Sons and Lovers Cottage was once the home of the world famous author D.H.Lawrence who lived here from 1887 to 1891 from the age of two. It is also used as the inspiration for the Morrel's house in Sons and Lovers. These days the downstairs is a private museum which has been lovingly restored to its original Victorian style with period fixtures and fittings including the black-leaded fireplace. The result is that when you enter the house, you really seem to walk back in time to the Victorian era. The house has been used as a location for two major films, for televised drama and for several documentaries. Sons and Lovers Cottage can sleep up to 5 people and is an excellent base from which to visit Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
Nottinghamshire is one of the best and most popular tourist areas in the country. This is Robin Hood Country with the visitor centre at Edwinstowe in Sherwood Forest which is great for grown-ups and children alike with the Major Oak, Robin's favourite hideout. There are family events throughout the year that bring to life the legend of Robin Hood. The beautiful Derbyshire Peak District National Park is also on the doorstep, as is Chatsworth House, arguably the best country house in Britain.
The upstairs has been converted into a very comfortable flat with: Lounge with TV/video and electric fire; modern kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave, cooker, table, chairs, and TV. Bathroom with full size bath and electric shower, immersion heater and wall heater. Two bedrooms on the top floor.
Bedding and towels are provided. Electricity is paid for locally. Night storage heating. Pets considered. Short breaks available.
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