With accommodation for up to 81 persons, Knockerdown events venue is in a rural location in between Derby and Ashbourne in Derbyshire. Knockerdown is ideal for corporate retreats, business training events, director events and various other personal events
|Low Season (Oct-Apr)||High Season (May-Sep)||Weekend Price (All Year)|
|Duration||Mid-Week (Tue-Thu)||Mid-Week (Tue-Thu)||Weekend|
|Price (Excl. VAT)||From £5,250.00||From £8,000.00||From £11,900.00|
*Please note that the prices listed above exclude Bank Holidays.
*Our Knockerdown Venue exclusive use package price includes all accommodation for 2 nights over a weekend or mid-week and use of all our venue event spaces. This includes use of the Brakendale function room from 4 pm on day of arrival until 10 am on day of departure. .
|Exclusive Venue||The entire site can be hired, ensuring privacy and exclusivity for your event or team gathering.|
16 individually styled cottages
can accommodate up to 81 people, with customizable accommodation packages. Knockerdown Cottages consists of a total of 42 bedrooms and 31 bathrooms.
|Versatile Meeting Spaces||The venue provides flexible and unique meeting spaces , including the spacious Brackendale Room.|
|Breakout Rooms||There are versatile breakout spaces within the cottages, offering smaller meeting areas and relaxation spaces.|
|On-Site Activities||Guests can enjoy on-site facilities such as the swimming pool and games room.|
|Local Activity Recommendations||The experienced team can recommend local activity providers for unique experiences on-site or in the area.|
|Convenient Location||Centrally located, easily accessible by car or coach , with nearby transport options and attractions.|
|Dedicated Event Coordinators||A dedicated team of event coordinators is available to assist in planning and organising your event.|
Knockerdown Cottages has sixteen individually styled cottages that when hired together can accommodate up to 81 people. Don't need all sixteen cottages? That's no problem, we can offer flexible accommodation packages based on your numbers and room requirements. You will still have exclusive use of the site and we simply lock down any cottages that you do not require. Browse our cottages
A fantastic ratio of bedrooms with private bathrooms or en suites which makes overnight stays really easy to organise for all sizes of events. Each one of the cottages are individually styled and can offer twin or double set up. The high ratio of bedroom to bathroom across the site, means a relaxing and enjoyable stay for your entire team. Each cottage is fully furnished with honest creature comforts which makes for a relaxing stay.
All linens and towels are provided so no need for your delegates to bring their own.
Set on the cusp of the Peak District National Park in the heart of rural Derbyshire, this stunning countryside location provides total exclusivity. You can hire the entire venue to enjoy privacy throughout your stay and create a work experience unlike any other for your team or delegates.
Knockerdown Cottages offers a blank canvas, ideal for businesses who want to include their own personal touches, to create a unique self catering perfect corporate event. With the full site being exclusively yours for the duration of your stay, you can take advantage of our indoor heated swimming pool, games room and everything we have to offer.
Our dedicated team of event coordinators will be on hand to help you develop and organise your planned event whether it is a team meeting, wellness retreat, seminar, leadership programme, Christmas party or residential weekend.
Knockerdown is situated in a beautiful location, after work you can enjoy stunning walks from the doorstep. Centrally located in the heart of the UK, Knockerdown is situated in a rural hamlet close to the market town of Ashbourne, easily accessible by car or coach its a mere 10 minute drive from the main A515. Derby train station is 30 minutes away and East Midlands Airport is just 40 minutes away.
Flexible and unique style of meeting spaces and training rooms with versatile break out rooms. The Brackendale Room is a huge event space and can be set up in any form you like for a large group and can seat 81. This room has wonderful high ceilings and an abundance of natural light looking out over the rolling Derbyshire Dales. Our Games Room can be used as a multi purpose room depending on your requirements.
Each of the sixteen cottages on site have living and dining spaces that can all offer smaller spaces which are perfect for one to one, smaller group meetings, break out rooms, workshop spaces or just quieter spaces for delegates to reflect/plan or relax.
The full site is a perfect fit for business needs.
Over many years Knockerdown has hosted a number of DIY corporate events for companies from around the UK. Our events have included the following:
Contact us today to discuss your requirements.
Our customer service is second to none, we can offer event planning and a concierge service tailored to your specific requirements. At Knockerdown our experienced events team can tailor the event and offer a flexible service with as much or as little input as required. We can coordinate an end to end service with our network of trusted suppliers including caterers, activity specialists, facilitators and trainers. We offer a vast amount of flexible business event accommodation to suit all budgets on one self contained site.
Knockerdown is the perfect corporate venue hire. Check out the following to see why Knockerdown is the perfect corporate event venue.
1 - Easy To Get To
Travelling to and from the venue is without doubt the least enjoyable element of a business retreat and so choosing a location that's central makes a lot of sense - especially if you have colleagues arriving from far afield.
Good transport links and easy road access are vital but it's important to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban areas and into the countryside. Our location is set 6 miles from Ashbourne and 5 miles from Wirksworth and the major transport hub of Derby. Find us on the map here
2 - Quiet And Undisturbed
To really have quality time together as a team, you need as few external distractions as possible.
The UK countryside offers a perfect blend of tranquillity, beauty and fresh air and the National Parks are a great choice. We have an extremely private site hidden from the public surrounded by trees and lush farming fields.
3 - Spacious Venue With Plenty Of Bedrooms
Let's face it, most people probably wouldn't want to share a bedroom with a work colleague so it's crucial that the venue has plenty of bedrooms and possibly more importantly, an en-suite bathroom.
Knockerdown consists of a total of 42 bedrooms and 31 bathrooms in 16 holiday cottages. Site Map
4 - More Than One Communal Space
Sometimes you need to get away from the crowd and having a few communal spaces allows small groups or individuals to "break out" for a chat or just to sit quietly and reflect.
By the same token, there should be at least one space that accommodates everyone at once and ideally where everyone can eat together. Knockerdown has the fabulous Brackendale Suite which can accommodate up to 100 persons and the smaller Carsington Room which is ideal for a break out or smaller intimate business meetings.
5 - Useful Outdoor Space
If your retreat is planned for the fairer months, having great useable outdoor space can be a great addition.
6 - Excellent Catering Facilities Either On Site Or Brought In
A great kitchen with superb dining facilities is an absolute "must have".
They say an army marches on its stomach and this holds true for retreat attendees too!
Keeping your teams fed and watered through what might be quite busy days can't be overlooked and so with larger groups, it might be necessary to bring in outside caterers for at least some of the meals.
For smaller teams, cooking a meal together and then eating it in a homely environment can be one of the most memorable and valuable aspects of a business retreat.
7 - Not Too Far From Interesting Activities And Locations
One of the key benefits of a corporate retreat is the change of scene away from the confines of the office.
While it's lovely to spend time with colleagues in a converted farm, it's also important to have interesting places to see and things to do in the local area like the market town of Bakewell or fantastic cycling trails on old disused railways.
Now that you've selected your business event venue, it's time to contact our event planners to help organise your event.
To discuss your ideas further for your event at Knockerdown Cottages: