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Auld Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Quaint cottage in quiet village."

    Great place to stay to visit Lincoln, Newark and Oakham all historic towns and cities .

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2023

  • "I've been with Sykes, umpteen times and always enjoy my weeks away."

    This was my second visit to Auld Cottage, and may not be my last, hits the spot for me.

    It's great to hear how much you like Auld Cottage. Hope to see you again :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Nov 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

    Fabulous! Thank you for the lovely feedback. Glad you had a good stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Nov 2023

  • "Loved everything about the cottage, good quiet location, cosy, immaculately clean and comfy."

    Great log fire, shower and very well stocked kitchen. One of the best we have stayed in!! The only improvement I would make is to put a PIR light at the rear of the property as this is the main entrance to the property ( although there is an outside light it was turned on from the inside) so if arriving in the dark you need to have a torch to see the key lock and the safe box which I would have had higher up the wall as it was hard to see the numbers and get to as it was so low down.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and the cottage. Good suggestions re the outside light and key safe - we will look into making those improvements. Hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely small cottage really enjoyed stay local pub great for food and we found people friendly"

    Thanks for your great feedback. Glad you enjoyed the cottage and the village location :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect for us and was a brilliant base to explore the area."

    It was really quiet but quite near to Newark so it was the best of both worlds as far as getting to restaurants and supermarkets. The cottage was really interesting itself and the local history books about the village were very thorough and a credit to the locals who were friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Owners very helpful.

    Reviewed by Joe5.0May 2023

  • "We liked this cottage but several things spoilt our stay."

    The village store had closed which we were not informed about. The nearest shop was 5 miles away. The underfloor heating was very temperamental and we had to rely on the wood burner downstairs. The bathroom was minute and the sink no bigger than a mixing bowl. On the plus side there was prime and sky tv and an excellent pub in this very rural village

    Thank you for your feedback. The village shop has recently closed unfortunately - we are hoping it will be able to re-open soon. In the meantime, there is a 24 hr garage with basic supplies a mile away and a co-op in a neighbouring village just under 10 minutes drive. We have set the underfloor heating at a steady temperature which suits most people but of course everyone is different so there are instructions in the welcome pack to adjust this to suit and we're always there to help if you need us! We're glad you liked the cottage and the village pub. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brenda3.4Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful property in a delightful village, lots of rural countryside nearby."

    45 minutes from Nottingham. Clumber Park is a must see as is the Workhouse in Southwell. We have a wonderful time in front of the fire.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We're glad that you enjoyed the local area and some cosy evenings in front of the fire. Hope to see you again :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a most enjoyable stay in Auld Cottage."

    It has all the necessary facilities and offers them in comfortable and surprisingly spacious surroundings. It seems bigger on the inside than the outside view suggests. The off road parking is a real advantage, giving easy access from the car to the rear of the cottage for moving luggage both ways. The owners are friendly and helpful, quickly responding to our requests for assistance. Their plans for ongoing enhancements will make the cottage even more cosy and we wish them well in their endeavours. We had some very pleasant walks in the area and in Sherwood Forest, which is a short drive away The local pub, the Plough, does very good food and is always a warm and friendly place to visit.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay. It's certainly a lovely time of year for walks in Sherwood forest :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2022

  • "A gem of a property, tastefully restored to 21st century needs but built in 1512 !"

    Very kind of you to say, Steven - much appreciated. And thank you for taking emaculate care of the cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage."

    It’s is traditional so mind your head if you’re tall! Lovely and comfy and great to sit in the little garden in the early evening. Noise from tractors and lorries on the road during the day and it is not double glazed due to the authentic renovation so bear that in mind if you don’t like noise. Lovely little shop a minute away too. Great as a base to visit Lincoln and Newark.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Although it's a tucked-away quiet village most of the time, you are right - you will hear the odd vehicle passing by, sometimes horses too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful property."

    We were very relieved to find fans in both bedrooms when staying during the heatwave!

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely renovated cottage, well furnished and all mod cons."

    Excellent location for exploring local area, shop and pub nearby. Locals very friendly, had good chats with pub landlord and also church warden. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage,enjoyed our stay there."

    Only compliant was the lack of clothes hanging facilities,and shower water pressure not great. Overall nice little cottage,lovely location,would stay again

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback - and we're very glad you enjoyed your stay! We'll take a look at the water pressure and have another think about hanging clothes - the room size and sloping ceilings don't allow a wardrobe unfortunately. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.4May 2022

  • "The cottage was very clean and cosy."

    The village and area are beautiful. Lots to see and visit. You have to watch your head on the beams and sloped ceiling. Lots of character, obviously being a very old cottage. Please watch you don't catch your head when going in through the French door, as my husband did.

    Hello Margaret - and sorry for the delay replying to your comment (my wife only just spotted it). We're really sorry to hear your husband banged his head! We'll update our description and booking email to let future guests know not to do the same. Thank you for your lovely feedback. Peter and Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2022

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay - the cottage was cosy and welcoming."

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful, so clean and quirky."

    Would definitely go back, had a wonderful break away with the kids. Thank you for our buscuits ☺️

    Reviewed by Mariella4.7Feb 2022

  • "Just perfect for what I needed."

    The cottage has been very well restored and is delightful. Wifi and TV signal perfect. The owners were very helpful and considerate. The location was excellent and all the facilities as described and all that was needed. The village is quiet yet has everything to hand, and is central to lots of other places to see.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jan 2022

  • "This little cottage was perfect."

    The hosts had left a bottle of wine, biscuits and flowers on the table, making us very welcome. It was beautifully decorated with gorgeous furnishings. Perfect for a couple. The village pub was a simple good pub. Very friendly. The shop opposite was very quaint. It sold a good selection of produce. You could get everything you could need. The cottage is in a great location for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2021

  • "Auld Cottage was a lovely place to stay - rural location in a beautiful village but easy to get to lots of other places."

    It was a very clean and comfortable cottage which has been restored to a high standard. Quite cosy and with everything you need. Flowers, wine, biscuits and milk on arrival and the owners were very attentive if you needed anything. Lovely walks from right outside the door plus a friendly village shop which was very handy. We had lovely day trips to Lincoln, York, Newark and Southwell plus local country walks. Hope to come back for another stay as there was lots more to see.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely and clean."

    Great location for exploring the area

    Reviewed by Lyndsay5.0Aug 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/dining
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Air source heat pump with underfloor heating and woodburning stove with starter pack
  • Range cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair provided
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles Off road parking for 1 car( additional on street parking on the opposite side of the road on a first come, first served basis) This is a historical cottage with sloping ceilings upstairs and some low beams
  • Fuel for the woodburner can be purchased from the shops nearby

The property

Resting in the pretty village of Norwell in rural Nottinghamshire, is this quaint, 16th-century home, Auld Cottage.

Boasting character in combination with modern features, such as the eco friendly air source heat pump, this cottage is a lovely base for two couples or a family seeking a relaxing pursuit, with lots of historical landmarks, rolling countryside and attractive towns to explore.

The ground floor of Auld Cottage is finished with quarry style tiles with underfloor heating, ensuring a toasty feel throughout.

Be welcomed into the delightful sitting room, where a woodburning stove sits with an original recess, and a sumptuous sofa and TV is perfect for an evenings entertainment.

Tongue and groove style doors lead into the kitchen/diner, where a range master stove commands the kitchen appliances, with a centre dining table offering delightful mealtime moments.

Climb the beautiful oak staircase to the first floor and discover two attractive bedrooms, each with double beds and served by a contemporary shower room with sleek tiling and a walk-in shower enclosure.

Get to know your surroundings better by venturing on a leisurely stroll through the village, home to a modest selection of amenities including a local pub, The Plough, and a convenience store, where you can pick up any essentials.

Explore further and join the Trent Valley Way, a long-distance walking path which is perfect for those keen ramblers, with a wealth of wildlife to spot along the way and a charming scenery to admire.

Just over eight mile away lies the town of Newark-on-Trent, where you can embrace the rich local history as you tour the imposing establishment of Newark Castle and Gardens, and wander the galleries of the local museum.

The stunning minster town of Southwell is also worth a visit, home to an architectural jewel that is the Mister church, boasting some of the finest medieval stone carving in England.

If you fancy a chance of scenery, visit the city of Lincoln where you can sample a range of excellent eateries and shopping facilities, along with some fabulous attractions such as the Victorian prison and castle and the Guildhall and Stonebow, an early 16th-century town building which forms an archway over the main High Street.

The delights of Sherwood Forest are also waiting to be explored, home to a growing series of walks and trails, along with many seasonal events to suit all tastes.

For a wonderful holiday to Nottinghamshire, consider Auld Cottage.

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

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About the location


Southwell 7.9 miles; Newark-on-Trent 9 miles; Nottingham 22.9 miles.

Surrounded by open fields and enjoying a countryside setting is the village of Norwell, a rural hub offering a lovely base in Nottinghamshire for a UK staycation. Within reach of the city of Lincoln, the historic town of Newark and the beautiful Trent Valley, there's plenty to see and do in this part of the world. The village itself is home to a modest selection of amenities but includes the essentials of a local pub, The Plough, and a convenience store, Brenda's. The Trent Valley Way is the perfect long-distance walking path to explore for keen ramblers, with a wealth of wildlife to spot along the way and beautiful scenery to admire. Head to the historic town of Newark to visit the imposing Newark Castle & Gardens, enjoy a boat ride along the River Trent, and visit the Newark Showground for a wide range of events hosted here from antiques fairs to live theatre and festivals. Discover Sherwood Forest, the city of Lincoln, Southwell's minster, and plenty more from the country village of Norwell.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas