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Robin's Nest

Vale Of Belvoir, Lincolnshire (Ref. 1054413)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • 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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10 Customer Reviews

  • "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.

    Reviewed by MaureenMay 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.

    Reviewed by TimothyApr 2022

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

    . what a lovely easy holiday

    Reviewed by PhilApr 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 DavidSep 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 GailSep 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 TrevorSep 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 SiobainAug 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 ClareAug 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 AlanMay 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 GeorgeMay 2021

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  • 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
  • Enclosed south facing garden with gravelled area and patio with outdoor seating, water feature and stand for disposable barbeques
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Check in at 4pm, check out at 10:00am
  • Please be aware: This property accepts a minimum of 3 night stays
  • Please note: This property has recently been improved and relaunched.

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 by the little pond 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.

Some very good golf courses are available within 10 miles 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 or delight in a spot of shopping and Lincoln with its magnificent Cathedral, Castle and cobbled streets / independent shops, finally Rockingham Castle (Historic Houses) and the market towns of Oundle and Uppingham with their famous public schools make for an excellent day out.

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.

Region Information

Please be aware: This property accepts a minimum of 3 night stays

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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