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Canalside Wharf

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Retford, Lincolnshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "I stayed here with two teenage sons."

    It is within close proximity of lots of shops, supermarkets and restaurants/ cafes. It’s also a short walk to the train station and to the bus station. The accommodation was very homely and lovely touches of board games and books to keep the family entertained should we have stayed in. I loved the sun shining through the skylights when sat in the living room or at the dining table. The high ceilings made the space seem so much larger. It was great to have a washing machine so you don’t have to take dirty clothes home. It would have been nice to have a coat stand as a few times we were caught in the rain and used the airer to hang our coats on. The hosts are lovely and so accommodating which was lovely as you don’t always get to speak direct when booking through an app. Would highly recommend - we found it great value for money. Thank you.

    Hi Kate, thanks every so much for the feedback. So happy you enjoyed your stay. The coat hanger is a great idea and I will get on to that straight away. Do let us know if you ever want to stay again and we'll through in a bottle of champers for your return visit - or for any referrals! Hope your home is all sorted now. Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate4.1Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottage."

    The double beds were really comfortable and bedding and furnishings were great. Unfortunately the plug in the bath wasn’t working properly which made it very difficult to use. On saying that we had a lovely stay and ideal base for us visiting family and will definitely return.

    Hi Sue, thank you so much for the feedback. It is important to us to hear what needs improving so your next stay is better! We have purchased a new plug mechanism and had that fitted. As such, if you are ever in the area please drop me a text and I will bring you a bottle of wine to make up for the inconvenience. All the best, Emma & Simon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Nov 2023

  • "Great time was had and what a great property, everything was perfect, the only thing I can say was wrong is that the single bed is broken and needs replacing, however this did not impact our stay too much and I don’t want to take anything away from the beautiful property."

    . it was a great location and a great place, thank you

    Hi Sharon, Thank you so much for the feedback. It's important for us to hear so we can make the right improvements and make your next stay better! We have fixed the bed now thanks to you making us aware of it. That said, if you are in the neighbour text me and let me know so I can bring you a bottle of wine to make up for the inconvenience! All the best, Emma & Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Aug 2023

  • "Very clean warm and comfortable, Shopping practically on the doorstep."

    The property is secured by an electric gate and there is a designated parking space. It overlooks the Chesterfield canal. Wouldn't hesitate to book this property again in the future.

    Hi Rod, Thank you so much for your response. We are super pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Canalside. Should you wish to stay again do let me know and I will make sure there is a bottle of wine waiting for you as a return customer! All the best for 2024 Emma & Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rodney5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our stay was lovely."

    The home is spacious and clean in a great location. We would definitely recommend.

    Hi Emma, Thank you so much for your response. We are super pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Canalside. Should you wish to stay again do let me know and I will make sure there is a bottle of wine waiting for you as a return customer! All the best for 2024 Emma & Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect property for our weekend stay."

    Great facilities and lots of places to eat and drink within walking distance. Really comfortable beds! Only one negative: on Saturday, very loud music from the 24-hour gym over the road (at least that’s where we thought it was coming from) that went on quite late and was annoying enough to make us close windows.

    Hi Linda, Thank you so much for your response. We are super pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Canalside. Sorry about the noise across the road - this is news to us but good to know! Should you wish to stay again do let me know and I will make sure there is a bottle of wine waiting for you as a return customer! All the best for 2024 Emma & Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.4May 2023

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    Reviewed by Judith4.7Feb 2023

  • "Lovely property, clean and has everything you need."

    Nice location too with everything nearby. Would recommend and would stay again.

    Hi Olivia, thank you sooo much for the fantastic feedback. We hope you come back one day soon! Regards, Emma & Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Dec 2022

  • "I booked the property for my daughter her husband and 2 boys."

    They were comfortable and had most things they needed. However as it was a 3 week stay a tumble dryer would have been useful. Although carpets on stairs were good unfortunately you could feel the spikes of the grips. Lovely property and the owner provided a change of linen

    Hi Janet, many thanks for the feedback. Just so you know the washing machine is also a tumble dryer - so I have updated the instruction manual to show this. Have a great 2023 and hope to see you back again! Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Aug 2022

  • "We had a most enjoyable stay at Canalside Wharf."

    Access to the property was well explained and ran smoothly. The building is very well sited with the Chesterfield Canal on one side and Asda on the other. The town of Retford was pleasant and all within easy walking distance. The property is new and very well furnished, containing everything that we wanted. Emma was very helpful in explaining the occasional query that we had. We are happy to recommend the property.

    Many thanks for the feedback. We are super pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Do come back in 2023! All the best, Emma & Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely little house with views of the canal."

    Tucked away so you feel as though you are on the outskirts, even though you have the town centre and supermarket right next to you. Nice park also 5mins away. Owners were very accommodating, even at last minute and left full instructions for parking, key etc. A lovely holiday had by all and would recommend.

