Glamping cabin in rural Leicestershire
- Carefully designed, well-equipped space that includes underfloor heating
- Fully-fitted kitchen and en-suite shower room
- Fixed double bed, with bed linen and towels included
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Features & Facilities
Glamping lodges sleep up to four people (towels and linen included), with two in the bedroom's fitted double bed and room for a further two in the lunge area (corner sofa/double sofa bed). Lodges are fully en-suite and feature a fitted kitchen, dining area and under-floor heating. Caravan and camping pitches are fully serviced and have access to an under-floor-heated washblock with two suites (basin, toilet, walk-in shower). WiFi across the site. Laundry facilities. Secure dog exercise area.
As the name suggests, the campsite is beside the Midshires Way long distance walking trail (some 230 miles in length) and forms a popular stopping point for ramblers along the route. Since it takes 10–15 minutes to walk into East Leake, walkers are well served for amenities too – there’s a CoOp supermarket, a range of cafés and eateries and takeaways that deliver to the campsite. There’s also a decent leisure centre (01509 852956) for rainy days, with a pool, badminton, tennis, a gym and more. Elsewhere, it’s a 15-minute drive into the market town of Loughborough (market days are Thursday and Saturday), where you can take tours of Taylor's Foundry (01509 212241), an impressive museum displaying bells dating back to 1785, or ride aboard steam trains on the Great Central Railway (01509 632323). It’s 25 minutes into the centre of Nottingham and 30 minutes or so into Leicester, where the National Space Centre (0116 261 0261) is a particularly time-consuming rainy day activity.
Food & Drink
There are four pubs within walking distance in East Leake, The Round Robin (0115 778 8168), which has its own micro brewery, being our pick of the bunch, as well as The Star Inn (01509 856480), a country pub in the opposite direction (25-minute walk). For better choices, however, it is worth the 15-minute drive into Loughborough.
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Glamping lodge stay
Leave the M1 at Junction 24, taking the A453 towards Nottingham. Exit the A453 just after the power station (signed West Leake) and follow the road to a T junction in West Leake. Turn left towards East Leake. The campsite is on right after one mile.
From Loughborough: Take the A6 north towards Kegworth. Turn right onto the A6006 (signed to Melton). Follow for two miles, then turn left at the signpost for West Leake (Trowell Lane). After a mile, turn right (signed for West Leake) just before The Star pub.The campsite is a mile and a half down the road on the right.
From the A6006 Rempstone Cross Roads: Follow the A6006 west, past the Defence National Rehabilitation Centre, taking the next right onto Loughborough Road towards East Leake. At the cross roads, turn left onto Rempstone Road. Half a mile later, take the first right onto Kirk Ley Road. Go straight over the roundabout on to Main Street. Turn left onto Station Road/West Leake Road opposite The Three Horse Shoes Pub. The campsite is on the left just as you leave the village.
It's a 15-minute walk to the bus stop in East Leake, where buses run to Loughborough and Nottingham every 30min. The nearest train stations are in Loughborough (five miles) or East Midlands Parkway (six miles).