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Norbury Manor

Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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Norbury Manor is a Grade I listed house situated in a rural setting with views of the Peak District. It sits within a Medieval knot garden. This large house is ideal for family get togethers. As White Peak is close by this makes it a popular location with walkers.

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.

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

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

Accessibility: low beams on the third floor.

Please Note: due to potential danger from falling tree branches and trees, guests are asked not to enter the area through the gate from the garden towards the summer house.

The Medieval Hall adjacent to the house is open to the public.

There is a working farm near by.

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

For any 3 night booking starting on a Thursday, guests can benefit from a late departure time on the Sunday of 6pm, at no extra charge.

Hazards for children

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

Cottage details
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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


Things to see and do nearby

Heart of England
The lake and south front of Lyme Park, Cheshire. The house was originally Elizabethan but was transformed in the Italianate style by architect Giacomo Leoni in the early eighteenth century. © Arnhel de Serra

The industrial heart of England now offers one of Britain's loveliest National Parks, the Peak District, a region of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular and contrasting scenery. Moorland, ancient oak woodlands, bustling market towns and pretty villages are easily accessible from some of our major cities. Some of the Trust's finest properties are in the area, including High Peak Estate, straddling the Yorkshire-Derbyshire border, Lyme Park mansion and gardens, surrounded by a medieval deer park and Hardwick Hall, hardly changed since its creation in Elizabethan times. To the south is the gentler area of the Cotswolds and its neighbouring county of Warwickshire. With its gently rolling countryside of hills and valleys, picturesque stone villages and fine houses, this beautiful area now offers the visitor a glimpse of traditional English life. The National Trust owns some of the loveliest countryside in the area, some fine houses and important gardens. There is a huge and varied choice from Tudor Snowshill Manor, with its eclectic collection of musical instruments, clocks and Japanese armour to Hidcote Manor Gardens, famous for its rare trees, shrubs and outstanding herbaceous borders. Other Trust places in the area include Newark Park with its stunning views, the Sherborne Park estate, while the Buscot and Coleshill estates in west Oxfordshire are set in 7,500 acres of rolling farmland and woodland. The Iron Age hill-fort of Badbury Hill offers superb views over the Upper Valley south to White Horse Hill and the Berkshire Downs.

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 and Sherwood Forest, while the gentler landscapes of South Derbyshire contain pretty villages, bustling market towns and the fast-growing National Forest. 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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place to visit
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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

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Mr Bailey
    • November 2014
    • South Yorkshire
    This is a special place because:

    Historic nature of the house, general furnishing and presentation, the fact that it accommodated our large group so well made it a memorable week for all the family. High standard and excellent facilities.

  • David Oliver
    • November 2014
    • Worcestershire
    See the salmon!

    A lovely place to stay and we had a great time. More light in the living room would have helped us all be able to read at the same time! The location - and being able to wander down thru the woods and see the salmon trying to leap up the weir!

  • Julie Clayton
    • October 2014
    • Leicestershire
    Comfortable and homely environment

    Norbury Manor caretaker, Alison, was wonderful. Really helpful and pleasant. A truly memorable place - it was a perfect blend of feeling part of history whilst enjoying a lovely comfortable and homely environment.

  • Victoria Brazier
    • February 2014
    • Greater Manchester
    Beautifully kept.

    We had a really wonderful stay. Norbury Hall is a fabulous house, beautifully kept, and I very much hope to go back. The house itself is stunning and it is superbly decorated and equipped.

  • The Hudsons
    • December 2013
    • France
    Hunker down by the log fire with a good book.

    lovely warm welcome and charming changeover staff at the end . a wonderful week celebrating our 60th birthdays with friends. only things missing from the well equipped kitchen were carving board and knives , and a couple of big mixing bowls would have been very useful . otherwise excellent. some indication in the guide as to where to get more firewood locally after the first days supply ran out would have been useful. we found some at homebase., ashbourne. A lovely peaceful warm welcoming house centrally located so all the family could get there in under 2 hours. perfect. Lots to do locally for all ages and if it rains just hunker down by the log fire with a good book.

  • Katherine Ekers
    • March 2013
    • London
    A perfect place

    We had an absolutely amazing visit and are very grateful Nrobury Manor is available to stay in. The combination of atmosphere with modern kitchen conveniences made it a perfect place.

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