Live the Life
Located in the Northamptonshire countryside just a short drive away from Northampton, Leicester and Peterborough, the rural village of Brixworth is the perfect place to settle if you’re looking for a quiet, peaceful setting within easy reach of numerous towns and cities. Whether you love walking through country parks, exploring historic sites or enjoying a day out with the kids, there’s something for everyone close to your new home in Brixworth.
Things to see and do
Brixworth is a small village, only a short drive away from Northampton where you’ll find the Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, and The Grosvenor Centre shopping mall.
If you’re moving to Brixworth with kids, there are lots of great family-friendly days out close to the village, including Brixworth Country Park where there’s a zip line, climbing wall, cycle routes and woodland walks. Icarus Falconry, Northampton and Lamport Railway and Sywell Aviation Museum are also popular with families.
If you enjoy exploring historic sites, Lamport Hall and Gardens is ideal for a relaxing stroll and hosts many different events throughout the year. Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens is also popular, and only a short drive away from Brixworth. At Cottesbrooke Hall, you can take a tour of the 18th-century house before wandering through the award-winning gardens.
For golfers, Northamptonshire County Golf Club is perfect for a relaxing afternoon practising your swing. If you love horse riding, Holcot Riding School, Acorn Equestrian Centre and Brampton Stables are just a quick drive away from the village.
If you’re moving to the village with a young family, it’s worth knowing that there are a number of ‘good’ schools in Brixworth including Brixworth CofE VC Primary School, Pitsford Primary School, Moulton School and Science College, and Kingsthorpe College. Northampton School for Girls is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
There are also independent schools nearby, including Pitsford School and Spratton Hall School, while The University of Northampton is just a short commute away, perfect if your children want to live at home while studying for a degree.
Getting to Brixworth
Brixworth is close to the M1, with good road links to and from nearby towns and cities. The car journey to Brixworth from Northampton takes 20 minutes, while the journey from Kettering takes 20 minutes. The village is 45 minutes away from Leicester and Coventry, while Peterborough is one hour away by car and Birmingham is a one-hour 20-minute drive away.
If you’re travelling to and from London, the capital is around two hours away from Brixworth depending on traffic. If you want to catch the train, there are regular services from Northampton station with a journey time of one hour 15 minutes.
If you’re travelling overseas, both Birmingham Airport and London Luton Airport are just one hour away from Brixworth by car, with flights to destinations right around the world.