Living in Shepshed
Located less than 30 minutes’ walk or 4-minute drive away from the town centre, Destination 15 is our collection of new homes in Shepshed, ideally placed at the edge of the town with quick access to the A512 which takes you directly onto the M1. With a population of roughly 14,000, this quaint town is perfect for commuters who need to easily get to Leicester, London, and Loughborough.
Formerly known as ‘Sheepshed’ for its strong ties to the wool industry, this thriving community is packed with historical buildings, independent shops, and cafes. If you’re looking for houses for sale in Shepshed, then you’re guaranteed to find a peaceful town with a strong community spirit and the convenience of only being a short drive from necessary amenities in Loughborough and Leicester.
Our amazing new homes in Shepshed easily blend into the surrounding village, combining Scandinavian simplicity and the beautiful British countryside to create homes that are truly tranquil. The best advantage of living in our new houses in Shepshed is the advantages of suburban life with the convenience of having larger towns on your doorstep too.
Living next door to the bustling town of Loughborough presents plenty of opportunities to engage with local businesses and ensure that you don’t feel distanced from society out in the suburbs. One of the top market towns in the UK, you are guaranteed proximity to a twice-weekly market with more than 100 stalls providing bargain-hunters with almost anything they desire, held in the historic Market Place. You can also find a vintage market every Friday. There are also cinemas, supermarkets and even a child’s soft play centre – and Loughborough Fair takes over the area for four days every November for several days and nights of funfair magic.
Home to the top sports university in the world, Loughborough University is renowned for producing more Olympians than any other university in the world. It is a top rated university and benefits from truly stunning resources. Ideal for those who enjoy top-quality gym and sports facilities that Olympic champion Adam Peaty frequents and trains in. The university also has a well-stocked student library, stunning gardens and several hang out spots for younger family members.
The surrounding town is also home to typical amenities like coffee shops, restaurants, well-maintained public parks and gardens, and an historic railway station with frequent journeys south to Leicester, Bedford, Luton, and London St Pancras stations and north to Lincoln, Derby, Sheffield, Leeds, and York stations.
There’s a lot to love about life in Shepshed. The village is easily navigated, with local businesses, great schools, and good transport links to nearby Loughborough and surrounding towns and cities for those without cars.
The proximity to nature and all the surrounding beauty spots of the Leicestershire countryside are the real draw for those who like to get some fresh air in their downtime. Shepshed Nature Reserve is just on the other side of the town from our new homes and is easily walkable, while Blackbrook Reservoir is excellent for birdwatching and dog-walking at the weekend.
Longcliffe golf club is located on the other side of the M1 and is known in the area for its beautiful course and excellent quality food and staff at the clubhouse. For those who like to dig a little deeper into the local history, local historical sites include the Grace Dieu Priory, an Augustinian priory founded around 1235-1241, and Whatton House and Gardens, an 1800s country manor with exquisite gardens and a highly rated café for tea and cakes.
Having all of this on the doorstep means that houses for sale in Shepshed are a hot commodity. Discover more about our new homes in Shepshed at our Destination 15 development, and bring the vision of a beautiful home in a peaceful middle-England town to life.
You can get in touch with our team to talk more about living in Shepshed and the options available to you, or take a look at some of our local guides to find even more fun activities you could be doing in just a few months from your new Strata home.