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Leicester Holiday Cottages

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Leicester 17 miles away

The Byre,

Appleby Magna, Leicestershire, England
sleeps  4 sleeps 4
2 bedrooms 2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms 2 bathrooms
no dogs allowed No pets
family friendly family friendly

Two bedroom rural retreat with country views set on a farm in the Leicestershire countryside, all ground floor accommodation, close to Appleby Magna and the National Forest.

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Gold Award Winning CottageDigital TVDishwasherWashing machineMicrowaveFree WifiGardenParking
7 nights from £735
Next available: 23 Apr - 7 nights
Special Offer: 26 Apr - 3 nights
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Leicester 17 miles away

The Piggery,

Appleby Magna, Leicestershire, England
sleeps  8 sleeps 8
4 bedrooms 4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms 4 bathrooms
no dogs allowed No pets
family friendly family friendly

Award winning no pets 4 bedroom single-storey barn conversion, with stunning country views, set in the idyllic Leicestershire countryside close to Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

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7 nights from £1260
Next available: 23 Apr - 7 nights
Special Offer: 26 Apr - 3 nights
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Leicester 17 miles away

The Farm Collection,

Appleby Magna, Leicestershire, England
sleeps  22 sleeps 22
9 bedrooms 9 bedrooms
9 bathrooms 9 bathrooms
no dogs allowed No pets
family friendly family friendly

Book this high quality rural retreat group accommodation, sleeping up to 22 people in rural Leicestershire, close to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, complete with function room and additional kitchen for special celebrations and occasions.

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7 nights from £3801
Next available: 23 Apr - 7 nights
Special Offer: 26 Apr - 3 nights
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Leicester 20 miles away

The Granary at Donative Farm,

Warton, Staffordshire, England
sleeps  5 sleeps 5
2 bedrooms 2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms 2 bathrooms
3 dogs welcome  3 dogs
family friendly family friendly

Comfortable and welcoming 2 bedroom pet-friendly barn conversion on a working farm in Staffordshire, within half an hour's drive of Drayton Manor Theme Park and Birmingham, river fishing possible just down the road.

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7 nights from £540
Next available: 23 Apr - 7 nights
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Leicester 19 miles away

The Stables at Donative Farm,

Warton, Staffordshire, England
sleeps  4 sleeps 4
2 bedrooms 2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms 2 bathrooms
3 dogs welcome  3 dogs
family friendly family friendly

Sleeps 5 pet-friendly farm conversion, set on a working farm in Staffordshire, within half an hour's drive of Drayton Manor Theme Park , Birmingham and Leicester, river fishing possible just down the road.

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7 nights from £540
Next available: 23 Apr - 3 nights
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Leicester 13 miles away

Old Guadaloupe Cottage,

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
sleeps  2 sleeps 2
1 bedrooms 1 bedroom
1 bathrooms 1 bathroom
no dogs allowed No pets
family friendly family friendly

Fabulous romantic cottage, 4 star rated with its own secluded private hot tub, spoil the one you love on a special break to remember.

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7 nights from £480
Next available: 23 Apr - 3 nights
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Leicester 13 miles away

Old Guadaloupe Farm House,

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
sleeps  6 sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms 3 bathrooms
no dogs allowed No pets
family friendly family friendly

Fantastic rural retreat, this family-friendly self-catering farmhouse enjoys a tranquil setting in Leicestershire and with views of the surrounding countryside, high quality accommodation, a gold award, a private hot tub and half an acre of gardens, has plenty to recommend it.

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7 nights from £830
Next available: 29 Apr - 7 nights
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Leicester 10 miles away

Swift Stables,

Mowsley, Leicestershire, England
sleeps  6 sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 3 bedrooms
1 bathrooms 1 bathroom
no dogs allowed No pets
family friendly family friendly

Escape for a rural retreat break at this picture-perfect family-friendly 3 bedroom holiday lodge, nestled by unspoilt Leicestershire countryside close to Market Harborough, this is excellent walking country and some fantastic attractions for days out include Leicester’s National Space Centre not too far away and further afield Warwick is within an hour’s drive.

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7 nights from £500
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Leicester 16 miles away

Granary Barn,

Oakham, Rutland, England
sleeps  2 sleeps 2
1 bedrooms 1 bedroom
1 bathrooms 1 bathroom
no dogs allowed No pets

Romantic rural retreat in Rutland, ideal for a couple, with stunning country views, just 5 miles from Rutland Water.

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7 nights from £575
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Leicester 16 miles away

America Lodge,

Oakham, Rutland, England
sleeps  9 sleeps 9
4 bedrooms 4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms 2 bathrooms
2 dogs welcome  2 dogs
family friendly family friendly

With dreamy countryside views, a large garden and a location within the Chater Valley, this 4 bedroom country cottage in Rutland has plenty to recommend it for a rural retreat break.

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7 nights from £650
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Being a city, Leicester is not an obvious choice for a country cottage break.  However, for those keen to discover just what this city has to offer, it may be possible to rent a rural retreat, a barn conversion or a farm cottage within easy reach of the city.


What Leicester offers for Cottage Breaks

Fascinating attractions that Leicester has to offer include:

  • King Richard III Visitor Centre – visit to learn more about the life, death and discovery of the remains of King Richard III in Leicester.
  • The Roman Jewry Wall - this is large segment of Roman wall with two archways that stood next to what was once a Roman Bath House.
  • Leicester Cathedral – a large historical cathedral with a fascinating history dating back some 900 years.
  • National Space Centre – this award winning visitor attraction is home to Britain's biggest planetarium, as well as interactive galleries and a 42 metre high Rocket Tower.


For days out, Rutland Water in nearby Rutland is a great place where you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, as well as time by the waterside and is within an hour’s drive of Leicester.

Also within an hour’s drive of Leicester is Draycote Water, another popular area with a visitor centre, walking, cycling, bird watching, as well as watersports and fishing by arrangement.

For a self-catering holiday with plenty of facilities including restaurants and shops nearby, as well as fascinating visitor attractions, Leicester could be a great choice.

Whether you choose to book a holiday cottage in Leicester, an apartment, a lodge or another type of self-catering holiday accommodation, we hope you have your best holiday yet in Leicestershire.

Frequently Asked Questions about Leicester

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