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Norbury Manor


Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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Norbury Manor is an impressive Grade I listed house ideal for family get togethers or large groups of friends. The manor has plenty of room for a group to spread out, from a more formal reception room to a cosy snug complete with woodburner. From the wonderful wooden staircase at the centre of the manor to the wood panelled reception room and the beautiful windows with their stained glass decorations, this property is full of character and original features.

Situated in a rural setting with views of the Peak District, Norbury Manor sits within a picturesque Medieval knot garden with seating outside and there are plenty of walks available from the doorstep to explore the surrounding area.

As White Peak is close by this makes it a popular location with walkers and anyone looking to explore this area and all it has to offer.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance hall, utility room, lavatory, scullery, kitchen with range cookers, sitting room with log burning stove, dining room, snug (double sofa bed available upon request) with open fire.
First floor
three bedrooms (1 double with en-suite shower room, 1 double with sitting room and 1 twin) bathroom and bathroom with seperate shower cubicle.
Other floor
two bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin) and bathroom.
Visitor notes

Heating: oil fired central heating.

Parking: space for 5 cars in front of the house.

Garden: large garden to the rear and side of the house with small patio area.

Accessibility: low beams on the third floor.

Children: As the unfenced river bank is accessible beyond the garden children should be supervised when using the Manor garden.

Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free entry to Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood.

Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 12pm

The Medieval Hall adjacent to the House is open to the public. The opening hours for 2016 are Fridays, 25 March to 21 October 11am to 1pm and Saturdays 26 March to 22 October, 1pm to 3pm.

Norbury Manor is located within a working National Trust garden. The woodland walk and wider garden area may be accessed by members of the public at any time.

The Medieval garden at the rear of the house can only be accessed by the public when the Medieval Hall is open to visitors (dates above)

There is a working farm nearby.

Hazards for children
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Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Garden appeal
  • Prestige
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Sofa/folding bed
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge


Things to see and do nearby

The Peak District, Derbyshire and Cheshire
Visitors sitting in the orchard at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire © John Millar

We have looked after this lovely area for over 100 years. From the high moorland of the Dark Peak Estate on the Yorkshire-Derbyshire border to the gentler rolling landscapes of south Derbyshire, we now care for some 40,000 acres of wild natural beauty. Staying here brings you close to some incredible wildlife, like white mountain hares and wild kestrels, as well as glimpses into our fascinating industrial past.

Peak District
One of the gritstone boulders standing amongst smaller stones on the heath, part of the Kinder Scout Rock formation. © Joe Cornish

With its spectacular and contrasting scenery, the Peak District is a region of outstanding natural beauty and one of Britain's loveliest National Parks. The National Trust has been hard at work here for over 100 years and now cares for some 40,000 acres. High Peak Estate is the largest estate, over 33,000 acres of high moorland straddling the Yorkshire-Derbyshire border. Although only ten miles from the centre of Sheffield, the Longshaw Estate boasts more than 1,700 acres of open moorland, gritstone edges and ancient oak woodland, while the 4,400 acre South Peak Estate lies in the magnificent limestone hills, centred upon the well-known beauty spots of Ilam and Dovedale. On the foothills of the Peak District, Lyme Park contains an Italianate mansion and Victorian garden surrounded by a medieval deer park of almost 1,400 acres.Hardwick Hall is ideally situated for exploring the Peak District, while the gentler landscapes of South Derbyshire contain pretty village and bustling market towns. The area is steeped in history with ancient castles, grand houses and sites that reveal the ingenuity of our industrial past.

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  • Alton Towers
  • Derwent Dams
  • Tissington Cycle Trail
  • Walking
  • bird watching
  • cycling
  • fishing.
National Trust places to visit
The Old Manor
The Old Manor Low, stone-built medieval hall
White Peak
White Peak South Peak Estate, including Ilam Park, Dovedale and Hamps and Manifold valleys
Ilam Park and South Peak Estate
South Peak Estate, including Ilam Park, Dovedale and Hamps and Manifold valleys
Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood
Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood Late 17th-century house with sumptuous interiors and the Museum of Childhood, where you can take a fresh look at childhood
Kedleston Hall
Kedleston Hall Spectacular 18th-century mansion with Adam interiors, pleasure ground and parkland
Winster Market House
Late 17th- or early 18th-century market house


Comments from past visitors

  • Sue Borges
    • April 2016
    • Suffolk
    Splendid tour

    Rob the Gardener was an excellent guide around the old manor and gave us a splendid tour. He was also very helpful advising us on good walks in the area, the terrain etc. A real credit to the Trust. The volunteers were very friendly, we enjoyed our visit to Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood and again the volunteers were very friendly. Helen Bingham, the holiday cottage coordinator was very helpful and left messages on my phone promptly (unfortunately I didn't get them as I'd left it in the office!). We had a faulty toilet which we reported in the morning of the Monday and it was fixed by Monday afternoon through a combination of Helen and Rob - excellent service - thank you.

  • Anonymous
    • April 2016
    • Unknown
    Wonderful house

    Beautiful property, amazing to be able to stay in such a wonderful house. Excellent furnishings, house spotlessly clean on our arrival. Kitchen appliances/ gadgets good quality and everything there we needed. Wonderful woodland walk from the door by the river, and many other Peak District walks close by. Dogs were allowed (we have 2) which is essential for us. Ashbourne only 5 miles away with Waitrose, Marks and Spencer Food and other amenities easily accessible.

  • Nicky Robinson
    • March 2016
    • Essex
    Made enjoyable..

    The house was immaculate and ready for our arrival so we relaxed from the minute we arrived. Lots of local walks but we also ventured to Dovedale. Rob, the gardener was very helpful with local information too.

  • Helen Robert
    • July 2015
    • London
    Stunning property

    The caretaker and gardener were both very nice. It's a stunning property with lovely gardens.

  • Bex McAllan
    • May 2015
    • Buckinghamshire
    Well equipped and spotless

    We were really really impressed and delighted with this cottage. As a group, we book a large NT cottage every spring and this was by far our favourite. The manor was spotless and very well equipped. We absolutely LOVED our stay. We are a group of current and ex-National Trust staff who go away to an NT cottage every spring and being together (with a dog!) was amazing. Lots of space for relaxing, amazing bedrooms and overall feeling very grand!

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