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.

4 fantastic venues for hire, each offering something a little different for your stag weekend!

For a hassle-free stag weekend, we offer Stag Party Packages that can be added onto your holiday home hire. Scroll down for full details on the activities and catering included – the best man will thank us!


With a football pitch, BBQs, games room and hot tubs, Standlow is ideal for stag weekends. It is a complex of rural cottages and a farmhouse, together with a large dining barn. In total, Standlow can sleep from 6-52 guests, depending on your stag party size.

At Standlow you can keep the whole stag party entertained, whatever the weather! The Barn, Foxglove Cottage and High View Grange each have a hot tub, and High View Grange also offers a cinema room.

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. We also provide footballs, cricket bats and balls that you are welcome to use on the paddock, where you'll find goalposts.

Within walking distance is the village of Kniveton, featuring The Red Lion, a good local pub that welcomes Standlow guests.

Situated a mile from Standlow, Carsington Water offers cycling, walking trails, water sports and a Visitor Centre. The historic town of Ashbourne is located 3 miles away, and contains an assortment of shops, pubs, bars and restaurants. The nearest city is Derby, where you can find nightclubs, escape rooms and laser tag.
Shiningford is perfect for outdoor stag weekends, and cycling & water enthusiasts.

Shiningford is a country estate, sleeping from 12-35 stags in a Grade II listed manor house together with converted stables. It provides countryside accommodation for up to 34 in separate beds.

Gather with friends in the two hot tubs, or compete for supremacy in the wonderful outdoor swimming pool.

A short walk down the private drive brings you to the Carsington Water, where you can try your hand at a variety of water sports. Sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and raft building are all available. You can also hire bikes to take the cycling route around the reservoir.

The Miners Arms is within walking distance, where you can find cask ales and great pub grub.
Arrange for caterers and activity suppliers to come in yourselves, or for a hassle-free planning process, we can organise it for you. Our Stag Party Packages can be added onto your house hire to give you two activities and a private chef-cooked meal. You can choose from two stag packages, starting at £75 per person.

The Sporty Stag Package - £75 per person (minimum 10 people)

This package is available at Standlow, Shiningford and Hollywood House, and includes the following:

* Dodgeball
The dodgeball referee will split you into two teams to dip, dive, duck and dodge for 60 minutes.

* Sports Day
Old school sports day games in a knock out style competition. Bring out the space hoppers and javelins...

* Full English Breakfast
Recover the next morning with a hot breakfast, cooked by a private chef in your stag house.
The Full Stag Package - £95 per person (minimum 12 people)

This includes the following:

* 3 hours of outdoor activities
For stag weekends at Standlow, Shiningford or Hollywood House, we can bring a mobile climbing wall to you! You'll also get to try out archery and learn bushcraft skills. Stag groups at Ashbourne Hall can still take advantage of the Stag Party Package, you'll just have to drive to a nearby activity centre for this part of the day.

* Whisky tasting
Tasting session run in our holiday cottages by a whisky distillery manager (so you don't have to drive anywhere!).

* Meal cooked by a private chef
A chef will come to our stag venues to prepare a BBQ or sharing platters, depending on the weather. Expect to see slowly-marinated chicken, steak and sausages on the menu! Vegetarian options are also aplenty, with veggie burgers, kebabs and jacket potatoes on offer.

Minimum 12 people and subject to supplier availability. Get in touch for further details or to add the package onto an existing reservation.
"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.

"Group dining space for the cottages at Standlow"

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

"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.

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Caterers in the area

Need some help with catering? Have a look at 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.

Mobile bars and skilled mixologists

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

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?

Time on the tee

The Peak District has plenty of courses if you fancy a spot of golf in the beautiful countryside.
There's a good choice of fine 18 hole and 9 hole golf clubs to be found within comfortable driving distance of our venues.

Restaurants & Taverns in villages around Ashbourne

Wanting to eat out? Ashbourne and the surrounding villages offer some great restaurants and pubs to suit all budgets.

Try your hand at these sports

Whether you are looking for a new pursuit or just want to try something new - golf, fishing or shooting may well be the sport for you.

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.

Thrills & Spills!

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