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Somersal Cottages Overview
1 of 5 dining/living rooms for meetings
Full size snooker table
1 of 5 dining/living rooms for meetings
Full size snooker table

Somersal Cottages, Somersal Herbert, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Sleeps 4 - 52 31 Bedrooms 32 Dining 52 Venue Capacity

Quiet business retreat sleeping 52, with meeting and breakout rooms, outdoor areas and catering available, near Ashbourne

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Somersal Cottages, Somersal Herbert, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, sleeps 4 - 52 in 31 bedrooms.

Somersal Cottages consist of an large impressive Farmhouse and 4 converted barns. Expansive lawns surround the properties and there is access to the 150 acres of our farm to go for a walk. The cottages have a total of 32 bedrooms, the smallest has 4 bedrooms, the largest 8, and they can be rented in any combination as they are all adjacent, some with internal links. This means we can offer accommodation from 4 and up to 52 if delegates don’t mind sharing rooms (not sharing beds!).

Previous guests tell us that this location for meetings and team building is perfect and they report better results when staying in this quiet setting than when in busy hotels. We are already used by several well known companies, who come back year after year.

The location is in easy reach of the A50 which connects the M1 to the M6 so is accessible from all areas of the country. East Midlands and Birmingham airports are only 30 and 45 minutes away.

All properties have flat screen TVs suitable for connections to laptops for presentations and we have flipcharts and a screen. The Forge has a large open plan ground floor which can seat up to 32 people for dining. For larger groups a marquee can be added to connect onto the Forge.

Catering can be as little or as much as is required, from full catering throughout the day or just a working lunch, or if self catering is preferred you will find our kitchens facilities spacious and easy to use. We offer a shopping service if required. We’re not licensed so you can provide your own alcohol.

Farmhouse sleeps 8 or 14 if some share twin rooms
Forge sleeps 7 or 11 sharing
Stables sleeps 6 or 11 sharing
Granary sleeps 6 or 10 sharing
Coach House sleeps 4 or 6 sharing

Each property has seating for the number of delegates and additional breakout areas. There are extensive outdoor areas for team building activities and we can arrange these for you if required.

Please contact me directly to discuss your individual requirements.

Available for your business group

Flipcharts Outdoor Areas


Dog Friendly

A well behaved dog is accepted in the Granary the Coach House and the Stables. Other two properties do not permit dogs.


The Forge has a ramp access and a downstairs bedroom with en suite wet room suitable for someone who is partially disabled.


Free satellite WiFi which is better than usual for Derbyshire countryside but unfortunately not as fast as fibre since we are so remote.


Each property has a well equipped kitchen with an electric range, except the Coach House which has a standard size cooker. All have dishwashers.

Dining Room

Each has enough space for the whole of the house to eat together. The dining areas are in the kitchen. The Forge can seat up to 32 if needed.

Sitting Room

Each sitting room has flat screen TV with DVD and free view box. The Farmhouse has two sitting rooms, each seating 10.

TV and Music Facilities

There are TV, DVD and free view boxes in all of the sitting rooms.

Games Room

Each property has either a snooker or a pool table. The Farmhouse has a basement (only for Farmhouse guests) with full sized snooker and table tennis.

Heating and Open Fires

All properties have oil fired central heating boilers. There are open fires in both of the Farmhouse sitting rooms, logs supplied November to March.


Each property has a mixture of double, twin and triple bedrooms. 31 rooms and 24 bathrooms in total, 18 of which are en suite.


The beds will be made for when you arrive with a bath towel per person provided and bath mats and hand towels in each bathroom and cloakroom.


Each property has a mixture of facilities, some with showers, some with baths and some with both. There are 24 bathrooms, 18 of these are en suite.

Children's Facilities

There is a high chair and cot or travel cot in each property. The Farmhouse has two cots.


Each property has a charcoal BBQ and garden benches and a patio area as well as lawns all around the grounds and tennis court. Also 150 acres to roam.


Plenty of off road parking adjacent to each cottage.


No smoking inside at all. Smoking allowed in grounds.

Booking Information

Stays can begin any week day (Monday to Friday), for min 3 nights. Entry time 4pm, departure 10am. Deposit required is £250 per property with balance due 10 week prior to the stay. For stag parties a £500 good behaviour bond is required.
Flexible cancellation Terms and Conditions – ask for details.

Show Availability

Find the availability for each of our units.

Somersal Cottages, Derbyshire

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Late Deals

June 2024 Late Deals

10% off or free Hot tub for June 7th, 14th or 28th weekends in Farmhouse, Granary and Stables


Located at the end of a no through road just a short distance from the church in the small hamlet of Somersal Herbert. 2 miles from the A50.

  • Uttoxeter 5 miles and Ashbourne 7 miles.
  • Village shop in Doveridge and a few shops, cafe, post office and butcher in Sudbury which also has the beautiful National Trust Sudbury Hall. Both villages are 2-3 miles.
  • Each of the 3 surrounding villages has pubs that provide food: the Crown at Marston Montgomery (4 miles), Vernon Arms in Sudbury and Cavendish Arms in Doveridge, both 2-3 miles away.
  • East Midlands airport is approximately 30 minutes away, Birmingham 45 minutes and Manchester an hour.
  • Uttoxeter (10mins) has a platform stop but taxis will need to be prebooked. Nearest main stations would be Derby or Burton on Trent, both around 30 minutes away.

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Planning an Event?

This venue is available for Weddings

Somersal Cottages Overview


Large farmhouse and 4 large barn conversions which together sleep up to 73 people in 31 bedrooms. Large marquee area with wonderful views over Derbyshire countryside. Secluded location.

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Please contact the owner for availability dates.

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