Hinckley is nestled in the heart of the East Midlands, located between Leicester and Nuneaton. Hinckley started life as a Roman settlement but was named by the Saxons with the suffix ‘ley’ meaning ‘clearing in the woodland’. By the Middle Ages, Hinckley had grown into a prosperous market town and, today, it still retains this provincial feel. Hinckley is a popular area for families to move to due to excellent local schools, transport links, and career opportunities.
Moving to Hinckley
Rental properties in Hinckley are in high demand and have constant interest from buy to let investors. Prices for studio flats start at £350 pcm, rising to £425 pcm for a one-bedroom apartment, and up to £500 for a two-bed. Smaller terraced properties, ideal for couples or small families, are available for prices between £500 to £550 pcm. For a spacious family property, prices range between £600 pcm and £950 pcm depending on location, number of bedrooms, and the condition of the property.
Three-bed detached properties are available to buy for prices over £180,000, with four-beds nearer the £225,000 mark. The grandest detached houses, often with long drives, electric gates, and acres of land, tend to be over £750,000. There are some great terraced family homes with three-beds available in Hinckley, some available for as little as £100,000. Studio flats and smaller one-bed flats start at £60,000, escalating to £80,000 for a two-bedroom flat.
The Britannia Bradshaw office is located just 20 minutes away from Hinckley, in Leicester. The team offer a second-to-none removals service, tailored to each individual customer, as well as a variety of storage options.
Shopping in Hinckley
For parents wondering where they will do the weekly food shop in Hinckley, do not panic, the area is home to Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, and Lidl. However, if you are after fresh local produce head to Castle Street Market, which is held three times a week. Burbage also holds a monthly farmers market which is loved for fresh meat and delicious cheese. For those needing some retail therapy, Hinckley features a range of popular high street retailers as well as smaller independent boutiques.
Transport Links Hinckley
Hinckley is well served by road, with the A47, A5, M69, and M1 providing excellent links to the likes of Leicester, Coventry, and Nuneaton. Nuneaton is just a 12-minute drive, Leicester and Coventry are under half an hour’s drive, whereas Birmingham is 40 minutes away in the car.
Hinckley train station sits on the CrossCountry line between Birmingham and Leicester. There is usually one train per hour (in each direction) with Leicester 21 minutes away, and Birmingham New Street, 37 minutes. There are peak hour trains on the Birmingham New Street service that travel to Stanstead Airport (2 hours 43 minutes) via Cambridge (2 hours 10 minutes).
Hinckley also has an extensive bus network. There are 12 routes that benefit from a frequent service to the likes of Coventry, Nuneaton, Leicester, Earl Shilton, Three Pots, and Burbage.