Hen Weekend

Hen Weekends In Your Own Country House

Gather your bride tribe and head off to The Peak District for a relaxing yet stylish hen weekend! Our beautiful properties are the perfect place to hold the finest of hen weekends for you and your mates. A fabulous alternative to the ‘traditional’ hen weekend, you can choose one of our stylish properties for a sophisticated weekend of unique hen party ideas that you and your hens will enjoy. Our exclusive venues are all located within or close to the Peak District National Park meaning you can escape and enjoy time with your friends in the fresh air and the heart of the glorious Peak District countryside. 

All of our unique hen party accommodation is finished to an exceptionally high standard and equipped with all the modern features you would expect in a self-catering venue. We have a wide choice of venues from converted barns and rural farmhouses to country houses and even converted pubs. Many of our properties also have fabulous additions such as games rooms, a hot tub, and large gardens for alfresco celebrations. Whatever your hen do plans are, we are sure you will find a property to suit your group and your budget. We know that hen groups come in all shapes and sizes so all our venues offer flexible group dining and most bedrooms can be set up as double or twins.

Check out our Hen friendly accommodation below

Hen Friendly Accommodation

Stay in your very own village pub and hotel! We've cleverly converted The Crewe and Harpur Arms village pub into a total unique exclusive self catering venue. Perfect for large groups needing lots of space for dining, socialising or even working together.

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Crewe & HarpurSleeps 34

Lapwing Barns occupies a beautiful rural position boasting breath-taking uninterrupted panoramic views across the Peak District. A great base for visiting nearby Alton Towers, Lapwing Barns offers total seclusion in this truly spacious yet homely farmhouse perfect for large groups.

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Lapwing BarnsSleeps 30

Luxury self catering holiday cottages in the heart of the Peak District. Beautiful rural location, ideal for small parties or larger groups wanting exclusive use. Six separate properties clustered around a central courtyard can be let individually or making up one large rental.

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Hurdlow GrangeSleeps 45

Large, luxury, boutique style self-catering Victorian Residence, situated at the top of Monsal Head, overlooking the famous Monsal Dale views. Set in the heart of England and it's beautiful countryside, perfect for large groups, sleeping from 20 - 32 people.

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Cliff HouseSleeps 32

Stunning position Oak Tree Farm offers a beautifully eleven bedroomed farmhouse with flexible accommodation options for large groups up to thirty guests. Situated in a beautiful secluded rural position enjoying uninterrupted views of the Peak District. Scandinavian style wood fired hot tub and games room.

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Oak Tree FarmSleeps 30

Converted pub with traditional charm designed for large groups between 24 and 34. Exclusive self catering accommodation with the original bar area in situ, plenty of dining and socialising space. Fantastic location for Alton Towers and the Peak District.

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The Green ManSleeps 34

Fantastic large group property right in the heart of the UK! Former pub/hotel superbly converted to provide unique and extremely spacious exclusive self catering accommodation for large groups between 30 and 40. Superb location for the Peak District sights of Lady Bower Reservoir, Derwent Valley, Edale and Castleton.

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The DerwentSleeps 40

The Barn at Benty Grange is a spectacularly renovated barn providing superb self-catering holiday cottage accommodation in undeniable beautiful surroundings. With seven en suite bedrooms designed in a classic country style with a French/Vintage twist.

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The Barn at Benty GrangeSleeps 20

Stylish and Cosy Family Friendly Country Lodge. Sleeps 8 - 10 guests. Situated in the village of Great Longstone close to the picturesque village of Ashford in the Water and the Market Town of Bakewell. Perfect for cyclists and walkers as you are right on the popular Monsal Trail.

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Thornbridge LodgeSleeps 10

A charming and stylish house is a perfect haven for smaller groups of 8 -10 guests wanting a break in the heart of the beautiful Peak District. Perfectly located within a mile of the famous market town of Bakewell and a short walk to the picture postcard village of Ashford in the Water which is served by well-respected country pubs.

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Fairfield HouseSleeps 10

Brilliant location for large groups that want freedom to explore the surrounding Peak District and stay in a beautifully renovated and unique property. Soak up the amazing scenery from this super, unusual yet perfectly formed nine bedroomed en suite conversion which sleeps 18 adults and up to 24 guests if there are children

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Telephone ExchangeSleeps 24

Beautiful large group self catering house full of character in stunning gardens with a riverside setting. A five minute stroll to arguably the most beautiful village in the Peak District, Ashford in the Water.

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River CottageSleeps 20

Steeped in history, The Star offers fabulous flexible self-catering accommodation with some really unique features. Ideal for up to 18 adult guests (or 28 guests if there are children) The Star is perfect for extended family gatherings. Conveniently placed between Bakewell and Buxton it provides a great base for discovering the White Peak area of the Peak District.

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The StarSleeps 28

Standing proudly amongst a collection of traditional barns at Hurdlow Grange. The Grange is a beautiful 7 bedroom farmhouse bursting with character and set in the quaint hamlet of Hurdlow. The Grange is ideal for families and friends wanting to unwind, have a relaxed celebration or simply take advantage of brisk fresh air in the open countryside.

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The GrangeSleeps 14

A luxury, exclusive use, venue ideal for large gatherings with huge social spaces. Situated in a peaceful location with stunning countryside views. A total of twenty one bedrooms with nineteen en suites or private bathrooms.

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Manifold FarmSleeps 48

A luxury barn situated in a peaceful location with stunning countryside views. A total of eleven bedrooms with eleven en suites.

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Manifold BarnsSleeps 24

A stunning farmhouse situated in a peaceful location with stunning countryside views. A total of ten bedrooms with eight en suites/bathrooms.

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Manifold FarmhouseSleeps 24

The Farmhouse at Benty Grange, situated near the village of Monyash, is a lovingly refurbished country Farmhouse. Offering six en suite bedrooms which are all decorated to their own individual design.

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The Farmhouse at Benty GrangeSleeps 18

Rowdale Barns comprises of four charming converted barns in a traditional setting, each with their very own individual features and character. Situated on the edge of the pretty village of Great Longstone it enjoys direct access to the Monsal Trail, making it the perfect base for exploring the surrounding countryside.

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Rowdale BarnsSleeps 16

Perched high on the hill tops of Two Dales, the beautifully refurbished Sydnope Hill Farm offers awe inspiring views. Offering an exceptionally high quality of holiday accommodation, with a fabulous games room, extensive gardens and a super dining room. Close to Bakewell, Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House makes it an ideal location for all types of gatherings .

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Sydnope Hill FarmSleeps 18

A large sweeping driveway leads you to The Farm. Offering an totally unique and exclusive self catering accommodation in the stunning Derbyshire Dales. Four superb separate dwellings set in 22 acres of beautiful countryside with fabulous far reaching views. It's a short 5 minute drive to the nearby town of Wirksworth.

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The FarmSleeps 24

Rowdale Farmhouse is a superb character country Farmhouse, situated near to the village of Great Longstone and on the doorstep to the Monsal Trail. Located in the heart of the Peak District and just a couple of minutes to nearby Bakewell and Chatsworth House, this is a great base for your stay.

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Rowdale FarmhouseSleeps 10

Knockerdown Cottages is a self catering holiday village set in rural Derbyshire within walking distance of Carsington Reservoir. 16 cottages with family friendly facilities that include a heated swimming pool, games room and on site massage and treatment room.

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Knockerdown Holiday CottagesSleeps 6

Peak District Hen Activities

One of the main benefits of hiring a self-catering venue for your Peak District hen do is that you have the freedom to design your own unique and unusual hen party activities. We can recommend lots of different fun and exciting hen activities to do all in the comfort of your chosen venue, or for the more adventurous hens, choose an activity out in the Peak District National Park. We have lots of unique hen ideas and can recommend an abundance of activities both on and off-site to suit all budgets and timescales. 

