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 about 7 years due to the danger of small antique knick knacks and the steep 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 3 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 limited 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
A caretaker is on hand if needed and will meet guests.
PRICE IS £295 PER WEEK in winter & £375 in summer
Nights at £65 all year round.
My wife, mother-in-law and I stayed at this “Smart City Apartment” for three days at the end of August 2013. The apartment is within a 10 minute walk from the beach, old town, shopping and restaurants – about everything you want to see in Nice. Jane – the host – was wonderful and had bottle of wine waiting for us upon arrival. Jane has also prepared a book of all the events and other things that one can do in Nice during their stay. We highly recommend the apartment.
Jane was a terrific hostess. She was there when we arrived to welcome us with supplies as it was a holiday and the shops were closed. Jane provided lots of information about the neighborhood and all the services we could possibly need. The apartment is in a great location and is exactly as described. We found it easy and pleasant to enjoy breakfast every morning. Our only caution is to be careful on the stairs.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.