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The Old Sweet Shop

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Newark-On-Trent, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Was an absolutely amazing 3 weeks."

    Would recommend to anyone who would like a quiet home away from home.

    Reviewed by Dominic5.0Jan 2024

  • "This cosy cottage is very central, so within short walking distance to numerous eateries."

    As we are in our 80’s - & we don’t cook on holiday - that was perfect for us. Parking is close by (parking ticket supplied!) The bedrooms are spacious & the beds are comfortable. So we slept well. The bathroom is large & airy. I appreciated the fact that dogs are not allowed. As we stayed in most evenings watching TV or reading, a coffee table would have been handy to put cups & glasses on. The welcome hamper was very nice & the packet of sweets labelled “The Old Sweet Shop” was a quaint little touch. The weather could have been kinder - going from extremely hot to rainy & changeable - but we enjoyed our week there. Thank you Julia.

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Sep 2023

  • "Very tired and dated."

    In need of refurbishment . Furniture old and uncomfortable . Lamps in top bedroom all work from an extension cable. Not ideal. Roof window did not close properly and blind was useless as no where to hold it closed . Very expensive for what it is.

    Reviewed by Marilyn1.9Aug 2023

  • "Whole place was beautiful really enjoyed the bath and all the touches added by the owner were so thoughtful."

    Only thing we would add would be a curtain or privacy on the back kitchen window just to avoid the poor people using the back gate being accidentally gawked at when they take their dog out at 9.30 at night while we are washing up! Overall lovely property, centrally located, parking was appreciated and the proximity to transport was also great. Newark is lovely and as my little boy asked the lady in the local museum " is everyone just really nice here? " :)

    Reviewed by Cally4.7Aug 2023

  • "Ideally located central to Newark but in a very quiet lane."

    Charming country cottage with everything we needed. Ideally located for everything in surrounding area. Parking was just near the property and was absolutely fine. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Jul 2023

  • "What else can we add to the glowing reviews already posted?"

    We enjoyed our week-long stay in the house and in Newark very much indeed. Everything was exactly as statedbin the summary and p[roperty description. No need for 'reading between the lines' or guess-work. All the amenities of central Newark are within a short walk of the property. The local bakers and butchers are excellent, along with the fruit and vegetable stalls in the market on Friday and Saturday. We can endorse the train links from Castle Station (also the Tram network in Nottingham). Also the guided walks on a Saturday from the Tourist information Office are excellent, as ic the Civil War Museum itself.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property is well located for exploring the town and the surrounding area."

    The owner kindly accepted a very late booking when we had been let down by another agent. Customer service at Sykes were very helpful in assisting us. The bedrooms are spacious and we enjoyed the outside area.

    Reviewed by Dale4.1Apr 2023

  • "Very clean, particularly spacious bathroom with a lovely bath (piping hot water)."

    Spacious double bedroom which is important when you’ve got luggage. Everything was provided, including some condiments and washing up liquid. The property is aim a small side road and pretty quiet so I slept well here, which is very important! Easy to communicate with the owner, I’ve had problems finding the property I’m staying in before and if you can’t get hold of the owner it can be problematic. Julia was exceptionally helpful.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Well appointed quirky accomodation."

    Spotlessly clean with comfortable beds and a large bathroom with both a bath and walk in shower. Idealy situated just off the town square and lovely riverside walks. Key holder very welcoming (not phased by our early arrival) Greatly appreciated the welcoming pack. Strongly recommend this property for a weekly stay.

    Reviewed by Nora4.7Aug 2022

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second floor twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Permit parking for use in Residents Permit Holders Only on-street parking on Baldertongate. Enclosed rear courtyard with patio and outbuilding with lockable storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property is in a conservation area

The property

This Grade II listed two-bedroom property is in a conservation area within Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire, and is the perfect place to come if you are looking for a relaxing stay.

The property has been carefully restored to its former glory, with beam ceilings and beautiful furnishings providing traditional character.

Parking is provided for guests with a Guests permit, to take advantage of Residents permit parking on the adjacent Balderton Gate, just paces away from the threshold.

The property has a homely sitting room with Smart TV, and well-appointed kitchen on the ground floor.

Enjoy meals together at the drop leaf dining table which can be unfolded to comfortably seat 4 people.

