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Knockerdown Cottages - The Farmhouse

Carsington, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Grade 4 Star rating

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Sleeps 11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Pets 0
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Purpose built holiday complex with great onsite leisure facilities extremely close to Carsington Water and enjoying fine countryside views.

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 avail locally
  • Full oil CH inc
  • CD
  • Wi-Fi inc
  • M/wave
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Walled garden

  • Elec, bed linen and towels inc (cot linen not included)
  • Cots and h/chairs on request (no h/chair straps provided)
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Shared laundry room with coin-operated w/machine and t/dryer
  • Shared patio areas with garden furniture
  • Shared grounds of 3 acres with children’s play area
  • Shared BBQs
  • Parking
  • Shared use of indoor heated swimming pool – open all year round (8.30am–6.30pm during peak season, 8.30am-4pm out of peak season), 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

"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.

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Features

  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Childrens Play Area
    Childrens Play Area
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses


Customer Comments

  • 9

    03/09/2019
    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2019
    Prefect location. The cottage was lovely. The children really enjoyed the swimming pool and park. The only complaint was the very hard beds!


  • 10

    27/07/2019
    Confirmed guest, 26/07/2019
    A comfortable house well equipped and good amenities close by.


  • 9

    06/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2019
    Fantastic cottage in a beautiful setting, clean, cosy and very welcoming - my only 2 grumbles are that the pool should be open for a longer period of time and was closed on New Years Day, which is the day you want to chill out and relax and use the amenities. Also, the pub over the road was a bit of a disappointment - the openings hours were ridiculous and as one of the reasons we booked was the close proximity to the cottages which meant we could have some nights off cooking - this didn't materialise as generally the pub was closed by 5pm. It might also be a good idea if you have got a lot of people staying over New Year to work out a joint event with the pub and offer it out to the guests which is secured with a deposit? Just a suggestion. But overall a lovely stay and a lovely setting.


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