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Rufford Park Lodge

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5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum
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Welcome to The East Wing, Rufford Park Lodge (left wing of main image), a five double bedroom luxury cottage with a hot tub situated in Sherwood Forest and within what used to be the grounds of the historic Rufford Abbey Estate, still called Deer Park today. Located in the centre of an historical area with something for everyone and enough to keep even the most active of people busy, no matter how long your stay, or simply relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. There are many sites of historical interest, great parks that can be appreciated on foot or bike, attractions for all ages, inns with reputations for great food, and some excellent restaurants. Accommodation comprises a double en-suite bedroom on the ground floor, two double bedrooms, two twin bedrooms, a family bathroom with ...Welcome to The East Wing, Rufford Park Lodge (left wing of main image), a five double bedroom luxury cottage with a hot tub situated in Sherwood Forest and within what used to be the grounds of the historic Rufford Abbey Estate, still called Deer Park today. Located in the centre of an historical area with something for everyone and enough to keep even the most active of people busy, no matter how long your stay, or simply relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. There are many sites of historical interest, great parks that can be appreciated on foot or bike, attractions for all ages, inns with reputations for great food, and some excellent restaurants. Accommodation comprises a double en-suite bedroom on the ground floor, two double bedrooms, two twin bedrooms, a family bathroom with twin whirlpool bath and twin steam shower enclosure, and a separate bathroom with walk-in shower on the first floor. In total we can comfortably accommodate ten people (plus infant). There is a private courtyard with rattan all-weather furniture to seat up to ten people, and a decked area leading to a six-seater superior hot tub. There are two reception rooms on the ground floor - a dining room with an extendable oak table that seats up to ten people, and a lounge with leather sofas, a wood burning stove, a Sony 42' Flat Screen TV with surround sound, and Sky+ HD with 'On Demand' feature. Wifi is also provided for your convenience. Due to the size of the accommodation and its cleaning requirements, one and two-night stays are charged as three nights. The hot tub is drained, cleaned and refilled between every booking by a professional service company.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smoking is not permitted inside the property but is allowed outside in the courtyard. We accept up to two dogs. We respectfully ask that they are restricted to the ground floor where the kitchen and dining room are tiled and more easily cleaned. The courtyard is enclosed and is a safe environment for pets and children providing they are supervised around the hot tub. The Hot Tub hours of use are 11.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. Please keep noise in the courtyard after this time to a minimum.
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Half bath, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Derek A
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:April 2015
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Reviewed December 24, 2019

We had a great stay,Rufford Lodge was clean, comfortable,warm and well appointed and had everything we needed. We were a party of ten( three families) there to celebrate a seventyth birthday. It was super to be all together, there were plenty of games in the...More

Date of stay: December 2019
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Reviewed October 1, 2019

Well, just read the review below and you will get the general gist as to what this place is all about! We were greeted to the house with a welcoming reception of flies in one of the bedrooms, and I mean a swarm of flies,...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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Derek_and_Donna, VR Owner at Rufford Park Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2019

Our accommodation is popular with groups and families and due to the size of the property there is an ongoing program of maintenance and repairs. We make every effort to ensure the facilities are in good working order for each booking but it is unrealistic...More

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Reviewed September 30, 2019

Dirty - food mess on pots and pans, so we had to wash items before use. Nasty food smears in fridge; dust everywhere, balls of fluff around the place. Grass up to the kids' knees (youngest was five, eldest 10). Hedges and trees left untrimmed,...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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Derek_and_Donna, VR Owner at Rufford Park Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2019

We have had a lot of challenges this year and we apologise but have had to prioritise some major expenditure on areas that are fundamental rather than cosmetic, including replacing the boiler and excavating part of the courtyard to fix an underground leak. The extremes...More

Reviewed September 2, 2019

Well. How can I begin. Arrived at lodge early evening to find a run down shabby building with paint peeling off the windows and a courtyard garden that looked like a rear of a run down pub. Not at all as described. It was dirty(found...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Derek_and_Donna, VR Owner at Rufford Park Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2019

We make every effort to be available to our guests during their stay to answer any questions they may have and to deal with any issues that might crop up. We were contacted on the Saturday morning with a text message advising that the lights...More

Reviewed June 10, 2019

On approach, the kids were excited to be staying in a castle! Nice semi-secluded location. Decent rooms and overall good sized property. A big list of rules but didn't prove too difficult for us (might want to consider if it would be a challenge for...More

Date of stay: May 2019
1  Thank RLBAllen
Derek_and_Donna, VR Owner at Rufford Park Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

Thank you for your kind comments. We ask guests to keep noise to a minimum after 10 pm in the courtyard area simply out of respect to the neighbours, and the hot tub hours are also for safety reasons. The living room and dining room...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Stove
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
Within a short distance there are many pubs, restaurants, bistros and tea rooms. For general provisions there is a Tesco and Asda in New Ollerton, or for traditional wares a visit to Edwinstowe is a must where you will find family run grocers and butchers such as Goff's, where you will find specialist sausages, pre-prepared meat dishes, home made pies and quiches, and quality bar-be-que fayre. For eating out, try The Maypole at Wellow, The Dog and Duck in Kings Clipstone, Launays Restaurant and Forest Lodge in Edwinstowe, or Rose Cottage opposite the entrance to Rufford Abbey.
Getting around
The Rose Cottage and Rufford Abbey and both within walking distance from the property. Ollerton and Edwinstowe are around ten minutes drive away and there are many local mini cab services available for different group sizes and will take you to and from any of the many local attractions, including Nottingham town centre and Newark, which is also the nearest mainline railway station.
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