Published: 01.01.1970

Self catering holiday guide to Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Melton Mowbray for self-catering cottage breaks

Thinking of taking a self-catering holiday in Melton Mowbray and want to find out what this town has to offer?  Let us help guide you on the sights and attractions of Melton Mowbray and the surrounding area of the Vale of Belvoir. 

Take a look at these cottages in the Melton Mowbray area for some excellent self-catering cottages for relaxing holidays with optional fishing, walking, cycling or water sports.  Click for:

Information about Melton Mowbray

Melton Mowbray is an attractive market town in Leicestershire in which to enjoy a country cottage stay.  Surrounded by beautiful rural farmlands, Melton Mowbray has a strong association with country life and the production of fine foods.  Melton Mowbray’s cheese is famous up and down the country for its quality and taste, as are the pork pies.  The town has a number of interesting historical buildings including a church with an impressive 100 foot tower.  The town has its own Tourist Information Centre, a visit to which is recommended for getting the best out of a cottage holiday in the town.  The town has its own country park, which covers a total of 140 acres of parklands and includes a lake, football pitches and play areas for children.  The country park is just 10 minute walk from the town centre and guided walks can be arranged with the ranger by arrangement.

Things to see and do on a Self-Catering Cottage Holiday in Melton Mowbray

For wonderful views over the surrounding hills, valleys and fields, why not visit Burrough Hill Country Park and climb to the top of the hill where there is a well preserved iron age hill fort.  There are also nature trails, woodlands and great opportunities to spot birdlife and other wildlife such as hares and deer.   For family fun then why not visit Twinlakes Theme Park near the town.  There are a number of rides for thrill-seekers at this park as well as opportunities for children to meet typical farmyard animals at Red Rooster Zoo Farm.  There is also a falconry centre.

In terms of nearby attractions, there is plenty to see and do near Melton Mowbray.  The charming market town of Stamford is just 21 miles away with its many tea shops, pub and parklands.  Rutland Water is an easy 13 mile drive away from Stamford and is known for its nature reserve, wildlife, cycling and walking trails. 

A few cottages near Melton Mowbray are also described below but for the full listing use the above link.


Pine lodges or log cabins at Eye Kettleby Lakes near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

hot tub fishing holidaysThere are a collection of 12 luxurious log cabins located around coarse fishing lakes near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire.  The lodges are of various sizes.  There are 8 log cabins with two bedrooms, 3 one bedroom cabins and 1 three bedroom lodge.  High quality self-catering accommodation is on offer at Eye Kettleby Lakes.  Each lodge has its own private outdoor hot tub, for relaxation and special times.   
The lodges are either 4 star or 5 star rated by Visit Britain.  Some are even Gold Award winning.  A number of the lodges have romantic four poster beds and ensuite bathrooms.  Lodges also have a BBQ and outdoor furniture so you can enjoy dining outside in good weather whilst taking in the views of surrounding rural Leicestershire.  

There are 7 coarse fishing lakes which are well stocked with various types of coarse fish and are suitable for all types of angler, so don't forget your fishing kit, although people who would like to come simply for the peace and relaxation are very welcome.

Telephone Lizzie on 01664 568 288, or click on photograph for more information or to book.

2 charming country cottages with attractive interiors in Waltham on the Wolds, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Well Cottage is a wonderful stone-built detached self-catering cottage.  With bright, light and airy interiors, Well Cottage is ideal for family breaks.  This cottage offers high quality 4 star rated accommodation and has plenty of character with exposed wooden beams and an open log fire.  There is an enclosed garden with outdoor seating and BBQ.  The village centre with country pub is just an easy 5 minute walk away.

small 1 and 2 bedroom cottageThe Old Lambing Shed is a romantic retreat for two.  This barn conversion enjoys a wonderful rural position with views of fields and the rural Vale of Belvoir.  With a peaceful setting, private patio and BBQ, this cottage could be just great for a relaxed romantic break.

