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The Borrowers at The Wagon Hovel

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Sibthorpe near Newark-On-Trent, Northamptonshire Show on map


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    A super welcome pack Everything we could want or need during our stay was available. The thoughtful touches and the lovely flowers. Tastefully decorated in keeping with the property. Beautiful location to get away from it all and relax. By far the best cottage we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2023

  • "The Borrowers is a wonderful property and Vikki an amazing host."

    The description and photos do not do it justice. Spacious, comfortable and with everything you could possibly need and more. When we arrived there was so much food in the fridge and cupboards we had no need to shop for a day or so. Fresh flowers were on the table and Vikki welcomed us and told us to let her know if there was anything we needed. A wonderful relaxing holiday in a peaceful location. The wi-fi and phone signal are a little variable, but I managed a GP phone appointment without a problem. Definitely our best ever Sykes cottage!

    Aww Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Nov 2023

  • "The Borrowers at The Wagon Hovel in Sibthorpe is a beautiful, outstanding property, and we enjoyed our stay there very much."

    It was our first visit to this area and we enjoyed the peaceful location. Newark on Trent, Nottingham and Lincoln are easy to get to and worth a visit.

    Thank you both - a pleasure to host you x thank you for leaving my house spotless xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "Amazing cottage which was very well equipped and comfortable especially the bed."

    Best nights sleep we have had while being on holiday. The view looking at the cows in the pasture was idilic.The welcome Pack was exceptional. Thank you Vicki for being such a good host.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2023

  • "Best cottage we have stayed in so far - everything exceptional - welcome hamper ..."

    Best cottage we have stayed in so far - everything exceptional - welcome hamper amazing, every thing you could possibly want is there, even an amazing view - cannot recommend enough

    Thank you very much Kay - it really matters to me what people think - I hope we’re doing it right! Lovely to meet you both it would be lovely to see you again , thank you for leaving the cottage as you found it xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely delightful!"

    This charming cottage exceeded all our expectations with its exquisite fixtures, fittings, and tasteful furnishings. The view overlooking the serene cow pasture was simply breathtaking, creating a tranquil ambiance that instantly put us at ease. The meticulously maintained lawns and gardens provided the perfect spot to unwind and soak in the picturesque surroundings. Exploring the quaint and peaceful local walks around the village was a quintessential English experience that added an extra layer of charm to our stay. To top it off, the thoughtful welcome hamper filled with delicious treats was a heartwarming gesture that made us feel truly valued as guests. Without a doubt, we wholeheartedly recommend this stunning cottage to anyone visiting the area. The level of care and attention to detail displayed by the lovely hosts made our stay unforgettable. If you seek a well-kept retreat in a breathtaking setting, look no further than this gem of a cottage.

    Oh my! Thank you so much - it means so much to know we got it right! We really appreciate your feed back. It was a joy to host you both and thank you for leaving the cottage immaculate! Thank you again x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing stay - Vicki has thought of everything you may need or forget."

    The Ouch tin is a game breaker. Can’t wait to come back

    Awww! Thank you so much guys - it was lovely to have you stay. Look forward to seeing you again. The ‘ouch’ tin seems to be a popular addition Property Owner

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage , we had a fantastic time , cottage was immaculate throughout , everything and more you would wish for facilities wise , was central for us as visiting multiple locations ."

    We had a fabulous stay , well done Vicki the borrowers is a little gem xx

    Aww thank you Sharon - so pleased you enjoyed our little cottage - please come back - you are lovely ladies a joy to host xx thank you again Vicki x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous property, attention to detail amazing, like home from home."

    Owner really lovely and nothing too much trouble.

    Thank you so much for your feedback - we really enjoyed meeting you both and you are welcome anytime. Thank you for respecting our cottage and leaving it so clean and tidy. Hope to see you again. Thank you again x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful stay,first class property and host(Vicki)."

    Great communication from Vicki,an absolutely tremendous welcome hamper and warm welcome.Would definitely recommend and stay again.Thank you.

    Thank you Linda, you were a joy to host. So pleased you enjoyed our lovely cottage - you will be very welcome to return and thank you for leaving the house absolutely spotless Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2023

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  • One super-king-size bedroom with Smart TV and en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Utility
  • Underfloor heating to the ground floor, and oil central heating to the first floor
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • 2 x Smart TV, WiFi, selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Front garden with lawn, patio, and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5.3 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed
  • Note: This is an adult-only property

The property

Newark-on-Trent 7.5 miles.

Located rurally in Sibthorpe near Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire is The Borrowers at The Wagon Hovel, a delightful, one-bedroom cottage.

Enjoying extensive countryside views and a tranquil setting, whilst stylishly furnished with an open-plan living space, the cottage makes the perfect retreat for a romantic break, whilst exploring the heart of England.

Travel down the country track and reach a private parking space, before travelling through the pretty garden, stepping into your new abode.

Be welcomed into the charming open-plan living space, with a wonderful hamper in tow, also complete with plush seating, enveloping an electric fire, dining seating for two, and a well-equipped, country-style kitchen, where you can whip up delicious meals.

Continue through to the utility room, housing a washing machine and tumble dryer to ease your stay, also the ideal place to store your muddy boots after a day of exploring.

Bask in the sunshine upon the private patio, with countryside vistas as your backdrop, until the stars appear overhead.

Climb the stairs to the spacious, super-king-size bedroom with Smart TV, offering the ideal place to laze and refresh, before preparing for your coming days in the sleek shower room.

If you can tear yourself away from your haven, head into Newark-on-Trent for your amenities, along with a host of attractions, including the National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum, the remains of Newark Castle and Gardens, and the sweeping River Trent.

Head towards Nottingham to make a handful of memories, where you can hike through the Skylarks Nature Reserve, glam up and attend a race day at the Nottingham Racecourse, tour the underground landscape of the City of Caves, attend a show at the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, or opt for a spooky day out at The Haunted Museum Nottingham England.

Be sure to visit Lincoln for its historical landmarks and charming streets, posing the opportunity to discover Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle, and the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, before returning home for a relaxing night in.

Whisk your partner away to The Borrowers at The Wagon Hovel.

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