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Ginny's Barn

(Ref. 958486)

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Ginnys Barn."

    It’s our second stay perfect location for visiting the local area. Nothing too much trouble for the owners to help make the perfect holiday. We will be back in near future. Many thanks Karen Nige and Tia

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Ginny’s Barn proved an extremely well presented , comfortable holiday home."

    I received a warm welcome from the owner giving me helpful pieces of information which was much appreciated. I absolutely loved my holiday hideaway; on the edge of the village, surrounded by countryside, my ideal! Lots of local walks to keep my black Labrador happy as well as being close to some great places to explore. Thank you Ginny’s Barn!

    Reviewed by Trudy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent location in the countryside."

    Had a few days of peace, quiet and relaxation. Nothing but the sound of the birds in the trees. Lovely cottage and great hosts. Thanks Sue and Sarah.

    Reviewed by Alyson4.4Aug 2023

  • "Very well appointed and scrupiously clean."

    Also in a great position on a working but unintrusive farm close to a charming village , situated at a high elevation with some wonderful views close by. Good access to local villages and small towns and tourist attractions. Would highly recommend. Geoff and Vicki Thomas

    Reviewed by Geoffry4.4Jul 2023

  • "An absolutely beautiful place set in a lovely tidy area, with a resident donkey that’s really friendly."

    Will Visit again.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Ginny’s Barn and everything wa,s great apart from the fact that the wi-fi connection was very poor."

    As you can appreciate these days it is important for information and staying in touch with family. But many thanks for our stay. John

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely country cottage in great setting."

    Very comfortable. Hope to return for a longer stay. Good parking which is great for us. Host very helpful and knowledgeable about the area.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely break from home and work and would go back again Hope you managed to get your spare parts you spoke to my husband about Our doggies thought they owned the place !"


    Reviewed by Susan4.7Apr 2023

  • "A very relaxing and pleasant stay."

    A lovely atmosphere, well presented inside and outside the cottage.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Mar 2023

  • "The property was well renovated and equipped but we were unable to sit comfortably on the very well worn sofa."

    Sue brought an extra cushion but by that time we had decided to leave two days early. Would have liked more space to store food as microwave, kettle and toaster took up most of the worktop space. Ginnys Barn is well situated , close to road links to lots of places of interest and views from the property are wonderful.

    Sofa sorted now. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane3.4Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful property with lovely views."

    Very peaceful seemingly in the middle of nowhere but only a 2 minute walk from the village. The town of Retford within easy reach. Would certainly book here again in the future.

    Reviewed by Deanne5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely and cosy!"

    It is comfortable and very well equipped. It is in a very quiet setting, but within easy reach of Lincoln, Newark and Retford, and also the A1. Sue, the owner, was very welcoming and made lots of suggestions for things to do. We will definitely go back!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2023

  • "Our stay in Ginnysbarn was excellent we had a lovely stay the owner's were very ..."

    Our stay in Ginnysbarn was excellent we had a lovely stay the owner's were very friendly and helpful they couldn't do enough for us highly recommend

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation and a great location to explore the nearby countryside from."

    Ginny's Barn has everything you need. We stayed for 3 nights and met all our expectations. We would have no hesitation in booking again.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Nov 2022

  • "Really lovely and clean."

    Liked all the personal touches. Very suitable for the dog. Nice location. One of the owners even came to say hallo. It didn’t bother us but we found a key for the ‘annexe’ with a washing machine just as we were leaving. This might have been in the book and I didn’t see it. We had a really lovely stay

    Reviewed by Breame3.8Oct 2022

  • "Only stayed for a couple of days but lovely comfortable property, well furnished in beautiful garden."

    Ideally situated for visiting Sherwood Forest and clumber park plus other attractions. The local pub serves delicious food with excellent service and is within walking distance. Owners couldn’t have been more helpful.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Good facilities and some lovely walks around the area. The pigs were so cute. Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Rakish4.7Apr 2022

  • "Thank you so much for a lovely stay."

