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Located within easy reach of Loughborough, Leicester and Nottingham, East Leake is a popular commuter village with lots to see and do in the local area. If you’re looking for a place to live that’s close the East Midland’s most vibrant cities yet surrounded by countryside, a new home in East Leake could be the ideal choice for you.
Things to see and do
Although East Leake is a village, there are a small number of shops to explore along with an 11th century church. There’s also a heritage station in the village, part of The Great Central Railway between Rushcliffe Halt and Ruddington.
East Leake is surrounded by countryside, so you can easily enjoy the great outdoors. Meadow Park and Attenborough Nature Reserve are beautiful places for a relaxing walk, while the Peak District National Park is only a short drive away if you want to go hiking or mountain biking. The village also hosts the East Leake Triathlon each year.
If you’re moving to the area with children, there are lots of family-friendly attractions within driving distance of East Leake including Stonehurst Family Farm and Museum, Manor Farm and Woodlands, Charnwood Museum and Nottingham Castle.
For evening entertainment you can take a trip to Loughborough Town Hall, Nottingham Playhouse or the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham.
East Leake is within catchment for a number of ‘good’ schools as rated by Ofsted, including Brookside Primary School, Lantern Lane Primary and Nursery School and East Leake Academy. The independent Loughborough High School, Loughborough Grammar School and Our Lady’s Convent School are nearby.
If you or your children are thinking about studying for a degree, Loughborough University, the University of Leicester and the University of Nottingham are all within commuting distance of the village.
Getting to East Leake
East Leake is well-connected by road, located near the A6 and A6006, and only a short drive from the M1. The village is just 15 minutes away from Loughborough by car, while the journey from Nottingham takes around 25 minutes, and the drive from Leicester takes around 30 minutes depending on traffic.
If you’re going to London, the easiest way to get to the capital is by train from nearby Loughborough Station. The journey to London St Pancras takes just one hour 15 minutes, ideal if you’re commuting for work or taking a day trip.
When it’s time for a well-earned break, East Midlands Airport is only a 15-minute drive away from the village, convenient if you want to leave the car at home and hop in a tax for a hassle-free start to your holiday.