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Doddington hall & Gardens

days out on your doorstep & beyond

Harby is situated on the Lincs/Notts border, just 9 miles from the cathedral city of Lincoln and 15 miles from the market town of Newark. It’s a hidden gem that exudes rural charm while providing easy access to an abundance of activities and events across both counties. 


The Cherry Tree is surrounded by countryside walks, cycling routes, nature reserves, heritage properties, family attractions, sporting activities, retail therapy, castles, cathedrals, museums and more. In fact, there is so much to do, you’ll be hard-pressed to fit it all in! 

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The bottle & Glass

Just 300 yards from The Cherry Tree is an award-winning country pub & restaurant. The Bottle and Glass benefits from two cosy bar areas, a spacious restaurant available for function hire and a private lounge, as well as a beautiful outdoor terrace and beer garden. 


Enjoy freshly prepared food from their seasonal menu, as well as an impressive selection of wines, local ales, cocktails and more. During summer months, you will find a wide selection of drinks and wood-fired pizzas from their outdoor bar, which hosts live music events.

old farm spa & old rectory spa

Looking to unwind and de-stress? You can be sure to relax, rejuvenate and restore your wellbeing with these holistic havens just a short walk or drive from The Cherry Tree. Escape for a one-off treatment, or enjoy an exclusive spa experience with a fabulous range of spa facilities, including a luxury hot tub, traditional hot coals sauna, cold water therapy shower and peaceful relaxation room. 

harby village

Historically a farming village, Harby is vibrant, friendly and welcoming. Alongside the award-winning pub and boutique spa, the village boasts a community hub with children’s play area. The Pavillion and Playing Fields hosts annual family fun days, car shows and fireworks. We are also incredibly lucky in Harby to have the RAF Red Arrows regularly practicing in the skies above us as the area falls within their training airspace.

walking & cycling

The scenic Sustrans Route 64 passes through Harby along the former railway line and links Newark to Lincoln and beyond. There are also a number of bridleways and countryside walks around Harby, including the 32-mile Dukeries trail.

Doddington hall & gardens

Doddington Hall & Gardens is a must-visit when staying at The Cherry Tree. Only a few miles away, this much-loved family home holds over 400 years of unbroken history, three floors of fascinating collections and gorgeous gardens. The Doddington Estate has a great range of free estate walks including a nature trail and even a pyramid to discover.

Indulge in retail therapy and delicious seasonal food with the award-winning Farm Shop, Home & Clothing Stores, Bike Shop, Cafes and Tea Room (our guests even receive an exclusive discount in the Doddington at Home store!). 

Within the walls of the stunning kitchen garden lies the most wonderful haven - Catkin Flowers - the home of seasonal, intuitive and expressive floral design and experiences. Their workshops and experiences are rooted firmly in nature - forage, create and explore.

History & Heritage

The area holds some of the most fascinating history in the country, much of which is connected to the architecture you see today. You’ll find tales of success, tragedy, romance and royalty laced within the walls of buildings across the counties.

Nature & wildlife

Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire are both renowned for their green spaces so you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to nature. You’ll find woodlands and wetlands, the rolling hills of the Wolds AONB, the Lincolnshire Coast and the famous Sherwood Forest all close by. 

National Trust

If you are looking for a day full of adventure, heritage and green space, these fabulous National Trust venues are all within easy reach. From historic houses, halls and castles, adventure playgrounds, gardens and parkland, to unspoilt coastline, theres something on offer for all ages.

Family fun

Whether you're travelling with budding historians, animal lovers, adventure seekers, or simply looking to escape a rainy day, here's a selection of our favourite local attractions so that you can be sure to make the most of your family getaway. 

retail therapy

The city of Lincoln and our local towns offer truly unique shopping experiences, from vibrant retail quarters to historic cobblestoned streets, you will find big name brands, independent boutiques, antiques and curiosities galore.

Sport & Recreation

Lincoln is a great place to enjoy sporting events and get active throughout the year.  Those looking for a thrill-seeking adventure will not be disappointed.  If film, music and entertainment are more your thing, Lincoln's cultural quarter is not to be missed.

Dining out

Lincoln is famous for its sausages, artisan cheese, plum bread, Lincoln Red beef, fresh fish, honey and more. With a wide selection of restaurants, pubs, cafes and tea rooms within easy reach of The Cherry Tree, you are in for a gastronomic treat during your stay. 


Whether you've just unpacked after a long journey, are looking for a quick-fix after an adventurous day out or an easy dinner after a hard day's work, we've got a multitude of takeaway options available, many of which deliver to you at The Cherry Tree.

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