About Mellor Country House

Mellor Country House is a UK charity, built in 1907, set in three acres of garden and woodland located in the pretty village of Mellor. The charity is dedicated to providing respite breaks for groups, families, carers and individuals primarily from the nearby urban areas who could not, otherwise, have a break at all. The Charity's aim is to provide a safe, secure, relaxing and uplifting environment for the financially and socially disadvantaged. For many of the people who stay at the house, this break from the hardships of their day-to-day existence can, literally, be a life-saver.

What is Mellor?

Accommodation for up to 24 guests is provided in 11 bedrooms on a self-catering basis with a well equipped kitchen, dining room, restful lounges and children's playroom. Outside, the grounds include a secure play area for toddlers, a bike track for the older children, a paved patio with barbeque, a private lawn area with benches and seating for quiet reflection.

Where is Mellor?

Mellor Country House is located in the pretty village of Mellor, situated on the border between Greater Manchester and the High Peak

Can we stay at Mellor?

Families are referred by other Charities and Social Services or by personal approach, from urban areas of Manchester and Salford. At the house we facilitate training and development for some of our visitors e.g. youth groups to improve their employability through a series of planned exercises and team building events. These include life skills, Job Search, Numeracy and Literacy.

How can we help Mellor

We are a small charity with one year's reserves run by a management committee of volunteers. Our financial resources are stretched to meet rising costs for maintaining and running the building and meeting new essential requirements for fire and safety regulations. We have managed to keep the interior décor refreshed through groups of volunteers using the house as a team building project. We are at a stage now where we have to tackle the larger projects which incur higher costs, the highest priority is security. The House is totally self funded, relying on donations and support from companies, groups and individuals who are acknowledged throughout this site. It costs thousands of pounds each year to keep the house and grounds in repair, serviced and equipped to provide the respite breaks that are so needed.

Location of Mellor

Situated at the foot of the Peak District, Mellor has for centuries provided an ideal location for the ever changing residents who have occupied this area. Today we have the ideal location to provide Mellor Country House guests with a picturesque and relaxing environment away from the pressures of city life. Predominantly a ribbon development, the village starts at the bottom of a valley in Longhurst Lane and extends for 3 miles. The road winds up a hill becoming Moor End Road where most of the older part of the village is situated.   The Church of St Thomas 's dominates the hill overlooking the village and surrounding countryside. The residents of Mellor village take an active part in fundraising not only for the House but a lot of related charities. In March an annual walk around the boundaries raises money for various charities including Cancer Research. This is well supported as the countryside around Mellor is magnificent. Hare and Hounds pub at Mill Brow have supported Mellor Country house over the past few years, and is well worth a visit. Royal Oak in Mellor also a great supporter of our Open Day and events on our doorstep, and many of our visitors have enjoyed a good meal in a lovely setting, very well recommended. Midland Hotel in Marple Bridge has donated table and chairs to support us with the refurbishment of the dining room, a quaint village to visit and experience.
Etherow Country Park

Etherow Country Park

One of Britain's first country parks Etherow Country Park was established in 1968 around an old cotton mill. It is a place of conserved natural habitats and industrial heritage which is visited by literally thousands of people each year, who come to enjoy the many recreational activities on offer and the beauty of the wider park.

Roman Lakes

Roman Lakes

During the industrial revolution Manchester developed into a major manufacturing city. At this time Mellor developed into an industrial centre where mills and factories were powered by the fast flowing river Goyt. The ' Roman Lakes ' provided the source of water required to power the mills owned by Samuel Oldknow a local industrialist. The 'Roman Lakes' has no known connection to Roman times but was developed as an early leisure facility by the Victorians. It now hosts a number of activities including angling, canoeing, mountain biking and rambling.

Brabyn's Park

Brabyn's Park

Bordered by the river Goyt and the Peak Forest Canal, Brabyn's Park in Marple Bridge consists of parkland, woodland, riverside walks and playing fields. The park features a BMX / mountain bike track. Originally the estate of Brabyn's Hall, the park was first opened to the public in 1947.

What Our Guests Say....

Here are a few comments from visitors to Mellor Country House
Recharged The Batteries

Recharged The Batteries

"Thanks for a very relaxing couple of days, my group has recharged their batteries and had a marvellous time, all the members were new and visited for the first time. They all enjoyed it and are very thankful for everything."

Peace and Tranquility

Peace and Tranquility

"I came back to Mellor for the second time to recapture the feelings of peace and tranquillity. A home from home, so cosy, comfortable and welcoming, it makes one realise where you would love to be as I head back to the City."

Reliving a Wonderful Childhood Dream

Reliving a Wonderful Childhood Dream

"Thanks for the privilege of re-living a wonderful childhood dream, and for caring for my mother in such an outstanding environment."

Such a Lovely House

Such a Lovely House

"Thank you for all you are doing in running such a lovely house so we can relax and enjoy it and its surroundings. Lots of space and lots to do around the area, lots of opportunities to go out and about in the countryside."

Contact Mellor

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Mellor Country House, 299 Longhurst Lane, Mellor, Stockport, SK6 5PP

Tel: 0161 427 1893
Email: mellorcountryhou@btconnect.com

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