Opulence by Strata Homes

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Opulence is the first Strata development in Leicester, and will be located in the village of Whetstone, 5.9 miles south-west of the city centre. The A426 provides a direct link into the heart of Leicester making it an ideal location for commuters, while regular bus services take you into the city in less than half an hour.

Whetstone in the parish of Blaby, Leicestershire, has a good selection of local shops, including a Waitrose supermarket. There are a number of good schools in the area including the Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated Badgerbrook Primary School, local football and rugby clubs, and plenty of parks, green space and surrounding countryside to explore.


  1. Within the catchment of outstanding Ofsted rated schools
  2. 5.9 miles south-west of the city centre
  3. Direct link into the heart of Leicester
  4. Regular bus services

Location

Location

Cambridge Road Whetstone Leicester LE8 6LF

Opening hours

Thursday - Monday 10am – 5pm

Local Information

Leisure Facilities

The National Space Centre is 7.5 miles away, an all weather attraction that’s great for all the family. It’s home to the largest planetarium dome in the UK, with highlights including the Spaceflight Induction Module and more than 150 hands-on challenges.

Aylestone Meadows is 4.7 miles away and is the biggest local nature reserve in Leicester, where there’s an array of wildlife and a section of the Sustrans National Cycle route 6.

You can also pay a visit to Kings Lock Tearooms on the edge of the meadows, housed inside the last remaining lock-keeper’s cottage in Leicester. Enjoy a cream tea while overlooking the Grand Union Canal and River Soar. Leicester city centre is 5.7 miles from Opulence, where you’ll find attractions such as the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, and the Abbey Pumping Station. There are also various bars, cafes and restaurants, and Bath House Lane is the place to be for international cuisine.

Local Shopping

There are various supermarkets close to Opulence, including Waitrose 1.2 miles away. There’s also a Londis convenience store opposite the development on Warwick Road. Attfield's Farm Shop, 1.8 miles away, stocks freshly baked cakes, fresh meat, fruit and vegetables. Most of the produce is grown on the farm, or has been sourced from the local area.

Fosse Shopping Park is 3.9 miles away, with big name stores such as Gap, River Island and Next Home, as well as a food court.

Head into Leicester city centre just 5.7 miles away, where there is a greater range of stores, including the Highcross Shopping Centre. It includes John Lewis, Boots, H&M and many others. There’s also a 12-screen cinema and a number of restaurants with cuisine including Tex Mex, Italian and Chinese.

Education

St Peter’s Church of England Primary School, 0.5 miles away, achieved a good Ofsted rating and provides education for primary aged children. The Hunny Bear Day Nursery is just 0.1 miles from Opulence and was given a good rating by Ofsted.
Badgerbrook Primary School, 0.7 miles away, achieved an outstanding Ofsted rating and provides education for children aged 4 to 11. The Hunny Bear Day Nursery is just 0.1 miles from Opulence and was given a good rating by Ofsted.
Leysland High School, 2.3 miles from the development, was rated outstanding in all areas by Ofsted and its pupils are between the ages of 11 and 14.
South Leicestershire College, 2.9 miles, offers full- and part-time courses to school leavers and adult learners. It was rated good by Ofsted and has one of the largest Apprentice Recruitment Services in the East Midlands.
The University of Leicester is 5.4 miles away from Opulence and features in the QS World University Rankings.
Leysland High School, 2.3 miles from the development, was rated outstanding in all areas by Ofsted and its pupils are between the ages of 11 and 14. South Leicestershire College, 2.9 miles, offers full- and part-time courses to school leavers and adult learners. It was rated good by Ofsted and has one of the largest Apprentice Recruitment Services in the East Midlands.
The University of Leicester is 5.4 miles away from Opulence and features in the QS World University
Rankings.

