Southwood House Farm

Ticknall, Derbyshire

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 14
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 007009

About Southwood House Farm

The perfect get-together pad with seven bedrooms, a large garden and miles of parkland walks.

If you’re after a large house for an upcoming gathering, Southwood House Farm will more than suffice. Not only does it have seven large bedrooms, each room nods to its 18th-century character. Period fireplaces, dark wooden floorboards and exposed beams have been preserved, while fine furnishings have been added to create a comfortable holiday home with hints of luxury. The house sits in a former farmyard flanked by a range of historic buildings and views over open farmland of the Calke estate. 

You’ll be on the peaceful south side of the estate with a stream running at the bottom of the garden and 600 acres of parkland on your doorstep. Pick up a map and discover trails through its National Nature Reserve, flower gardens and deer parks. 

The nearby Georgian market town of Melbourne is less than a 10 minute drive from the cottage. Here you’ll find a wealth of tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. For walks in the Peak District, you can reach the southern end in less than an hour’s drive. 

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Features and facilities

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


Ground floor facilities


  • Ground floor

    Entrance into kitchen, utility room with lavatory, dining room, two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and en-suite wet room and 1 twin), two sitting rooms (main sitting room with open fire).

  • First floor

    Three bedrooms (2 doubles with 5' beds and 1 twin) and two bathrooms.

  • Second floor

    Second floor: two twin bedrooms and large landing area.

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: parking available for five cars at the front of the house.

Garden: large informal lawn area to the rear with a stream at the bottom of the garden. 

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

Children: there are some external steps to the farm buildings, parents are advised to keep children away from them, there is no access to the farm buildings.

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. 

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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, 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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