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Robin's Nest

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (14)
  • comfortable (14)
  • well (13)
  • lovely (12)
  • clean (10)
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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Robin's Nest was just what we wanted for our week away!"

    It is well equipped with everything we needed, clean and comfortable throughout.

    Thank you and it was a pleasure discussing places to go and you enjoyed the pub we recommend. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely cosy property and we made good use of the open fire."

    The property is ideally located for the Vale of Belvoir and we enjoyed trips to Lincoln, Belvoir Castle and Belton. The master bedroom was large and all beds very comfy. Access to the drive a little tight but no problem. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Oct 2023

  • "A cosy house in a convenient location."

    I really liked the decor and facilities - the induction hob was a treat to use! It was a convenient location for us, visiting spots in Leicestershire and Lincolnshire; we especially loved Belton House! Thank you for our stay.

    Thank you Jennifer for your kind comments and we are blessed to be in the Vale of Belvoir and have Belton House so near. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great location for travelling to Nottingham , Burley House, Belvoir Castle Newark on trent was also well worth a visit."

    The cottage was clean and really comfortable from dvd, books games the hosts thought of everything. They even left a lovely Victoria cake which was delicious would definitely book again

    And you were very thoughtful and considerate guests so to go the extra mile and read your comments makes our job so much nicer and rewarding. Thank you and maybe a bottle of wine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.7May 2023

  • "We had an excellent stay at Robin's Nest."

    Simon went above and beyond trying to accommodate us due to personal circumstances and we can't thank him enough. The property was extremely clean, comfortable and well equipped. I would definitely recommend the property if staying in the area and wouldn't hesitate to return.

    It is always nice to help genuine people and I wish you all the best and your most welcome to return Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was more than adequate for my requirements."

    The host was exceptionally helpful. Although the property is close to the A607 I did not find any traffic noises infringe on my relaxation or impact on my sleep at night. The owner of the Village shop was very welcoming and the shop catered for most general daily requirements. The area has some lovely walks. I particularly liked Denton reservoir. I would recommend this cottage and would stay there again without hesitation.

    Thank you Josephine We appreciate your positive comments on this forum as many of our lovely guests who stay make similar comments but primarily in our guest book where I guess it matters most. Take care. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Josephine4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay."

    The owners were very accommodating and their Home made welcome cake was delicious

    Thanks Geoff and all the best going forward. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff4.7Feb 2023

  • "A nice comfortable place to stay."

    Well presented, clean and tidy.

    Thanks Shirley and lovely to meet you both over a coffee. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jan 2023

  • "Robin's Nest was a pleasant, warm and comfortable cottage."

    We actually stayed there as we were moving house and wanted a base not too far away when this was happening and not because we were on holiday. It was a good option for us and firework free (as in a small rural village) over Bonfire Night which our dog appreciated. There is road noise as some visitors have pointed out but it was not a problem to us. Parking was potentially a little tight but our car is not large and there is parking on the road if required. The area is very pleasant if you are on holiday and we appreciated that the cottage accepts dogs and has a small enclosed courtyard garden.

    Thank you and at the time was pleased you returned so soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne3.8Nov 2022

  • "Excellent location for exploring this region."

    Nottingham, Southwell and Rutland Water are all under 45 minutes away. Belvoir Castle and local walks around Woolsthorpe and Denton are less than 15 minutes away! Croxton Kerrial has a new village shop, medieval manor house remains and a pub walking distance from the cottage. The cottage is very clean and is a lovely refuge after a busy day out.

    Thanks John Your lovely positive attitude from the outset shows through especially with how much you used your valuable time in what is a beautiful area and excellent for pubs and walks. Thank you and it was pleasure to have such lovely guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "Disappointing due to noise at night which was horrendous hence unable to sleep well."

    Also we found it cold. However the garden area was good.

    The air source heat pump was professionally installed and correct number and size of radiators installed to ensure it isn’t cold……it is just over a year old, we leave it on 24/7 but we don’t control the thermostats! We live close by if any issues, there is an open fire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.4Oct 2022

  • "This was a lovely clean, tidy cottage but unfortunately for us it was beside a main road which was not mentioned in the description."

