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A holiday rental home or holiday cottage in Nottinghamshire takes you right to the heart of Robin Hood's World

Nottinghamshire is a county in the East Midlands area of England. It borders Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire and the county town is Nottingham. Districts in Nottinghamshire include Newark and Sherwood, Mansfield, Ashfield, Gedling, Bassetlaw, Rushcliffe and Broxtowe. Nottinghamshire has a rich heritage, castles, mansions and bustling market towns set in some of the best countryside in England.

Places to holiday in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire is a popular destination for tourists keen to explore the parklands and woodlands that inspired Lord Byron and DH Lawrence and those keen to follow in the legendary footsteps of Robin Hood. Tourists are starting to move away from the more conventional hotels and guest houses preferring self-catering accommodation, Nottinghamshire cottages being very popular.

Holiday cottages in Nottinghamshire have all the mod cons and allow you the freedom to explore in your own time. You can take time out in the city and discover what makes Nottingham one of the UK's most popular shopping destinations, as well as offering the best in entertainment and sport. Alternatively, country cottages can put you closer to the multitude of countryside walks of Nottinghamshire from the depths of Sherwood Forest to the banks of the River Trent.

Whether you prefer a round of golf, mountain biking, to go for a walk or are a keen angler, you will find Nottinghamshire is a haven for adrenalin junkies and outdoor enthusiasts. It is all on the doorstep of a holiday cottage and there is even sailing and white water rafting at the National Water Sports Centre. Staying in Self-catering accommodation, barn conversions or riverside cottages allows you to sample the very best local produce that is sold in the market towns.

Things to do in Nottinghamshire

Mansfield is the largest town in Nottinghamshire and its market is open six days a week. Additionally there is a farmers market once a month and speciality market throughout the year selling continental foods and pottery. Bassetlaw is the Pilgrim Fathers' country and the nearby villages of Scrooby, Retford and Babworth have museums and key historical sites relating to the pilgrims' journey.

Rufford is a country park that was once one of the great estates in Sherwood Forest. At its heart are the remains of a Cistercian Abbey and the former stable houses a craft centre with a gallery and four onsite shops. There are also restaurants; teashops and cafes, children's play area, formal gardens and an all year round events program. Nottingham Castle is now a magnificent ducal mansion with amazing views over the city. It houses a museum and art gallery and is a great place for children with its picnic area and medieval style playground.

At the entrance of four hundred and fifty acre Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve is the visitor centre that has an exhibition of "Robyn Hode's Sherwode ", the Forest Table restaurant and two shops. Other places of interest include Clumber Park, Creswell Crags, Southwell Minster, Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem, Newstead Abbey and Sherwood Observatory.

Weather in Nottinghamshire

Nottingham's climate is typically English in that it has cold winters, wet springs, hot summers and pleasant autumns. However you cannot always rely on the local forecast, as the weather can be unpredictable.

Travel to Nottinghamshire

East Midlands and Robin Hood airport in Doncaster serve Nottinghamshire. Midland Main Line links with London St Pancras Station and the Robin Hood Line operates throughout the towns and villages, as do Nottinghamshire bus services.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (24 reviews)
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 3
    Apartment #1885285
    24
    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      Cottage #6844617
      1
      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (9 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 2 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Cottage #6556132
        9
        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (11 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Barn #93165
          11
          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (5 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Cottage #6019583
            5
            Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (5 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Barn #8166960
              5
              Viewed 80 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (5 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 4 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 7
                Barn #1877754
                5
                Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (8 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Multiple rentals Barn #8130465
                  8
                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                    avg/night
                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Apartment #6820769
                    1
                    Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Apartment #6823332
                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 2
                        Multiple rentals Bungalow #8130465
                        1
                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 2 BR
                          • Separate Toilets
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Cottage #1859854
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (8 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Apartment #6001762
                            8
                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 3 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Barn #6729322
                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (5 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Barn #1903726
                                5
                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                  avg/night
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Cottage #1978657
                                  1
                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Cottage #1969639
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 3
                                      Cottage #1876073
                                        avg/night
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 10
                                        Apartment #6861682
                                        1
                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • Separate Toilets
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #6924749
                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                            (11 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #81692
                                            11
                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (5 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 7 BR
                                              • 7 BA
                                              • Separate Toilets
                                              • Sleeps 30
                                              Chateau / Country House #484669
                                              5
                                              Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (4 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                House #8154598
                                                4
                                                Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #1868466
                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Mobile Home #8286446
                                                    Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #8255031
                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Apartment #8247959
                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #8180966
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #6877007
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #6874456
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Apartment #6844392
                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #8077204
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #6978933
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #1861646
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Cottage #6913585
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Cottage #1868594
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #1868465
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Cottage #1860318
                                                                              2
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Cottage #6812821
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #1861818
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                    Cottage #1868467
                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Farmhouse #8298494
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #6820286
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #8301146
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Cottage #1868593
                                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              House #8209196
                                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                Cottage #1948717
                                                                                                2
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Cottage #1859409
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #8179575
                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Beautiful!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Beautifully decorated and furnished, we loved all the animals. The dogs are so sweet. Very peaceful and pleasant place. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will return! Thankyou. James and Ashley.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                    Wonderful!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Great property & delightful hosts!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2017