Are you looking to stay a little longer...?  There are some Bed & Breakfast establishments and hotels well within the reach of the railway:

Burleigh Court (15 minute drive)
Off Ashby Rd (A512)
Loughborough University (West Park)
LE11 3GR 

Set within the grounds of Loughborough University, Burleigh Court is a modern four star hotel, highly acclaimed for its people and service. With free onsite parking, easy access from the M1 motorway and only a 10-minute drive from Loughborough mainline station. From four star luxury suites and executive accommodation to high quality economy lodge rooms, Burleigh Court caters for all your needs. Our restaurant and bar provides a wide variety of cuisine choices: made with locally-sourced produce, our seasonal and à la carte dishes will satisfy any palate. Guests can enjoy our spa facilities with a well-equipped gym, swimming pool, whirlpool spa, steam room, and sauna.


The Cedars Hotel
Cedar Road
LE11 2AB
01509 232303

With bedrooms overlooking the Great central railway tracks and steam trains passing by their beautiful gardens (picture shown was taken from the hotel),  The Cedars Hotel is the perfect place to stay for your visit with Loughborough’s mainline station less than one mile away. They offer 36 well-appointed, en suite bedrooms and have an excellent restaurant for breakfast and dinner as well as a comfortable lounge bar to relax in in the evenings. You will find free parking, efficient, friendly service, and very competitive rates to complete the package.



Holywell House (within walking distance from Loughborough Central Station)
68a Leicester Rd
LE11 2AG
01509 731 894
A guest house with spacious rooms of distinction and fabulous décor.  The owners have a wealth of knowledge about the railway.
Facilities:  Free Wi-Fi, free parking, electric car charging, hospitality tray.  Superior rooms available

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The Link Hotel (15 minute drive)
New Ashby Road
LE11 4EX


The Link Hotel is conveniently located 1/2 a mile from junction 23 of the M1 motorway and provides an ideal base for exploring the area. The contemporary three-star hotel offers 94 comfortable, air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms, including family rooms and suites as well as lounge, bar and dining facilities. With free Wi-Fi and car parking, the hotel provides excellent value whilst offering a high standard of comfort and relaxation.


Old Hathern Station (15 minute drive)
Rempstone Road
Normanton on Soar
LE12 5EH
01509 646463
Facilities: Free WiFi, TV, Beverage Tray, Hairdryer, Ironing Facilities, Free Car Parking
lovingly restored Victorian railway station, but with all the modern facilities you would expect.  The owners are p
assionate about all things nostalgic which is reflected in their collections from classic cars to china jugs!  A professional, friendly service is guaranteed with freshly cooked breakfasts including eggs from their own hens and preserves from the garden.

The Old Hathern Station Guest House


The Ramada Loughborough (A 10 minute walk or 3 minute drive)
22 High Street
LE11 2QL

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The Ramada Loughborough is conveniently located in the heart of Loughborough. 3 minutes from the Great Central railway, 10 minutes from Junction 23 off the M1 Motorway, and walking distance to Loughborough University and Loughborough Train Station.
The hotel caters for all travellers thanks to its location and facilities such as free WIFI, on site parking, free gym access and 24 hour reception.
Book direct quoting "GCR" by phone or email and receive 10% off the best available rate.


Sykes Holiday Cottages
Nanhill Drive
Woodhouse Eaves
LE12 8TL (10 min drive from M1)

Telephone: 01244356695


A lovely selection of hand-picked properties in Leicestershire and beyond. Choose from charming town houses, stylish apartments, cosy rural cottages and everything in between. Many of the properties are pet-friendly, meaning the whole family can enjoy an unforgettable holiday. Sykes Cottages regularly have great special offers, off-season reductions and last minute deals and with more properties added to the website every day, your perfect place awaits.

We have a great selection of cottages in Leicestershire and across the surrounding area. With cottages to suit everyone’s needs, from large homes to dog-friendly properties, you’re bound to find the right one for you in our collection. Head over to our website and take a look for yourself!


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