Heath End Lodge

Ashby-de-la-zouch, Leicestershire
The exterior of Heath End Lodge, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire
The garden at Heath End Lodge, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire
The whitewashed exterior of Heath End Lodge, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire
The picturesque exterior of Heath End Lodge, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire
The grand exterior of Heath End Lodge, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire
The sitting room at Heath End Lodge, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire
The cosy sitting room at Heath End Lodge, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire
The kitchen and dining area at Heath End Lodge, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire
The kitchen and dining area at Heath End Lodge, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire
The double bedroom at Heath End Lodge, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire
The single bedroom at Heath End Lodge, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire
The bathroom at Heath End Lodge, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire
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At-a-glance details

  • Guests 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 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. 

Within easy reach of Calke Abbey and conveniently located close to East Midlands Airport, you can take advantage of the cottage's unique position and explore this beautiful building 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. 

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
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  • Booked
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  • 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

Accessibility

Not accessible

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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.    

Notes for guests

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.

Location: Within easy reach of Calke Abbey and conveniently located close to East Midlands Airport, you can take advantage of the cottage's unique position and explore this beautiful building 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.

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. 

****************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.
 
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: 0344 8002070 quoting that code.
 
Discounts do not apply to a ceremony only wedding package. 

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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