For those who want a relaxing hen weekend and to enjoy spending some quality time with their friends and family then our properties are ideal for doing just that. Make the occasion extra special by hiring private chefs, experience a wine tasting class, or just simply enjoy long lazy afternoons with BBQs and Pimms in the gardens. Head out for afternoon tea at Chatsworth House or explore one of our many lovely local villages and towns for shopping, food and drinks. For the more intrepid hens why not have a go at Abseiling, Rock Climbing or Hunted in the Peaks!

Alternative Hen Do Activities

  • Country sports – clay pigeon shooting, riding and fishing
  • Walking (with the odd country pub thrown in)
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Hunted in the Peaks
  • Water Sports
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Caving
  • Abseiling
  • Go Ape

  • Chocolate Making
  • Cooking & Baking Courses
  • Cocktail making
  • Art, Craft & Pottery Classes
  • Dance Classes
  • Go-karting
  • Wine Tasting
  • Whisky Tasting
  • Brewery Tours and Tasting
  • Spa & Treatments 

We know that planning Hen weekends can be a little challenging at times so we are more than happy to help with any queries. The Peak Venues team have also tried and tested many of the hen do activities available in the local area and we love to recommend and help you plan a truly unique hen weekend. 

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Hen & Stag Policy

The Peak District is a fabulous place to enjoy a relaxed gathering and we welcome stag or hen groups to many of our more rural properties. Please carefully read our hen and stag policy below so that you and your fellow guests are fully informed of our expectations before your arrival. 

To view our full Terms and Conditions please view this link

  • Our properties do NOT cater for rowdy house parties. Our properties work really well for low key celebrations and relaxed weekends. Many properties are primarily residential accommodations and the applicable house rules must be respected at all times. You may be asked to leave if you do not adhere to the house rules.  
  • Strictly NO noise outside or external socialising after 10pm (Some properties have a 9pm curfew). We expect neighbours and local residents not to be disturbed after this time.  
  • We do not allow, the hire of hot tubs, live bands, PA systems and discos at our properties. 
  • It is essential that you confirm the exact number of guests that will be staying in the property and that no additional guests are allowed at the venue without our prior permission. If additional guests are found staying in the property you all may be asked to leave. 
  • A Damage Deposit is charged on all group bookings and refunded after your stay.
  • If there is extra cleaning above and beyond our generous allocation for a normal clean, we have the right to retain an agreed fee for any work carried out for excessive cleaning and this will be at the owner's discretion. Please ensure cookers are left clean, dirty dishes are washed and put away and food cupboards and freezers are cleared out. 
  • If you are considering booking any activity/caterer during your stay, we can supply a list of recommendations and will make a note of the company visiting. Please double check with us that the activity/caterer you have booked is suitable for the property.
  • The Peak District is a beautiful location to stay in, please do not book a property with us if you are expecting to combine it with a city night
    out. Coming back in the early hours of the morning can cause noise disturbance even if you are trying to be quiet
  • If you would like to decorate the inside of the property, please do so with appropriate adhesive which does not leave marks on the walls or pulls off the paint when removed.
  • Please refrain from putting up banners on the outside of the properties particularly if you are in a village location, on a shared venue or have neighbours nearby.
  • Your group must agree to behave in a considerate way to the people living near the property, (especially in the village locations) and to respect their privacy and peace at all times.
  • Strictly no fireworks or Chinese Lanterns – these are not countryside friendly as we have lots of livestock in the Peak District.
  • We only accept Hen and Stags parties in certain houses. Please only confirm a booking in one of our Stag/Hen friendly properties

We understand that planning a hen and stag stay is a big responsibility and if you are the person designated to book your holiday on behalf of a large group, we suggest that you forward this document to all your guests attending so that everyone who attends fully understands the terms and conditions too.

To view our full Terms and Conditions please view this link. 

If you are happy with the above policy we look forward to accepting your booking and hosting your stay.