The Old Stables Packington

Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
Bed & Breakfast

Child-friendly B&B with kind hosts on the edge of a traditional village. Walk to the local pub, the National Forest is on your doorstep


3 beds


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

The barn dates from the early 1800s and is one of four set around a large courtyard. You have your own private wing; children will love their inter-connected room with bunk beds and lots of toys and books.

Julie has good local knowledge and goes the extra mile for her guests – she’ll babysit too given a bit of notice. You’ll be greeted with a freshly-baked cake from the café in the village, and breakfast is the best of regional stuff: local bread, pastries, cold meats and cheeses, a boiled egg cooked to order and cereals, jam and honey.

Sit out in the garden with a glass of wine, stroll to The Bull and Lion for a drink or drive five minutes for shops and restaurants in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Packington is in the middle of The National Forest, a regeneration project with activities, festivals, cycle trails and walks for all ages.

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We think you'll love

  • The children's bedroom, with all its toys, books and games
  • Having the sitting room, stairs, bathroom and large bedrooms to yourselves
  • Sitting out on the patio in the garden
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You should know

  • The spiral staircase could be tricky for less mobile guests
  • Watch your head in the bedrooms – there are low beams
  • No Full English breakfast is offered


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
By 10am or flexible
Booking restrictions
The adjoining room is a children room.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pub 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £80
Bunk room available, £10 per child.
1 Family room for 4
From £80


There is such attention to detail here: Julie has thought of absolutely everything that will make her guests' stay the most comfortable they have ever had. Children especially will love the bunk bed room with a whole library of new books, games and toys aplenty. Breakfast is a vast and varied Continental one and can be enjoyed outside in the beautiful garden in fine weather. So much space to enjoy

Mandy, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Packington is a traditional village with a school, a pub and café within easy walking distance, plus a little stream with two ancient bridges just opposite The Stables.

Local points of interest from Julie Pritchard

  • Quirky beamed accommodation with bespoke lighting and luxury touches. A private garden,a haven for birds. with a variety of seating areas. An extremely knowledgeable hosts husband on any aspect of gardening, who can offer advice and ideas.
  • Packington has a delightful cafe and a thriving village shop which has an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables. The village recreation area is extremely well equipped with a large field for all games. Horses are regularly seen being ridden around lanes.
  • Everywhere is extremely accessible from the village, which makes it a great base. The A42 North to EMA is only 20 minutes, Parkway Station, Nottingham and Leicester 30 minutes, Tamworth 15 minutes, the NEC 40 minutes together with Birmingham airport.
  • Packington village, on the outskirts of The bustling market town of Ashby with independent shops and cafes, is on the edge of Derbyshire in the centre of the National Forest with walks and maturing woodland all around. The jewel in the crown is Calke Abbey
  • The local Market town of Melbourne in Derbyshire has great restaurants, The Bay Tree, Amalfi White and a superb cafe Jack’s using all local produce. Ashby has a good Wine Bar The Vine and a local Derbyshire village Brendon has The Three Horseshoes.
  • Venture 20 minutes to Bosworth Battlefield and the steam Train and the lovely small town of Market Bosworth with a good range of eateries. Bradgate Park together with Calke Abbey provide year round walks. The whole area caters for fun family activities.


Julie Pritchard

Julie and Charlie are retired and have four grandchildren, so they know just which toys and books will appeal. Charlie is a keen gardener and is responsible for the lovely garden. They have a cockapoo which they keep away from guests unless they are dog lovers.