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Located in the middle of England, Leicestershire packs a lot into its modest size. Centred around the diverse city of Leicester, the county has bustling market towns like Loughborough and Market Harborough, and plenty of picturesque countryside like the Wolds to The National Forest - England’s first forest to be created in 1,000 years. There’s a location for everyone looking for a new home.

With a choice of new houses in Leicestershire in rural, town and city locations, whether you’re looking to buy your first house or rightsize, you can find your home in a Persimmon development.

Buying a home in Leicestershire

The county’s market towns, rural villages and the vibrant, multicultural city of Leicester each offer something different to homebuyers. If you’re looking for the bustle of city life, the tranquillity of the countryside or something in between, you can find it in Leicestershire.


Living in Leicestershire

History and nature

Leicestershire’s historic industrial past can be seen across the county’s towns and throughout the landscape. You can explore former coalfields, heritage railway lines and the Grand Union Canal, which runs through unspoilt countryside from the centre of Leicester. A new home in Leicestershire makes it easy to get out and enjoy these natural spaces and makes the county an ideal choice for someone looking for a balance of great amenities and access to the outdoors.

Great transport links

Because of its location in the centre of England, buying a house in Leicestershire opens up great transport links to other cities including Birmingham, Nottingham and Coventry. London is reachable in just over an hour, making it a great choice for professionals buying a home in the area.

The M1 runs through the centre of the county, providing a direct link between London and Leeds, and easy connections to other motorways - ideal if you need to travel for work or to visit family. Trains run directly to London St Pancras in just over an hour and to Birmingham New Street in under an hour. East Midlands Airport is just a thirty-minute drive from Leicester with flights to many international destinations, making it easy to get away, safe in the knowledge you’ll be coming back to a home that you love.

Schools and further education

There are 54 schools that have been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in Leicestershire - meaning they provide the highest quality education and care for their pupils. There is a good choice of universities, including Loughborough University - currently ranked as 7th in the UK. If you’re a young family buying a new home in Leicestershire, your children will have access to a range of excellent primary, secondary and further education.

Our developments in Leicestershire

Persimmon has development across Leicestershire, allowing you to choose between town, city and countryside. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, starting a family or looking for the right-sized new build home, Leicestershire is the perfect choice. Browse our available homes and developments, or get in touch if you’d like to know more.