New House Farm

What to Expect

This location is the height of holiday country living with an impressive Georgian home set in glorious grounds in Mercaston. It is within easy reach of Derby and a 15-minute drive from the famous market town of Ashbourne.

There is room enough for six in the three upstairs bedrooms and the downstairs is geared for a group who want to spend a quality break together.

Original features abound in this period property and outside there is a vast lawn with an established garden that plays host garden furniture, ideal for meals outdoors.

At A Glance

Village location
Period property
Established garden
Dishwasher
Separate dining room
Pub 1.5 miles

Amenities

Utility room
Separate toilet
Bike store
6 car parking
Alfresco dining
Log burner

About New House Farm

Sleeping six in three bedrooms upstairs comprises one double with an interleading door to a twin room and an additional twin. The bathroom has a shower over the tub and there is a separate toilet.

Downstairs the well-presented sitting room has an electric coal-effect fire, and the separate dining room has a log burner and a farmhouse table for six. The kitchen has a utility room to the side,, which has a dishwasher and washing machine.

The approach to this Georgian delight is a track that is adjacent to the owner’s working farm and the nearest pub is little more than a mile away.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Mercaston

Once you have settled in and explored your surroundings take a leisurely walk to the George and Dragon that is 1.5 miles away on the main road towards Ashbourne. Here real ales and a range of pub grub favourites reign supreme and you can have a Sunday roast for under a tenner.

The enchanting Pub in the Woods is 3.3 miles from New House Farm. Open 18 nights during summer on Fridays and Saturdays; this novel venue offers live music each night. There is a choice of seating in areas such as the cabana fire pit, which is £50 for up to six people. It has tree stump seating surrounded by fairy lights in the pines and provides a selection of drinks from a well-stocked bar. There is the Tipi option, too, a picnic bench for up to six in an open-sided pitched roof tent with a large fire pit in the centre. Booking is essential and food is pre-ordered. The choice is anything from a Bog Burger to its Snuffler stone-baked pizza or one of the vegetarian and vegan “muddy spuds”.

The Pub in the Woods is the brainchild of a family who owns Wildpark Derbyshire, an outdoor activity centre that has been going strong for three decades. It is a perfect family day out with activities such as paintballing, pistol shooting, archery and quad biking.

For a more sedate option, the 18th-century “show palace” Kedleston Hall is four miles from New House Farm. Completed in 1765 by the renowned architect Robert Adam, it was intended as a “temple of the arts” commissioned by the Curzon family. The formal gardens and grounds are a sight to behold too, and you can buy its orienteering course map for £1.50 at the visitor’s reception.

Last Word

Mercaston is a picturesque Derbyshire village that is only seven miles from Ashbourne, a charming market town known as the Gateway to Dovedale. It is a perfect base if you want to explore the limestone landscape of the southern White Peak that is part of the Peak District National Park. You will not doubt spend a few hours in the town itself, walking its winding cobbled streets lined with Tudor and Georgian buildings. Ashbourne is home to 200 listed buildings and some house small businesses such as butchers and bakers, ideal for stocking up on local produce.

New House Farm has bike storage, so if you are a keen cyclist, don’t forget your bikes because this is a fun and healthy way to enjoy this scenic part of the country. There are several cycle routes, such as the Tissington Trail, or you might want to make your own way around.

This period property dating back to the early 1800s still retains its original features, such as cast-iron fireplaces and open beamed ceilings. It has been furnished with a distinct country house theme with gingham cushions and wooden shutters on the windows.

If you are looking to immerse yourself in a slice of the English countryside renowned for its spectacular scenery, then New Farm House is where you should be headed.
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