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Birdsgrove House

Everything you need to get the most out of your stay

Cooking & Dining

Chef & Catering Services

Sloan’s Catering
01332 705128 / 07904 568768 | sloanscatering@hotmail.com | www.sloanscatering.co.uk

Peak District Fine Foods
01332 883616 / 07946 415201 | www.peakdistrictfinefoods.co.uk

Gilmore Bespoke Catering
01889 507100 | www.restaurantgilmore.com

The Black Peppermint Company
07583 858827 | www.blackpeppermint.com

The Red Olive
01332 331866 | www.theredolive.co.uk

Uppercrust Catering
01335 330476 | www.uppercrustcaterers.co.uk

01433 630231 | www.chequers-out.com

Nigels The Butchers
01335 342073 | www.nigelsbutchers.co.uk

Great Places to Eat & Drink

Nearest Pub

The Royal Oak
Just down the road from Birdsgrove House and known for freshly-cooked meals and great Sunday roasts.
Hanging Bridge, Mayfield, near Ashbourne, DE6 2BN
01335 300090 | www.royaloakashbourne.co.uk


The Cock Inn
This historic and much-loved watering hole has been transformed into a first-class traditional pub with a modern cutting edge.
Junction of bullhurst and church lane, Mugginton, Derbyshire DE6 4PJ
01773 550703 | www.cockinnmugginton.com

The Dog and Partridge
A friendly country pub with a varied menu and a good selection of real ale. Visitors report that it’s very child-friendly and offers free wifi. Not to be confused with the inns with the same name in Ashbourne and Thorpe, which are ones to avoid.
Church Lane, Marchington, Uttoxeter, ST14 8LJ
01283 820394 | www.dognpartridge.co.uk

The Rose and Crown
A welcoming village inn with fantastic home-cooked food and traditional ales.
Main Road, Middle Mayfield, DE6 2JT
01335 342498 | www.pickledginger.co.uk

The Saracen’s Head
A pretty country gastropub with contemporary decor and excellent modern food.
Church Lane, Shirley, DE6 3AS
01335 360330 | www.saracens-head-shirley.co.uk


The Lighthouse Restaurant
A little restaurant specialising in incredibly fresh locally-produced food. Featured in The Good Food Guide and rated the best restaurant in Ashbourne by visitors on tripadvisor.co.uk.
New Road, Boylestone, Ashbourne, DE6 5AA
01335 330658 | www.the-lighthouse-restaurant.co.uk

White’s of Ashbourne
At White’s they serve the food they love. Whether taking a relaxing Sunday lunch, a lunchtime snack, a sharing platter with an early evening cocktail or a full-on candlelit dinner, great ingredients, cooked with care, will be offered every time. There are several zones to enjoy – the bar area or the restaurant for eating and the snug for a pre-dinner drink or post-dinner coffee, and the garden terraces for wine on a sunny day.
6 Buxton Rd, Ashbourne DE6 1EX
01335 345000 | www.whitesofashbourne.co.uk

The Duncombe Arms
Gary and the team continue to put more emphasis on great local produce and fantastic British dishes: a delicious range using only high quality ingredients and locally sourced where possible.
Ellastone, Ashbourne, DE6 2GZ
01335 324275 | www.duncombearms.co.uk

The Basement
Open for lunch and evening meals and serving a wonderful selection of authentic Thai dishes.
Middle cale, St. John’s Street, Ashbourne, DE6 1GP
01335 300305 | www.thebasementrestaurant.com

Market Place Fish & Chip Restaurant
7 Market Place, Ashbourne DE6 1EU
01335 344780

Red Chilli of Ashbourne
With contemporary decor, serving classic and less familiar regional Indian dishes.
1-5 Dig St, Ashbourne DE6 1GF
01335 343232 | www.redchilliashbourne.co.uk

Contemporary surroundings, warm, friendly atmosphere and award-winning cuisine.
25 Dig Street, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1GF
01335 300021 | www.anayas.co.uk

Best Takeaways

Red Chilli, Anayas, Market Place and The Basement

Chinese: Dragon’s Nest
41 Market Place, Ashbourne, DE6 1EU
01335 300546 | www.dragonsnestashbourne.co.uk

