National Trust - Southwood House Farm, Leicestershire

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Dog friendly estate farmhouse sleeping 14 for celebration weekends and group get togethers near the Peak District

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
National Trust - Southwood House Farm, Leicestershire, sleeps 7-14 in 7 bedrooms.

Family holidays, weekend breaks or any special occasion where you're getting a group together will be assured of a wonderful time when you stay at this former farmhouse that's packed with historical character. Welcoming 2 dogs as well, the house is perfect if you don't want pooch to miss out on your fun (or walks). You'll love the location on Calke Estate, run by the National Trust, with out of hours access to the stunning Calke Abbey, and there are local pubs nearby if you fancy a restorative pint or don't feel like cooking.

Inside the house, the 7 bedrooms are split across 3 floors, so if you're planning a break with extended family, then you can all spread out around the house. There are also 2 sitting rooms, so you can bundle the kids off into their own space if it all gets too much. The beamed kitchen has everything you need if you haven't escaped to the pub for dinner, and there's enough space for everyone to eat in the dining room with its quirky bright red wood burner and long-case grandfather clock.

The large garden is mainly laid to lawn and there's a stream that runs at the bottom too. There's also parking for 5 cars at the front of the house.

Beyond Calke, you'll find this corner of Leicestershire close to the southern end of the Peak District for sensational walks, or you can spend time exploring market towns like Melbourne or bigger cities like Nottingham and Derby.

All photos - National Trust Images / John Miller


Fully fitted cream painted wooden kitchen with dishwasher, range cooker and breakfast area.
Wonderful large dining room with long dining table and seating for 14 in front of a red wood burner and grandfather clock.
2 sitting rooms, the larger one with 3 large sofas and an open fire and the smaller snug with 2 squishy sofas.
TV in main sitting room.
No WiFi available.
There is no games room.
There is an open fire in the main living room and a wood burner in the dining room. The rest of the house has oil fired heating.
7 bedrooms split over 3 floors, made up of 4 twins and 3 doubles (1 double with en suite is on the ground floor).
Bedding and towels provided.
2 bathrooms on the first floor and an en suite on the ground floor.
Ground floor bedroom and bathroom facilities.
Cot and high chair available.
Large lawned garden with patio furniture set on the lawn.
There is no swimming pool.
Parking for 5 cars at the front of the house.
Not allowed.
2 dogs welcome.


Set on the National Trust's Calke Estate, Southwood House Farm is the perfect base for exploring the area, from the southern fringes of the Peak District to buzzy cities like Nottingham.
Melbourne (4 miles) is a Georgian market town about 12 minutes away by car.
Scoff and Shop, Ticknall (1.9 miles)
The Staff of Life and The Wheel Inn, both Ticknall (1.9 miles)

Booking Information

Preferred changeover day is Thursday. Minimum stay 3 nights.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

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Derby (9.5 miles)
Swadlincote, for Ticknall.
Birmingham (34.6 miles)

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National Trust - Southwood House Farm, Leicestershire

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