A hidden gem - This is not your average Airbnb...
It’s not often that you come across a property like this in Leicestershire - it's a rare find. Situated only a few minutes walk from Loughborough town centre, this former hosiery mill has been transformed into a stunning penthouse apartment and is available as a holiday rental on airbnb. Whether you need somewhere to stay or you have friends and family visiting, this is not one to be missed!
Accessed by the original lift or stairs, the vast, light-filled, open plan living area complements the high ceilings, exposed beams and floorboards, giving a lofty and contemporary look. You’d be forgiven for thinking this was an apartment in downtown New York. Antique furniture sits alongside bare brick walls covered in unique artwork to create an industrial-chic style that is perfect for modern living.
The kitchen and dining area is a stylish fusion of old and new, with the large antique larder cupboard, copper pipe taps, marble worktops and blue Smeg fridge. The mismatched chairs around the vintage dining table provide a great environment for eating and socialising.
On sunny days you can enjoy the astro-turfed terrace, which has space for dining al fresco, as well as a sauna and japanese hot tub - very luxurious!
The bedroom is inviting and cosy with a beautiful, antique king size bed and log burner, as well as original windows that point to the history of the warehouse. The copper bathtub uses exposed copper pipes which hang from the ceiling, and the open plan rainfall shower is to temperature, meaning you don’t need to wait for it to warm up. Everything has been thought of including the walk-in wardrobe and separate toilet.
If you’re travelling as a bigger group, there is a secret bed at the end of the living area. Submerged into the floorboards, this additional bed can be opened up or hidden away depending on your needs. Extra beds are also available upon request.
The apartment is perfect for any length of stay, whether you want a mini-break or a longer getaway. The space also works brilliantly as a venue for events & parties or as a shoot location for film and photography; a day rate is available. You can book your stay at
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