Charnwood Forest


Wigwam® Holidays Charnwood Forest sits deep in the north-west Leicestershire countryside and offers six en suite glamping pods for hire, one with a wood-fired hot tub. In such a tranquil setting it can feel like you’re miles from anywhere but in reality, you’re just twenty minutes from the city of Leicester and five minutes from the M1J22. This means it doesn’t take long to get away from it all for a relaxing and peaceful glamping break. 

This is no ordinary camping site. Each cabin sits among young trees, with lots of privacy between glampers staying in different pods. The whole area is landscaped and sits around a large pond where guests can spot a wide range of wildlife.

On sunny days, the outdoor picnic area is great for family breakfasts, a relaxing coffee or simply sitting down to read. Each cabin has a kitchenette area with a kettle, toaster, fridge and crockery so you can pack light.

Surrounding Wigwam® Holidays Charnwood Forest is an ancient woodland with a stunning carpet of bluebells, daffodils and many more wildflowers throughout the year. The impressive 800 acre Bradgate Park within walking distance is not to be missed.  Nature trails, wildlife walks and cycle tracks run throughout, so there are lots of activities around for nature lovers and walkers. 

If you’d like to treat yourself to an afternoon tea or a refreshing pint, the busy village of Newtown Linford is a short walk from the site. Alternatively, you can pick up tasty  BBQ treats from the local farm shop before wandering back to your cabin to spend the evening enjoying a family BBQ. A Co-op is also available locally in the nearby village of Markfield. As the sun sets, it’s time to light your campfire and relax – don’t forget the marshmallows!  

Beyond the woodlands around Wigwam® Holidays Charnwood Forest, guests can spend the day hopping on and off the steam trains on the Great Central Railway. Sunset tours and events are available at Bradgate Park which is the ancestral home of the ill-fated Lady Jane Grey who was Queen of England for just nine days. A little further afield is the city of Leicester with shops, restaurants, museums and theatres. Families with children will also enjoy the National Space Centre and the Social Climbing bouldering and climbing wall. 

After a busy day exploring the area, it’s a pleasure to come home to your luxury en suite glamping cabin and a hot shower. The Wigwam® cabins have electric heating, keeping you warm even on the chillier days. Families, doggy pals and large groups are all welcome at Wigwam® Holidays Charnwood Forest, so make the most of your holiday by bringing your loved ones along. 


  • Open from 1 February to 30 November

  • Bike tracks

  • Walking trails

  • Nature trails

  • Golf courses

  • Local supermarket – 2.5 miles away in Markfield village

  • Restaurants, tea rooms & pubs within 2 miles of site

  • BBQ communal area

  • 1 cabin has a wood-fired hot tub

Not included: 

  • Bedding (can hire as optional extra)

  • Towels (can hire as optional extra) 

  • Pots and pans (can hire as optional extra)

  • Firewood (can hire as optional extra)

  • Toiletries

  • Torch / headlamps

  • Wellies

  • Dog beds

  • WiFi (excellent 3G/4G signal)

What’s included: 

  • En suite toilet with shower

  • Electric heating

  • Kitchenette

    • Sink

    • Fridge

    • Microwave

    • Kettle

    • Toaster

    • Cooking hob

  • Electricity and hot water

  • Firepit (free with first order of logs)

  • Crockery and basic utensils for 4

  • Parking for one car close to the cabin

  • Personal outdoor dining and enclosed decking

Extras to add to your booking:

  • Firepit and firewood

  • Doggy guests - £8 per dog per night

  • Travel cot

  • Lanterns 

  • Torches – available for purchase onsite


Ensuite Toilet

Ensuite Shower

Hot Tubs

Mini Kitchen

Crockery included

Outside Decking

Cot Available

Activities on site

Bird Watching Hide

Activities Near-by

Cycle Trails

Walking Trails

Historic Sites

Pub or Restaurant


Country Park


National Walk Ways


Special Events


Corporate Events

Honeymoons and Anniversaries

Venue for Large Gatherings


Family Gathering

Location Type


National Park

Who's Coming?

Dog Friendly




  • By car: Follow Directions on Facebook. GPS to the postcode LE67 9PS - The rustic track to our site is adjacent & to the right of No 200 Markfield Lane electric gates. Our site is a further 1/3rd mile down the track (Bridal Path) where you will pick up the signage. 

  • By train: Leicester train station – 8.8 miles away

  • By plane: East Midlands airport – 12.2 miles away

  • By bus: nearest bus stop 1 mile from site 

Entrance to glampsite: ///lushly.hypnotist.litters

John's Lee Cottage
202 Markfield Lane
Newtown Linford
LE67 9PS
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Running Water Deluxe Wigwam® Cabin - Dog Free
Sleeps 4
Running Water Deluxe Wigwam® Cabin
Sleeps 4, Dogs Allowed
Running Water Deluxe Wigwam® Cabin with Hot Tub
Sleeps 4, Dogs Allowed
Running Water Deluxe Wigwam® Cabin with Hot Tub - Dog Free
Sleeps 4
Site Rules
  • Cancellation / No Show – no refunds offered (full or partial)

  • With 48+ hours’ notice, we may find substitute date for your holiday (at our discretion)

  • Check in between 2pm and 5pm

  • Vacate by 10am on the day of departure

  • Don’t leave food in the fridge

  • We reserve the right to charge credit/debit card to compensate for any damage caused by guests

  • Claim any lost property within 2 weeks (p&p will apply for return of goods)

  • 5mph speed limit around the site

  • No smoking or e-cigarettes in cabins, communal areas or on decking

  • Risk assessment is available to read on request

  • Large groups welcome – advise site prior to booking

  • We take noise pollution very seriously

    • Noise curfew between 10pm and 7am

    • No amplified music outside 

    • Please keep music volume low inside cabin

  • Children are welcome    

    • Always supervise them - especially around the pond area

  • Firepit and BBQ

    • Firepits must not be moved

    • No foraging for firewood onsite / in woodland

    • Purchase all wood from site

    • No disposable BBQs

  • Dogs are welcome - max 2 per dogs per cabin

    • Always keep dogs on leads 

    • Owners expected to clean up after dogs

    • No dogs on furniture 

    • Dog beds essential – not provided by site

  • Disabled access – site not suitable for wheelchair users due to hilly location

Cancellation Policy

In the event of cancellations or no-shows, we do not offer any (either full or partial) refund. However, if more than 48 hours notice is given, we may, at our discretion, offer an alternative date suitable to you only if we have the availability to do so.

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