Alex Broadley is pleased to bring to the market this charming three bedroom detached bungalow located in the highly regarded and convenient village of Kirby Muxloe Read more
Alex Broadley is pleased to bring to the market this charming three bedroom detached bungalow located in the highly regarded and convenient village of Kirby Muxloe.
Located on the sleepy Maytree Drive development, this bungalow offers pleasant and restful living. Local amenities can be found in the village centre. The A47 is within close proximity which provides a regular bus service to the amenities of the neighbouring Leicester Forest East, Leicester city centre and Hinckley.
Accommodation comprises in brief of; a light and airy entrance hall with feature parquet flooring, a sizeable lounge diner, a modern kitchen, utility room, three bedrooms and a shower room. To the exterior the property enjoys an attractive rear garden with lawn and sun terrace and to the front there is a further garden, off road parking and garage. The property also enjoys the added benefit of NO CHAIN.
EPC - D Council Tax Band - E
We all know the importance of location. That’s why they say it three times, right? - location, location, location. Kirby Muxloe is arguable one of the most desirable villages in the county, and for good reason.
Situated less than five miles to the west of Leicester City Centre and bordering open countryside, Kirby Muxloe offers a village way of life without sacrificing your ties to the city. The village also provides the ability to commute with ease, with the M1 / M69 motorway connections within close proximity.
Dating back to late ninth or early tenth century, ‘Carbi’ is also rich in history and even boasts its very own moated castle, however, it was sadly never to be completed. Work on the castle began around 1480 by Lord William Hastings. In 1483 Lord Hastings was summoned to London for a meeting with King Richard III and never returned. Executed without trial, the building of the castle came to sad and sudden end. The village is steeped in history and there’s even a fabulous community library to enjoy a few hours researching it.
Local amenities are in abundance within a bustling village centre. There are independent hair and beauty salons, dog grooming, a village physio, post office, a beautiful third generation family run florist and local community groups. When you combine these fantastic transport links with all that’s going on locally, it’s easy to see why Kirby Muxloe is so desirable.
Walks And Green Spaces
It is well worth getting out and stretching your legs in Kirby and its lush surrounds. Bordering the open countryside there are numerous paths and trails to explore. The village centre offers some fine sights too. Take a trip to the castle ruins or a walk around the mature parklands and adjoining fields which offer views over the village. Or lose yourself in the peaceful and beautiful green roads of Kirby Fields. Dubbed the ‘second Stoneygate’ in the late 19th century due to the Leicester businessmen requiring country residences, the area is home to some splendid Edwardian and Victorian architecture.
Kirby Muxloe Schooling
The schools within the area are somewhat of a magnet for parents. The village has a Good Ofsted rated primary school, conveniently located on periphery of the large playing fields.
The secondary school, the highly regarded Brookvale Groby, is located in the neighbouring village of Groby. For those of you with little ones, the village also offers a day nursery and preschool which adds further to the reason to choose Kirby Muxloe for those wanting to lay down some solid family roots.
Cafes, Restaurants and Pubs
Kirby Muxloe has been keeping its locals well fed (and watered) for many years. The village is served by two pub restaurants, a bistro and the village sports club.
The fashionable Royal Oak offers something for everyone. It houses the mouthwatering Real Flavours Deli which offers hot or cold gourmet food and drinks. The deli counter is at bursting point with an amass of savoury treats and the coffee is fab, ideal for those daytime dwellers. The bar at the Royal Oak offers a variety of drinks from local to guest ales, world beers and premium wines and spirits.
Opposite the Royal Oak you can really treat yourself at the acclaimed The Foxes Den Bistro. A relatively new addition to the local eating scene and an absolute dining must. Their themed nights are a tremendous hit which varies from tantalising Asian fusion, Italian tasting menus, gourmet burger nights and so much more. The Foxes Den will keep your inner foodie well and truly satisfied.
Paying homage to its medieval neighbour, and short walk from the village centre you will find the aptly named Castle Hotel, a beautiful 17th century pub restaurant. Originally the castles farmhouse, it retains a lot of its original charm.
Winter drinks by its open fires and candlelit dining are a must. In the warmer months the fashionable garden terrace overlooking the castle ruins lends itself to family lunches and afternoon drinks. Spacious, contemporary and comfy, this is the perfect spot to relax and unwind.
On the move or a leisurely morning stroll, In The Wild – Trailer Co, which is located in the village hall car park, will serve you fresh coffee and tasty breakfast cobs to keep you smiling on your commute or dog walk.
If you don’t want to cook but you don’t want to go out for dinner, I’m afraid you won’t find any takeaways in the village – the residents simply won’t allow it. Quite admirable I’m sure you will agree.
Sports and Leisure.
On the sporting front, the village offers its residents an abundance of facilities. Kirby Muxloe Sports and Village club must be considered the hub of this. Offering an array of adult and youth sports it is probably more a ‘sports complex’. It is home to Kirby Muxloe FC and Kirby Muxloe Cricket Club, regularly hosts archery events, has grass football pitches and a five a side floodlit astroturf pitch. In addition, the club hosts regular family fun days, has two function rooms for hire and a well-stocked bar.
Since 1893 the local golf club has provided the village with excellent greens and fairways. Observe the beautiful surroundings as you enjoy 18 holes at this prestigious course. In addition, the village also boasts a bowls club and outdoor tennis courts.
Kirby Muxloe has an extremely strong sense of community, with the community centre, church hall and sports and village club all hosting events throughout the year. There are also numerous social channels to keep the locals abreast of news and all things local within LE9.