Shopping for Food

Closest Convenience Shop

Mayfield General Store
Main Road, Ashbourne, DE6 2LE
01335 342983

Farm Shops

Denstone Hall Farm Shop
Denstone, near Uttoxeter, ST14 5HF
01889 590050 | www.denstonehall.co.uk

Croots Farm Shop
Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, Duffield, DE56 4AQ
01332 843032 | www.croots.co.uk

Farmers’ Markets

Uttoxeter Craft and Farmers’ Market
Held on the second Saturday of each month.
Uttoxeter Town Hall, High Street, Uttoxeter, ST14 7HN

Belper Farmers’ Market
Held on the second Saturday of each month, from 9am to 2pm.
Belper, DE56 1HX
01773 822116

Derby Farmers’ Market
Held on the third Thursday of each month, from 9am to 3pm.
Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AL
01332 642266

Best Local Supermarkets

Shawcroft Centre, Ashbourne, DE6 1GF
0800 188 884

Coopers Mill, King Edward Street, Ashbourne, DE6 1BW
01335 347601

Online Deliveries


Things to Do

Country Pursuits and Driving Activities

The Yeaveley Estate
Offers clay pigeon shooting, air rifle shooting, archery, crossbow shooting, falconry, fly fishing, blitz karts, hovercrafts, 4×4 off roading and quad biking.
near Ashbourne, DE6 2DT
01335 330247 | www.yeaveley-estate.co.uk

Watersports, Mountain Biking and Fly Fishing

Carsington Sports and Leisure
Offers sailing, windsurfing, kayaking & canoeing, powerboating, mountain biking and fly fishing.
Carsington Water, Ashbourne, DE6 1ST
01629 540478 | www.carsingtonwater.com

Coarse Fishing
Longford Fishery, Long Lane, Longford, DE6 3DF
tom@longfordfishery.com | www.longfordfishery.com


Ashbourne Golf Club
Wyaston Road, Ashbourne, DE6 1NB
01335 342078 | www.ashbournegolfclub.co.uk

Brailsford Golf Course
Pools Head Lane, Brailsford, Ashbourne, DE6 3BU
01335 360096 | www.brailsfordgolfcourse.co.uk

Horse Riding

Beaver Hall Equestrian Centre
Bradnop, near Leek, ST13 7EZ
01538 304433 | www.beaverhall.co.uk

Tissington Trekking Centre
Tissington Wood Farm, Tissington, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1RD
01335 350276 | www.tissingtontrekkingcentre.co.uk

Bike Hire

Peak Cycle Hire
Mapleton Lane, Ashbourne, DE6 2AA
01335 343156 | www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/cycle/cycle-hire-centres/ashbourne


Rock and Ice
Organises rock climbing, mountaineering, scrambling, potholing. bouldering and caving.
0800 612 6603 | www.rockandice.net

Alter Rock Climbing Wall
St. James Church, Malcolm Street, Derby, DE23 8LU
01332 367200 | www.alter-rock.co.uk

High Ropes Courses

Go Ape!
Buxton Country Park, Pooles Cavern, Green Lane, Buxton, SK17 9DH
0843 249 7305 | www.goape.co.uk/days-out/buxton

Paintballing and Laser Tag

Wild Park Derbyshire
Also offers quad bike trekking, archery, orienteering and blindfold driving.
Middle Wild Park Farm, Brailsford, Ashbourne, DE6 3BN
01335 360485 | www.wildparkbrailsford.com


Glo Pamper
For pampering in the comfort of your property, there is a range of treatments available from a local therapist including massage, pedicure, manicure, etc. To book please use the contact details below and remember to quote ‘kate & toms’. Guests are advised to book well in advance.
020 7096 0385 | https://www.glo-pamper.co.uk/

Georgia’s Health & Beauty Salon
01335 346664 | info@georgiashealthandbeautysalon.co.uk | www.georgiashealthandbeautysalon.co.uk

