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Log cabin by river Leicestershire. River Cabin

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Log cabin by river Leicestershire. River Cabin

6 guests2 bedrooms7 beds1 bathroom
6 guests
2 bedrooms
7 beds
1 bathroom
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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 and canoe paddle making days here, and between us can offer a wide range of environmental, wood related and literary courses to suit your interests.


Indoor fireplace
Entire place
You’ll have the space to yourself and will only share it with those you’re traveling with.


137 Reviews

Alex User Profile
August 2019
Was a pleasure to stay for a couple nights in August ‘19. John’s cabins are home built and provide a lot of character. Thoughtful ideas for entertainment as well (table tennis, pool, badminton). Brilliant pub about a 15min walk away with quality food. John is very considerate of…
Ian User Profile
August 2019
We came for an escape from the city and John's cabin didn't disappoint. Incredibly helpful and accommodating host, beautifully built cabin, plus the food and pubs in the surrounding area didn't disappoint either! Thoroughly recommend it for a relaxing, slow-paced getaway.
Willis User Profile
July 2019
Quirky, natural, rough, ready, imaginative, pretty, relaxing, surprising, funny. They're the first words that enter my head, but I imagine you'll have your own! Go with an open mind and you'll love it.
Lisa Maria User Profile
Lisa Maria
July 2019
Thankyou once again John, you always ensure we have a fabulous time and are so accommodating! We love staying at birchwood canoes. This was our second stay and it was just as lovely as the first time if not more! This is such a peaceful, tranquil and calming place to stay, John…
Martin User Profile
July 2019
This place is great and in a lovely location. John was very welcoming and friendly. It is what it says - log cabin by the river. Pretty much everything has been recycled and put to great use. Cosy!
Naz User Profile
July 2019
Nice please for family fun. Everyone can have something to enjoy with. Interesting place to try for fun. This was what I wanted!!
Angela User Profile
July 2019
John's place is just the most wonderful escape from busy life. We canoed down the little tranquil river and heard, but didn't spot, the Kingfisher. We met the little fat, blonde-faced hedgehog and the very handsome rooster. We loved the wildflower verges on the walk to the…

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Melton Mowbray, United KingdomJoined in July 2013
John User Profile
469 Reviews
John is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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…
Interaction with guests
We live in the old railway station ( Grade 2 listed building) on the site, and will try and greet you when you arrive. If you need anything during your stay, please do ask, but you will be left to yourselves unless you need anything. However, we are always happy to meet people,…
Languages: English, Français, Deutsch
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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House Rules

  • No smoking
  • Pets are allowed
  • Parties and events are allowed