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Horseshoe Cottage Farm

Welcome to Leicestershire

With miles of walking, cycling and sightseeing routes, Horseshoe Farm Cottage is the perfect base for anyone looking to explore Charnwood Forest and beyond into the National Forest.


Let's explore...

With an incredible array of attractions on our doorstep, here are just a few of our favourites;

With our local knowledge we can suggest an itinerary to suit everybody.


Local Attractions

Time to dine...

Make your stay even more memorable with a meal out at a local eatery. Here are some of our suggestions, all within 7 miles of Horseshoe Cottage Farm. We do recommend that you book a table.

Wheatsheaf - Woodhouse Eaves

The Pear Tree - Woodhouse Eaves

The Griffin Inn - Swithland

Sapori - Anstey

The Bluebell - Rothley

The Blacksmiths Arms - Barrow upon Soar

John's House restaurant (one Michelin star) - Mountsorrell

Local Dining

Grab your boots...

Horseshoe Cottage Farm is an ideal base for walkers, situated opposite a large country park and adjacent to Swithland Woods in The National Forest.


Visit for some great walk ideas.


There are many walks you can take from the site. Charnwood Geopark is also on our doorstep for a Fossil Foray.


You can download maps from the following web pages onto your phone to take with you.

Why not try walking in the National Forest which is now 25+ years old?  See this article in the Guardian for more information.


Cyclists & Walkers

We encourage walkers and cylists to stay at Horseshoe Cottage Farm and provide them with the facilities to enable this including:

  • Secure lockable areas for bikes;

  • Puncture repair kit and pump;

  • Hosing down facilities for bikes and boots;

  • Drying room and sink;

  • Spare trekking poles;

  • Maps with marked routes and places of interest to borrow or copy onto phone;

  • There are numerous cafes,shops, pubs and tea shops dotted along all the routes for you to try;

  • Luxury showers and baths to ease aching limbs;

  • Bicycle repairs and rental locally.(Ask for details)

There are many excellent cycle routes in and around Charnwood Forest.  


As well as literature and maps, our own local knowledge can be used to plot routes to suit every level.

Image by Nicolas Picard
Cyclists & Walkers
Image by Peter Wendt

Loughborough Farmers Markets

Loughborough Farmers market is held every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 10-2.30pm.

The weekly markets are on Thursday and Saturdays. Leicesters covered market is open every day.

Local pop up markets can be found in the local villages which are very handy.


Farmers Markets
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