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Top places to live in Leicestershire & Rutland Kibworth Beauchamp

If you want a quaint village life, Kibworth Beauchamp is a great bet. Its beating heart is the pretty High Street that's always bustling with activity thanks to the local indie shops and eateries. Put it on your list for a top contender. Part of our Top 200 Places to Live series.

WHY?

This lively little village has a big heart and even bigger community spirit. Surrounded by gorgeous verdant countryside, it’s a stone’s throw from the Grand Union Canal and the leafy town of Market Harbs making it great for families (and Fido will love it too).

EAT

For lunch, look no further than The Deli Kibworth. This family-run business is the local go-to for flat whites and lunch bites. The Lighthouse is a popular seafood restaurant run by Sarah Poli and her family (they also own the brilliant Boboli Italian restaurant seconds away in Kibworth Harcourt). Meanwhile, village pub The Swan punches above its weight on the booze front (hello gin and rum bar!) and also serves great pub food.

SHOP

Book lovers rejoice! You won’t be able to get enough of Kibworth Books. Owner Debbie is so passionate about books she founded the annual Kibworth Book Festival. For flowers, there’s only one place to go and that’s Mon Amie Living. Two friends, Louise and Julie launched the business a few years ago and have never really looked back. Spruce up your home with their faux flowers, gifts, decor items or join one of their regular workshops.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Windmill Farm Park won the Best Family Attraction in the Muddy Awards this year and it’s not hard to see why. As well as being a working farm, they’ve got an an indoor timber-based adventure play barn, an outdoor play area, jumping pillows and more. Head to Foxton Locks and hire a narrowboat and watch the world slowly drift by along the local waterways.

AVERAGE HOUSE PRICES

Properties in Kibworth Beauchamp have an overall average price of £374,529 and detached properties can easily fetch around £450,829.

HOT PROPERTY

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SCHOOLS

We can recommend independent, Leicester Grammar School, which is a 20 minute car journey. There’s also independent, co-ed Brooke House College which is also a great choice for pupils aged 11-19. It has a wonderfully diverse mix of students, as well as the option to board and a brilliant Football Academy.

BEST KEPT SECRET

Nearby, Wistow Maze is a ‘maize maze’ that’s open during the summer months. Here, families can explore the attraction and take part in the fun quiz trail hidden amongst its 3 miles of pathways.

COMMUTE

It’s just over a 100 miles to London – less than an hour direct into Kings Cross St Pancras from nearby Market Harborough station. An annual season train ticket is £8000+. It takes just under two hours to drive into the capital.

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