A couple of weekends ago we visited the lovely Sherwood Hideaway at Thorsby in Nottinghamshire. This was actually the second time we’d been. The first time was last October and we loved it so much we couldn’t wait to go back. It’s the perfect location for a quiet, relaxing getaway.
The park is well sign posted so is easy to find. We usually manage to get lost wherever we go so it’s saying something that we didn’t get lost this time! There is then a lovely scenic drive along a tree lined road before you arrive at the reception area.
Check in was quick and straight forward. The staff were lovely and polite and made us feel very welcome. We were given all the information we required from a map of how to get to our lodge to how to use the hot tub and wood burner in the lodge.
4G is limited at The Sherwood Hideaway which is great if you fancy completely getting away from everything, including technology. But if like us you still want to be able to access the internet (especially on the kids iPads!) you can pay £5 per device for Wi-Fi, which is what we did. We were simply given a code to log on to the Wi-Fi network, it was really easy and we had no problems at all with the connection for the duration of our stay.
On entering the lodge itself we were greeted with a complimentary bottle of wine and box of chocolates. I thought this was a lovely little touch and very much appreciated by us.
The lodge that we stayed in was a Woodland Rustic two bedroom, which included a hot tub and a decking area with wonderful woodland views.
As you enter the lodge you are straight into the open plan kitchen, living room and dining area which is very homely and cosy.
The kitchen was bright and modern and was well equipt with absolutely everything we needed, including tea bags and coffee 😉
The lounge area was very welcoming with its comfy sofas and log-effect burner. There was also a wall mounted LED TV and DVD player which certainly helped us to keep the children entertained.
Our bedroom had a beautiful four poster bed and an en suite bathroom with shower. Again beautifully decorated and very inviting. The bed was super comfortable with its duck-down pillows and duvet and Egyptian cotton sheets.
The room that the kids shared was a really decent size with two single beds, a wardrobe, dressing table and a bedside table, all in beautiful solid oak.
The bathroom was a great size, perfect for a family of four like us. The bath itself was also a good size and meant that the kids were able to share a bath.
Both the main bathroom and en suite were stocked with Molton Brown toiletries, which not only smell amazing but also come in really handy if you forget shampoo like we did!
The bedrooms has fluffy towels, robes and slippers waiting for us when we arrived which was a lovely touch.
The hot tub
My favourite part, the hot tub! I love a hot tub, it’s the ultimate relaxation as far as I’m concerned. The kids loved it too although they kept calling it the paddling pool!
The hob tubs have different settings so you can adjust the temperature, have the lights on or off and also jacuzzi bubbles.
My favourite thing to do in the evening when the kids had gone to bed was to grab myself a glass of wine and get in the hot tub. It was so lovely to be able to look up at the stars when it had gone dark, pure bliss!
This was our view from the decking area. You can see how private the hot tub area is, we weren’t overlooked by anyone at all.
Things to do
There was a welcome pack in the lodge which was extremely useful to us. It’s full of local restaurants, takeaways, days out etc, so super helpful for anyone who doesn’t know the area.
The first time we stayed at The Sherwood Hideaway we visited The Major Oak, which was very interesting and somewhere I would definitely recommend visiting. We also visited one of the pubs in the welcome pack for Sunday lunch.
This time we wanted to make the most of our National Trust membership so decided to drive over to Belton House in Grantham, which was about 45 minutes away. Clumber Park is another National Trust spot that is much closer, literally 5 minutes from Sherwood Hideaway but as we’d already been a few times recently we thought we’d try somewhere different.
On the Sunday we walked over to Thorsby Courtyard for some lunch and a wander around the shops. It was about a 50 minute walk from the lodge, so a nice walk for a Sunday afternoon.
The Sherwood Hideaway is surrounded by woodland so there are lots of walks to explore. And they can also arrange bike hire for you.
Absolutely brilliant, I’m in love with The Sherwood Hideaway and already can’t wait to go back again. It’s such a beautiful location and the lodges are just stunning. I love that not only is it a great place for a relaxing getaway for a couple but it also works well as a family break too as there is plenty to do in the local area.
Find out more about Sherwood Hideaway here.
Thanks for reading.