A house with history
Built originally as two cottages and a granary the house was extended in the 1725 to create a farm producing Woodcocks for the wealthy local shoots, hence the name Cockliffe House and Cockliffe Woods surrounding it.
When the Seeley family established their sprawling estate in the 1900’s they bought the farm due its proximity to Sherwood Manor. It became a hunting lodge for their visiting guests with King Edward VIII and Winston Churchill amongst other notable visitors during the 1930’s and 1940’s. Many a party and occasion was celebrated at Cockliife House during those years with the Seeley’s gaining a reputation for being incredibly generous and hedonistic hosts!
When the Seeley Estate liquidated in 1948 the house became a private house before it became a Heritage Centre open to the public.
It became a commercial property again in the early 1990’s when a training centre for large commercial computers occupied it. In 1995 a husband and wife purchased it and started to run Cockliffe House as a restaurant with rooms which over the years grew into a successful business which started focusing more on weddings and events.
Due to retirement the business was purchased by Heritage Estates in 2014, and has since enjoyed a total refurbishment and redevelopment to ensure the future and prosperity of the business The addition of the Elliott Suite, a 2500 sq ft purpose built banqueting suite in 2017 being the largest improvement and creating a unique property in Nottingham offering accommodation, dining, function and banqueting facilities in a truly stunning setting.
Cockliffe House is open to all from 7.00am to 11.00pm.
Hotel check-in from 2pm.
Breakfast – Weekdays 7.00am to 9.30am. Weekends & Bank Holidays – 8.00am to 10.00am. Booking necessary.
Lunch – Sundays 12pm to 3pm
Dinner – Monday to Saturday – 6.30pm to 9pm
Monday to Saturday – 10.00am to 11.00pm
We offer a selection of afternoon teas during the day.