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Jolly Summer Holiday Saver


A Perfect Place To Party


Murder Mystery To Die For Retreats


20% off bookings over May Bank Holidays


Up to 20% off this Easter!


Hen Do Retreats & Spa Breaks at Knockerdown Cottages In 2017


Free Wedding Venue on Last Minute Dates in 2017/2018


March Madness Test


Mother's Day Retreats


Love Flat Rate February


FREE Wedding Venue for 2017


Paying Nothing For Your Wedding Until January 2017


Get our Party & Event Venue FREE for 2017


Social Media Masterclass At Knockerdown Cottages


The Eccles Experience


Murder Mystery


Hen Do Retreats




WIN! A Corporate Experience Day & Overnight Stay Worth £5,000


Easter Entertained


Congratulations - You Said Yes!


We have two very special loved up offers on over the next couple of months for you to share with your loved ones. 

Engagement Party Pack


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...

Hottest August... Here's how to make the most of it!


New Dates Released for Wedding & Events Venue Hire, Last Minute Offers & Summer Holiday What's On News.

Don't Miss Out On Our Summer Savers


We've done our best this month to bring you the hottest offers and the coolest treats. Happy Summertime from Gainsborough Retreats! 

Where will you be for your Summer Sizzler?


May The Good Times Roll


Hen Party Packages, Festivals, Discounted Retreats, Spa Days and more...

Your Springtime Check list


Challenge yourself with fun this Spring! The weather has warmed up beautifully and everything’s turning green, the blossom is out and we've shaken off the winter blues. We've shed our winter coats and come up with a great list of fun ways to enjoy the spring season. See our article "50 Fun Spring Activities" to get stuck into and see how many you can tick off.

Get Crackin' For An Eggs-tra Special Easter




We've just about crammed everything we possibly could into March - take a good look and start planning your diary! 

To Love Or Not To Love? We Have It All Covered...


Feeling Arty? Look How Derbyshire's Been Upcycled


Derbyshire folk get creative with upcycling, the Wandering Beeste is Back, Ancient Streams to discover, indulge in healthy chocolate and if that's not enough we have some treats in store for you too...

Christmas Cheers Ideas


Great wines to accompany great festive foods guaranteed to satisfy any palette!

A Gift From Gainsborough Retreats


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No tricks and plenty of treats for this October in Derbyshire


It's been a busy September at Gainsborough Retreats with weekend weddings, spa days and tea parties but we're all set for October now Autumns taken its hold - the retreats have a warming Autumn glow whilst the sun is still shining on the meadows surround the cottages.

We really are very spoilt to have Derbyshire on our doorstop, if you don't believe us - come see for yourselves - we'd love to have you & there's always so much going on...

October Creeps in through the Gainsborough Grapevine


It's been a busy September at Gainsborough Retreats with weekend weddings, spa days and tea parties but we're all set for October now Autumns taken its hold - the retreats have a warming Autumn glow whilst the sun is still shining on the meadows surround the cottages. We really are very spoilt to have Derbyshire on our doorstop, if you don't believe us - come see for yourselves - we'd love to have you & there's always so much going on...

Late Deals - Not To Miss Out On! Pamper, Retreat & ..... Reeeeeeelax


Ask yourself how long it's been since you treated yourself to some quality relaxation and pampering in a beautiful country retreat?...

Awhile? We thought so! 

If you ask your loved one, your family and your friends they'll probably say the same! So why not look at the deals we have thoughtfully put together for this very reason, bring your nearest and dearest along & welcome in the Autumn season with these well deserved treats. 

Have you heard through the Derbyshire Grapevine?


Whether you're Derbyshire born & bred and you'd like to hear about all the events & news in the area or if you're interested in planning a trip to Derbyshire, keep up to date every month with our hot summer sizzlers through to our winter warmers this year in our monthly newsletters.

If there is anything at all you would like to to hear more about drop us an email and we'd be delighted to hear from you.

August Newsletter

Welcome to August in the Peak District and at last we have a summer we can actually be proud of! With so much going on it is difficult to know where to start... Carsington Water has an array of watersports you can take part in and is conveniently located just across the road from our Knockerdown Cottage site. There is also lots on at Chatsworth Estate over the Summer months and if you are trying to keep the cost down why not just enjoy the weather on a local walk. We have some special discounts for last minute bookings during the school holidays so call us now to see if we can squeeze you in and make the most of the lovely weather. If you are planning a wedding soon have a look at our Local Business this month where they have recently "trashed the dress" at Knockerdown! We also have some new arrivals at Egginton Hall, if you ask nicely they might even to join you on your big day!

July Newsletter

The summer is finally here and there is lots to entice you to come and stay with us in Derbyshire. Food and Drink festivals, family fundays, Maize Maze and even a bear hunt are amongst the wealth of things going on. So come rain or shine there are plenty of reasons to book your last minute summer break with Gainsborough Retreats and on selected dates we even have 10% off our published prices! Our own Brackendale Spa has been nominated for Salon of the Year 2014 so why not book yourself in and receive a 20% discount if you are staying with us. We hope to see you soon!

June Newsletter

The Summer is finally here and as always there is lots to keep you busy in the Peak District. Lots of festivals in and around the area include toe wrestling and teapots! For the more active amongst you a visit to Carsington Water is not to be missed where there are lots of individual and group activities to join in. So you can come and enjoy all that there is going on, check out our special offers this month and book that Summer break you have been thinking about and don't forget our guests get 20% off at the Brackendale Day Spa! If you are getting married soon, why not check out Egginton Hall as a venue - we might even be able to get you some swans!

