Log cabin by river Leicestershire. River Cabin
Ospitato da John
John è l'host.
6 ospiti
2 camere da letto
7 letti
1 bagno
6 ospiti
2 camere da letto
7 letti
1 bagno
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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.


Ideal for a family looking for a totally unique break. 90% of the cabin is recycled/upcycled/reclaimed materials. There is a sitting area with wood burning stove and kitchen area downstairs, ( we have just added a home made double bed downstairs, which has bedding provided), and a sleeping loft upstairs, supplied with a variety of mattresses and pillows which you can move around to suit your family. Bedding is NOT normally provided ( except for the downstairs double bed) so bring your own sleeping bags.
There is electricity to the cabin, but the toilet is "off grid". ( composting toilet plus camper-van style cassette toilet).
For less hardy souls, there is a warm toilet and shower room available 2 minutes walk from the cabin.
Basic cooking facilities: fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, bread maker and Halogen oven.
Baby High Chair available. Child safety gate on the stairs ( which are rather steep).

Use of the birchcanoes canoe on the river here
Fishing from the landing stage
Laundry room ( £1 per load for washing, same for drying)
Camp fire spot near the cabin
Learn to milk a goat ( free, in season)
You might want to learn to make a paddle using traditional methods and tools ( extra charge applies)
You might even want to build a birchcanoes canoe with us ( in which case, your accommodation fees will be refunded, as that is included in the cost of canoe building)

There is a pool table, darts board and workshop space on site

We live on site, but can leave you entirely to your own devices, you can come and go as you please. If you need anything, do come and ask us.

Pretty river valley dotted with lovely old villages.
Lovely thatched pub serving great meals just 1 mile down the lane in the village of Hoby.
We are situated right in the countryside, with no neighbours, nice and secluded.
We have a field where you can play Badminton etc, and goats who will appreciate any crusts, there are kingfishers and otters in the garden.

The 5a bus runs between Melton Mowbray and Leicester every 20 minutes throughout the day and early evening. The bus stop is 500 metres away.

We run birchcanoes canoe building holidays here, you are welcome to see the process and try our canoes on the river here.
The cabin has a large sleeping platform with mattresses (bring your own sleeping bags) and a single bed downstairs, for which bedding is provided. So plenty of space to sleep.

Accesso ospiti

You are welcome to use our canoes on the river here. We have bicyles including a tandem which you may with to borrow during your stay.There is an ELECTRIC CAR RECHARGING POINT available.
You are also welcome to have a camp fire ( I can show you where you can forage for sticks)
There is a big open grass area where you are welcome to play ball games etc.

Interazione con gli ospiti

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, explain what there is to see locally etc. My wife has prepared a big folder with local information in it.

Altre cose da evidenziare

The railway still runs by the property, you will certainly hear the trains..
The toilet and shower room is spartan, but there is another toilet and shower room 100 metres away which does have heating and ample hot water.
There is a "Futility Room" with washing machine and tumble dryer. Just leave £1 if you use either machine. The door is always unlocked.


Ospiti extra nessun costo aggiuntivo
Sconto settimanale: 29%
Prezzo per il weekend 92 € / notte
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Regole della casa
Non è consentito fumare

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.


Dispositivi di sicurezza
Rilevatore di fumo
Rilevatore di monossido di carbonio

soggiorno minimo 2 notti

90 Recensioni

Profilo utente di Roberto
Agosto 2015
Cosy and fantastic place to stay to enjoy nature. I felt really comfortable and I enjoyed the friendship of John.. good man always smiling. Thank you so much.

Profilo utente di Rachel
Ottobre 2017
John's lodge is amazing. Close to our family in Melton, but far enough away that we weren't under their feet. It's picturesque, peaceful, warm and welcoming, with the added touch of John providing a few things for our arrival. John additionally accepted us to bring our dogs onsite, making our travel worries considerably less. The facilities onsite were great, including the kitchen being stocked with various devices allowing us to comfortably cook for 5 adults without hassle. If you are using sat nav, please look for Birchcanoes, otherwise Airbnb's directions will lead you down a single track road, and make you go in circles. Although John will happily help you over the telephone if you're lost. I will be staying here again, without a doubt, and we have all agreed that we wish we could have stayed longer, as it was such a comfortable stay.
Profilo utente di John
Risposta di John:
Thank you for your lovely warm review, we are certainly thinking about you during this difficult and sad time, and look forward to welcoming you here again soon. Best wishes John and Carole
Ottobre 2017

Profilo utente di TeAra
Ottobre 2017
We arrived very late one evening after quite a journey but this was not problem to John and we were welcomed with coffee milk bread and biscuits and best of all the fire was burning brightly It is a very rustic peaceful spot and once ones adjusted to having to walk to find wifi and cellular it's just fine John is a super friendly host and we were lucky enough to be there when one of the new canoes were being launched The canoes are great fun!! The mezzanine is small children only , super young lace for a family holiday

Profilo utente di Freya
Settembre 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

Profilo utente di Jenny
Luglio 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.

Profilo utente di Melissa
Giugno 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.

Profilo utente di Tina
Giugno 2017
The cutest cabin ever. Nothing to much trouble, wonderful hosts. Great communication.

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Melton Mowbray, Regno UnitoMembro dal Luglio 2013
Profilo utente di John

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"

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