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Ticknall Lodge

The exterior of Ticknall Lodge, Derbyshire
The exterior of Ticknall Lodge, Derbyshire | © National Trust / Mike Henton
The sitting room at Ticknall Lodge, Ticknall, Derbyshire
Kitchen and dining area at Ticknall Lodge, Ticknall, Derbyshire

Ticknall Lodge

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

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The sitting room at Ticknall Lodge, Ticknall, Derbyshire
Kitchen and dining area at Ticknall Lodge, Ticknall, Derbyshire
The exterior of Ticknall Lodge, Derbyshire
The double bedroom at Ticknall Lodge, Derbyshire
The single bedroom at Ticknall Lodge, Derbyshire
The area surrounding Ticknall Lodge, Derbyshire

© National Trust / Mike Henton

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

At a glance

Guests
3
Bedrooms
2
Number of dogs welcome
0
Reference
007008
Acorn rating

About Ticknall Lodge

Ticknall 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 but still retains a great deal of character. The most intriguing feature of the cottage is its unusual pentagonal shape. The rounded shape of the living room encloses you in to a cosy space with an open fire, while three large windows stream in lots of light. 

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. 

Further afield, make your way to the town of Melbourne. Within easy reach of the cottage, enjoy a hot drink and slice of cake in a tea room, before sitting down to lunch at one of the towns many pubs and restaurants.
 

Features and facilities

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

Location

Accessibility

Parking to side of cottage. Steep stairs. Partially-enclosed garden. Find more information in the Accessibility Guide. Accessibility questions? Email holiday.enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk or call us on 0344 800 2070.

Read our accessibility guide 

Layout

Ground floor layout

Kitchen/dining room, sitting room with open fire.

First floor layout

Two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed, 1 single) and bathroom with hand held shower over bath.

More information

Please note: The stairs in the cottage are steep.

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: gas central heating included.

Parking: Space for one vehicle to the side of the cottage.

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

*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.

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

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