Sally Montague
01332 331133 | www.sallymontague.co.uk/salons/ashbourne/

Hoar Cross Hall Spa
01283 575 671 | www.hoarcross.co.uk

Wine Tasting

Thirty Fifty
020 8288 0314 | info@thirtyfifty.co.uk | www.thirtyfifty.co.uk

Corporate Events

Off Limits
Off Limits is an event company specialising in providing an extensive range of activities, team building exercises, evening entertainment and bespoke events throughout the UK and abroad, with a “can do” approach. Mention “kate & tom’s” when booking.
01773 766 050 | www.offlimits.co.uk

Top Things to Do for Children

Carsington Sports and Leisure

Carsington Water is a great day out, with an adventure playground, bird-watching and watersports all on offer.
Carsington Water, Ashbourne, DE6 1ST
01629 540478 | www.carsingtonwater.com

Beaver Hall Equestrian Centre

Love horses? Head to Beaver Hall Equestrian, which runs pony rides for children as young as two years and riding lessons for children from the age of six.
Bradnop, near Leek, ST13 7EZ
01538 304433 | www.beaverhall.co.uk

Wild Park Derbyshire

For the bigger kids, Wild Park offers laser tag, archery and junior quad bike trekking.
Middle Wild Park Farm, Brailsford, Ashbourne, DE6 3BN
01335 360485 | www.wildparkbrailsford.com

Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood

Explore the delights of 17th-century craftsmanship at this impressive country home. Then, at the museum, learn what it was really like to grow up in the olden days – be a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian pupil.
Sudbury, Ashbourne, DE6 5HT
01283 585305 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sudbury-hall-and-museum-of-childhood

Alton Towers

One of the UK’s top theme parks, less than twenty minutes’ drive from Birdsgrove House.
Alton, ST10 4DB
0871 222 3330 | www.altontowers.com

The Heights of Abraham

A fantastic hilltop park, reached by a scenic cable car journey over Derwent Valley. Once you’re at the top, you can take an exciting guided tour of the underground caverns and learn about fossils, geology and local history at the exhibition centre.
Matlock Bath, DE4 3NT
01629 582365 | www.heightsofabraham.com

Top Places to Visit


Less than two miles away from Birdsgrove House, you’ll find Ashbourne, a market town with a rich history and more than two hundred listed buildings. The cobbled medieval market-place, hidden alleys and yards are a delight to explore. The town also has good shopping and plenty of great pubs and restaurants. The Tissington Trail, which starts just outside Ashbourne, is a very pleasant route to walk or cycle, passing very close to the beautiful villages of Dovedale, Tissington and Hartington. More information on the trail can be found at: www.peakdistrictinformation.com/visits/tisstrail.php. Dovedale Ravine is a bit futher out from Ashbourne but is well worth a visit. As well as taking in some fantastic scenery, you can hop across the river on the quirky Victorian stepping stones and look out for fossilised sea creatures hidden in the limestone. It’s also a popular spot for fishing.


Derby is less than half an hour’s drive from Birdsgrove House and has all the shopping, culture and nightlife you’d expect to find in a major city. Derby’s three museums have some fascinating exhibits and it also has an exceptionally beautiful cathedral. Kedleston Hall, just outside Derby, is a spectacular 18th century mansion, run by the National Trust. The Hall was used as a set for the film ‘The Duchess‘ and houses an impressive collection of artwork, sculpture and original furnishings. The grounds are also fantastic for picnicking.

Kedleston Hall
near Quarndon, Derby, DE22 5JH
01332 842191 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kedleston-hall


Known as the ‘Queen of the Staffordshire Moorlands’, Leek is a former textile town with a long and fascinating history. Clustered around a stone-cobbled market square, its well-preserved architecture and historical links with the Napoleonic Wars and the Arts and Crafts movement make it a popular destination for an interesting town walk. Highlights include buildings associated with writer, artist and designer William Morris, who came to Leek to study dyeing and printing techniques in the 1870s, plus stained glass designed by Pre-Raphaelite artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones in the Parish Church of St Edward the Confessor. Traditional markets abound, both indoors in the beautifully restored Victorian Butter Market and outdoors in the Market Place, offering everything from general goods, antiques and collectables to fine foods and special ‘Totally Locally’ Sunday markets. And when it comes to wining and dining, you can choose from a tempting selection of cafés, real ale pubs and restaurants

Matlock Bath

The village of Matlock Bath is a popular tourist resort, around 25 minutes’ drive from the house. It’s best known for The Heights of Abraham, a hilltop park reached by a cable car journey across the picturesque Derwent River Valley. Once you’re at the top, the park offers guided tours of its cave systems and has a museum of exciting exhibits on history, geology and paleontology. There’s also a good cafe, picnicking space, and shops selling gems, fossils and gifts.

