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The Cotton Mill, in the heart of Leicester

The lovely historic front of the Grade II listed Cotton Mill on King Street.
17 reviews
The lovely historic front of the Grade II listed Cotton Mill on King Street.
'It's a lot bigger inside than it appears in the photos,' says Tracy, a recent guest!
We've since moved the vintage model of the Star Wars battle-cruiser to the hallway!
Spot the Rolling Stones poster, and another for Back to the Future...
At the back of the kitchen-dinner is an original metal sliding factory door.
The kitchen comes well equipped for the perfect evening in.
As well as music CDs, we have a selection of books, DVDs, and retro VHS film tapes.
A few more of my collector items!
A picture of the hallway/corridor which had its own planning permission its so special!
A second film poster over the king-sized bed is from Pulp Fiction.
There's plenty of light in the bedroom from an original window.
The 1950s Bakerlite phone comes from my grandfather's BTH electronics factory in Lincoln.
Trabant logo, now sitting on top of the 'Limitless' film poster.
One of the collection of movie posters in the apartment, 'Back to the Future'.
'Janet and John' style ensuite bathroom.
Two mirrors, one bath and a shower!
The historic front of the Cotton Mill.
An article about the history of Victorian Leicester, and the Cotton Mill.
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 3
Leicester, Leicestershire, England
'The Cotton Mill', as its name suggests, is a splendid residential conversion of a former, Grade II Listed, Victorian factory premises located in the heart of the City of Leicester within easy walking distance of a fine range of amenities, as well as the University of Leicester and DMU. As a stunning, first floor, duplex apartment it retains many original features from its industrial past & offering well presented & appointed, electrically heated accommodation of charm & character with private entrance hall, spacious open-plan living\diner (6m x 8.8m), contemporary style bathroom, and bedroom (3m x 3.4m) at the rear of the property. As well as a holiday apartment it's also ideal for professionals working in Leicester who want a centrally located property, with no fuss but with great facilities: * Apartment with int... Read more
About the Owner, Stuart G. H
Languages spoken: Portuguese, English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 7 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 17 reviews and 1 property
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Excellent - based on 17 reviews
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Mannheim, Germany
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 for a stay in February 2017

I visited DMU for a month. The location is in a quite street, just next to the downtown and in a close walking distance from the DMU. No need in any transportation means. Everything I needed was in a close walking distance, including a grocery shop just next to the apartment and a supermarket 3 min. walk away. The apartment...

Management response:

Thanks for the nice review, and the suggested additions. We are always looking for improvements based guest feedback. In the last few months we have improved the Cotton Mill including: * Moving our energy supplier to use 100% renewable electricity * Fitting a new blackout blind in the bedroom for a better night's sleep * Adding a new portable heater...


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Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed 29 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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This is our second time staying. It is perfectly located close to Leicester University, the city centre and less than a 10 minute walk to the train station. The flat is well equipped with good amenities. We really enjoyed our stay.

Management response:

Thanks for your positive review, it was good to have you both stay again at the Cotton Mill in the heart of Leicester.


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Susan C
Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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This was our third time staying at this wonderful place, and we love it ! Stuart and Shirley were there to meet us, and made us feel very welcome. Everything is clean and comfortable, and easy to work, and there is plenty of flatware and cutlery for when our Family come over to visit. The flat has everything that you...

Management response:

Thanks Susan and Andrew, we are glad you enjoyed your stay!


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  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
The house rules are covered in each guest's personalised Guide to the Cotton Mill, which also includes apartment facilities. By accepting the rental agreement guests also accept...
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Super King
    2 Sofas
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  • Damage Deposit: $365 / stay - Deposit
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Note that the standard check-in time is 2pm, and departure is 11am.


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About the neighbourhood
A city waiting to be explored: with its rich history and heritage, including its exciting connections to King Richard III, cosmopolitan city life, cultures and traditions, there's so much waiting to be discovered!
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: East Midlands Airport: 25.0 km
Railway: Leicester: 1.0 km
If you are walking from Leicester Railway Station aim for the historic New Walk. Once on New Walk turn right past the New Walk Museum, walking towards the city centre. At the bottom of New Walk turn left for the Cotton Mill, located at 35 King Street opposite the Kings Head pub.
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