New Homes in Barrow upon Soar

Welcome to Barrow upon Soar

From country walks to days out in the city, the village of Barrow upon Soar gives the best of both rural and urban living. Located close to Loughborough and just a short drive from Leicester, a new home in Barrow upon Soar could tick all the right boxes for you and your family.

A quick history

Barrow upon Soar was recorded in the Domesday Book as ‘Barhoo’, and historians believe it was once used as an ancient burial place along the Great Salt Way. Archaeologists have also discovered Roman artefacts in the local area.

Historically, Barrow upon Soar had a successful lime industry, with locally mined chalk being burned in the lime kilns, which over the centuries has been used by the Romans, Normans and even during the construction of the London Underground. There was also a thriving makers industry, including cricket bats, clockmaking and chair mending.

In the mid 19th century, a dinosaur was excavated in one of the lime pits near the village and is now on display at Leicester’s New Walk Museum.

Business and industry

Manufacturing company KCT Holdings are based in Barrow upon Soar, while Loughborough is home to 3M Health Care, Fisher Scientific UK and Hancock's Topco. Other major employers nearby include fashion retailer Next in Enderby, Aggregate Industries in Markfield, Triumph Motorcycles in Measham and Caterpillar in Desford.

Things to do in the area

If you love being outdoors, there are lots of places to go walking and cycling close to your new home in Barrow upon Soar, from Bradgate Park to Watermead Country Park, Jubilee Wood and the River Soar.

When you’re in the mood for a faster pace of life, Loughborough is home to a number of cultural attractions including Charnwood Museum and Loughborough Town Hall, while Leicester has the King Richard III Visitor Centre, the Curve Theatre and the King Power Stadium.

If you’re moving to the village with children, they’ll love visiting the National Space Centre, Manor Farm and Woodlands, and the Great Central Railway. Stonehurst Family Farm and Museum is also nearby, ideal for days out with the little ones.

Travel and commuting

Whether you’re travelling by road or rail, Barrow upon Soar has very good transport connections. The M1 and A6 are both nearby, while the village train station has regular services to Loughborough, Leicester and beyond.

From the village, the journey to Loughborough takes just five minutes by train or 10 minutes by car, while Leicester is a 20 minute drive or train journey away. Nottingham is also within commuting distance, with the journey taking 30 minutes on average.

If you’re going to London, the train to St Pancras takes just one hour 55 minutes, changing once in Leicester. When you want to go further afield, East Midlands Airport is only a 20 minutes drive from Barrow upon Soar, travelling via the M1.

Hunters Lodge

Hunters Lodge

Willow Road, Barrow Upon Soar, LOUGHBOROUGH, LEICESTERSHIRE, LE12 8HZ

  • 4 bedroom homes
  • From £399,995
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The Chimes

The Chimes

Allendale Road, Loughborough, LOUGHBOROUGH, LEICESTERSHIRE, LE11 2HX

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £249,995 to £399,995
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New Lubbesthorpe
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New Lubbesthorpe

Beggars Lane, New Lubbesthorpe, LEICESTER, LEICESTERSHIRE, LE3 3NQ

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Edwalton Park

Edwalton Park

Melton Road, Edwalton, NOTTINGHAM, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, NG12 4DB

  • 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £474,995 to £684,995
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Hollygate Park

Hollygate Park

Hollygate Lane, Cotgrave, NOTTINGHAM, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, NG12 3HE

  • 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £399,995 to £494,995
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Wigston Meadows

Wigston Meadows

Newton Lane, Wigston, WIGSTON, LEICESTERSHIRE, LE18 3SH

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £284,995 to £531,995
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Fleckney Fields
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Fleckney Fields

Killby Road, Fleckney, LEICESTER, LEICESTERSHIRE, LE8 8TX

  • 4 bedroom homes
  • From £1
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David Wilson Homes at Kibworth
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David Wilson Homes at Kibworth

Fleckney Road, Kibworth, LEICESTER, LEICESTERSHIRE, LE8 0HG

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Romans' Quarter

Romans' Quarter

Chapel Lane, Bingham, NOTTINGHAM, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, NG13 8HP

  • 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £387,995 to £629,995
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Highfields

Highfields

Callow Hill Way, Littleover, DERBY, DERBYSHIRE, DE23 3RN

  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £183,995 to £384,995
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The Spinney

The Spinney

Welbeck Avenue, Burbage, HINCKLEY, LEICESTERSHIRE, LE10 2JH

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £279,995 to £559,995
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The Long Shoot

The Long Shoot

Eastboro Way, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 6AZ

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £249,995 to £519,995
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David Wilson Homes @Mickleover

David Wilson Homes @Mickleover

Kensey Road, Mickleover, DERBY, CITY OF DERBY, DE3 0AB

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £249,995 to £569,995
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The Paddocks

The Paddocks

Newton Road, Newton Solney, BURTON-ON-TRENT, DERBYSHIRE, DE15 0AG

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £262,995 to £524,995
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Drakelow Park

Drakelow Park

Walton Road, Drakelow, BURTON-ON-TRENT, DERBYSHIRE, DE15 9UA

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £239,995 to £479,995
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Shepherd's Rest

Shepherd's Rest

Forest Road, Burton-On-Trent, BURTON-ON-TRENT, STAFFORDSHIRE, DE13 9TP

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £224,995 to £365,995
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Newton's Place

Newton's Place

Barrowby Road, Grantham, GRANTHAM, LINCOLNSHIRE, NG31 8SR

  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £159,995 to £341,995
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Berry Hill

Berry Hill

Lindhurst Lane, Mansfield, MANSFIELD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, NG18 4TQ

  • 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £149,995 to £406,995
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