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Readyfields Farm - Dukes Wood

Caunton, near Newark, Nottinghamshire
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 0
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Enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside in this cosy lodge, or explore the market town of Newark, 7 miles away.

Readyfields Farm is a working farm set on the edge of the Beck Valley. Relax and enjoy the lovely views over the countryside, or with footpaths on the doorstep, explore across some stunning walking country and with no light pollution they are perfect for star gazing. Or if fishing is your thing you can relax on the banks of the River Trent at Kelham and fish for just £5 per day. There is a children’s play area to keep the little ones entertained and if you want to be creative, you can hire the owner’s pizza oven!
The town of Southwell with its stunning minster and quaint shops is 5 miles away, and on route you could visit the local ice cream parlour and sample some local treats and home produced ice cream.
The historic market town of Newark is 7 miles away with its market every Wednesday, or you can picnic in the castle grounds or take a boat trip on the River Trent. There is also the Civil War Museum. Newark showground is home to the Nottinghamshire County Show each May and a whole calendar of other events including international antique fairs.
Also within a short drive are Rufford Abbey, Clumber Park and Sherwood Forest, home of the famous Robin Hood, with its visitor centre. Cresswell Crags offers a great day out too, and for the more energetic, try Sherwood Pines for biking and climbing adventures.
The city of Lincoln is a 25-minute drive with its cathedral, home to the Magna Carta, and Victorian prison and castle. Enjoy a walk around the castle walls taking in stunning views over the city, or browse the many shops and restaurants. Lincoln also has its own showground which is home to the Lincolnshire County Show each June.
The properties are 30 minutes from Nottingham city which has many sporting and theatre venues and a huge range of shopping choices. There are many country pubs in the area including The Caunton Beck and The Plough, and the local pub serving food is just 1 mile away. A local farm shop is just 5 miles away where you can purchase locally sourced produce. The A1 and A46 are 7 miles away giving easy access to the surrounding area, and there are main rail links from Newark Northgate. Pub serving food 1 mile.
Stable Cottage (ref W44219), The Hayloft (ref W44220), Dukes Wood (ref UKC2193) and Halfmoon Wood (ref UKC2194) can be booked together to accommodate up to 18 guests.

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With Freeview TV, DVD player and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Central heating included. Patio with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Children’s play area with climbing equipment and swings (shared with other properties on-site). No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £100.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • WiFi
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Hot Tubs - Private
    Hot Tubs - Private
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/03/2019
    Perfect little get away! You're a short drive from any shops, pubs and places to eat and super easy to get into Newark-upon-Trent itself. This is as expected from the properties description. Even though there's 5 properties on-site, including the owners Farmhouse, you get so much peace and quiet! The area was beautiful, although not much to do at the time of year we booked. We found plenty that could have been done but was unfortunately closed. Will 100% be booking again!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 25/02/2019
    Great little cabin on a really peaceful farm. We were 2 couples and enjoyed our long weekend very much. Amenities within 10 minutes drive but we had already been to the supermarket beforehand so had everything we needed. Hot tub was great and a perfect addition to the cabin. If youre looking for a relaxing break this place is perfect :)

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 20/01/2019
    Myself and three friends went here for a long weekend. We had a lovely time nice and quiet location not to far from Clumber Park. We found the lodge to be really cute with nice decor and very cosy. We would definitely go back but also recommend it to friends and family. X

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/01/2019
    S lovely and quiet location with a relaxing cosy feel to the place. Never stopped in a lodge before. This isn't a criticism but an observation/preference but personally i think dressing gowns should be provided if a hot tub is on offer. Also both sets of towels that were left for us to use (i.e hot tub and bath towels) were much too small even for us and we are average sized people. We were surprised that no toiletries were not provided in the shower or a hairdryer . Luckily us girls brought some toiletries so our husbands could share and a hairdryer too. Not enough toilet roll was an issue as we only had 1 toilet roll provided and we were 4 people booked for 3 nights. It seems only 1 toilet roll is all that is provided and extra is for the guest to bring as also is the case with dishwasher tablets if we were using more than the 2 we were left with. So possibly mentioning a few of these points in the description for the property would be helpful.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/11/2018
    I surprised my wife with tickets to see Mumford and Sons at Nottingham Motorpoint Arena for her birthday and booked to stay at Dukeswood for the two nights surrounding our trip. We love the Cotswolds and we often try to stay in log cabin's when we visit there, so we were both very impressed with Dukeswood and what Newark could offer. Based on a working farm but with a lot of privacy, Dukeswood was perfect for a romantic birthday retreat - but likewise has the space and amenities for a family break. The cabin was well equipped and very spacious, the hottub is great and the log burner was used both nights (it was November after all!) For us personally - a couple of things could be improved; * Kitchen Roll - isn't provided (although the kitchen is well equipped) * Robes - there isn't any robes so it does mean getting in/out the hottub and generally lazying around the cabin less comfortable than others we have stayed at * Towels could do with being bigger, they are medium sized bath towels and we are average build and they were smaller than we'd like/use too * Bluetooth speaker - if you want music, bring your own speaker as there is not any form of device that can play music But the above is our preferences based on other places we have stayed and what we are used to so don't let the above reflect your decision as the place is very nice!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/11/2018
    Would recommend this place to anyone, absolutely amazing. Beautiful cabin, lovely people, great location.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/11/2018
    Excellent location quality accommodation and extremely friendly people

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/10/2018
    Quiet location. Accommodation was cosy and comfortable.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/09/2018
    Another amazing weekend at Readyfields - Lesley & David are great hosts, the cabin is beautiful and the hot tub a perfect addition!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/09/2018
    Beautiful location set on a working farm. Not too far from main roads and two towns are within a short journey. The welcome pack on arrival gives emergency info eg doctor and dentist as well as local market info. The cabin it’s self is well equipped and has everything you need to get you started. A welcome tea tray of posh cookies, tea, coffee milk etc Is also provided. Immaculately clean minus some under bed dust. The location is advertised with close by walking but we weren’t really sure where to start and didn’t want to intrude on people’s land so gave that a miss. Overall it was enjoyable, heaters worked well and we lit the log fire too!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2018
    Fabulous trip away at Dukes Wood. The farm itself is gorgeous, lots of wide open space and you really do feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. I marked it as an 8 for local amenities as you are a decent drive away from shops etc ... but that's part of the charm of the place and you wouldn't book it if you wanted to be right in the middle of town. I'd definitely stay again!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2018
    Great place for a family. Kids loved being able to run around and play on the trampoline. Cabin was spacious and comfortable. A washing machine either in the cabin or on site would have made things even better. But otherwise a great place.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2018
    We had the most amazing holiday at Readyfields Farm. The owners made us feel right at home. We will definitely be returning in the future.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/07/2018
    Fantastic cabin - well equipped, lovely decor and furnishings. Hot tub was excellent, and views and location perfect. We didn't want to leave! Owner really friendly and the farm is very idyllic. Walking distance of good pubs and loads of great walks. It was perfect!

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9.4 out of 10 – based on 31 reviews collected by Reevoo
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