Cuckney House

Cuckney House is a Grade II listed 18th-century country manor house offering self-catering accommodation for up to 31 people over 15 bedrooms.

Cuckney House encapsulates period living with a contemporary twist. 

Set in a secluded woodland with manicured grounds, tennis courts, BBQ area and hot tubs, as well as space for a marquee, the grand manor house can offer itself as a small wedding reception venue, as well as a destination for events and the more traditional base for large group self-catering holiday accommodation. 

The stunning house was one of the set locations for filming Testament of Youth in 2014, which starred Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Dominic West, Emily Watson and Alicia Vikander.  

Each room has been sympathetically restored by Northern Design Award Winner Rachel McLane, offering a classic, timeless style with original architectural features.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside and walks, Cuckney House is the perfect base to explore North Nottinghamshire. 


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This discreet and private manor house sits on the outskirts of the small, charming stone village of Cuckney in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire, England. Once here, there's no need to travel far. There's a lovely village pub a few minutes’ walk away, a network of walks to explore, and on your doorstep is the estate's very own art gallery, museum and café. You can pick up locally sourced, fresh food from our award-winning Welbeck Farm Shop. 

You're also just a few minutes’ drive from The School of Artisan Food, Welbeck Abbey Brewery, and Dropworks Rum Distillery, where you can book a cookery coursebrewery tour or rum distillery tour during your stay. There are also seasonal Abbey tourskitchen garden tours, food markets and evening events at our café. Please see our events section for more details.

This property, at a glance 

  • Sleeps up to 31 guests (38 if you use the sofa beds) 
  • Bridal suite 
  • Accessible suite
  • A total of 15 bedrooms. 
  • Three beautiful reception rooms, including a games room with a pool table and video games 
  • Fully equipped Kitchen
  • Bar 
  • Formal dining room for up to 28 guests
  • Function room that seats 40 for dining 
  • Utility room
  • Boot room
  • Wood burning stoves
  • Original features 
  • Surrounded by woods and parkland
  • Outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, barbecue and hot tubs 
  • WiFi
  • Children and infants welcome
  • Shop and pub within approximately 10 minutes walking distance
  • Ample private parking
  • Tennis court and outdoor games 
  • Electric car charging area
  • Renewable energy heat source and solar panels

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Cuckney House was originally built by local mill owner Richard Gorton on land leased from the 3rd Earl of Bathhurst in 1787. Cuckney House became part of the Welbeck estate when it was purchased by the 4th Duke of Portland in 1844. Past occupants of the house include the 6th Duke and Duchess of Portland, who moved into Cuckney House for the duration of the repairs to Welbeck Abbey after a fire damaged the Oxford Wing in 1900 and the dashing Captain Heathcoat-Amory, son of the 1st Baronet of Knightshayes Court who lived in the house up to the 1920’s.


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Cuckney House is licensed for civil marriage ceremonies and is perfect for small wedding receptions of up to 38 people.

Download the wedding brochure. 


Conferences and Events 

With its large function room, this large historical property makes the perfect venue to host a corporate or private event, whether it's a weekend retreat to bring together friends, family and colleagues for family gatherings and reunions or to host a business conference. 


Booking and Enquiries

For prices, availability, and to book, check our online calendar.


Two night minimum stay. Check-in is from 4pm. Check-out is before 11am. A £1000 refundable holding damage deposit is required. Please see our full booking terms and conditions.

Contact Us 

For further information, don't hesitate to get in touch:

T: 01909 500 211  



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