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The Gun Room

Newstead Abbey Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Pets 0
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

An inspiring collection of properties chosen for their character, luxury and heritage, all graded 4 star and above.


This stunning property sits in the grounds of Newstead Abbey, with spectacular views and many luxury features throughout.

This beautifully renovated property is perfectly situated in the grounds of historic Newstead Abbey Park. Here you will be walking in the footsteps of the classic romantic poet, George Gordon Byron, and enjoying spectacular views over the lake, which was created by Thomas Wildman around 1820. The abbey is steeped in history and was founded as a monastic house in the late 12th century, and to this day, the house retains much of its medieval character along with the array of stunning gardens to explore.
As you traverse the commanding front entrance into the spacious hall of this property, you will feel immediate escape from the outside world. Through glass double doors to your right is the first of two reception rooms, offering something to entertain all ages, with its adjoining snug providing a quiet place to read and reflect. To your left is a generous bedroom with a king size bed and en-suite with a walk in shower. Directly ahead at the heart of the house is a large, welcoming, open-plan kitchen/dining room with a fantastic outlook over the patio and superbly maintained gardens. A magnificent aga and American-style fridge/freezer, spa filter taps and a wine cooler are on hand to enjoy. Adjoining this on one side is a large utility area, whilst on the other, an impressive, formal living room with wrap-round windows. Upstairs are a further two large bedrooms and a fourth bedroom with bunk beds suitable for adults or children. The master bedroom is accessed through a dressing room adjoining a generously sized family bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and shower.
The gardens nestle amongst mature trees and shrubs and also boast a superb summerhouse to relax in whilst enjoying the lake views. Situated within the grounds of Newstead Abbey Park, The Gun Room is only a few minutes’ walk from many of the park’s unique features, including the abbey with café, Byron’s own fort and the plethora of gardens.
Mansfield, Nottingham, Newark and Southwell are all close by and local attractions include Sherwood Forest, Clumber Park, Rufford Abbey Country Park, Wollaton Park, White Post Farm, Robin Hood’s Wheel Gate Park and Papplewick Pumping Station. The surrounding area is perfect for walkers and cyclists with many footpaths, tracks and woodland walks close by, along with a selection of pubs, restaurants and local amenities. The Gun Room makes a convenient and comfortable base for couples or families from which to enjoy the Peak District and Nottinghamshire.
Whether you are celebrating an occasion or just spending time with friends or family, this is the perfect place to spend your time together. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Sitting room: With Freeview TV, DVD player and Wii .
With breakfast area, electric Aga with warming drawer, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, tiled floor and patio doors leading to garden.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with walk-in shower, multi-media mirror and toilet.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 4: With bunk bed.
Bathroom: With Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle, bidet and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack. Large enclosed lawned garden with summerhouse, patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a lake in the grounds.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 18/02/2019
    Really lovely cottage and we had a great stay. I would thoroughly recommend this place

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/02/2019
    Beautifully presented accommodation, luxury furniture and beds. Scenic garden down to the lake, peacocks freely wonder around the garden. Tranquil views over the lake with swans and geese. Virtually on the doorstep of Newstead Abbey which is a great treasure in itself. Toy box and play room for younger children and chess, Wi games.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/12/2018
    We booked the gunn room over Christmas and had 7 people stop here. We had the best Christmas ever. The rooms were spacious and met all are needs. The grounds were incredible and enjoyed a cup of tea at the end of the garden everyday. There was a lovely hamper waiting for us on are arrival. I would recommend this place to stay as it has everything and we will hopefully stop again. We don't have anything negative to say, if you are thinking about booking don't hesitate to stop here.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/11/2018
    The Gun Room is an amazing place to stay, a beautiful house, tastefully decorated with a fabulous kitchen. The owners have thought of everything with every ‘mod-con’ you could wish for. We couldn’t believe how close to the Abbey we were and loved the beautiful woods and lake.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/11/2018
    We loved the Gun Room. Beautiful, spacious property set in beautiful grounds with plenty of space for the kids to run around and a playground for them to explore. We didn’t need to leave the site all weekend. The only thing that would have been helpful that wasn’t provided was a couple of baby gates to stop the toddlers getting down the stairs and making their way to the aga! It just meant we couldn’t let them sleep in the children’s room and had to have them on our floor instead where we could guard them! Apart from that, excellent! Would highly recommend the property. Oh and who doesn’t love 8 peacocks turning up at the kitchen window at breakfast time?

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2018
    This is a quality facility. It is as good as any 5 star hotel. The Gun Room is an excellent location for any family retreat. The historical background of the Abbey makes this site very attractive. Every thing about it is outstanding. The facility for a group of eight is very comfortable. One of the outstanding features is the outside area. The yards and gardens, which are well maintained, provide opportunity for being outside. The interior room sizes are more than adequate. The arrival food package was not expected, but offered an unusual welcoming surprise. Shortly after our arrival, Steve our host, was there to see if we had any questions or need any help. I would recommend the Gun Room to everyone.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/09/2018
    This was our second visit - has everything needed for a relaxing family break away from home.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/05/2018
    Excellent cottage and facilities in a great location with walks in the grounds of the abbey once the public had left a real treat. The lake and all its wildlife just at the end of the garden. We would recommend this cottage to anyone and would return.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/04/2018
    Our second stay in this comfortable cottage in exceptional surroundings. High quality furniture and fittings throughout. Generous welcome pack. Abbey and gardens within easy walking distance. Hope to return.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/04/2018
    very good accommodation for a 3 generation family. house was very well equipped with good quality fittings. superb lakeside garden. the best self catering accommodation we have stayed in.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/04/2018
    The Gun House is a lovely spacious house which is ideal for a gathering of mixed ages. We had three children under the age of four and they were very well catered for. The large box of toys was a massive hit as was the collection of books and DVDs. There is plenty of space so the house never seemed crowded. Having four televisions was a bonus!

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 17 reviews collected by Reevoo
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