“Best hen party ever” quote from Lauren – April 2022

“Can I just say a massive thank you to everyone at Standlow for our incredible weekend. We all had an amazing time, the accommodation was gorgeous and the activities were seamless! The bride to be couldn’t have been happier and she has had the best hen party ever!”

Through our experience of hosting Hen Weekends at Ashbourne Self Catering, we can organise catering, activities and pampering with our hen party packages. Plus our weekend stays run from Friday 4pm to Sunday 2pm … no early Sunday morning rush!

“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

Ashbourne Self-Catering specialises in providing superb venues with hot tubs for hen parties.

Ashbourne Hall - sleeps up to 22 in 10 bedrooms with 8 bathrooms.

Ashbourne Hall has a spacious dining conservatory for your hen party dinner, which opens onto a courtyard and the ultimate luxury, the hot tub. The kitchen features a starlit ceiling over the bar, which you can stock with all the cocktails you desire!

Take a walk into Ashbourne for a little shopping or afternoon tea, or spend the evening in one of the many restaurants or bars. Alternatively take advantage of our network of caterers, bartenders and activity providers and let them come to you. We can arrange a 3 course meal for your group, that is even cleaned up afterwards! The dinner is priced at £39.50 per person, and can be added onto your booking as an extra.
If you are looking for a hen weekend with outdoor activities, Shiningford Manor can sleep up to 19 in 9 bedrooms. It has a lovely country feel, being next to Carsington Water, which offers cycling, walking, paddle boarding 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 at Shiningford. Don't forget to bring your inflatables!

If your numbers are closer to 23, then add on The Tack Room for an additional 2 en-suite bedrooms.

From Friday 4pm to check-out on Sunday at 2pm - no Sunday morning rush!
Wanting somewhere private? Look at Shepherd's View Lodge for hen dos of up to 16:

- 7 modern bedrooms, all en-suite

- Large open-plan dining area, lounge and brand new kitchen

- Hot tub

- Fire pit on the terrace

- Games room with air hockey and table football

We can also organise welcome packs and activities, from £75 per person for the Mini Chick package.
For a larger Hen Weekend - sleeping up to 40 hens:

Hollywood House is the ultimate hen party house, with a hot tub and plunge pool*.

Hire of Hollywood House includes a casino night with professional croupiers. There is a cocktail bar so you can combine the two for an evening of glitz and glamour.

A marshmallow & briquette package is supplied for the the Artic Cabin in the woodland. This special addition to the wonderful house means that your whole hen party will be entertained!

* Although the hot tub is heated all year round, the plunge pool is only open from 1st March to 1st November.
Not sure of your numbers? Standlow offers a little flexibility with the Dining Barn and cottages, allowing hen parties of 15-30 people.

The Dining Barn is super for hen parties, with a large open plan kitchen/dining/lounge for you to all gather for activities, meals and celebrations.

The Barn opens onto a terrace with a private hot tub and BBQ, just perfect for your hen weekend. The adjacent cottages can be added on to suit your hen party size.

You also have shared use of a large games room and a grassed paddock, so you can get some competitions going!
For hen parties of 12-15, you should consider High View Grange at Standlow. It contains 7 bedrooms and a private hot tub. You can also enjoy the shared games room and fire pits.

Alternatively, The Stables at Shiningford sleeps 12 hens in 5 en-suite bedrooms, with a private hot tub.

Each hen party venue has lots of personal touches and a large dining room to host a celebratory dinner.

We have a wide range of activities, caterers, and pamperers for each hen party venue, so that you can design your perfect hen weekend. If you want a hassle-free hen party, we can even organise them for you with our hen party packages.
"Space, fire pits, games room and the freedom to enjoy it"

Complex of self-catering cottages, country farmhouse and dining barn with hot tubs. Accommodating up to 52 guests, Standlow is the perfect venue for corporate events, large gatherings & family holidays. Standlow Lane, Kniveton, DE6 1QZ.

"Leave the world behind"

Shiningford offers large group accommodation for up to 35 guests with a swimming pool. Shiningford Lane, Carsington, DE4 4PS

"Spacious townhouse for gatherings with family & friends"

Ashbourne Hall has ten bedrooms and eight bathrooms/wet rooms decorated with a contemporary feel. This large impressive property can accommodate up to 22 people. Cokayne Avenue, Ashbourne, DE6 1EJ.

"Secluded lodge for a special getaway"

Sleeping 16 guests, this brand new eco-lodge offers 7 bedrooms with a Scandinavian feel. Open-plan dining and picturesque views of the Derbyshire countryside. DE6 1JG

Explore and Book your unforgettable experience with us today!

Hen Party ideas for fun-loving hens

Great suggestions for things to do during your hen weekend

Climbing, raft building & much, much more

Fancy trying something different in the Peak District?

Cinemas, Bowling, Climbing Walls

Fancy an indoor activity? Experience the local cinemas with a difference, or be a little more adventurous.

Mobile bars and skilled mixologists

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

Hen Food

We 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 or bring in a buffet, all suited to your individual needs.

Why not learn a new skill?

Whether it's a team building event or just a group of friends wanting to try something different, why not experience something new?


Need time away from the hustle and bustle?

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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

Local taxi companies

Many of these companies can offer minibuses 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.

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Choose from a range of leisure and creative activities throughout the year.

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