With a perfect location for exploring the Peak District and the Potteries, Sandybrook Country Park really is a stunning place to stay. The lodges are set in the grounds of Sandybrook Hall (a 19th century manor house) and afford beautiful countryside views.
The region is packed with attractions including the thrilling Alton Towers theme park which has rides for the whole family to enjoy. The area is also ideal for those looking for an active break and there are numerous outdoor pursuits to try. Facilities on the park include the large indoor swimming pool, games room and children's play area. There is also a spa and cycle hire is available.
Accommodation is in very comfortable lodges which all have dishwashers, microwave, TV/DVD player and some outside space. The Sandybrook Elvaston is a good choice for a romantic break and has one double bedroom and ensuite bathroom with spa bath. The Sandybrook Tissington VIP is similar but also has a private outdoor hot tub. Families may opt for the larger Sandybrook Riber which has two bedrooms and a shower room The VIP version of this lodge also comes with a luxurious private hot tub.
- Indoor heated pool
- Sauna, spa (over 16s only)
- Coach House bar and restaurant
- Wi-Fi access
- Archery *
- Fencing *
- Snorkelling *
and seascooters *
- Water Walkerz *
- Body Zorbs *
- Go Juniors (3-7s activity programme)
Toddler’s play room
- Children’s outdoor play area
- Mini golf *
- Woodland walk
- DVD hire *
- Launderette *
- All facilities available for all dates.
- * Charges Apply
- A choice of lodges with one, two, three and four bedrooms with quality furnishings. Ideal for short breaks and holidays throughout the year.
- Outdoor hot tub (in Spa lodges only)
- Flat screen TV with Freeview/DVD/CD
- Kitchen including microwave and dishwasher
- Bath and/or shower
- Bed linen, duvets and towels
- Beds made up for your arrival
- Verandah with garden furniture
- Double glazed
- Electricity included
- Cots and highchairs £12pw and £9 per short break each
- Group bookings may be subject to restrictions
- Pets £45pw and £30 per short break each (max 2)
- (1 large or 2 small breeds only)
- (in specific lodges only)
- All non smoking accommodation
Kedleston Elite 1 Spa
Luxuriously equipped lodge with king size double with flat screen TV and ensuite spa bath and separate shower cubicle. Sauna. Outdoor hot tub.
Kedleston Elite 2 Spa
Luxuriously equipped lodge with one double with flat screen TV and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.
Kedleston Elite 3 Spa
Luxurious, contemporary styled lodge with one double with flat screen TV and ensuite shower and two twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.
Kedleston Elite Vogue 1 Spa
Contemporary and luxuriously equipped lodge with king size double with flat screen TV and ensuite spa bath and separate shower cubicle. Sauna. Outdoor hot tub.
Tissington Classic Vogue 2 Spa
Modern lodge with one double and one twin. Shower or bath with overhead shower. Outdoor hot tub.
Tissington Classic Vogue 3 Spa
Modern lodge with one double with ensuite shower and two twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outdoor hot tub.
Tissington Classic Vogue 4 Spa
Modern lodge with two double and two twin. Bath with overhead shower and separate shower room. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outdoor hot tub. Ideal for parties of couples or two families sharing.
David, Kelly, Millie & Harrison Gibson
We had a really nice weekend here with our 2 toddlers aged 18 mths and 3. the site was really peaceful and seemed deserted at times. We had a Sandybrook Riber lodge and the staff very kindly gave us a travel cot for our youngest and a highchair to use in the lodge. The lodge was cosy and really clean with a good size kitchen. We spend most of our time just chilling out in the lodge and walking around the site but we also used the indoor pool which was nice and warm and the little ones loved it. We would recommend these lodges to couples and families with young children. Not much for teenagers to do though i don't think.
Stayed at Sandybrook for 3 nights at new Year. We had a fantastic time and will definitely book again. Lodges excellent, facilities first class, staff very friendly. A great holiday.
Fantastic short break with my son and his family. So peaceful.So many different birds even heard an owl. children loved the squirrels.Hottub lovely and warm and relaxing. Lodge very clean. Food in restaurant excellent and a gluten free menu.Staff very friendly.Would visit again.If you want a stress free holiday this is it.
Slighty tatty furnishing and badly damaged doors but didnt affect our comfort
Great place, we'll definitely go again.