    You made us feel very welcome and the cottage was beautiful. Hope to see you again one day!

    Reviewed by Verica5.0Feb 2022

  • "Perfect. Our hosts, Susan, Sarah and Roger were so friendly and welcoming."

    The place was spotless and so cosy. Definitely going back again.

    Reviewed by Verdun5.0Oct 2021

  • "Helpful instructions from owners on how to find the place."

    Was made to feel very welcome then just the right amount of attention throughout our stay. Lovely stylish accommodation, thoughtfully prepared to cater for our needs. Would recommend this place to anyone wanting a clean comfortable stay in a beautiful quiet rural location with access to local services nearby

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely working farm situation with very friendly owner and family."

    Wonderfully quiet and beautiful countryside. Ideally situated for touring 3 counties. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Sep 2021

  • "We would like to thank Susan and Sarah for a wonderful stay at Ginny's Barn."

    A very freindly and informative welcome was given by both on arrival. A very comfortable accommodation with good facilities. A perfect location. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2021

  • "Warm welcome on arrival and information offered on local walks to enjoy."

    Lovely location. The cottage was perfect for the two of us and our dog. Well equipped and comfortable and finished to a high standard.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Ginnys barn it was very clean and had everything you could need and more for a break away."

    The hosts were very friendly without being intrusive and were very informative about the surrounding areas. We found cycling around the local areas easily as well as in Clumber Park which is a local national trust estate. The views around the local areas were stunning. The bed was very very comfy. Even though this is a working farm we didn’t hear any loud farm vehicles and the area around the barn was very clean.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2021

  • "The owner was very friendly and helpful."

    The cottage is on a farm and within walking distance of Askam village. A very comfortable cottage and a lovely location.

    Reviewed by Roger4.1May 2021

  • "Really pretty cottage, semi secluded, can walk to one village pub, the one draw back if light sleeper, which I am, is the train line, it’s very near and rather constant, won’t bother everyone, the cottage itself made up for it and the owner was lovely."

    Reviewed by Carlyn3.8May 2021

  • "I was very happy in Ginny's Barn."

    It was clean, comfortable and the hosts were extremely friendly. I would happily return and can highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Janetta4.1Oct 2020

  • "Excellent property."

    Very clean and comfortable. Beautifully decorated and furnished. Owners very helpful and friendly. Located centrally for visiting lots of places. Easily accessible. Property all on one level and suitable for anyone with mobility difficulties.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2020

  • "This is a well equipped comfortable barn conversion."

    A beautiful barn out of the way of everyone and everything apart from the natural surroundings. We really enjoyed our time here. The owners are fantastic and made us feel very welcome even supplying local fruit and veg and went beyond and above with a lovely gift of flowers on our anniversary. Sue has great local knowledge of walks of the area. We would highly recommend Ginny's Barn for a lovely stay. The local pub The Duke William is very welcoming with local ales and ciders together with great food especially the Sunday roast. A short 2 mile walk away to East Markham is another lovely village pub called The Queen's Hotel which also serves fantastic food. Both establishments took the cleanliness and restriction surrounding Covid 19 seriously. The overall area of Askham is lovely to walk together with the surrounding areas of East/West Markham and Retford. Lincoln is worth a visit also although we did not hang around too long due to the current situation with Covid 19.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was a home from home plus more."

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation and the owners were very friendly ."

    On site there is a friendly donkey and a couple of sheep. Plenty of places to take the dogs for a walk . There is a lovely little local pub about 20 minutes walk from the accommodation too. We will definitely be visiting again .

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely little barn in a beautiful area."

    Lots of nice walks & places to visit nearby. The barn was spotless & had everything you need for a nice retreat. Susan was a great host telling us all about the history of the farm & introducing us to her friendly donkey Meadow. Top marks all round!

