Cottages to rent for self-catering breaks in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England

Have a Marvellous Holiday in Market Harborough: The market town of Market Harborough in Leicestershire is a pretty destination for all kinds of holidaymakers. If you’re planning on staying in this part of the world, the town’s cafes and independent shops provide plenty of distraction. For fun in the fresh air, the surrounding countryside offers lots to do too and the canals and waterways give the place a tranquil quality. If you are looking for an attractive town with lots to offer on a self-catering break then Market Harborough could be a good choice for you.


What Market Harborough offers for Cottage Breaks

If you admire old buildings, look out for the former grammar school and its unusual wooden stilts. The parish church of Saint Dionysius, with origins in the 1300s, is worth a look too. As for markets, the Market Hall hosts a regular indoor market. However, a major refurbishment is scheduled to take place and the hall will be closed from January 2014 until work is completed. Farmers Markets also take place once a month in both Market Harborough and nearby Lutterworth, selling the best of local produce, so you can stock up on all the supplies you need for your cottage holiday.

If you enjoy staying active on holiday, Harborough Leisure Centre offers excellent facilities, including a fitness studio, swimming pool, indoor tennis courts, indoor bowls hall and children’s courses. Nearby Lutterworth also has a sports centre.

If your family prefers to stay active in the outdoors, you can join one of the Weekend Wanderer Walks whilst on your cottage break. Lasting between two and four hours, they are proper country walks involving crossing the fields and getting close to the scenery. They are free and you don’t have to book; just check on the meeting point and follow your volunteer leader. For waterside walks close by, Foxton Locks offers lovely walks with a slice of Victorian history on the Grand Union Canal. Watch the boats make their way through the elaborate system of locks.

Wistow Maize Maze is a full day out for all the family to enjoy whilst on a self-catering holiday. The kids can let off steam trying to find their way out of the natural crop maze and there’s a quiz trail to follow too plus bridges ten feet high and viewing towers. Each year, the maze has a new design based on a new theme. Past themes have included Harry Potter, space travel and Ancient Egypt! It only lasts for eight weeks, so don’t miss out. Little ones might prefer the challenge of the mini mazes in the Activity Funyard, where you’ll also find table-top activities and puzzles. Other kids’ activities include a football shooting game, space hoppers and bean bag throwing competitions.

As you can see, there is plenty of variety to be had when staying in this area and it’s ideal for an active family break. Country Cottages Online feature a great selection of family cottages whereas those with pets may want to browse through dog-friendly cottages.

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

10 rental properties

Popular destinations in Leicestershire:

Cabins beside a fishing lake, Great Oxendon, Northamptonshire, Midlands, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Market Harborough 3 miles away

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

We have two pet-friendly self-catering log cabins standing in a beautiful rural lakeside setting.

Weekly Price from: £175

Waterloo Farm Leisure, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, Midlands, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin

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

Book a stay in a lakeside log cabin at Waterloo Farm Leisure and look forward to a relaxing break away, fishing, bird watching and cycling are just some of the activities to enjoy locally, fishing can be enjoyed on the owner's coarse fishing lakes on site.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £160

Swift Stables, Mowsley, Leicestershire, Midlands, England

3 bedroom Holiday Lodge, Market Harborough 6 miles away

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

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.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £500

Big Drift Barn and Fairchilds Barn, Oakham, Rutland, Midlands, England

8 bedroom Group Accommodation, Market Harborough 10 miles away

sleeps 8 - 16 guests
8 - 16
8 bedrooms
8
6 bathrooms
6
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Two stylish barn conversions set next to fields and farmlands, which together sleep up to 16 people in Rutland, each barn has an inviting warm bubbly hot tub and lovely countryside views.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £2800

Big Drift Barn, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, Midlands, England

4 bedroom Farmstay

sleeps 4 - 8 guests
4 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Stylish pet-friendly four bedroom barn conversion with country views and warm bubbly hot tub, just 7 miles from Rutland Water.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1800

America Lodge, Oakham, Rutland, Midlands, England

4 bedroom Cottage, Market Harborough 14 miles away

sleeps 1 - 9 guests
1 - 9
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
3 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £650


Late availability: from 13 July to 18 July 20

The Bee Cottage Rutland. Outstanding reviews - just see website!, Oakham, Rutland, Midlands, England

3 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Market Harborough 17 miles away

sleeps 2 - 5 guests
2 - 5
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Beautiful 3 bedroom pet-friendly white washed thatched cottage just 5 minutes drive from Rutland Water.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £750


Special Offer: from 27 July to 03 August 20
Late availability: from 27 July to 03 August 20

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

1 bedroom Farmstay, Market Harborough 19 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, Market Harborough 19 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, Market Harborough 20 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