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Mappleton Manor - Self-catering house in Derbyshire

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Mappleton, Ashbourne, DE6 2AB, Derbyshire
England, United Kingdom

Peace reigns in this riverside manor where George Eliot wrote Adam Bede. Overlooking Dovedale, a big private wing for families, horses, dogs

Deliciously rural: views soar over the valley, night skies blaze with stars and you can saunter across the field to picnic by the river Dove. It was in this 1750s Georgian manor that George Eliot penned Adam Bede; now it's a delightful country getaway with pecking chickens, the odd sheep, and horses peeking over stable doors. The front wing is yours, with a sun terrace and garden fringed by roses, shrubs and veg. Inside, lovely to warm your toes by the log burner in a properly traditional, sash-windowed drawing room with exquisite fabrics, wingback chairs and horsey ornaments. High-ceilinged bedrooms are just as gracious: beds are top quality, bathrooms new, paintings bucolic, views supreme. Stylish black and cream kitchenware adds a retro touch to the family kitchen; a picnic hamper begs to be used. There is no noise bar country noises, no people bar Kim and her family in the east wing. Hugely friendly, she'll greet you with cream tea or G&T, and can do breakfasts with home-laid eggs. Find antiques, boutiques and good food in Ashbourne – and walks galore, whether a riverside stroll or the Derbyshire Peaks.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from
Kim Peatfield:

  • Situated right by the River Dove
  • Wonderful walks from the doorstep, to Dovedale and beyond
  • Great village pub with good food, just a five minute stroll along the river
  • An area rich in historic stately homes, with Chatsworth just 20 minutes drive away
  • Just 10 minutes from Alton Towers
  • Sleep in the room where George Eliot wrote Adam Bede
Points of interest
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Booking enquiries: Kim Peatfield www.mappletonmanor.co.uk
+44 (0)1335 350476(landline)

  • 1 House for 6
Price:(i) £650 to£1250 per week

Short breaks available £300-£550.

Booking info:




Mappleton, Ashbourne, DE6 2AB, Derbyshire

Self-catering Mappleton Manor (self-catering)
House ~ 2 doubles, 1 twin; 1 bathroom, 1 shower room.
Price: (i) £ 650 to £ 1250 per week
Booking enquiries: Kim Peatfield www.mappletonmanor.co.uk
+44 (0)1335 350476(landline)