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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.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Very well equipped..just right ...

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Nice little cottage...well equipped...enclosed garden just right for dogs...
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a lovely stay here. The old cow shed was lovely, clean and tidy. Just perfect for the two of us. Neil and family were helpful and welcoming. A brilliant start to the new year. Would definitely recommend.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Comfortable, tasteful decor and furnishings, very clean.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The Cottage was very spacious and well fitted out with everything we needed during our brief stay. Appliances, cutlery, crockery and cookware were all very clean and in good condition. We took our dogs and the tiled floor in the kitchen and large garden room was perfect for them. The garden was neat and tidy but the boundary fence/hedge would not have been secure for small dogs. We found plenty of good walking locally and of course Sherwood Forest is just a few miles up the road. The owners live next door but aside from welcoming us on the first evening were unobtrusive. They thoughtfully left fresh milk in the fridge for a cup of tea on our arrival, a nice touch. I would recommend this cottage very highly.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016