Sandybrook Country Park, Ashbourne

Sandybrook Country Park, Ashbourne


Pickle says… We had a lovely Easter break at Sandybrook Country Park, Ashbourne last month, the park is in Derbyshire – somewhere we have never visited before. So what did we think?….

Sandybrook Country Park, Ashbourne

There are two parks – Sandybrook Country Park and Darwin Forest. Both have luxury self catering lodges.

We stayed in a 3 bedroom Classic Vogue Spa Lodge with hot tub on the verandah which sleeps 6.

The master bedroom had a lovely en suite shower room.

There were also two twin bedrooms and a main bathroom with bath, shower and loo.

The lodge had an open plan living area, dining room and kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, and large fridge freezer.

Hot tub water is checked up to three times a day.

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Each room has it’s own controllable heaters and the bathrooms have heated towel rails. The whole lodge was so warm and toasty, which is perhaps as well as the weather was awful! Grey, wet and cold every day.

Park facilities include:

Swimming Pool


Poolside Spa

Games Room

Adventure Playground

Indoor Play area – for 7’s and under

Mini Golf

Bed guard, BBQ’s, fans, parasols hire.

DVD rental

Newspapers and Magazines delivery

The Coach House Bar & Restaurant

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We invited Nana and Grandad to join us, and we are so glad we did as my Great Nan (My Nana’s Mum) passed away the first evening of our holiday 🙁  Our lodge holiday was just perfect for us all to spend time together in luxury and comfort, relaxing and chilling out. I LOVED the private hot tub as did big bro and sister. It was checked daily by park staff.

Sandybrook Country Park is in a perfect location to explore the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, Ashbourne is a very quaint little town, Bakewell is such a pretty place, famous for its puddings, and the Alton Towers is half an hour down the road with top thrill rides for the teens, and CBeebies Land for me. Reception at Sandybrook Country Park have discounted tickets.

We highly recommend staying here for a holiday, the park is a lovely base and the lodge is perfect.

For the latest availability, prices and offers visit the Sandybrook Country Park website.

We were guests of Sandybrook Country Park in exchange for our honest review.



  1. Oh anything with a hot tub sounds perfect, looks like a great lodge x
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  2. This looks so lovely! Planning a staycation this summer, somewhere like this would be perfect!

  3. The lodge looks amazing and I love that there are adult things, like saunas and swimming pools, as well as kids play parks. Looks like a great get away for all the family.

  4. Ooh I do like the look of that hot tub. We visit Alton many times throughout the year so would be nice to extend the visit with a nice break. Thanks

  5. Gee that looks spacious! I love that there are extras available like DVD rental (I know holidays are for relaxing but sometimes watching a DVD when the kids are in bed is just the thing). My kids would love to go there because of the swimming pool.

  6. The accommodation looks fantastic, really fresh and modern. And anywhere that has a hot tub is top of my list to stay. They whole place sounds fantastic so I can see why you loved it. I’m sorry about your Great Nana.

  7. Wow this looks like the perfect family break! I wouldn’t mind having a relaxing evening in that hot tub. Fab review and lovely photos 🙂 xxx

  8. The lodge looks fab and really spacious, and I certainly wouldn’t say no to the hot tub. Off to have a sneaky look at the website now – I’ve never been to Derbyshire 🙂

  9. Oh wow what a great place to visit – and the spaces are tastefully decorated – i am looking for somewhere for a quick break and i admit ( as much as its fun to say kids will love it) i can so see myself here x

  10. Now I am in the mood for a holiday. It looks beautiful and it looks like you had a good time xx

  11. This looks amazing. Anywhere with a hot tub is a winner in my eyes!

    Katie xoxo

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