Mallory Meadows is part of the exclusive Bouja Luxury Boutique Breaks Collection and offers a unique experience in quirky and cozy holiday cabin buildings and micro cabin lodges. Mallory Meadows is a fully-functioning lodge park, but only on a smaller scale. The vacation accommodations have all the features and comforts of a typical vacation lodge but with a much smaller footprint which gives you the ultimate boutique lodge experience in the most tranquil of settings. You'll love the outdoor decking area with a covered gable, where you’ll be able to take full advantage of the meadow setting, relax in your hot tub after a day of exploring the towns and villages that are tucked away in this English setting.
Bustling Leicester is only a 25-minute drive away, and offers a host of dining experiences, with Market Bosworth and the famous Bosworth Battlefield, the site of Richard III’s defeat and the founding of the Tudor dynasty only a 10 minutes drive. From the moment you set eyes on the Mallory Meadows, you'll be sure to fall in love. The cozy small cottage plans sit in a park-like setting and have a private hot tub where you can relax at the end of the day.
Leicester is one of the oldest cities in England, it has a long history that goes back at least two millennia. The native Iron Age settlement encountered by the Romans at the site seems to have developed in the second or the first centuries, BC. Little is known about this settlement or the condition of the River Soar at that time, although roundhouses from that era were found and have been excavated and seem to have clustered along with a roughly 20-acre piece of the east bank of the Soar above its confluence with the Trent.
There is plenty to do during your vacation stay. Leicester is the largest city in the East Midlands and made international news in 2012 when the body of King Richard III was discovered underneath a car park. King Richard had been slain in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field, only a few miles west, and was buried hastily at an abbey, which has long since been defunct. In 2015 King Richard was given a proper burial at Leicester Cathedral, where you can now view his tomb. You can visit the Richard III tomb at the King Richard III Visitor Center.
The last Plantagenet monarch was immortalized as a villain by Shakespeare, killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. The King's body was then paraded 15 miles into Leicester and unceremoniously buried at the Greyfriars Friary. The Friary was demolished during the Reformation and by the 20th century, the burial site had become a car park. The search for Richard III’s body began in August 2012, and within weeks King Richards's remains were rediscovered, being easily identified by scoliosis in his spine. The visitor center at the former car park maps out King Richard’s life and death, and details both the hunt for his body and the genome sequencing of his ancient DNA to ensure the archaeologists had found the right man.
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