New homes in Mountsorrel
The Leicestershire village of Mountsorrel is surrounded by incredible natural scenery, and could provide you with a wonderful location within the East Midlands. Just seven miles north of Leicester, houses in Mountsorrel are even closer to Loughborough and also conveniently close to Nottingham and Derby.
What’s more, Birmingham is only around 40 miles away, with the city links complementing the village’s proximity to the River Soar and Swithland Reservoir. With lots more besides to explore across the local area, don’t miss our latest new homes near Mountsorrel below.
Live the life
Located in rural Leicestershire on the banks of the River Soar, Mountsorrel is a historic village with lots to see and do for families of all ages. Whether you’re enjoying a pub lunch, visiting the local museum or taking the kids to the farm, there’s something for everyone close to your new home in Mountsorrel.
Things to see and do
If you’re into sports, there are lots of great facilities nearby including Soar Valley Leisure Centre, The Climbing Station and Rothley Park Golf Club. For football fans, Leicester City FC play their home matches at the nearby King Power Stadium.
For families moving to the area, there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained, whether you’re exploring the play area and museum at Mountsorrel & Rothley Community Heritage Centre, enjoying a ride on Mountsorrel Railway, or saying hello to the animals at Stonehurst Farm and Museum.
If you’re keen to get a breath of fresh air, you can walk along Nunckley Trail, explore Bradgate Park, or take a day trip to the Peak District. Other attractions nearby include the Great Central Railway, Charnwood Museum, the National Space Centre and Jewry Wall Museum. If you enjoy discovering more about the history of the monarchy, the King Richard III Discovery Centre is a must-visit.
For families moving to the area, it’s good to know there are some good schools in and around Mountsorrel, including Sileby Redlands Community Primary School, Barrow Hall Orchard Church of England School and Humphrey Perkins School. Swithland St Leonard’s Church of England Primary School and Babington Community College are both rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
If your children are thinking about studying for a degree, Loughborough University, the University of Leicester and De Montfort University are all within commuting distance of the village.
Getting to Mountsorrel
Mountsorrel is well-connected by road, and although there’s no train station in the town, there are rail services from Sileby nearby. From Loughborough and Leicester, the journey to Mountsorrel takes 15 minutes by car, while the journey from Derby and Nottingham takes 40 minutes.
Travelling from further afield, the journey from Birmingham to Mountsorrel takes around one hour by car, while the trip from London via the M1 takes two hours 30 minutes depending on traffic. If you want to travel by train, the journey from St Pancras to Leicester takes just one hour 10 minutes.
When you want to take a break, the journey to East Midlands Airport takes just 25 minutes by car, while Birmingham Airport is only 50 minutes away from Mountsorrel, perfect for hassle-free holidays.