East Leake

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. 

Hunters Lodge

Hunters Lodge

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

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

The Chimes

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

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £249,995 to £399,995
Edwalton Park

Edwalton Park

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

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

Hollygate Park

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

  • 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £399,995 to £494,995
Romans' Quarter

Romans' Quarter

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

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

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

  • Coming soon
Highfields

Highfields

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

  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £183,995 to £384,995
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
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
Wigston Meadows

Wigston Meadows

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

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £284,995 to £533,995
Drakelow Park

Drakelow Park

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

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £239,995 to £479,995
Berry Hill

Berry Hill

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

  • 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £149,995 to £405,995
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
Fleckney Fields
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Fleckney Fields

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

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

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

  • Coming soon
Newton's Place

Newton's Place

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

  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £159,995 to £341,995
The Spinney

The Spinney

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

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £279,995 to £574,995
The Long Shoot

The Long Shoot

Eastboro Way, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 6AZ

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £249,995 to £519,995