Renting a holiday cottage in Leicestershire is a great way to see everything the County has to offer, while still having a relaxing home to return to at the end of each day. Leicestershire plays a significant role in the evolution of the English countryside, encompassing geology, biodiversity, rich landscapes and history. Walk its footpaths to see and enjoy its quintessential rural landscapes. At the other end of the spectrum, the National Space Centre in Leicester is rated one of the country’s top attractions.
Alternatively, start your self-catering holiday off with a relaxed stroll around the City’s High Cross Shopping Centre, also in the city centre. Also in Leicester is the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, perfect for a rainy afternoon. If there is time left in the day, grab a coffee to sup in the peaceful Bradgate County Park. Spend an entire day exploring the rocky landscape of Charnwood Forest. Worried the kids will be bored? Fret no more! The Twycross Zoo, found in Norton Juxta is home to a record-breaking number of monkeys – perfect for your own cheeky monkeys! Also, ideal for the kids (and all avid bird-lovers!) is Tropical Birdland in Desford.
An absolutely stunning holiday home near the Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire. House-on-the Hill is a large, luxuriously furnished holiday cottage with a swimming pool in rural Leicestershire. The House sleeps 16 guests in 7 bedrooms within 2-acres of private grounds.
Deerpark Lodge is a delightful wooden-clad cottage on a 28-acre estate near Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire. The pet-friendly cottage is surrounded by woodland & lakes for fishing & promises light-filled open-plan spaces, a contemporary design, a large deck with views, and a log fire.
Come to Leicestershire with your partner and enjoy a more romantic atmosphere by travelling to Foxton and spending a sunny day by the Foxton Locks – maybe you can even try your hand at driving a canal boat! On the other hand, come with a group of friends and enjoy all the sporting fun that this county offers, whether that is football, rugby or cricket – book tickets in advance and have a great time cheering on a Leicestershire team. Alternatively, go to the Twinlakes, a thrilling theme park near Melton Mowbray, and spend hours laughing with friends. Leicestershire is a county with something for everyone, just waiting to be explored.