Dove House

Splendid Victorian Residence

Dove House is a splendid Victorian residence built in 1886 by the Vernon family who owned Sudbury Village and the surrounding countryside for many generations.

Part of the picturesque Sudbury Village with its Hall and Museum of Childhood, it has now been taken over by the National Trust to preserve its unique character.

The towns of Ashbourne, Uttoxeter, Derby and Burton on Trent are within easy travelling distance from Sudbury. In the village is a Church, Post Office and a shop. Regular bus services also operate to all local towns. Dove House, in extensive lawned gardens, is situated one mile outside the village along a private drive off the A515, overlooking open countryside. The Home is situated in its own grounds with a large private car park.

Dove House goes out of its way to provide a friendly home from home atmosphere that is tastefully decorated and is registered for Residential Care and for those with Dementia, mental health or physical disabilities. The Home has a secure garden to provide residents with an environment that has contrast and texture that can be enjoyed in warm Derbyshire summer. There is ramped access to a level seating area with patios and lawns in the courtyard. For those who prefer to watch rather than do, then a Conservatory allows you to "sit" in the garden.

If you would like to visit to see our facilities, we welcome viewings and no appointment is necessary.


  • Gardens for residents
  • Lift Minibus or other transport
  • Own Furniture if required
  • Phone Point in own room/Mobile
  • Residents Internet Access
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Stairlift
  • Television point in own room
  • Wheelchair access