• About New Pastures

    Less than a mile from the Conkers Forest Centre in the National Forest and within 7 miles of Calke Abbey (NT), Snibston Discovery Park and Twycross Zoo, this detached property is ideally located for an action packed, fun-filled holiday. Smartly furnished in contemporary style and boasting a hot tub in its private enclosed garden, it sits within a half hour’s drive of a myriad of attractions including Alton Towers, Drayton Manor, Trentham Gardens Monkey Forest, The Potteries and Shugborough and Sudbury Halls (both NT). To the north, the Peak District is an hour’s drive as are Matlock Bath, Chatsworth House and Waterworld pool. Burton upon Trent is 6 miles. Shop and pub 0.5 miles.
    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet, one with additional single (for child).
    Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot (on request, at cost). H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Hot tub. No smoking. Please note: Couples and family bookings only.

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      4 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 9 people

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      pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Detached Property
      Detached Property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Enclosed Garden / Patio
      Enclosed Garden / Patio
    • Garden / Patio
      Garden / Patio
    • Highchair
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Short Breaks All Year
      Short Breaks All Year
    • Cot Available
      Cot Available
    • Bed Linen & Towels Included
      Bed Linen & Towels Included
    • Washing Machine
      Washing Machine
    • Hot Tubs - Private
      Hot Tubs - Private
    • Car Parking - On Site
      Car Parking - On Site
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    6.6 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews

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    out of 10

    Booked as a group booking, 2 families. Location of cottage good, local shops and supermarkets nearby. Alton towers and monkey forest an hours drive away. On arrival at the cottage, one sofa was broken beyond use. Meant kids had to sit on the floor. The house was tidy but outdated, needs new carpets throughout. Basic utilities ok but minor issues like not enough cutlery for all 8 of us to eat together. Hot tub was being filled upon our arrival so was not usable on the first night. There are also no step up to the hot tub so it’s difficult to access. The decking surrounding the hot tub was also broken in multiple places making it a hazard to children. There was no bbq as stated. The beds were extremely hard and uncomfortable. This had tried to be covered up by placing a few duvets over the top of the mattresses. This could be a beautiful cottage in a lovely location if a bit of time, money and TLC was given to the cottage. It is in desperate need of a complete overhaul.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-08-25



    out of 10

    It started off bad with being relocated last minute. But where we ended up was better than expected. With some general updated, new furniture and units, furniture outdated and damaged, damages all throughout the house, holes in wall, damages all along walls and door ways, the wood on the hot tub barely staying together. Having everything updated would make it 10/10. It was however lovely and I enjoyed myself very much.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-08-17



    out of 10

    Before I arrived, I found it very difficult to get in touch with someone in regards to picking up the keys/being let in. I left a message and no one got back to me but finally I managed to get hold of someone to see if we could go in to the property earlier, due to people travelling a long way. We were allowed in the property slightly earlier which was appreciated. The place was clean on arrival and couldn't fault that, however the actual facilities could be improved somewhat. This is my second visit to the cottage and this time the cottage was a lot more dilapidated than the first. It seems like no money has been spent on general improvements for some time. There was a saucepan holding up one of the sofas, which I saw on some of the reviews, so it is a shame that this hasn't been repaired in the past few months. Some of the wood around the hot tub is loose and falling off, which without any steps to get into the hot tub, can be a little dangerous. The place was an ideal size for what was required however, you would think having a place that holds 8 people, the neighbours would understand that some noise is to be expected (which I believe one of them is the caretaker/owner of the property). We were having dinner outside at 8.30pm and this caused neighbours to complain. I wouldn't advise coming here if you have small children who make noise, as we had all the reasons of ill grandchildren to ill relatives as to why we need to keep the noise down. I like to be respectful of neighbours and noise levels but when eating outside on a weekend, I don't expect to be complained at when the sun hasn't even gone down. Overall, we had a fantastic time but the neighbours put a dampner on the weekend.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-07-09



    out of 10

    Needs updating, sofa was held up by a saucepan as it was broken, the beds were uncomfortable and the bedroom furniture is cheap and broken in places. It sits on a main road so high traffic noise

