Shared indoor swimming pool | Knockerdown Cottages, Carsington, nr. Ashbourne
Exposed feature wall and wooden beams in living area | Wisels Cottage - Knockerdown Cottages, Carsington, near Ashbourne
  • Cottage
  • Carsington, near Ashbourne
  • QUW

Knockerdown Cottages - Wisels Cottage


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Swimming pool
Car parking on site

Courtyard setting alongside 16 other converted farm buildings. Excellent leisure facilities onsite including heated indoor swimming pool.

Entrance into beamed, open-plan sitting/dining room with fully equipped kitchen area.
First floor
Bedroom 1: With zip and link double bed (can be twin beds on request). Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be double on request). Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

  • Wall mounted convector heating
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer

Heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Highchairs available on request (no highchair straps provided). Utility room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer (shared). Games room with pool table (coin-operated) and table tennis table (shared). 3 acre grounds with patio areas, garden furniture, BBQs and play area (shared). Indoor heated swimming pool (open all year excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day – 8:30 – 18:30 during peak season, 8:30 – 16:00 out of peak season) with changing facilities. Knockerdown Treatment Rooms (book directly with spa). Private parking. No smoking.

This fine courtyard of old stone barns was part of a working farm but has now been sensitively converted to offer fifteen beautifully furnished and well-equipped cottages. They enjoy shared use of a superb indoor heated swimming pool in an adjacent building, with a shallow area for children, the pool has its own changing rooms. There is a separate games room within the pool building where Wi-Fi is available. Knockerdown Treatment Rooms is an independent facility offering luxurious treatments, which guests can book by contacting the spa directly. There are two conference/dining rooms for 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 within walking distance of beautiful Carsington Water, a superb windsurfing and sailing centre, which has an area devoted to nature conservancy. At the water sports centre guests can hire (with tuition) kayaks, windsurfers, canoes and bicycles. 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. Wirksworth, the market town of Ashbourne, attractive Bakewell (of pudding fame) and Matlock: all are fascinating ancient towns. The young (and the young at heart) will enjoy a day out at the National Tramway Museum. 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. One of Britain’s premier theme parks, Alton Towers is within easy reach. There are several country inns within walking distance. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 100 yards.


Childrens play area

Family Holidays

Games Room

Garden or Patio

Highchair Available

Internet Connection

Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Pub within 1 mile

Swimming Pool

Telephone Chargeable

Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

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  • Family


out of 10

loved it thank you for a great stay

3 Jul 2021


  • Peterborough

  • Family


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9 Aug 2021

  • Couple


out of 10

23 Jun 2021

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