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Set in the rolling Leicestershire countryside on a 450 acre farm, Village Farm Getaway is Glamping at its best! Village farm Getaway provides tented accommodation in two tents, Coathills and Barleyleas each of which sleeps a maximum of 5 guests.

Welcome to Village Farm Getaway!

Arrival gate at Village Farm Getaway, holidays glamping and luxury camping in East Midlands and Leicestershire

Prior to arrival, we will email you to ask an approximate time of arrival to enable us give you a personal welcome. A short journey through the working farm and down a field stone track to the safari tents is a truly rural introduction to your getaway experience!  You are able to unload within 30 metres of your accommodation enabling you to unpack at your leisure. Access is through a 1 metre gate and across a field (see distances below). Having settled in, we ask for cars to be moved to the designated car park primarily to prevent the nearby cows licking your vehicle!


Barleyleas to gate – 25metres; gate to car park – 75 metres

Coathills to gate – 25 metres; gate to car park – 30 metres

As we are a working farm, and tents are in a half acre enclosed field, ground surfaces are uneven and maybe muddy in places. There is a small enclosed lake within 400 metres of the tent enclosure.



Village Farm GetawayThe tents are approached by two steps (maximum height of 24cm) onto the veranda which runs the length of the 5 metre wide tent. A further small step (4cm) enters the interior which is on one level apart from a small step down onto the rear veranda and shower room.

As the tent is canvas, the doorways are flexible. However the opening from the rear of the tent onto the rear decking and shower room has restricted access. The shower room has a sliding door. The shower is a corner shower, sliding glass doors, movable shower head and shower tray.


Bunk bed at Village Farm Getaway, holidays glamping and luxury camping in East Midlands and LeicestershireThe Double bedroom has unobstructed floor space of 40cm around the bed which accesses the shower room. Access to shower is also available through the adjoining bunk bed room with 130cm unobstructed floor space. Double and bunk beds are of wooden construction with sprung mattresses.


Both tents have the luxury of electric lighting with the added option of candles. Electric lamps in the living area and bedrooms enable cosy reading in bed or curled up on the settee by the log burner.  Decking lights give the perfect environment to watch the sun go down and starry night appear.  The getaway experience is enhanced by no WiFi provision! However, if WiFi is needed, please ask at the farm house. Double socket with 2 USB is available in living area.

Public Transport


The nearest train station to Village Farm Getaway is Syston (5 miles; 12 mins). However, you will often need to change at Leicester (7 miles; 22 mins).  Travelling from London, the journey is considerably quicker to Market Harborough (16 miles; 30 mins).  Murphys Taxi at Market Harborough has 4 passenger cars and an 8 passenger mini bus. phone 01858 410210


The nearest bus stop is at Beeby, (2 miles; 5 mins) with buses to Leicester via Syston and to Melton Mowbray.


Birmingham Airport – 1 hour 4 minutes 56.8 miles

East Midlands – 40 minutes 27.2 miles


Village farm Getaway is positioned in North East Leicester.  Although feeling you are “in the middle of nowhere” Leicester (23 mins) , small town of Syston (12 mins) , market towns of Market Harborough (29 mins) and Melton Mowbray (25 mins) are all in easy reach.  The nearest shop is Co Op at Scraptoft (9 mins) or 24-hour Asda at Thurmaston (10 mins).

Distances to Village Farm Getaway from:
Birmingham: 1 hour 4 minutes 56.8 miles
Bristol: 2 hours 29 minutes 130 miles
Derby: 56 minutes 40.7 miles
Leeds: 2 hours 4 minutes 106 miles
London: 2 hours 22 minutes 115 miles
Manchester: 2 hours 25 minutes 114 miles
Norwich: 2 hours 23 minutes 129 miles
Oxford: 1 hour 44 minutes 95.7 miles

Journey distances and times stated by Google Maps