The Chestnuts is nestled in the welcoming Leicestershire town of Syston. On the edge of open countryside, it features a range of starter and family homes. Thereís plenty of open space within the development for you to spend time outdoors with the family. Syston is a bustling community, close to Leicester and popular Queniborough, with a great range of excellent shops, restaurants and bars.
A great location
The Chestnuts instantly impresses with its green, open spaces and block paved roads which give the development the feeling of a traditional Leicestershire village. The homes here have been inspired by this local influence, incorporating Charnwood granite into some of the buildings and chimneys on some house styles.
Planting around the edge of the development gives The Chestnuts an established village feel. This is enhanced by newly planted trees that give a welcoming feel as you drive into the development.
If youíre looking for a traditional town with plenty of shops and places to eat and drink including Indian and Italian restaurants, then Syston is ideal. The town is also home to a leisure centre with swimming pool and gym facilities.
Nearby Watermead Country Park is home to all manner of wildlife which resides in its sleepy woodland. Donít forget to visit the famous mammoth statue which is a monument to skeleton found during excavation.
In Systonís town centre there are a wide range of shops along a traditional High Street, including banks, travel agents, Wilkinsons and both Co-op and Aldi supermarkets, along with several takeaways. Thurmaston Shopping Centre is just a few minutes away with TK Maxx, Dunelm, Next, Outfit and a large Asda superstore. City centre shopping is also just a few miles away in Leicester.
Schools and education
There are two primary schools in close proximity to The Chestnuts: The Merton Primary School which is less than half a mile away and St Peter and St Paul Church of England Primary School which is less than a mile from the development.
For secondary education, Wreake Valley Community College in Syston is just a few minutes from The Chestnuts.
- The Merton Primary School (0.3 miles)
- Wreake Valley Community College - Secondary (0.7 miles)
- St Peter and St Paul Church of England Primary School (0.7 miles)
The Chestnuts is well-suited to commuters, as the A46 close by gives access to the north and the A607 to Melton Mowbray to the east. Syston has its own railway station which makes it easy to get to Leicester and Nottingham. East Midlands Airport is only 14 miles away. Watermead Country Park is also just on the doorstep, offering peace and tranquility away from the lively town centre.
There are excellent bus links to Leicester, Loughborough and Melton Mowbray from Syston. The town also has its own train station where you can catch direct trains to Leicester, Loughborough and Nottingham.
The developmentís not far from the A46 dual carriageway which takes you to Nottingham and Lincoln in the north and the M1 southbound.
Distances are straight line measurements
Syston Health Centre can be found on Melton Road in Syston (0116 260 9111) and offers GP services.
The nearest hospitals are Leicester Royal Infirmary (0116 254 1414) which has accident and emergency facilities and a maternity ward, and Leicester General Hospital (0116 249 0490).
Empingham Drive, Syston, LEICESTER, LE7 2AJ
From the A46 travelling from both the north and south, arrive at the Hobby Horse public house roundabout and take the A607 towards Leicester. When you reach the next island, take the first exit and continue down Melton Road - Syston train station will be on your left. Once in the town centre, take the third exit at the roundabout onto Barkby Road. Continue to the bottom of the road and turn left.
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About David Wilson Homes
David Wilson Homes is not just a housing developer, we're a company that builds homes. At every stage of the process; from designing and planning to the final finishing touches, we keep in mind the emotional and practical priorities of the people who will be living in our properties.
This customer-centric approach has been at the root of our success for over forty years. We began in a small village in Leicester and today are recognised as one of the country's leading house builders, operating in thirteen regions, from Scotland to Wales and down to the South East of England. All our regions are supported by an extensive customer service team to guide buyers through what, in most cases, is the biggest financial commitment they will ever make.
As part of the Wilson Bowden Group, we established our reputation through the building of large executive properties but today our uncompromising pursuit of excellence extends into a wider portfolio of homes including apartments and townhouses.
At the heart of our company lies the Wilson Way, an attitude which demands all our people, whether they be land buyers, site managers or marketing staff, deliver their very best at all stages of the business. We believe detail is everything and consequently our team takes time to source materials of the highest standard to fashion homes of unparalleled quality.
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