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Markham Moor 1.6 miles; Retford 5.5 miles; Newark 15 miles; Lincoln 17 miles.
Askham is a small rural Nottinghamshire village just off the A57 and close to the A1. The village has a pub, and is 7 miles from the Wetlands Waterfowl Reserve, 32 acres of fishing lakes and woodland along with an exotic birds sanctuary and animals. Sherwood Forest is just 11 miles away, with the Robin Hood visitors centre providing wonderful woodland walks including to the renowned Major Oak tree, with picnic areas also available. The National Trust's Clumber Park has 3,800 acres of spectacular scenery where you can walk or cycle, gardens, and a lake with 200 species of birds. The area offers galleries and museums, while the Roman city of Lincoln, 17 miles away, has a cathedral and castle, and historic Newark, 15 miles away, has two castles, frequent antiques fairs, a fine Georgian market square and a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants.
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Ginny's Barn is a detached brick barn conversion, on the owner’s mixed livestock and arable farm, at the edge of the small rural Nottinghamshire village of Askham. This well-equipped, spacious single-storey cottage offers open plan living areas, with traditional country furnishings, natural slate flooring with underfloor heating, exposed oak cross beams and a stable-style door. There is a grassed area to the front of the property, along with a slightly raised sitting area with table and chairs. The spire of Lincoln Cathedral can be seen on the horizon from the bedroom window and garden. A short walk into the village finds the local public house, also serving meals. There are 2.5 miles of bridleway on the farm for riding or walking, a stable is available together with separate 1 acre paddock, and there are many local lanes for a relaxing stroll. Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and several National Trust properties, including Clumber Park, are within 15 miles. Plenty to see and do within easy travelling distance of this Askham cottage.
All ground floor. One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin, WC & heated towel rail. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area & sitting area with electric woodburner-effect stove.
Gas underfloor heating with electric stove in sitting area & radiators. Electric oven & hob, fridge, TV, DVD, radio/CD player, WiFi, library of books. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Grassed area with furniture. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Stabling for one horse at £10 per night inc. hay & straw. Shop 4 miles, pub 5 mins walk.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Ginny's Barn:
The accommodation was excellent and had everything we could have wished for. The owner of the property was very nice and made our stay really enjoyable.
Mr Bray, Bristol, March 2013
Accommodation was in excellent order, convenient to village and surrounding tourist attractions, friendly helpful host.
Mr Mckendry, Malbourne, September 2012
Friendly welcome, home-made cakes on arrival.
Mr Hoadley, Woking, August 2012
The welcome and the subsequent contact with the owners is heart-warmingly friendly
Mr Bottinga, Valthe, August 2012