The Chestnuts Country House

East Midlands Nottinghamshire Newark on Trent

  • From £139 a night
  • 3 En-Suite Rooms
  • Boutique B&B

This Vale of Belvoir boutique B&B is one of the most comfortable and welcoming places to stay for miles around.

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Situated in the tiny Nottinghamshire hamlet of Alverton, the Chestnuts Country House is well named – it's very much in the country, and is located in one of the village's most historic houses, formerly a Duke's estate farm, set within its own expansive gardens and surrounded by open countryside. As a boutique B&B, owned and run by Kelly and David Robinson, it's also one of the most comfortable and welcoming places to stay for miles around.

David and Kelly spent a decade or so renovating the house and gardens here, most recently converting the old stable and coach house to accommodate the guest rooms. They also run the place as a smallholding, which means you might meet a horse or two or a gaggle of clucking chickens on your strolls around the grounds, which adds an extra frisson to any stay. Guests are welcome to bring their own animals by prior arrangement.

There are three guest bedrooms at Chestnuts, the Tack Room, the Coach House and the Stables, and each one is laid out in a similar style but with a different colour palette of either soft yellows, greens or pinks. Each room is very spacious, classic yet contemporary in style, with high, beamed ceilings and imposing king-size four-poster beds; there's also room for a sofa and desk and a cushion-laden day bed. They all have tea- and coffee-making facilities, a 50" Smart TV, fridge and a good-sized en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, robes and toiletries. There are restful views over the garden, with its well-tended lawns, trees and shrubs, which you can access directly through double french doors.

Breakfast is a big feature of a stay at Chestnuts and is served in winter at a single large table in the main house, or during summer in the walled garden. David and Kelly are great hosts, and Kelly's passion is food and foraging so she's always looking to create interesting breakfast dishes, picking seasonal fruit, making compote and seeking out the best local produce.

Finally Chestnuts is located on the edge of the Vale of Belvoir, a classically English patchwork of farms, red-roofed villages and fields and woodland patrolled by kestrels and buzzards – a sort of East Midlands Cotswolds, if you will! It offers opportunities for walking, cycling and horse-riding, plenty of places to eat and drink and a host of good indy shops to explore. Kelly and David have lived in the area for over twenty years and can offer lots of recommendations for days out – for example to Belvoir Castle, Bottesford's St Mary's church Eden Spa and Belton House. They'll even accommodate equestrian guests' horseboxes if you ask them in advance!



The Chestnuts Country House offers three well appointed, kingsize four poster bed, garden suites. 

All rooms feature a handmade king size four poster bed, English handmade mattresses, an en-suite shower room and toilet, Faith in Nature toiletries, french doors to the garden, two sofas, a dressing table/desk area, 50" smart TV, fridge and a vaulted ceiling with original oak beams.

Tea and coffee making facilities are also available in the rooms. All energy is supplied by renewable energy providers.

Outside there are over three acres of gardens featuring, expansive lawns with seating areas, mature trees and a Croquet pitch in summer.

The property is surrounded by open countryside.

Suitable For

The Chestnuts Country House Boutique B&B is perfect for those couples looking for an indulgent and special escape to the country.
The Chestnuts is also dog friendly, so long as they are accompanied by well behaved owners :)


There are many local country pubs and restaurants all within 5 - 10 minutes drive.  In summer some are walkable across the fields or along footpaths and country roads. Belvoir Castle with its gardens, castle tours, events and artisan shopping Engine Yard, are only 15 minutes drive. Eden Hall Day Spa offers a wonderfully indulgent and relaxing addition to your stay and is only a 13 minute drive. 

The National Trust properties of Belton House, Clumber Park and Woolsthorpe Manor are all within 20 to 40 minutes drive as is Newstead Abby and Rufford Park. Also within 40 minutes drive Sherwood Pines offers plenty of adventure from Mountain Biking, Go Ape, Segway Riding and many more activities. Rutland Water with its Cycling, Fishing, Boating and Summer Water Parkis again a great destination within 40 minutes drive.

The closest Town is Historic Newark on Trent, with its Civil War history, Ruined Castle and Antique shops.  Lincoln with its Minster, famous Christmas market and beautiful Cathedral Quarter is 40 Minutes drive, as is Nottingham, with its many sporting and music venues, attractions and Contemporary Art Museum.

Food & Drink

There are many favourite places to eat locally. For great country pub menus and atmospheres The Staunton Arms and The Durham Ox at Orston are our first choices. For something a little finer you may prefer Pauls Restaurant in Bottesford. For those wanting to try Michelin starred "Sat Bains" (Voted best restaurant in the UK 2022), it is only a 35 minute drive (or taxi ride).


Open all year.


Double rooms a £139 per night.

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The Owner Says

We look forward to welcoming you to the peace and tranquility of the Chestnuts Country house. You can be assured of a warm welcome, beautifully appointed rooms and wonderful food, all situated in the mature gardens of this wonderful historic property.
Our breakfast features homemade freshly baked breads, homemade jams, sauces and home grown or locally sourced products from artisan producers. We serve it either on the Walled Garden Terrace with views over to Belvoir Castle, when weather permits, or you can take breakfast in the main house dining room around a large Gothic table or in the Asian Lounge.
The carpark is close to the rooms and features three trickle charge EV charging points. The whole property benefits from the security of electric gates. A key fob for entry will be provided at check in.
There are country walks directly from the property and plenty of wonderful country pubs and restaurants in the surrounding villages. The sun sets directly opposite the rooms which makes for a lovely end to the day, with a cold glass of Prosecco.


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Getting There

The Chestnuts Country House Boutique B&B is easily accessed from the A1, A52 or A46. Just type The Chestnuts Country House Boutique B&B into google maps and you will be brought directly to us.   Newark Castle and North Gate train stations are 15 minutes drive. Grantham Train Station is 20 minutes drive. Both have taxi's during daytime arrivals.


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Exceptional BnB

We feel so lucky to have stumbled upon this little gem - we had the most relaxing weekend staying in the Tack Room. The ensuite rooms are absolutely stunning, down to the very smallest of details; everything has been thought of from wine glasses to robes to umbrellas; the grounds are truly beautiful and the food is exceptional. We've lived like Kings and Queens for the weekend. Thank you so much Kelly and David; keep up the good work - we'll definitely be back!!
May 22, 2022 by Clare Edwards

Response from The Chestnuts Country House

Hi Claire, Thank you for your lovely review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure having you stay with us :)

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