Waltham on the Wolds is a small village surrounded by some stunning countryside in the Vale of Belvoir.  Belvoir Castle is just six miles away and there are a number of good walks nearby, as well as safe cycling trails. 

These cottages are well located for visiting Rutland Water, Lincoln, Leicestershire, Stamford and Nottingham.

Telephone Anne on 01664 464 255 for availability, or click on a cottage photograph to find out more and view the prices and attractive interiors of these small one and 2 bedroom cottages.

Self-catering accommodation for 2 people, 3 miles Melton Mowbray

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One bedroom cosy cottage for two near Melton Mowbray.

The Bothy at Roberts Farm offers cosy accommodation with a sitting room/kitchenette, ensuite bathroom and double bedroom.  There is also a convertible sofa bed in the lounge for small families.  Free Wi-Fi access available.  Located on a farm, in the courtyard, this cottage is to the rear of the farmhouse and enjoys views of the garden.  Special offers are sometimes available, as are discounts for late availability.  Secure off road parking is available in the courtyard.  Small dogs are welcome, a small charge applies.    

Enjoy a welcome pack on arrival with breakfast essentials including fresh eggs from the farm’s hens.

Click on the cottage photograph for more information about this self-catering holiday cottage close to Melton Mowbray.


Sycamore Farm Lodge

Sycamore Farm Lodge is a stunning barn conversion enjoying a fantastic rural setting in Leicestershire.  Sleeping up to 6 in 3 bedrooms, this cottage has a hot tub and a wet room.  Your nearest neighbours here will be birds nesting nearby.  

Sycamore Cottage - a 3 bedroom pet-friendly bungalow set in splendid Leicestershire countryside in the Vale of Belvoir

The four person hot tub is housed in the large conservatory where you can enjoy fabulous views out over the Vale of Belvoir.  The village of Harby is around 1 mile away and the market town of Melton Mowbray is just an easy drive away.  There are generous grounds outside this barn conversion plus a patio, BBQ area and plentiful car parking.  

Fully fitted kitchen of this new barn conversion for summer 2003 Spacious sitting area with views of kitchen beyond
New fully fitted kitchen Lounge with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams and dining area


One of two twin bedrooms - one blue, one pink   En-suite bathroom to the double bedroom
One of the 2 twin bedrooms   En-suite bathroom to double bedroom  

secluded holiday cottage near Melton Mowbray Leicestershire

  • Well-behaved pets are welcome by prior appointment.
  • No smoking in the property.
  • click on one of the photographs for the price range.

Please check this cottage's Availability here

  Relaxing spa bath for four at this secluded Leicestershire holiday cottage


The bungalow is situated in open countryside and is ideal for walking. Weekend breaks and mid-week breaks are also available. No hidden extras; all electricity and heating included in the price.

Sycamore cotatge is surrounded by open views of the Lecistershire countryside


Harby has a Post Office and stores, garage, pubs and a Cantonese restaurant. The nearest railway station is Melton Mowbray with mainline stations in Nottingham and Grantham. Regular buses run from Harby to Melton Mowbray and Nottingham. Local churches and chapels give visitors a warm welcome.

Melton Mowbray

The market town of Melton Mowbray is famous for pork pies and Stilton Cheese, and is just seven miles away from Harby. It holds a livestock and street market every Friday for locally grown produce.

Other places of interest include:

  • Nottingham Holme Pierrepont Water Sports Centre with windsurfing, canoeing, white water rafting, sailing, fishing and other water sports
  • Sherwood Forest
  • Robin Hood Centre at Nottingham, and the oldest pub in England
  • Belvoir Castle
  • Rutland Water with boat rides, fishing, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, cycle hire, Butterfly Centre
  • Stamford and Burghley House in Lincolnshire for deer park, stately Elizabethan home, walks, charming stone town and more
  • Lincoln for the magnificent cathedral and castle.

The cottage is available for bookings now. For more information, please contact Jean Stanley on 01949 860 640.

The project is supported under the 'England Rural Development Programme' by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund.


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