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Knockerdown Cottages - The Farmhouse

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Carsington, near Ashbourne
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Purpose built holiday complex with great onsite leisure facilities extremely close to Carsington Water and enjoying fine countryside views.

"Fine cottages and facilities – in a county of unspoilt landscapes, deep dales and winding rivers . . ."

This fine courtyard of old stone barns was part of a working farm, but has now been sensitively converted to offer sixteen beautifully furnished and well-equipped cottages. Boasting a wealth of original features, they enjoy shared use of a rich choice of leisure facilities, including a superb indoor heated swimming pool in an adjacent, purpose-designed building. With a shallow area for children, the pool has its own changing rooms and a sauna, and there is a separate games room within the pool building where wi-fi is available. Brackendale Spa is an independent facility offering luxurious treatments, which guests can book by contacting the spa directly. There are two conference/dining rooms to accommodate large groups, and a separate laundry room with automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. Close to the cottages are patio and barbecue areas. All set in 3 acres of shared grounds, offering a children’s play area and plenty of space in which to relax.

This is an ideal setting for a Peak District holiday. Knockerdown Farm is conveniently situated on the road between Ashbourne and Matlock, within walking distance of beautiful Carsington Water, a superb windsurfing and sailing centre, which has an area devoted to wildlife and nature conservancy. Throughout the year they have special fun days for children of all ages. At the water sports centre guests can hire (with tuition) kayaks, windsurfers, Canadian canoes and bicycles. Professional fly fishing is available to enable guests to try their hand at fishing this popular, well-stocked reservoir. Fine walking country is virtually on the doorstep, and the renowned Tissington and Middleton cycle trails are both close by (with bikes available to hire). The principal centres of the Derbyshire Dales are nearby - Wirksworth, the market town of Ashbourne, attractive Bakewell (of pudding fame) and Matlock: all are fascinating ancient towns. Matlock Bath (6 miles) is popular as an inland resort, standing on the River Derwent amid lovely scenery, and offering boating, angling, bowls, tennis and cricket. The young (and the young at heart) will enjoy a day out at the National Tramway Museum - where visitors may enjoy the fun experience of trams from around the world! Magnificent Chatsworth House (16 miles) boasts a famous collection of art treasures as well as beautiful gardens. Haddon Hall (13 miles) is England’s most complete and authentic medieval house dating back to the 14th century. It is set in lovely countryside overlooking the River Wye, near Bakewell, which houses one of the National Park’s information centres. One of Britain’s premier theme parks, Alton Towers is within easy reach. It is set amongst appealing countryside close to the picturesque village of Alton and offers a fun-packed day out for all the family. There are several country inns within walking distance. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Living room with open fire. Spacious, open-plan, farmhouse-style kitchen with breakfast area leading to dining room. Single bedroom (for +1). Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with two additional beds (each for +1). Twin bedroom with zip and link beds (can be double bed on request). Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire – fuel available locally
  • Full oil central heating included
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Walled garden

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included (cot linen not included)
  • Cots and high chairs on request (no high chair straps provided)
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Shared patio areas with garden furniture
  • Shared grounds of 3 acres with children’s play area
  • Shared barbecues
  • Parking
  • Shared use of indoor heated swimming pool – open all year round (8.30am–6.30pm), except Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
  • Shared sauna
  • Brackendale Spa (bookings to be made directly with the spa)
  • Shared games room with wi-fi, table tennis and pool table (coin-operated)
  • No smoking


  • Indoor heated swimming pool (34ft x 15ft, depth 3ft to 5ft 9in), with changing rooms and children’s shallow area – open all year round (8.30am to 6.30pm), except Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

  • Sauna
  • Shared 3-acre grounds with children’s play area, patios and BBQ area
  • Spa
  • Brackendale function room and Carsington dining room for hire

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  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • No PetsNo Pets
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 04/06/2016
    We loved the farmhouse and amenities -the swimming and games room - great for all of us to enjoy. However we did mention that the dishwasher rack wheels were bent and were told a maintenace man would come and fix it - but didn't arrive during our stay and also cutlery tray had a hole in it and handle kept falling off.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/04/2016
    We stayed in the Farmhouse with our two sons and their families and it was very comfortable with lots of space to spread out in. The pool was well used on the days when the weather was not so good. Lovely location for running off steam with little children.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 25/01/2016
    Had a fantastic weekend in The Farmhouse at the end of January. 11 members of the family ranging from 1 year old to 65. Loads of room for us all, comfortable rooms and loads of space. Facilities on site are excellent, pub across the road does great beer and food, and the location is tremendous, loads to do for all in easy distance. I would highly recommend this cottage. we will be back.

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8.5 out of 10 – based on 4 reviews collected by Reevoo
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