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Spacious Country Home in an Unspoilt Village Surrounded by Countryside & Canals

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House in Gumley, Nr. Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England - Peaceful Location Perfect for Families and Walkers Who Want to Enjoy the Fresh Air

The Gables is set in a dainty English village in the rolling hills of Leicestershire. The house was built in the 1800s and has retained it's character over the years. It is unusually spacious and decorated to tastefully suit its era. The village doesn't even have street lights, and is a wonderful antidote to busy city life. The house has recently had extensive work done to it to bring it up to high standard.

Madeleine Reeve
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2017

About Madeleine Reeve

Our family lived in The Gables for nearly 10 years before having to return to New Zealand. We adored living in this beautiful part of the country and have many treasured memories in Gumley. We want to share this gorgeous village with those travelling to England and people who just want a break from busy life.

Madeleine Reeve purchased this house in 2006

Why Madeleine Reeve chose Leicestershire

We bought this house after we fell in love with the village and it's surroundings. There are so many things to enjoy here. Our neighbours are very friendly and the village has a great community feel. To walk out the front door and begin your walk in the beautiful countryside is always amazing.

What makes this house unique

We are very close to the village church which dates back to the early 12th century. We have a local pub which you can walk to or you can walk to the Foxton Locks pub across the fields. You can also hire a canal boat at Foxton Locks to view some of the other villages close by.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Harborough in Heart of England

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Main bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Large with free standing bath
    Toilet on the ground floor - Toilet
    Ensuite to bedroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Ensuite to bedroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , with ensuite, sofa and walk in wardrobe
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 double OR 2 singles. With ensuite and door onto balcony
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Bedrooms are all spacious.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes on accommodation: Pets can be considered Outside: Courtyard style garden split over four levels, including a balcony off bedroom 2. There are 2 tables outside with chairs, to enjoy the summer days, south facing garden, so very sunny. All completely fenced and private. Utility Room: Bosch Washing machine, dryer and ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned after each stay, but it is appreciated if the guests can leave is as they found it Bed Linen all included, towels available on request for an extra charge


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


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  • 5 of 5

When arriving, the cottage was sparkling clean, tidy and spacious. The Gables is a fab retreat with spacious rooms and a great place to entertain, fab setting and close to a great pub with homemade food. We are looking to come back later in the year. Would highly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place to stay with friends

  • 5 of 5

There were 7 of us coming together for the weekend to celebrate a wedding, and we were so glad we used The Gables as our base. One of our party came from Canada so it was lovely to show her a traditional English village!

There's loads of room for everyone in the house - the dining room, sitting room and main bathroom were all highlights!

The photos don't do it justice, it was fab and better than I thought it would be.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A place to come home to.

  • 5 of 5

We used this wonderful place as our base to visit our new twin grandchildren in Leicester. It became much more than a base, it was home. The rest of the family came to stay, the dogs too, and we all had such truly comfortable fun that we found it hard to leave. A quote from our grandson'What a superb place to play hide and seek.' Gumley is now on our list of favourite places, beware,we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very Spacious Property in Beautiful Countryside

  • 4 of 5

We have just returned from the Gables spending New Year with a group of friends. The icing on the cake was the giant Christmas Tree in the Lounge. This is an extremely spacious house with plenty of room for 4 couples. The surrounding country side is beautiful and a walk across the fields to Foxton Locks is well worth a visit with a beautiful pub at the bottom of the locks. The village has just one pub The Bell which I would highly recommend for Sunday Lunch.

Madeleine the owner of the property is extremely helpful.

This property is one of the most well equipped I have visited.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Gables is a lovely house, in a superb location. We had a fantastic Christmas there this year, 4 generations under the one roof and the house was big enough for us all to have space when we needed it. It is very well appointed and equipped and nothing was too much trouble for Madeleine. We hope to come back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Stunning House in a Gorgeous Location

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing! The photo's do not do it justice, it is spacious, beautiful and has bags of character. The first floor bedrooms are very spacious and the en-suites are beautiful, as is the main bathroom. The second floor bedrooms are smaller but quirky with slanted ceilings and great views. The ground floor is brilliant, the lounge is like something out of a period drama and at the back of the house is a modern kitchen and dining room and a chill-out area which looks out of the patio doors. The outside area is excellent, it's large, full of character and is on 3 levels leading up to the balcony of one of the bedrooms on the first floor. Myself and 7 friends stayed here for a weekend and it is a very social house, we had a great time together in it. It was close enough to Leicester Racecourse to get a minibus there and back for just £8 each and when the racing was finished we were eager to get back to the Gables. The village is lovely and quiet, and the local pub is very nice with friendly staff and great beer garden. I would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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1 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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