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Developer reveals top five reasons families are moving to Barrow Upon Soar

According to leading homebuilder David Wilson Homes East Midlands, location is still one of the most important considerations for buyers looking for a new home in Leicestershire and its development Hunters Lodge in Barrow upon Soar is no exception.

And with just 13 homes left to sell, the developer is encouraging homebuyers to act quickly to avoid missing out.

Located on Willow Road, the development borders open countryside and has a collection of spacious four and five bedroom homes to suit the needs of a variety of different buyers.

Residents at the new development are already benefiting from nearby local amenities including local village shops and boutiques, riverside pubs and heritage walks, as well as highly-regarded schools.

Jason Hearn, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said:

“Our beautiful new homes are thoughtfully situated so residents can make the most of the local amenities, meaning they are not only benefiting from a quality home, but also the convenience and pleasure in the surrounding areas.

“For anyone looking for a fresh start in a brand new property, we have compiled our greatest benefits for the location of our development David Wilson Homes at Hunters Lodge.”

David Wilson Homes has revealed its five advantages to moving to Barrow upon Soar:

Highly-rated schooling options

David Wilson Homes keeps the homebuyers in mind when selecting the location for its new developments, which includes ensuring there is a range of schooling options in the area for the benefit of growing families.

From couples looking to settle down and start a family to those who are already parents, house hunters are never short of nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and colleges in the area. These include Hall Orchard Church of England Primary School and Humphrey Perkins High School.

Strong commuter links

For commuter convenience, Hunters Lodge is in an ideal location. Barrow upon Soar enjoys an impressive transport network, despite its village location. The village is close to the A6 providing easy access to Leicester, Loughborough, Derby and Nottingham. The M1 is also just a few miles away. The village has its own railway station, with direct trains to Nottingham, Loughborough and Leicester.

Convenience of shopping and leisure facilities

As a resident, you’ll have an array of amenities on the doorstep which provide the necessary convenience for day-to-day living, whether that is supermarkets and health facilities or more recreational activities all within walking distance.

With its bustling high street, Barrow upon Soar blends riverside pubs and heritage walks with shops and a library. Quorn, Loughborough and Leicester are all easily accessible from the village, with high street shopping, bars and restaurants.

Nearby parks and open spaces

Green, rural spaces are included both within the development and the surrounding areas of Barrow upon Soar as the homebuilder strives to bring more than just homes to each newly built community. These included rural wooded walks which are location north of the development

Parks and open areas close by offer people the chance to enjoy some crisp spring sunshine. These include Pilling Lock Marina, which is located close to the development.

Moving schemes mean you can save and move quickly

David Wilson Homes has a number of moving schemes to help people get on or up the property ladder. These include the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme, which means you can reserve your home with just a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage. The remaining 20% is funded by an equity loan, interest-free for the first five years and repayable on the sale on the home.

Jason added:

“We handpick the location of our developments to guarantee there is something for all kinds of potential buyers, and the variety of moving schemes available can assist people in purchasing their new home.”

Hunters Lodge currently has a range of four and five bedroom homes available to reserve, with prices starting from £349,995.

To find out more information, please visit the onsite sales centre open Monday 12.30pm to 5.30pm and Thursday to Sunday 10.00am to 5.30pm.

For further information please call the sales team on 0844 811 5544 or log onto the website at

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