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Forest Holidays Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Edwinstowe, Mansfield NG21 9JH England
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#1 of 3 Speciality lodging in Edwinstowe
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Electric vehicle charging station
Hot bath
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Children's playground
BBQ facilities
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
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Jo.Marie wrote a review Sep 2021
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Pros :- Hot tub, the log burner, shower and bathz big BBQ area and decking Cons :- Double size bed, horrendous mattress, unpredictable underfloor heating, and the sofa Okay so we went for a Mon-Fri break to Sherwood Forest site, first impressions.. Gorgeous 😍 We went to the reception, gave our name and was escorted inside to another lady that gave us the lowdown on where we was staying. We followed the map and came upon our cabin. Cabin 27 literally on a hill! We were very uphill let's say, of your cars handbrake wasn't on you'd have a problem!😅 My disabled mother struggled walking up to the cabin to be honest so keep in mind. Upon entering it was small and snug for a 1 bedroom as expected, very clean and presentable. We brought food shopping with us not knowing to local area and made the mistake of bringing too much! The fridge is a small undercounter one with a small draw for a freezer, don't expect to fit much in that. We had alcohol with us and it filled the shelf but then we had food to fit it so it was a squeeze. The kitchenette itself was very good, lots of cutlery, we cooked a few nights 😍 We spent most of our time in the hot tub and watching movies as the rain kept us in... We paid for the entertainment package but there was only a handful of new films that wasn't that new. If I'd known I'd of fetched my PS4 and connected it up with the HDMI slot provided at the back of the tv. The log burner was delightful, mesmerizing while sat on a very uncomfortable sofa. You need to buy the logs from the forest retreat which were £8.25 for a starter kit and it's recommend, firestarter and matches. It only burns for an hour or 2 at the most when you fill it up. So it's quite pricey. The sofa was unbelievably uncomfortable, burgundy, leather, hard, low sofa with a flimsy cushion. Not very comfortable at all. We got a fright when we heard a bang outside the cabin, it was a member of staff sorting the hot tub so it was ready to use 🤣 We seem to be the only ones using this too, We chilled with music until 10pm and then came inside. It gets very dark looking out on the decking The bedroom was beautiful, high ceilings (see photos) the sun creeps in through the blinds in a morning. The mattress is very thin and very uncomfortable, I have backache due to it, adequate wardrobe space and complimentary robes and slippers with the Golden Oak Cabin. The shower was incredible, 2 shower heads and good pressure, we didn't use the bath much. Be careful with the underfloor heating, it is unpredictable... If you turn it on too high it burns your feet and takes a couple of hours to cool down. We don't drive and we got a lift from our parents. And we realised when they left we didn't have the freedom to go into the next village. The local taxi company ACE-ABC Taxis are good. Just take 20mins to pick you up and return you to the cabins. It costs around £6-7. There isn't any local bus routes to Edwinstowe or Clipstone that we could find without walking 15minutes first. Would definitely return, if we researched it more first.😁
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
helenbrown911 wrote a review Sep 2021
Staffs84 contributions102 helpful votes
Just returned from a week in Sherwood. After reading the reviews I was excited to experience it for myself. We stayed in the adapted for the disabled Silver Birch lodge. The lodge was lovely, clean & spacious and had great facilities for my disabled Mum, a large wet room with plenty of grab rails, a raised toilet seat, large shower seat and a hoist over the hot tub. The location of the lodge was private & Sherwood Forest as a whole was breathtakingly beautiful and we enjoyed walks on the dragonfly trail which is perfect for wheelchair/disability scooter users. The staff were very welcoming and friendly, just brilliant! There was a couple of down sides that out of fairness I feel I have to mention. Firstly the Forest Retreat is VERY expensive whether you’re buying from the shop, just having coffee/drinks or eating in the restaurant. Luckily we took some food with us to help us through the week so only used it on the odd occasion. And secondly, the takeaway ( feast & fodder) is also pricey and not great! We had takeout on the last day and some of the food was over cooked/burnt, and the curry was inedible! Such a shame but I would perhaps suggest a change of chef! Would I recommend going??? Absolutely!! My advice would be, yes go & enjoy the lodges, the Forest, the peace & quiet and the wonderful friendly staff…. BUT take your own food, that way it’s a win-win!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ruth wrote a review Sep 2021
