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Wooden cabin by river in rural Leicestershire.

Entire cabin hosted by John
5 guestsStudio6 beds2.5 baths

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The Vine Cabin is a hand built snug insulated wooden cabin with woodburner, within sight and sound of the River Wreake where you can use our canoes . Sleeps up to 5 (2 in bunks), basic cooking facilities. Canoe building holidays by arrangement. The built in bunk can take 2 people ( increasing the capacity to 6, but they need to be friendly!!). Please bring sleeping bags for the built in bunk (the other beds have bedding provided)

The space
There is a double bed with a single bunk above, plus a single bed and a further built in bunk ( which can take 2 children) . Both the bunks are close to the ceiling and are accessible only if you are pretty agile. Please bring sleeping bags if you intend to use the built in bunk. There is a woodburning stove, and some firewood is provided. Additional firewood can be purchased at £5 /bag or you are welcome to bring your own ( provided it is dry)
Have a go in our canoes on the river which runs right by the property.
In the summer we offer Canoe Building Holidays by arrangement. ( see Birchcanoes)

Guest access
You will be able to use the canoes on our river. There is also a tree house close to the cabin, with a door at the bottom of the staircase. Please bolt this after use so parents can decide if they want their children to go up there. Children need to be supervised on the river and the tree house especially.
There is a "Futility Room" where you can use the washing machine and large tumble dryer, just leave £2 on each machine if you use it. There is an electric car charging point where we "currently charge" ( no pun intended) £5 for an overnight charge. All our electricity is from green sources ( wind power from the grid, plus 10kW solar array)

Other things to note
If you like basic accommodation in a rural setting, you will love it here.
However, if you are looking for Travelodge or Premier Inn, we are NOT it!!
You are welcome to use our canoes on the river here.
We have an electric vehicle charging point available ( currently £5 for an overnight charge)
The Vine Cabin is a hand built snug insulated wooden cabin with woodburner, within sight and sound of the River Wreake where you can use our canoes . Sleeps up to 5 (2 in bunks), basic cooking facilities. Canoe building holidays by arrangement. The built in bunk can take 2 people ( increasing the capacity to 6, but they need to be friendly!!). Please bring sleeping bags for the built in bunk (the other beds have bedding provided)

The space
There is a double bed with a single bunk above, plus a single bed and a further built in bunk ( which can take 2 children) . Both the bunks are close to the ce…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 single bed, 2 bunk beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Dryer
Washer
Heating
Private entrance
Smoke alarm

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Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Lovely leafy valley, nice pub just a mile down the road in Hoby ( the Blue Bell).
Leicester is a vibrant multicultural city
Melton Mowbray is a traditional market town , famous for Pork Pies and Stilton Cheese, beer, cheese and choc fests etc..

Hosted by John

Joined in July 2013
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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"
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 vis…
During your stay
You can keep yourself to yourself, or you can come and ask us if you need anything, our house is on the same property, just 50 metres from the cabin. I am particularly keen to hear your suggestions about the cabin and things which would make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable. You are always welcome to take a canoe paddling on the quiet river near the cabin.
You can keep yourself to yourself, or you can come and ask us if you need anything, our house is on the same property, just 50 metres from the cabin. I am particularly keen to hea…
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House rules
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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