Shepshed is a small town that has a lot going for it. Located in the Leicestershire countryside between Leicester and Derby, it’s just a stone’s throw away from the vibrant university town of Loughborough. It’s well-connected, has all the amenities you need and is surrounded by nature. Thanks to its great community and idyllic landscape, it’s a great location for young families or retirees. It’s also a popular choice for professionals due to its proximity to larger towns and cities. 

Buying a new build in Shepshed

The town has a great community and is an extremely welcoming place to move to. With a range of independent cafes, pubs and restaurants, a weekly market and a range of independent shops, there’s plenty for you to enjoy. If you’re looking for a new home in a small town in Leicestershire, Shepshed has it all.

Living in Shepshed

Superb transport links

Shepshed is located between several large towns and cities, offering great commuter links and making it easy to travel and enjoy all these locations provide. Birmingham and Coventry are both under an hour’s drive, while Derby and Nottingham are just over 30 minutes away. Leicester is under half an hour by car and Loughborough can be reached in around 15 minutes. 

The M1 motorway passes right by the town, offering a direct link between Leeds and London. Public transport for the town is provided by buses, with a service going directly to the East Midlands Airport. The nearest train station is in Loughborough, which can easily be reached by bus or by cycling and provides connections to London, Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield. So, while you’ll be able to enjoy the quieter pace of life that Shepshed offers from your new home, you’ll never feel far away from the action and excitement of big cities.

Shops and amenities

For its size, Shepshed is well-served by shops and amenities. There are several supermarkets available in the centre of the town, including a farm shop, a butcher and a baker, as well as a good selection of restaurants and takeaways. There’s a choice of primary and secondary schools, plus a health centre and a choice of GP surgeries. You’ll find a range of independent shops in the centre, and you can find larger stores and high-street chains in nearby Loughborough. You’ll have all the essentials for your new life within reach of your new home.


Surrounded by countryside, there are lots of great walks to enjoy from Shepshed. With a range of footpaths and trails around the town, there’s no shortage of opportunities to immerse yourself in nature. Popular spots include the Shepshed Nature Reserve, Blackbrook Reservoir - home to many species of birds, reptiles and insects -, and Mount St Bernard Abbey. With lots of dog-friendly pubs on and around these routes, it’s an ideal location for dog owners, too. You can easily access the countryside from your new home, helping you maintain a healthy, active lifestyle and enjoy weekend walks with your family and four-legged friends.

Our new build houses in Shepshed

Persimmon has properties available across Shepshed and Leicestershire. Browse our available developments below and get in touch with our customer services team if you’d like to know more.