THE AREA and attractions
Hawthorn Hideaway is situated adjacent to the Chesterfield Canal, in Nottinghamshire but bordering the counties of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. On site there are almost uninterrupted views to the west and stunning sunsets. There are nearby rivers, woodlands and farmland for those nature lovers, with rare fauna and flora along the canal path. If you are feeling energetic you can walk or cycle the towpath all the way to Chesterfield , the full length of the canal being 46 miles long. The market towns of Bawtry, Retford and Gainsborough are all within a 15 minutes drive. Bawtry especially has excellent boutique shops, bars and restaurants.
Why not visit the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Its only a 20 minute drive away and its the UK's number 1 walk-through wildlife adventure, with some amazing animals including the UK's only polar bears, as well as lions, tigers, black rhinos and many more. Or why not take to the skies with a flying experience, giving you the opportunity to fly a plane yourself or explore the area high above in the comfort of a helicopter? If you'd prefer to keep your feet on the ground, why not dress up and enjoy a day at the races and visit Doncaster Racecourse only a 30 minute drive away.
For a bit of local history and education why not visit Gainsborough Old Hall. It is over 500 years old and is one of the best preserved timber framed manor houses in the UK. It is less than a 15 minute drive away. Or drive further a field to the historic and famous Cathedral Lincoln City, home of the 1215 Magna Carta , about a 40 minute drive away.
Cleethorpes beach with its famous and newly restored Pier is a 1 hour drive away.
Getting here - If you're coming from Leeds, Hull or Sheffield we're close to an hour away. Nearby Retford and Doncaster both have excellent train links and both can be reached from London in under 90 minutes. For those arriving by air, the Doncaster Sheffield Airport is 20 a minute drive away. We're close to the A1 amd M180 for those coming by car. Or try something different and reduce your carbon footprint and arrive by bus or arrive via the Chesterfield Canal towpath by cycle or foot.
PLEASE BE MINDFUL, DUE TO COVID 19 THERE MAY BE RESTRICTIONS ON SOME ACTIVITIES.
GAINSBOROUGH OLD HALL
LINCOLN CASTLE AND CATHEDRAL
PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK
The Red Hart, Pub and Kitchen, Misterton - 1.4 miles
The Pantry 8020, Restaurant, Misterton - 1.6 miles
The Blue Bell Inn, Pub and Restaurant, Gringley on the Hill - 2.1 miles
Haxey Gate Inn, Pub and Kitchen, Misterton - 2.4 miles
The Duck, Restaurant and Wine Bar, Drakeholes - 4.2 miles
The Sun Inn, Pub and Kitchen, Everton - 5.1 miles
King William Inn, Pub and Kitchen, Scaftworth - 6.9 miles
China Rose, Cantonese restaurant, Bawtry - 8 miles
Ziniz, Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, Bawtry - 8 miles
The Hop Pole, Modern Gastropub, Retford - 8.9 miles