Self catering holiday cottages in Appleby Magna, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England

Appleby Magna parish includes the two villages of Appleby Magna and the smaller Appleby Parva. Appleby Magna is ideally suited for discovering the countryside of Leicestershire. However, you can also visit attractions in the bordering counties of Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Derbyshire when you take a cottage break here. A cottage holiday in or close to Appleby Magna can provide the best of rural and urban activities and is very handy for the M42.


Hints and Tips on Cottage Holidays in Appleby Magna, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

As well as pubs and places to get provisions for your break away, there is a large church, much admired for its beauty. St. Michael and All Angels’ Church which has its origins in the 14th century and with its tall, elegant spire is a local landmark. The centre of the village is a designated conservation area because of its large number of outstanding buildings, the most well-known of which is Moat House. This private dwelling (and its moat) is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, in fact.

If you want the facilities of a town, Appleby Magna is close to Ashby de la Zouch, famous as the setting of Sir Walter Scott’s story, Ivanhoe. For a bigger town, Tamworth is just eight miles away. Ashby de la Zouch is an ancient market town and its castle is a great day out for the family. Ashby Castle was originally a manor house in the 12th century and was deemed a castle by the 15th century. Today’s visitors can take a guided audio tour and enjoy climbing to the top of the tower for tremendous views or navigating through the underground passage created in the Civil War.

Appleby Magna is Magnificent for Family Holidays

Families enjoying a self-catering break in Appleby Magna can also visit Conkers Visitor Centre, situated within the National Forest. It offers lots of adventure for kids whatever the weather is up to. Its Discovery and Waterside Centres contain a forest adventure play area and a simulated walk through the tree tops. You need a head for heights! More than 120 acres of woodland, gardens and lakes give plenty of space to roam, plus there is a viewing tower, a train and an assault course. The covered amphitheatre hosts musical performances plus other family oriented events and you can shop in the retail area and see the work on show at the art gallery.

Appleby Magna is in an agricultural area and the countryside is described as “gently rolling”. Holidaymakers here enjoy walking on the many quiet footpaths, going for cycle rides and horse riding. Make the most of your stay and get close to the landscape with a country cottage break. Choose from rural retreat cottages and secluded cottages for your Leicestershire getaway.

Book a Appleby Magna, Ashby-de-la-Zouch cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Leicestershire on holiday.

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Popular destinations in Leicestershire:

Upper Rectory Farm Cottages, Appleby Magna, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, Midlands, England

15 bedroom Barn Conversions

sleeps 2 - 30 guests
2 - 30
15 bedrooms
15
15 bathrooms
15
no dogs allowed
5 star

Collection of gold award winning 5 star rated holiday cottages offering peace and tranquility amongst the farmlands of Leicestershire just outside Appleby Magna.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £420
Next availability:
from 24 August to 09 October 20 from 12 October to 18 December 20

Donative Holiday Cottages, Tamworth, Staffordshire, Heart of England , England

2 bedroom Farmstay, Appleby Magna, Ashby-de-la-Zouch 6 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3
4 star

Two fabulous 4 star rated barn conversions set on a working farm in rural Staffordshire, near Drayton Manor, perfect for families with children.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £515

The Mill, Braunston, Warwick, Warwickshire, Heart of England , England

3 bedroom Unique Self-Catering Windmill, Appleby Magna, Ashby-de-la-Zouch 15 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed

Fantastic 3 bedroom holiday windmill with private garden and outdoor private hot tub, this is a unique and special holiday home.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £995
Next availability:
from 24 August to 25 August 20 from 27 August to 28 August 20

Granary Court, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

11 bedroom Barn Conversion, Appleby Magna, Ashby-de-la-Zouch 16 miles away

sleeps 1 - 26 guests
1 - 26
11 bedrooms
11
6 bathrooms
6
no dogs allowed

Large group accommodation with special celebration room plus games room and use of owner's hot tub, hen parties and stag parties welcome.

Special features: free internet access, games room, indoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £375

The Retreat Barn Conversion, Hollington, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

1 bedroom Sleeps 2 Barn Conversion, Appleby Magna, Ashby-de-la-Zouch 18 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

A lovely barn conversion for couples near Ashbourne in Derbyshire, nicely situated to explore the Peak District National Park; a king-size bed for comfort, WiFi Broadband and your own charming garden with a patio.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £278

Blithfield Lakeside Barns, Rugeley, Staffordshire, Heart of England , England

15 bedroom Cottages - Barn Conversions, Appleby Magna, Ashby-de-la-Zouch 19 miles away

sleeps 2 - 30 guests
2 - 30
15 bedrooms
15
10 bathrooms
10
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

A collection of six beautiful barn conversions, located by a stunning lake set in the tranquil Staffordshire countryside.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £200