Perlethorpe, Newark, Nottingham
With stylish interiors and all the space you need for a relaxing self-catering break, Woodland Rustic lodges are a popular choice for couples and small families.
With one double bedroom and one twin room, these lodges are perfect for those looking for a quiet getaway.
They boast large open plan living and dining areas – perfect for family dining and cosy relaxing evenings…
And, after a tough day out exploring Sherwood Forest you can head back to your lodge and enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub.
What better way is there to relax and unwind?
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The Spectrum Set-up
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Sherwood luxury log lodges are situated in a beautiful setting on the edge of the ancient Sherwood Forest, with all the space you need to relax and unwind, combined with stunning holiday accommodation that is finished to the highest of standards.
These beautiful luxury lodges are the perfect choice for those seeking a relaxing escape, a place where you can forget all about those daily stresses and strains. Experience holidays in a unique setting; one free from distractions – a place where you can truly relax and unwind.
There’s no loud clubhouse here or live entertainment – just beautiful, luxury lodges in a stunning woodland setting.
Step inside Sherwood Forest log lodges and you’ll discover design features influenced by our forest setting and with an added twist of luxury: sage green and tan tones and wood-effect wallpaper throughout; blinds and thick curtains so you can shut out the world and snuggle down at night; deep baths for an extended soak, and stylish wall prints and motifs to bring a cosy, rural feel.
Full height patio doors and windows let natural light flood into each room, and sumptuous beds and sofas provide the perfect excuse for long lie-ins and lazy evenings.
Kitchens are comprehensively kitted out so you can cook up your favourite meals to enjoy alongside a glass of wine.
Outside, there’s a decked terrace with seating and a private hot tub where you can bathe away the stresses of daily life.
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From the many individual parks and forests that make up the Sherwood Forest region to the historic country estates, top quality restaurants, boutique shops and art galleries…there is so much to see, do and explore in the local area.
Away from the woodlands, walks and wildlife, there’s lots of other things to see and do in Nottinghamshire. From our park you’re just a stone’s throw from some of the county’s most popular visitor attractions.
• Explore Nottinghamshire, with its castles, lakes and halls
• Visit nearby Clumber Park and the other many individual forests
• Browse the shops and art galleries
• Sample some fine cuisines at the many top local restaurants
Places to visit
There is so much to see and do nearby – we guarantee that you won’t get bored! Away from the woodlands and attractions, the region is also home to some rather picturesque destinations. Take a look at just some of our favourites nearby that are well worth a visit.
The picturesque town of Southwell is best known for the beautiful and impressive Southwell Minster with its twin ‘pepper pot’ spires. The 900-hundred year old Norman Minster boasts Romanesque features and leaves visitors in awe.
Southwell is also home to the oldest and most complete Workhouse in existence today. Restored by the National Trust, the 19th century inhabitants are brought to life in the audio guide that is based on real archives surrounding the site.
The historic market town of Newark is renowned for its traditional beautifully cobbled marketplace. Newark market-days are Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays if you are after food and wares. Extensive antique and craft collections are available on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Newark offers plenty of choice for restaurants, cafes and shops, or visit the impressive 12th century castle and take a wander around the beautiful formal gardens.
Nottingham is a vibrant city and regarded as the regional capital for culture and shopping – and well worth a visit (especially if the weather isn’t being so kind). Home to some of the best shopping in the country, an exciting cultural calendar and recognised nationally for the quality of its restaurants and bars, this city has it all.
It’s easy to get around, with its compact city centre and, pedestrianised streets and tram system. Spend the day here and enjoy food and drink in the many award winning cafes, bars and restaurants.
A little further afield is the historic city of Lincoln. Here you can indulge in some serious retail therapy…or immerse yourself in the city’s rich history. A city split into two halves, the main shopping area is easily accessible, while the historic Cathedral Quarter is at the top of a steep, cobbled hill (which itself is lined with shops, cafes and restaurants – should you need nourishment on your journey).
Lincoln’s Brayford Waterfront is England’s oldest inland Harbour and offers a great selection of eating, drinking and entertainment venues. The city’s history can be traced back as far as 300BC and links to the city’s past heritage can be seen even today.
Away from the woodlands, walks and wildlife, there’s lots of other things to see and do in Nottinghamshire. From our park you’re just a stone’s throw from some of the county’s most popular visitor attractions. Take a look at our guide to some of the top things to do in Nottinghamshire.
