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The Old Sweet Shop

Scalford, Leicestershire (Ref. 973652)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Hawes

    “Wonderful cottage, you literally only need to take clothes, food and drinks because everything else is provided, we only needed to take t towels, dishwasher tablets and wash tablets for the washing machine, it is exactly opposite a pub, the Kings Head, which at the moment due to Covid and outside eating and drinking can be a bit noisy but it didn't bother us, the owner Michael is very helpful and because we had 2 vehicles he let us park one of them in his car park, every night we had take away drinks, because we had a 16 month old with us who likes to go to bed early, the food looked amazing, we didn't eat there due to dietary problems, Coeliac & dairy free and they arent guaranteeing they can do dietary food, which is completely acceptable, we drove to Tesco which is 10 minutes away and bought our own food, there is a 3 drawer freezer & fridge in the cottage, so it was easy to make up some food and freeze it down to get out when needed, easy access to drive to lots of places, Belvoir Castle, Belton House, Rutland waters etc, would highly recommend this cottage and village.”

The property

This heart-warming semi-detached cottage is situated in the village of Scalford in Leicestershire, with a homely interior perfect for you and your loved ones.

Whether you are planning a romantic break or a holiday with the family, this retreat offers a comfortable base to begin your getaway in style.

The kitchen has been modernised with a breakfast bar, ideal for a warm drink in the early hours before heading out on your adventures.

A charming dining room is elevated by a woodburner, tucked away into a characterful fireplace, for a cosy evening.

The lounge is home to an L shape sofa and also benefits from a woodburner which continues your snug night, in a wonderful fashion.

Three bedrooms are available for you to choose from, each complete to a delightful standard with warm coloured wooden flooring and décor.

Close by, a family bathroom is finished with neat fittings containing a bath with a shower over for a classic finish.

Spend some time exploring the village, surrounded by rural farmland and many footpaths where you may discover architectural remnants of a disused railway line among the fields.

Take a stroll around the pretty church, or sit in front of a log fire in the the cosy pub just over the road serving hand raised pies among other delights.

Scalford retains a collection of amenities and embraces a good community spirit.

You will feel right at home.

Oakham is worth a visit, whilst Stamford can be easily accessed for its magnificent Georgian architecture, niche shopping as well as beautiful riverside meadows.

A pleasant cottage, not to be missed.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin upon request), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Dining room with woodburner. Sitting room with woodburner
  • Travel Cot & Highchair
  • Gas central heating with woodburners.Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent.Travel cot and Highchair available
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Roadside parking
  • Access to property through shared courtyard
  • Two dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Small shop and pub 2 mins walk.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

About the location


Grantham 13 miles; Oakham 13 miles.

Scalford is a small village located 4 miles to the north of Melton Mowbray. Melton Mowbray is the Rural Capital of Food hosting a variety of annual food events and festivals. The locality is famous for it’s pork pies and cheeses such as Long Clawson Stilton. The village retains many amenities and has a good community spirit. Facilities include a popular village pub, a preschool which the school has close links with, and a Post Office. The village hall is surrounded by a playing field and hosts many community events and is also used extensively by the school. There is a Methodist Chapel and St Egelwins Church within the community. Both are used by the school for concerts and services throughout the year. Scalford is also equidistant between Leicester and Nottingham, whilst Grantham is a short journey on the A607. Oakham, and Stamford can be easily accessed for its magnificent Georgian architecture, niche shopping as well as beautiful riverside meadows. Days out and activities locally could include: Twinlakes Park – All Action All Weather Family Theme Park only 3 miles away.
Melton Theatre, or Regal Cinema – Melton’s much loved, historic, independent art deco cinema. Leicester’s National Space Centre, Donington Park Motor Racing and various fishing lakes local to Scalford with a choice of many country footpaths ideal for dog walking, right on the doorstep.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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