Derbyshire Holiday Cottages, Events & DIY Wedding Venue

Escape to Carsington Water in the Derbyshire Countryside | 16 Self Catering Holiday Cottages 

A warm welcome awaits you at Knockerdown self catering holiday cottages. Choose from one of 16 super holiday cottages in a fabulous location near to Carsington Reservoir, Ashbourne at unbeatable value.

Located at the edge of the Peak District National Park in the Derbyshire Dales, this area offers breathtaking natural scenery,  charming villages, plenty of entertainment options, and is perfect for families who enjoy outdoor activities.

Our family friendly accommodation also includes the use of an indoor heated swimming pool, children’s play area and an indoor games room.

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Large Carsington Holiday Cottages | Sleep 10 - 12


Sleeps 10

Two Dales

Sleeps 11

The Farmhouse

Sleeps 12

​Welcome to our collection of spacious cottages, ideal for accommodating larger groups such as extended families, groups of families, or friends eager to explore the beautiful Carsington Reservoir area of the Derbyshire Dales. Designed with your comfort in mind, our selection of larger cottages offers the perfect setting for your group getaway.

As part of your stay, you'll have full access to our heated indoor swimming pool, adding an extra element of fun and relaxation to your stay. Take a refreshing dip, or play family water games!

If your group is larger than our individual cottages can accommodate, don't worry! We offer the flexibility of adding additional cottages to ensure everyone has a comfortable place to stay. This way, you can extend your group and keep everyone together, making your experience even more enjoyable.

Furthermore, if you require a larger space to gather and celebrate special occasions or host group activities like Christmas parties or special anniversaries, consider hiring our Carsington Room or Brackendale Room. These spacious venues are perfect for bringing your entire group together under one roof. Whether it's a festive feast or a group meeting, these rooms provide the ideal setting for shared moments.

For other fabulous group accommodation in the Peak District National park visit our sister company Peak Venues. Additionally please vist our fantastic pubs at the Royal Oak at Hurdlow and the Bulli Thorn in the heart of the Peak District. 

Carsington Water Holiday Cottages | Sleep 6 - 8


Sleeps 6


Sleeps 6


Sleeps 8

Escape to our charming collection of medium-sized cottages, providing a retreat for holiday groups of 6-8 people in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales. Our selected cottages offer a cosy yet spacious atmosphere, ensuring everyone in your group can relax and unwind comfortably.

Carsington Self Catering Holiday Cottages | Sleep 2 -4


Sleeps 4


Sleeps 4


Sleeps 4


Sleeps 4


Sleeps 4


Sleeps 4


Sleeps 4


Sleeps 4


Sleeps 4


Sleeps 4

​​​​Escape to our Carsington Water countryside retreat and discover the perfect blend of comfort and charm in our range of 2 to 4-bed cottages. Whether you're seeking a romantic getaway or a memorable family vacation, our thoughtfully designed and well-equipped cottages provide a home away from home, surrounded by the stunning Derbyshire landscape.

Carsington Group Events Venue With Accommodation


Experience the exclusivity at Knockerdown, where our entire venue becomes yours to enjoy . With an indoor heated swimming pool, break out rooms and an expansive events room capable of accommodating up to 100 attendees, Knockerdown is the perfect destination for weddings, corporate gatherings, and other special occasions such as speical anniversaries or Christmas parties. Our unique offering allows you the freedom to choose between self-catering or DIY options, ensuring a truly personalised and unforgettable wedding or event experience. 

Make your wedding or event an occasion to remember at Knockerdown.

Contact us today to begin planning your unforgettable celebration