Norbury Manor

Ashbourne, Derbyshire

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 5 What's this?
  • Reference 007015

About Norbury Manor

Soak up the history of this luxury manor house, where views extend over the Peak District.

Norbury Manor really lives up to its name. Inside you’ll find a luxury interior with fine period furnishings, dark panelled walls and stained glass windows. As a Grade I listed building, it’s of exceptional historical interest where groups of 10+ can live in luxury for a week or so. Although the manor is large in size, it oozes cosiness in its ‘snug’ where a large open fire warms the room. 

Norbury Manor sits in a medieval knot garden with views over the Peak District. From here walks around the rest of the garden and out to a woodland area can be easily accessed.  The White Peak area of the Peak District is a short drive, where you can discover its lush green valleys and limestone caves. 

Take the 10 mile walk to Thor’s Cave, which starts at Wetton village, just a 30 minute drive from the manor. You could also explore some of the other nearby historical properties including Kedleston Hall and Winster Market House. As a guest of the cottage enjoy free entry to Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood. 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible


  • 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 multi-fuel stove.

  • 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(s)

    Two bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin) and bathroom.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

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. 

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Access: 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.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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