Places to stay

Local Holiday Cottages and Hotels




Shiningford Manor

01335 346 864

Grade II listed country manor & converted stables sleeping between 12 and 34, both with spectacular views of Carsington Water. Just 1 mile along the traffic free track from the watersports centre. Features a large outdoor swimming pool and 2 hot tubs.


Hopton Hall Holiday Cottages

01629 540 458

Five luxury cottages sleeping from 4 – 14 (or combine for upto 40). Located in Hopton, 2.5 miles from Carsington Water. Facilities include swimming pool, BBQ area and playground.


Knockerdown Farm

01629 540 525

16 cottages sleeping from 2 – 11 people, just a 5 minute walk to Carsington Water. The site hosts a swimming pool, spa and games room, with a local pub just across the road.


Swiers Farmhouse

07876 655 650

Located in Carsington Village, a 300 year old Grade II listed farmhouse sleeping up to 16. A 2 mile drive, or 2 mile walk along the traffic free track. Set in 2 acres of ground with log burners, oak beams and a proper farmhouse kitchen.


Emily Barn

07795 662 829

A converted traditional Derbyshire Long Barn sleeping up to 16 situated in Carsington Village, just 2 miles from Carsington Water. A bright sunny barn with modern comforts, yet still retaining traditional charm.


Breach Farm

01629 540 265

Two holiday cottages, sleeping 2 or 6 people, located in Carsington Village. Also have 2 B&B rooms with single, twin and double occupancy available.


Manor Cottage

01629 540 353


17th century Grade II listed farmhouse sleeping 8 in 4 ensuite rooms, with an additional two beds available if needed. Sited at Hopton, 2.5 miles from the watersports centre.


Sheepwash Cottage

01629 583 545

A charming holiday cottage sleeping upto 6 in 3 bedrooms. Located in Carsington Village, 2 miles from the watersports centre.


Mount Cook

01629 823 702

Mount Cook adventure centre is located at Middleton, 5 miles from Carsington Water. Family and group bunk rooms, glamping pods and camping are all offered (camping equipment available for hire). Activities on site include archery, high ropes course, bushcraft etc.


Ashbourne Travelodge


846 362

Located in the quaint medieval town of Ashbourne, 6.5 miles drive from Carsington Water. A great base to explore the local area, benefitting from plenty of pubs and restaurants within walking distance.



Local Campsites




Uppertown Farm

01629 540 208

Caravan and Camping site with stunning views across Carsington Water, just 5 mins walk to site. Based on a working farm, with local pubs within walking distance


Knockerdown Inn

01629 540 209

Attached to the Knockerdown pub, a large caravan and camping site just 5 minutes walk to site.


Ecopod Holidays

07929 616 282

The Ecopods, based within the Knockerdown’s land, can accommodate singles, couples or families. Alternatively the whole one acre site can be booked for larger parties of up to 16 guests with room for extra tents if required.

The Pudding Room


01629 540 413

Just 5 minutes walk from site, The Pudding Room hosts both camping and caravans, and has an onsite local produce shop which also sells delicious freshly made cakes and puddings.


Carsington Fields


01335 372 872

Just 500 yards from the shore of Carsington Water, a 30 minute walk across the dam wall will bring you to the watersports centre. Caravans, tents and motorhomes welcomed.


Carsington Water Caravan Club Site

01335 370 903

Located in Kirk Ireton, the Caravan Club members site is 2 miles from the watersport centre – a 35 minute walk across the dam wall.  



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