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Jul 2020

  • "Relaxing very pleasant holiday and lovely owners will definitely be going back"

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Feb 2020

  • "Ginny's is a lovely place for a quiet stay in the countryside."

    The cottage has everything you'd need and the WiFi worked correctly which isn't always the case with rental cottages.We'd happily stay there again and found it to be good value for money. If the location suits you it should be great for a couple or single person.

    Reviewed by Neville4.7Nov 2019

  • "Such friendly family ,who gave us a warm welcome."

    This is our 2nd visit to Ginnys Barn. We enjoyed our stay on this lovely farm .Hopefully we will return again for a relaxing holiday. Would recommend a visit in fact I've already told my friends about this lovely place

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Oct 2018

  • "W, e were rather disappointed to find the village pub was closed as no where else to eat in the village and had to use car every day as nothing within walking distance if we had known this we would have chosen a different location, weather was really bad so came home tuesday ( no one can predict the english weather) but could not fault the cottage or owners both really nice."

    Mrs J. Oxley ps i think untill pub is open you should let people know of its closure as can cause disapiontment

    Thank you for your feedback, I am sorry the pub was closed at the time, this was in the process of changing owners. The Village pub is open again and has been taken over by a lovely Italian couple, who serve lovely Italian food. I appreciate it was not the greatest weather during your stay and I hope if you do come to visit again, you will get enjoy the pub and have better luck with the weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by June4.7Sep 2018

  • "Had a really good stay at Ginny's Barn."

    Everything was just as described and the owners were really friendly and helpful. This is a lovely area to explore and well worth a visit. I would have no hesitation in returning or recommending to friends or family. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had a fabulous holiday just what we needed."

    ..... a quiet restful time in a beautiful cottage which was just the base we needed to see some of the surrounding area. The owners were really nice and helpful going above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. We miss it already

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Aug 2018

  • "Very friendly owners, quiet location."

    , nice area with easy access to all area's

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Apr 2018

  • "Cozy and comfortable accomodation on a working farm."

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0Nov 2017

  • "Great accommodation with very helpful and friendly owners."

    Reviewed by Sue4.8Oct 2017

  • "Susan made us very welcome, we were on a working break so having somewhere comfortable to come back to at the end of a tiring day was fantastic, meadow the donkey is adorable and we took away some of the home made jams and eggs when we left."

    Reviewed by Angela4.2Sep 2017

  • "Nice friendly welcoming hosts, most enjoyable stay with no problems."

    Would like to return sometime in the future to explore more of the local area, particularly riverside walks.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2017

  • "We where made very welcome on arrival and had a ovely time stopping at Ginnys farm it's easy to travel to other places on the map also the people looked after us on our stay well done."

    Reviewed by Keith4.2Jul 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric woodburner-effect stove
  • Shared annexe/utility.
  • Gas underfloor heating with electric stove in sitting area and radiators
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, shared use of washing machine in annexe
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD player, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Grassed area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Note: Dogs must be on leads as unenclosed garden
  • No smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Local pub now open
  • Please note: The Pet supplement for 2nd pet is £25.

The property

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, from where views of the orchard can be seen.

Also the three towers 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.

Historic Lincoln offers a vibrant and contemporary day out with plenty of things to keep everyone busy.

There is plenty of history on offer with its medieval cathedral and a copy of the Magna Carta housed at the castle.

Why not walk the castle walls and take in the views across the city?

The National Nature Reserve of Sherwood Forest is a short drive away and was once part of a royal hunting forest.

The area now covers 450 acres with plenty of walking and cycling routes, and includes some ancient trees, some of which are over 500 years old.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 925804, together they sleep 4.

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About the location


  • 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. 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 Wetlands Waterfowl Reserve is seven miles away with 32 acres of fishing lakes and woodland, along with an exotic birds sanctuary and animals. 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.

Please note: The Pet supplement for 2nd pet is £25.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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