Heath End Lodge

Ashby-de-la-zouch, Derbyshire

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 007005

About Heath End Lodge

A former gatehouse to Calke Abbey, this cottage now stands in a peaceful backwater.

Heath End Lodge is a former gatehouse that sits at the southern entrance to Calke Abbey. Built in 1806, the lodge is Grade II listed and boasts an open fire and large lawn area. Its intriguing pentagonal shape and large windows create a bright and spacious interior where light streams in from the open landscape. 

Enjoy an alfresco breakfast before exploring the estate via a path at the back of the property leading to the abbey. After you’ve finished exploring, head out on another well-trodden footpath into the surrounding countryside. 

Further afield, the Ferrers Centre for Arts and Crafts is a fabulous place to discover a range of artisans including blacksmiths, sculptors, upholsterers and potters. 

Availability & book

Preferred changeover day
  • Selected dates
  • Booked
  • Unavailable
  • Changeover day

Features and facilities

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


Not accessible


  • 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.    

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: 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.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

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

Access: 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. 


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.

Places nearby


Map Loading...
  • Selected icon Heath End Lodge
  • Cottage icon Cottage
  • Bunkhouse icon Bunkhouse
  • Bothy icon Bothy
  • Campsite icon Campsite
  • National Trust Place icon National Trust place to visit
  • Multiple places icon Multiple places

Share this property

Similar places to stay

York, Yorkshire

A bright and airy two-bedroom apartment at the heart of Beningbrough Hall estate, 45 metres from the main house.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • No dogs
York, Yorkshire

Set in the city of York, this characterful and quirky medieval cottage has views of York Minster.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 bedrooms
  • No dogs
Derby, Derbyshire

An intriguing pentagonal gate lodge with elegant interiors surrounded by Calke Abbey parkland.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Dogs welcome
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.

Availability & book

Preferred changeover day
  • Selected dates
  • Booked
  • Unavailable
  • Changeover day