Miller Homes - Brookfields, LE12
Living in Sileby
Quality of life is about the details of everyday living. From the little things, like
knowing the nearest place to pick up a pint of milk, to more important matters
like finding the right school or having a health centre nearby, you need to know that the community you’re moving to will support you and your family, as well as be a pleasant place to live. So here’s some useful information about the area around Brookfields.
Sileby was an important industrial village manufacturing boots, shoes and hosiery, and its long history is reflected in buildings like the magnificent St Mary’s church, founded in the twelfth century, and the fifteenth century Free Trade Inn, still a popular and lively centre of village life. The Sileby Village Trail provides a good introduction to the heritage of the area.
Frequent bus services operate between Loughborough and Leicester via Sileby High Street, and trains from Sileby Station run to Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Lincoln. The M1 is less than ten miles to the west, and Birmingham is just over an hour’s drive away.
Education and Health
Highgate Primary School is around five minutes walk from Brookfields, and Redlands Primary just a little further away. The local secondary is Humphrey Perkins High in Barrow-upon-Soar, around two and a half miles away, and the local library opens four days a week. Highgate Medical Centre and the Banks Surgery are both around fifteen minutes walk from the development, and there is a dental surgery in the High Street.
Leisure and Recreation
The countryside and villages around Sileby offers endless opportunities for walking and exploration. Around four miles south of Brookfields, Watermead Country Park is a 140-hectare haven of peace with more than 12 lakes and ponds, woods, grassland and wildflower meadows, ideal for walking, cycling, birdwatching or picnicking. Even closer to Sileby, Cossington Meadows Nature Reserve was opened by Sir David Attenborough in 2006. Local clubs and interest groups range from cricket, tennis and football to photography and local history, and Parkhill Golf Club, with its choice of courses and excellent clubhouse facilities, is less than two miles from Brookfields.
As well as the Free Trade Inn, Sileby’s pubs include The Swan, The Malthouse and the Horse and Trumpet (The Trumpet to locals). The village also has two private clubs that organise a wide range of local events and community activities. Nearby, Leicester and Loughborough offer a wide choice of restaurants, theatre and cinemas. Sileby has a traditional shopping environment, with an assortment of independent local traders covering essentials such as newsagents, convenience stores, ironmongers, delicatessen, off-licences and hairdressers. There is also a Tesco supermarket in the High Street, close to the station.
Highgate Primary School
Redlands Primary School
Humphrey Perkins School
Park Hill Golf Club
Highgate Medical Centre
The Banks Surgery
9 The Banks
Sileby Dental Practice
4 High Street
A G & D Richards Optometrist
22 King Street
Turn off the A6 following signs for Sileby, and carry straight on until you reach the T-junction facing the Horse and Trumpet pub. Turn right, then a few yards on turn left into King Street, signposted for the railway station. Around three quarters of a mile on, the entrance to Brookfields is on the left.
Sat Nav: LE12 7NH
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