Friday, 18 November 2016

The Sherwood Hideaway

I recently took a trip to The Sherwood Hideaway in Thoresby for a four day break, it was such a lovely little getaway and I really didn't want to leave. If you're looking for a relaxing getaway in the middle of the forest this is the place to go, everything's so calm and you will honestly never want to leave. The Sherwood Hideaway is a woodland retreat of high quality luxury lodges which are nestled deep within Sherwood Forest on the lovely Thoresby Estate. The Sherwood Hideaway offer different types of cabins to choose from such as the Woodland Rustic, Woodland View, Woodland Escape, Traditional VIP,  Dog friendly cabins and the brand new 2016 lodges. This was our first time visiting The Sherwood Hideaway and we instantly knew it wouldn't be our last. We stayed in a Woodland Rustic Lodge which sleeps 4 people. The Woodland Rustic Lodges are complete with a lovely Opti-myst fire and a hot tub, the ultimate must haves for a forest get away. Our cabin slept four people so it was very spacious, it was super clean, comfortable and it literally had everything we needed from towels, robes and even those comfy slippers which I love. The lovely people at Sherwood Hideaway also gave us a complimentary bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival, which is so thoughtful.
The staff at The Sherwood Hideaway were so friendly and helpful, when we first arrived check-in was a breeze, they gave us hand outs and a map of The Sherwood Hideaway which showed you various walks you could go on. They also gave us a few takeaway places that actually deliver straight to your cabin, this was super handy when we hand been exploring all day and just wanted some quick delicious food. Our Woodland Lodge was spotless and I honestly couldn't fault it one bit. The Woodland Rustic Lodge interior is amazing, I love every little detail they have put into designing this place. The minute we walked into our lodge I felt warm and cosy, it's such a lovely place that you instantly feel at home. Our lodge was lovely, it was super clean, spacious and everything was finished to an extremely high standard. The main living area had two super comfy sofa's and a lovely coffee table, a flat screen tv which is attached to the wall and of course the amazing Opti-Myst heated fire which I'm slightly obsessed with. The dinning area and kitchen were off of the main living area, the kitchen was spacious and well equipped with a dishwasher, cutlery and everything you could possibly need to self cater in comfort along with a lovely little dinning area to enjoy family meals at. In our Woodland Rusitc that sleeps 4 people we had a main bedroom with a double bed and it's very own en-suite shower. There was also another separate bathroom with a bath, both bathrooms were very modern and both had heated towel racks, which comes in very handy. The Sherwood Hideaway also give you complimentary mini Molton Brown products in both bathrooms, I absoutely love Molton Brown and was super excited when I saw these. The beds were super comfy and the rooms were very spacious, each room had it's very own wardrobe so you can neatly hang up your clothes. I was super impressed with the small touches in the lodge and I think they have decorated each room beautifully to a very high standard, the furniture was of very high quality and each room had it's own special touches to make it feel very welcoming and cosy. 
One of my favourite things at The Sherwood Hideaway was the Opti-Myst fire, this made our evenings super cosy and we would cuddle up watching a film with the heated fire on. Opti-Myst fires are very realistic and have a smoke effect, they give an illusion so effective that you believe it is a real flame. I now really want one of these in my house, they add such a lovely touch to the sitting room for that ultimate cosy feeling, they're also heated so if you're feeling extra chilly that night grab a hot chocolate and get comfy in front of the fire. Our whole cabin had under floor heating which we took full advantage of. Underfloor heating is such a lovely thing to have in a lodge, it warms up the whole place super fast and my feet were always nice and toasty.  
The decking area outside was very luxurious and spacious, there was a hot tub along with a lovely set of out door table and chairs. They also supply you with a bbq which we definitely took full advantage of. I love roasting marshmallows and it's one of my all time favourite things to do around this time of the year. We took a trip to the local supermarket and picked up some wood to start a fire, who else loves that bonfire smell as much as I do?! I think we pretty much roasted marshmallows every single night and sat by the fire in the crisp cold air, it was the best feeling ever. I absoutely loved the whole experience while staying in our Woodland Rustic Lodge, hiding out in a lodge with nothing but trees and birds is so peaceful, from the moment we arrived we instantly felt super relaxed. Visiting in the Autumn time was perfect and I couldn't of asked for a better getaway.  
The Sherwood Hideaway have many places to explore near by. Whether you're into relaxing spa days or long muddy forest walks, you'll find something you love doing. We went and visited the stunning Thoresby Hotel which has amazing grounds with beautiful views. There are a number of parks and forests to walk to and a lovely town nearby, while exploring we discovered some divine restaurants which are around a 7 minute drive from The Sherwood Hideaway site. The Sherwood Hideaway is the perfect holiday for romantic escapes, family holidays, active getaways and restful breaks, it was a great time for me to unwind and take time away from the internet, of course I had to instagram my experience but I mean one photo a day was acceptable. There's something rather relaxing and special watching the stars in the hot tub with your other half after a long day of exploring the woods and local area, this is truly my idea of a perfect night! The Sherwood Hideaway are also dog friendly and have a selection of lodges that cater for those travelling with pets. The Sherwood Forest also has some amazing trails that go on and on so you can explore for as long as you like. 
Our overall experience at The Sherwood Hideaway was amazing and I can't fault this place one bit. The staff are so friendly and welcoming and the lodges are very luxurious and cosy. It's super important to spend time with your family, friends or other half, everyday life can get in the way sometimes and you truly do miss out on these quality priceless times with loved ones. The Sherwood Hideaway is the ideal location to get away with the ones you love and treat yourself to a little break in a peaceful environment. I truly did not want to leave and I'm already longing to go back, which I hope happens sooner rather than later. If you're looking for the perfect little getaway then this is the place to visit, you can thank me later hehe. If you're interesting in booking a stay at The Sherwood Hideaway be sure to visit their website at

Have you visited the The Sherwood Hideaway?

Emma x


  1. Wow your stay looks absolutely incredible, roasting marshmallows outside sounds perfect!

    Lucy xxx

  2. I really want to go on one of these holidays!!! AMAZING photos as always x

    1. Thank you hun! You should book one, they're such lovely holidays x

  3. Everything looks perfect, your lodge looks so cosy the décor is right up my street! Thanks for sharing

    Jenny x

  4. I've visited a place similar to this and it was amazing. I've actually been on the hunt for a new lodge so thank you for sharing or I would of never known about this place. Checking out their website as we speak. Great photos your creative skills are incredible, all of those hot chocolates look lovely a winter must have.

    Macey | Lane

    1. You're welcome, these holidays are the best aren't they! Thanks so much Hun x

  5. Me and the other half have been looking for a place like this thank you em

    Steffii xxxxxx


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