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Hinckley local area guide

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Why move to Hinckley?

Hinckley is a historical town most known for the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 in the nearby village Maket Bosworth where King Richard III was killed. It is also known to Leofric, the Earl of Mercia and husband of Lady Godiva who gave the village of Burbage to Coventry Abbey in 1043. Also known for one of the most popular poets of the 17th Century John Cleveland who was born here and Hinckley Grammar School was eventually named after him which is now John Cleveland College.

Employment and Career opportunities are vast with Hinckley being the home of Triumph motorcycles aswell has having a strong manufacturing and engineering background. There are many Industrial Areas nearby offering employment opportunities in Logistics, Distribution and retail as well as many textile businesses. Mira Technology park and Enterprise Zone is located just off the A5 and is the national Hub for the UK automotive sector.

A new leisure centre has opened in the town centre as well as having Green Flag award winning local parks. We have fantastic conservation areas, heritage sties and countryside walks and it is a beautiful, predominantly rural area, with some very picturesque villages surrounded by rolling countryside.

We also have great visitor attractions, including Twycross Zoo, The Battle of Bosworth Site in Sutton Cheney, Shackerstone Railway and Mallory Park Racing Circuit.

Long famous for its 700 year old national award winning market and annual ‘Tin Hat’ Fun Fair, as well as a thriving town centre and events programme including St Georges Day, Feast Hinckley, Town Centre Run, Christmas Lights Switch on and The Soap Box Derby, there is a wide range terrific family entertainment on offer. Burbage Common and Hollycroft Park are popular for families with children and dog walkers.


The local market

The Hinckley property market has an abundance of properties for buyers to choose, with a broad range available from terrace houses to country properties within the nearby villages. Over the last few years the area has seen significant rises in house prices due to its convenient and central location as well as the significant investment the local area has undergone. Being particularly sought after across the whole area means most properties are always in high demand so by registering with us we can always make you aware of the new ones coming to market and be sure to act fast to save missing out.



Situated at the very heart of England on the border of the East and West Midlands, ideally located between Leicester, Coventry and Birmingham, with excellent national transport links and Train and Bus Station. Hinckley and Bosworth has a very low unemployment rate of just 3% and with the schools in the area rated Good or Outstanding with Grades 5% above the national average for all Schools in England this is a great place to raise a family.


History and sport

Home to many successful sportsperson including Manu Tuilagi who moved to the area when he was your and went to John Cleveland College where he helped his school side win the Daily Mail Cup at Twickenham. He then went on to play for Leicester Tigers, England and the British Lions. Dean Richards is another Leicester Tigers and England Legend. The Hinckley Policeman and part-time player made 314 appearances for Tigers and 48 for England and became England Captain before going on to coach Leicester Grenoble, Harlequins and now Newcastle Falcons. Locally for those looking for sport activities in the are are The Hinckley Golf Club, Hinckley Football Team, Hinckley Tennis Club and Kirkby Mallory Race Curcuit.



A popular residential area, there is a range of property types in Hinckley. With an array of beautiful Victorian and Edwardian properties in central Hinckley, family homes in the Hollycroft area, overlooking the park. In contrast to the many attractive period buildings, there are an increasing number of contemporary developments. Further afield there continues to be a diverse selection of properties with family homes and bungalows within Burbage and country properties within the local villages.



As one of Hinckley's most popular Estate Agents, Your Move has houses for sale in a wide radius around Hinckley, including, Barwell, Earl Shilton, Burbage, Stoney Stanton, Sapcote, Sharnford, Wolvey, Elmesthorpe, Ullesthorpe, Desford, Newbold Verdon, Market Bosworth, Sutton Cheney, Cadeby, Carlton, Congerstone, Barton in the Beans, Osbaston, Nailstone, Stoke Golding, Dadlington, Wykin, Stapleton, Barlestone, Peckleton, Kirkby Mallory. Your Move's experienced team understands the needs of our buyers from investors looking for properties to renovate or let. First time buyers looking for their dream home. Families who are looking to move into the right school catchment and buyers who are looking for something specific a bit further afield whether that be a certain style or character property, barn conversion, Thatched cottage, Period home, Farmhouse or property with land and or paddocks. A one bedroom apartment for sale in Hinckley will cost as little as £70,000 and a four bedroom family home from £230,000. Country properties in the near by villages would cost £400,000 plus. Rental properties are in high demand and the area attracts lots of investors to purchase property to let with most properties keeping long term tenants and excellent returns on their investments. Your Move Hinckley has an excellent speed to let and prides itself on fantastic marketing, impeccable presentation and proactive and knowledgeable staff to ensure we provide an excellent service to our landlords. The price of property to rent in Hinckley starts at about £450pcm for a studio flat rising to £550pcm for a one bedroom flat. Two bedroom flats cost between £575 and £650pcm, Two bedroom terraces from £600 - £700pcm. For a spacious property with a garden, prices can start from £750pcm rising to £1300pcm, depending on the size, the number of bedrooms and condition of the property.


Restaurants and shopping

There is a mix of shopping in the centre with the high street chains such as Dorothy Perkins, New Look and Sainsburys along side boutique shops such as Swag Box and Marmelade Meringue as well as butchers, Grocers and bakeries. A visit to Hinckley and the nearby villages will certainly add to your favourite places to eat as it has some marvelous eateries including the Old Black horse Inn, Dixie Arms and Sofetllys in Market Bosworth, The Horse and Jockey at Congerstone, Little India in Peckleton as well as The Blue Pig in Wolvey and the Crab and Cow in Leire and many more besides.

Whether it's dining out at a delicious restaurant, calling into a cosy pub for a hearty lunch, or relaxing in a quaint cafe or tearoom, it's all on the menu in Hinckley. Castle Street Market comes three times a week which is the perfect place to shop for fruit and vegetables. Burbage also holds a monthly farmers market where you can buy your fruit and vegetables, Cheese and fresh meat as well as other nearby farms that sell local produce.