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Ginny's Barn in Askham, Nottinghamshire

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Ginny's Barn description

Holiday home
Situated on the owner's mixed livestock and arable farm at the edge of the small rural Nottinghamshire village of Askham, is this superb detached brick barn conversion. Well-equipped and spacious, this single storey property offers an open plan living area which tastefully respects the property's period features, as well as natural slate flooring with underfloor heating, traditional country furnishings, exposed oak cross beams and a stable-style door. Also to the front of the property is a grassed area.

Off the A57and close to the A1 lies the small rural Nottinghamshire village of Askham. Just seven miles from the Wetlands Waterfowl Reserve, with thirty-two acres of fishing lakes and woodland along with an exotic birds sanctuary, the village has a pub and is only a short drive away from Sherwood Forest. This historic woodland is host to a Robin Hood visitor's centre providing wonderful woodland walks that include the renowned Major Oak tree. Clumber Park, belonging to the National Trust, is also close by and has over 3,000 acres of land for walking or cycling through as well as well-manicured gardens and a lake with over 200 different species of bird. The Roman city of Lincoln is only 17 miles away and boasts both an incredible cathedral and a castle whilst historic Newark offers a fine Georgian market square and a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants.

From rolling countryside to historic cathedral cities and traditional seaside resorts, Lincolnshire offers a peaceful alternative to the discerning holidaymaker.

Gas underfloor heating with electric stove in sitting area & radiators. Electric oven & hob, fridge, shared use of washing machine in annexe. TV, DVD, radio/CD player, WiFi, selection of books. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 3 cars. Grassed area with furniture. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub 5 mins walk.


  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub
  • On a farm

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Mr Bedworth
May 2016
We found the owners friendly and most welcoming.
Mrs Williams
February 2016
This was a nice, warm and clean cottage. There were plenty of parking spaces and we received a friendly welcome from the owners. It was a peaceful break and we had everything we needed.
Mrs Casey
April 2016
The owners are helpful and friendly, they really can't do enough for you. The cottage is very comfortable. The area is peaceful with lots of bird life, there was a great dawn chorus. There is a working farm on site too.
Mrs Taylor
February 2015
The cottage Ginny's Barn was excellent and would use again. Had a lovely welcome from the owner and it was warm clean and very comfortable.
Mr Philpott
August 2014
Very nice place. Very nice people. Very friendly and helpful. Nice cakes and lovely bunches of flowers. The piglets on the farm were fascinating.
Mr Jenkins
June 2014
the hosts were extremely welcoming and friendly.
Mrs Pope
June 2014
My husband and I found the people most welcoming. The site was so peaceful although on a working farm and the quality of the accommodation was superb (We loved the swallows flying around adjacent to the building). I would have given it a five star rating if that is possible. The village pub served fantastic food and everyone was so friendly. Ginny's Barn was ideally situated for visiting the many historic sites within the vicinity and also the various towns and villages around. We would go back for another visit. Thank You.
Mrs Stamp
June 2014
Lovely cottage in a great location for exploring the area. Really warm welcome from the owner and family, really helpful in suggesting things to do. Would definitely (and already have!) recommend.
Mr Bingham
December 2013
The location suited our purpose. A warm welcome from the very friendly and helpful owner. The size, layout and facilities were ideal for the two of us. Without making any adjustments it was comfortably warm and represented good value for money.
Mr Hoadley
September 2012
Friendly welcome, home-made cakes on arrival.
Mr Mckendry
September 2012
Accommodation was in excellent order, convenient to village and surrounding tourist attractions, friendly helpful host.
Mr Bray
March 2013
The accommodation was excellent and had everything we could have wished for. The owner of the property was very nice and made our stay really enjoyable.
Mrs Reid-Healy
November 2013
The cottage lived up to the home from home feeling and more. Was left alone but the owners (who were the most welcoming people) was next door if I needed anything.
Mr Rushton
December 2013
The accommodation was a great place to get back to and relax. It was well located to visit Lincoln, Nottingham and Newark.
Mr Bottinga
August 2012
The welcome and the subsequent contact with the owners is heart-warmingly friendly
Mr Brauns
July 2012
We enjoyed a relaxing holiday, the cottage was very comfortable in an area with plenty of interesting places to visit. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend. This was our second visit and was just as we remembered 2 years ago.
Mr Church
June 2012
A superb base for touring the surrounding area.
Mrs Sharp
December 2011
We stayed at Ginny's Barn in the middle of a house move in December and on returning to the barn each day it felt like coming home. The underfloor heating made the property lovely and warm and the lighting was excellent. The owners were really friendly and the welcoming biscuits and tea when we arrived at the beginning of our visit were much appreciated.
Mr Grace
September 2011
Once the weather had brightened we enjoyed the countryside, particularly Clumber Park. We also thought that Retford was the sort of town which, for its size, most people would like near them. We also enjoyed the bird life around the area.
Mr Elliott
October 2011
The bed and seating were very comfortable and helped make this a relaxing stay. Excellent hosts.
Mr Chapman
October 2011
Friendly hosts and we always felt at home with them, the cottage was like the place we would all love to live in. We will continue to book our holidays with Sykes as we have been satisfied with all our holidays so far.
Mr Bell
August 2011
Very close to A1 if you want to travel further afield. Lovely cottage and friendly hosts. We had a very enjoyable week travelling within a 30 mile radius and found lots of nice places to visit.
Ms Mason
August 2011
The owners were very welcoming and friendly. The cottage itself was very comfortable, beautifully furnished and the facilities were of a high standard. Excellent stay all round.
Mr Hooker
April 2011
A lovely cottage, very relaxing. The owners are very welcoming.
Mrs McNeill
November 2010
The owner and her family were very welcoming, and had home cooked cakes and eggs for sale. They gave us loads of information. Beautiful property - everything you need and more. Fantastic!!
Mr Fitzgerald
April 2011
Very enjoyable break, we would liked to have made it longer. The owners made us feel very welcome and gave us lots of information on places to visit. The accommodation was very comfortable, spacious and well equipped, we were able to buy fresh eggs and jams from the owners. We would be very happy to recommend this property to our family and friends
Mr Brauns
June 2010
Lovely barn conversion. Friendly people. Excellent stay. Very convenient position for visiting many attractions and places.
Mr Burgess
September 2010
The family were very friendly but not intrusive - gave advice when needed. Nice welcome with tea and home made cakes. All in all very much above average.
Mr Foggett
December 2009
The family were very helpful, very friendly people.
Mr Appleton
January 2010
Very nice cottage and just what I needed to relax and revise.
Mr Mrs Prickett
September 2009
Central location for us to visit National Trust properties in the area, as well as other places of interest. This was our second holiday with Sykes and will definitely use you again next year.
Mr Lowe
October 2009
Friendly welcome, lovely cottage. We had a fantastic holiday. Definitely recommend to anyone and we will go again.
August 2014
first rate accommodation tastefully converted very well situated excellent in every way wonderful environment farm pets were also very friendly(large ginger cat brought wild mice to us as a present) hosts could not do enough for us we enjoyed our stay immensely
January 2015
This was a last minute booking but everything and more was on hand Its ' The Good Life' but with every home comfort A very well thought out luxury farm cottage hosted by genuine helpful folk Once this secret gets out there will be a que
Mr Thompson
August 2009
Fresh flowers, fairy cakes, fresh milk, teabags and a warm welcome. The standard of finish on the property was excellent and there was great pride shown by the owner. We were made to feel very welcome. I will definitely go there again and would happily recommend it.
Mr Chapman
September 2009
The owner made us very welcome, and contributed to a very pleasant holiday.
Mrs Dun
September 2009
Owner was very friendly and helpful. Excellent food at pub in the village.
Steven T
July 2014
This is an excellently appointed cottage which reminded us of various Gites we have stayed at in France over the years. The hosts are very friendly and always had time to talk. The cottage has a decent wifi connection which helps in this day and age. The location proved ideal for trips to Lincolnshire as well as easy access to Nottinghamshire. The nearest small town is Retford which has a market on Saturdays. I like to do a bit of fishing and this can be found at Hallcroft in Retford. Overall my wife and I were very happy with our stay and would definitely return.
Stewart A
May 2013
Ginny's Barn is conveniently located, very comfortable and well equipped. It is on a working farm which was remarkably quiet. The family were very friendly and even gave us a tour of the farm.
John and Ruth
May 2011
Very enjoyable 3 day short break, would have made it longer if it was possible. The owners made us feel very welcome, and gaves us lots of information on places to visit. Accomodation was very comfortable, spacious and well equipped. We had a peaceful and relaxing break, we also purchased fresh produce from the owners. we would be very happy to recommend this property to our Family and Friends .
December 2013
The photos don't do it justice. An absolutely fantastic barn conversion. The owner was very helpful. Highly recommended
Mrs Passey
March 2016
The cottage was very cosy, warm and so good to return to after a day out. The bed was excellent, with a good mattress and proper cotton bed linen. In addition, the crockery and towels added a feeling of quality throughout. Definitely, the best furnished cottage I have ever had.
September 2011
As mentioned above, everyone of the owners family could not have been more friendly and helpful. the accomodation had every thing you could need and all contents were to a high standard. One of our most memorable breaks.
July 2010
We had a very ejnoyable week, the owners were very friendly and kind. The surrounding countryside was lovely and there are many places to visit in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. The cottage was excellent, comfortable and clean. Overall a very relaxing week, would definitely return.
November 2010
I have been all over England staying at self catering cottages and this was one of the best, the owner eas very freindly and helpful. We had a welcoming cup of tea and home made cakes. Plenty of places to go Lincoln is only a short drive and york is only 45mins by train from Retford
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