The Surrounding Area
Probably most famous as the setting for the ever-popular stories of Robin Hood, North Nottinghamshire is a lovely rural mix of gently undulating farmlands, the stately parks and houses of the Dukeries estates, Sherwood Forest, medieval market towns such as Newark and Southwell, and picturesque villages.
Starting closest to home and with the practicalities in mind, the ancient village of Edwinstowe is just 1.5 miles away by road (see map) or a leisurely 20 minutes on foot along by the river and through the fields. Here you should find all the essentials and at least some of the luxuries you’ll want for your stay at Archway. The village has a bank, post office, small Cooperative supermarket, cash points, pharmacy, tea rooms, a herbalist and a butcher. On the High Street you’ll find Ococo, a top quality deli and café serving delicious freshly made meals, and an impressive range of other organic produce. For sophisticated haute cuisine, there’s Launays, on Church Street overlooking St Mary’s Church. There are Indian, Chinese and Pizza takeaway/delivery restaurants, too.
The Dog & Duck at Kings Clipstone is a short drive or leisurely 10 minute walk along the bridleway, just across the road from where the bridleway joins the B6030. Serving food every day, it’s a popular destination for Sunday lunch, so be sure to book!
New Ollerton is 3 miles away, with superstores, petrol station, restaurants and cafés. Stop off on the way home for lunch or afternoon tea at the county’s only surviving working Watermill in Old Ollerton – owned by the same family for over 300 years, and several times winner of the Best Tea in Britain Award!
View of Edwinstowe Church
High street Edwinstowe