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Readyfields Farm - Halfmoon Wood


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Caunton, near Newark, Nottinghamshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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With delights of Nottinghamshire on your doorstep, this family lodge makes the ideal base for exploring this beautiful county.

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.
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.

Show amenities 


  • 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, 19/07/2018
    Superb break. Cabin and facilities were excellent, very friendly owners. Perfect break...

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/07/2018
    We had a lovely peaceful weekend at Halfmoon Wood. I highly recommend it. A very good standard of accommodation and a lovely setting. I’m sure we’ll be going back.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/05/2018
    Had a great relaxing few days at half moon. Stayed with my partner and friends, upon arrival check in was welcoming and hassel free and the lodge was spotless with everything you could need lovely decor and stunning views. We had planned to get a taxi to nearby Southwell and enjoy the local pubs but wait time was 1.5 hours, no fault of the venue but a heads up if planning. So we drove to the local coop got stocked up And had a fab evening in. We went into Newark on the Saturday which was a easy drive and well worth the visit. We had a fab Saturday sat out enjoying the sunshine and hot tub it’s remote enough that we was able to play some music and have a great laugh with out disturbing anyone. Great place and would recomend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/05/2018
    I stayed here with friends and had an excellent time! The hot tub was beautiful, especially in the evenings when we could also star gaze. The lodge was well equipped and was very comfortable. Our hosts were outstanding and went out of their way to accommodate our needs, even bringing over a stand for us to place our bbq on! I would definitely stay here again, thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/04/2018
    Stunning log cabin with wood burner and hot tub. It was a very relaxed Easter weekend break for 2. We were greated when we arrived and were shown to our cabin. It was pouring with rain and only really stopped long enough to jump in the hot tub which was just the spot of relaxing I needed Our host showed us how to adjust the heating settings which were very easy and the cabin warmed up nicely with no real need for the fire other than for our own satisfaction. We kept it going and when we asked for more wood we were told where to find it. There was a very yummy welcome cake and tea set. The cabin was very clean and very well presented. There was storage everywhere. Great for a longer break. We did have a small issue with one of the doors sticking but the hosts were very quick to come and sort it with a little wiggle (expansion in the wood as is normal with wood). Somewhere to put muddy boots and shoes inside the welcome hall would be great as leaving them in the porch wasn't an option but welly pegs would work for outside. Shower wasn't burning hot but plenty warm enough. Towels could do with the labels cutting out as they are a little starchy. Bed very comfy, duvet very warm. Could be too warm if your a hot sleeper. The room could benefit from being darker to allow for a lay in past sun rise and the pillows are a little flat. Kitchen was well stocked with equipment again with plenty of storage space. Thank you very much for having us. I would like to return with my little boy next time :)

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 30/12/2017
    This is an odd one as we were the first to stay here (it had just been finished on the afternoon of our arrival). I expect it will improve for subsequent visitors, but I can only base my review on my experience. The hosts were friendly and helpful, they brought matches round when I asked about them and the place was decorated for Christmas, which was really helpful. It's a nice, quiet location (I'm from the area) and it could be a great little place to stay. Unfortunately, it leaked in heavy rain, it was cold and the radiators couldn't keep up (12 degrees in the mornings - not ideal when trying to wash/change a baby). The burner is nice but small, taking your own compacted woodchip things may be less hassle than trying to feng shui in the real logs they kindly drop off for you. Even so, it may take the chill off in winter but it's hardly toasty. The woodchip path to the lodge was so waterlogged we couldn't use it. The floor wasn't sealed so we had to take shoes off at the door but there was no storage/rack so they got wet. The hot-tub is nice but I hope they'll put a lean-to up, or at least somewhere to put your towel and slippers for when it's not so dry outside. Be aware it's a working farm and you have to get out of your car to open and close the gate each time you come/go; not a problem for me but it may be a faff for less mobile folks. All in all, you will probably love it if you get a warm, sunny week, but rubbish weather can ruin it a little too easily for my liking.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for choosing to stay with us over Christmas in our Brand new log cabins, (we worked exceptionally hard so they were ready for you and your family to stay and enjoy Christmas). We are delighted you found us friendly and helpful, that is our aim! We are glad you found it a quiet location and a great little place to stay. We apologise for the leak around the log burner chimney flue this has now been fully rectified by the addition of a storm collar on the flue itself. We too were disappointed as the installer failed to add the collars. We are also sorry you didn't fully understand the heating system. Each brand new modern wall heater in every room has its own temperature control which you can set for each room, there is no central heating thermostat in the cabin, the heater would have shown 12 degrees as that was the temperature it was set at and the wall heaters can go up to 30 degrees max if necessary. I'm sorry you didn't mention this on the times I came down with logs and matches as I gladly would have shown you again how to adjust the heaters especially as you had a baby with you. We have now made the logs smaller so they fit easily into the burner to give loads off of heat to make it toasty, sadly when we checked the burner after you had departed we found you had laid the dead plate over the top of the grate and placed logs onto the top of the plate. Therefore air could not pass through the grate and up the chimney so the log burner would of been only able to run at around 45 % capacity. We are sorry about the path flooding but the weather was particularly wet as you commented, however we have now raised the paths to avoid this happening again. The floors are now fully sealed which means, and the hallway mat means you can leave your shoes inside. We are glad you enjoyed the hot tub, we don't want to put a lean to over the tub as this spoils the wonderful star canopy that other guests have so much commented on and enjoyed that have stayed with us. The garden table and chairs are there for you to place your change of clothes, towels onto etc. Thank you for pointing out its a working farm in your review but it does state that on the description ont website. The gate is there for everyone's safety and security as most farms holiday complexes do have some form of gate to pass through and we are conscious not to have animals wandering down the drive onto the road, nor potentially any little ones. We hope to see you again when your visiting in our area, we also have at the farm three brick cottages that may be of interest to you.

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9.3 out of 10 – based on 22 reviews collected by Reevoo
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