Nottingham Castle is a spectacular building from the 17th century, which is set in the grounds of the original medieval castle built by William the Conqueror. There is a labyrinth of caves beneath its magnificent walls. The castle grounds hold a variety of events throughout the year, including an outdoor theatre season. There is also a museum charting the history of the Sherwood Forest Regiment and an art gallery boasting an extensive collection of silver, glass, paintings and decorative items.
For opening times call: 0115 948 4279.
Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago. Further evidence came to light in 2003 with the discovery of Britain’s only known Ice Age rock art.
Please be aware that children under 5 years may not be permitted on cave tours for health and safety reasons.
For more information on prices or on bringing younger children, please telephone 01909 720378.
A visit to Wollaton Hall has to be on your list of things to do in Nottinghamshire. It is one of Britain’s most stunning Edwardian mansions and is set within 500 acres of breath-taking gardens and parkland. Within the grounds you can visit Nottingham’s Natural History Museum and the Industrial Museum.
April to October 11am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)
November to March 11am – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)
The Harley Gallery
Situated less than 10 miles from Sherwood Forest, the Harley Gallery holds a variety of frequently changing exhibitions, while the permanent Treasury Gallery is home to fine and decorative arts from the Portland collection. Don’t miss the craft shop, which is filled with hand-made products such as silverware, delicate porcelain vases, exquisitely veneered wooden boxes and hand-stitched leather books – a diverse collection from both new and established artisans from all over the country.
Open Daily and Bank Holidays (closed first two weeks of January and Easter Sunday) from 10am – 5pm. Tel: 01909 501 700
National Justice Museum
The National Justice Museum in Nottingham uses original Courtrooms, dungeons and prison cells, along with a number of more contemporary galleries to exhibit collections relating to justice, the law, crime and punishment in a fun and interactive way. When visiting the museum you may also meet a variety of colourful historical characters with different stories of justice to tell.
We recommend booking in advance wherever possible. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0115 952 0555 to find out more.
Newark Castle has stood proudly on the banks of the River Trent for nearly 900 years – with now only one and a half sides of the castle remaining which includes the oldest part of the castle, a large gatehouse. The castle was built in 1133 by Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln, and it remained a seat of the Bishops of Lincoln until 1547 when King Henry VIII took it for the Crown.
Open from 8:30AM – dusk. Entry to the castle grounds is free of charge.
White Post Farm
White Post Farm is set in 25 acres of land, with more than 3,000 animals including cows, pigs, sheep and hens as more unusual animals such as llamas, chinchillas, bats, reptiles and spiders. There are plenty of opportunities to get ‘hands on’ you can enjoy baby animal holding with mice, guinea pigs, chicks and ducklings. You can bottle-feed the goat kids and meet a reptile such as Annie the tarantula or Bob the leopard gecko.
Parks and Forests
The wider Sherwood Forest region is made up of a collection of individual parks and forests. Many of these a located just a short distance from The Sherwood Hideaway – so you can easily experience the best the local areas has to offer. Whether you prefer relaxing woodland strolls or adrenaline-fuelled activity, you’re sure to find something for you nearby.
As you explore Sherwood Forest, there are many treats to discover. The best place to start is Sherwood Forest Country Park and Visitor Centre where there is an exhibition about Nottingham’s famous outlaw, Robin Hood. Two marked trails start from here and heads past The Major Oak, an ancient tree which is thought to be 1000 years old and was said to be a hiding place for Robin.
This is the largest forest open to the public in the East Midlands with over 3,300 acres to discover. It’s a great place for outdoor activities and adventure and is home to the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure and much more. It is also a popular choice for cyclists and is a regional centre of excellence with a way-marked Family Trail, Adventure Trail and the more demanding Kitchener’s Trail. From here you can also pick up routes and links to the broader region, including Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and Clumber Park.
Sherwood Pines is open daily from 8am to dusk, admission is free although there is a car parking charge of £1 for the fist hour or £4 for the full day.
Thoresby Park, just a short bike ride or walk away from The Sherwood Hideaway, is a lovely place to visit with a range of attractions for all of the family no matter how young or old. The extensive grounds cover over 1000 acres of rich unspoilt English countryside, with a range of facilities and attractions open to the public all year round.
At Thoresby Park enjoy the 2.5km signposted circular walk around the estate that takes in the sights and sounds of the estate including the lovely River Meden and St John’s Church in Perlethorpe.
Thoresby Park is open 7 days a week, from 9.00am to 5:30pm with the Thoresby Courtyard shops open from 10.30am to 4:00pm.
The amazing scenery of Clumber Park includes the world’s longest double avenue of lime trees, 20 miles of cycle routes, a peaceful serpentine lake, the chapel of St Mary the Virgin, and a Victorian exotic-flower-filled pleasure ground. One of the park’s highlights is the walled kitchen garden that produces fresh seasonal ingredients for the park’s restaurant.
Open year-round 10am-4pm
Rufford Abbey Country Park
Rufford Abbey is set amongst 150 acres of beautiful historic parkland, woodland and gardens, just a few miles from Sherwood Forest. The 12th century ruins of a medieval monastery provide the central focus of the park, alongside a contemporary craft centre, lake, woodland walks, a sculpture trail, children’s play village and a cafe and restaurant.
Entry is free (parking charges apply). Open year-round.
Asda – Forest Rd, New Ollerton, Newark NG22 9PL (6 mins)
Tesco Superstore – Forest Rd, New Ollerton, Newark NG22 9PL (6 mins)
Morrisons – 85 Kilton Rd, Worksop S80 2DJ (18 mins)
Alders Nottingham – Worksop Rd, Ollerton, Newark NG22 9DR (4 mins)
Royal Oak – High St, Edwinstowe, Mansfield NG21 9QP (7 mins)
The Robin Hood – Clipstone Rd E, Edwinstowe, Mansfield NG21 9JA (7 mins)
Ollie’s Fun Shack – Fountain Court, Darwin Dr, New Ollerton NG22 9GS (7 mins)
Captain Jacks Adventure Ltd – Chancery Ln, Retford DN22 6DF (21 mins)
Sqoshis indoor playcentre and Laser Centre – Top of, Fourth Ave, Church Rd, Clipstone, Mansfield NG21 9DF (14mins)
You can have your shopping delivered to your lodge, remember to quote the number of the lodge that you are staying in to make sure the delivery driver can find you.
Included in your stay
Your holiday starts as soon as you step through the doors of your luxury Lodge which is located on the award winning Sherwood Hideaway holiday park. Relax in front of the cosy Log Burner Effect Fire and enjoy the free bottle of wine that is waiting for you on arrival.
You don’t even have to worry about standing and washing dishes after sitting down to a family meal as a dishwasher is also provided.
Enjoy the free Wi-Fi and take advantage of the iphone/MP3 dock that can be found inside the Lodge.
Outdoor Furniture is provided for you to sit and relax and enjoy the scenery around you, or why not enjoy some al fresco dining after cooking up a storm in the BBQ area
Take advantage of the complimentary Molton Brown products while relaxing in the bath after a busy day exploring the Forest.
Cycle Racks are also installed at every Lodge so why not bring your own bikes or hire them locally to explore the trails around Sherwood Forest.
Parking is available outside each Lodge so no dragging your bags for miles to reach your accommodation.
Sensory equipment and toys as part of our Spectrum Pack including –
- A selection of handheld fidget toys
- Light projectors
- Easy hold mirrors
- Sensory light toys
- A range of sensory tactile toys
- Visual resource pack
Celebrating during your stay? Choose from the below options of bespoke services to make your stay extra special.
- Rose Petals – £5.00
- Birthday celebration pack – Male – £15.00
- Birthday celebration pack – Female – £15.00
- Birthday cake – £15.00
- Champagne – £25.00
- Flowers – Small bunch – £25.00
- Flowers – Large bunch -£40.00
Before and During your Stay
We understand that preparing an autistic person for a holiday can be challenging. At spectrum holidays we are always looking for ways to make this process easier for our families. We have visited each of the holiday homes personally and have put together a social story for each one. Just let us know how we can best support you in your holiday preparation and we will create personalised visual countdown calendar or timetable for you!
Inside the holiday homes you will find a set of visuals to help support you while on holiday, there is also a “now, next, later” travel keyring to take out and about with you as well as some information about the local area.
We work closely with all of our holiday home owners so there will always be someone available to help should you have any problems during your holiday. Please contact Spectrum Holidays in the first instance with any queries or issues and if applicable we will contact the holiday home owner on your behalf. We can also provide information on the surrounding area, local amenities or visitor attractions
How to book
A deposit of £100 is required to secure your chosen dates and full payment is due 10 weeks before arrival
Check in days are:
3 nights (Fri – Mon) 4 nights (Mon – Fri) 7 nights (Fri or Sat)
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