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Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire

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Formerly a gate lodge to the southern entrance to Calke Abbey and Park, this Grade II listed building was built in 1806. It now stands in a quiet backwater of the Estate by this little used entrance and has been refurbished as a holiday home with great character.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance/utility area, sitting room with open fire, kitchen/dining room.
First floor
two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and 1 single, bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Parking: Please note there is parking for 2 cars but please do not park in front of the entrance to the field as this must be accessible at all times.

Garden: There is a garden although it is not enclosed.

Accessibility: The stairs in this cottage have shallow steps and are very steep.

Utilities: There is an ice box only at the property.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 12pm.

****************Weddings****************

Calke Abbey is a fabulous location for a wedding.

Enjoy your special day at the Riding School set in the rolling green hills of the Calke estate.

The Riding School boasts high windows, oak beams and a viewing gallery and our partners Honeysuckle and Castle have a range of decor and fine dining packages to suit your taste and budget.

For further information please visit www.honeysuckleandcastle.co.uk

Where better to stay during the wedding than in one of 4 holiday cottages located at Calke Abbey. Those who book a full wedding package at Calke Abbey are eligible for a 5% discount when booking these cottages.

The offer is subject to the following terms & conditions:

A minimum 2 night stay, subject to availability, applies. It must be booked in conjunction with a full wedding package from Honeysuckle & Castle (Reception and evening reception as a minimum). Booking dates must include the day of the wedding. A discount code will be provided upon receipt of the wedding booking deposit. The cottages must then be booked through National Trust Holiday Cottages, www.nationaltrustcottages.co.uk or Tel: 0844 8002070 (not through Honeysuckle & Castle or Calke Abbey), quoting that code.

Discounts do not apply to a ceremony only wedding package.

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Cottage details
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Let starts
Friday
Min stay
3
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
007005
Acorn rating What's this?
3
Features
  • Open fire / stove
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge
Accessibility
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287
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Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

The Peak District, Derbyshire and Cheshire
Visitors sitting in the orchard at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire © John Millar

We have looked after this lovely area for over 100 years. From the high moorland of the Dark Peak Estate on the Yorkshire-Derbyshire border to the gentler rolling landscapes of south Derbyshire, we now care for some 40,000 acres of wild natural beauty. Staying here brings you close to some incredible wildlife, like white mountain hares and wild kestrels, as well as glimpses into our fascinating industrial past.

Peak District
One of the gritstone boulders standing amongst smaller stones on the heath, part of the Kinder Scout Rock formation. © Joe Cornish

With its spectacular and contrasting scenery, the Peak District is a region of outstanding natural beauty and one of Britain's loveliest National Parks. The National Trust has been hard at work here for over 100 years and now cares for some 40,000 acres. High Peak Estate is the largest estate, over 33,000 acres of high moorland straddling the Yorkshire-Derbyshire border. Although only ten miles from the centre of Sheffield, the Longshaw Estate boasts more than 1,700 acres of open moorland, gritstone edges and ancient oak woodland, while the 4,400 acre South Peak Estate lies in the magnificent limestone hills, centred upon the well-known beauty spots of Ilam and Dovedale. On the foothills of the Peak District, Lyme Park contains an Italianate mansion and Victorian garden surrounded by a medieval deer park of almost 1,400 acres.Hardwick Hall is ideally situated for exploring the Peak District, while the gentler landscapes of South Derbyshire contain pretty village and bustling market towns. The area is steeped in history with ancient castles, grand houses and sites that reveal the ingenuity of our industrial past.

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Attractions
  • Derby City
  • Donington Park
  • Melbourne Hall and Gardens
  • Twycross Zoo
  • Conkers
  • The National Forest
Activities
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Calke Abbey
Calke Abbey A country house, park and garden where time has stood still
Staunton Harold Church
Staunton Harold Church Imposing church built in 1653, with fine panelled interior
Ulverscroft Nature Reserve
Ulverscroft Nature Reserve Reserve in the care of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust
Kedleston Hall
Kedleston Hall Spectacular 18th-century mansion with Adam interiors, pleasure ground and parkland
Duffield Castle
Duffield Castle The remains of one of England's largest 13th-century castles
Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood
Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood Late 17th-century house with sumptuous interiors and the Museum of Childhood, where you can take a fresh look at childhood

Reviews

Comments from past visitors

  • Jeff Cull
    • July 2016
    • Berkshire
    Very impressed!

    Very impressed with the quality of the equipment (glasses, crockery, TV, Oven/hob all high quality), renovation of the property and the information in the property.

  • Mr Pearson
    • March 2016
    • UK
    Made enjoyable..

    The log fire was wonderful, great information and remote location. Interesting shape to the cottage too. My daughter loved the main bedroom!

  • Anonymous
    • January 2016
    • Unknown
    Made enjoyable...

    Location and range of walks available in the area. Cleanliness of cottage + comfort.

  • Mr DE WIJN
    • December 2015
    • Holland
    Made enjoyable...

    the quiet of the place and its surroundings

  • Mr Munson
    • October 2015
    • UK
    Made enjoyable...

    Having Calke Abbey on the doorstep, all the staff and volunteers there were fantastic, welcoming, friendly. Food was great and the house fascinating. And the grounds were amazing.

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  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.
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