3 bedroom rural village home AND/OR beautiful 58ft Canal Boat.

3 bedroom rural village home AND/OR beautiful 58ft Canal Boat.

Bill and Janet

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
2 Bathrooms

About our home

HOME and / or CANAL BOAT - you choose!

OUR HOME. Our beautiful 17th Century period 3 bedroom home sits in a secure courtyard setting and features a lovely conservatory / sun room with underfloor heating. Our village is the heart of Leicestershire farming countryside and yet only 1 hour from London by train, half an hour from the bustling city of Leicester with its theatres, restaurants and new shopping malls, and 10 minutes from the historic market town of Market Harborough. For trampers/hikers, there are many walks on ancient public footpaths through the surrounding countryside and you are only 90 minutes' drive from the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District. We are right at the Heart of England with good access to the whole country. We include use of our car, which is essential for access to local towns and services.

CANAL BOAT: Our boat is moored locally and we can normally collect you and take you straight to it. We can spend a day or so with you on the boat if you wish, to familiarise you with its operation and how to navigate the canal system and operate the canal locks before you set off on your peaceful and relaxing cruise for the unique view of the English countryside, pubs and towns seen from the water. We'll collect you from the boat after your time aboard.


More about us

  1. We are a semi retired couple, Bill and Janet, age 60s, fit and active. We love walking, camping, boating and, being outdoors and meeting new people.

  2. Janet teaches Yoga, Bill is a retired livestock contractor, now Scuba Diving instructor and musician.

  3. We do home exchanges each year to visit our 2 daughters who live in New Zealand and South Africa. We looking for a home OR a camper van to exchange for our home OR our canal boat.

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
All the big names in Leicester City - too many to mention!
Cool bars
Locally in Market Harborough, great coffee houses, local pubs and restaurants.
Cozy cafés
Loads in Market Harborough - Italian, locally owned as well as Costa etc.
Retail therapy
Everything you'll need in Market Harborough, but go to Leicester for the ultimate Mall experience at the new Highcross Centre.
Bit of culture
The Curve Theatre, Leicester. The Derngate theatre at Northampton - both 40 minutes' drive. Harborough Theatre is excellent, only 10 minutes away.
Walks in the park
Miles and miles of beautiful walks with stunning views on the extensive Public Footpath network right from our village!
Spot of exercise
See 'walks' above!
Day tripping
Foxton Locks (20 mins drive). Leicester Space Museum (45 mins drive). Loads of other attractions.

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