobile bars and skilled mixologists

Choose from a provided drinks package or have bartenders to serve your drinks.

Street food vans & other ideas

Not wanting a conventional caterer? Here are suggestions for something different. N.B. Remember to hire a generator for any food vans so they have external power.

Takeaways in Ashbourne

If you are staying at Ashbourne Hall, Standlow, Shepherd's View Lodge or Shiningford and don't fancy cooking, try our local takeaways

Thrills & Spills!

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