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Beautifully Converted, Grade II Listed Properties In Rural Nottinghamshire - Schoolhouse Farm Barn

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Schoolhouse Farm Barn

Sleeps 4. 2 bedroom barn, converted to the highest standard in the beautiful rural village of Norwell. With easy access to Newark, Southwell, Sherwood Forest, Rufford Abbey, Clumber Park and Belton house this is a beautiful place to escape with your family.

About the property


Schoolhouse Farm Holiday Lets have been beautifully renovated and furnished to the highest standard, whilst retaining the true character and features of the buildings. The holiday lets are situated to the front of the owner’s house and have off road parking for one car per property. 'The Barn' has its own garden, and 'The Milking Parlour' has an outside seating area. Guests are welcomed to the heart of rural Nottinghamshire for a luxurious escape from everyday life. Situated in the pretty farming village of Norwell, Schoolhouse Farm Holiday Lets have excellent walking and cycling from your door. Norwell has a Village Shop and ‘The Plough Pub’; both are a short walk from the property. The village of Norwell is approximately 7.5 miles from the beautiful Market Town of Newark, with a lovely range of shops, cafes and antique shops. It is also 10 miles from the picturesque Minster town of Southwell. Sherwood Forest, Rufford Abbey, Clumber Park and Belton House are within a 30 minute radius.

Victoria Searle
Member since: 2013
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Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Victoria Searle

Victoria and Jamie live in the farmhouse next to the Barn, Jamie is in the property development trade and decided to convert the barn into a luxurious holiday let, renovated and furnished to the highest standard whilst retaining the true character and features if the grade II listed building. Having stayed in a few holiday cottages we decided not to cut corners and to provide our guests with a comfortable, welcoming stay.

Why Victoria Searle chose Newark

Norwell is a beautiful village with a real 'back in time' feel. It is a quiet village, and the shop and the pub are brilliant, meaning that you don't have to go far if you don't want to.

What makes this barn unique

You really can do as much or as little as you like whilst on holiday in the barn; from staying in the village and exploring the local footpaths to getting on the A1 in only 5 minutes and going on a day trip.

Available Rentals

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For weekly stays check in is on a Friday.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Newark in Newark and Sherwood District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Notes on accommodation: Up to two well behaved dogs per property would be considered after a conversation with the owner. The properties are situated to the front of the owners house and have surrounding neighbours. Outside: Off Road Parking for 1 car per property is provided directly outside the properties. The Barn has its own private Garden with a small patio with a table and chairs and 'The Milking Parlour' has its own small seating area in front of the property.


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Schoolhouse Farm Barn
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay at The Barn. Spotlessly clean and beautiful. Victoria is a super host and couldn't do enough for us. We had a fabulous Christmas here with our family. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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an idyllic property

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful stay here. The property was idyllic and the whole experience was excellent from start to finish.

I would like to thank Victoria, the owner, for all the help she gave us. She was the perfect host, with nothing seeming to be too much trouble.

Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Truly met all our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay in a very clean & comfortable house, really home from home. All facilities were readily available apart from mobile phone reception but the Internet connection made up for it.

The location suited our requirements with all the family residing within a few miles of us !

Plus I was born & bred in one of the villages in the vicinity so I had knowledge of the area.

Also that dogs are welcomed was good so we could bring our Labrador no problem.

Overall was a very pleasant stay, thank you James & Victoria - see you in 2018 :-)

Brian & Dorothee,

Ochtrup, Germany

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely stay!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Norwell. A beautiful conversion with tons of indoor space for our family of four. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The only minor down side was that there wasn't a garden for the kids to play in.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Top notch barn conversion done to a high specification and looks like within the last couple of years as everything still feels and looks relatively new. Very friendly and accommodating owners who live in the adjacent house. If we return to Notts we will definitely be staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Thanks for a wonderful stay at the barn

  • 5 of 5

The Barn was a lovely property- a beautiful building renovated to a luxurious standard. We were made to feel very welcome and had a lovely weekend. The village itself is very pretty, with a pub and local shop and plenty of walks in the surrounding area. Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Rufford Abbey Country Park
Clumber Park
Piano Southwell
Fantastic food
Belton House
The Dovecote Inn
Wonderful Sunday Roast!
Historical Market Town
Caunton Beck
Newfield Dairy
The Workhouse
Woolsthorpe Manor
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Cathedral
Ollerton Watermill Tea Rooms
Warner Leisure Hotels Thoresby Hall Hotel


East Midlands Airport – 1 hour

Doncaster Airport - 50 minutes

London Kings Cross to Newark Northgate Station takes approximately 1 hour 30 mins by train and then a 15 minute taxi ride from Newark Northgate to Norwell.

Use of a car would be recommended but there is a great village shop and pub so it would not be essential.


Nearest Towns

Newark – 7 Miles

Southwell – 10 Miles

Lincoln – 23 Miles


Caunton Beck (fine dining gastro pub) – 2.5 miles

Newfield Dairy Ice Cream Parlour – 5 miles

Rufford Abbey and Country Park – 9 Miles

Sherwood Pines – 13 Miles

Sherwood Forest – 13 Miles

Clumber Park – 17.3 Miles

Belton House – 25 Miles

Chatsworth House- 46 miles

Further Details:

Norwell is a beautiful, un-spoilt village with a shop that hosts an outreach post office on a Monday and Thursday morning. The village pub is a real hit with guests, serving a good pint and good food.

We have some very good places to eat near by, for example 'Newfield Dairy Ice Cream Parlour' and 'The Caunton Beck Gastro Pub'.

The local town of Newark has a wide range of shops, banks as well as a M&S, Waitrose, Asda and Morrisons and plenty of well priced restaurants and cafes. Southwell also has a large co-op offering a good range and has some lovely cafes and a ‘Southwell Heritage Walk’.

We also have an Indian Restaurant only five minutes drive away, they also do take away food.

The owner is happy to help you plan your stay and make suggestions of local places to visit to help plan your stay.

Our nearest Supermarket is either Tesco in Ollerton or Waitrose / Asda or Morrisons in Newark.

Newark has branches of most banks.