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.
House in Gumley, Nr. Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England - Peaceful Location Perfect for Families and Walkers Who Want to Enjoy the Fresh Air
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Feb 2019
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 Harborough
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.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Lovely place in a great location.
Beautiful property in a quiet location!
Enjoyed a week here with my family. The house is well equipped with plenty of room! I wished we had a cold night whilst there as the fireplaces with the log burners looked inviting! The nearby Foxton Locks is a must, just a short walk across the fields.
Lovely house in a quiet village.
House looked a bit scruffy on the outside but inside was clean, and very nice. The bathrooms were superb, beds comfortable and plenty of room generally. The kitchen was well equipped. Good pub just down the road.
Comfortable,spacious and homely
We rented this wonderful homely house as a base for our family as our son married locally and it couldn't have suited us better! Very clean and comfortable-great beds/linens all fresh and welcoming! LOTS of space/bathrooms and very well equipped kitchen! Local pub- the Bell- was super- vey welcoming staff-GREAT food and wine!
Host Madeleine- lovely, very helpful and prompt communication.Really hope to return!
Very clean. Easy to work with owner. Nice location. Beautiful village
girls catch up
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.
Special interest holidays:
Great for walks, cycling, horse-riding. Gumley is part of the Fernie Hunt area, with regular hunts every weekend in the winter.
Famous Foxton locks are within walking distance across the fields, enjoy the lovely pub there or hire a cancel boat for the day to enjoy the local canals.
Large selection of walking tracks right outside the front door. Enjoy walking to other villages and try out their local pubs. Saddington reservoir is a 10 minutes walk for those who like fishing or walk another 10 minutes to their local pub.
25 mins to Rutland Water for cycling or walking, with beautiful villages en-route, Uppingham and Oakham that have lovely antiques shops and beautiful old buildings.
Warwick Castle is 50 min drive away and Stratford-Upon Avon 55 min drive away.
Easy links via M1 motorway
1 hour train from London St Pancras International and Eurostar with trains leaving every 30 minutes.
10 minutes drive to the closest town of Market Harborough which has the train station.
Luton Airport is 40 minutes train journey from Market Harborough.
East Midlands Airport is 35 minutes train journey.
Airports use Ryanair and Easy Jet flights as well as others.
Car hire recommended
2 miles to Foxton Village or 15 minute walk over the fields www.foxtonlocks.co.uk
5 miles to Market Harborough a lovely market town
12 miles to Leicester which has a large shopping centre including John Lewis www.highcross.co.uk
Local pub in Gumley great home made cooked meals.
Market Harborough is the where the joules clothing company is based. It's is a very quaint market town.
Every weekend in the winter months (from November) the local hunt is on and the horses often come through the village right past our house.
Month of June www.foxtonlocksfestival.co.uk
Month of July open gardens in Gumley,
Festivals at Kelmarsh house, www.kelmarshcountryshow.co.uk or kelmarsh.com
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