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Birdsgrove House

Manor House | 11 bedrooms | sleeps 26

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

Come here to have a break and get away from it all or let us organise a civil ceremony for you and use the house for a unique wedding experience, which can be made into a full weekend of celebration.

From its tranquil rural location, it is hard to believe that it is still only a 5 minute drive from the picturesque and stylish market town of Ashbourne, boasting all local amenities, antique shops, boutiques and giftwares; or maybe a thrill is in order and visit the fabulous Alton Towers, only 20 minutes from Birdsgrove.

Enjoy the outdoor pursuits of walking, sailing, horse riding, shooting ; the list is endless or inside make the most of the indulgent Clive Christian kitchen with good food and good company, followed by a stroll to the pub. Relax in front of the open fireplaces which were made for family games and chat, or maybe the 2m TV projector with Sky and DVD perfect for popcorn and movie nights.

When your day is done and sleep calls, retire to any one of the 11 bedrooms available for your comfort.

Outside –

The 11 acres include the river, an orchard, paddock, woods and formal gardens. Take in the views, paint, sketch, read, relax or perhaps you may enjoy boule and croquet on the lawns, bbq and a glass of wine on the terrace.

Inside –

On arrival, you are greeted by the large entrance hall, with open fire, sofas and large projector screen (hidden in the ceiling). From here you will find the snug, a cosy chill-out room with comfy couches and flat screen TV; the luxurious Drawing Room for some peace and quiet and also the traditional Dining Room .

The kitchen has been tastefully decorated and designed for all your needs, including an island for preparation, all with marble worktops, an American style fridge/freezer and functional Viking range to cook your dishes in style. The old fashioned scullery houses the entertainment system, along with 2 dishwashers, washing machine and drinks fridge.

There is a play room available, fully stocked with toys to keep the little ones occupied.

There is a twin bedroom available on the ground floor and 2 cloakrooms.

At the top of the sweeping staircase and you will find the 10 further bedrooms. 6 doubles, 2 twin rooms and 2 family rooms, each sleeping 4. Six bedrooms have en-suite facilities and there are two shared bathrooms and one shared shower room.

WiFi access throughout the house.

Size Sleeps up to 26, 11 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: East Midlands Airport / Manchester Airport, Nearest railway: Derby
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 11 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 8 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (10), Double beds (8), Cots (2), Dining seats for 26, Lounge seats for 30
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Trampoline
Access Parking, Wheelchair users

The Heart of England/Peak District

Birdsgrove House nestles on the edge of the tranquil Oakover Country Estate, set in the heart of the countryside, but with superb road links and local amenities only a 5 minute drive away.

The historic market town of Ashbourne is one of Derbyshire's finest old market towns and lies just 1 mile away from Birdsgrove House. Famous for its antique shops, it also offers cafes, restaurants, bars, gifts and craft shops. Its cobbled market place and hidden alleys are a delight to explore, as is the elegant Church Street, which is considered to be one of the finest streets of Georgian buildings in Derbyshire.

Two miles from Birdsgrove House is the Peak District National Park, with the picturesque villages of Ilam, Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud as a small example of the many areas of the park offering attractions including the Rock Pillars at Ilam, Viators Bridge in Milldale, the Stepping Stones which lead to the limestone carvings at Lover's Leap and Reynard's Cave. There are also several trails such as Tissington and High Peak, which weave through the countryside, providing popular recreational walks and cycle paths that follow the former railway lines.


The rich historic heritage of the area provides Chatsworth House, and Kedleston Hall amongst many others, whilst also enjoying Carsington Water, with its watersports and visitor centre and the fabulous theme park of Alton Towers less than half an hours drive away, makes this an ideal place to both play, enjoy and relax. Cycle hire is available locally. Shops include M&S Foods, Waitrose and Sainsburys less than 5 minutes drive away. Corner shop and pub 1/4 mile.

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27 Mar 2014


"Lovely venue, great for large groups"

Stayed over a weekend (Friday to Monday) with a large group of 17 family members aged from 3 to 93. Really good facilities. The kitchen is magnificent with enough room for everyone to congregate at … More

30 Nov 2013


"Magnificent venue - perfect for our family reunion!"

Gathered the extended family for a long overdue rendezvous to celebrate Mum's 80th birthday. The house was perfect for our large family group (aged 3 to 80!!). The beautiful house and its facilities were superbly presented and we had everything we could have wished for. The grounds and garden were beautifully maintained and provided plenty of space and amenities for the kids to play - and for the ''oldies'' to walk and relax in peace down by the river. We couldn't have asked for a better venue.

Review 1-2 of 2

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