Leicestershire Holiday Cottages
The companies featured below provide Leicestershire cottages and other forms of self-catering accommodation. They're arranged in ascending order, according to the number they offer. This is however subject to change so make sure to visit the sites for the latest information.
Holiday Lettings - 30 cottages in Leicestershire
and the Rutland area, including thatched cottages, a converted Grade II stone barn and luxury holiday properties. Deals are available for both early and late bookings with low-season prices starting at £300 p/w.
Cottages 4 You
- Around 15 Leicestershire holiday cottages
, most of which have at least 4 star gradings. Prices generally start at £300 for off-peak holiday breaks but rise during high season. Pets are allowed for a reasonable number of cottages - start days are usually on Saturdays.
Cottages Direct -
7 Leicestershire cottage properties which vary in size and sleep between 4 and 8 people. Pets are allowed in most cases and some feature indoor swimming pools. Week-long breaks are between £235 and £7000 depending on season and turnaround days are usually on Saturday.
- A small collection of Leicestershire cottages as well as other forms of self catering accommodation such as holiday lodges. Low-season bookings for week long breaks are between £180 to £320 and pets are allowed for the majority of their properties.
Leicestershire lies in a secluded, tranquil region of the UK. Open fields, canals and small villages make the county a wonderful retreat for those looking for a break.
This region boasts some of the most fertile agricultural land in Britain and much of the landscape is used for grazing. Country lanes twist and turn through wide-open fields and plush countryside
and past delightful villages such as Market Harborough. This charming town has a wide market square and a 13th century church that exudes country charm and historical intrigue.
Other attractions include Foxton Locks
which are part of the Grand Union Canal - they can be reached on foot and are almost 200 years old. The canal itself is now used by pleasure craft and offers some scenic trails and towpaths along its banks.
Leicestershire is also a deeply historical region. Roman, Norman and Saxon influences are evident in the form of churches and other historical sites which can be found near Billesdon
, Hallaton and Leicester. For more detailed information about Leicestershire visitor attractions, activities and entertainment, see the guide that follows.
Leicestershire visitor attractions
We’ve provided further information regarding notable visitor attractions and historical places of interest, found in the county of Leicestershire. Follow the links where provided for more information.
Go-karting in Sutton is hugely popular amongst visitors and locals. Other activities include parachuting and paint balling, which are offered by the Adventure Centre
in Sibbertoft. Barges can also be hired at a variety of locations along the Grand Union Canal and allow holidaymakers to explore the surrounding countryside.
Food and drink
Good restaurants include the Steps Bistro
in Leicester. Alternatively try Cherry’s which serves English cuisine with Asian influences. The award-winning Wheatsheaf Inn
is also worth visiting and offers an ever changing bar menu - it has recently been included in the good beer guide.
History and Culture
The 15th century Kirby Muxloe Castle, open from March to October, is 4 miles west of the city. Other major historical attractions are Belgrade Hall and Gardens and St Martin’s Cathedral, which was once an 11th century church. Also worth seeing is Ashby-de-la-Zouche Castle
in Leicestershire, with its 78 feet tower, that commands fine views of the surrounding countryside