We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“An olde world cottage in a quiet village location”
other travelers have booked this property
Kitchen / Dining Room
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Kitchen / Dining Room
White Horse Cottage
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Inquiry
Excellent
52 reviews
Kitchen / Dining Room
White Horse Cottage
Lounge
Roll Top Bath in the Main Bathroom
May Day Celebrations
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Inquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Wellow, Nottinghamshire, England

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 52 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
English first
Any
English first
KfromHels...
Helsby, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“An olde world cottage in a quiet village location”
Reviewed June 26, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

A quaint old cottage with a traditional interior that one would expect for its age. Our family of 5 adults (+1 dog) stayed here for a week in mid-June 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed it. We are a seasoned 'cottage rental' family and believe its 4 star rating, compared to others we have used, is about right but no higher. Car parking wasn't an issue as we were informed before booking that we'd need to park on the road, a quiet road close to the village green. Access to the garage for other than bike storage is not an option due to shared access/ownership with the neighbour. The seating in the main (TV) room was a little uncomfortable after a time and we suggest the owner considers upgrading to something more fitting with the room's character. Or perhaps move the TV into the other room where the seating is far more comfortable and welcoming. Cottage is dog friendly and the back garden is reasonably secure.

One word of warning....the staircase is very steep with a 90' turn at the top and may not suit the less mobile or infirm guest. Going up wasn't an issue but coming down for a 6 foot person with big feet was interesting.

There's a pub across the road for good food and real ale (The Old Red Lion) but book a table early if you intend going on a weekend evening.

Date of stay: June 2016
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Location close to Sherwood Forst and local outdoor attractions
Liked least: TV room furniture
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jun 27, 2016
Thank you for your comments about the TV. We kept one of the living rooms as a quiet room with lots of books but we are considering buying an additional TV so that there will be one both living rooms.
The garage is small but a can be used for a small car and access is not normally a problem. We hope you will visit us again in the not too distant future and delighted that you had a lovely holiday.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Peter W
Mablethorpe
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Superb Cottage”
Reviewed June 11, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Absoluteley superb cottage.
Beautiful comfortable lounges and excellent kitchen/diner.
To use the term "fully equipped" does not do justice to this cottage. The kitchen really does have everything that you could want.
Lots of extra touches such as loo rolls, tea cloths, dishwasher tablets..we could go on!
As other reviewers have noted, the stairs are steep and winding (as you might expect in an old cottage) but we are both around 70 and had no problems.
An added bonus for us was that the garden is secure for our small dog and we could let her out without worrying.
It is easily the best cottage that we have ever stayed in and thoroughly reccommended.
Excellent pub (Olde Red Lion) a short stroll over the village green.

Date of stay: June 2016
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Comfortable seating
Liked least: Nothing that we could really pick out
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jun 13, 2016
Thank you for your wonderful review and glad you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at White Horse Cottage.
We hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
Regards, Julie
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Judge0000...
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful cottage & location with only minor niggles”
Reviewed May 4, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

The location and cottage is fantastic, great for a long weekend away like we did, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Cottage was very clean and tidy and had no issues with the house itself which is why the score is unaffected.

My problems were with letting agent and owner in the form of contact. We returned the signed documents as requested, but had to chase them up and send to a separate address to ensure they had it before getting the key code. Then after paying by Paypal originally, my deposit was returned by cheque in the post but had not even been signed. I then left then tried ringing the owner and left them a message but they never replied so I had to chase the agent about wanting a refund through Paypal as getting to a bank is awkward for me. I was told they would ask the owner, but never replied and on chasing the matter again I was told they had posted another cheque and appeared they had not even asked the owner about refunding with Paypal.

Very minor problems I am sure you would agree, hence it not effecting my recommendation of the cottage or score and I would stay there again. However, I just felt a little drained on return on trying to sort out the deposit issue.

Date of stay: April 2016
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jun 7, 2016
Sincere apologies for your receipt of an unsigned cheque - a batch was signed and unfortunately this one was missed. A new cheque was sent out within 3 days (2 days being a weekend). I confirm we are now in the process of reviewing our payment systems to ensure a smoother return. Looking forward to your return visit in the near future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
VisitingN...
Frankfurt, Germany
2 reviews
“Beautiful cottage in a picturesque English village setting”
Reviewed February 17, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

This is a charming cottage with plenty of space for our family of two adults, 2 children and a dog.
The village is small but has two pubs that provide a wide range of food, both very welcoming. The green hosts the largest may pole I have seen, Stunning. Tesco’s and a selection of take-aways are a few mins away by car.
Everything in the cottage is well stocked, and the fixtures and fittings are of a high quality. The beds are amazingly comfortable, and we slept really well.
It is everything you imagine an English cottage to be. Warm and welcoming with, steep twisting stairs, low beamed ceilings, old wooden latched doors and log fires, Plus a few hidden extras like a large bathroom, down stairs toilet and a small sauna. The garden is secluded and well maintained, great for summer BBQs.
There are signs of damp by the fire place, but the cottage feels dry, and a few dusty corners, but these are very minor points and did not spoil our stay.
This is a great find! We booked a return trip as soon as we arrived home. I think this says everything!

Date of stay: February 2016
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The English cottage feel
Liked least: Nothing to dislike at all, just the minor points mentioned in the review
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Feb 24, 2016
Thank you for your most generous review and excellent description of White Horse Cottage. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jan G
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A tranquil haven”
Reviewed December 27, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

Stayed in White Horse Cottage for 2 days last week for a pre christmas break with family,The cottage is large and comfortable with a peaceful homely feeling. It is set in a stunning little village (Wellow) and also has every amenity you could possibly ask for. There are 2 pubs across the road and Sherwood forest and Nottingham a short drive away.A place where you really feel you would love to go back to.

Date of stay: December 2015
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Liked best: The spacious peaceful feeling
Liked least: Had to remember to duck at some low beams
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Dec 29, 2015
Thank you for your fabulous review. We are so happy that you had a lovely pre-Christmas break with you family.
Hopefully see you again next December.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TunaCatch...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“BRILLIANT !!!!”
Reviewed October 19, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

The Cottage is very clean and homely.
The kitchen/diner is large and has everything you need for a self catering stay, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
It has two sitting rooms one with a log burner,sofas,TV and DVD player with plenty of DVD,s to choose from. The second sitting room has an open fire, sofas and a DAB radio with a good selection of books to read,
The downstairs bathroom has also got a sauna in it which worked really well.
The three bedrooms are a good size and the beds are very comfortable.
Upstairs bathroom has a shower and free standing bath and toilet.
We stayed in October and needed the heating on and it was so efficient the whole cottage was lovely and warm.
We would certainly recommend this cottage, and the Old Red Lion just across the road who make you feel so welcome.

Date of stay: October 2015
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The whole experience.
Liked least: Nothing it was great.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Oct 20, 2015
Thank you Mr Allison, we are so pleased you had an enjoyable stay.
We hope to welcome you back in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sofawat
Epsom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing hidden gem with great surroundings”
Reviewed June 1, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

I stayed here this weekend with 5 other girls as a surprise getaway for my best friends hen party. I could not have found a better place, was so beautiful!
We blind folded my friend as she got out the car and was greeted by a neighbour walking her dog, she heard my friends worry in her voice as she said where are we? (Still with her blind fold on) The lady answered and said don't worry your in a beautiful place, and she was right!
The cottage itself is gorgeous, very spacious as cottages go. We had perfect weather and enjoyed sitting in the beautiful sun in the garden.
The owners had thought of everything we had wanted in a girly weekend stay, there was DVDs, games, sauna! The Kitchen had everything we needed! Coffee/tea and dishwasher so I didn't have to do my usual chores!
We had a great day out at Sherwood Forest on an adrenaline activity day with was 10 mins down the road! And had the best meal of the year at the pub opposite called "olde red lion". The staff were extremely friendly unlike the other pub on the green.
Overall this was the perfect place and I cannot wait to return when I'm that way again!!

Date of stay: May 2015
Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a vacation rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from inquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travelers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travelers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing