Visitors to Leicester and Leicestershire can escape the ordinary in one of the country’s most luxurious destinations – whether it’s unique entertainment, a high-class overnight stay or elegant food and drink, the city and county offer indulgent accommodation and extravagant experiences for the ultimate luxury getaway.

Opera in the countryside

Located on the magnificent Nevill Holt estate, Nevill Holt Opera is the UK’s most uniquely intimate opera house, showcasing award-winning opera and music. With spectacular panoramic views, award-winning gardens, gourmet dining options and an exceptional collection of sculpture, this world class venue offers an extravagant sensory experience completely out of the ordinary.

Steam in style on the Great Central

Discover a hint of the glamour of yesteryear at the Great Central Railway, where visitors can enjoy a first class dining experience in a Pullman carriage whilst making stately progress through the Leicestershire countryside by steam train.  Formal evening dining, luncheon or afternoon teas can be enjoyed in carriages that hark back to the golden age of the railways.   

Sample the best English wines

Savour some of the finest English wine at Rothley Wine Estate, a lovingly maintained two-acre vineyard. Visitors can learn about the winemaking process, before enjoying an intimate tasting session on the jetty, while taking in the tranquil setting of the vineyard, with larger groups (up to eight people) able to be accommodated in the conservatory tasting room.

Enjoy an e-bike holiday

Or explore the beautiful Leicestershire countryside and National Forest with a luxury E-Bike cycling holiday. Enjoy a curated selection of some of the finest experiences the area has to offer as you tour the local surroundings, then spend the night in a hand-picked boutique B&B, luxury hotel, fine country home or cosy, comfortable country inn.

Cruise on a luxury narrowboat

For a unique combination of both seclusion and adventure, stay aboard a five star self-cruise boat with Boutique Narrowboats. Meander the county’s waterways, through stunning countryside and woodland, savouring glimpses of pastoral agriculture beyond, before bedding down in your luxury canal boat. With magnificent beds, rainfall showers, modern tech and unique interiors, a boutique narrow boat is the perfect way to experience our beautiful waterways.

Settle down and relax at the spa

Wanting to unwind? Switch off and recharge at Ragdale Hall Spa, an award-winning retreat. Experience first-class facilities, indulgent tailored treatments, fine food and most importantly, total relaxation. Calming days should be followed by long, peaceful nights – visitors wanting to get away from it all can stay a little longer with a blissful multi-night break.

Luxury shopping at Belvoir Castle

A luxury shopping experience awaits at the Engine Yard – home to several boutique brands, shop designer fashion and accessories, luxury beauty, fine jewellery, artisan food, exclusive homewares and more. Located the heart of the Vale of Belvoir, the Engine Yard is the ultimate destination for an unforgettable day out.

Food with Michelin starred quality

We know how to do fine dining too! Experience exquisite farm to table dishes at John’s House – the county’s fabulous Michelin starred restaurant which uses homegrown produce and locally sourced ingredients. Join the Captain’s Table at The Lighthouse in Kibworth for a one of a kind dining experience, or head to Barnacles Restaurant and Bar Bistro for quality seafood in an enchanting setting.

Ascoughs in Market Harborough is renowned for its contemporary dishes and experimental flavour combinations that stretch the imagination, while NineB is an independent, artisanal bar and restaurant serving creative and vibrant plates. The Stag and Hounds near Melton Mowbray offers a simpler style of cooking which has seen it awarded with a MICHELIN Bib Gourmand Award, and located on the ground floor of Flannels, Café Clo is a chic brunch spot with a globally inspired menu of nibbles, small plates, eclectic mix of classic mains and signature cocktails.

Cocktails with a touch of class

When it comes to classy cocktail bars, Leicester punches above its weight with some of the best shakers and stirrers in town. 33 Cank Street is Leicester’s first table service cocktail bar, serving up the biggest selection of classic cocktails in the Midlands, alongside an ever-changing collection of eccentric in-house creations.

Home of the ultimate Gin & Tonic, 45 West Bottle Shop & Bar serves up the finest selection of gin, while The Gadabout is a quirky spot serving premium cocktails inspired by every corner of the globe.

Book your Staycation right here on our site

If you want to extend your stay, Leicester and Leicestershire boast an abundance of exquisite accommodation options for luxury staycations, and you can check availability and book right here on our website.

Stapleford Park is one of England’s finest country estates – the building itself is steeped in history stretching back to the 15th century, and the surrounding gardens designed by Capability Brown are highly regarded as some of the best in the country. Guests can enjoy understated luxury in one of the grand suites, dreamy bedrooms, or quaint cottages. With exclusive wellness facilities and delectable dining options, Stapleford offers the ultimate indulgent overnight experience.

Set in the rolling Leicestershire countryside, Kilworth House Hotel is the epitome of 19th century elegance, with idyllic rooms, and the finest dining options for a truly memorable escape. Discover 38 acres of relaxing, Victorian-era estate, enjoy divine gastronomy in two distinct restaurants or take in a show at the exquisite woodland theatre. And when it’s time to turn in, guests can retire to the style and comfort of one of the 44 resplendent bedrooms, with delightful vistas over the landscaped grounds and countryside beyond.

City centre accommodation

Hidden away in the heart of medieval Leicester, St Martins Lodge is the essence of luxury. Blending beautifully into the city’s historic quarter, with its captivating views of the Cathedral, this enchanting building exudes charm and character, with 28 sumptuous rooms individually styled to fit around the lodge’s ancient architecture. Complete with free-standing bathtubs, original fireplaces, and flawless décor, this unique accommodation is the ideal overnight retreat.

Relax in elegance at The City Rooms, a gorgeous Grade I listed Georgian venue synonymous with unassuming luxury. Tucked away in the city centre, the location is impossible to beat, and the charming boutique suites offer a luxurious escape from the hustle and bustle of the streets below.

Located in one of the region’s most Iconic building, The Gresham Aparthotel offers a luxury stay in the heart of Leicester, making it the perfect base from which to explore the city. Guests can bed down in one of the trendy studio apartments or impressive sky rooms, take advantage of the state of the art fitness suite, and dine in the stylish setting of Black Iron Social, the contemporary on-site restaurant and bar serving up breakfast, brunch, bar snacks and dinner alongside a selection of handpicked wines, drinks and cocktails.

Situated amid 168 acres of leafy parkland, Winstanley House provides a country setting in a city location. This stunning Grade I listed Georgian property offers 19 elegant bedrooms that provide everything you need, with that little bit more, making it the perfect setting for a night of luxury.




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