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Cherry Tree Holiday Cottage


Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Cherry Tree Holiday Cottage is located in a small village called Barkestone Le Vale in the heart of the Vale of Belvoir, located between Nottingham and the smaller market towns of Melton Mowbray, Grantham and Newark. There is a lovely pub in the village serving food.

The cottage itself boasts boutique style bedrooms, beamed ceilings and bright lounge with wide screen digital TV, all set within beautiful countryside views with a fenced garden and patio/barbeque area. WIFI is unlimited.

It has been completely renovated and modernised in a contemporary style and is ideal for families or couples for a romantic relaxing break. The area is well known for its great country dining pubs and excellent countryside and is a regular location for walkers and cyclists. We now have a pub in the village!!

We will welcome you to our cottage with a small hamper of complimentary wine, bread and milk, to make your first night a little easier. All linen, electric and things like dishwasher tablets are included. We ourselves enjoy similar holidays with and without our children. This shows in the added facilities we provide: we've toys for all ages, board games and many baby/toddler items (eg bottle warmer, sterillizer). We can also advise on local babysitters. One of which is doing her teacher training and has been a family friend for years!!

There are loads of things to do in the area, city, country or a delightful market town. It is a good place to meet your friends or family only 20 minutes from the A1 or M1 and 10 minutes from the A52. Fast train to London means you can come up for the weekend and head back on Monday morning!

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: East Midlands 40 km, Nearest railway: Grantham (for East Coast main line into London) 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Further details indoors

As well as being a great location for couples, we pride ourselves on being family friendly, including the dog. We can provide information about the great days out nearby (Twin Lakes childrens' park is just 10 minutes away). As we have young children ourselves, we can help out in the extra facilities we provide: we’ve toys for all ages, board games and many baby/toddler items (eg bottle warmer, sterillizer). We can also advise on local babysitters.

The kitchen is fully fitted with all modern conveniences and the furnishings throughout have been chosen for comfort and style, even the Farrow and Ball paint is washable so you can relax! The roll top bath is a lovely place to relax with shelf for you wine or bubble bath while the Flat Screen TV offers an excellent quality picture with surround sound and DVD player for movies (some provided). Free Sat channels. The master bedroom has space enough for two cots and more, of just the space to enjoy; with views over open countryside. The separate dining area has a seat and books to relax. There is a second flat screen TV in the guest room.

Further details outdoors

We have a beautiful enclosed patio, safe and ideal for children. On our patio, you have a barbeque and "chiminea" - ideal for a glass of wine on a summer evening.

In the autumn the house is full of red with beautiful Ivy creeping up to the roof. The window boxes give an array of colour and the garden is a lovely size with a garden shed for storage of cycles or pushchairs. Outdoor seating is provided so you can enjoy the country air and sun.

Further details

To make your first night a little easier, you will find a welcome basket with wine, bread and milk

The Heart of England/Peak District

Barkestone le Vale is in the heart of the Vale of Belvoir. As well as the castle on your doorstep, the ancient city of Nottingham is just 25 minutes away.

There are many nationally recognised award winning village pubs nearby. As well as the Peacock and Windmill within walking distance (both with excellent dining), the surrounding villages have great pubs such as the Chequers at Woolsthorpe by Belvoir and the Red Lion at Stathern.

For sports lovers, there are many golf courses within 15 minutes drive. Belton Woods, Cotgrave, and Melton Mowbray to name a few. There are regular cycling, walking and running events our our doorstep, and Nottingham is the home to many national sports centres, for example tennis and water sports. You can even organise a parachute jump in the next village!

Melton Mowbray, famous for its pork pies and stilton cheeses, is just 10 minutes away.

The local also allows easy access to Rutland Water, the Peak District and many country parks.


Nottingham provides many outstanding attractions. As well as the castle, there is the national water sports and tennis centres.

Local Horse riding and shooting events are regular attractions at Belvoir Castle are also very popular

There are also excellent golf courses within 15 minutes drive. Belton Woods, Melton Mowbray and Cotgrave to name a few.

The castle also holds many fayres, concerts and an annual firework competition

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Review 1-10 of 12

30 Jul 2014


"Warm and Friendly"

Our party consisted of my two Daughters, their partners,my grandson, two dogs and me.. The cottage was a base for visiting family in the area and was sufficient for all our needs. The garden was sm… More

22 Feb 2014


"A lovely cottage in a lovely location"

We stayed at the cottage for 3 nights with our little boy and 2 of our very good friends in February 2014 as it was a halfway point between our house near Manchester and our friends house in Norfolk. … More

Thank you for your kind and honest review, we appreciate all feedback good and bad in order to provide future guests with the best experience possible and will take many points made in to consideration when altering the cottage in the future.

