Dog-friendly Leicestershire

Rich in history & culture, picture-perfect canals and spectacular countryside, Leicestershire is a superb destination for a dog-friendly getaway. With plenty for you and your pooch to see and explore, you're sure to have a pawsome time!
  • Three Swans Hotel, Market HarboroughInstant Book Overlay Image
    Market Harborough, England
    3.92

    The Three Swans is a traditional, dog-friendly Inn perfectly placed right in the center of the historic town of Market Harborough. This iconic building is a former 16th-century coaching inn and is as comfortable and elegant today as it was in its coaching heyday. 

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  • Stapleford Park, LeicestershireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Melton Mowbray, England
    4.31

    A fabulous country house Estate just one hour by direct train from London yet a world away set in 500 acres of parkland. Steeped in history, dating back to Tudor times, the hotel is luxurious and makes a wonderful restful stay for you and four legged friends with a fabulous spa, pool and county pursuits at hand.  

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  • Grooms Cottage, LeicestershireInstant Book Overlay Image
    5.00
    This superb semi-detached barn conversion rests in the rural village of East Norton, near Uppingham in the East Midlands. Woodburner. Country views. Corby 13.5 miles; Leicester 15 miles.
    £68
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  • Cook’s Cottage, LeicestershireInstant Book Overlay Image
    This lovely, cosy cottage is located down a quiet lane in rural East Leicestershire, close to the border of Rutland.
    Cook’s Cottage, located next door to the friendly owner’s property, boasts two good size bedrooms and a lovely cosy living room with a wood burner, perfect for a quick winter getaway. The owner shares part of their garden so you can enjoy the warmer days outside with a glass of wine. The thriving village of Somerby has shops, post offices and pubs, and is surrounded by open countryside. It is a great place to stay for couples, friends and small families wanting to explore the area or just to simply relax and unwind. Stabling is also available so you can bring your horse as there are many equestrian events in the area or may just want to explore the bridleways. There are many walks that can be enjoyed from the cottage that will lead you to the abundance of countryside.
    The market town of Melton Mowbray, home of the famous pork pie, is just over 5 miles where you can find an array of shops, pubs, and restaurants. A similar distance is Rutland’s bustling county town of Oakham. Just beyond Oakham is Rutland water where you can walk or cycle all around the reservoir, all 23 miles of it! You can stop off at the many leisure activities including sailing, kayaking, canoeing, Aqua Park, visit the beach, take a boat trip on the Rutland Belle, go fishing, play some golf, or visit the nature reserves with lots of bird activity including the Osprey Project.
    The city of Leicester is around 16 miles away where you can visit the city centre for a shopping spree or just outside is Oadby, home of the fascinating University of Leicester Botanical Garden, Leicester racecourse and the National Space Centre. Approximately 20 miles are both Belvoir Castle where you can enjoy the lakes and gardens and Burghley House, home to the famous Horse Trials. For more outdoor pursuits, Twin Lakes is well worth a day out, or you can enjoy a stroll alongside Grantham Canal with superb walks along the towpath. The market towns of Stamford and Grantham are all within easy reach.
    £107
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  • The Stables, LeicestershireInstant Book Overlay ImageNew In Overlay Image
    Nestled in the picturesque village of Sproxton in Leicestershire, this one-bedroom luxury holiday cottage is a former stable beautifully transformed into a charming retreat. With its stunning features and thoughtfully themed decor, it promises a truly memorable escape. As you step through the aptly themed stable front door, you’re greeted by an open plan kitchen, living, and dining area that exudes elegance and comfort. The well-equipped kitchen is a delight for cooking enthusiasts, offering everything you need for gourmet meals. The dual-aspect log burner, perfectly situated between the dining area and living room, creates a warm and inviting ambiance, making it an ideal place to relax after a day of exploration.
    The double bedroom is a haven of tranquility, ensuring a peaceful night’s sleep. The bathroom boasts a shower over a luxurious bath, allowing you to unwind and rejuvenate in style. One of the property’s standout features is the private enclosed garden, providing the perfect space to enjoy a morning coffee or evening glass of wine while relishing the stunning countryside views. This cottage is also pet-friendly, allowing your four-legged friends to join in the fun.
    Sproxton itself is a quintessential English village, known for its charm and tranquility. Strolling through its picturesque streets, you’ll discover historic buildings, lush greenery, and a welcoming community. The village pub is just a short walk away. For those looking to explore further afield, Leicestershire offers a plethora of attractions and activities. Don’t miss a visit to Belvoir Castle, a magnificent stately home with a rich history, or take a leisurely walk through the stunning Belvoir Estate.
    The nearby town of Melton Mowbray is famous for its pork pies and Stilton cheese, making it a must-visit for food lovers. If you’re a nature enthusiast, explore the scenic Vale of Belvoir, with its rolling hills and beautiful landscapes, perfect for hiking and cycling. Sproxton’s central location makes it an ideal starting point for discovering the historic towns and charming villages that dot the Leicestershire countryside. Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway or a peaceful retreat with your furry companion, this luxury holiday cottage in Sproxton offers the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, ensuring an unforgettable escape in the heart of Leicestershire. Pub 220 yards.
