Refurbished for summer 2024 Butterfields offers a beautiful space for families or groups of couples to relax and unwind in. The house is situated in a secluded spot on the edge of the privately owned and gated Estate village of Perlethorpe at the heart of Thoresby Estate, one of the four traditionally ducal estates that gave the area the nickname the Dukeries. The house was built in the 1980s for a member of the Pierrepont family, who have owned the Estate for over 400 years, and was designed with entertaining in mind.

The House

There are 3 double bedrooms (1 Super King and 2 King size beds) and one twin room, which can be made into a double bed, all with ensuite bathrooms. There is also the option for a double sofa bed on the mezzanine room allowing the house to sleep up to 10 guests. All beds have luxury Egyptian Cotton bedding and towels. The bathrooms are all new in 2024 with two comprising of a shower over a bath and the other two are showers. Three of the bedrooms are all on the downstairs level allowing easy access for guests with limited mobility. Cots and High Chairs are available on request.

There is a large kitchen dining area with access onto a patio with an outdoor table and large coal fired BBQ. The drawing room offers a large family entertaining space with a log burning fire, double doors opening directly out onto the garden and views across open fields and the garden. Upstairs there is a separate TV and reading area, perfect for if some of the group want some quiet time with views across the fields and water meadows.

Outside there is private parking for several cars at the front. The 1 acre walled garden at the back of the house provides a safe space for children and dogs to explore whilst the adults relax.

Surrounding Area

From the house guests can walk down Estate roads up to the Courtyard (15min walk) where there is a café, brewery, children’s playground and selection of shops and artists workshops. For those who enjoy walking or cycling the Sustrans cycle path links Thoresby Estate to the wider cycling network and Clumber Park (1.75 miles  to the edge of the Park). Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and the Major Oak is a 10 minute drive away with miles of walking routes through Sherwood Country Park.

For those more interested in history or exploring local shops the historic towns of Newark and Southwell are less than 30 minutes away and the bigger cities of Nottingham, Lincoln and Sheffield are only 45 minutes by car.

There are several popular wedding venues all within a quick taxi ride away. Thoresby Riding Hall is a 15 minute walk, Hazel Gap Barn (8 mins), Rufford Mill (10min), Hodsock Priory (20mins), Norwood Park (25mins), Stubton Hall (35mins).

Activities available on Thoresby Estate include Hawkeye Falconry, experience includes flying a wide range of raptors from Owls to Eagles surrounded by the beautiful Sherwood Forest; Skirmish Activity Centre offers paintball, archery and axe throwing; Thoresby Park Polo Club offer private or group polo lessons from beginners upwards; several of the Courtyard Artists offer jewellery, glassblowing or ceramic workshops.

Interaction with guests

Guests have sole access to the house and gardens but we are always available at the end of the phone. We also have an Estate security team onsite and maintenance team on call for any problems.

Thoresby hosts a number of events throughout the year from Music Festivals and 4* International Equestrian Eventing to craft markets and classic car shows so make sure to check our website for what’s on during your stay.

Other details to note

Whilst the property is private there are neighbouring properties so outdoor loud music and parties are not permitted and we ask that outside noise is kept to a minimum after 9pm.

You can book Butterfields and our larger property (sleeps 13), Century House, for your special event or wedding accommodation. You can have your wedding at our Riding Hall venue or the Estate church.


Perlethorpe village is located just off the A614 in the heart of Nottinghamshire, NG22 9EH close to Newark, Worksop, Retford and Mansfield.

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