Leicestershire

Leicestershire is a county in the East Midlands region of England. It borders Northamptonshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Centred around Leicester, an important economic and cultural centre for the East Midlands, Leicestershire offers an enticing combination of countryside and metropolitan living. The county is also known as “The Garden of England,” due to its abundance of orchards and market gardens and is the birthplace of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Darwin and George Eliot. If you’re looking for a new home, Leicestershire has a lot to offer!

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Areas in Leicestershire

Leicestershire is made up of the following areas: Leicester, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, Blaby District Council, and Charnwood Borough Council.

Some of the standout areas in Leicestershire include:

Leicester

The City of Leicester, more commonly known as simply “Leicester,” offers a great place for young professionals looking for affordable living within easy reach of London via train from St Pancras International Station (35 minutes). If you need some out from work or study, Leicester’s rich culture offers plenty of entertainment, such as the Curve Theatre and numerous cinemas.

Some areas in Leicester include Clarendon Park, Newtown Linford and Spinney Hills.

Loughborough

An affluent town located on the outskirts of Charnwood Forest, Loughborough is a vibrant market town with a rich cultural and sporting history. Famous for its research-led University, Loughborough is a great place to settle if you’re looking for a peaceful country living, but also want the attractions of nearby Leicester.

Lutterworth

A small market town just south of the larger town of Rugby, Lutterworth offers an excellent quality of life for its residents with great schools and community spirit as well as excellent transport links to Birmingham and London.

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Leicestershire universities 

The higher education facilities in Leicestershire include the University of Leicester, De Montfort University and Loughborough.

University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is an international research-led university. It boasts an average of 20,000 students and has one of the highest student satisfaction rates in England.

De Montfort University

Situated near to the city centre on a green site with views across the River Soar, De Montfort University has more than 25,000 students including nearly 11,500 at its main campus in Leicester. With roots dating back to 1827, it was one of the first universities in the UK.

Loughborough University

Loughborough’s reputation for sport precedes itself; it dominated British gymnastics for many years and produced some great Olympians too! It also excels academically.

Leicester is a fantastic city with plenty on offer for students and professionals alike: it ranks highly as London’s greenest city, has one of the UK’s largest student populations outside university towns and provides world-class sports facilities.

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Top schools in Leicestershire

The best schools in Leicestershire include The Trinity Catholic School, Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic Sports College, Ellis Guilford Grammar School – all ranked ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors. 

Population of Leicestershire

The population figure for 2020 puts the county’s total at around 1,053,486 people living in an area of 832 square miles, with the vast majority of the population living in the City of Leicester.

 

Reviews in Leicestershire

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Wonderful Wullcomb

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Review Date Aug 2022

Family & I arrived from Melbourne late May 2022 amazing welcone Manager Karl, Cristina, Abbey, Stef, Johan and team great product, awesome team & fantastic location ☺️☺️☺️

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Impressive design, 5th floor communal area is a great feature, rooms and public areas are well maintained strong property management team any repairs and general maintenance addressed within very short space time

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I wish we knew earlier moved to Leicester beforehand

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Prompt and efficient any issues always been addresswe within a linited amount of time very impressive

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this 5 start review, we are so lucky to have you staying with us!
It is great to hear that you have used our shared communal areas & have enjoyed them – they are lovely & help our residents meet each other.
I am pleased that any small issues you may have had have been resolved quickly & efficiently.
I will pass on your kind comments to the team. If you do need any assistance from the team for any reason – you can find us on the groundfloor or contact us via the tenant portal.
Lastly – thank you for the donuts, they were lovely!

Amazing building

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Review Date Aug 2022

We moved to the UK and made The Wullcomb our home. Karl.B and his team made the process so easy and helped us with nay of our needs. They have a very refreshing and professional attitude. The Wullcomb is by far one of the most beautiful places to stay. Not only for the apartments but for the views which surround the building. Thanks again to Karl.B and his team for making it an amazing experience.

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Amazing design and very modern and very very clean. The top reason why you want to stay somewhere are The Wullcomb is 5 stars for all of them. The building is cleaned daily and has an amazing atmosphere. Nice music in the lobby modern furniture just have to see it to love it.

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I wish I knew earlier about this location

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Anytime there was any issues which was only once the response time was very quick. Withing minutes my issue was resolved .

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We were very happy to have you staying with us & were sorry to see you leave – we wish you all the best with your new life overseas.
We hope that you will come to see us again some day, if we can ever assist you again, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Modern apartments with incredible management staff

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Review Date Aug 2022

Shops/Restaurants very close by. Provided parking is secure and CCTV monitored. Traffic noise is ok.

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Apartment designs are modern with up-to-date tech and facilities. Concierge/Management staff are the best I have ever experienced 10/10 – friendly, attentive and always go the extra mile. Same goes for the Coffee shop downstairs, very convenient!

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That there is no option for monthly rolling contracts after a fixed term

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Yes, and always go the extra mile to resolve quick

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Hi Tom,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review – we are very sorry to see you leave us!

The location is great with easy access to local shops & bars; the coffee shop in the building is fantastic as you know! Delivery to your apartment as a resident is really living the high life!

Thank you for commenting on the secure car park & building, 24-hour Concierge cover is a key reason people choose to stay at The Wullcomb.

Your lovely comments about the staff are very much appreciated, I am sure all the team get to hear your thoughts.

If we can ever help you again, please do let me know!

Excellent location to stay, well maintained with friendly staff!

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Review Date Jul 2022

The location is very close to Highcross/town centre, John Lewis, Lanes 7 etc. Easy to walk to and get required food/essential supplies from nearby Tesco/Aldi. Dedicated parking is available at extra cost, and guest parking is available in the courtyard but they are limited spaces available and they are usually full.
As my apartment looked onto the main road and on the 3rd floor, initially, the local council imposed restrictions on opening windows due to pollution and risk to health but rooms in summer would get really hot. We were later allowed to open the windows which helped the temperature in the room but pollution would make the room dusty and polluted very quickly. The inbuilt vent for fresher/cleaner air supply could be more configurable and kept maintained more regularly.
Also, the WIFI router’s admin portal should be accessible to allow residents to control their home network devices more efficiently.

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Great design, 24hrs concierge services, and modern facilities to hang out with your friends in multiple areas such as post room and lounge on the ground floor and perch on the fifth floor with TV/games room, and terrace area with greenhouse. Recently, fitness Monday evening sessions were also introduced which could be a plus for health-conscious renters. There is a high-end fitness studio but the prices are too high and unoccupied commercial space ground floor could be better utilised with essential shops or own GYM studio.

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If the quality of air is very important for your health, please ensure to clarify which room, floor levels and facing directions of your flat to judge the pollution levels you might be exposed to.

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All the problems or issues logged in the system or verbally to the concierge team or management team were promptly followed up and addressed effectively.

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Thank you for your 5-star review – it is very much appreciated!

It is great to hear that you have enjoyed the communal areas, especially the fitness class during your stay. It has been lovely to see so many residents enjoy the roof terrace recently.

As you rightly say, the location is fantastic – opposite the main shopping & dining areas with lots of things to do & see.

All apartments have full mechanical ventilation as well as opening windows, this is something we worked hard to improve following engagement with residents. Ventilation cane set to boost & also has a ‘Summer’ setting to help at warm times if you do not wish to open the window.

It is very pleasing to hear that any issues you did note were resolved quickly & that you felt we were supportive to you when needed – we will always try to assist wherever we can.