Are you looking to buy a new home in Leicester? We recommend reading up on Anstey and considering it as your next place to live in. Open House Estate Agents Leicester offer a customer focused estate agents service in the Leicester area including the Anstey area and can offer sellers, renters and buyers with all the information they need to make a decision about investing in this area.
Anstey is a large village located in Leicestershire, England, north-west of Leicester in the borough of Charnwood. The village is separated from Leicester by the Rothley Brook, Castle Hill Park and the A46, and it borders the villages of Glenfield, Groby, Newtown Linford, Cropston and Thurcaston as well as the suburb of Beaumont Leys and Anstey Heights.
If you’re looking for a fun day out near Anstey, you can head north-west to the famous Bradgate Park, a lush escape filled with nature and wildlife. It’s especially lovely on a warm summer’s day accompanied by cold drinks and ice cream! Bradgate Park is actually the childhood home of Lady Jane Grey and stretches above the village, between the two neighbouring villages of Newtown Linford and Cropston.
Did you know that Anstey is known as the Gateway to Charnwood Forest? This is because it combines a charming mixture of traditional English village, complete with two greens, and an industrial town (several of the old 19th-century factories have now been turned into apartments). It is also made up of smaller estates, both council and private which are intertwined without border. This makes for an inclusive village feel, creating a real sense of community.
If you are considering moving into Anstey with your family, you will be met with extremely useful facilities. For example, there are currently three schools in Anstey:
Latimer Primary School, Latimer Street – original building from 1896
Woolden Hill Primary School, Netherfield Road – opened 1977
The Martin High School, Anstey, Link Road – opened 1957, now a secondary academy for 11- to 16-year-olds
These are all great choices of school within the catchment area of our new potential home in Anstey and offer your children a great start to life with quality education.
Anstey has retained some of its traditional village charms, particularly in the northern area of the village which is perfect if you’re looking for a peaceful residential area. Due to its industrial background, there are many small terraced houses as well as some post-war council houses in the ‘Dutch barn’ style.
Nearby Glenfield is the home of Leicestershire County Council, and all the shops and facilities of the city can be found about four miles (6 km) away in Leicester. If you don’t drive, you can still easily access these facilities due to the accessible public transport options to you. Anstey is served by regular bus services to Leicester and the Beaumont Shopping Centre (about a mile away in Beaumont Leys), and less regular services to Loughborough.
First Leicester service 74, Centrebus Service 154, Kinchbus Service 123 and Roberts Service 120 are the main operators for the village which runs to Leicester, Loughborough, Rothley, Cropston, and Quorn. The nearest network railway station is at Leicester.
By road, Anstey is just off the A46 Leicester Western Bypass, which provides a fast link to the M1 southbound to London, with the A50 providing access to the M1 North. This makes Anstey a great location if you are a working professional looking for a quiet place to reside yet still having a good commute into the city for work.
Anstey offers a variety of things for families and individuals to do in their spare time. For example, there is a selection of shops and services, making it a commercial centre for a number of surrounding local villages and a bustling hub for local residents. The largest shops include Potters Carpets & Kitchens and there is also a large Co-op store on Cropston Road.
Contact us today if you are looking at selling or buying a property in Anstey and we can offer you our services to help you sell quickly or find the perfect property in this area. Our professional Letting Agent Anstey team will help you with any property service.