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Nestled deep within Sherwood Forest, Sherwood Hideaway is a collection of luxury holiday lodges in a secluded setting that is ideal for romantic escapes, family holidays and luxury short breaks. This holiday lodge park is located on the magnificent Thoresby Hall Estate where there is a fine range of leisure facilities, easily accessed from these superb holiday lodges. The tranquil woodland setting is surrounded by leafy paths in the Thoresby Estate and across Sherwood Forest – ideal for leisurely strolls and for a more active walking holiday. Sherwood Hideaway is an attractive base for cycling holidays – the beautiful location is perfect for exploring woodland trails.
The abundance of open spaces makes Sherwood Hideaway an attractive family holiday location and we are also pleased to say that it is a dog friendly holiday location. The luxury holiday lodges at Sherwood Hideaway have been created to meet the expectations of those seeking a more luxurious holiday experience. Among the many outstanding features are crisp Egyptian Cotton sheets and sumptuous towels, duck-down pillows, Molton Brown toiletries, central heating, ipod docking stations and Hot Tubs. As well as being an ideal location for luxury lodge holidays and short breaks, Sherwood Hideaway holiday lodges are available for purchase. Buyers can enjoy these holiday properties whenever they wish and they will also be acquiring property investments of enduring value.
Nearby attractions and activities
Out and about
The surrounding area offers a huge range of activities for all ages . Enjoy local fun days out, or travel further afield to visit country parks, craft centres, children’s play villages, castles, historic buildings and attractive market towns.
For the more sporty there’s golf courses, water sports and high wire forest adventures, all within easy reach.
The amazing scenery of Clumber Park is perfect for a relaxing and idyllic day out. One of the four Dukeries Estates, the Park boasts the world’s longest double avenue of lime trees, 20 miles of cycle routes, a beautiful peaceful serpentine lake, the chapel of St Mary the Virgin, and a typical Victorian exotic flower filled pleasure ground. One of the park’s highlights is the walled kitchen garden that, amongst other things, produces fresh seasonal ingredients for the recently refurbished restaurant.
Open year-round 10am-4pm
Tel: 01909 544917 (General enquiries)
Nottingham National Water Sports Centre
Although miles from the coast, Nottingham is in fact a prime location for anyone into water sports. The National Water Sports Centre (only 10 miles from Sherwood Forest) is set in nearly 300 acres of stunning parkland and is home to some of the UK’s best white and flat water. Offering a range of activities for beginners to advanced, including water skiing, white water rafting, sailing, pond-skating and canoeing….. there’s an exciting and unique experience to suit everyone.
To book and for further information call: 0115 982 1212
Rufford Abbey Country Park
Rufford Abbey is set amongst 150 acres of beautiful historic parkland, woodland and gardens, just a few miles from Sherwood Forest. One of the 5 Dukeries Estates, the 12th century ruins of a medieval monastery provides the central focus of the park alongside a contemporary craft centre, lake, woodland walks, a sculpture trail, children’s play village and a cafe and restaurant.
Entry is free (parking charges apply). Open year-round.
General enquiries tel: 01623 821338
Go Ape – Sherwood Pine
Go Ape describes itself as a ‘high-wire forest adventure’. Not for the faint-hearted, Go Ape is a series of sky-high obstacle courses built within the Sherwood trees – ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels all lead to a variety of zip-lines, including the country’s longest – 426m! Safety is of course first on the list when you arrive, with a safety and training briefing as well as a full kit of harnesses, pulleys and karabiners. Also available are bikes for hire so you can explore at ground level among the many cycle trails. There is a kids' playground and BBQ’s are available for hire at the picnic area.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL: 0845 643 92 15
HEIGHT AND AGE RESTRICTIONS APPLY.
Sherwood Pines Forest Farm
Sherwood Forest Farm is home to over 40 rare or protected breeds and is approved by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. As well as farm animals it is also home to some more unusual animals including exotic birds, wildfowl, ornamental ducks, wallabies, water buffalo, mara and kune kune pigs. The grounds of the farm are also host to the beautiful and relaxing water gardens, petting areas, gift shop and tea-room serving locally-baked cakes and light snacks.
Open 10.30am - 5.15pm daily
Tel: 01623 823558
The Harley Gallery
Situated less than 10 miles from Sherwood Forest, based in the Ducal Estate of Welbeck, The Harley Foundation was set-up in the 1970’s by Ivy, Duchess of Portland. Their aim is to provide affordable studio space for artists and craftsmen to ensure the maintenance of hand-skills in an age of mass production. With a variety of frequently changing exhibitions and the permanent Treasury Gallery (hosting fine and decorative arts from the Portland collection) the craft shop is not to be missed. The craft shop is filled with hand-made products such as silver-ware, delicate porcelain vases, exquisitely veneered wooden boxes, and hand-stitched leather books – a diverse collection from both new and established artisans from all over the country.
Open Daily and Bank Holidays
10am - 5pm
Tel: 01909 501 700
Closed first two weeks of January and Easter Sunday.
Today, Nottingham Castle is home to an exciting museum charting the history of the Sherwood Forest Regiment and an art gallery boasting an extensive collection of silver, glass, paintings and decorative items. The gallery includes interactive displays and is activity led - bringing the displays to life.
The castle - a spectacular ducal mansion built in the 17th century, lies on the grounds of the original medieval castle built in 1067 by William the Conqueror and still has a labyrinth of caves beneath its magnificent walls. Throughout the year you will find a variety of events within the castle grounds - including an outdoor theatre season. There is also a children’s play section and picnic area.
For opening times call: 0115 948 4279
Wollaton Hall stands high on a hilltop, three miles from Nottingham City Centre. Following its recent restoration it has regained its position as one of Britain’s most stunning Edwardian mansions. Set in five hundred acres of breathtaking gardens and parkland the Hall is just one of many attractions. Within the grounds you can also visit Nottingham’s Natural History Museum and the Industrial Museum, on the last Sunday of every month.
April to October 11am - 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)
November to March 11am - 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)
The picturesque town of Southwell is best known for the beautiful and impressive Southwell Minster – the most notable feature being the twin ‘pepper pot’ spires. The nine-hundred year old Norman Minster boasts Romanesque features and leaves visitors in awe.
Southwell is home to the oldest Workhouse in existence today – restored by the National Trust and usually open in the Easter Months. The 19th century inhabitants are brought to life in the audio guide which is based on real archives surrounding the site.
Recommended whilst visiting Southwell is a trip to the Saracens Head. This hotel-restaurant combines the traditional with the contemporary and was even visited in 1642 by King Charles. The elegant surroundings and sumptuous food offer a relaxed and enjoyable dining experience.
The area has a huge choice of eating out options ranging from fine dining to great local pubs, cafés and farm shops. We have listed some local places here and you will also find lots of helpful comments in your lodge, as we encourage guests to leave information for future visitors to read and enjoy.
The historic market town of Newark is renowned for its traditional beautifully cobbled marketplace. Newark market-days are Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays if you are after food and wares. Extensive antique and craft collections are available on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Newark offers plenty of choice for restaurants, cafes and shops or alternatively visit the impressive 12th century castle and take a wander around the beautiful formal gardens.
Just a short drive away, you will find a friendly equestrian centre where you can arrange lessons and hacks on well-behaved ponies and horses. A short assessment is made before your first ride. They have indoor and outdoor schools as well as walks and hacks through the lovely Sherwood Forest.
Back protectors may be rented and safety helmets are on free loan.
The centre is not connected to The Hideaway and booking is essential.
Wellow Park Stables
Tel: 01623 861 040
Clay pigeon shooting
Whether you are a seasoned professional or a complete beginner, the experience of the fantastic outdoor pursuit of clay pigeon shooting will either fuel your passion or even turn out to be the start of a whole new hobby! Your experience will include all the necessary training in safety and technique from a fully qualified instructor.
Previous guests have recommended this venue for Clay Pigeon Shooting. It is independently run, and is not part of The Sherwood Hideaway.
£ 35.00 to £ 40.00S
Duration 2.5 to 3 hrs
Guns, ear mufflers, ammunition - provided
T: 01623 823930
Contact: John Topliss
Legend has it that Robin Hood hid from his enemies in the hollow of Major Oak. So head out, to marvel at this twenty-three ton tree & see for yourself "Britian's favourite tree" as voted in 2002.
Attractions near Sherwood Hideaway
- Sherwood Forest Country Park (1.8 miles)
- Mansfield Museum (8.7 miles)
- Bolsover Castle (11.2 miles)
- Clumber Park (4.2 miles)
- Mr Straw's House (8.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Activities near Sherwood Hideaway
The Major Oak and Sherwood Forest (1.8 miles) Walking
The Major Oak - Sherwood Forest - Edwinstowe (1.8 miles) Walking
Bothamsall - Robin Hood's Cave - Walesby - Bothamsall (3.0 miles) Walking
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Warsop (Notts): Coach Stop — 5.3mi
Worksop: Hardy Street Coach Stop — 7.6mi
Retford Bus Station — 8.3mi
- Train stations
Shirebrook Rail Station — 7.4mi
Retford Low Level Rail Station — 7.8mi
Retford Rail Station — 7.8mi
- Ferry ports
- Hull Ferry Terminal — 48.0mi
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 18.6mi
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 18.9mi
Sheffield City Airport — 19.5mi
The tranquillity of The Sherwood Hideaway is within easy reach of the A1 (5 miles) and the M1 (19 miles). The nearest stations at Retford, Worksop, Newark and Mansfield are a short taxi drive away.
The postcode for The Sherwood Hideaway is NG22 9DY.
The park is near Ollerton, just off the A614. Nearby towns are Mansfield (Junction 28, M1) and Newark (A1).
From Mansfield, take the A617 towards Newark for approximately 6.5 miles or from Newark, take the A617 towards Mansfield for approximately 12.5 miles.
At the A617/A614 roundabout exit North on the A614 signposted to Doncaster. After approximately 6 miles at the Ollerton roundabout carry straight on. Entrance to The Sherwood Hideaway is approximately 1 mile on the left, after a layby. This private road winds through the wood for 0.5 mile ending at the park.
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