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Southwell Retreat

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From £89/€100.15/A$162.76/US$118.58/CA$155.13/CHF108.21/SEK1,023.22/DKK745.66/NOK1,071.22/ISK16,111/ARS9,519.69/CLP91,766/PEN426.89/NZ$171.38/ZAR1,830.10/PLN447.75/R$645.16/CZK2,631.94/RSD11,771/HUF36,128.49/RUB9,018.65/CN¥780.94 (for 1 night, 2 adults)

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The 3 pods at Southwell Retreat

General

  • Secluded luxury glamping pods half a mile from Southwell town centre
  • Half an hour's drive from Sherwood Forest; 5 minutes from racecourse
  • Units with ensuite bathrooms, kitchenettes and underfloor heating

If it's time to take a break from busy daily life, bring the pace down a few notches with a stay at Southwell Retreat, a secluded site set in a quiet, rural part of Nottinghamshire, half a mile from the centre of Southwell.

Sit back and snuggle in the cosy comfort of your well-equipped unit with underfloor heating, stretching out either on the double bed or the sofa bed. There’s also a small kitchenette with a fridge, toaster, kettle and crockery, as well as an ensuite bathroom with shower. Bedding and towels are provided, and one of the huts is reserved as a pet-friendly place for a small and well-behaved dog to put up his or her paws (for a small extra charge).

If you’re bringing the four-legged friend, whisk them off on one of the many woodland and countryside walks in the local area; cycling’s also a fine way to while away your time in Nottinghamshire, with the trails of Sherwood Forest a half-hour drive away. Urban sights are around as well, with Newark-on-Trent a 20-minute drive away, and Nottingham and Lincoln accessible in less than 45 minutes.

Back on site, the pods have private picnic benches outside to help you do exactly what you came here to do: chill out with a dose of fresh air.

Please note

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Thursday 31 December 2020.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Minimum spacing of 5 metres between pitches.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

The site only allows dogs up to 7kg.

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.


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9.3

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The pod was fantastic and spotlessly clean, the area was …06/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomandrew w.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bluebell camping pod (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The pod was fantastic and spotlessly clean, the area was nice. Everything you needed was provided. The town is just down the road and has some lovely shops and places to eat. The owners and their dog were lovely
    Would definitely go again.

    Disliked: 

    The only thing I would say is it says it was for four adults. The second bed for two adults was ‘compact’ Ideal for one adult or two children perhaps.

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Would recommend, we really enjoyed it.04/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bluebell camping pod (no pets)
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely location, cabins spotless, had everything we needed and more than we expected (hand wash, washing up liquid, tea towels etc).

    Disliked: 

    The beds were uncomfortable.

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Fabulous spot.... really peaceful location09/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSimon L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bluebell camping pod (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Immaculate clean new pod
    Friendly owners
    Quiet spot but near town centre

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From the manager...

Thank you for coming to stay here at Southwell retreat.
So glad you enjoyed your stay.
Thank you for taking the time to write a great review.
Lindsay

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Almost new site in great location, very helpful owner.08/08/2020

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  • Bluebell camping pod (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peace and quiet. Cleanliness. Helpful owner at hand.

    Disliked: 

    Sofa bed.

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Excellent location,Excellent Pod,Extremely friendly owner01/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJackie W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bluebell camping pod (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything
    Gem of a place

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Excellent16/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGlenn C.Confirmed

  • Bluebell camping pod (no pets)
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  • Liked: 

    I can only assume they were brand new pods. They were fantastic! Lindsay (owner) popped her head in just after we arrived to make sure all was ok. This was our first time "Glamping" we were worried about the temprature before we arrived but the pods had underfloor heating and it was perfect ! Had everything you need. Very impressed !

    Disliked: 

    Only staying one night ! :-( Should have booked longer !

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Luxury

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • The Poplars, Normanton Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England, NG25 0PU
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.0805°N 0.9365°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Newark on Trent: The Wharf Coach Stop — 5.2 miles
Bingham: White Lion Coach Stop — 9.0 miles
Ravenhead (Notts) Coach Stop — 9.8 miles
Train stations
Fiskerton Rail Station — 1.7 miles
Rolleston Rail Station — 1.9 miles
Bleasby Rail Station — 2.7 miles
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 53.4 miles
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 24.0 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 27.8 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 28.2 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The park’s next door to an old National Trust-protected workhouse (five minutes’ walk), an early-19th-century building that once housed the area’s needy. Nowadays, it’s a place for gandering at exhibitions depicting what life was like for people in poverty during the Victorian era.

Central Southwell, half a mile away, is also steeped in the past thanks to the minster, which is said to have one of the finest naves in Europe; the market town’s also known as the birthplace of Bramley apples and activities are held annually to celebrate the fruit.

For goings-on across the year, check out the horse-related events at Southwell Racecourse (10 minutes’ drive), or admire the livestock at the family-friendly White Post Farm (15 minutes) if there’s no racing happening during your visit.

To tire the kids out, let them take on the treetop challenges and zipwires at the Go Ape adventure park in Sherwood Forest (25 minutes) or simply on a stroll around the paths while pointing out ancient oak trees that have survived for hundreds of years.

Younger travellers may also like to be set loose in Newark’s castle or taken on boat trips across the town’s river (but be warned: they might balk at being dragged along to the shops in the pretty Georgian market square).

Must see

  • Sherwood Forest Country Park (10.0 miles)
  • Mansfield Museum (11.8 miles)
  • The Lace Market Centre (12.4 miles)

National Trust

  • The Workhouse, Southwell (0.1 miles)
  • Clumber Park (14.0 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Southwell Retreat cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 days of arrival date.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Thursday 31 December 2020.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Southwell Retreat will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Can bookings for Southwell Retreat be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Thursday 31 December 2020. Read more
  • Does Southwell Retreat have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Southwell Retreat dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Southwell Retreat? The park’s next door to an old National Trust-protected workhouse (five minutes’ walk), an early-19th-century building that once housed the area’s needy. Nowadays, it’s a place for gandering at exhibitions depicting what … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Southwell Retreat?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Southwell Retreat? From £89 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the Your glamping pod instead.
The site will send you further check-in information 3 day(s) before your arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Thursday 31 December 2020.
Minimum spacing of 5 metres between pitches.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
The site only allows dogs up to 7kg.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £25.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..

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