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Midshires Way Campsite & Alpaca Far…
15 reviews
· Loughborough, England
2 acres
15 units
5 Glamping
10 Motorhome/tent
Luxury, en-suite glamping cabins on a quiet, child-free campsite in rural Leicestershire.
The Midshires Way long-distance footpath runs some 230 miles from the Chiltern Hills across the Midlands and the Peak District to Manchester. And somewhere, almost exactly in the middle of the route, there’s a campsite for weary walkers that offers more than just a place to pop a tent. Previously more popular with Camping & Caravanning Club members, this alpaca farm has recently built a handful of superbly crafted glamping cabins that have transformed it from a convenient caravan base to a more luxurious getaway for glampers. Walkers will find it a great stopping point but it’s a holiday destination in its own right too. Set in 17 rural acres, 15 minutes north of the market town of Loughborough, Midshires Way Campsite has five wood cabins in total, with long, triangular roofs that offer an ode to the traditional tent. Inside, there’s a spacious living area with a kitchen space with an L-shaped worktop that also acts as a breakfast bar. There’s underfloor heating, an en-suite shower room and a separate master bedroom. Outside, meanwhile the real nod to camping is the impressive firepit with a heavy rotating grill pan that you can use to cook over the flames. It's the perfect place to sit out and enjoy a late evening BBQ as you make friends with the gregarious alpacas in the neighbouring field. If you’re not just here to ramble the local Leicestershire footpaths there’s a decent stock of lesser-known attractions nearby. The John Taylor & Co bell foundry is a particularly intriguing museum, showcasing the old-fashioned production process of humongous church and town hall bells, while steam aficionados will love the Great Central Railway – both are within a 15 minute drive. It’s a little further to the National Trust’s Calke Abbey or Belvoir Castle too (the latter worthwhile as much for the views as the estate and building itself).
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Hosted by Midshires C.Joined in December 2019
16 Ratings · 15 reviews
Caroline V.doesn't recommend
August 7, 2022
Luxury Glamping Lodge Country Views
Lovely glamping pod
Lovely time had at Midshires, I found the aircraft noise a little distracting but my husband actually enjoyed watching the aircraft go over
Christine C.recommends
August 2, 2022
Luxury Glamping Lodge Country Views
chilled out wkd away
A very chilled out wkd in a cute little cabin. It was perfect for us. The bed was comfy, there was enough privacy between the cabins. Places to order take out close by so we didn't really use the cooking facilities (just for our cooked breakfast in the morning which was really nice). Would defo come back and stay if were it the area again
Kay S.recommends
July 19, 2022
Hard Standing Pitch with Grass Area
The site was great the toilets and shower was very clean. Brendon and Vicky were lovely people.
Neil J.recommends
July 18, 2022
Luxury Glamping Lodge Country Views
Midshires Luxury Glamping Lodges
Excellent lodges on an extremely quiet site. Lodges are ideal for couples on a short break with exceptional toilet and shower facilities. Short walk away from the local town (0.8 of a mile) with some great pubs to choose from.
Mrs M.recommends
July 17, 2022
Luxury Glamping Lodge Country Views
Luxury glamping on every level!!
Absolutely loved this place. The pods were total luxury, with lots of special touches. The breakfast hamper we chose was generous and tasted amazing. Layout of the lodges has been thought through well, giving you an air of privacy. The views are beautiful and the place quiet. Some did mention the planes flying over on previous reviews but you honestly hardly notice any noise and they add to the experience. The villages of both East and West Leake are walkable and have some lovely pubs. Everything about it was ideal and we will be definitely going back. Thank you for such a lovely stay.
Maddison P.recommends
November 8, 2021
Luxury Glamping Lodge Country Views
Had a lovely 2 night stay with my partner, it was very peaceful, pod was really nice and had lots to do within an hour drive. Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back!
From the host
Midshires Way Campsite and Alpaca Farm - The Perfect Place to Relax in Your Caravan, Motorhome, Tent or One of Our New Self Catering Luxury Glamping Lodges. Set in delightful rolling Leicestershire countryside just a stone's throw from the famous Midshires Way Footpath and Bridleway, Midshires Way Campsite is a memorable place to stay in your Caravan, Motorhome, Tent or in one of our new, self catering, luxury Glamping Lodges. Our Campsite is exclusively open to adult guests all year round and, being privately owned and run by ourselves, guests can be assured of an attentive and personal service from our small and dedicated team. As well as a beautiful and peaceful setting, the Campsite has exellent facilities, including fully serviced pitches, private luxury walk-in showers & toilet facilities, wi-fi across the site, laundry facilities, a secure dog exercise area and not forgetting our established Alpaca Farm, which is always a firm favourite with our guests. Our very stylish newly completed Glamping Lodges offer adult guests a luxurious 'camping' experience all year round. Centrally located within the East Midlands and with excellent road networks, Midshires Way Campsite is the perfect destination for a well earned holiday or perhaps a weekend stop-over when visiting family or friends in nearby towns & villages, Loughborough, Nottingham or Sutton Bonnington Universities or the newly opened Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Stanford Hall. Bordering both Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, Midshires Way Campsite offers plenty to do and see both within walking distance and further afield.
Nearby attractions
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.
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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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