    £64
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    Escape the bustling city life and immerse yourself in the tranquillity of Stoughton Grange’s rural glamping retreat in Oadby, Leicestershire.
    This idyllic countryside getaway combines the best of both worlds, offering a serene escape while remaining conveniently close to Leicester’s amenities. Nestled on 12 acres of pristine natural beauty, Stoughton Grange welcomes you with a menagerie of friendly animals and a charming lake, perfect for leisurely strolls. Your stay includes access to the adjacent farm park, ensuring a wholesome rural experience. Our glamping accommodations consist of six well-appointed pods and a shepherd’s hut, each featuring a kitchenette, a convenient shower room, and sumptuous king-size beds. For an extraordinary experience, choose the Cherry Tree Lodge, a cosy shepherd’s hut offering memorable moments of relaxation. Additionally, both Cherry Tree Lodge and Barn Owl come equipped with delightful wood-fired hot tubs, adding an extra touch of luxury to your stay. As the sun sets, gather around the communal outdoor fire pit for enchanting evenings beneath the stars.
    Your four-legged companions are not forgotten, with comfy pet beds provided. The picturesque surroundings include a charming lake and the nearby Shady Lane Arboretum, a haven for nature enthusiasts. To satisfy your culinary desires, our on-site farm shop offers a bounty of fresh produce, including milk, butter, bread, homemade cakes, and an assortment of jams and preserves. The 50ft butcher’s counter and cheese and deli counter complete the culinary offerings. For dining experiences, look no further than The Cow and Plough pub on the premises, where locally sourced dishes and wood-fired pizzas are waiting to tantalize your taste buds. Animal lovers will delight in the Stoughton Grange Farm Park, featuring an adorable cuddle corner with rabbits and guinea pigs. Moreover, art enthusiasts can explore their creative side at the pottery painting studio, crafting mementos to take home.
    Don’t forget to pack your wellies or outdoor shoes, as the site’s rustic charm may lead to some muddy adventures.
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  • The Stables, LeicestershireInstant Book Overlay ImageNew In Overlay Image
    Nestled in the heart of the picturesque village of Waltham on the Wolds in Leicestershire, this charming holiday home offers a perfect blend of history and modern comfort. Dating back to the 1700’s, this former stable, once an integral part of the local inn, has been lovingly transformed into a delightful single-story two-bedroom haven.
    As you step inside, you’ll be greeted by a seamless blend of rustic and contemporary elements. The living room exudes warmth, with exposed wooden beams and a fireplace, creating a cosy ambiance for relaxation. Adjacent to it, the kitchen/dining room beckons with modern amenities and a rustic farmhouse charm. The well-equipped kitchen invites you to cook up delightful meals, while the adjoining dining area is perfect for enjoying them with your loved ones. The holiday home features two bedrooms, each offering a unique experience. The king-size bedroom exudes comfort and tranquillity, ensuring a restful night’s sleep. The second bedroom provides flexible sleeping arrangements with two high-rise single beds, and an additional standard single bed nestled underneath. This setup makes it ideal for families or friends sharing the space.
    Pet-friendly and welcoming, the accommodation extends its hospitality to furry companions, inviting you to explore the scenic surroundings together. A courtyard garden awaits outdoors, offering a charming retreat for both humans and pets. The seating area is perfect for unwinding with a cup of coffee or enjoying a meal al fresco.
    Waltham on the Wolds and its vicinity provide a myriad of activities for all interests. Nature enthusiasts can revel in leisurely walks or bike rides through the stunning Leicestershire countryside, while history buffs can explore the village’s own historical sites and landmarks. For those seeking local flavours, nearby pubs and eateries offer a taste of authentic cuisine. Whether you’re drawn to the village’s history, the natural beauty of the surroundings, or simply seeking a quiet getaway, this holiday home in Waltham on the Wolds is an ideal choice.
    £71
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  • Bailey's Tavern, LeicestershireInstant Book Overlay Image
    A truly welcoming property awaits your stay in the pleasant village of Asfordby which lies approximately 3 miles from the market town of Melton Mowbray, home of the famous Pork Pie! This comfortable accommodation provides a great base to explore this lovely part of Leicestershire. The open plan living and dining room provides a sociable space to enjoy time together eating a lovingly prepared meal, watching a classic film together or chatting about your day in front of the cosy wood burner. For more fun, you have a "pub" style games room attached to the property where you can compete over a game of pool, whilst serving drinks behind your very own bar! And that’s not all, the enclosed garden gives a safe space for your four legged family members to chase a ball or simply to enjoy the warm weather whilst one of your party cooks up a meal on the outdoor brick built BBQ.
    The village of Asfordby in the Wreake Valley is well serviced with convenience shops, pubs, takeaways and recreation facilities for children. The area is great for walks and cycling routes, so get on your bike and discover the beautiful countryside. Just 3 miles will take you into the market town of Melton Mowbray with more local amenities and famous for its food production including the famous Pork Pie and Stilton Cheese. Visit the majestic spectacle of Belvoir Castle which is set high on a hill so you can see over several counties and enjoy the splendours of the gardens and castle and see if you can name all the films and TV series it has featured in!