19 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I have just stayed at the sherwood pines forest holidays site for 4 nights, Monday - Friday. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it was just what we needed after being stuck at home for so long. There were pros and cons to our stay which I’ll include in my review below; Pros; - the staff were incredibly friendly, there wasn’t a single person who didn’t go above and beyond. The lady who served our afternoon tea was super lovely. - a great location with plenty of woodland walks - a nice cabin with everything we needed - great activities available, we did the Peter rabbit afternoon tea which was fab, great crockery and huge portion we had to box up and take home the rest. We also took part in axe throwing which was brilliant, would have loved to be there for longer but we got an hour and it was great fun. My husband also took part in go ape which was fantastic and I got to walk around the site following him from the ground. - lovely and quiet, never had anyone walk past our cabin, I would recommend cabin 76, it backs onto the woodland area with no footpath and the hot tub is completely private. However the flies were annoying when in the tub but you can’t help that! - a 10 minute walk to the retreat and a further 10 mins to sherwood pines woodland walks and activities. - the food at the retreat was lovely, we had burger pizza and breakfast which was lovely. Cons; - the fact that we had to pay through the nose for extras was a shame. An afternoon tea for £45 was steep and being charged £65 for basic tv and WiFi for 4 nights in 2021, I think they could at least have that free as standard for everyone. - the cabin was mostly clean but there were a few niggles with grime build up in the en suite shower, dust around the extractor in the shower and the en suite sink didn’t drain properly. Also the toilet flushes are really difficult! The dishwasher was broken and the bottom drawer would fall off the rubber whenever we opened it but we managed. - we were advised via the website before visiting that we’d need a fire kit for the log burner but when we got here they did provide kindling and fire lighters in the cabin which was all we needed for the one night we used it. (Pro however they did let us return the bag of logs we purchased but never used). - the decking area could do with a jet wash in between bookings, I appreciate we’re in the forest and leaves etc. Are inevitable but the green algae and cobwebs could be washed away for each new stay just to make it more inviting - the bbq hadn’t been cleaned so we didn’t bother using it - the level of cleaning needs to be checked because just because the glasses are in the cupboard doesn’t mean they’re clean, I took out 2 wine glasses which were filthy. - the double bed was incredibly uncomfortable and I ended up in the twin room on my own but that’s just personal preference, I don’t like spring mattresses. - even though we didn’t go out in the dark I do find there needs to be better lighting on the decking and the roads because it’s pitch black and if we’d walked back late from the retreat we’d not find anything. - £5.50 for a pint of peroni is ludicrous, I couldn’t believe they were charging that price and also a Diet Coke is £3 for a single glass, we were smart, asked for a glass and bought a 1.75 litre of Diet Coke from the shop for £2 which went a lot further. - better signage for woodland walks to the retreat because we didn’t know which way to get to sherwood pines we ended up walking up the main road but figured it out eventually. Overall with everything being said we had a wonderful stay, we wouldn’t return because I do believe the price is too steep for what was on offer. We have stayed at places with just as much to offer but better value which we would prefer to return to. However a bonus for forest holidays charging so much they could invest in a new retreat addition as it’s a shame that the reception, shop, bar and restaurant are literally just one single room. Expand and get an actual restaurant on site to accommodate all your guests.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Susan D wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution
Had a great time at Sherwood Pines. Lodge was spacious, well equipped and very clean and had a log burner for the chilly nights if needed. Staff were very friendly and nothing was a trouble to them. Been to a few lodges but this was the best by far. Grandchildren loved it as squirrels came down on decking as we put apple down for them. Very peaceful location. Would definitely go back.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: We had two cars and we had space outside lodge for them.
