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Situated in the National Forest, Blackfordby is a charming, rural village surrounded by beautiful Leicestershire countryside. Nestled on the northern edge of this welcoming community is where you’ll find Mary’s Meadow. Comprising 91 two, three and four bedroom homes in thoughtful designs and layouts, there’s a home at Mary’s Meadow to suit all tastes. A popular village, Blackfordby has a bustling village hall offering activities for all ages, as well as a primary school and traditional pub. Neighbouring Woodville has many more amenities, including a garden centre, post office, library, doctors’ surgery, pharmacy, barbers, petrol station, cafes and takeaways.
Homes at Mary’s Meadow are traditionally constructed in a range of semi-detached and detached styles, including some characterful L shape properties. Each home has dedicated parking, either a private driveway or standalone garage, a good size rear garden and a flexible internal layout for you to really personalise; whether that’s homeworking, entertaining or relaxing, the choice is yours. To create an attractive street scene, homes at Mary’s Meadow include feature details such as rendering, reconstituted stone sills and decorative chimneys.
Life in Blackfordby offers something for everyone. The hub of the community is the village hall, which hosts regular exercise classes, playgroups, a gym club, the WI and live music nights. The Black Lion pub means you can quench your thirst with a locally sourced beer, and pets will receive a warm welcome here too. In the adjacent village of Woodville, you’ll find a further three pubs, Tesco Express and a variety of takeaways, including Indian, Chinese, Thai and even desserts! Sports fans can take advantage of the fitness centre, snooker club, fishing shop and football team, Woodville Rangers FC, which takes players from four through to adult. Not forgetting nature lovers or four-legged family members, the neighbouring Swadlincote Woodlands has over 80 acres of trails, footpaths and meadows, as well as an adventure playground and orienteering course.
An excellent location for families, there are infant, primary and secondary schools all within easy access of Mary’s Meadow. Blackfordby St Margaret’s CofE Primary School accepts children from age 4, while neighbouring Woodville and Norris Hill have Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’ rated primary schools, respectively. From age 11, children can attend Granville Academy, and there’s also some excellent higher educational establishments/vocational colleges nearby, including Stephenson College, Coalville and Burton & South Derbyshire College, Burton upon Trent.
For other family entertainment, Drayton Manor Theme Park, Twycross Zoo, Conkers Outdoor Adventures and the National Trust Calke Abbey Estate are all within a half hour’s drive of Mary’s Meadow. High street stores, restaurants, supermarkets and cinema chains are also easily found in Burton upon Trent, just 6.7 miles away.
Living at Mary’s Meadow means you’ll be well-positioned for road, rail and air travel. Blackfordby offers an excellent base for commuting to Burton upon Trent, Loughborough or Tamworth via the A511, A38 or A42, which also all provide quick connections to the motorway network. Travelling by train is easy from Burton upon Trent, which runs direct routes to Birmingham, Nottingham, Derby and as far afield as Cardiff, Newcastle and Edinburgh. For international travel, East Midlands Airport is only 14 miles away.
If you’re looking for a modern new home in a well-connected, thriving community with access to some of England’s most beautiful countryside, then it’s time to make your move to Mary’s Meadow.