    For outdoor pursuits, Twin Lakes, Sherwood Park, Rufford Country Park and Clumber Park are all well worth a day out as is the magnificent three thousand acre Rutland Water which can be reached in under half an hour. Here you can enjoy water sports, bird watching, walking, and cycling. Take a trip aboard the Rutland Belle Cruiser, visit the famous ospreys at Egleton Nature Reserve, or browse around Barnsdale Gardens, designed by the late Geoff Hamilton. Other attractions within easy reach includes The Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester, RAF Coningsby Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre, and the Lincolnshire Aviation Museum at East Kirby. The market towns of Oakham, Stamford and Grantham are all nearby, and for serious shopping, Nottingham is a must.
    £92
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  • Little Lodge, LeicestershireInstant Book Overlay Image
    A truly welcoming holiday home awaits your stay, located in the pleasant village of Walcote in rural Leicestershire right in the heart of the Midlands. It is the perfect place for friends and family meeting up together from different areas of the country as really centrally located within easy access to major road links and a perfect place to enjoy your small celebrations. Whether staying for a long weekend or a week for pleasure or work, this is an ideal property with all bedrooms boasting their own ensuite, a cosy wood burner for chilly evenings and a glorious covered hot tub in the secluded garden makes your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as can be.
    The village enjoys a local shop and friendly village pub which is right on your doorstep so have the night off cooking and enjoy being waited on. The area is fantastic for walkers and cyclists and there is also fishing and golf nearby. Lutterworth with its larger selection of local amenities is just over two miles away and the traditional market town of Market Harborough with many independent shops, cafés, and restaurants is 11 miles. There is plenty to see and do in the area including an outdoor theatre and museum, Bruntingthorpe for its driving experience days, the beautiful Grade I listed Standford Hall, the picturesque Foxton Locks, Bradgate Park, Kilworth House, and Coomb Abbey are all within easy driving distance.
    There are also a host of events nearby such as the national fireworks championships, numerous classic car shows, Crick Boat Show, and many more. Little Lodge is also a stone’s throw from Magna Park, so ideal for when you are working in the area. For more days out ideas, you are within close proximity of Warwick with its famous family-friendly castle, Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, and Royal Leamington Spa. Have a day out shopping at the famous Bull Ring shopping centre in Birmingham city centre within 40 miles. The cities and towns of Leicester, Rugby, Coventry, and Northampton are also within easy reach.
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    £106
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  • Rainbow Cottage, LeicestershireInstant Book Overlay Image
    What a beautiful cottage to stay for your next break in Central England. Rumoured to be one of the most photographed properties in this quaint traditional market town, you’ll enjoy both admiring it and being lucky enough to stay in it. Rainbow Cottage is a 17th century Grade II listed property complete with many traditional features which gives it fantastic character including exposed beams, low ceilings and doorways and a beautiful thatched roof. You’ll also be impressed with the stunning cottage garden which has won multiple awards including the RHS Gold Award in the East Midlands Britain in Bloom. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to cook up a tasty English breakfast or sumptuous lunch, however, why not treat yourself as there are plenty of eateries in the town within a stones throw from the cottage.....you are on holiday after all!
    There are many charming independent shops to peruse set amongst lots of historic buildings including the Dixie School and the attractive cobbled market square. The medieval town of Market Bosworth was made famous by the War of the Roses Battle, which ended in the death of Richard III; the Battlefield Heritage Centre is located a couple of miles away. You can also visit the Battlefield Line Steam Railway running from Shackerstone via Market Bosworth to Shenton in Leicestershire. Market Bosworth Country Park, offers 80 acres of parkland and includes a lake, an arboretum and wildlife ponds. The adventure playground and open space for younger visitors makes this a great family location.
    There are many lovely walks in the area including along the towpaths at the Ashby Canal and Bosworth marina. There is more to do in the surrounding area, including a visit to the National Trust’s Calke Abbey, National Space Centre and Twycross Zoo. If you fancy being more active then skiing is available at the Snow Dome in Tamworth and the National Dive Centre at Stoney Cove is only 9 miles away. You can trip to the indoor and outdoor adventure experiences at Conkers. Visit Hicks Lodge, a great place to walk, cycle and spot some unique wildlife, or enjoy a swim at the outdoor lido swimming pool at Hood Park. If you like Motorsport then Mallory Park is only 5 miles away and Donington Park race circuit is 19 miles away and stages some great racing events, driving experiences and track days. You could also visit the Triumph Visitor experience and factory tour from Britains most Iconic Motorcycle Manufacturer 7 miles away. The Peak District National Park is within easy reach, approximately 40 miles away where you can enjoy the great outdoors and plenty of outdoor activities. Other local towns close by include Loughborough, Coalville, Leicester, Nuneaton, Derby and Tamworth. There is also easy access to East Midlands Airport. Pub and restaurant 120 yards.
    £100
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