Local Attractions

Whilst Nether Burrows Farm site itself offers enough to keep the whole family entertained, the local area also offers an abundance of activities and services to suit all tastes. The idyllic rural setting also has the convenience of Derby City only 5 miles away and the market town of Ashbourne within 7 miles.

Many local country pubs offer delicious home-cooked food and a number of nearby villages which provide shopping facilities: Brailsford is approximately 3 miles away and has small convenience shops, a larger supermarket in Mickleover is approximately 6 miles away, and a variety of fashion and other stores can be found in Derby City and the Intu Shopping Centre.

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Although you have booked a self catered cottage for your holiday or event you don’t always want to be slaving over a hot stove all day, especially for a special celebration. At Gainsborough Retreats we have done the hard work for you and tried and tested some local catering companies! We will be happy to provide you with a list of our approved and recommended local companies who can arrange anything from an intimate private dining menu in your cottage to a larger function for up to 52 people on the site. Please speak to us on booking your cottage so that we can pass your details to our events team who will help you as much or as little as you need with making your occasion extra special and unforgettable.

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The Beauty Mill Treatment Rooms is located in the village of Hilton, Derbyshire and provides a chance for you to relax, unwind and indulge. They offer an extensive range of treatments using the best brands including Elemis, Jessica, HD Brows and Mii Tanning.

Telephone 01283 736813


Located only 2 miles away from Nether Burrows Farm Wild Park Leisure is the ideal place for paint balling, quad bike trekking, laser tag, conference facilities and other outdoor activities. Bespoke activity days available on request.
Telephone 01335 360485


If you enjoy food & cooking why not spend a day with Seasoned Cookery School. With courses in everything from ‘Best of British’ to Indian Entertaining you can spend a fun day as a group or individual indulging in your passion for food. For groups Seasoned will also come to the cottages, so you can make the most of your stay whilst learning how to make delicious canapes / chocolates.
Telephone 01283 810275


Worth Brothers Wines is conveniently located at Meynell House, opposite the entrance to Church Lane on the A52, and is a family run independent retailer of wines and spirits run by Tim and Michelle Worth. They offer a variety of wine tasting events to keep you busy during your stay at Nether Burrows Farm with prices starting from only £15 per person (they might even run you home if you ask nicely!). Alternatively just to pop in and get a nice bottle for a night in. They also offer a delivery service to Farm so you can order in advance and your drinks can be ready chilling on your arrival.
Telephone 01332 825704


Additional Attractions

Peak District National Park

Alton Towers: The UK’s biggest theme and Water Park

Carsington Water: Walks, watersports, sailing, cycling, fishing and wildlife centre

Heights of Abraham: Cable cars to view the stunning Peak District views, guided tours around spectacular show caves

Chatsworth House: One of Britain’s best loved houses and estates with exhibitions, gardens, artworks and events

Crich Tramway Museum: Restored period village that is home to the National Tramway Museum and its archives

Gullivers Kingdom: Family theme park designed for children aged between 2 and 13

Haddon Hall: Fortified medieval manor dating back to the 12th century

Intu Shopping Centre: Derby’s newest shopping centre

Markeaton Park: Large Park with boating lake, crazy golf, tennis courts, play areas and wildlife