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Charnwood Arms Hotel (Coalville)

(Show map) Tel: 01530 813644
Hotel Policies
Check-in From 14:00 hours
Check-Out 07:00 – 12:00 hours
Cancellation/Prepayment Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room above.
Children Up to two Children under the age of 16 sharing a room with adults stay free of charge subject to the availability of a suitable room. Cots are available at most of our Hotels and at no extra charge. Please specify at the time of booking if a cot is required.  Any request for additional extra beds needs to be confirmed by management as this will be subject to availability and a room supplement may apply. Room supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay. Please ring the hotel directly for further information.
Pets Pets are not allowed.
Accepted Credit Cards American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro, Solo, Switch. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.


Bar/Lounge On-site bar & lounge
Restaurant Pub restaurant on-site
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair access to the hotel
Hairdryer In-room hairdryer
Free Wi-Fi Unlimited free Wi-Fi available
Television Flat-screen digital TV
Free Parking Ample on-site free parking
Tea & Coffee Making Facilities In-room tea & coffee making facilities
Telephone Facilities In-room telephone facilities

Weddings at The Charnwood Arms Hotel

The hotel has a wedding license as well as a large function room, and we can cater for both weddings and private dining. How about having your special day set in the rolling Leicestershire countryside? With its close proximity to the motorway network, The Charnwood Arms Hotel is in a great location for your guests to get to.

About the Hotel

Flying from East Midlands Airport? This is the ideal hotel

Located just two miles off Junction 22 on the M1, The Charnwood Arms Hotel is only 12 miles from East Midlands Airport, just two junctions north on the M1 – a quick twenty-minute drive away. So whether you’re jetting away to sunnier climes or on business, you’ll always have time on your side.


The hotel is popular with business commuters who appreciate the convenient central location and proximity to the M1. Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Loughborough and Burton on Trent are all within easy reach of the Charnwood Arms Hotel, and the NEC and Birmingham are less than 45 minutes drive.


One of the best hotels for exploring Leicestershire

If you’re booking for pleasure rather than business, you’ll find The Charnwood Arms Hotel is equally suitable. Families with young children will love the exciting National Space Centre just 10 miles from the hotel, an ideal family day out. Likewise, both Mallory Park and Donington Race Track are must-sees for petrolheads and only ten and fifteen miles away respectively.

How to get here

How to get here

We are handily located less than a couple of miles from Junction 22 of the M1, on Beveridge Lane, just off the A511. The hotel is in easy reach of East Midlands Airport, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham, Derby and Birmingham. If you are using satnav to find us, type in LE67 1TB.


How to book your stay

The easiest way to book your stay at the Charnwood Arms Hotel is right here on this website. We guarantee you’ll always get the best rate online too. Alternatively you can give us a ring on 01530 813644, where we will be happy to assist.

Area & Hotel History

The Charnwood Arms Hotel is a former country house in Coalville, North West Leicestershire, which takes its name from the ancient Charnwood Forest, an upland area of rocky landscapes and woodland.


Archaeological evidence suggests Charnwood Forest was inhabited as far back as the Neolithic period. Its highest point, Beacon Hill, is known to be the site of an ancient Bronze Age hill fort, and eagle-eyed walkers who climb the hill will see features of the fort embedded within the landscape.


According to the Domesday Book, there was also a settlement in Charnwood Forest, close to Coalville, dating back as far as 1086.


Coalville itself is a former mining town, founded by William Stenson, known locally as the ‘Father of Coalville’, who sank a mine in Whitwick parish back in the 1820s.


Once he’d found coal, Stenson needed a method of transporting it to Leicester for sale. So he persuaded his good friend, the famous engineer and inventor George Stephenson to supervise the construction of a railway line between Swannington and Leicester.


During its construction, Stephenson was so impressed with Stenson’s coalmine that he decided to sink his own at Snibston. Though it was eventually shut in 1983, many of the colliery buildings still exist as part of the Snibston Discovery Centre, a national attraction that celebrates the history of coal mining.

Local Attractions

About Coalville

Located on the A511 between Leicester and Burton upon Trent and less than two miles from junction 22 of the M1, the Leicestershire town of Coalville is bordered by the Charnwood Forest.


It is a former mining town, dating back to the 1820s when engineer William Stenson first sank a mine in Whitwick parish. Some of the original miners’ cottages still remain and can be seen on Ashby Lane, just next to the present day police station and sorting office.


The town centre is home to a variety of shops, from small boutiques to well-known chain stores. There is also a range of independent coffee shops in which to enjoy your morning cup.


The Charnwood Arms is one of the most conveniently located hotels for exploring the best of Leicestershire and beyond.


Twycross Zoo (11 miles)

Just 11 miles from The Charnwood Arms Hotel, near the border of Warwickshire, Twycross Zoo is one of Britain’s largest zoos. Popular with both adults and children alike, it’s a great day out where you can come face to face with almost 1,000 animals, including one of the largest collections of apes and monkeys in the world.


Castle Donington (15 miles)

Situated in north-west Leicestershire is the historic village of Castle Donington, noted in the Domesday Book of 1086. The castle that gave the village its name actually disappeared in the late 16th century, though there is a church from this period that is still standing.


The village itself also boasts some beautiful Tudor houses, and given that the village sits close to the River Trent, it is the perfect picturesque spot for a picnic. Donington Park racetrack is nearby where motoring enthusiasts can delight at the sight of the largest collection of Grand Prix cars in the world.


Mallory Park (10 miles)

Sat in the grounds of what was once a 200-acre estate, Mallory Park is one of the UK’s permanent racing circuits. With a rich association with the history of motor racing, it’s a must for petrolheads and their families alike. One of the best tracks for spectators, the stadium forms a natural amphitheatre, giving you unparalleled views of the regular hot car, motorcycle and MotoX events.


National Space Centre (10 miles)

The National Space Centre, the UK’s largest attraction dedicated to space exploration, offers something for all the family. Boasting the UK’s largest domed planetarium, the Centre also offers a wealth of interactive experiences for children and adults alike. Discover everything from space suits and rockets to satellites and meteorites and explore the outer reaches of space at this stunning family attraction in Leicester.


Bardon Hill (1 mile)

Only a mile away and overlooking The Charnwood Arms Hotel, Bardon Hill is the highest point in Leicestershire, over 900ft above sea level. It makes for a challenging hike, but those who conquer it will be rewarded with some spectacular views across Leicestershire and the National Forest. Bardon means ‘bear den’, and it is said that the last bear in England was killed here. The hill sits within what was once a medieval deer park.


Snibston Discovery Centre (3 miles)

Located on the site of a former colliery, Snibston Discovery Centre is a popular attraction showcasing Leicestershire’s history of science, technology and design. You can explore over 500 years of innovation, from the earliest mining tools to the prototype jet engine.

Visitors will also see one of the biggest fashion collections outside London, showcasing styles from the 1750s to the modern day. Nearly 150 outfits from designers including Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith and Biba are on display.

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