The Heights of Abraham
Matlock Bath, DE4 3NT
01629 582365 | www.heightsofabraham.com


A little market town twenty minutes’ drive from Birdsgrove House, best known for its popular racecourse. Markets are held in the town centre every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, with an extra farmers’ market on the second Saturday of each month.

Uttoxeter Racecourse
Wood Lane, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8BD
01889 562561 | www.uttoxeter-racecourse.co.uk

Useful Information

Bedrooms and Bathrooms
• Sleeps up to 43
• 19 bedrooms
• First floor has one communal bathroom with sink and toilet, and one communal shower room with sink and toilet
• Two shared family bathrooms
• Two downstairs WCs
• Hope Cottage contains an additional ground-floor WC and first-floor bathroom


Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
Mallard 2 Twin Ground floor
Kingfisher 2 Double En-suite with shower over bath; sink, WC
Robin 2 Double En-suite with sink, WC
Pheasant 2 Twin En-suite with shower over bath; sink, WC
Swan 4 King + 2 Singles
Heron 4 King + Bunks
Nightingale 2 Double En-suite with shower, sink, WC
Kestrel 2 Double En-suite with shower, sink, WC
Skylark 2 Double En-suite with shower, sink, WC
Goldcrest 2 Twin En-suite with shower, sink, WC
Dove 2 Double En-suite with bath, sink, WC
Wagtail 2 Double Sink
Owl 2 Twin Sink
Swallow 3 Triple
Buzzard 2 Twin


Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
Bedroom 1 2 Super King En-suite
Bedroom 2 2 Double
Bedroom 3 2 Twin
Bedroom 4 2 Bunks

Small Group Offers


• When booking for a small group of up to 6, guests will have use of 3 bedrooms (a master double, queen, and twin), the kitchen and reception/living room and a downstairs WC. All other rooms will be locked
• Guests will have use of all the gardens
• For groups larger than 6 guests, Hope Cottage is also available for rent as separate accommodation


Cooking and Dining
• Dining Table seats up to 35 comfortably but can accommodate up to 43
• Fantastic chef available for a special meal or throughout the weekend
• Drop-off meals and outside caterers are welcome
• Range cooker with additional oven in the scullery
• Large dining kitchen in the Cottage
• Tables and chairs on terrace
• Good dining nearby
• Online deliveries

Children Welcome
• Toys, books and games for children
• Games Room
• Two cots available
• Two high chairs available

Where We Are
• The postcode is DE6 2BP
• The nearest town is Ashbourne, five minute’s drive away
• The nearest stations are Derby 20 minutes, Belper 20 minutes and Duffield 15 minutes
• The nearest airport is East Midlands
• Taxis available
• Parking for up to 30 cars

Things to Do Inside
• Large flat screen TV
• 2m Projector screen
• Wi-fi
• DVD player
• Play room

Things to Do Outside
• Croquet set
• Twelve acres of stunning gardens
• Picnic tables in garden

• Country pursuits available nearby, including clay pigeon shooting
• Walking
• Sailing
• Horse riding

Top Things to Do for Children
• Alton Towers
• Chatsworth House
• Carsington Water (canoeing, windsurfing and sailing)

Payment Process
• We take a one third deposit at the time of booking
• The balance is due three months before the date booked

Cautionary Deposit
• £1,000 refundable deposit

House Restrictions
• No pets are allowed at the house
• Noise policy in place
• No fireworks please
• Not suitable for stag parties

Arrival and Departure
• Check in 4pm
• Check out 4pm on a Sunday
• Check out 10am on other days

What’s Included
• Bedding
• Essentials
• Utilities
• Please note that towels are not provided