About Us

16 self catering cottages situated in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales with indoor heated swimming pool, games room and Carsington Reservoir on your doorstep

Knockerdown really does have everything you need for a great experience.

•    Sixteen individual self-catering cottages on one site

•    Perfect for a family holiday or the perfect exclusive site for a wedding or corporate function

•    A total of 42 bedrooms and 31 bathrooms

•    Sleeps 93 in total (including bunk beds)

•    Purpose built conference/meeting room that seats up to 93 guests with your choice of room layout

•    Multi purpose Games Room

•    Multiple breakout rooms within the cottages, perfect for small meetings or workshop space


•    Ample onsite parking

•    Free WiFi throughout the site

•    Large private meadow for outdoor activities/team building with fabulous views

•    Leisure facilities with heated indoor swimming pool,  & games room

•    Flexible catering packages which can be tailored to your groups specific needs

•    Hire of equipment can be arranged

•    Full support from our experienced team to help you create the perfect stay and experience.

•    Close to a range of good transport links in the heart of the UK


Introduction to Knockerdown Cottages

Knockerdown self catering holiday cottages are set in the heart of the rolling hills of rural Derbyshire, yet close to Ashbourne and Carsington Water.

Situated on the cusp of the Peak District National Park, these family friendly holiday cottages enjoy excellent facilities and are a stones throw from lots of fantastic attractions including Alton TowersGullivers Kingdom and Chatsworth.

Our family friendly facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, on site massage & treatment room, children’s play area, communal games room and lots of grounds to explore.



Knockerdown Cottages

Directions to Knockerdown Cottages

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 is a large red sign on the left hand side of the road at the entrance to our site.


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.