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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • children welcome



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
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

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 & Sherwood

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.


Newark Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Schoolhouse Farm Barn
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Worth a Visit

  • 5 of 5

Warm Welcome by Victoria and James Searle.

Lovely setting right in the village of Norwell

Barn Conversion beautifully done ,large though very homely, kitchen and bathroom and downstairs laundry room very well appointed,

everything you need to make your stay extra special, within walking distance to a Village pub, village shop,

secure parking for your vehicle, wonderful walks. Attention to detail in this Historic Building is evident right throughout.

Village folk warm and friendly certainly did not feel like tourists.

highly recommend

Louise and Dennis Wilkinson

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Incredible place

  • 5 of 5

This property , the barn, is an incredible place to stay. We were here for almost 2 weeks and it has everything you need for a relaxed stay. Vicky is a fabulous host, offering helpful advice about the area attractions that might be worth a visit. My wife and myself would not hesitate to stop here again, or recommend that others do so

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property in the midlands!

  • 5 of 5

My husband is from the UK and lived in the midlands when he was young; so we were thrilled to find this rental to come back and visit family and friends nearby. The barn is just lovely and Vicky and her family were so helpful and nice. We had a wonderful visit and will be coming back again. The space is beautifully decorated, the kitchen is stocked for cooking, it's a quiet and relaxing space, and the town is such a pleasure to visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway for 2 in rural location

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous week in the Milking Parlour. Excellent high standard accommodation, beautiful rural village setting with great pub and village shop. Lots to do in the area, would love to return. Can't recommend highly enough. Thank you Vicky and Jamie for a wonderful week's stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Barn Conversion

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Norwell. All helped by staying in an extremely comfortable, well equipped, warm and beautifully renovated barn. Well situated for our visits to local attractions Clumber Park, Southwell and Sherwood Forest. The owner was both friendly and hospitable even going so far as to provide a welcome chocolate cake! We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous !

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful barn, clean, modern & everything you would want for a short or long stay. Owner is extremely helpful, friendly & unobstrusive.

Would definitely recommend

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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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.


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