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Cecelia wrote a review Aug 2021
Telford, United Kingdom89 contributions31 helpful votes
It’s been four years since we last visited this retreat. The first time was our wedding anniversary and it was what we called the perfect holiday. This time was our post lockdown splash the cash on a luxury holiday. I mean who doesn’t need a hot tub after being in lockdown for 18months?! On arrival we went to reception and the staff were friendly while they checked everyone in. We swiftly made our way to the same Golden Oak cabin we stayed in before and noticed it had had a change of furniture. Always good to know they refresh the furniture. The kitchen is kitted out with all the cutlery and utensils etc and also has a dishwasher. Dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid is included. No washing machine on site. The cleaners had done an ok job but wasn’t perfect. They was dust about the place and even someone’s false eyelashes on the bathroom floor. The cutlery wasn’t all clean either. You can tell the cabin is starting to look worn in places from limescale in the bathrooms to scuffs on the wooden flooring. The hot tub was ready to use when we got there and naturally was the first thing we did. Robes and slippers are provided in the GO cabins and there are hooks next to the hot tub for these to be placed. Also outside is a dining area and bbq. There is underfloor heating in the cabins and trying to figure out how to warm up the place is a little tricky. The first night was very cold. On the TV you will find options to book food, activities, see guides to how things in your cabin work and also receive messages from the staff at the retreat. The mobile network is limited within the area which is only normal. You can get free unsecured wifi within the cabin but it is an embarrassment in today’s world. It is almost like they make it deliberately bad to force people to buy the premium secure wifi. The premium secure wifi is part of the entertainment pack which comes in at a staggering £45 for a weekend or £60 for a week. This includes movies etc too but if you’re not wanting the other options it’s a very expensive add on. Given the high cost of staying in the cabin to start with you’d think wifi would be included for free. I mean you can stay at a caravan resort and get free better wifi than this. There are lots of things Forest Holidays want you spend your money on. Most of it is over priced. From food delivered to your cabin to activities on site. We even had a message to say if we want a change of bed sheets we have to pay extra. Unfortunate if you have children who wet the bed and there’s no spare bed for them to use. Luckily we only have one child so she could just switch to the second bed. Again if you were on a caravan site they’d change the wet bed for free. On the Monday we had breakfast delivered which was lovely. We asked for it to be delivered as early as possible. They informed us they started deliveries for breakfast at half 9. This for us is rather late in the morning but on our request breakfast was delivered around 9am. On site there is what’s called The Retreat. This is where you can speak to the staff, purchase basic from bread and milk to toilet roll and logs for the fire. You can also eat here if you don’t want to eat your food in your cabin. The shop is very expensive. A standard loaf of bread was £2. There is a co-op a short drive away. I’d suggest using that instead. Pizza ordered for 5pm on Tuesday. By half hadn’t turned up so phoned up the retreat and was told the cook was busy with orders and wouldn’t arrive until 6. Common courtesy would have been to let us know it was going to be an hour. After staying here twice now we wouldn’t stay again. The sheer cost has put us off visiting again.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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United KingdomEnglandNottinghamshireMansfieldEdwinstowe
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Frequently Asked Questions about Forest Holidays Sherwood Forest
Which popular attractions are close to Forest Holidays Sherwood Forest?
Nearby attractions include Skirmish Paintball Games Nottingham (4.6 miles), The Adrenalin Jungle (1.6 miles), and Vicar Water Country Park (1.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Forest Holidays Sherwood Forest?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a hot tub, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests.
Which room amenities are available at Forest Holidays Sherwood Forest?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Forest Holidays Sherwood Forest?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Forest Holidays Sherwood Forest?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Forest Holidays Sherwood Forest?
Conveniently located restaurants include Smoke&Ice Ltd, The Teahouse, and Bella Italia.
Are there any historical sites close to Forest Holidays Sherwood Forest?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rufford Abbey (2.5 miles).
Is Forest Holidays Sherwood Forest accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.