Living in Blaby
Recently named as one of the happiest places to live in the UK, Blaby is popular for those seeking the quiet village life with unique character, but also those looking to stay connected further afield, due to its proximity to the M1 and railway stations.
Take a look at our area guide below or download our Area Guide for Blaby
Blaby is best known for…
Blaby is best known for its picturesque buildings, particularly in old Blaby which is a designated conservation area. It has some ancient and beautiful dwellings and boasts a charming ‘olde worlde’ feel. It is also twinned with the village of Villers-sous-Saint-Leu in France.
Blaby is located in the borough of Blaby.
Take a stroll around the village of Blaby and you’ll see much of the designated conservation area. At the nearby Glen Parva you can enjoy the walking trail around the remains of an Old Saxon settlement, or follow The River Soar and Grand Union Canal all the way into the heart of Leicester city centre. Go further west to Kirby Muxloe and you’ll discover the 15th century castle, which was never finished. Further south you’ll find the village of Stoney Cove which is a popular place for diving (before 1958 it was an active quarry). Under the surface divers can see a submarine and the UK’s largest inland shipwreck. Old Blaby also has several pubs, but most shops and amenities are on the old A426 road between Leicester and Lutterworth.
Blaby is ideally located for commuters; nearby is the M1 motorway which connects northbound to Leicester city centre, Nottingham and Mansfield and also southbound to Northampton, Milton Keynes, Luton and central London. There are two train stations close to Blaby including South Wigston, which offers services to Leicester and Birmingham. There is also Narborough, which offers services to Leicester, Birmingham, Cambridge and Stansted Airport.
Sports and leisure facilities
A short drive from Blaby is Enderby Leisure and Golf Centre in Enderby, which has a golf course, gym, exercise studio, crèche, two swimming pools, and a sports hall. Runners can make use of Bouskell Park and Northfield Park.
Our favourite places
We love The Bakers Arms pub, which is one of the oldest pubs in Leicester. In the summer we enjoy a drink in its beer garden and in the winter in front of the log burners.
Stephen McDonald, Branch Manager of haart Blaby Estate Agents comments:
“Blaby is a delightful village with a close knit community. It offers nice walks, friendly shops and all the amenities you might need nearby. You are only ever a 5 minute walk from beautiful countryside, ideal for dog walkers like me. You never have to take your dogs on the same walk.”