EcoPod Holidays offer a unique glamping experience situated in Knockerdown near Ashbourne, Derbyshire. We are located on the edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park.
Nestled in a secluded field with views of Carsington Water, EcoPods provide the ideal eco-glamping getaway for either couples or families. The cabins themselves provide a secluded, warm and comfortable space to stay where you can relax, cook a meal and toast yourself around the wood burning stove after an enjoyable day out. If you prefer eating out and socializing there is a pub restaurant with children’s play areas within a five minute walking distance.
Each Pod has been lovingly handmade with natural materials sourced locally from the surrounding landscape. The concept behind the EcoPods is to provide a cosy, warm and sustainable living space made from 50% waste materials as a superior alternative to modern buildings. They provide all the comforts of home as well as immediate access to the beautiful countryside.
The pods are designed with the full scope of all the English seasons in mind and there is no better stage for each to be showcased than the Derbyshire Dales. From wildflower meadows in the spring to crimson theatres of colour in the autumn, all of this is quite literally on the Eco Pods doorstep.
We have 5 eco pods available, 2 of which sleep 4 and 1 sleeps 2 people. They’re superbly equipped inside and provide a brilliant base for exploring all the fabulous area has to offer. Electricity is available in each pod.
Our Octopods sleep up to 4 people and have solar heating. Our design concept was to evolve further from the Yurt to create a warm liveable space which is insulated and powered by the sun. Little Squirt is a small yurt and sleeps up to 2 people.
The Soular shack is another of our multifunctional spaces for hire. It has a unique quirky style and adds interest to any event. It is fully solar powered and has an extending stage and sink facilities, a PA system and there is a marquee available that attaches to it in case of bad weather (21 x 21 ft for bigger events, or 21 ft x 10 ½ ft as a band cover). So far it has been used as a bar, a stage, a DJ hut, an information stand and a ticket booth at events ranging from National Trust Open Weekends to weddings – it’s up to you what you use it for!
Onsite we have a pub and spa next door with a jacuzzi, pool and treatments. We are also ideal for kids and we have rock climbing, scrambling, abseiling, giant Jenga, swing ball, storytelling and a pottery workshop.
Our fantastic ecopod site is available for group bookings. Five beautiful and individual cosy ecopods and Squirts (mini yurts) on a secluded field with fire pit, barbeque spaces, games pod, willow dome, pond and tented area for communal eating. A variety of entertainment activities available on request.
Carsington Water itself has enough to keep you entertained all day with walking routes, a 9 mile cycle route, cycle hire, watersports centre and visitors centre with café, boutique shops and of course Ice Cream! For those of you who stay for longer periods, there are many local attractions to visit such as the market towns of Ashbourne and Matlock, Alton Towers and Chatsworth House. We are next to Carsington Water and a pub and playpark are a 2 minute walk away. Book now on ecopodholidays.com
Please visit the website and book online.
Rates: From £65 - £95 per night.
4 Star Self Assessed.