Cottage rentals 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!

Featured Self catering country cottages near Loughborough, Leicestershire, England:

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

15 bedroom Barn Conversions, East Midlands.

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: £375


Late availability: from 29 December to 03 January 20

Old Guadaloupe Farm House, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Midlands.

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


Special Offer: from 20 December to 27 December 19
Late availability: from 20 December to 27 December 19

Old Guadaloupe Cottage, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

1 bedroom Farmstay, Midlands.

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


Special Offer: from 08 December to 10 January 20
Late availability: from 08 December to 10 January 20

New Farm Cottage, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

4 bedroom Rural Retreat, East Midlands.

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: £1105
Next availability:
from 09 December to 13 December 19 from 15 December to 19 December 19

Sycamore Farm Cottage, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

3 bedroom Farmstay, East Midlands.

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: £620
Next availability:
from 09 December to 14 December 19 from 19 December to 21 December 19

We have no cottages within Loughborough itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Loughborough. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England