Firtree Cottage

“Situated on the historic Harpur Crewe Estate the former ancestral seat at Calke Abbey” - VisitEngland Assessor


Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire

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Firtree Cottage is a beautiful four-bedroom cottage situated on the historic Harpur Crewe Estate in the tranquil village of Smisby, just one and a half miles from Ashby-de-la Zouch. There are four bedrooms (two twin rooms, one king, one super-king), two shower rooms, one bathroom, sitting room with wood-burning stove, a kitchen/diner with Belfast sink, range cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer. There’s also a smart TV, stereo, WiFi, cot and highchair. Bed linen and towels are provided. Off-road parking.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

4 Star Self-Catering
Gold Award

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Firtree Cottage
Chapel Street, Smisby, ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH, Leicestershire, LE65 2TJ


  • Total units: 1
  • Maximum occupancy: 8
  • Private garden
  • Washing machine
  • Sky or freeview
  • Linens provided
  • Internet
  • Fireplace or wood burning stove
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Changeover day: Friday

About the area

Discover Leicestershire

Leicestershire is divided between the large country estates of its eastern side and the industrial towns of the East Midlands to its west. Coal mining was an important part of the county’s industrial development in the 19th and 20th centuries. This is reflected in its heritage, including a reclaimed mine near Coalville, now divided between a nature reserve and Snibston Discovery Park, where families can learn about the mining industry. Meanwhile, agricultural areas are concentrated around the pleasant market towns of Market Harborough and Market Bosworth.

The county’s administrative centre is the city of Leicester, and other major towns are Loughborough, which includes bell-founding among its many industries, and Melton Mowbray, home of Stilton cheese and a particularly English item, the pork pie. One shop in Leicester has been specialising in this meaty delicacy since 1851. Northeast of Melton Mowbray is the lovely Vale of Belvoir, beneath which are large deposits of coal.

Charnwood Forest, with fewer trees than one would expect, provides a wild and rugged landscape conveniently situated for escape from the city. It lies to the northwest of Leicester extending to Loughborough and Coalville, with some interruptions.

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