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Pretty Period Cottage in small Market town of Bingham, Nottingham area

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Self catering cottage near to all amenities and easy transport to Nottingham

My little cottage is 200 years old and would have once been the gardeners cottage, although sadly no garden but there is a south facing sunny terrace in the front to sit out. It is therefore full of character but quite SMALL with low doors and oak beamed ceilings. It is one of the original '2 up, 2 downs' from around 1800 and in recent years was modernised and a small toilet/shower room added. It has been decorated and furnished in keeping with the period complete with some antique furniture so not really suitable for small children. You do actually sense the history in the ambiance. The kitchen is just big enough for 4 to eat round the table and the living room cosy, especially when the log fire is blazing away in the grate but please note, we do not have big loungy sofas - we have period seating that may not be compliant with 21st century expectations. Please be aware of this if you are thinking of booking. Situated in a no-thru road, literally just off the main centre and market square of Bingham, it is quiet but with easy access to Nottingham. Fine for 4 people (max )if not to tall!

YOUNG CHILDREN: Children of a responsible age (over around 5 years) are welcome . The antique style of furnishing means low items like fire tongues, small pictures, decorative lights etc. could easily be damaged and at the same time be dangerous to a small child. Babies who are not yet mobile would of course be fine, although we do not have cot facilities, high chairs or any other baby bits and pieces.

MEDIUM TERM LETS: If you are in between houses or working for maybe just 2 or 3 months in the area, it may be that we can give you a slightly preferential rate for a 'medium term ' stay. I regret I cannot possibly match the monthly rates of a 6 month let but I am sure you dont not want the committment of a 6 month contract either. We could talk about it.

FIBRE WIFI Super Fast : Available in the cottage!! , however Computers with internet/printers can also be found free of charge just 5 minutes away in the local library on an hourly basis.

More Details

C Shells
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Farsis
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About C Shells

This is my English Home - I am retired and spend quality time in France. I come back often so I do hope you enjoy my little cottage as much as I do.

Please contact us to view website and further photos/details.

C Shells purchased this cottage in 2003

Why C Shells chose Bingham

Where else can you find a delightful period property so close to all amenities and available for short or medium term lets under 6 months ?

What makes this cottage unique

It speaks for itself !!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bingham in Bingham

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No guests other than those named may stay at the property.
  • Only children over the age of reason (5 years) can be accommodated by nature of the furnishing and danger of small antique items.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 with basin - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The shower room/WC is small but adequate. There is constant hot water from the combi boiler in the kitchen, which also supplies the central heating. Please note there is a step up the shower which might be difficult for the young or infirm.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • There is a conventional wardrobe and shelving in the second bedroom . The main bedroom has a huge wonderful bed which means I had to sacrifice a traditional wardrobe and instead it has a fashionable open hanging system for clothes on one wall.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Singles
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Small market town nestling in the countryside but only 20 mins drive to Nottingham and less to Newark. The old town of Lincoln can be reached to the North and Leicester to the South. If you wish to stray further afield you could reach the famous cobbled town of York or walk round the stunning architecture of Cambridge. in Many pretty villages around in which to walk or cycle and maybe a pub lunch. There are trains to the seaside or maybe you would like the caves in Derbyshire. In Bingham itself the local pubs do good food by big open fireplaces or visit one of the many restaurants. The market is on Thursdays and the leisure centre is always a good all weather alternative to a bike ride. Although we provide fibre wifi, the local library 5 minutes walk away will provide computers and printers FREE for an hour at a time with some ID, like a driving licence. You can book twice a day if you wsh


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Pretty Period Cottage in small Market town of Bingham, Nottingham area
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

stayed at rosehip cottage as a last minute booking - owner was very helpful in arranging this. Cottage is very nicely presented just 100m from the main market square where there are many pleasant pubs and restaurants as well as local supermarket chains to get supplies. Quiet location as it is on a street that is a dead end. Lacks a garden but does have a front terrace to sit out on. Bingham is a very nice village/small town, with excellent access to nottingham and all major routes. Caretaker was especially helpful and was contactable for any problems. Overall we would highly recommend this cottage to other guests.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2009
  • Date of Stay: February 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well thanks a bunch for this review and I am so glad you had a great time. Thanks also for pointing out the close proximity of pubs, buses etc as I think these things are pretty high on the priority list of a village holiday stay.
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Cosy, Clean, near all amenities, full of history

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Rosehip cottage. The antique furniture and bits and bobs gave it a sense of olde worlde living and are great fun. Wonderful ambiance. The central heating kept us warm and cosy but there is also the added benefit of a beautiful log fire if you dont mind cleaning it out afterwards. You can park right outside for free and its a short walk to the shops or leisure centre so very easy to find food after a long day out somewhere. Neighbours are very friendly and helpful. We will certainly be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We were pleased to hear that you love the cottage for the same reasons we do. We love to come and stay when we get the chance too. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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Modena, Italy

Cosy retreat

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in Rosehip Cottage for 10 days this summer because our daughters attended a course in Nottingham. The owner's description of the cottage was perfectly accurate - it is small, but perfectly functional and with plenty of character. It is very well equipped and everything was in working order.

