Rosehip Cottage, Notts Area
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
My little cottage is 200 years old and would have once been the gardeners cottage, although sadly no garden but there is a sunny south facing terrace in the front to sit out . It is therefore full of character but quite SMALL with low doors and oak beamed ceilings. It is one of the original '2 up, 2 downs' from around 1800 and in recent years was modernised and a small toilet/shower room added. It has been decorated and furnished in keeping with the period complete with some antique furniture so is not be suitable for small children. You do actually sense the history in the ambiance. The newly refurbished kitchen is just big enough for 4 to eat round the table and the living room cosy, especially when the log fire is blazing away in the grate. Situated in a little no-thru road literally just off the main centre and market square of Bingham, it is quiet but a great base for the local shops and easy access to Nottingham. Fine for 4 people (max )if not to tall!!
The cottage is just a 20 minute drive or bus ride away from legendry Nottingham ( Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest etc). On foot the centre of Bingham is just 3 minutes walk with all facilities including a library and doctor's surgery. There are supermarkets (late opening), hairdressers, florists, banks, bakers and butchers and many restaurants and of course superb Fish and Chips! At the top of the road is a Leisure centre with swimming pool. On Thursdays there is a market in the square. Bingham is rurally situated amongst fields and small villages. There is free parking outside the cottage - its never a problem to find a space as only residents use the road.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 70 km, Nearest railway: Bingham 500 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Inside there are two bedrooms and a shower room/wc upstairs. The main bedroom has a King sized bed and the second bedroom, a double bed. Downstairs is a kitchen where four people can eat and a cosy living room with original oak beams and big open log fire. Central heating and hot water is of course available at all times. Furniture is antique and interesting although not suitable for younger children. We have fibre superfast internet access.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a walled garden attached to the cottage but it is privately owned and not for use by the owner or guests.
Provision of Linen/Towels plus Heating and electricity charges are included in your stay price.
A CHARGE OF £50 CASH IS TO BE GIVEN TO MY CARETAKER UPON ARRIVAL FOR CLEANING AND LAUNDRY AFTER YOUR STAY;
A deposit cheque of £250 or utility bill as proof of address is required upon arrival and will be destroyed if all if found in order upon cleaning. Any damage in excess of this amount should be paid for upon leaving. Please declare any damage . Thanks
SMOKERS may smoke out on the terrace but in no circumstances in the property itself. It is not only a fire hazard in a wooden beamed property but also unpleasant for non smokers that may follow you.
The Heart of England/Peak District
Well Robin Hood country of course. The logs for the fireplace come from Nottingham Forest. Nottingham of course, possesses the evocative 11th century castle - erected by William the Conqueror and rebuilt by the Duke of Newcastle in the 18th century – and has surprises round every corner. A combination of the old and new, the city is a major seat of learning, an industrial giant and a place of ancient buildings. and surrounding lace market boasts the oldest inn in England ‘Trip to Jerusalem’, which is hewn into a rock. Modern Nottingham is thronging with nightlife and restaurants with some of the biggest national companies based there and two large universities.
On offer also is a litany of enthralling museums. It was always a prosperous market town but in the 18th century its population increased fivefold as its hosiery and lace industries boomed thanks to steam-powered machinery.
Beneath its bustling streets is a remarkable labyrinth of more than 400 man-made caves. These have been transformed into a series of living museums, including old-time shops and a Victorian slum.
In recent times the city has been home to world-acclaimed industries, from Raleigh, the bicycle maker, to John Player, the cigarette manufacturer, and Boots the Chemist, founded by locally-born Jesse Boot.
Its modern name derives from an Anglo-Saxon chieftain called Snot - hence Snotingham!
A ‘must-see’ for admirers of great literature is the former home of the prolific novelist D. H. Lawrence who was born in 1885 in the coal mining town of Eastwood, the son of an illiterate miner and a schoolmistress. His house, at 8a Victoria Street, is one of the county’s most interesting museums.
Small market town nestling in the countryside but only 20 mins drive to Nottingham and less to Newark. The old town of Lincoln can be reached to the North and Derby to the South. If you wish to stray further afield you could reach the famous cobbled town of York or walk round the stunning architecture of Cambridge. There are many pretty villages around in which to walk or cycle and maybe a pub lunch. How about the cricket at Trentbridge? There are trains to the seaside or maybe you would like the caves in Derbyshire. In Bingham itself the local pubs do good food by big open fireplaces or visit one of the many restaurants. The market is on Thursdays and the leisure centre is always a good all weather alternative to a bike ride. There are many outlying natural areas of beauty and protected bird life.
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25 Jul 2014
"Lovely stay in Bingham"
We stayed in Rosehip cottage for a month upon our first time visit in Nottingham. We had a very unique experience when we stayed in the cottage. The place is a little bit small yet everything that you… More
So pleased the local Pork pies went down well. They will be from Melton Mowbray just a short distance away and Nationally known for their pies.
Yes, its a great little market selling useful things for the home, wild game, greetings cards, plants...wonderful!
It seems our new kitchen went down well despite the small space. It is a very old cottage and in days gone by, a family of 8 would have lived there. I guess we are all spoilt for space these days !
1 Apr 2014
"Great little Cottage in a lovely town"
We stayed in the cottage for two months following an emergency at our own home. It was ideal for the two of us and our two dogs and met all of our needs. A lovely new kitchen, two king size beds and a… More
Hi there, so pleased your crisis turned into a happy cottage experience. Thank you so much for taking the trouble to leave this review as I know you had problems getting it through. Lovely to have met you and so pleased your home was returned to you.
All our very best wishes.
20 May 2013
We so enjoyed our time in the cottage, although we were out and about a lot visiting all sorts of places close by, we found time for a morning cuppa at the lovely frontage and watch the world go by.Pe… More
Just lovely to hear from you too! I am so pleased you mentioned the terrace as when I am there, I am just like you, watching the world go by with a cup of tea or a glass of wine. Its such a quiet little street that the neighbours are indeed inclined to greet and chat and more than once I have had one hop up on the terrace to have a glass with me! I have worked hard at recreating a decor somewhat in keeping with the age of the cottage so was pleased to hear you appreciated that. I used to be an antique dealer so was lucky to have found some super bits and pieces on my travels. I wish you a safe journey back to Oz.
17 Apr 2013
"Sufficiently pleasant, cottage feel all over"
Good location, nice village and getting around the midlands is quit easy from Bingham. Clean, everything you need, warm welcome by caretaker. Feedback from owner was quick. It's not a 4 star hote… More
Indeed we are not a 4* Hotel - thank goodness! How impersonal and how expensive that would be! The bathroom is, however, like a Hotel Bathroom so small and needs to be juggled for 4 people, as we say in advert. Most people have fun and enjoy this challenge, so all bodes well as its so much cheaper than 4 people in a Hotel. Our caretaker and neigbours enjoyed meeting you and I was glad to hear of all your trips out. Thanks so much for leaving feedback.
29 Mar 2013
"A cottage of convenience and comfort in the heart of the town."
This cottage gave me and my boyfriend a place to stay whilst also visiting family in the town. We were warm and cosy. The cottage is full of character making it great fun to stay there and if we had s… More
We look forward to you coming again then. I will pass on your kind comments to the caretaker and will make sure we keep the cupboard stocked!
27 Mar 2013
"Lovely, clean, characterful cottage"
Stayed here for 2 weeks. Well maintained, nice decor, spotlessly clean, everything works, cosy and all you would need. Highly recommended.… More
Super duper! We were pleased we could fit you in at such short notice and that it suited you so well.
12 Mar 2013
"Wonderful, pretty cottage, a delight to stay there"
My daughter and I spent a few days here early March and it was absolutely wonderful. The cottage was cosy and warm and really clean and lovely. It was so nice having the log fire which made evenings… More
Thank you for leaving such a prompt and indeed glowing review! I am almost blushing. I trust it helped your daughter with her recuperation and that you found the proximity of shops etc. an added advantage.
We hope you will visit again.
25 Feb 2013
"Delightful cosy comfortable cottage"
This is now our third stay in this delightful cottage. It is so clean and cosy and comfortable, we just keep coming back. All my family commented on how lovely it is to stay in. It's 2 minutes walk from the centre of Bingham with excellent shops and restaurants. There are buses every few minutes to Nottingham, and a railway station, and of course easy parking in the quiet road directly outside the front door. It's lovely to have linen and towels provided and for the fuel to be inclusive – it makes it so much easier. Booking and paying was easy, and both owner and caretaker are easily contactable.
Lovely to hear, and indeed its delightful to have you keep coming back. Most important - the family like it!. Very pleased to hear it suits you so well and we look forward to the next time.
9 Feb 2013
A disappointing experience in a lovely character cottage! On arrival on the last day of January the caretaker arrived just before I did and so the heating had just been turned on so the cottage was on… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such 'comprehensive' feedback. So few people do – especially the happy ones..regretfully ! I have accepted this review with full prior knowledge of its content as all matters mentioned had been previously addressed within hours of your original email and one had assumed the matter closed.
We can none of us hope to have all excellent reviews – there is always that one! So, I would like to make comment now that you have chosen to put us 'on air', so as to speak, particularly as all complaints seemed to have stemmed from the arrival of the 2nd party at the weekend. It has become clear to all that he did not agree with your original choice of accommodation and wished to move.
My caretaker informs me that you were very pleased upon arrival and were advised to call her upon settling in, should you find anything not to your satisfaction. No call was received. Complaints cannot be verified several days later after departure.
The heating is on low continually all winter to prevent pipes from freezing (this is England after all), and the guests may ask in advance if they wish this raised, or they can choose their own setting upon arrival. Each of us is different.
The shower room is described as very small and the step is mentioned in the details. It has non-slip strips adhered. It is as you said, an old cottage of character and space is at a premium.
The washer dryer works fine if set correctly, added to which we have radiators (more effective in the winter) and a drying rack.
I called my local Plumber, Mr J Selby (details can be provided) to check out the apparent dripping shower. This was his reply:
“Regarding the shower valve, it appears to be ok at present as far as the drippings concerned. The fluctuation in temperature could be that the flow isn't turned up enough ( a combi needs a minimum flow through it to keep the flame going).”
How could you not love my huge comfy bed? For me, It's the best bit about staying there, apart from maybe the log fire. Hard choice that!
In summary, there is little I can add. I trust you found somewhere more suitable to both your needs and enjoyed the rest of your stay in the area.
18 Oct 2012
"A charming, cosy, character cottage"
Rosehip Cottage is a charming, well-appointed and ideally situated home from home. It is very close to the town centre with shops, restaurants and excellent bus connections to Nottingham.The cottage i… More
What a lovely review and I am pleased to hear it was easy for you to get around, get in supplies etc... and that the kitchen provided all that you needed. Its sometimes a juggle in a small space to decide what takes priority.
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