Self-catering holiday rentals Southwell, Notts, UK

Southwell in Nottinghamshire may not be at the top of the list of ‘must see’ holiday destinations in England and yet, tourists to the area would be pleasantly surprised and leave feeling quite satisfied with their visit. Find a gem of a country cottage to rent for a short break or a week near Southwell and give yourself a most interesting holiday to look forward to.

Rent a cottage with a garden near Southwell

Try to book a holiday cottage that has a garden, a barbecue and garden furniture and you will have a pleasantly green place to relax in the sunshine between journeys out and about. Opt for a luxurious cottage with a soft superking bed and each day can begin with a long lazy lie in.

Everyone enjoys different features of a holiday home, for some it may be the privacy that one has, for others, it may be a possible hot tub in the garden or proximity to the local pub.

holiday cottage in Southwell with a garden

Book a self-catered break near Southwell

It could be said that Southwell is one of the most interesting and historic villages to visit in Nottinghamshire.  Dominated by the Minster and associated buildings, it's a good place for a day out with its historic buildings, shops, pubs and tea rooms.

Southwell Minster

Guided tours can be arranged for the Minster (telephone 01636 812649) to provide an in-depth historical account. Return to your holiday cottage for tea afterwards or visit the on-site café.

Take a walk around Southwell during your cottage break

Most holidaymakers like to get out and about soon after they settle into their holiday home, to find out more about Southwell and to obtain an overview of what is available and when.  During a walk you will come across some very fine buildings, mainly of the local red brick, and frequently related to Southwell Minster and church business.

The Minster contains various interesting and curious objects, one of which Katyn Memorial in Southwell Minster - see it on your self-catering cottage holiday in Southwell is a wall plaque commemorating the massacre of Polish prisoners of war in Katyn forest and other places in Russia.

Many Poles came to Britain as refugees just after the second world war and settled.  Some established Polish communities and social and cultural centres, frequently attached to a Roman Catholic church. There are Polish war graves in Newark, a few miles away from Southwell, which may also be of interest to anyone with Polish connections.

Famous people who stayed in Southwell

Lord Byron visited Southwell and had quite a few connections with the area - his home was Newstead Abbey, another fine place to visit in Nottinghamshire during your holiday.  
There is so much more to see and do in Nottinghamshire. Golfers may wish to spend a little time on one of its golf courses. Any family with small children would love a trip to Sherwood Forest in search of Robin Hood. There are numerous outdoor activities in the forest such as ‘Go Ape’, mountain biking, good places for picnics and more.

The town of Newark is just over twenty minutes drive eastwards. It offers a market, antique shops, castle ruins on the River Trent. There is also an Air Museum on the other side of Newark.  There is so much more to see and do; the city of Nottingham, Mansfield. Even the Peak District is within a sensible distance for a day out.

A self-catered holiday near Southwell is recommended for families and couples

Find a good quality holiday rental and come to Nottinghamshire with an open mind. There are so many places that will attract your attention, good food pubs, fishing, parks and an excellent cycling network.  It would be one of the most interesting holidays in England ever. Do come.