When searching for a new place to live, many areas need to be researched:
- Good Schools
- Transport links
- Crime & safety
- Properties available
- Property prices
So where can tick all these boxes and more? Ashby-de-la-Zouch of course! Here we take a look at the key features of this sought-after destination.
Schools in Ashby-de-la-Zouch
There is a wide variety of primary, secondary and further education establishments in and around Ashby. We take a look at some of the best and their Oftsted ratings to provide a useful shortlist:
- Ashby Hill Top Primary School – Beaumont Avenue, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, LE65 2NF
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding
- Ashby Castle Pre-Preparatory School – Trentham Close, North Street, ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH, Leicestershire, LE65 1HU
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding
- Ashby School (11-16) – Nottingham Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1DT
Ofsted Rating: No rating (Joined LiFE Multi-academy Trust in March 2020)
Transport Links Across North West Leicestershire
Being positioned in the heart of the country, Ashy-de-la-Zouch has outstanding transport connections. Let’s take a look at some of the key distances:
- Nottingham East Midlands Airport
Distance: Just 22 miles down the A42 (approx 30 minutes)
- Train Station
Distance: Just 9 miles to Burton-on-Trent train station with services to Birmingham (34 mins), Nottingham (45 mins) and London (1hr 55 mins)
Distance: M42 – 11 mins (7.7 miles), M1 18 mins (9.8 miles)
Leisure & Amenities In & Around The Area
Ashby has some fantastic facilities and days out on the doorstep. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular places to spend leisure time in the local area:
- Ashby Castle
A popular English Heritage site in Ashby itself. Great for exploring with the family, a secret passage will keep intrepid explorers happy and those without vertigo are free to climb the tower for some stunning views.
In the heart of the National Forest (yes Ashby is right next to this!), Conkers is an assault course, indoor & outdoor pursuits center and on top of this there is:
– Splash Park
– Activity trail
– Fairy Labyrinth
– Adventure play
– Barefoot walk
– Cafe & much more!
- Willesley Park Golf course
Great golf course right in the centre of Ashby, this 18 hole award-winning golf course is ideal to while away the hours and enjoy some time on the 19th tee.
- Zamani’s Restaurant
Great Mediterranean restaurant in the heart of Ashby. Well reviewed (Average rating f 4.6 out of 461 Google reviews) and great ratings on Trip Advisor (4.5 out of 987 reviews).
Along with the above-featured locations, Ashby is well-equipped with Tesco Extra, M&S, Wickes & Aldi. In addition, there is a wide variety of independent shops and high street chains.
Crime & Safety Information
In 2021, the town recorded 69 crimes per 1,000 people. In comparison to the rest of Leicestershire as a whole, this represents a decrease of 13% against the average 78 crimes per 1000 people (crimerate.co.uk). See below f0r official UK Police statistics fro Ashby-de-la-Zouch for the last 12 months (from Apr 2021 to Mar 2022):
|Criminal damage and arson||130||9.6|
|Possession of weapons||8||0.6|
|Violence and sexual offences||601||44.6|
|Theft from the person||4||0.3|
Property & Prices
There is a wide range of properties available across Ashby-de-la-Zouch. From smaller studio-style apartments to large country houses, Ashby has a place for everyone.
Average house prices in February 2022 for a detached property is £362,988, for a semi-detached home £213,667 and overall £318,661. (home.co.uk)
Highest price available today within 1 mile of Ashby-de-la-Zouch is in Smisby, a stunning 5 bedroom home with half an acre of land for a cool £1,250,000 and the lowest property available is a 2 bedroom apartment in Woodville for just £112,000.
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