Cottage Holidays in Scalford, Leicestershire, England

Have a Super Time on a Cottage Holiday in Scalford: The charming village of Scalford is surrounded by farmlands and lies four miles from the attractive market town of Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. Scalford is situated at the southern end of the scenic Vale of Belvoir, so families staying in holiday cottages have lots of beautiful countryside to explore close by. Whether you are planning a family getaway or a romantic break away, a country break in or close to Scalford has plenty to offer.


About Scalford for Cottage Holidays

Within the village itself, the parish church is unique in that it’s the only church in England to be named after St. Eglewin. The village retains a strong sense of community and there is a local pub, the Kings Arms, along with a post office where you can pick up some basic essentials for your cottage holiday.

For those who like to stay active and go on long walks whilst on a self-catering holiday, there are plenty of routes to follow. The village is located on the Jubilee Way, a popular footpath that lasts for 20 miles. If you prefer to cycle, it’s a great area for that too, with several roads away from heavy traffic.

People of all ages love a theme park and nearby Twinlakes is a terrific day out. A mix of land-based and water-based rides, themed play and animals will keep everyone entertained. If the kids like playing at pirates, the Buccaneers Island Zone is a hoot. Donkeys, meerkats, Highland cattle and various farm animals are a big hit with the little ones. You can also go sledging, tackle an assault course or get wet in the bump boats. At the Gauntlet Falconry Centre, you’ll see displays of peregrine falcons and a golden eagle.

Being so near to the town of Melton Mowbray means there are lots of amenities on tap when taking a cottage break in Scalford. Famous for its pork pies and Stilton cheese, tasting the local produce at cafes and pubs is a special treat and you can take something home from the twice weekly Farmers Market.

If you’re into antiques, the Antiques Fair runs once a week. The Regal Cinema is an independent Art Deco cinema from the 1930s, which reopened earlier in 2013 after a refurbishment and it’s a splendid venue to go see a movie with the family. Golfers on holiday can have a game at Melton Mowbray Golf Club. This 18-hole, par-70 course and driving range welcomes visitors of all abilities. Melton Carnegie Museum celebrates the history of the town and the local area through different periods, including the Romans, Tudors and Victorians. As well as the permanent displays, an interesting programme of temporary exhibitions offers further information on local history. The museum also organises activities for adults and children.

For walks, bike rides and picnics, Melton Mowbray Country Park is well worth a visit. With over 137 acres of green space to discover along with a community cafe and children’s play areas, a day out here is sure to be a top choice for families. What’s more, entrance is free.

Staying in Scalford offers town attractions, shopping and country pursuits to suit everyone’s interests, so it’s the best of all worlds. Whether you are interested in family cottages, romantic retreats or even large country houses, Country Cottages Online features an excellent collection of holiday homes to choose from.

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

14 rental properties

Popular destinations in Leicestershire:

Lakeview Lodge, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Midlands, England

2 bedroom Wooden Holiday Lodge, Scalford 3 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

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

4 bedroom Rural Retreat, Scalford 4 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, Scalford 4 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

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

3 bedroom Farmstay, Scalford 4 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 15 July to 17 July 20 from 19 July to 25 July 20

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

1 bedroom Farmstay, Scalford 4 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, Scalford 4 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

America Lodge, Oakham, Rutland, Midlands, England

4 bedroom Cottage, Scalford 13 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 14 July to 18 July 20

Stretton Lakes, Oakham, Rutland, Midlands, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, Scalford 13 miles away

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

A collection of high quality award winning log cabins each with its own private hot tub, nestled next to fishing lakes in extensive gardens and grounds, guests can fish for free during their stay.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, outdoor hot tub, sauna, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £595

Rutland Lodges at Greetham Valley, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland, Midlands, England

3 bedroom Log Cabins, Scalford 13 miles away

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

Collection of 4 star rated eco-friendly log cabins surrounded by stunning countryside close to Rutland Water Nature Reserve, guests benefit from free coarse fishing and free gym use at the Greetham Valley Hotel and Golf Centre during their stay, there are two dog-friendly log cabins within the development and discounts may be available for couples.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £335


Late availability: from 14 July to 31 August 20

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

3 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Scalford 14 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

Meadow View, Little Bytham, Lincolnshire, Midlands, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Scalford 17 miles away

sleeps 12 - 20 guests
12 - 20
5 bedrooms
5
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Beautiful high quality holiday farmhouse with lovely gardens, hot tub and fantastic location next to stunning countryside, just 10 minutes drive from Stamford and Rutland Water Nature Reserve, ideal for large groups such as hen parties or large families.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £2195
Next availability:
from 15 July to 14 August 20 from 16 August to 01 September 20

St Johns Holiday Cottage, Ryhall, Rutland, Midlands, England

4 bedroom Large country house, Scalford 19 miles away

sleeps 7 - 14 guests
7 - 14
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Idyllic 4 bedroom country cottage with inglenook fireplace, plenty of rustic charm and pretty garden, just 2 miles from the fine town of Stamford and just a short drive from Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1495
Next availability:
from 15 July to 24 July 20 from 27 July to 03 September 20