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Loughborough is the largest town in Leicestershire and is jam-packed with opportunities and entertainment. This vibrant location comes with its own university, excellent transport links and a mix of shops sitting along ancient cobbled streets. Hop on a steam train and chug through the surrounding countryside before coming back and settling into your new Persimmon home.

New houses in Loughborough

Loughborough is nestled amongst green East Midlands, and comes with cobbled streets and a town square where you can buy fresh produce from its award-winning retail market. There are also lush green spaces throughout the town itself, as well as cosy pubs and even nightclubs for when you fancy a night out. This is a great location for buying a new home.

Living in Loughborough

Bikes, buses and steam trains

Loughborough’s proximity to Leicester, Nottingham and Derby makes it an ideal town for commuters. You can get a train to Leicester in just 10 minutes, Derby in half an hour and even travel to London in around 1hr 30mins. The town itself is located near the M1, which then links to Leicester, Coventry and Birmingham - you really are right in the centre of the UK if you buy a house here.

There are several cycle routes in and around town, as well as a regular bus service. But the real highlight is the Great Central Railway - the country’s only mainline heritage railway. This is a steam-operated railway which travels between Leicester and Nottingham. This means that you can step back in time and enjoy a ride on a magical steam train, featuring yearly events that really show off this railway’s rich heritage and cultural significance. It’s a fun day out for friends and family visiting your new home, or a novel way of travelling from one destination to another.


Loughborough University is one of the leading universities in the UK. It’s in the top ten for sports-related subjects, arts, media studies and engineering, meaning that young adults will have a strong base to further their education close by. It’s also known for its student experience, and the town itself is a great place for students to live.

For families with children who are not yet university age, there are also a number of schools to choose from. Loughborough College is renowned for its high levels of student satisfaction and employee links. All of these organisations offer a wealth of opportunities for families looking to buy a home, with a variety of campuses and settings right on your doorstep.

New houses for sale in Loughborough

Loughborough has a lot to offer its residents, and that’s why Persimmon are excited to provide new housing developments in this vibrant town. To see what’s available, explore our new build homes above, or click on the links below to see more areas near Loughborough and beyond.