The cottage

Cherry Tree Cottage in the small village of Barkestone, in the historic Vale of Belvoir, is a beautiful self-catering holiday cottage dating back, we believe, to the 16th century. The cottage offers a comfortable, convenient and engaging country home from home for all visitors to the Vale. Our guests enjoy three double bedrooms each decorated and fitted out in a simple traditional style, a well-appointed kitchen and dining room and cosy living room with free access to streaming Internet TV and WiFi.

To book your are welcome to call or text our accommodation manager Ruth Russell on +44 (0) 7949 845346 or find us on airbnb.

Rooms and facilities

Downstairs you will find a living room, well-equipped kitchen and separate dining room. Upstairs we have three double bedrooms and a bathroom with luxury freestanding vintage bath and shower. Outside there is a garden with lawn and patio area with table, chairs, chiminea and small barbecue.

Cropped views of the three bedrooms

All three of the cottage bedrooms sleep two people. The Butterfly Bedroom is perhaps most chic, Cushions Bedroom most cosy for kids and at the end of the corridor the Master Bedroom is the most luxurious – read more.

The living room seats six comfortably on two sofas and an armchair and provides the perfect place to relax and unwind.

The room is kitted out with a large smart TV and a subscription to at least one Internet streaming service so you can enjoy a cosy night in and stay in touch with the world beyond your windows.

We aim that the kitchen has the equipment you need to live as well as you do at home so you’ll find a better than usual selection of knives, bowls, pots, pans, utensils and crockery. If there’s something you’d expect to find and it’s not there we’d love to know about it so we can provide it for future guests.

Kitchen equipment includes:

  • washer-dryer
  • double electric oven
  • four-ring gas hob with extractor fan
  • microwave oven
  • fridge-freezer
  • dishwasher
  • toaster
  • kettle, teapot and cafetière
  • range of baking trays
  • good selection of pots and frying pans

The seperate dining room provides an airy space for you to enjoy your meal. Its antique dining table and chairs seat six comfortably.

The dining room is also where you will an under-the-stairs cupboard to hang your coats. The cupboard also has a vacuum cleaner you are welcome to use and a high chair for use by younger children.

The cottage’s vintage style and practical simplicity are on show in the bathroom, where you will find both a freestanding bath for long luxurious soaks and a modern power shower to get you moving in the morning.

Enhanced cleaning standards

We love Cherry Tree Cottage and take great care of it so that we, and you, can expect to be delighted by its cleanliness and warmth on arrival and throughout each stay. The housekeeping team (usually us, the owners) clean to the Airbnb ‘enhanced clean’ standards every time and don’t leave until the place is sparkling and the beds freshly made with crisp cotton linen.

Pet friendly

We welcome dogs! Our two stay at Cherry Tree regularly and we are only too happy to allow guests to bring their dogs or other (house-trained) pets. Fabulous country walks along the canal or through fields start right from the village and there’s lots more exploring to do across Belvoir and further. We only ask that pets stay downstairs and are not allowed on the living room furniture.

Warm and sustainable

The thermostat in the dining room

We aim for your stay to be comfortable whatever the weather. The cottage is currently heated by a gas boiler and radiators to ensure you can always be warm and we have made sure the system is programmed so the house is cosy when you check in. If the heating programme doesn’t deliver what you need at any moment you are free to turn the temperature up or down. Just rotate the outer casing of the thermostat on the dining room mantelpiece.

The cottage’s electrical supply benefits from a roof of solar panels generating power from sun so please feel free to make full reasonable use of the house electricity.

We are pleased to say that our local council operates a comprehensive recycling scheme and we encourage guests to put all recyclables in the brown wheelie bin. If you are interested, the council’s website lists what they recycle here. At time of writing (October 2021) the items they recycle include glass, plastic bags and plastic film, along with the usual list of tins, paper and plastic bottles.