We are nearing the end of our stay with Susan at Rosehip Cottage in Bingham, and it is wonderful.
The cottage is over 200 years old, but you wouldn't think so from the inside. The kitchen is well-equipped with modern appliances; the black and white bathroom has a modern shower. The two bedrooms are a good size, and we have spent much time in the living area, with the flat screen TV (with built-in DVD player) in those splendid old-fashioned chairs. The older furniture gives the room so much character, as do the old photos and decorations.
We're very comfortable here.
On arriving in Fisher Lane, you might think you are in the middle of suburbia, away from everything. Nothing could be further from the truth. Walk down the other end of Fisher Lane (the closed off end - it's a cul-de-sac, and we had no trouble street parking anytime), cross the road, turn left for a few steps, and you are at the beginning of the town centre. It has a beautiful market cross (the butter cross, 1861), and walk further up to St Mary's and All Saints Church to watch the squirrels play amongst the old gravestones. Plus, there's all the shops, supermarkets, and take-away's you need. Takes less then 5 minutes to walk there.
We couldn't ask for anything more.
Stayed here for 5 nights in December.Tempted to say it was awful to stop others from using it when I want to go again.It wasn't -very short walk into Centre of Bingham so a meal out at night was an easy choice.The cottage itself had all you would need to make a stay comfortable and was so convenient for road links to explore the surrounding locality.
Rosehip Cottage was a wonderful choice for my first time in the UK. Bingham was a lovely town and the cottage location was great for walking to shops, restaurants, pubs, grocery stores and close to transportation. I frequently took the bus to Nottingham and this was far more convenient than driving. The modern kitchen had everything you could need and the red decor was very tasteful and pleasant. The renovated bathroom was great - the water was always hot for showering :) The rooms were small but cozy and storage was ample. I could definitely feel the sense of pride of ownership in this cottage! Correspondence with Jane was timely, informative and pleasant, and the information booklets provided in the cottage were truly appreciated! Lorraine was wonderful to deal with and accommodating when meeting up to provide the keys and information about Bingham and Rosehip Cottage. We very much enjoyed our time in what was our home away from home for 10 days...
The Cottage is very cosy, kept very tidy by a nice housekeeper and extremely well located right in the heart of Bingham (but yet very quiet). We felt very welcome and almost "at home" at the cottage. The kitchen is superb from our point of view and the reception room small but incredibly characteristic and cosy. We had a very good time relaxing in Front of the TV or the open fireplace. The bedrooms are great, too. As explained in the description of the cottage, it is indeed rather small but if you know that beforehand and do not arrive with more than 4 people max., then you will have a great place to stay. Pubs and stores are all in walking distance (not more than 5 mins) and from Bingham other cities and villages are easy to reach (try Grantham - we loved the old cathedral).
To summarise, we give 5 out of 5 points for this cottage. Many thanks, Jane and Lorraine!
This cottage has got everything you could possibly need and is very comfortable. Only minus for us is the furniture in the living room, a comfy sofa and one armchair would be much much better than the art deco stuff and the gong. The kitchen however is superb and provides basics like salt and dishwasher tablets and such, very thoughtful.We loved the cottage otherwise and will return in the near future!
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