Derbyshire Venues & Accommodation For Every Occasion

The Offers Issue!... On Holiday Cottage Retreats

What kind of offers are you after? Because we have covered EVERYTHING! Halloween, Pre- Christmas Get Togethers, Christmas Family Time, Hen Do's, New Year Blues, Corporate Capers, Parties, Weddings AND even Easter! Now get reading and don't miss out...

Our Lowest Prices This October!

Our LOWEST SEASONAL PRICES this month! Other holiday venues increase prices in half term but we're keeping ours low ALL month! Perfect for a cosy Autumn retreat with your loved one or refreshing break over half term.
Click here to read Our Lowest Prices This October!.

A Retreat To Die For

Knockerdown Cottages & Nether Burrows Farm are the perfect bases for a Murder Mystery Weekend - Countryside Clue Hunt straight from the door through gorgeous countryside to begin your spookfest "Who Dunnit" night! 

Murder Mystery To Die For Weekend Retreat 

Includes 3 nights cottage accommodation - Friday to Monday

Murder Mystery Night 

Meeting Room to gather for the Murder Mystery

An evening buffet with the Murder Mystery

&130pp - A Price To Die For! 


A minimum of 10 people to book if you would like a private Murder Mystery event 

Available throughout the year and for an extra spooky treat of choices - pick your Murder Mystery Plot! See below: 

A Spa Day...To Die For

A Cruise...To Die For

A Talent Show...To Die For

An Away Day...To Die For

 A Wedding...To Die For

A Reunion...To Die For

A New Year...To Die For


VIP Wedding Village Pass


We have 4 new dates available for the "Village VIP Pass" offer -

you can use the whole site as a wedding or an event venue for all your friends and family at Christmas or Birthday celebration.


 November 18th 2016  December 9th 2016  January 20th 2017  February 24th 2017

You will have exclusive use of the whole of Knockerdown Cottages so you and your guests will not be disturbed by anybody outside your party. 
And to make your celebration extra special we'll include:

 Fairy Light Decoration and Chair Covers in the event room.

Call us now on 01629 540525  and speak to Fiona for more information - these last 4 dates will go fast.

Celebration Event Room Hire!


Are you visiting friends & family in Derbyshire?
Are friends & family coming to visit you?
  Planning a reunion? A chance for a get together?

If so we'd like to offer you our function room so that you can plan a get together or reunion and celebrate for just a &100 hire cost AND only &30 hire per additional day. 

This offer is available for any guest staying in any cottage from now up until 18th December.


The Carsington Room:


Can hold up to 30 guests for a celebratory get together, please click here to see full details of what's included in the hire of the Carsington Room.




Perfect For A Party!


The Brackendale -

Available only for the BEST of celebrations!  

Off-Site Hire Of The Brackendale Room - 

If you are not staying on site we can offer the hire of the Brackendale Room for a private function to suit the requirements for almost any event, party, meeting or function without cottage accommodation.

What's included in the price of hire? 

  • Maximum 100 guests
  • Marquee Extension (extra fee)
  • Patio Doors to terrace
  • Stunning Countryside Views
  • Tables/Chairs/Tablecloths provided
  • The Meadow
  • &420 per day - up to 50 guests
  • &600 per day - up to 100 guests

Extras - 

  • An Optional Marquee (enquire for costings)
  • Cork Fee for own alcohol
  • Catering available if requested from one of our three recommended caterers at additional cost

To hire the Brackendale Room for your celebration or event please call us on 01629 540525 and we'll be happy to give you further information or show you around. 

Christmas Cottage Get Together Saving!





6 cottages

Can accommodate up to 28 guests

To stay between 21st - 28th Dec

FREE function room for family gatherings

Use of the pool & sauna

Cottage visit from Santa (if booking includes kids)

Discount offered is equal to just &150 per person! (based on 28 guests)

Overall package price: &4000

(a cottage saving of &242.00 and function room saving of &100 per day) 

Pre-Christmas Party Package





6 cottages

Can accommodate up to 28 guests

To stay between 27th Nov3rd Dec

FREE function room for family gatherings

Use of the pool & sauna

Discounts and free entry to local Christmas Fairs

Overall package price: &2,500

(Based on 28 guests booked this package price equals &89 per person!

Cheaper than our lowest seasonal prices! And a saving of &100 per day for the use of the function room) 





Santa Is Visiting Knockerdown Cottages!

Please note: 

Some of our cottages can accommodate up to 11 guests - perfect for a family getaway.

Multiple cottages can be booked to accommodate your entire get together. 

Santa will visit on ONE specific day over your stay, you will be notified of the times and day when Santa will arrive and depart at Knockerdown Cottages. To see Santa you must be in your cottage during that time frame so that you can personally invite Santa into your cottage if you wish to see him. 

If you are wanting to book an adults only Christmas Retreat, then please follow this link to see our fabulous "Festive Fun For Family & Friends Retreat" 


Secret Santa Soiree



We invite you to gather your friends for a

Pre Christmas Get Together at Gainsborough Retreats!

With your cottage booking we'll give each of you free access

 to a nearby, hugely popular, Christmas Fayre.

This will give you and your friends the perfect opportunity for an outing

to hunt for a Secret Santa present.

And when you're all shopped out retreat back to your cottage and have an evening

full of Christmas spirit to exchange gifts with your friends

Corporate New Year Post Christmas Party


Corporate "Winter Warmer Wrap Up" Package 

This winter, indulge your business with our

Our corporate MIDWEEK package includes everything your company needs to deliver a large dose of motivation, heat up the team spirit and warm the hearts & minds within your business.


Package Offers:

One night accommodation
One day meeting room
Catering for week day nights

Available from Monday to Friday, throughout January, February (excluding half term) & up to 18th March 2016 – minimum of 12 people per booking

One person per bed &65 per person per night.
One person per room &80 per person per night.
One person per bathroom &100 per person per night.

Package Prices Include:

Function Room Hire
Catering for breakfast
Catering for lunch

Or call Us On 01629 540525 to book a corporate retreat or to enquire for further details.



Winter Warmer Weekend Package


Event or Celebration "Winter Warmer Weekend" Group Package 

This winter, indulge your celebration with our

Our events WEEKEND package includes everything your celebration needs to deliver a large dose of entertainment and fun with the opportunity to create beautiful memories in a stunning location.


Package & Prices Include:

&120 per person for a minimum group booking of 8 people
Available over a weekend - Friday through to Monday*

Cottage Accommodation**

Celebration Table Provided for the group booking 

For groups of 12 people or more we will include a free box of locally brewed beer in the cottage on arrival.

*On booking a standard deposit of 30% will be taken (&36pp). If the numbers reduce between then and the balance becoming payable this deposit is non-refundable and will not be reallocated to other members of the group. So on balance payable an additional &84pp will be payable (minimum of 8 people) regardless of how many people paid the deposit.    **Accommodation will be allocated on arrival and specific cottages cannot be guaranteed.



Or call Us On 01629 540525 to book an events retreat or to enquire for further details.



Hen Do Retreat Packages

Easter Eggstravaganza Retreat 2016

* Please note that the Easter Activity Day will be held at Knockerdown Cottages. However, any guest staying at Nether Burrows Farm is most welcome to travel to and attend the Easter Activity Day at Knockerdown Cottages. Cottages at Nether Burrows Farm sleep up to 14 guests.