New Homes in Ellistown
Named after a colonel who lived in the 19th century, Ellistown is a pleasant East Midlands village which lies in the north-west region of Leicestershire. Set into the pretty National Forest, new homes in Ellistown are less than 12 miles from Leicester and just under double that from Nottingham.
With Derby less than half an hour’s drive away, you can get to Birmingham 30 miles away in just 40 minutes. Whether you’re interested in the commuter links, the beautiful local scenery or the close proximity to Loughborough, don’t miss our new houses closest to Ellistown below.
Live the life
Located in the National Forest within easy reach of Nottingham and Leicester, Ellistown is a rural village within easy reach of city centre amenities as well as beautiful countryside. Whether you’re taking the kids on a bike ride, exploring historic sites or playing a round of golf, there’s plenty to choose from close to your new home in Ellistown.
Things to see and do
Ellistown is home to just a few shops and a traditional pub, while neighbouring Coalville is convenient for bigger shopping trips. With Leicester, Nottingham and Loughborough nearby, there are plenty of places to visit for a spot of retail therapy, from the intu Victoria Centre to Highcross Mall and The Rushes Shopping Centre.
If you’re moving to the area with a family, there are lots of great kid-friendly attractions close to Ellistown, including Oak Farm Park, Battlefield Line Railway, Bosworth Water Trust and Tropical Birdland. For a breath of fresh air, you can take a day trip to the Peak District National Park or go cycling through the National Forest.
Historic sites nearby include Ashby de la Zouch Castle, The 1620s House And Garden and Bosworth Battlefield, while other places of interest include the National Space Centre, Sence Valley Forest Park and Willesley Park Golf Club.
If you have school-age children, local schools rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted include Newton Burgoland Primary School, The Market Bosworth School and South Charnwood High School, while Grace Dieu Manor School and Manor House School offer independent education.
For older children thinking about studying for a degree, the University of Leicester, Loughborough University and De Montfort University are all nearby.
Getting to Ellistown
Ellistown is well-connected by road, with the journey from Coalville taking just five minutes. The town is 20 minutes from Leicester, 25 minutes from Loughborough, 30 minutes from Derby and 35 minutes from Nottingham travelling by car, while the journey from Birmingham takes just 45 minutes.
If you’re travelling to London, the car journey takes around two hours 10 minutes depending on traffic. If you prefer to take public transport, you can catch a train from Leicester to the capital, with a journey time of just over one hour to reach St Pancras International.
When you want to go on holiday, East Midlands Airport is only a 20 minute drive from Ellistown, while the journey to Birmingham Airport takes around 40 minutes, so there’s plenty of choice for your next overseas adventure.