Log cabin by river Leicestershire. River Cabin

Entire home/flat

6 guests

2 bedrooms

7 beds
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This cabin has been built mainly from reclaimed/upcycled materials. It overlooks the River Wreake, where there is a canoe that you are welcome to use during your stay. ASK about our bespoke practical and theoretical courses for all ages. We run canoe building holidays here, and between us can offer a wide range of environmental, wood related and literary courses to suit your interests.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 7
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 29%
Weekend Price £80 / night
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House Rules

No smoking permitted anywhere on site except by the river, thank you.
Pets are welcome but must not go on the beds, and must be cleaned up after, thank you.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

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Freya User Profile
September 2017
Most wonderful weekend! John was a caring and gracious host! The cabin was so cosy and warm with the log fire, still amazed John made it himself! So handy and would be a great person to have with you on a desert island! 5* all round perfect weekend

Jenny User Profile
July 2017
My partner and I stayed here with our dogs for three nights and for us it was absolutely perfect. John is a fantastic host, very accommodating, kind and generous. We were met by John when we arrived, he gave us a guided tour of the lodges and surrounding area, which is beautiful. He made sure the fridge was stocked with bread, milk and even cookies. We were made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. You couldn't wish for a better host. I think the best thing about this place is that you can really tell it has been made with love, it is clear that John loves what he does and it's wonderful to see. I must say the space which has been created here is simply wonderful. One of the best places we have found to "get away from it all". We would both highly recommend John's river lodge for anyone wishing to take a break from modern life for a while. We definitely hope to return to the river lodge in the future.

Melissa User Profile
June 2017
Johns log cabin is pure adventure! If you like cosy, you will love this hand crafted cabin set by a lovely river. Photo opportunities abound in this rural, fantastically well managed cabin. John made sure we had bread and milk and everything we needed including fire wood. Would definitely recommend, great for a romantic getaway or a group of friends who want to go back to basics.

Tina User Profile
June 2017
The cutest cabin ever. Nothing to much trouble, wonderful hosts. Great communication.

D User Profile
May 2017
A great place for kids. Even in the pouring rain we had a blast. Canoes a log fire for afterwards and just re-connecting with nature. Bliss.

Julia User Profile
May 2017
Perfect host, perfect location, great canoeing on river, very laid back and chilled weekend. No wifi but this added to the appeal. Would definitely return.

Valentine User Profile
April 2017
Beautiful and peaceful. Canoes were fantastic also.

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Melton Mowbray, United KingdomJoined in July 2013
John User Profile

Hi, we are John and Carole from Brooksby in Leicestershire in the very middle of England. We have 4 children and three grandchildren. We live by a quiet river, and love hosting visitors in our two home built cabins. We first discovered Airbnb has guests in Corfu, and have since been Airbnb guests in Paris, Turin and Hay on Wye.
John runs canoe building holidays here. You may well see canoe building going on during your stay.
"Seize the day" "Follow the evidence wherever it leads" "if you look for a happy person you will find them building a boat"

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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