Nottinghamshire Holiday Cottages
The rental companies featured below provide a number of Nottinghamshire self catering cottages and accommodation, from carefully renovated granaries to luxury holiday homes. Special offers are available for selected properties with more information available on the sites.
Cottages 4 You
- Around 10 Nottinghamshire holiday cottages and other types of self catering accommodation such as holiday lodges and chalets. Most are graded with at least three starts for quality with prices starting at around £300 p/w. Start days are normally Saturdays.
Holiday Lettings -
7 Nottinghamshire cottage properties available from Holiday Lettings. Their collection includes a luxury barn conversion, a renovated granary and a spacious holiday home complete with indoor swimming pool and gym.
- A collection of cottages in Nottinghamshire, situated in Sherwood Forest, Nottingham and Askham. They vary in size and can accommodate between 2 and 14 people with weekly stays costing around £200 during low-season.
Cottages Direct -
A small number of Nottinghamshire cottages from £295 p/w. Both pets and smokers are allowed with some properties able to accommodate up to 14 people. They're located in Rolleston and Plungar.
Nottinghamshire is renowned for its rolling wooded vales, market towns and the fabled Sherwood Forest. In addition to the famed outlaw Robin Hood, other illustrious natives include literary greats Lord Byron and DH Lawrence.
Nottinghamshire has a long and varied history. Creswell Crags
, a network of limestone caves and crags, is one of the most northerly places on earth to have been visited by prehistoric man. Its cave drawings have led to it being dubbed the Sistine Chapel of the Ice Age. Sherwood Forest, although diminished in size still offers regions of beauty such as Edwinstowe and is strongly associated to Robin Hood and his merry men.
The origins of it's capital Nottingham
are shrouded in mystery. The City itself possesses its own networks of caves and tunnels dating back to medieval times. In addition, Nottingham University has attained European recognition as one of the most respected Academic institutions in the city.
Southern Nottinghamshire's countryside resembles The Wolds: low-lying valleys of farmland and large fields and pastures. Southwell has a magnificent Norman cathedral, Southwell Minster
that dates back to the 12 Century. Newstead Abbey, built by Henry II in 1170 is another splendid attraction. You can find out more about some of the most popular Nottinghamshire visitor attractions below.
Nottinghamshire visitor attractions
See below for further details regarding visitor attractions and entertainment in the region. We've included information regarding top pubs and restaurants, major historical attractions and outdoor activities.
The National Water Sport Centre features an array of water-based activities including water-skiing, sailing and white water rafting. Clumber Park
is also a major tourist attraction and features almost 4000 acres of gardens and woods. The Newark Air Museum at Winthorpe is also worth visiting and boasts a fine collection of aircraft covering the history of aviation.
Food and drink
Good restaurants include the Le Mistral
in Sherwood and Restaurant Sat Bains
in Nottingham, which is Michelin-starred. For less formal dining visit historical pub, The Saracen’s Head
at Southwell, where Charles 1st is said to have spent his last night before surrendering to the Scots.
History and Culture
The Traquair murals in Clayworth Church
comprise the largest single work of art in Eastern England and is one of the most important historical attractions in the county. Popular events include the Mayflower Festival. Held in May, it features Morris dancing, a maypole and a brass band competition. And for those interested in the Arts, the Percy Laws Gallery at Retford has interesting exhibitions by local artists.