Knockerdown Holiday Cottage, Peak District/Derbyshire, East Midlands, England

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Description of holiday cottage in Knockerdown, Peak District/Derbyshire, East Midlands

Knockerdown Farm Cottages have a delightful rural Peak District setting, and great facilities for a large group of adults and children. Between the delightful market towns of Ashbourne and Matlock close to Carsington Water and Carsington village the countryside around and about is beautiful.

Guests have free membership of the leisure facilities which include a 30-foot indoor heated swimming pool with full shower and changing facilities, a sauna, table tennis and a pool table. There’s also a restaurant, holistic spa you can book treatments with and a pub serving good food next door, walking and cycling in the National Park, and Carsington Water, a very popular sailing/windsurfing centre a few minutes walk away.

As a large group you can take over one, several or all of the cottages (there are 17 altogether). The original group is converted from a 19th century farmhouse and barns, set around a landscaped courtyard, while a few newer cottages have been added in the last several years, constructed entirely within keeping. The cottages are all 3-4 star and are well equipped, maintained and decorated in country/modern style. Many still have original features, echoing their 19th century origins.

Outdoors there are patio areas and plenty of space for relaxing. A children’s play area is set in a wooded part of the grounds, and there are peaceful spots for picnics and barbecues within the three acre meadow and woodland grounds.

The on-site restaurant provides home-cooked meals and has a take-away service. It’s also bookable for wedding receptions etc. There’s a traditional Inn next door too, which serves meals all day and has a further children’s play area and animal centre. If you take over Knockerdown Farm as a group of up to 87 you can all buffet together in the Restaurant; alternatively, up to 55-60 people can sit down and dine together, more in spring/summer as there is also outdoor seating (advance notice will need to be given).

Each cottage has at least one bathroom, and a number have ensuite facilities. All have kitchens with fridge/freezer, microwave, regular oven etc, as well as TVs/video players/DVD/CD players, hairdryers etc.

All linen, towels and electricity are included in the prices. Everything you need for a wonderful self-catering holiday is on hand at Knockerdown Farm and the eating options are supreme. Free Wireless broadband is available in certain cottages and in the central games room/reception area.

The pool is indoor, heated and 30 feet long, with changing rooms, shower and sauna. The on-site Brackendale Spa uses natural products, organic where possible, and takes a holistic approach, it is a very popular option for the locals and visitors alike. You can book treatments on arrival or in advance by phoning 01629 540727

The old Knockerdown Inn is an easy walk away and serves real ales and meals year round.

Accommodation, Facilities and Services

Suitability: No Smoking, No Pets
General: Indoor pool, Sauna, Hairdryer
Leisure facilities on the complex including Table Tennis and Pool Table and Spa Treatments
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom/s
Lounge: TV, Video, CD Player, DVD Player
Kitchen/Utility: Oven, Hob, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave
Outdoors: BBQ, Terrace
Access: Car essential
Services: Linen provided, Towels provided

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From £640.00
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Location of holiday rental in Knockerdown, Peak District/Derbyshire, East Midlands

Holiday Type: Rural, Lake/Riverside, Family
Local Activities: Swimming/Watersports, Walking

Location description

The holiday cottages at Knockerdown Farm are the ideal setting for a Peak District holiday, 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 conservation and nature.

Throughout the year Carsington Water have special fun days for children of all ages. At the water sports centre you 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. In Ashbourne (5 miles) the art of glass blowing is on view at the Derwent Crystal Craft Centre. Matlock (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 (10 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 and is situated amongst appealing countryside close to the picturesque village of Alton. Alton Towers offers a fun-packed day out for all the family.

What better after a good day out than to relax in the Brackendale Restaurant (Tel 01629 540 880) where the children will be made very welcome, or perhaps you just want to put the children to bed and put your feet up, order a take-away and have it delivered to your cottage! Not forgetting of course the traditional village inn adjacent to Knockerdown Farm serving Real Ales and bar snacks most days.


From the south
(M1) exit at J24. Take the A50 towards Uttoxeter. After 20 miles take the turn off for Ashbourne, A515. From Ashbourne, take the B5035 towards Wirksworth and Carsington Water.

Our cottages are situated approximately 5 miles out of Ashbourne, on the left hand side of the road, immediately opposite the turn off for Carsington Water. There are two large signs at the entrance, one for the Brackendale Restaurant, and one for Knockerdown Holiday Cottages

From the north
(M1) exit at J28. Take the A38 towards Derby, then the A610 signposted Ambergate. Turn right on to the A6 signposted Cromford and Matlock. At Cromford, turn left on to the B5036 towards Wirksworth, following this road for approximately 2 miles.

At the top of the hill, take the right hand turn onto the B5035, signposted Ashbourne and Carsington Water. Travel on this road for approximately five miles and Knockerdown Farm is located on the right hand side, just after the Knockerdown Inn (situated on the left). Our entrance is immediately opposite the turn off for Carsington Water.

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Owner Name: T Lomas
Property Ref: 00601
Languages Spoken: English
Preferred Contact Method: Phone
Primary Telephone: +44 (0)1332 514637
Owner joined website: 2 December 2008
Property listed since: 7 December 2008
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4 Bedroom Cottages


Ref: 00601
Sleeps: 8 (4 bedrooms)
Board: Self Catering
Pets: No Pets
Smoking: No Smoking
Access: Car essential
Highlights: Rural Setting
Indoor Pool
Rates: from £640.00 pw

Holiday Type

  • Rural
  • Lake/Riverside
  • Family

Local Activities

  • Swimming/Watersports
  • Walking

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