Leicester Mercury - - Hot House -

■■Seven Oaks Farm stands back in a ru­ral lo­ca­tion just out­side the busy work­ing town of Wigston, five miles south of Leices­ter. ■■The New­ton Lane cross­road with the A50 Welford Road is a five to ten-minute jour­ney to the ring road con­nec­tion for the M1 and M69 mo­tor­ways, or 15 min­utes from the less con­gested junc­tion at Lut­ter­worth. Lon­don main­line rail travel from Leices­ter is a 20-minute bus ride or a short train ride from South Wigston sta­tion. ■■The cen­tre of Wigston has ev­ery amenity go­ing for it within a few min­utes’ walk, from super­mar­kets and fill­ing sta­tions, to pubs and cafes, doc­tors’ surg­eries, a library and small in­de­pen­dent shops. ■■There is a broad choice of lo­cal nurs­ery, pri­mary and se­condary school pro­vi­sion, with fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion at South Le­ices­ter­shire Col­lege and in­de­pen­dent school­ing within easy reach, a short drive away, at Leices­ter Gram­mar and Stoney­gate schools, as well as Maid­well prepara­tory school, on the Welford Road.

■■A host of lo­cal team sports and leisure ac­tiv­i­ties in­cludes ten­nis and golf (at Le­ices­ter­shire and Oadby clubs), with two lo­cal swim­ming pools Wigston and a leisure club at nearby Oadby.

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