    We are used to our very quiet environment, so this was an issue for us with the road noise day and through the night. It was a good base for exploring the area. But because of the noise issue we will not return.

    It is a shame this experience seems to have affected your poor accuracy of listing marks compared to the majority of our guests. Your overall low marks suggest Robin’s Nest wasn’t the right choice despite you saying the cottage was clean and tidy and we employ a professional cleaner! We are regularly complimented time after time re facilities and comfort with the beds in particular praised for their size and comfort! We thank you for your booking and hope you arrived home safely to East Anglia. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diana3.4Sep 2022

  • "A comfortable, warm and well equipped cottage, well sited for the attractions of Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire."

    The beds were large and comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped with an effective hob and cooker. (although would benefit from a set of steak knives and a tea cosy), the sofa and armchairs were easy to sit upon and the televisions were of a good sized and quality. My only criticism was that the internet was poor - not in terms of speed, but availability as it kept dropping, making use frustrating. The bathroom was well equipped and although no power shower, the shower provided was a perfectly good electric one with plenty of hot water at sufficient pressure for a reasonable shower. Parking was OK although perhaps a little challenging in the dark, although there was plenty of nearby road parking if necessary. Lots of historic sites were also within easy reach, such as Belton House in Grantham, the Cathedral and Castle in Lincoln, Gainsborough Old Hall in Gainsborough, Great Central Railway at Loughborough, (all of which are well worth a visit), as well as many others. We will undoubtedly return in due course

    Thank you for your positive and constructive feedback and I dropped off a tea cosy and a Chesterfield settee for the summer house as this will further enhance the excellent facilities you kindly mentioned as more comfortable than the bed settee. Vodaphone we’re reportedly the best provider for our village and we have two boosters in place but are monitoring your experience as current guests found a similar experience for first couple of days but fine before and after your visit (Sod’s law) so hopefully a glitch in the area and now fixed. If and you very welcome to come again Belvoir Castle and Belton House do spectacular light trail through their gardens and grounds during November and December. Stay safe. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely well equipped cottage set in the most beautiful countryside."

    Home from home. Everything you could possibly need is here. The beds are very comfortable and what a bonus to have the two televisions! The kitchen is well equipped and has a large fridge/freezer. The cottage is set in truly the most naturally beautiful area, with many historical places of interest to visit. The village and all the surrounding villages are an absolute joy to visit. We so enjoyed our stay here. Thank you so much to our kind and thoughtful host. Sad to leave.

    Thank you Jill for your lovely response and pleased your three weeks with us was such a success. Robin’s Nest works well for our cultured visitors Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage is ok for a last minute booking."

    Its sweet and dies the job if you are out most of the time. The lounge and kitchen is a bit tight. Parking is very tricky. The shower was very weak and definitely could do with replacement.

    Unfortunately historical villages don’t tend to have gas and parking is often only on the road but Robin’s Nest are fortunate to accommodate people carriers and installed a four year old Triton Electrical Shower, a trusted brand and an air source heat pump. Home from home seems to be our usual guest reviews. Thank you for your “last second booking”, the team at Robin’s Nest worked hard under these circumstances for little reward! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shobna3.1May 2022

  • "We felt at home the moment we entered Robin’s Nest."

    It is a most attractive, well equipped, warm and comfortable cottage. It proved to be an excellent base from which to explore the beautiful Vale of Belvoir & beyond. It is conveniently placed to drive to places like Lincoln, Kings Lynn, Stamford, Newark, Rutland Water, Woolsthorpe Manor, Belvoir Castle, Burghley House and the bustling Tuesday market at Melton Mowbray; so many great attractions that we couldn’t squeeze them all in – we’ll be back! We also appreciated the local pub, Croxton church and the ease of shopping in Grantham on our doorstep. Simon was an excellent host and he certainly went the extra mile to be helpful to us! With lots of accessible places still on our wish list, we look forward to returning to this excellent property.

    From your first reply to the time we met it was obvious you were the perfect guests who appreciated a rural environment and the English way of life. You will be welcomed back with open arms. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage set in beautiful countryside with many places of interest nearby."

