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Ticknall Lodge


Ticknall, Derbyshire

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The lodge sits at the northern entrance to Calke Abbey and park. Built in 1806, this Grade II listed building has been refurbished as a holiday home with great character.

The cottage's layout

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

Heating gas central heating included.

Parking: Space for two cars to the front of the cottage.

Garden: large partially enclosed garden, mostly laid to lawn, with many mature trees beyond.

Accessibility: the stairs in the cottage are steep.

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

Utilities: the washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer dryer.


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

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, or Tel: 0844 8002070 (not through Honeysuckle & Castle or Calke Abbey), quoting that code.

Discounts do not apply to a ceremony only wedding package.


Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub Nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


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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  • Derby City
  • Donington Park
  • Melbourne Hall and Gardens
  • Twycross Zoo
  • Conkers
  • The National Forest
  • 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
Kedleston Hall
Kedleston Hall Spectacular 18th-century mansion with Adam interiors, pleasure ground and parkland
Ulverscroft Nature Reserve
Ulverscroft Nature Reserve Reserve in the care of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust
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


Comments from past visitors

  • Mrs P Robinson
    • April 2016
    • Nottinghamshire
    Comfortable cottage

    Made enjoyable....Beautiful walks straight from the door Comfortable cottage Lovely garden. Great weather! Helpful staff (we left something behind and had to make arrangements to pick it up. Staff were very helpful in arranging this.) Easy access to restaurant and shop Easy access to local pub

  • Mr C Bates
    • March 2016
    • Northamptonshire

    The location of Ticknall Lodge is ideal: within the very extensive grounds so can walk out into the grounds without need for a car - particularly great for our dog; close enough to Ticknall village to easily walk to facilities (particularly pubs for meals and drink; shop). Cosy property and garden would have been great in the spring, summer and autumn

  • Eileen Johnson
    • December 2015
    • Castle Douglas
    Cosy cottage

    Lovely cosy cottage in beautiful parkland yet able to walk to the pub! The property is a credit to the caretaker. Slightly darker carpets would make her life easier I'm sure!

  • Mrs N Bull
    • November 2015
    • Grimsby
    Made enjoyable...

    The location. Exploring the house and gardens. The walk to the house from the cottage and doing the 8 mile walk suggested in the cottage information for guests. There was also a fine food fair at the house on the Sunday which was great fun. All three of us loved visiting the local pubs each evening then returning to the cosy cottage with a lovely log fire.

  • Mr M Olivier
    • August 2015
    • Belgium
    Made enjoyable....

    Staying in the old gatekeeper's lodge at Calke abbey, which we had actually visited already three times before was a most enjoyable experience: the perfect combination of old and new. Free entrance to the house and grounds was nice too, but we would have qualified anyway as National Trust for Scotland members. This location was also quite appropriate to visit several other NT properties nearby (or not too far away). Staying in self-catering holiday accommodation was something special for the two of us, having done this (more than) 15 years ago with a couple of children. Keep up the good work!

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Prices include:

  • 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 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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