Just the two of us in a lodge in the middle of a forest? No coffee shops, no bars or restaurants, in fact nothing to spend money on! Just us and a posh lodge with our own Hot Tub! Now this might not be everyone’s cup of tea but for us it was pretty much perfect.
The luxury lodges at The Sherwood Hideaway are second-to-none and can accommodate the whole family or just the two of you for a romantic break. We stayed in a Woodland Rustic and it had just about everything you could think of.
- Professionally designed contemporary interior
- Well-equipped modern kitchen
- Crisp Egyptian-cotton sheets and sumptuous towels
- Luxurious & sleeptastic duck-down pillows and duvets
- Fab en-suite with shower
- Gorgeous Molton Brown toiletries
- Luxury family bathroom
- Log-effect fire
- Flat Screen LED TV and DVD
- iPod/MP3 docking station
- Outdoor decking with BBQ
- Private hot tub (our fave bit!)
- WiFi in reception (FREE) & WiFi in the lodges (£5.50 surcharge per device)
- Dogs are welcome in some lodges
- Welcome pack with wine and chocolates (very much appreciated!)
The Sherwood Hideaway is where it says on the tin – in Sherwood Forest! No Robin Hood any more but plenty of squirrels, birds and all manner of wildlife. And even better, you can see one of the oldest trees in the UK, The Major Oak – said to be 1000 years old and one of Robin’s hiding-places! Clumber Park is another lovely place to walk and happens to have the world’s longest double avenue of lime trees and over 20 miles of cycle routes. Rufford Abbey Country Park is well worth a visit too and entry is free!
Things To Do
Mr. C and I are not super-active exercise-mad people. Yes we like the odd stroll through woods and forests but as much for the Tea Rooms we normally walk to as anything else. We do like fresh air and dusting off the cobwebs though, probably because we know it’s good for us.
For the more adventurous there’s a wealth of activity that can be done on foot, bike or car as well as use of a Gym, Pool and Spa at Thoresby Hall, just a short hop from the Hideaway. There’s a fine dining restaurant called The Blue Grill there too with a fabulous, yet affordable menu. The nearby town of Ollerton has a couple of good supermarkets, a pharmacy and several takeaway restaurants, just a 5-minute drive away.
To be honest though we basically stocked up at the local Tescos on all manner of goodies before we checked-in and then tucked ourselves up for a great midweek break in the cosiest and most luxurious lodge we’ve ever stayed in. This was our second break in these luxury lodges and we will definitely be going back! heartily recommend you try The Sherwood Hideaway some time.