Old Dalby provides the perfect mix when it comes to a great place to live. Surrounded by delightful Leicestershire countryside, this peaceful village is the epitome of rural living, yet is close to the bustling market town of Melton Mowbray which provides all the essentials for modern living.
This popular Wolds village offers a traditional environment with delightful character properties, barn conversions and cottages. The active local community supports a church, a pre-school and primary school, a village hall, pub and a popular brewery and eatery, plus a variety of groups for young and old including netball, cricket, scouts, singing and even a wine club!
Nearby state and private secondary schools and further education colleges are well catered for in Melton, Loughborough, Leicester and Nottingham and there are several acclaimed Universities in the region.
The historic town of Melton Mowbray is famous for pork pies and stilton cheese and has claimed the title of ‘Rural Capital of Food’, acting as venue for a number of food and drink festivals held throughout the year. The weekly livestock market has been in existence for over 1,000 years, but the town also hosts a popular street market, a regular farmer’s market and a renowned antiques market.
Sports and leisure facilities are well catered for within the local area with several golf courses, equestrian centres, a swimming pool, gym and a snooker club. Football and rugby fans can support highly acclaimed teams in both Leicester and Nottingham, both of which also have racecourses and county cricket grounds.
The whole county abounds with footpaths, trails, country parks and bridleways and in the adjoining county is Rutland Water providing excellent cycling, fishing and water sport facilities.
The arts are well supported locally with a theatre and small cinema in Melton, whilst the surrounding cities offer larger venues attracting national acts and performances.
Old Dalby also provides easy access for the commuter to the major conurbations of Leicester (18 miles) and Nottingham (16 miles) via the A46 and A52 and linking to the M1 motorway for both the North and South. Melton Mowbray provides a rail link west to Birmingham and to Stansted airport, whilst East Midlands airport is only 20 miles distance.
Rippon Homes are offering a range of high quality, modern family three and four bedroom properties, attractively located on the edge of the village. Benefiting from thoughtfully designed interiors and a high level specification throughout, homes provide spacious open plan living areas, fitted kitchens with appliances and stylish bathrooms.
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