Where to stay?

Badgers Mount For Web

Are you visiting the Midlands, Leicester or travelling through? Blaby District is the perfect area to break up a journey from North to South, East to West, easily accessible from the M1 and M69. After all it is home to the High Cross Monument debated as being the centre of England, and historically the geographical centre of Roman Britannia! Coming over for an event, party or visiting friends and family locally? Whatever the reason for your visit we sum up the best places to stay:

Before we do, while you are visiting check out all of the interesting small, local and heritage attractions, did you know we have two scenic locations to open water swim, the national diving centre, a restored Victorian Ice House, adventure golf and award-winning gift shops as well as garden centres, picturesque villages, local deli cafes, country pubs, bistro restaurants, a cinema and bowling! Find out more and check your bearings on our Map and Guide

Stoney Cove Swimmers

Charming boutique hotel in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside

If you are looking for heartfelt personal service and a welcoming country house atmosphere all surrounded by picturesque rolling fields Badgers Mount Hotel is the place for you. Try staying in their Field View Apartment for up to four guests, secluded from the rest of the hotel with private terrace and luxury hot tub overlooking uninterrupted views of the rolling countryside. You’ll love the gentle soft pastel colours, super-comfy beds with crisp white lines and luxury ensuite.

There is no need to go elsewhere to eat, the restaurant Oscar’s Bar and Kitchen is everything a country dining experience should be, a hearty selection of seasonal dishes cooked using local ingredients, you can match the wine with a choice from the wine cellar from vintage to favourites. The menu changes with the season, top picks from Summer include pan seared dover sole, confit duck leg and risotto, as well as burgers, steak and small bites. If you are eating earlier in the day why not indulge in their vintage afternoon tea, with a selection of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, cakes and petit fours.

Book online on the Badgers Mount website

Friendly working farmhouse, heated outdoor pool and castle ruins

Castle Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast is located in Kirby Muxloe just four miles from Leicester and home to the historic ruins of Kirby Muxloe Castle. A friendly working farm that has been in the same family for over a hundred years, two spacious ensuite rooms are available for guests to stay.

We recommend a summer stay as mid-May to September you can swim in the heated outdoor pool and eat continental breakfast in the gardens. Take a stroll to the nearby castle ruins with its fascinating history from the time of the War of the Roses.

Book online on the Castle Farmhouse bed and breakfast website

Kirby Muxloe Castle

Real authentic Italian cuisine and stay

Opened in 2002 Cini Restaurant and Hotel prides itself on their philosophy love, care and attention to detail and their people. There are eight comfortable bedrooms, each room with contemporary décor and stylish ensuite. After a restful night’s sleep enjoy a delicious freshly prepared breakfast served in the restaurant.

Be sure to eat your evening meal at the hotel, their menu shifts to reflect the changing seasons and is prepared fresh with hand picked produce. As well as a delicious range of pizza and fresh pasta, there is risotto di mare - sea food, langoustine bisque and a touch of chilli, maialino arrosto – suckling pig and calamaro su melone, menta e pomodorini – calamari on melon, tomato and mint salad.

Find out more on the Cini Restaurant and Hotel website

4 star convenience and comfort

The perfect location for visiting Leicester and the surrounding area, whether you are watching the Tigers or the Foxes in action, here for business or visiting the King Richard III Visitor Centre in the cultural quarter, the Leicester Marriott is ideally located just outside the city and close to the motorway. Even closer to the hotel is one of the UK’s most popular out of town shopping centres, newly redeveloped Fosse Park is perfect for a weekend of retail therapy and dining out. And over the road is a brand-new country park Everards Meadows – home to Everards Beer Hall for beer tasting, brewery tours, breakfast lunch and dinner! From here you can hire a bike and cycle along the canal way into the city, or simply take a walk and enjoy a coffee and cake from local coffee shop – Jennos.

Rooms at the Marriott have all the amenities and comfort you would expect, flat screen TV, workspace, high speed Wi-Fi and coffee maker.  For food you can eat at the signature restaurant – Market Kitchen or soak up the relaxed atmosphere at the end of a long day in the lobby bar.

Book online on the Leicester Marriott website

Marriott Lobby

Location, location, location plus a health club and pool

Close to the Marriott, Fosse Park and Everards Meadows is the Hilton Leicester also benefiting from this great location. Here you’ll find Flavours Restaurant serving hearty favourites and stone-baked pizza, Piacetto for coffee and snacks and the Court Bar for a drink overlooking the patio. You’ll also be able to make use of the LivingWell Health Club – indoor pool and gym.

Book online on the Hilton Leicester website

Pitch up by the lake

The touring site at Stanton Lakes is an adult only, dog friendly site on the edge of Stoney Stanton in the beautiful countryside. Nestled above the banks of the lake, with stunning views and yet only a few miles from the popular Fosse Park, the touring site offers that feeling of peace and tranquillity that everyone needs, once in a while.

The Lakeside Bar with terrace overlooking the lake serves coffee, tea and cakes plus a great range of lagers, wine, cocktails and gin for an evening tipple. Whilst the restaurant brings a taste of the Mediterranean with flavoursome fresh tapas dishes except on Sundays when you can enjoy a traditional roast.

Find out more on the Stanton Lakes website

And that’s not all find more places to stay including well-known chains and pub stays on the Stay page of our website