Moving to Stretton Glen, Great Glen Leicester

Great Glen village lies 6 miles south east of Leicester and is situated in part of the valley of the River Sence. Also known as Glen Magna, it is a village and civil parish. Its name which is a Celtic name for Valley, comes from the original iron age settlers.

Are you planning on moving  to Stretton Glen, Great Glen?

As demand for affordable starter homes increases Miller Homes have constructed a number of new four and five bedroom homes at its already popular site at Stretton Glen, Great Glen. Providing the feeling of rural living with the convenience of being located close to Leicester, award winning Miller Homes have designed some beautiful new homes.

Why move to Stretton Glen in Great Glen Leicester?

Lifestyle

The village itself has a natural appeal of peaceful rural living along with the convenient  location on the out skirts of Leicester. With broad skies and open farmland it is often hard to believe that you are under a mile away from the A6 and only 20 min away from Leicester City Center itself. The 18th century Stretton Hall is also located nearby. Stretton Glen provides a mixture of  contemporary yet classic homes.

Education

There are two schools within Great Glen. The C of E St Cuthbert’s Primary school is situated just a few minutes north of Stretton Glen and offers creative Learning. There is also Stonygate School that is one of Leicesters oldest schools, at over 150 years old. Its pupils also recently won Best Junior Choir at BBC Songs Of Praise school choir contest. The Robert Smyth Academy School in Market Harborough which takes pupils from the age of 14 to 19 is also  close buy and has been named a High performance specialist school.

Leicester Grammar school is also based in Great Glen the school is co educational and is listed with the Independent  Schools Council.

Health care

Kibworth Health Center is the main surgery serving the Great Glen area. It is located in the center  and opens: Monday – Friday 8.30 am to 12.00 and 2 pm to 5 pm. Glen Dental Clinic is the local dentist in the village and offer a range of cosmetic services such as teeth whitening as well as routine checkups and remedial work. They are based in the center of the village and are open: Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.

Sports and Leisure

Fleckney sports center is situated just 3 miles south of Great Glen. The center boasts a range of  activities including, Football, Tennis, Basketball, Netball, Cricket, Table tennis and even Indoor Bowling. Fleckney Sports center also run various classes such as Street Dance and Martial Arts groups. Evington Leisure center is also close by and offers a Swimming pool along with a wide range of Fitness classes. There is also a well equipped Gym along side a bar and function room.

Glen Gorse is the local Golf club and offers full club house amenities along with a challenging 18 hole course.

Shopping

There are a great selection of shops in Great Glen including a Co-Op and Waitrose. The village also has a Post Office that stock a wide range if newspapers, magazines,confectionery and stationery. With excellent transport links into Leicester city center you are never far from all the local amenities.

The village also has a Library with a selection of activities including reading groups and children’s story time.

 History

In the 16th century Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk father of the ill-fated Lady Jane Grey became the Lord of the Manor. After his execution for treason  his lands were seized by the crown. Following the Battle of Naseby in 1645, during the English Civil War, Great Glen played host to a band of Cromwellian soldiers who were pursuing some of the (defeated) Royalist Cavalry. They were later joined by the rest of the army who camped overnight before moving onto Leicester. Some of these soldiers made camp in the church where they caused much damage (such as breaking all the windows), of which some evidence can still be seen today. There are five road names in the village that mark these events: Cromwell Road, Naseby Way, Ruperts Way, Edgehill Close and Halford Close.

MnM Removals Leicester are proud to support the regeneration of Leicester by ensuring that all homeowners moving into a new Miller Home will receive a 10% discount when booking their move with us.

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