• About Holmes Farm Country Cottages - Wagtail Cottage

    Wagtail Cottage offers fantastic opportunities to enjoy great family days out and to explore the heritage and museums in the county of Leicestershire.

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      3 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 6 people

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      Yes 2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Ground floor facilities
      Ground floor facilities
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Working farm
      Working farm
    • Fishing nearby
      Fishing nearby
    • Entrance ramp/level access
      Entrance ramp/level access
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Wagtail Cottage offers fantastic opportunities to enjoy great family days out and to explore the heritage and museums in the county of Leicestershire. 4 steps to entrance ramp access on request or level access to rear.\nAll on the \nground floor.\nOpen plan living space \nWith beams.\n\nLiving area \nWith wood burner Freeview TV and DVD player.\n\nDining area\n.\n\nKitchen area \nWith electric oven electric hob microwave fridgefreezer dishwasher washing machine and patio doors leading to courtyard.\n\nBedroom 1 \nWith kingsize bed Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.\n\nBedroom 2 \nWith double bed and Freeview TV.\n\nBedroom 3 \nWith zip and link kingsize bed can be 2ft 6in twin beds on request and Freeview TV.\n\nBathroom \nWith shower over bath toilet and heated towel rail. \n \n Both properties Electric central heating electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Enclosed courtyard with garden furniture and BBQ. Use of owners’ field. 2 dogs welcome to be kept on a lead at all times sheep country. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Set in the Leicestershire countryside on a working farm are these two single-storey barn conversions Wagtail Cottage ref UKC1999 and Waxwing Cottage ref UKC2000 which has a private hot tub to relax in after a day out exploring the countryside. The area is well known for its beautiful scenery and is ideal for walking horse riding and cycling. The quaint village of Lubenham is 1 mile away and has previously won the prestigious Central Village of the Year Award and has a village pub a 12th-century church and village green. The village of Foxton is also only 1 mile away has a shop and is home to the unique waterways landmark of Foxton Locks the famous flight of 10 locks on the Grand Union Canal which are Grade II listed and over 200 years old. Here you can visit the Boiler House which is full of history or take a leisurely boat trip. The market town of Market Harborough is 5 miles away and has many independent shops restaurants bars and cafés to experience and explore. The train from Market Harborough can have you in St Pancras London in an hour. There are many National Trust properties within 20 miles including Lyveden Priest’s House at Easton on the Hill Ulverscroft Nature Reserve and Stoneywell. Oadby home of the fascinating University of Leicester Botanical Gardens is 11 miles and close by from here is Leicester racecourse. Rutland Water with its beach and opportunities for sailing walking and cycling is about a ½-hour drive away. Shop pub and restaurant 1 mile.\nThese properties have an adjoining door and can be booked together to accommodate up to 12 guests but please note this property cannot be used for parties. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/140/840/1402215.jpg UKC1999

    Holmes Farm Country Cottages - Wagtail Cottage reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.3 out of 10 – based on 22 reviews

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    out of 10

    This is without doubt a 5* cottage in a super location (both immediate and the surrounding area) that has only one draw back. It is a semi and there is very little, if any, sound proofing between the two cottages. Luckily we only had neighbours for two nights of our stay but it was very clear that as we could easily listen to their every word without any trouble at all it could be a severe draw back. I appreciate that it would not be a simple task to sound proof the wall but suggest that it needs to be done - we would probably return for further stays but would be put off doing so by the chance of "noisy neighbours". One very minor point - it would be useful to have a file with emergency numbers (doctors, dentists, hospitals etc) as well as location of local shops and good eating places plus information on recycling and bin days..... But as I said at the start very much a 5* cottage. Thank you.



    out of 10

    Having stayed at Wagtail cottage many times,it never disappoints. Perfect for get togethers with family and lovely walks along the canal with the dogs. We will be returning very soon!!



    out of 10

    A lovely place especial if you want to relax.



    out of 10

    Enjoyed a fabulous weekend at Wagtail Cottage. Beautiful cottage set in tranquil surroundings. Julie, the owner, was on hand for any query. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage and would definitely return.



    out of 10

    Absolutely amazing cottage. Owner so helpful and attentive. Always available. Visually and location wise one of my favourite cottages I’ve ever visited. Only slight issue is that it’s such a shame nothing can be done to sound proof the cottages better. The adjoining nature means that sound travels throughout the whole block and you’re at the mercy of the first person awake and the last person to sleep. The location of the tv, on the adjoining wall, means you can hear the programme being watched by your neighbours. Word perfectly. Would be perfect holiday accommodation, if you were hiring both out as one big group.



    out of 10

    We had a lovely time at Wagtail Cottage, quality time with the family. Had to cut our stay a night short as my husband was unwell, but apart from that it was great. Hope to return some time.



    out of 10

    Wagtail Cottage is excellent. Unfortunately our stay was spoilt to an extent by very inconsiderate people in the adjoining cottage who were extremely noisy. Would stay here again though as no problems with the cottage itself.



    out of 10

    Overall lovely, clean and spacious cottage. Could have done with a few hooks in bathroom for towels. 3 adults sharing same bathroom meant not all towels could be hung on radiator and only one hook on door. Would recommend cottage. We were lucky that there was no one next door so very quiet. from other guests comments sometimes noisy neighbours.



    out of 10

    10 of us have just got back from a long weekend away at both cottages it was an amazing weekend everyone loved it. Very clean, hot tub was amazing and could of asked for it to be any different. Thank you!



    out of 10

    Cottage was in a lovely position. Easy to find. Very spacious and comfortable. A few negative niggles; No welcome pack, not even a pint of milk, which is fairly standard now. Garden is not secure. It is a ranch type fence that dogs (and toddlers) could just walk through. No manual explaining eg how to work oven, change radiator temperature, when to put out bins, good local pubs etc. Overall a very pleasant stay and these niggles can be easily remedied.



    out of 10

    We have stayed at Wagtail three times now, absolutely fabulous cottage, love the area lovely walks with the dogs to the locks we will be back later in the year.



    out of 10

    Brilliant. Took both cottages for an early family Christmas. Plenty of room for us all. Dog enjoyed the stay too. Walks from the cottages to Foxton locks.



    out of 10

    We had the best time at Wagtail Cottage! Julie - the owner - greeted us and ensured we had everything we needed for the duration of our stay; she was also always just a text message away if we had any questions at all. Julie was extremely accommodating of our needs and we felt really looked after. The cottage is located in beautiful countryside, far from the road but near to shops and great pubs. Would highly recommend staying here!



    out of 10

    We spent there charming 3days. Julie - the owner of the property was very nice and helpful. Cottage very clean and tastefully, rustic decorated. We will recommend it to everyone.



    out of 10

    Lovely cottage, furniture etc. All great. Wood burner a lovely extra. The only things we’d have suggested as extras would be a hairdryer, milk and a cafetière!! The owner was fab, very kind and helpful, even giving us a jar of jam when we needed it for a cake!!



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