    Many thanks for the feedback Cat. We are super pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Do come back in 2023! All the best, Emma & Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cat5.0Aug 2022

  • "This property is very cute on first site."

    Aesthetically it’s great but lacks practicality which makes it difficult to have a comfortable stay for a family of five. None of the bedrooms have any storage at all, this needs to be remedied because the rooms are so small one cannot fit suitcases in them either, in order to just live out of the cases. The down stairs bedroom really needs to have some kind of cupboard in the lobby to make it usable. The downstairs bathroom could really use a wall shower. This property would work better for a couple but I would suggest the owners go with 5 people and luggage for a week and they will see all the issues for themselves. Kitchen was good, nicely equipped. Would have been nice to have instructions for the stove top and oven but other than that kitchen was great. When we first arrived there was trash in the bathroom bins and many spiders and cobwebs, not sure how recently it had been cleaned. Overall I would not recommend this property as is. If improvements were made it would much more useable. Location is great so it is a shame more thought was not put into how useable the space would be for a family of five.

    Hi Jane, Many thanks for staying at Canalview and sharing you feedback. It's important to hear what you say so we can improve the property for future guests. We are adding storage to the rooms as you mentioned and have got a stack of 6 foot shelves in the downstairs bedroom. The downstairs bathroom ceiling is too low for a standing shower unfortunately. And I will add instructions for the stove top Apologies for missing the bathroom bin too. I'm kicking myself for that as I like things to be perfect for our guests!! Wishing you a great 2023 ahead. All the best, Emma & Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane2.5Jul 2022

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  • Over three floors
  • Reverse-level
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x ground-floor single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Second-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Dedicated parking space plus visitor parking space in gated carpark
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile

The property

This magnificent, three-storey townhouse of Canalside Wharf resides in Retford, Nottinghamshire.

Centrally located, this property has easy access to amenities, with the added bonus of being able to enjoy it all while relaxing by the canal; making it perfect for a family break.

When arriving at the dwelling, you will be happy to discover designated parking, so you can move your things inside with ease.

Due to the reverse-level accommodation of the property, you'll be able to find a single on the ground floor which enjoys access to a contemporary bathroom, along with two doubles on the first floor, one of which enjoys idyllic views of the canal.

Both bedrooms on the first floor have shared access to a superb shower room, where you can enjoy a refreshing soak whilst your towel warms up on the close by rail.

Make your way upstairs to the second-floor open-plan living space, a space which not only enjoys views of the canal but sports rustic, exposed beams, giving the room a touch of character!

Continue to the kitchen, a well-stocked space with all the appliances you need, as well as sleek units, so the chef of the group can rustle up tasty meals in style.

The sitting area is nearby and has a TV for when you want to relax at home, and the dining area can seat five people; perfect for entertaining!

Concluding the property's facilities is a handy, ground-floor utility, with a washing machine to keep your clothes fresh.

A historic market town in the heartlands of Nottinghamshire, Retford is a marvellous location for your break, where you can enjoy walks along the canal from your doorstep, tour the fascinating Bassetlaw Museum and even visit the enchanting Idle Valley Nature Reserve; the town additionally hosts a plethora of amenities, so you can easily enjoy a meal out without venturing far.

Spend some time in Gainsborough, a market town boasting the delights of Gainsbrorough Old Hall, a medieval manor, The Gainsborough Heritage Centre, as well as access to the stunning Trent Valley Way.

Worksop also isn't far and is where you will find National Trust property of Mr Straw's House, the gorgeous Canch park, and access to the vast parkland of Clumber Park.

For more days out with a difference, why not visit the nearby cities of Lincoln or Sheffield?

Choose Canalside Wharf for an unforgettable stay for you and your loved ones.

This property does not accept worker bookings the purpose is for holiday lettings only.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Gainsborough 12.1 miles; Worksop 12.8 miles; Lincoln 20.8 miles

A real hidden gem, the traditional English Market town of Retford can be found tucked away in the glorious Nottinghamshire countryside. With the beautiful Chesterfield Canal flowing through, this charming community offers a picturesque backdrop for any holiday to this magnificent part of the country. The town itself boasts an abundance of amenities such as a large and well-stocked supermarket, a number of local convenience stores, and a good variety of cafés, pubs and restaurants, together answering all of your self-catering needs. It is here you will also find the Bassetlaw Museum, the Majestic Theatre, and the manicured lawns of Kings Park. The local train station provides easy access to the surrounding towns of Worksop and Doncaster, as well as the medieval city of Lincoln filled with breath-taking landmarks and many wonderful attractions all waiting to be explored. Just a stone's throw away, the RSPB Sherwood Forrest and Treswell Wood make for excellent days out in the great outdoors, whilst those travelling with smaller children should be sure to check out Sundown Adventureland and the Tropical Butterfly House Wildlife And Falconry Centre. A fantastic town from which to explore the very best of Nottinghamshire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas