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The Secret Sanctuary

Cottage -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
The Secret Sanctuary is ideal for a romantic break for two people where you can relax with the deer and the wildlife of this unique position set amid a bluebell wood, it is now available 7 nights per week and can be booked long term by arrangement. It is 12 Miles (30mins drive) from the centre of Nottingham.
The Cottage dates from 1871 and was part of a hunting lodge built by the 7th Earl Cowper in part of old Sherwood Forest. It is Grade II * Listed and was converted from the Grooms' quarters, the harness room and the scullery for the old kitchen. The former stables, coach house and Kitchen to Beauvale House, are also now converted to a character homes. The Cottage is part of the North wing of the imposing Beauvale House with its Victorian folly 90ft Hunting Tower, high above the wood. Beauvale House retains a strong connection w...
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Listing #HL1728670
About the Owner
John W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2012
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

The Secret Sanctuary was the perfect escape from the city. Located in the middle of the woods but not too far from shops etc, the location is idea for a short break. John and Valarie are on hand in case assistance is needed and make...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank james_john_bourne
Management response:Responded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your good review, sorry I have taken so long to respond, thank you for leaving cottage in such good condition, you will be welcome back anytime

Reviewed 18 July 2016

On arrival John and Valerie are very welcoming. Provided some essentials on arrival, milk, bread, wine! The Secret Sanctuary is cute and compact, ideal for a romantic break for two. Location is great if you are requiring peace and quiet. Lovely woodlands surrounding the house...More

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank L0ve4food
Management response:Responded 19 July 2016

Thank you both for your review we would be more than happy to host you again and hopefully you could stay longer and enjoy a walk in the woods.

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Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

This is a real delight! Beautiful countryside, stunning views, quaint surroundings, lovely hosts! This beautiful accommodation is within a gorgeous wood, it has picturesque walks, pubs within walking distance, garden centre which do coffees and cakes alongside a hive of activity in the summer months...More

Date of stay: May 2015
1  Thank claireshead78
Management response:Responded 18 June 2015

We thank you for your kind comments, much much appreciated. A pleasure to have you as our guests, delighted to meet you both, looking forward to seeing you again in the future. John and Valerie

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Shower
    1 King
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  • Linen hire: R 177 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
The Setting
The Cottage sits in mature woodland (old Sherwood Forest) at the end of a private driveway passing along Moorgreen Reservoir, (Scene of the drowning tragedy in DH Lawrence's 'Sons & Lovers'). The Cottage is a great base to explore Nottingham the Peak District and Derbyshire's Castles and Country Houses. The village of Moorgreen is approximately 1.5 miles away with a traditional country pub and the town of Eastwood 2.5 miles with supermarkets and more traditional shops available. Nottingham is approximately 12 miles (30 mins drive) to the east. The Cottage sits on the Derbyshire side of the M1 so the Peak District is within easy reach (30 mins drive) and Chatsworth House (45 minutes drive to the North, well worth a visit) Hardwick Hall (20mins drive) and Bols...
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How to get there
Airport: East Midlands Airport: 18.0 km
Railway: Langley Mill: 3.0 km
Moorgreen village is 10 minutes from either Junction 26 or 27 of the M1. The driveway to the Cottage is next to Moorgreen Reservoir (Moorgreen Carp Fishery) which is approximately 0.5 miles to the North of Moorgreen village. Sat Nav NG16 3QZ

Because The Secret Sanctuary is in the middle of a Bluebell wood it is not on a digitised road. If using Sat Nav the postcode NG16 3QZ must be used which brings you to a digitised road close to the woodland entrance to the private drive. Exact instructions will be sent with the final receipt.

The Cottage will be ready at 3.00 pm on your day of Arrival and should be vacated by 10.00 am on day of departure
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 80.0 km.
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