Health

Hazelmere Medical Centre, 0.9 miles, and Northfield Medical Centre, 1.2 miles, are both open Monday to Friday and provide GP services to the local area. Leicester Royal Infirmary is 5.2 miles away from Opulence and is home to the only accident and emergency service in Leicestershire. It also has an Urgent Care Centre and Children’s Hospital.
Whetstone Golf Club is only 0.6 miles away and is an 18-hole course complete with clubhouse open to members and non-members. Blaby Golf Centre, 1-mile from the development, has a nine-hole course, adventure golf, pitch and putt, and golf lessons.

There’s also a David Lloyd club 2.2 miles away, which has an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, spa facilities and gym. Badminton, tennis and squash courts are also available for hire.

Transport Links

Opulence is 1.4 miles from Narborough train station. CrossCountry services run to Leicester and Birmingham New Street. For a wider range of rail services, head to Leicester Station 6.2 miles away, where you can travel to the likes of Nottingham, Sheffield, Stansted Airport and London St Pancras International.

There’s also easy access to junction 21 of the M1, 3.9 miles away, which links Whetstone with nearby towns and cities such as Loughborough, Northampton and Nottingham. The A426 provides a direct link into the heart of Leicester city centre. Arriva operates bus services in the local area, with the 84, 84A and 85 running between Leicester St. Margaret’s Bus Station and Lutterworth.

Nearest stations:

National Train Station logo Narborough (1.1 miles)
National Train Station logo South Wigston (2.2 miles)
National Train Station logo Leicester (5.1 miles)

Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

About Developer

Strata is a modern family business with a fresh approach to home building, Our love of design and quality underpins a desire to create beautiful homes of the highest standard. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do and we strive to deliver an outstanding home buying experience.

Quality & Style

Kitchens
Every home has a sleek and stylish kitchen with stainless steel sink and mixer tap. Neff single electric oven and extractor fan, stainless steel splashback and Indesit ceramic hob. You can personalise your kitchen with your choice of cupboard doors, handles and worktops. There is also a selection of tiles from leading brand Porcelanosa.

Bathrooms & Ensuites
The contemporary bathrooms and ensuites feature sanitaryware by Villeroy & Boch. The cloakrooms, bath suites and shower trays are all in timeless white with fixtures and fittings such as taps in stainless steel.

Family bathrooms have a bath, shower or a shower over the bath with a glass screen. The luxury ensuites have good-sized square or corner shower enclosures and all tiles are from Porcelanosa.

Central heating & Efficiency

New homes are approximately 65% more energy efficient, according to the Home Builders Federat5ion. Our homes are designed to be as energy efficient as possible with better ventilation and insulation, quality windows, reduced sound transmission, and increased fire and electrical safety. Energy efficient appliances are fitted as standard.

Every home is fitted with gas central heating as standard with an Ideal Logic boiler.

Fixtures & Fittings

Homes are finished to a high standard with oak veneer internal doors throughout. There are two or three television and telephone points, and smoke detectors are fitted as standard.

Rooms are decorated in neutral colours to give you the flexibility to move in straight away or personalise the interior design to suit you.


Inside & Out

Garden & External features

Each home has a statement front door with contemporary handle, door number and knocker. Many have overhead canopies with wall-mounted door lights or ceiling-mounted lights in the porch. UPVC windows in cream or grey have stone-effect finished cills.

The front gardens are landscaped with a tarmac or block paved driveway. Rear gardens are enclosed for privacy and fencing is finished in a dark brown stain. Homes with an integral or separate garage include doors by leading German brand Horman.

Security

All external doors have a multipoint locking system included as standard and locks on all windows. There are viewing holes on front doors for extra security. You can choose to upgrade your home with an advanced security system for added peace of mind.

Warranties

Homes are completed to National House Building Council standard with a 10-year Buildmark warranty. This is the UK’s leading insurance cover for new homes.

For the first two years we will take care of issues with the central heating, roof or structure of the property and any other agreed areas such as water services. All kitchen appliances are covered by a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Once built and ready to move in, you will be invited to a guide and demonstration of your new home. On moving day, you will receive a comprehensive homeowner’s handbook and you will be introduced to a dedicated Customer Service Co-ordinator

Contact Us

Contact us about Opulence

Call us on 0116 452 0286 or fill in the contact form below.

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