    Ideal for cycling and walking. It is very comfortable with plenty of space and is really well equipped . On arrival, we found milk in the fridge and a local Plum Loaf - very thoughful of the friendly owners. Although we used our time to visit family and friends in the area, the location is ideal for a great holiday.

    Thank you so much, you sum up the cottage and area perfectly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely decorated, log burning and great hosts."

    . what a lovely easy holiday

    Thank you for your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a brilliant week in a very cosy and very clean cottage."

    The owners Simon and Julie have made it very comfortable for each and everybody who stays there. It is very well equipped with all the things that you need.The weather, in general, was better than the forecast. The area around the cottage was beautiful countryside with stunning views and properties, and lovely village pubs. especially the Chequers and the Manners arms which are owned by the Duchess of Rutland. Belvoir Castle is also a must-visit. A really stunning castle with views to die for. We will be returning to the area again soon.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "The owner, Simon, is friendly and made sure we had everything we needed."

    Left nice surprise of Lincolnshire Plum Loaf and milk together with containers of tea, coffee and sugar. Also a lovely personalised gift. The cottage itself is excellent and very comfortable. It is beside a busy road, so expect some road noise, especially when sitting out in the garden. Location is superb, with so much to do and Simon is very knowledgable about the area. We thought from the photos that the cottage was detached. It is actually semi-detached. Not really an issue as the neighbour was completely unobtrusive, just a bit of a surprise.

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Sep 2021

  • "A charming cottage which suited my wife and I very well."

    Large bedroom with comfortable bed. On bus route to Grantham and Melton Mobray with some good National Trust in easy reach by car. Belvoir Castle very nearby. Expect traffic noise during the day but it was quiet at night good local pub a short walk away.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2021

  • "Would recommend Robin’s Nest for anyone looking for a short break in this lovely part of the country."

    We felt at home straight away and the owner Simon could not have done more, there was even milk in the fridge on our arrival which was very welcome. The bungalow was spotlessly clean and fresh, comfortable and extremely well equipped.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2021

  • "Robin's Nest is a lovely cottage in a pretty village."

    Unfortunately we had to leave early after only 2 nights but would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Siobain4.7Aug 2021

  • "House was very well thought out and very clean and tidy."

    The owners were approachable and willing to help without intruding on your privacy. Thank you for the effort put in, that enabled us to have an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2021

  • "Accommodation was very clean and tidy had a couple issues with cooker and heating and owners couldt have been any more helpful and had the issues sorted almost instantly once I had made them aware off them."

    Great house and owners would definitely recommend and hopfully will be booking with them again soon

    Reviewed by George5.0May 2021

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  • Please note: This property only accepts breaks of 5 nights or more
  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with separate dressing room and Smart TV, 1 x twin with TV for guests who bring their own firestick
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire, smart TV & Dvd player
  • New for 2022 Summer house with views to the church and Hills.
  • Nursery and walk in wardrobe with games and dvd's
  • Utility and small porch
  • Air sourced heat pumps (app to change temperature to suit) with open fire, alarm with separate nighttime settings
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Nespresso machine, 2 x Smart TVs, DVD player, WiFi and & USB sockets x 2 (extra TV for Apps only in twin bedroom)
  • Linen and power included in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Fully enclosed garden and patio area that thrives in the sunshine with outdoor seating and stand for disposable barbeques
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Check in at 4pm, check out at 10:00am
  • Please note: This property has recently been improved and relaunched
  • Please note: 1 small well behaved dog welcome with supplement of £25 per booking, pets not allowed in the main bedroom

The property

Knipton is 1.9 miles from Croxton Kerrial.

Perched in the tranquil and historical village of Croxton Kerrial, within the beautiful Leicestershire countryside, Robin's Nest is an idyllic ground-floor cottage from which to enjoy an escape to the Vale of Belvoir, Rutland Water and Stanford.

Renovated to a high standard, this stylish abode is perfectly suited to a couple or small family of four.

Leave your coats to hang in the porch as you step inside this warm and welcoming abode, making yourself at home in the open-plan living space as you turn on the traditional open fire and unwind on the sofa, or rustle up a tasty treat in the contemporary kitchen with the help of the many handy appliances that lie within.

