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 Miners Arms is under a mile from Shiningford, while The Hanging Gate is just down the road from Hollywood House.

Toast marshmallows around the fire pits at Standlow Farm, or relax for the rest of the evening in the hot tub at Shepherd’s View Lodge.


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, Shepherd’s View Lodge and Shiningford.


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-4.30pm.

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. If you’re staying at Hollywood House, the Ritz Cinema is nearby for tea and cake on the sofa!


Day 5

Make the most of the facilities before you check-out at 10am. Have a dip in the pool at Hollywood House, 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 2022

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 2-7 

Daisy Cottage from 1st-3rd August (sleeps 4) – £358 for 4 people, or add on a sofa-bed for an extra £100 pp

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

The Barn from 29th-31st August (sleeps 7) – £578 for 2 nights

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


Groups of 8-16

3 or 4 nights from Monday 15th August at High View Grange (sleeps 14) – NOW £200 OFF!

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

4-55 night stay in Shepherd’s View Lodge from Monday 22nd August (sleeps 16) – NOW £200 OFF!

* Private hot tub


Larger families or groups of 16-40

The Barn and Cottages from Monday 29th August (sleeps 15-25) – £1,825-£2,859

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

Shiningford Manor from 29th August (sleeps 19) – £2,250 for 2 nights or £2,750 for 3 nights

* Private hot tub and garden
* Shared use of outdoor swimming pool

Weekend hire of Hollywood House, from 5th or 20th August (sleeps 40) – NOW £200 OFF!

* 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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