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The Cart House

Ab Kettleby near Melton Mowbray, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1050035)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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    “The Cart Hou”

    - Mrs Cann, June 2021

The property

Melton Mowbray 3.2 miles.

Resting in the peaceful village of Ab Kettleby, Leicestershire is this wonderfully renovated barn conversion, The Cart House.

This characterful bolthole is a rare find for a couple seeking a base in which to explore this picturesque part of the countryside, with the hustle and bustle of Leicester’s city centre just a short distance away.

The interior enjoys a seamless blend of style and character, with the exposed beams framing the plush furnishings and everything you could possibly need to ensure a great self-catering experience.

Look forward to showing off your culinary skills within the sleek kitchen, where you will find all the mod cons and a contemporary breakfast bar, where a glass of wine can be enjoyed whilst dinner simmers on the hob.

Once dinner is ready, relish in some quality time with your partner as you tuck into your meal and toast to a wonderful holiday in Leicestershire.

Afterwards, relax into the evening by getting cosy on the sofa and flicking on the TV for your evening’s entertainment, or why not use this time to get lost in that book you have been meaning to read?

As the evening draws to a close, make your way up the staircase to the mezzanine-style floor, where the elegant interior design has been continued, and snuggle under the crisp white sheets of the super-king-size bed to catch your rest.

If you do not feel like cooking one evening, a stone’s throw away is The Sugar Loaf pub, which serve a delicious dining menu, or you could travel slightly further afield to Melton Mowbray, home to a selection of pubs, restaurants, takeaways and shops for picking up any snacks and essentials.

Impressively, the town plays host to a number of fantastic food festivals throughout the year, including the Melton Mowbray Food Festival, ChocFest, the UK's PieFest and the largest Artisan Cheese Fair in the country!

Other attractions whilst staying here includes catching a film at the Regal Cinema or a play at the local Melton Theatre, or perhaps delve into the town’s past by visiting the Melton Carnegie Museum.

If you are feeling more active, explore the vast array of walks, which can be enjoyed from the doorstep of the cottage or head to Rutland Water, where you can try your hand at fishing.

A day's afternoon shopping can be had within the city of Leicester, home to the National Space Centre, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery and nearby Bradgate Park, home of Lady Jane Grey.

The Cart House is the perfect spot for that long-awaited getaway with your loved one to discover Leicestershire.


  • One mezzanine-style super-king-size double (zip/link, can be made into twin on request)
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • On-street parking, on first-come-first-served basis
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 0.1 miles

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About the location


Oakham 5 miles, Rutland 5 miles, Leicester 19 miles; Nottingham 20 miles.

The town of Melton Mowbray is set in Leicestershire. Well known for its popular pies, this well-loved town is set just 19 miles from Leicester and 20 miles from Nottingham. With a host of cafes, butchers’, shops and pubs in this delightful town, this is an ideal place for holidaymakers to discover. Pubs such as the Noel Arms with its Gas Dog brewery and the Ann of Cleves, a 14th century pub that was once home to monks, are just two of the pubs that are well worth a visit for enjoying a relaxing drink after exploring this fantastic area. Visitors to the area can also take in a movie at The Regal Cinema, a play at the local Melton Theatre, purchase a few keepsakes from the antiques shops or learn more about the area from the Melton Carnegie Museum. For the more adventurous, why not partake in a game of golf or try your hand at waterskiing or jetskiing, all available in the area? Fly fishing is also available at Rutland Water and Brooksby Equestrian Centre caters for horse enthusiasts. A wonderful town to discover on your holiday.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas