Appleby Magna

Appleby Magna

A postcard village.

Appleby Magna officially lies in the county of Leicestershire amongst rolling countryside, but is within just two miles of three other counties: Warwickshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire – so you’d be hard pressed to be any more centrally located!

There’s a beautiful church in the village, along with the local butcher and two popular pubs, The Crown and The Black Horse, and a stream meanders through the centre along Duck Lake.

Little wonder that it’s a conservation area. There’s a plethora of lovely buildings in the centre of the village. Perhaps the most historic is the Moat House, surrounded by – true to its name – a most, trees and fields, bringing greenery and an irresistible charm to Appleby Magna. In Measham, the next village along, you’ll find a post office, doctors’ surgery and high street with an array of independent shops and supermarkets. Larger stores, including M&S, can be found in nearby Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

The perfect location for family walks.

A village nursery and pre-school cater to young families wonderfully, and the Sir John Moore primary school is something very special indeed. Constructed between 1693-1697, this breathtaking Grade I listed building was based on an original design by Sir Christopher Wren and Sir William Wilson.

Whilst day-to-day life is reassuringly sleepy, the village is situated within easy reach of not just Ashby, but Market Bosworth too, and is well connected to Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester and beyond, via the M24 and M1. And, when your mode of transport is on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback, you’ll find a great choice of trails and footpaths to explore right outside your front door.