Cottage Holidays in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England

The market town of Loughborough has many attractions, events and lots to offer for families staying in holiday cottages in the local area. It has all the amenities you’d expect of a modern university town, but it also celebrates its past. This is illustrated in the Market Place where a bronze statue known as the Sock is quite a landmark. The sculpture was commissioned to celebrate Loughborough’s significance in the hosiery industry.


Advice on Cottage Holidays in Loughborough

One of the town’s main attractions to discover whilst on a self-catering break is conveniently located in the centre. Queens Park has long been a green oasis for Loughborough residents and visitors, where you can enjoy concerts at the bandstand, a bowling green and birds on display at the aviaries. Kids love the play area and the Swan Maze. The Carillon and War Memorial contains a museum dedicated to World War I and World War II exhibits. Queens Park also contains Charnwood Museum, where displays on local history, geology and industries make for a fascinating visit. Children will love the Victorian grocer’s shop and the volcanic rocks collection.

There’s so much to do on a Loughborough Family Break

Every kid loves a ride on a steam train and the Great Central Railway is no ordinary heritage railway. Based at Loughborough Central Station, it is the only main line railway of its kind to operate in the UK using a double track. So, you may well have the experience of seeing a steam train on the opposite track to the one you’re travelling on! If you want to travel from Loughborough to Leicester, you can get a five-course meal from the First Class Restaurant. For even more luxury, being a passenger on the Great Central Pullman evokes the glory days of the Orient Express. If being a train driver is the stuff of your dreams, the Drive a Locomotive Experience is just the ticket. Other special events organised by the railway include steam galas, Santa Specials and Wartime Weekends. If your family likes to walk in lovely countryside whilst on holiday, footpaths form routes round the line. You can see the walks in a guide, obtainable from the station shop.

If you want to book tickets for a family night out, Loughborough Town Hall is a concert venue where you can see comedy, musicals, children’s shows and various other forms of entertainment.

This is just a taste of what staying in Loughborough has to offer for cottage holidays. You can combine all of the activities found in a town with discovering the Leicestershire countryside and you’ll probably plan a repeat visit for things you missed!

Book a Loughborough cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Leicestershire on holiday.

9 rental properties

Popular destinations in Leicestershire:

Old Guadaloupe Cottage, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Midlands, England

1 bedroom Farmstay, Loughborough 13 miles away

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

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

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £550
Next availability:
from 28 August to 31 August 20 from 04 September to 07 September 20

Old Guadaloupe Farm House, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Midlands, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Loughborough 13 miles away

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

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.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £400
Next availability:
from 21 September to 25 September 20 from 28 September to 02 October 20

Lakeview Lodge, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Midlands, England

2 bedroom Wooden Holiday Lodge, Loughborough 14 miles away

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

Get away from it all for a fishing holiday or a relaxing rural retreat break to this stylish 2 bedroom wooden holiday lodge in the Vale of Belvoir, just 15 minutes’ drive from Melton Mowbray, this lodge with its lake views over the fishing lake and south facing veranda is a real treat.

Weekly Price from: £805

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

15 bedroom Barn Conversions, Loughborough 14 miles away

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 16 July to 22 July 20 from 03 August to 07 August 20

Sycamore Farm Cottage, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Midlands, England

3 bedroom Farmstay, Loughborough 15 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Fantastic 3 bedroom rural retreat with a private hot tub and a lovely secluded setting surrounded by fields and farmlands.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £645
Next availability:
from 16 July to 17 July 20 from 19 July to 25 July 20

New Farm Cottage, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Midlands, England

4 bedroom Rural Retreat, Loughborough 15 miles away

sleeps 1 - 9 guests
1 - 9
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed

Relax and unwind in the Leicestershire countryside at this 4 bedroom family-friendly rural retreat in the Vale of Belvoir near Melton Mowbray, with a private indoor heated swimming pool (with exclusive use by guests) and sauna on offer, this is a great place for a relaxing self-catering holiday, either with family or friends (hen party and stag party groups welcome).

Special features: free internet access, pool (Private heated pool for exclusive use. Towels are not provided), sauna.

Weekly Price from: £800
Next availability:
from 06 September to 07 September 20 from 14 September to 18 September 20

Mill House Holiday Cottages, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Midlands, England

5 bedroom Cottage Complex, Loughborough 18 miles away

sleeps 2 - 12 guests
2 - 12
5 bedrooms
5
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage

Collection of three comfortable holiday cottages nestled in lovely rural Leicestershire by meadows, fields and pastures, short break bookings welcome all year round and all cottages are very dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £395

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

2 bedroom Farmstay, Loughborough 18 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

Ebenezer Chapel, Milford, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

8 bedroom Unique Self-Catering Accommodation, Loughborough 19 miles away

sleeps 2 - 22 guests
2 - 22
8 bedrooms
8
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage
3 star

With a riverside location and river views, this unique chapel conversion in Milford could be the ideal place to holiday with friends or family close to the Peak District, and the on site sauna suite helps to make it a great place to relax and unwind too.

Special features: free internet access, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £1345


Late availability: from 15 July to 13 September 20