This cabin has been built mainly from reclaimed/upcycled materials. It overlooks the River Wreake, where there is a canoe that you are welcome to use during your stay. ASK about our bespoke practical and theoretical courses for all ages. We run canoe building holidays here, and between us can offer a wide range of environmental, wood related and literary courses to suit your interests.
Ideal for a family looking for a totally unique break. 90% of the cabin is recycled/upcycled/reclaimed materials. There is a sitting area with wood burning stove and kitchen area downstairs, ( we have just added a home made double bed downstairs, which has bedding provided), and a sleeping loft upstairs, supplied with a variety of mattresses and pillows which you can move around to suit your family. Bedding is NOT normally provided ( except for the downstairs double bed) so bring your own sleeping bags.
There is electricity to the cabin, but the toilet is "off grid". ( composting toilet plus camper-van style cassette toilet).
For less hardy souls, there is a warm toilet and shower room available 2 minutes walk from the cabin.
Basic cooking facilities: fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, bread maker and Halogen oven.
Baby High Chair available. Child safety gate on the stairs ( which are rather steep).
Use of the birchcanoes canoe on the river here
Fishing from the landing stage
Laundry room ( £1 per load for washing, same for drying)
Camp fire spot near the cabin
Learn to milk a goat ( free, in season)
You might want to learn to make a paddle using traditional methods and tools ( extra charge applies)
You might even want to build a birchcanoes canoe with us ( in which case, your accommodation fees will be refunded, as that is included in the cost of canoe building)
There is a pool table, darts board and workshop space on site
We live on site, but can leave you entirely to your own devices, you can come and go as you please. If you need anything, do come and ask us.
Pretty river valley dotted with lovely old villages.
Lovely thatched pub serving great meals just 1 mile down the lane in the village of Hoby.
We are situated right in the countryside, with no neighbours, nice and secluded.
We have a field where you can play Badminton etc, and goats who will appreciate any crusts, there are kingfishers and otters in the garden.
The 5a bus runs between Melton Mowbray and Leicester every 20 minutes throughout the day and early evening. The bus stop is 500 metres away.
We run birchcanoes canoe building holidays here, you are welcome to see the process and try our canoes on the river here.
The cabin has a large sleeping platform with mattresses (bring your own sleeping bags) and a single bed downstairs, for which bedding is provided. So plenty of space to sleep.
Servicios y zonas comunes
You are welcome to use our canoes on the river here. We have bicyles including a tandem which you may with to borrow during your stay.There is an ELECTRIC CAR RECHARGING POINT available.
You are also welcome to have a camp fire ( I can show you where you can forage for sticks)
There is a big open grass area where you are welcome to play ball games etc.
Atención a los huéspedes
We live in the old railway station ( Grade 2 listed building) on the site, and will try and greet you when you arrive. If you need anything during your stay, please do ask, but you will be left to yourselves unless you need anything. However, we are always happy to meet people, explain what there is to see locally etc. My wife has prepared a big folder with local information in it.
Otros aspectos destacables
The railway still runs by the property, you will certainly hear the trains..
The toilet and shower room is spartan, but there is another toilet and shower room 100 metres away which does have heating and ample hot water.
There is a "Futility Room" with washing machine and tumble dryer. Just leave £1 if you use either machine. The door is always unlocked.
No smoking permitted anywhere on site except by the river, thank you.
Pets are welcome but must not go on the beds, and must be cleaned up after, thank you.
Hi, we are John and Carole from Brooksby in Leicestershire in the very middle of England. We have 4 children and three grandchildren. We live by a quiet river, and love hosting visitors in our two home built cabins. We first discovered Airbnb has guests in Corfu, and have since been Airbnb guests in Paris, Turin and Hay on Wye.
John runs canoe building holidays here. You may well see canoe building going on during your stay.
"Seize the day" "Follow the evidence wherever it leads" "if you look for a happy person you will find them building a boat"