Hastings Retreat

Ashby de la Zouch
4 Barn Conversions
Hot Tubs on 4 properties

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About Us

Holiday homes at the heart of the National Forest…..

Hastings Retreat is situated close to the historic market town of Ashby de la Zouch at the heart of the National Forest. Recently renovated luxury barn conversions individually designed to create a welcoming stay. Our entire site is powered by a 250kw wind turbine, providing all the comforts of home whilst being 100% carbon neutral.

Situated next door to Hicks Lodge Cycle Centre and nestled into a countryside location with beautiful walks and views.

3 acre private fishing lake for sole use of Hastings Retreat holiday homes. Hot tubs available from £120 .


The Parlour  Sleeps 4 + 2

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Luxury Sofa Bed
  • Kitchen, Lounge
  • Bathroom + Shower Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Hot tub available

The Dairy Sleeps 4 + 2

  • 2 bedrooms 
  • Luxury Sofa Bed 
  • Kitchen, Lounge
  • Bathroom + Shower Room
  • Outdoor Terrace

The Stables Sleeps 7 + 2

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Luxury Sofa Bed
  • Kitchen, Lounge
  • 2 Ensuite + Family Bathroom
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Hot tub available

Lake View Barn Sleeps 7 + 2

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Luxury Sofa Bed
  • Kitchen, Lounge
  • 3 Ensuite + Shower Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Hot tub available

The Bull Pen

 Sleeps 2 + 1

  • Open Plan Modern Studio Apartment
  • Sofa Bed
  • Kitchenette
  • Shower Room
  • Outdoor picnic table
  • Charcoal Barbecue

The Fisherman’s House

Sleeps 8

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Dining Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • 2  Shower Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Hot tub available



Need somewhere to stay for longer than a few days?

We have a lovely 19th Century 5 bedroomed Farmhouse, with oak beamed ceilings and beautiful views out to the open countryside. Fully furnished and available for longer term rentals at a more competitve rate. Just 5 minutes from Ashby de la Zouch and 5 minutes from Hastings Retreat.

What you Get

Amenities, Services, & Travel Guide


Ashby de la Zouch has an abundance of good quality Restaurants and cafes and is just 5 minutes by car. Our nearest village pub that serves food can be reached on foot and is 1.2 miles away. Right next door, Hicks Lodge Cycle Centre has a wonderful cafe that serves light refreshments and lunches. Many local takeaways offer a deliver service to your door.

Bars & Lounges

Ashby de la Zouch has Cocktail Bars, a Wetherspoons, many pubs and a couple of specialist Ale houses. Live music in the White Hart on Saturday evenings and we even have a couple of small night clubs.

Arts & Culture

Historic Ashby de la Zouch holds it’s own Arts Festival every year. Nearby conkers has live outdoor music concerts throughout the summer months. Ashby Castle is open during the warmer months and we have many local National Trust sites such as Calke Abbey and Staunton Harold that are great days out.

Shows & Entertainment

Birmingham NEC is just 30 minutes drive down the motorway and has larger events throughout the year. The Venture Theatre in Ashby hosts regular entertainment as does DMs in Donisthorpe, Conkers and The Lyric Rooms in Ashby. If you would like to know whats going on during your stay please feel free to ask.

Outdoor & Adventure

Hicks Lodge Cycle Centre is right next door and offers safe cycling and walking for all of the family, including cycle hire. There are plenty of walks right from the door step and a 3 acre fishing lake for the exclusive use of our guests. 

Day Trips

Birmingham, Derby and Leicester are all within easy reach for a day out of the area if you would like a days shopping, sight seeing or to attend an event. There are many local attractions a lovely villages close by. For more information why North West Leicestershire is such a great place to visit please see our guest guide or visit our local tourist information page.

Cannot thank Dawn enough for the amazing hospitality she provided during our stay. The lake and surrounding areas were lovely to be around and cannot emphasise enough how welcomed and looked after we felt. 
Bryan - "The Dairy"

Thank you for a gorgeous stay. Beautiful house with great facilities and lovely little touches

Ellys - "Lake View Barn"

Dawn’s place is one of the best we’ve experienced.The place is stylish and modern, and very comfortable.

Khelvin - "Lake View Barn"

Everything you could possibly want and more! The parlour itself has everything you could possibly need, absolutely spotless and the surrounds are just bliss, the views, the lake, the near by walks. A truly relaxing and nature filled trip!
Lauren - "The Parlour"

Lovely, relaxing break in the countryside. Right by the national forest so plenty of walks and bike rides (bike rental close by) straight from the front door. Dips in the lake an added bonus.

Miriam - "The Stables"

Visit ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH in Style

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Treat yourself to a rural retreat

(44) 01530 682 668
Willesley Woodside, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 2UP

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Voted Best New Tourism Business for Leicestershire 2021