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A rural retreat. Great for family holidays and get-togethers.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two double and two single bedrooms, large kitchen and separate dining area

1 The Green is a delightful 4 bed-roomed holiday cottage in the village of Muston in the Vale of Belvoir (pronounced “Beever”).

The house is actually two farm cottages joined together to make a family house of four bedrooms with gas central heating. The house is newly restored in a sympathetic style using natural ecological paint, and is furnished with antique pieces to suit the house. There is an ample supply of glassware, china and linen. There is a large kitchen with electric stove, microwave oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble drier; a large sitting- room with television and open fire and an elegant separate dining- room/study.

There are two double bedrooms with double beds and two single bedrooms. There is a bathroom, shower room and a downstairs cloakroom. Outside there is Outside there is a large front lawn, and at the rear a patio garden. A small conservatory serves as a store for bicycles, walking gear and garden furniture.

More Details

Property Manager
Lynn Lawton
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Lynn Lawton

I am a part-time tutor of English for international students at a university. I have many friends abroad, and my son's family live in Colorado in the US. I live in Surrey in a small 18th century cottage. My interests are nature and the environment, history, house renovation, music, walking and gardening.

Lynn Lawton purchased this house in 1970

Why Lynn Lawton chose Nottinghamshire

My parents bought this house in 1970 when my father's work (international educational bookseller) required him to move to the Midlands. My son spent all his school holidays there when he was growing up. After my mother died in 2008 I decided to renovate the property and retain some of the furniture, books and other items that had been used when my parents lived there.

What makes this house unique

This house has a calm and happy atmosphere and gets the sun in the kitchen in the morning and in the sitting room in the afternoon. When the weather is not so kind it is cosy and comfortable and there is a log fire too. There is also a proper dining room- the house is traditional and elegant but also spacious and unfussily furnished. The countryside is good for walks and bike rides and there are plenty of places to visit. Nottingham is about 40 minutes drive away.

Guestbook comments from the manager

April 2014

A family group said:

Thank you for our lovely stay. The weather was kind to us 'beautiful'. Home from home. Fed the birds who were very friendly to us. Hope to come again some time.

May 2014

Three friends said:

Thank you for letting us use your lovely house for pour May day break. The house is so lovely and comfortable and very well equipped- we've wanted for nothing! The village is pretty and we had a very relaxing break. Looking forward to returning soon.

May 2014

Three friends and a dog said:

Lovely cottage, everything we needed. Very peaceful, and friendly. Enjoyed our much needed break. The weather was very hot, had a nice BBQ and enjoyed the walks around. Very pretty area. Visited Clumber Park, Southwell and went to County Show at Woodhall Spa. Great time was had by all. Hope to come back soon.

May 2014

Couple from Kent said:

Thank you very much. Super cottage very cosy. Has everything you need. Going home with plenty of Stilton and pork pies.

June 2014

Family from Canada said:

Thank you for providing us with a new home from home. My family and I will remember our stay in Muston for ever. Although under sad circumstances (family funeral) your cottage provided us with peace and happiness.

June 2014

Two families on holiday together said:

Had a great weekend celebrating a birthday- super day at Belton House , followed by a fabulous meal at Paul's in Bottesford. Sunday morning tour of Belvoir Castle was very educational and lunch at The Forge tearooms in Muston finished off a lovely weekend! Cottage had everything we needed, thank you!

September 2014

Couple from Cumbria said:

Very comfortable and wonderfully quiet. The local walks are excellent- the canal was superb with a large flock of tree sparrows and healthy dragonfly populations...and Muston Meadows National Nature Reserve's a real treasure.......must be fantastic in early summer....a really big selling point of the cottage's location.....would recommend Belton House, Southwell (especially the workhouse) and Woolsthorpe Manor. We really enjoyed our meals in your lovely dining room and breakfasts in the bright and sunny kitchen. Excellent!

October 2014

Returning family said:

Another splendid week at 1 the Green. Blessed with good weather the local walks were excellent. The Gap provides excellent value family meals. Looking forward to our return in 2015.
Nov 2014
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Nottingham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Downstairs cloakroom has wash basin and toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • There is ample storage space in each bedroom and views over the garden.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

A rural retreat. Great for family holidays and get-togethers.
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 45 reviews

Well appointed cottage with great character

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay in a cottage with great character enabling us to visit with and host relatives. Everything that we needed was supplied, the only negative comment being that the fridge was too small for the six person capacity of the house, and for an extended stay. There are lots of walks around the area and our daughter in law and grand daughter made friends with the sheep and newly minted lambs nearby.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely and comfortable and homely.

  • 5 of 5

Great country house in super walking area and great pubs around.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Delightful cottage set in the Vale of Belvoir

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have wished for a better place to stay. Perfectly clean, warm and comfortable. Beautifully furnished and well equipped. Comprehensive information file that enabled us to make the most of our stay. If you're looking for comfortable accommodation in a peaceful setting we highly recommend 1, The Green, Muston. Alan & Juliet

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful property for the family

  • 5 of 5

The property was in a lovely position and just right for the family. It had everything from the youngest members ie the stair gate to the eldest

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Nice, warm & homely property

  • 4 of 5

Perfectly decent stay at this property, the owner was helpful, and the cost was very competitive compared to others we had considered. Overall very happy with our experience there, and would be happy to recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Comfortable roomy cottage in lovely quiet village setting.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our 2 weeks at Muston. Cottage was roomy and comfortable and very homely. We had everything we needed and despite cold weather we were warm. Close to areas of interest and we liked the local walking pathways, particularly along the canal. Lyn was most helpful and accessible. Thankyou.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
East Midlands
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
The Gap
Nearest Golf
8.7 Miles
Belton House Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Paul's Wine Lounge
Car: necessary

Located in the Vale of Belvoir, overlooked by Belvoir Castle, 1 the Green is situated at the side of an ancient village green with a market cross. The village is just off the A1, the main north south road in England, near the village of Bottesford and the market town of Grantham. There is a pub and a tea-room in the village, and a 13th century church.

It's a great place to explore rural England. We recommend walks along the local canal or cycling to villages with pubs and churches to visit.

Don't forget to visit the house where Margaret Thatcher was born in Grantham! You can also make an appointment to visit the birthplace of an even more famous person, Sir Isaac Walton, at Woolsthorpe Manor.There are other historic places to visit such as Belvoir Castle and Belton House, which are nearby. You can also visit Lord Byron's home at Newstead Abbey. Nottingham, which has test matches and a Robin Hood centre, is about 40 minutes away by car. Grantham has a Saturday market, and not far away, the Burghley Horse Trials. There are ancient and beautiful cathedrals and towns a pleasant drive away, and details of everything can be found at the house, plus wireless internet for you to do some research.

Local products include Melton Mowbray pork pies, fresh vegetables and the famous blue Stilton cheese, and there is a fish and chip shop and restaurants in Bottesford a short distance away.

1 the Green is especially popular with families. Both children and older people enjoy the peacefulness of the area and the calm and friendly atmosphere of the house. The house is often used by people who want to go away to meet up with relatives or celebrate an anniversary.


Rates & Availability

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Apr 8 2017 - May 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 9 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Jul 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 25 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 2 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

Extra nights can sometimes be arranged at a lower rate than quoted, but the minimum payment is for 3 nights..
Normally a non returnable deposit of £50 must be received to secure a booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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