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In ‘the county of squires and spires’
Within walking distance of the town centre, these stunning new homes in Burton Latimer are just 4 miles from Kettering, 5 miles from Wellingborough and 18 miles from Northampton. With beautiful countryside in between, Centurion Grove enjoys a great location. Here, you and your family can enjoy a lively local community, excellent shopping and leisure facilities, fine schools, plus excellent road and rail links.
There is archaeological evidence of settlement in the area during the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman period. Mentioned in the Domesday Book, it was known as ‘Burtone’ prior to the Norman Conquest, with Latimer being added as a result of the local le Latimer family of the 13th century. The town grew during the 19th century around the ironstone quarrying, clothing and footwear industries, and during the 20th century Weetabix set up a factory, still here today.
Burton Latimer is a thriving town offering a range of modern facilities and a fine selection of shops, supermarkets, pubs, bars, cafés and restaurants. Further amenities include day nurseries, schools, a medical centre, library and post office, while the lively community supports a host of clubs and societies.
Centurion Grove is perfectly placed for some of Northamptonshire’s finest countryside
For a wider range of shopping, leisure and entertainment facilities, Kettering is just up the road. Here the traditional market and a wide range of major retailers, cafés, pubs, restaurants and schools, augment those available closer to home. In addition, Kettering offers theatre, sport and leisure facilities, museums, churches and many historic buildings. Pegasus Court, an out-of-town retail/leisure park, is within easy reach of Centurion Grove and includes a multi-screen cinema and further shops, restaurants and supermarket. For family fun, Wicksteed Park, one of the UK’s oldest theme parks, is only 2 miles away and makes for a great day out.
For even greater work and leisure opportunities, Centurion Grove is an 18 mile drive from the historic county town of Northampton and within a 25 mile radius of the major regional centres of Leicester, Milton Keynes and Peterborough.
In contrast, Centurion Grove is perfectly placed for some of Northamptonshire’s finest countryside. From the rich pastureland of the Nene Valley and the woodland that was once part of Rockingham Forest, to the uneven hills between Brixworth and Naseby, the surrounding landscape provides many opportunities for leisure. Here you can visit outstanding heritage sites including great houses, castles and battlegrounds, enjoy boating and fishing on the River Nene or at Pitsford Reservoir, visit beautiful spired churches or enjoy country pubs and picturesque villages.
Living at Centurion Grove means you’ll enjoy the wonderful setting of this small market town, yet be conveniently placed for excellent transport links. Just a mile and a half away, the A14 provides a route into East Anglia and links to the M1 and M6 for London, the Midlands and the North. Kettering train station is less than 4 miles from Centurion Grove and offers direct rail services north and south. With a fastest journey time of just 53 minutes* to London St Pancras International, commuting to London is a realistic option. For air travel, Birmingham, East Midlands, Luton and Stansted airports are all easily reached.
*Source: National Rail Enquiries.