    Confirmed guest, 2018-06-02



    out of 10

    We have stayed at New Pastures for several weeks already this year while working in the area. The house is very spacious and has all you would require for a lovely holiday. Owners and Staff couldn't be more helpful. Would highly recommend.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-05-26



    out of 10

    This place is in a great location and could be brilliant however the place needs a serious tidy up. The furniture is all falling apart and the beds are so hard I hardly slept all weekend. With a few minor adjustments this place could be fantastic. On the plus side it is very big and has everything you need for your stay. I didn't see or hear from anyone whilst there but they did leave the keys and a welcome booklet for us. The cottage itself was great just needs new furniture and a spruce up and would be fantastic

    Confirmed guest, 2018-03-12



    out of 10

    Got stuck in traffic on the journey there and our shopping arrived before us. Phoned the contact number for the cottage and they took the shipping in for us and even put away the fridge and freezer food. Looked lovely on arrival but lots of the furniture seemed to be about to collapse, one sofa in the living room was held up by a pan! Jets didn't work very well on the hot tub and toilets didn't flush properly. Cupboard full of games kept the kids happy and stopped them complaining about lack of Wi-Fi. Had complaint from neighbour about noise- kids were laughing and playing outside at 5:30pm!!!! Good location for twycross zoo and conkers. Plenty of places to eat nearby.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-02-16



    out of 10

    We had a fab stay in the cottage. 3 adults and 5 children aged from 3-12 The kids loved playing hide & seek because it was so big. We used the games from out of the cupboard. Loads of cooking equipment. Fridge & freezer. Dishwasher. Washing machine & dryer were very useful. The hot tub was fab. Jets not very powerful. But was no problem. We had rain but had bought a gazebo so didn’t stop our fun. Ordered the nicest Chinese takeaway 1 night. 1 room had a toddler bed & double bed. Other rooms were 2 x rooms with double bed and 1x twin singles. Plenty of towels provided. And dishwasher /washing machine tablets. Clean and fairly comfortable. We would go back. x

    Confirmed guest, 2018-02-05



    out of 10

    We did enjoy our stay at New Pastures especially as we had a large family group. The accommodation was suitable for us , but the beds were not the most comfortable and did creak a lot. All the rooms are large but a bit sparse on wardrobes and drawers. The house is lovely and warm and the hot tub was very enjoyable. Washing and drying facilities were good. The kitchen was the only place to eat and the table can only seat four. There are breakfast bar chairs but we did find it a bit of a problem for our New Year's day family dinner, but we knew this before we booked so took enough lap trays. We needed the four bedrooms accommodation so were prepared to pass on a dining room. We were short of a few things (plates, cutlery, bedding) and none of the five full bins had been emptied prior to our arrival. These was resolved very quickly after a short phone call to the estate office. The house is a little bit tired in some areas and would benefit from a little updating and TLC. Ashby de la Zouch is very close (about 3 miles away) and is a very picturesque town, plenty of restaurants, pubs and take-away premises.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-01-04



    out of 10

    Really handy spot, great hot tub. lots of space.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-12-04



    out of 10

    This could be an amazing property. Desperately needs some some TLC. We were only a family of 3 and felt it needed better facilities, can't imagine how a larger group would cope. Only one shower, needs more crockery and a cooker top where you can actually see the heat settings. Beds and bedding cheap. Duvets on top of mattresses??? Not good.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-10-20



    out of 10

    The place was idea for us as it wasn't too far from any attractions. unfortunately for us i think we really did come at a wrong time. The boiler wasn't working and the main reason we went was for the hot tub, also had an issue. The owners were very understand and very helpful. Staff too very helpful and tried there level best to help.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-10-15



    out of 10

    Confirmed guest, 2018-03-26



    out of 10

    Confirmed guest, 2017-12-28



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