The Local Area
Rufford Park Lodge is situated in what used to be the grounds of Rufford Abbey, which is a short drive or twenty minute walk away, accessible via the private road that runs past the cottage.
Rufford Golf and Country Club is accessible from the same road.
The nearest pub is Rose Cottage which is also walking distance and is on the Rufford Road junction with the A614, opposite the entrance to Rufford Abbey.
Old Ollerton is a short drive or cab ride away and has an historic old mill open to the public with one of the best tea rooms around, and is home to a number of traditional village pubs. Try the White Hart for great value Samuel Smiths and village atmosphere.
New Ollerton is the more modern end where you will find Indian, Chinese and Italian takeaways, and the convenience of major supermarkets including Tesco which usually offers the cheapest petrol. You will also find everything else you need from chemists to cash points.
Edwinstowe is well worth a night out as it has a number of pubs including Forest Lodge which serves excellent traditional food, or for those special occasions try Launays, but remember to book on a Friday and Saturday to avoid disappointment.
During the day you will also find the Major Oak which is a short walk from the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, which can also be reached from the art and crafts centre which is a favourite of ours.
For all other attractions and places of interest, click on the relevant tab in the “Local Area” menu.