May Newsletter

The sun is finally shining in the Peak District and with it comes a whole list of exciting things to do. Take a walk in Hope Valley and if the sunshine gets too much for you why not visit the Blue John Cavern. We have recently hosted our first civil wedding ceremony at Knockerdown Cottages which was a very successful weekend on the site. You don't have to be getting married to visit us, and we have the tempting Pudding Room just across the road... We are still running our streamlined prices offer but we can't guarantee how long it will last so book quickly to avoid disappointment!

April Newsletter

Spring is finally here and the Peak District is blooming! Gainsborough Retreats have loads of exciting special offers released this month including our new streamlined prices that avoid school holiday inflation, our new loyalty scheme for our returning customers and great deals at the Brackendale Spa. Why not book your next break with us this easter weekend or during the summer and use the savings on your accommodation for an outdoor activity with Aspire Adventure Activities? Visit the variety of Easter Egg Hunts that are taking place this month or take a breathtaking walk around Hopton and Carsington.

March Newsletter

Welcome to our March Newsletter. The nights are getting lighter and even though the weather still seems a little chilly there is still plenty to keep you busy in the Peak District. A walk around Kedleston Hall and Park is a fantastic day out, why not treat you Mum for a special mothers day weekend and take advantage of our special offers. See how we developed one of our most luxurious cottages - Sunshine Cottage - from a simple barn to a five star property with inviting bubbling hot tub! Next week we are releasing our Reduced School Holiday Offer so keep your eyes peeled to take advantage of the limited booking period.

February Newsletter

The January blues are over now, its time to look forward and enjoy what 2014 has to offer. Valentines Day is coming up, a perfect opportunity to treat that special someone to a trip out to see the wonderful Derbyshire snowdrops, a little present from the Flower Shop in Ashbourne or even a weekend away... During this romantic time lots of couples are looking for the perfect wedding venue; visit our stunning site at Egginton Hall and speak to our Events team about what we can offer you for your special day. We have various special offers on this month including a short break deal over the Royal Shrovetide football match, it really is not to be missed!

January Newsletter

Sweep away those January blues with a visit to the Peak District, there is still plenty to do after the Christmas festivities are over. Visit the Buxton Opera House for a bit of culture or lose a few of those Christmas pounds with a walk around the beautiful Chatsworth countryside. If you prefer something a bit more relaxing why not visit The Three Horseshoes pub on Long Lane and cosy up by the fire or enjoy a bit of pampering at the Brackendale Spa where our guests can now enjoy an amazing 20% discount.

December Newsletter

Christmas is coming and the Peak District is coming alive with Christmas Lights and Christmas Markets. Breaks throughout December and during the festive season are still available so why not make a trip to the Chestnut Centre whilst out for a walk and adopt an animal for the kids - a great reason to keep coming back! Or if you feel a nice cosy night by the fire is more your style why not try the delicious recipe of the month - Sausage and Fennel meatballs - or just hire in the fantastic Glorious Catering to do the hard work for you so you can enjoy the time catching up with family and friends.

November Newsletter

The weather is getting colder and the fires are being lit at Gainsborough Retreats as we prepare for the busy Christmas season. If you haven't sorted out your festive break yet why not take a trip up to the stunning Derbyshire Peak District, we have plenty to offer come rain or shine! A visit to Chatsworth House is a must at this time of year with lots happening and if you make your trip an annual outing you can take advantage of our new Loyalty Scheme set up for our regular visitors. This month we have added a new Special Offers category to our newsletter. Make sure your Special Offers box is ticked on your preferences in order to receive the latest Discounts and promotions that we are running. This month take advantage of our un-missable deal to treat your family for Christmas or new Year!

October Newsletter

It has been a busy month at Gainsborough Retreats. We have now completed the refurbishment of the Brackendale Room and hosted two events with hopefully many more to come. Now the weather is turning a bit colder we are preparing for the busy half term week and then onto Christmas and New Year. If you fancy a break away over the festive season we are now taking bookings so call us now to make sure you get your favourite cottage!

September Newsletter

Now that the best of the weather is behind us why not take a relaxing break away from the children out into the Derbyshire Peak District. There is still plenty of things going on and we have some fantastic offers for you to take advantage of as well as our usual walk of the month to Ashbourne and a tasty recipe to come back to at the end of the day!

August Newsletter

The beginning of August has brought some lovely weather so far in the Peak District, why not come and visit us - we have lots of Summer Sizzling Offers on during the Summer holidays. You could visit one of the County Shows or take a walk around the stunning Chatsworth Estate and then finish the day off with the tasty Crunchy Thai Chicken Noodle Salad.

July Newsletter

We are currently enjoying the glorious heatwave in the Derbyshire Peak District and we hope you can come and visit us this month to have fun at Uttoxeter races with a little flutter on the horses, or maybe a walk through Matlock with a visit to the arcades and a fish and chip supper. Get some friends together to come and experience our fantastic new function room, The Carsington Room. Visit Worth Brothers Wines and do your own wine tasting evening - better still let them come and organise it for you. Remember if you can't see all the articles just amend your interests by ticking or unticking the preference boxes...

Special Fathers Day Offers at Knockerdown Cottages


June Newsletter

June has brought some glorious weather so far in the Derbyshire Peak District and we hope it continues so you can enjoy the fantastic Ashbourne International Streetfest, a walk through Brassington, the stunning countryside and views you can see from Carsington Water and then settle back at the end of the day in our fantastic newly refurbished cottage Two Dales on Knockerdown Farm site and try out June's recipe of the Month! Remember if you can't see all the articles just amend your interests by ticking or unticking the preference boxes...

May Newsletter




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