Wicket Nook Cottage

Ashby-de-la-zouch, Leicestershire

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 007007

About Wicket Nook Cottage

A cosy cottage packed full of character features and with stunning views over the Calke Estate.

Wicket Nook is a former gamekeeper's cottage built in 1830 and is situated on a quiet no-through road with stunning views over the Calke Estate. You’ll love the character of this cosy cottage with its exposed wooden beams and stylish decor., which will welcome you back after a day out and about exploring the local area.

Within easy reach of Calke Abbey, take advantage of the cottage’s unique position and explore this beautiful monument before the other visitors arrive. Later, discover some of the beautiful villages that surround the abbey and maybe stop for a drink or grab something to eat in one of the local pubs.

Or you could take the opportunity to learn about some local history on a trip to the nearby Ticknall Limeyards. Quarrying for limestone first began at this site in the 1400s.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Sitting room with multi-fuel stove, kitchen, dining room and bathroom with shower over bath.

  • First floor

    Dressing room leading to a double bedroom with 5' bed.    

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: oil central heating included.
Parking: 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.
Garden: large partially enclosed garden, mostly laid to grass.
From October 2016 - there will be no washing machine and tumble dryer, these will be replaced by a dishwasher.
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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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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