Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
National Trust - Norbury Manor, Derbyshire, sleeps 5-10 in 5 bedrooms.
Owned by the National Trust, Norbury Manor's history is easy to see with glorious wood panelling, stained glass windows and period furnishings throughout. With its incredible sense of history then, if you're bringing a group of history buffs everyone will be happy. It's also a perfect spot for outdoor lovers, with a location on the edge of the Peak District which means it's a wonderful spot for walking.
Spend a birthday weekend celebrating and the incredible interiors mean you'll have a stay you won't forget in a hurry. From the dark wood panelled sitting room, with its stunning wooden shutters, stained glass windows and wood burning stove, to the light-filled bedrooms, full of period pieces and features that tell you you're staying somewhere out of the ordinary. The kitchen has an informal breakfast table, great if you're all getting up at different times, and if members of the group fancy some time to themselves, then the snug with its open fireplace is a brilliant place for a relaxed evening with a glass of wine when the sun goes down.
Outside there's the medieval knot garden to explore, but the manor also has a small patio area with table and chairs if the sun is shining on your break and you want to eat alfresco. It's only a short walk into the woodland, and there's a path leading down to the river which you'll enjoy strolling on late summer evenings.
History enthusiasts will find Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood, Kedleston Hall nearby and being on the southern fringes of the Peak District means there are plenty of towns to discover like Ilam and Dovedale. If you're a fan of cake, then don't miss a trip to Bakewell either.
All photos - National Trust Images / Chris Lacey
Preferred changeover day is Thursday. Minimum stay 3 nights.
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