At the rear of the property is an enclosed suntrap courtyard which is accessed through a traditional stable door; across the courtyard is a lockable outbuilding with secure storage for bikes, also containing a washing machine, with clothes airer.

Head inside and up the stairs for a bubble-bath in the contemporary bathroom, or if that's not for you, there is a separate luxurious bespoke shower.

The first floor offers a spacious double bedroom with large built-in wardrobes, and exposed beams in the high ceiling.

On the top floor, there is a twin bedroom with zip-link single beds that can be arranged to provide a super-king bed, beneath a Velux window to watch the night sky.

Wake up with a morning brew and home-cooked breakfast, before exploring the lovely Market Town; Newark hosts a traditional market with greengrocers, flower stalls, and a whole host of beautiful things to browse and buy.

The main market days are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday for the general stalls, but there are also Antiques and Collectables stalls on Monday and Thursday.

The Market Square is always a vibrant hub of the community with a popular Starbucks, and other friendly local coffee shops to enjoy the ambience, admire the traditional buildings that line the square, and simply watch the world go by.

There are many charming restaurants and bars in Newark, including The Prince Rupert, Oscars Inn, and Thai Sabai.

The towns' main attraction is Newark Castle which dominates the skyline and offers a beautiful garden and grounds to explore.

The National Civil War Centre is also located in Newark and tells the story of the English Civil War through interactive exhibits.

Sconce and Devon Park is a recreational park in Newark, with a walk beside the river, and children’s' swings and slides.

It is the location of Queen's sconce, an earthwork fortification that was built in 1646 during the First English Civil War, to protect the garrison of King Charles I, based at Newark Castle; it is a listed ancient monument and at certain times of the year there are Civil war battle re-enactments.

The property is only a short walk to the train station, where you can catch a fast train to Nottingham for a night out to enjoy the popular bars and clubs, or for a day visit to the city.

The National Ice Centre is perfect for a winter visit.

The city's restaurants and bars are top-notch, and Petit Paris is highly recommended.

Be sure to explore the city of Lincoln, hosting a magnificent cathedral to admire architecture, shopping to suit all budgets, as well as a Victorian prison for history buffs.

The property provides a great base for exploring the Lincolnshire Wolds and is only a 48-mile drive for a day out at the seaside.

There are nearby outdoor centres such as GO Ape and Sherwood Pines, for mountain biking, walking enthusiasts, and adventurous souls.

For all this and more, escape to The Old Sweet Shop, Nottinghamshire

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Southwell 8.8 miles; Lincoln 19 miles; Nottingham 20.9 miles

Newark-on-Trent, commonly known as 'Newark', is a market town and civil parish sitting within the Newark and Sherwood district of Nottinghamshire. Resting amongst the River Trent and the important Roman road of Fosse Way, it offers its visitors plenty to explore. Growing around the historic Newark Castle, which is now ruins that boast picturesque gardens, and a bustling marketplace, the town is now lined with a plethora of historic buildings waiting to be discovered. At the centre of the town you can find a wealth of historic wonders, enjoy a refreshing beverage in The Queen's Head, one of the oldest pubs in the town, or marvel at the tallest church in the county; The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, a Grade I listed building notable for its tower and octagonal spire, it's just one of many architectural delights in the town. With a rich history surrounding the English Civil War, the Nottinghamshire Civil War Trail is well-worth exploring if you're seeking the main spots relating to this key period in history, or spend a day in the Newark Museum to see diverse exhibits of this period up close. Besides its enticing history, the town also offers a plethora of shops and eateries where you can while away the hours, offering all kinds of cuisines to cater for every taste, or for those seeking an outdoor experience, be sure to venture into the Beacon Hill Conservation Park, a wonderfully peaceful park with plenty of wildlife and scenic settings to explore, it makes a lovely day out for all. Nearby Nottingham is well-worth visiting to discover its legend of Robin Hood, home to ancient caves, the National Justice Museum with its spooky ghost tours, the spectacular Wollaton Hall, Gardens and Deer Park, there's plenty here to keep all ages entertained. In easy reach of Lincoln, Boston and Grantham too, all offering their own unique experiences, Neward-on-Trent is the ultimate base from which to explore Nottinghamshire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas