New homes in East Leake
Welcome to East Leake
Whether you’re exploring historic sites, taking the kids to the local park or practicing your swing on the golf course, there’s no shortage of things to do and places to see close to East Leake. Located in Nottinghamshire just a short commute from Loughborough and Nottingham, a new home in East Leake could tick all the right boxes for your next move.
A quick history
East Leake was mentioned in the 11th century Domesday Book, but historians believe settlements in the local area date back to prehistoric times. A number of Roman artefacts have been discovered in and around the town, but East Leake didn’t become a thriving village until Anglo-Saxon times.
In the medieval era, East Leake was mainly populated by farms. Over the centuries as farming technology advanced, the area became more wealthy, while there was also a textile industry growing along the brook. When the railway line joined the village with its larger neighbours including Nottingham and Leicester, East Leake became more and more popular with commuters.
Business and industry
The main employer in East Leake is British Gypsum, a manufacturing company whose headquarters are located in the village, while big businesses within commuting distance include Next in Enderby, Caterpillar UK in Desford, Crown Crest in Leicester and 3M Health Care in Loughborough.
Things to do in the area
East Leake is a large village that’s home to a number of small shops, while other attractions include the Great Central Railway heritage line and Rushcliffe Golf Club. If you want to make the most of the surrounding countryside, you can take a walk through Attenborough Nature Reserve, take the kids to Meadow Park or go hiking in the Peak District.
Loughborough is close to East Leake, where places of interest include Beacon Hill Country Park, Charnwood Museum and Loughborough Carillon. For families, there are lots of kid-friendly attractions nearby, including Manor Farm and Woodlands, Nottingham Castle, and Stonehurst Family Farm and Museum.
Travel and commuting
Whether you’re commuting for work or visiting family and friends, it’s good to know that East Leake is well-connected by road, with the M1 only a short drive away. You can get to East Leake in 15 minutes from Loughborough by car, while the drive from Nottingham takes 25 minutes. If you’re driving from Leicester, you can get to East Leake in 30 minutes.
For journeys to London, the train from Loughborough Station takes just one hour 15 minutes. When it’s time to jet off on holiday, East Midlands Airport is just 15 minutes away by taxi, so your trip abroad will get off to a quick and easy start.