We are glad you and your family had such a nice time and found plenty of things to keep you occupied during you stay. We would love to welcome you back to Cherry Tree Cottage in the future.

Kind Regards

15 Aug 2013


"Perfect weekend away"

We went here for my 30th birthday and it provided just what I wanted! Everyone loved the cottage and its homely feel. Wish we could have stayed longer. Sarah was very helpful by accommodating our needs and we would return without a doubt.

Thank you for your review we are very happy you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and had such a nice birthday. We hope to see you again at Cherry Tree Cottage in the future. Many thanks,
Sarah Phillips.

9 Feb 2013


"Wow - beautiful cottage"

This cottage was heavenly compared to the nightmare rental we had to vacate early. This was a last minute booking on the day of our arrival and many thanks to the owner for accommodating us at such sh… More

Thank you for taking the time to review Cherry Tree Holiday Cottage. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and we were able to help you at short notice. We are going through some maintenance over the next few weeks, and follow a regular maintenance schedule when we can get access as it was so popular last year! We like to keek things kept up to the high standard you experienced before, even though the cottage is 200 years old, we like the character to come from wonky oak beams not the cupboard doors! So we have a painting schedule and maintenance chap who fixes all the little things. We now have wifi and a lovely new patio lounging style set in the garden to enjoy. Thank you again as it is nice to know the efforts are enjoyed. We hope to see you again

2 Jan 2013


"Comfortable home from home"

We found this to be an excellent base for exploring the area with great pubs and lovely walks nearby. The cottage was comfortable, warm and well equipped. We had a wonderful stay and felt very much at home there.

Thank you for taking time to review Cherry Tree Cottage. We aim for a comfortable, clean and cosy stay so you can feel at home and enjoy the surrounding area. The Cottage has a special charm to it, which can only be experienced in person with it's wonky beams, welcoming kitchen and bright lounge and master bedroom. We hope to see you soon, we now have WIFI, new patio lounging furniture, some fresh decor but best of all.....the pub in the village has opened again, finally!!! - The John Dory serving lovely fresh fish from Grimsby! Thank you again for your review. Sarah

2 Jan 2013


"A delightful cottage in a lovely village"

A cosy and homely cottage that is well equipped and in a lovely small village making for a great place to stay. The cottage is clean and comfortably furnished. We really enjoyed exploring the local area, particularly the many walks and footpaths direct from the door, great for the dog as was the secure garden. a visit to Sherwood Forest and also Belvoir Castle are worthwhile.

10 Jan 2012


"Perfect place to chill over the festive period"

Cherry Tree was an ideal getaway from the hussle of Christmas and was a relaxing home from home with style and character to enjoy.
The cottage is spacious for 4/5 people with really comfy sofas and a gas flame fire for extra warmth and that snug feeling over the winter break. There was even a Xmas tree to add a festive feel. The kitchen is well equiped for when we decided to cook but with so many fantastic gastro pubs in the area this was seldom for us. A great guide to all local attractions is provided along with games and extra items to help for all eventualities.
Can't recommend this place enough and will not hesitate to stay again next year.

1 Sep 2011


"A real gem"

Cherry Tree Cottage is a rare find. It is home from home. We stayed for 3wks with 2 toddlers & a dog. Everything we required was waiting for us on arrival. Owners couldn't be more accommodating, to the extent we felt like we were staying in a friend's home. The setting perfectly encapsulates the magic of the Vale, with delightful views from the master bedroom & beautiful Belvoir walks from the second you leave the cottage. Nottingham is less than 30mins drive, an indoor play area 10mins drive away (useful if it rains), & 2 top class pubs within 5miles. We will definitely return, although I suspect this is a holiday home which will come to be booked up way in advance as it becomes more well known. I'm unsure what star rating the cottage has been awarded, but if you're looking for a beautiful cottage, with furnishings you would be happy with a home, then it deserves 5 stars.

21 Jul 2011


"Peaceful, quiet, comfortable and very relaxing"

The house is very well located between Nottingham and Grantham - we booked it for our son's graduation in Nottingham. Beautiful area with a large amount of country pubs serving excellent food. The cottage is beautiful and very traditional and therein lay our only problem with our stay - there was only one bathroom with no freestanding shower and no additional toilet. This may be ok for a couple and perhaps a couple with young children but for four adults it was a bit tricky. We loved everything else about the house and my husband and I would go back if we were on our own! A home away from home!

18 Jul 2011


"Beautiful Cottage"

The cottage is very comfortable and full of character. The owners have taken time and thought about everything you could possible need plus a little extra. The information booklet welcomes you and you feel the owners care for your comfort. Plenty of information about the local area.
Would definately stay there again

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