Beautifully situated in a quiet residential cul-de-sac, this property sits amongst other cottages and period houses with a lovely green outlook. The biggest advantage is that being a small market town, it is only a five minute walk to the centre of Bingham with all manner of shops, markets and public transport plus the added bonus of a gym/swimming pool five minutes in the other direction. Parking outside on the lane is available and free.
My little cottage is 200 years old and would have once been the gardeners cottage, although sadly no garden but there is a sunny terrace in the front to sit out . It is therefore full of character but quite SMALL with low doors and oak beamed ceilings. It is one of the original '2 up, 2 downs' from around 1800 and in recent years was modernised and a small toilet/shower room added. It has been decorated and furnished in keeping with the period complete with some antique furniture and knick knacks so is not be suitable for small children. You do actually sense the history in the ambiance. The kitchen is just big enough for 4 to eat round the table and the living room cosy, especially when the log fire is blazing away in the grate. Situated in a little no-thru road literally just off the main centre and market square of Bingham, it is quiet but a great base for the local shops and easy access to Nottingham. Fine for 4 people (max )if not to tall!!
It is not suitable for children under the age of 5 years due to the danger of small antique knick knacks and the step into the shower. A baby, not yet crawling, could be accommodated if you have a cot.
On foot the centre of Bingham is just a few minutes walk with all facilities including a library and doctor's surgery. There are supermarkets (late opening), hairdressers, florists, banks, bakers and butchers and many restaurants and of course superb Fish and Chips! At the top of the road is a Leisure centre with swimming pool. On Thursdays there is a market in the square.
Bingham is rurally situated amongst fields and small villages. There is free parking outside the cottage - its never a problem to find a space as only residents use the road. It is a small market town nestling in the countryside but only 20 mins drive to Nottingham and less to Newark. The old town of Lincoln can be reached to the North and Derby to the South. If you wish to stray further afield you could reach the famous cobbled town of York or walk round the stunning architecture of Cambridge. There are many pretty villages around in which to walk or cycle and maybe a pub lunch. How about the cricket at Trentbridge? There are trains to the seaside or maybe you would like the caves in Derbyshire. In Bingham itself the local pubs do good food by big open fireplaces or visit one of the many restaurants. The leisure centre is always a good all weather alternative to a bike ride. There are many outlying protected areas of natural beauty and bird life.
Inside there are two bedrooms and a shower room/wc upstairs. The main bedroom has a King sized bed and the second bedroom, a double bed. Central heating and hot water is of course available at all times. We provide unlimited fast fibre extra wifi and also the local library (5 minutes away) provides computers/internet free of charge by the hour.
SMOKERS may smoke out on the terrace but in no circumstances in the property itself. It is not only a fire hazard in a wooden beamed property but also unpleasant for non smokers that may follow you.
Flights into East Midlands, Birmingham or Luton
Car using Motorway M1 or A1 and then the A46 or A52
Train or Bus from Nottingham centre
Car is advised for exploring the area although the buses to Nottingham and nearby villages are fast and frequent.
No helipad available - you wish!
Whole house is available.
Interaction with guests
Sue can be contacted any day of the year in event of any problems.
We do allow well behaved (smallish) dog with own sleeping basket.
We do not allow small children how ever well behaved.
We do allow smoking only if outside on the terrace
We do offer an open fire but the guest must clear this out before leaving
We do not accept more than 4 persons
We do not allow late night noise or partying
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