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A village life in the heart of the countryside, yet only 4 miles from Hinckley and 12 miles from Leicester.
Perfectly placed on the western edge of the historic village of Sapcote, The Limes enjoys a convenient setting overlooking open countryside. Living here you’ll benefit from a strong village community, delightful surrounding countryside and a close proximity to the market town of Hinckley and the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Leicester.
Mentioned in the Domesday Book as Scepecote, the history of the village includes settlement by Druids, Saxons, Romans and Normans. Amongst the many buildings reflecting Sapcote’s past, the oldest is the elegantly proportioned All Saints Parish Church, dating back to the 12th century. Other historic buildings include a timber-framed house of 1683, known as Park Farm, several ancient thatched cottages, the Old School and Almshouses from the 19th century and the Methodist Chapel opened in 1905.
Today, village amenities include shops, Post Office, pub, library, school, the churches, church hall and recreation ground, while an active community supports several clubs and events throughout the year. Village sport includes teams for cricket and football, with scuba diving taking place at the National Diving Centre, located in a flooded quarry at nearby Stoney Cove. An ideal location for families, the village is home to All Saints C of E Primary School, while the area is well provided with a choice of state and private schools from nursery through to sixth form.
For further shopping and leisure opportunities, you’ll find that Hinckley is just 4 miles from The Limes. A vibrant town with a range of retailers and places to eat and drink, Hinckley is proud of its market, which has been a feature for over 700 years and is still held three days a week. In addition to its shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants, the town offers a varied programme of entertainment at the Concordia Theatre, while for history buffs, Hinckley and District Museum is well worth a visit. Housed in a row of 17th century thatched cottages, once used for framework knitting, it offers an interesting insight into the town’s past. Hinckley has a number of parks and gardens for you to enjoy, while nearby Ashby Canal provides the ideal setting for a relaxing picnic or boat trip.
For even greater opportunities for you and your family, the multi-cultural city of Leicester is only 12 miles away. From great shopping and entertainment facilities to splendid attractions such as the National Space Centre, plus superb sports and leisure provision, Leicester enjoys the perfect mix. Other towns and cities within easy reach include Nuneaton, Rugby, Coventry and Birmingham.
Within the surrounding Leicestershire countryside, you’ll enjoy many pretty villages, superb scenery and an abundance of wildlife at every turn. From watersport to motorsport, rare breeds to thoroughbreds, canal barges to battlegrounds, there’s so much to enjoy. Places to visit include the wonderful Tropical Birdland at Desford, The World Primate Centre at Twycross Zoo, home to over 1000 different animals, and historic Bosworth Battlefield, where King Richard III lost his life. And if that’s not enough, you can enjoy the great outdoors with walks or cycle rides, take a trip on a narrowboat, picnic in rolling countryside, or simply relax in a country pub.
Living at The Limes you’ll enjoy the peace and quiet of a village setting, yet be perfectly placed for commuting with excellent transport links. By road, the nearby M69 provides a direct link north to the M1 and Leicester, and south to the M6 and Coventry. Birmingham is 35 miles away via the M6 and central London is 105 miles south via the M1. There are good local bus services to destinations including Hinckley and Leicester. For rail travellers, Hinckley station is 4 miles away, from where there are frequent services to many destinations including Leicester (20 minutes)*, Birmingham (35 minutes)* and London St Pancras International (1 hour 37 minutes)*. By air, you’ll be perfectly placed for flights from several airports including Birmingham and East Midlands.
*Source: National Rail Enquiries.