The location was perfect for us - Bingham is a lovely little town just 25 minutes drive from Nottingham. Shops, restaurants, bus services are all within a couple of minutes walk. The street itself is very quiet and there is always parking space outside the house. There are several beautiful parks (Wollaton, Kelham, Sherwood Forest...) within short driving distance.

The owner herself is extremely efficient and helpful and there are friendly neighbours around ready to help out if needed.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review!! I am so pleased the neighbours were around to help, they are truly wonderful, as is the parking space outside! Interesting to hear about the parks alongside Sherwood Forest . If I have more time on my next visit, I shall search one out. We are pleased you enjoyed our cottage and look forward to hearing from you again in the future.
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Lovely and comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have spent a very enjoyable week in Rosehip cottage: it is located in a very quiet street (not a single noise at night!) , the neighbours are friendly and helpful.

The cottage is small but has everything you need; the brand new kitchen is perfect!!! (I specially appreciated to have a gas cooker and oven!) And we found all the basic items - and more - in the cupboards (no need to rush shopping!).

The bedrooms are very clean and comfortable.

We will definitely come back!

(We would also like to add a special thank you to Traci who made us most welcome!)

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So Happy you liked the new kitchen. We put a lot of thought into trying to re-create a Victorian feel in keeping with the period cottage. Yes indeed very quiet , amazingly so when its just off the main centre. Thanks for your kind words and of course we would love to see you back again.
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"A Little Home from Home2

  • 5 of 5

This is a quintessentially English cottage situated on a quiet cul de sac only 2 minutes walk from the very pretty market square of this small town. There’s a cosy kitchen diner, a wealth of beams and a real log fire which can be lit on chilly evenings. On warmer days, you can sit and relax or eat al fresco on the small terrace at the front of the house. The cottage is furnished in olde worlde style (great for anyone interested in antiques & collectables) and has comfortable beds with lovely crisp linen. It has always been spotlessly clean.

There are a good selection of pubs, eating places, take-aways and supermarkets as well as a weekly market in the town square.

Bingham is conveniently situated for the historic town of Nottingham with it’s Robin Hood connections, Lincoln with it’s cobbled streets & famous cathedral, Newark with it’s riverside walks and the splendid Beauvoir Castle. For antique hunters like us, the huge showground antique fairs of Newark, Swinderby & Lincoln are a short drive away. We’ve stayed here in both the summer and winter whilst antique hunting and have enjoyed our stay every time. A little home from home ?

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: April 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well thank you Antique hunters for some kind words and I am glad you found it so convenient for your searches. Thank you also for trying my French apartment with access to the antique fairs along the Cote D'azur. Look forward to your next visit!
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Newark, Nottingham, United Kingdom


  • 5 of 5

Great little place as a base for my parents & sister visiting from Australia. They needed some where to stop as my place here in England wasn't big enough for 5 adults. This was perfect as was only down the road from my own place.

Everything went smoothly with transfering payment and getting the keys. Both the owner of the property and the lady who looks after it were lovely.

Perfect location for walking into Bingham to get little bits & pieces and my parents really liked the chinese restaurant.

Parking was good, we were always able to park on the street, which really helped.

I even stayed here myself with my parents & sister the night before my wedding and got ready here, the photographer got some lovely shots in the kitchen and lounge room.

My parents would love to stay here again when they next visit, they really liked it.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, wedding photos in the cottage! Now there is a first. Please, do send me a couple. Very happy it suited the family so well and incidentally, I too, really like that Chinese restaurant.
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Chatsworth House Park & Garden
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
2 minutes
Nearest Train
0.02 Miles
Bingham Town Centre
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
2 minutes
Car: not necessary

Well Robin Hood country of course. Come and trace the history of Robin Hood - he robbed the rich to pay the poor (apparently!). The logs for the fireplace come from Nottingham Forest. There are many old villages and pubs all around the area .The evocative 11th century castle - erected by William the Conqueror and rebuilt by the Duke of Newcastle in the 18th century brings back the decades of history associated with Nottingham and surrounding lace market . Nottingham itself boasts the oldest inn in England. Modern Nottingham is thronging with nightlife and restaurants with some of the biggest national companies and Universities based there but there are also many outlying areas of natural beauty and protected bird life.

The great city of Nottingham should not be missed and offers a litany of enthralling museums. Its modern name derives from an Anglo-Saxon chieftain called Snot - hence Snotingham!

Ski: There is a fake Snow Dome in Nottingham where you can indeed ski.

There are trains to Nottingham less than 5 minutes walk from the cottage and similarly express buses about every 20 minutes which take about 30 -40 minutes to the centre.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £50
Damage Deposit £250


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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