Take a seat at the large breakfast bar and begin to map out all of your upcoming adventures exploring the area, or head out into the south facing secure garden with a refreshing glass of wine and enjoy the last of the days sunshine as you take in your magnificent surroundings.

Head back inside and discover two well-appointed bedrooms consisting of a king-size and a twin, as well as a light and spacious bathroom hosting a large tub and overhead shower where you can prepare for the day.

Finishing off the interior of the cottage is a dressing room/ walk-in wardrobe or ideal for a nursery, a peaceful place to enjoy some time before gathering with loved ones for an entertaining evening.

Wander over to the historic Croxton Abbey, famously home to the burial of King John's heart, with several of the church pews dating back 500 years, a fantastic place to uncover the village history.

Keep an eye out for the resident Kites and Geese in the Autumn.

Begin your days with a relaxing stroll or bike ride to the neighboring village of Knipton, home to a charming Post Office with a village store, Knipton reservoir and the Manners Arms, an AA accredited 4 star restaurant and Country Inn ideal for a pint or two before heading for the hamlet of Harston or the beautiful village of Branston for a pint at The Wheel and back to Croxton (quiet circular walk on country roads) continuing past a stream and a lake for a further 2 miles (approx 75 minutes walk to Belvoir from Croxton) you can explore the grand fortress of Belvoir Castle & their unique artisan retail village with a wood fired pizza (served till 9pm on certain nights).

For those who love walking carry on down to just outside Woolsthorpe which is on the Viking Way and Jubilee Way and have a pint at the Dirty Duck situated on the canal route and then back via Harston.

The Vale of Belvoir is being considered an ANOB (area of outstanding beauty) and when you stay at Robin's Nest you will see why with quintessential pubs, churches, canals and hamlets surrounded by wonderful countryside and all dominated by the awe inspiring Belvoir Castle.

Belvoir Castle is only 4 miles from Robin's Nest also has a full programme of events from September to middle of January including their spectacular light display.

Additionally, some very good golf courses are available within 10 miles of the property and the owner is happy to share his knowledge!

Angling is also very popular with day passes on the lakes and reservoir of Belvoir Estates and Rutland Water.

Other attractive neighboring villages with lovely walks are Harlaxton with a walk through part of Harlaxton Manor grounds and Denton with a lovely walk around Denton reservoir.

Within a 30 minute drive of Robin's Nest is the magnificent Belton House with its Swiss chalet style Boat House, Bellmount Tower and the well-kept landscapes of Londonthorpe Wood.

Other properties include The National Trust Woolsthorpe Manor, the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton, Easton Walled Gardens and Grimsthorpe Castle, both members of Historic Houses, alternative ideas include a day at Twinlakes Park, a ride on the Great Central Railway or cycling and boating at Rutland Water.

Market towns within a similar 30 minute drive include Melton Mowbray home to the famous pork pie with market day on Tuesday, the delightful Georgian town of Stamford and the Elizabethan Burghley House, (Historic Houses) with its famous horse trials in September, Newark on Trent with its ruined Castle and National Civil War Centre and Oakham, the Capital of Rutland and Rutland Water ideal for water pursuits and bird watching.

Under an hour's drive is two of England's finest cities, Nottingham where the National Justice Museum, recently renovated Nottingham Castle and the City of Caves await you.

Delight in a spot of shopping in Lincoln with its magnificent Cathedral, Castle and cobbled streets / independent shops, and discover Rockingham Castle (Historic Houses) and the market towns of Oundle and Uppingham.

With so much adventure right on your doorstep, be sure to book a stay at Robin's Nest!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Melton Mowbray 11 miles

The Vale of Belvoir, centred around the Castle, is a hidden gem consisting of small villages, country pubs, coffee shops and extensive access to the countryside for walking, cycling or horse riding.
Visit country houses at Belvoir, Burghley or the National Trust's Belton House and Woolsthorpe Manor (Isaac Newton's family home).
Beautiful market towns of Uppingham, Oakham and Stamford as well as Rutland Water (walking, cycling, sailing, bird watching) are all within 30 minutes.

Please note: This property has recently been improved and relaunched.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas