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Readyfields Farm - Dukes Wood

Caunton, near Newark, Nottinghamshire
Grade 4 Star rating

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Sleeps 6
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.

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With Freeview TV, DVD player and double sofa bed.
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.

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 20 guests.

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Features

  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • WiFi
    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

  • 9

    10/11/2019
    Confirmed guest, 08/11/2019
    Overall a fantastic location, soo quiet and just what we wanted. From the hot tub to the log burner to feeling like your in the middle of no where it is a perfect location and perfect lodge.Walking down the track, and the smell of new wood as you walk into the lodge all makes it inviting. Will definitely be booking again in the future.


  • 7

    05/08/2019
    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2019
    We enjoyed our holiday, the hot tub was fun and we used it every day. The location was peaceful and not too far away from attractions. There were positives and negatives at Dukes Woods. Postives were the hot tub,the peaceful location,the horses, the decor was nice . The welcome tray with biscuits,tea coffee was a nice touch. Negatives were,the lodge wasnt as clean as i would have hoped the cutlery draw was dirty as were some of the utensils. Lots of dust and dirt behind units and in cupboards. As someone previously mentioned about the privacy at the door were opposite neighbours could see you this is an issue but could be easily solved. Also not enough toilet roll handwash and no kitchen roll provided,which should be available in the lodge. We did enjoy our time at Dukes Woods, it has alot of positive things going for it but lots of negatives,i think with abit more effort it could be great!


  • 10

    27/07/2019
    Confirmed guest, 23/07/2019
    We had an amazing holiday here and enjoyed the location and views. The facilities were as described and better. Is situated in a great location as we spent a day in Lincoln, Sherwood forest and the Peak District.


  • 8

    08/07/2019
    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2019
    My husband and I had a relaxing and largely enjoyable stay at Dukes Wood. The lodge was in a quiet and secluded position and the hot tub was very welcome. The owners seemed friendly, but unobtrusive. The settee and beds were very comfortable and overall the lodge was quite spacious for a couple or smaller family. On the negative side, when we arrived the kitchen bin hadn't been emptied, my husband had to wash the crockery again before we used it and the handle in the small bedroom was broken. It was an extremely hot day when we arrived and when we entered the property it was 34 degrees centigrade inside, something which could have been avoided if the windows had been left open. The lodge went from being really quite hot during the day, if you didn't have all the windows and doors open, to being extremely cold during the early hours of the morning. To get from the bedrooms to the toilet you had to walk across a foyer where the glass door and window had no curtain, so the people staying in the other lodge could see you. Hence you had to put something on, which I found irritating. Having said all this, I still enjoyed my stay and suggest that, with a small amount of extra effort, and perhaps some blackout blinds, this could be made a really first class holiday


  • 10

    13/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 12/04/2019
    Home from home in a rural location with a hot tub. We had a totally relaxing time. The local village of Southwell has plenty of eateries and a large Co-op should you forget anything. Only 15 minutes away from the train station at Newark, then a hassle free 20 minute train journey to Nottingham.


  • 10

    01/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 31/03/2019
    Could not recommend this place enough! Had a fantastic weekend & will be returning! The cabins are done to a great standard with everything you could possibly need. They’re private & the hot tubs can’t be seen by your neighbours. Honestly had the most perfect time.


  • 10

    27/03/2019
    Confirmed guest, 24/03/2019
    Great lodge with a hot tub, welcome pack was lovely and had all the necessary bits that some places don’t have (like a toilet roll and dishwasher tablets).


  • 10

    06/03/2019
    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

    04/03/2019
    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

    21/01/2019
    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

    05/01/2019
    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.


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