Thatch Cottage

Ashby-de-la-zouch, Leicestershire
The exterior of Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
The view from Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
The exterior of Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
The exterior of Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
The sitting room at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
The sitting room at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
The kitchen at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
The kitchen at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
The dining room at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
The hallway of Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
One of the double bedrooms at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
One of the large double bedrooms at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
The twin bedroom at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
The cloakroom at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
The bathroom at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
The shower room at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
Area surrounding Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
The exterior of Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire The view from Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire The exterior of Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire The exterior of Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire The sitting room at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire The sitting room at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire The kitchen at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire The kitchen at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire The dining room at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire The hallway of Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire One of the double bedrooms at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire One of the large double bedrooms at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire The twin bedroom at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire The cloakroom at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire The bathroom at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire The shower room at Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire Area surrounding Thatch Cottage, Calke Village, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 007018

About Thatch Cottage

A beautifully restored thatched cottage with a modern rustic interior, set within Calke Abbey.

Stay in this charming 17th-century thatched cottage where country rustic meets contemporary luxury. Its low beamed ceilings and large bricked fireplace have been preserved, while modern furnishings have been added to create an inviting holiday cottage with hints of luxury. It started life as three separate homes and now makes up one, three-bedroom holiday cottage with room for six people and one dog. 

Its location, on the edge of the Calke Abbey estate, is perfect for those after a country getaway. You’ll have 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 not available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Kitchen, dining room, sitting room and downstairs lavatory.

  • First floor

    3 bedrooms (2x double with 5' bed and 1 twin), shower room and bathroom with shower over the bath.    

Notes for guests

Access: This access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

Heating: Electricity and Oil Fired central heating are included in the cottage rental.

Parking: Space for two cars adjoining the cottage.

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

Guests get free access into Calke Abbey parkland.

There is a large garden to the rear of the cottage, complete with table and chairs. 

A free fire starter pack will be supplied.

****************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 3 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

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 through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. 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.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC 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 is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

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 sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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