Bretby is a quiet secluded village lying amid some of South Derbyshiret's most attractive countryside. The village lies within a conservation area incorporating the sites of a 13th century Norman Castle, a 17th century mansion variously built and rebuilt by the Stanhope family, Earls of Chesterfield (and latterly owned by the Earl of Caernarvon) with its pleasure grounds, and the present Hall (now converted into private apartments) in extensive grounds.
The village green lies at the centre of the village and is surrounded by the former village school, cottages and St Wystan's parish church rebuilt in 1877. All were built by the Bretby Estate in a picturesque and deliberately ornamental style.
- Telephone (public)
- Children welcome
- Disabled access