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    Explore the many cycling and walking routes in the Leicestershire countryside before returning to Waxwing Cottage with its own private hot tub.

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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
    • 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
    • Hot tubs - private
      Hot tubs - private
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Explore the many cycling and walking routes in the Leicestershire countryside before returning to Waxwing Cottage with its own private hot tub. 4 steps to entrance ramp access available 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 kingsize 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 Hot tub for 6 private. \n Both properties Electric central heating electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. 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/105/840/10597780.jpg UKC2000

    Holmes Farm Country Cottages - Waxwing Cottage reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.4 out of 10 – based on 16 reviews

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    out of 10

    If you want a chilled weekend with friends in a large 3 bedroom cottage with hot tub, then this is the place to go. There are some amazing pubs at Foxton and Lubenham which were within a 30 minute walk and very picturesque. The cottage was really spacious and clean throughout and clearly a lot of thought has gone into its renovation. I would definitely recommend this cottage for a 'Get away from it all' break.



    out of 10

    What a fantastic holiday home providing just what we needed. A quiet country spot within easy reach of shops in Market Harborough. The home was perfect for our needs of eating, cooking, chatting and playing games together being open plan. The hot tub was a welcome comfort after our walks. The spacious rooms offered us a good nights sleep. We loved the walk over to Foxton Locks and Foxton village and we were amazed how many eating places were open in early February. The museum was fascinating. Julie the owner popped in a couple of times to check all was well. I would love to come back again and would definitely recommend it.



    out of 10

    We had a good few days here. Waxwing Cottage is lovely but being on a farm in the middle of nowhere you really do need a car to get anywhere. I'm being very pernickety here but when you advertise a place as 5* then you have to make sure it has all the "trimmings". These areas need attention... En-suite to the master suite - no storage, not even a shelf to put anything on, the handwash basin is tiny and we had to try and balance toothbrushes, toothpaste and toiletries on the rim of it - Nowhere to put anything in shower – I had to put shampoo, shower gel etc on the floor and keep bending down every time I needed. I'm an average size person and the shower cubicle is quite small, so this was really inconvenient and after the first time I just used the shower in the main bathroom which was much better Master bedroom - There is no dressing table, chair or decent size mirror - There is no rug or carpet on the floor (both other bedrooms have a decent size rug at the bottom of the bed) - Bed is uncomfortable, thin, hard mattress and it creaks every time you move. Hot tub - More and more places offer a hot tub nowadays, and for us, this was the reason we chose Waxwing so we were a bit disappointed. Yes, it was up to temperature and ready to use when we arrived and stayed clean throughout the few days, so they are obviously good at keeping the chemical balance correct, however, the jets aren’t particularly good. Whether it’s worn out and needs a service I don’t know but it was disappointingly not very bubbly. - 2 of the corners need a padded head rest. We found one – old and mouldy – in a bucket but these both need to be replaced. - When we went out in the mornings (late October) all the chairs and garden table were damp so there was nowhere dry to put them. We suggest some hooks on the side of the house. - When sitting in the tub, the lid completely obscures the view across the fields. I suggest the whole tub is rotated by 90 degrees clockwise, so that the lid is on the right hand side as you look out the back windows, then you can sit in the tub and enjoy the surroundings. - Although towels were provided for the bathroom, there were no towels, robes or slippers provided for use with the hot tub. We book lodges/cottages with hot tubs several times a year and these are becoming more common place now. Main bathroom - There was no handle to aid getting in and out of the shower/bath which is necessary for elderly or infirm. - The grouting around the shower area of the bath was filthy Washing machine - The advertised washing machine isn't in the cottage at all. It's obviously an afterthought, (as the built-in kitchen is beautiful) and is actually situated in the outhouse, and is for use of both cottages. And it's pointless using it as there is nowhere to hang washing outside and no clothes horse for use indoors. The owner made a point of telling us not to hang clothes on the radiators as they are electric (fair enough) but they don't provide an alternative. Welcome pack - There wasn't one! Not even a couple of tea bags and a pint of milk. It's common practice in most high-quality places nowadays to provide supplies to make a hot drink when you arrive - I've even been to places that provide bread, bacon, eggs, local cheese, a bottle of wine – but there was nothing. When you charge high prices for your properties, people expect such things. Despite all of this we did have a good few days. The kitchen is well equipped, there is plenty of crockery, glasses, cutlery and cooking utensils, the oven/hob are good, and there is a decent size fridge freezer and dishwasher. The living area is comfortable, warm and cosy with the log burner (once we’d got it lit!!) and there is plenty of parking outside. The wifi was good and was free. My son brought his Xbox and connected to it easily, and all 4 of us had our phones/ipads/laptops connected and used it with no problem at all. I’ve seen reviews saying you could hear everything from the adjacent cottage, but we didn’t hear anything at all (maybe it was us being loud and drowning them out … oops!!!) We do wish you well with this venture and hope you will take our comments in the way they were intended – constructive criticisms – to make future clients’ stays even better. Thank you.



    out of 10

    We had a wonderful break in the waxwing and the walk toFoxton locks was great



    out of 10

    Great break large cottage quiet place, great hot tub. Disappointed that there was no toilet roll in en-suite and only 1 in main bathroom for 6 people, no teabags or milk and no logs for log burner, says initial logs supplied. Large sun umbrella on web site but none supplied, we did get a bottle of complimentary wine



    out of 10

    Really great cottage and very very helpful owner. We all had the most amazing time. Would definitely recommend a visit to anyone thinking about going.



    out of 10

    Fantastic stay in Waxwing. Spacious cottage and exactly what we needed! Julie the owner was fab - kept the hot tub in order and always on hand if needed. Well-stocked kitchen, spotless cottage with plentiful parking. The setting is so relaxing with beautiful scenery. Foxton locks walkable for a great day out. Highly recommend - couldn’t be better.



    out of 10

    We had a wonderful time at waxwing cottage would recommend it to anyone it was just what we needed



    out of 10

    Great cottage, very clean with helpful owner. Hot tub and wood burner brilliant, in very peaceful surroundings. Good pubs within walking distance, all dog friendly. Fully equipped kitchen and comfortable furnishings. Having control of the central heating temperature would have been appreciated. Highly recommended.



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    Lovely cottage, very spacious, clean and host was very helpful. Loved the hot tub.



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