Wicket Nook Cottage
Ashby de la Zouch, Derbyshire
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Wicket Nook, previously the gamekeeper's cottage, was built in 1830 and is situated on a quiet no-through road in an elevated position with stunning views over the Calke Estate. Beyond lies extensive woodland and the valley of the River Trent.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- sitting room with multi-fuel stove, kitchen, dining room and bathroom with shower over bath.
- First floor
- dressing room with a small sofa bed (double) and a double bedroom (with 5' bed).
Oil central heating included.
Large partially enclosed garden, mostly laid to grass.
Garage off access lane at the bottom of the path leading to cottage. The sofa bed in the dressing room is suitable for children only.
The cot in this cottage is a travel cot.
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.
- 2 + 2
- Let starts
- Min stay
- Dogs allowed
- Yes, 1
- Cottage ref
- Dogs Welcome
- Open Fire / Stove
- Sofa/folding Bed
- Double bed
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0844 800 20 70
Things to see and do nearby
- Heart of England
The industrial heart of England now offers one of Britain's loveliest National Parks, the Peak District, a region of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular and contrasting scenery. Moorland, ancient oak woodlands, bustling market towns and pretty villages are easily accessible from some of our major cities. Some of the Trust's finest properties are in the area, including High Peak Estate, straddling the Yorkshire-Derbyshire border, Lyme Park mansion and gardens, surrounded by a medieval deer park and Hardwick Hall, hardly changed since its creation in Elizabethan times. To the south is the gentler area of the Cotswolds and its neighbouring county of Warwickshire. With its gently rolling countryside of hills and valleys, picturesque stone villages and fine houses, this beautiful area now offers the visitor a glimpse of traditional English life. The National Trust owns some of the loveliest countryside in the area, some fine houses and important gardens. There is a huge and varied choice from Tudor Snowshill Manor, with its eclectic collection of musical instruments, clocks and Japanese armour to Hidcote Manor Gardens, famous for its rare trees, shrubs and outstanding herbaceous borders. Other Trust places in the area include Newark Park with its stunning views, the Sherborne Park estate, while the Buscot and Coleshill estates in west Oxfordshire are set in 7,500 acres of rolling farmland and woodland. The Iron Age hill-fort of Badbury Hill offers superb views over the Upper Valley south to White Horse Hill and the Berkshire Downs.
- Peak District
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 and Sherwood Forest, while the gentler landscapes of South Derbyshire contain pretty villages, bustling market towns and the fast-growing National Forest. 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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place to visit
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- Derby City
- Donington Park
- Melbourne Hall and Gardens
- Bird watching
National Trust places to visit
- Staunton Harold Church
- Imposing church built in 1653, with fine panelled interior
- Calke Abbey
- A country house, park and garden where time has stood still
- Ulverscroft Nature Reserve
- Reserve in the care of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust
- Kedleston Hall
- Spectacular 18th-century mansion with Adam interiors, pleasure ground and parkland
- 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
- Letocetum Roman Baths and Museum
- Excavated Roman bathhouse, other remains and museum
Comments from past visitors
Peter Messer and family
Carol, Bill and Rose Leach
What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0844 800 2070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain 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.