OUT AND ABOUT
Flo's Cottage is situated in the quiet village of Averham just 5 minutes walking distance from the River Trent. The Norman church sits on the bank of the river with views of the market town of Newark. There are two restaurants in the neighbouring village of Kelham: The Kelham House Country Manor Hotel and The Fox pub are within walking distance (one mile) of the cottage.
There are shops and supermarkets in Southwell (Co-op) and the larger town of Newark (Morrisons, Asda,Waitrose, Aldi and Lidl ) On arrival there will be a welcome pack: milk, bread, cheese, tea, coffee.
The area is ideal for walking and cycling with many marked footpaths and bridleways including the Trent Way.
In the nearby villages and towns there are golf courses, leisure centres with swimming pools and a full range of sporting activities, horse riding and boat trips along the river. There are a range of family activity/attractions within a radius of ten miles. Southwell Racecourse with its all weather track hosts racing across the year. The cottage has a folder of local attractions and there is a local tourist office at the visitor hub in the foyer of the National Civil War Centre.
The market town of Newark on Trent just 4 miles away, has three bustling market days per week Weds, Fri and Sat, set in the magnificent Georgian market square. The Riverside Park and Castle hold many events throughout the summer and visitors can watch an array of boats passing through the locks while walking along the riverside pathways. Newark hosts Europe's largest antique fair which is held six times a year at Newark Showground which is also a venue for many interesting events.
There are many restaurants and bars catering for all tastes and pockets. A multi screen cinema and a ten-pin bowling alley, museums and theatre provide a wealth of entertainment.
PLACES TO VISIT
Southwell Minster and Town
National Trust Southwell Workhouse
Newark on Trent
Historic ‘Civil War’ market town.
Belton House and the Market Town of Grantham
Newark & Notts. Showground
International Antique Fairs
Roman City of Lincoln
Castle, museums and Cathedral
Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre
Home of the Major Oak
Famous for Robin Hood, Theatres and Shopping Centres,
National Water Sports Centre.