Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
'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, and contemporary style bathroom.
Booking notes: (Updated Nov 2013)
Please ask us about our special discounts for 3 and 4 weeks stays.
We can cater for 4 people when there are 2 adults and 2 children as we now have 2 sofa beds. Please drop us a message to confirm availability.
We ask guests for a damage deposit of £100 as part of their online booking which is returned, after final checking, by PayPal.
While we do not have a parking bay in the Cotton Mill the secure NCP car park 2 minutes walk away on Welford Road costs £78 per month on a season ticket, which is suitable for long-stay guests.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: East Midlands Airport 25 km, Nearest railway: Leicester 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Heart of England/Peak District
THOUSANDS of visitors have flocked to a new exhibition telling the story of the search for King Richard III.
The exhibition, at Leicester's medieval Guildhall, has pulled in over 1,000 visitors each day since it opened its doors to the public on Friday, February 8.
The display is due to remain on show for about a year, until a planned permanent exhibition opens at the former Alderman Newton School, next to the grave site, in St Martins, in early 2014.
Visitors to the temporary Guildhall exhibition - entitled Richard III: Leicester's Search for a King - can see for the first time stunning new evidence from scientists, historians and archaeologists shedding light on the life, death and burial of England's last Plantagenet king.
An exact recreation of King Richard's battle-scarred skull, created by Loughborough University and based on detailed scans of the original skull carried out for the University of Leicester, takes pride of place at the exhibition.
There is also a touch-screen skeleton on which visitors can learn more about King Richard's remains, as well as vivid reconstructions and a wealth of archaeological finds and evidence bringing to life medieval Leicester and King Richard's final days.
Leicester City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: "There has been an enormous amount of interest in this incredible find, and this exhibition guides visitors through the whole story of the discovery, the analysis and the identification of these remains.
"It also tells us an awful lot about medieval Leicester, and the city as King Richard would have known it. We have had visitors from all across the UK and further afield queueing to see this wonderful exhibition, and telling us how much they've enjoyed experiencing the whole story for themselves.
"Although it is a temporary exhibition, we will ensure it remains open for a long time yet, to ensure everyone gets the chance to share in this fascinating part of the city's history."
King Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, and afterwards his body was brought to Leicester, where it was publicly displayed before being buried at the Greyfriars church, now buried beneath modern-day Leicester.
His remains were discovered last September in a project by the University of Leicester, working with Leicester City Council and the Richard III Society.
Earlier this month, university researchers confirmed the remains were indeed those of the slain king, based on evidence including DNA, carbon dating of the bones and details of battle injuries.
The Guildhall exhibition is a stone's throw from both the Greyfriars car park where the skeleton was unearthed, and Leicester Cathedral, where Richard III's remains will eventually be re-interred.
Until February 17, the exhibition will be open weekdays from 10am to 5pm, and weekends from 9am to 5.30pm.
Then, from February 18 to March 3, the exhibition will open weekdays from 11am to 4.30pm, and weekends from 10am to 5pm. From Monday, March 4 onwards, the exhibition will be open daily from 11am to 4.30pm.
Further information on the exhibition is available at: www.visitleicester.info/richardIII
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…
See http://www.visitleicester.info/visitleicester.aspx for more information on the Bosworth battle field, and other tourists sites in and around Leicester.