We stayed in Kedleston Elite Vogue 1 Spa. Well equipped lodge, private setting. Hot tub and sauna adds to the relaxing break. Reception team were very helpful and polite. Plenty to do in surrounding area so break can be as fun-packed or relaxing as you like! On site restaurant serves lovely food at reasonable prices. Would definitely return.
Beautiful log cabin, my husband has declared he could live in one! Everything you need including dishwasher and washing machine
Lovely lodges , great hot tub .
Tom, Bourton On The Water
It was a new lodge so all very smart. The dishwasher leaked and did not wash first time but the staff were very helpful and sorted straight away. The blinds let a lot of light in so either need black out blinds or thicker curtains.
Clare, Bulkington Warwickshire
Wonderful holiday returning with friends in December
Excellent would return.
Charles, St. Neots
Lovely clean lodge
We would have benefited from washing machine but dishwasher was treat instead
Amazing holiday, amazing place!! Our second year in the lodge and booking again for next year
A lovely lodge in a very attractive setting.
We went as a family of 4. A 3yr old and 20 month old. Had the most warm welcome on arrival and were given plenty of information etc. We wanted to book the 3yr old on an activity session the next day, but was told it was unfortunately not running. In compensation we were given free dvds and mini golf for the 4 days!! Brilliant!
The chalet was spotlessly clean, all appliances looked brands new and worked perfectly.
The hot tub was absolutely perfect and was tested and maintained daily.
There was a chalet on site that had been converted into a play room. With beautiful new toys and also v clean.
The pool and area was lovely too.
The on site restaurant was in a beautiful building but unfortunately the food didn't live up to the price tag, so that was the only draw back.
The woods on site were amazing, and along with the outdoor park made a great safe exploring ground for the little ones.
Had an amazing holiday here. Would definitely go back.
Excellent holiday to Sandy rook as always. Will be back soon
Would benefit from a proper coffee shop during the day
we visit quite alot, the cabins are beautiful, the staff are all very nice and friendly, also kevin and his staff are second to none
Lovely site , very clean apart from the bin area! Beautifully cared for lodges and friendly staff. Only disappointment we had was a meal in the onsite restaurant. The food was very poor for restaurant prices and unsurprisingly later in the week we were informed that no chef was available.
Lovely stay and perfect for a couple of days at Alton Towers. We got a great price because of the way half tell fell for our children. If we can afford to go more peak season we will as the area is ideal for exploring and would be a great spot in a bit of sunshine.
Friendly staff, extremely clean facilities and great that the hot tub with our lodge was checked and tested regularly. Our lodge was very clean and modern. I did find it a bit cold at times wondering if the two heaters and electric fire were sufficient. The pool was nice and quiet during our stay in school term. Lovely quiet surroundings, the only thing I would say is that a shop is probably needed on site, although milk and drinks/crisps are available from reception.
Had an amazing family stay for my husbands birthdy. We had our own hot tub which the men enjoyed using every evening. We are already looking forward to a return trip.
Of course you can't mention attractions in Staffordshire without featuring the fabulous Alton Towers theme park. The rides range from thrilling to quite simply terrifying although there are more gentle family rides for the little ones. All ages are catered for here. Some of the most famoue rides include Th13teen, Air, The Blade and Nemesis. There is also a waterpark on site for some splashtastic fun. Look out for seasonal events taking place throughout the year such as Wonderful Winter, Pirate Weekend and The Ultimate Fireworks Event. Check out their website for the latest admission costs and save money by booking your tickets online.
This is a top class theme park with plenty to do for the whole family. From thrilling rides to more gentle activities for the little ones this place is ideal. The best thing is that 50% of their attractions are under cover so the British weather needn't spoil the fun.
This unique attraction combines an array of activities. If you have a look on their website there are some good video clips which give an even better idea of what this attraction is all about. Some of the highlights include the Cable Car system which is actually Britain's first alpine style cable car system. You are transported from the valley floor right up above where you can enjoy superb Dewent Valley Views. You can also stroll around 60 acres of wooded hillside on foot to see an array of birds and wildlife.
Gulliver's Kingdome is a family friendly theme park offering many attractions for children of all ages. The site is rather unique and features a huge array of rides including log flumes, roller coasters and pirate ships. For the little ones there are rides such as the veteran cars and the balloon wheel and Diego and Dora the Explorer are on hand to make sure they are having a great time. Between the 21st and 31st of October the park becomes a spooky Halloween spectacular with a range of shows and fireworks to enjoy. Standard prices are £12.00 for adults and children over 90cm. Group booking discounts are available.