Barleythorpe is a small village in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands, England. It is around 1 mile north-west of Oakham. Until January 2007 the main street was the A606 but Barleythorpe now benefit from the Oakham Bypass.
Here are the first 3 of 3 new build housing developments in and around Barleythorpe, Rutland;
Living and buying property in Barleythorpe
There are 5 local bus services from Barleythorpe to numerous different locations in the surrounding area. The train services depend on the nearest train station located in Oakham, 5-minute drive or 20-minute walk.
Barleythorpe falls around 25 miles from Leicester and 28 miles south-east of Nottingham, which are popular locations within the UK with easy transport access from the train station based in Oakham.
The main travel location is to Leicester through Uppingham and along the A47. Oakham is situated on the A606 between Melton Mowbray and Stamford.
Oakham town grew in the shadows of the Norman castle, with only the Banqueting hall that has survived and is labelled the oldest surviving English castle. Barleythorpe is now a sleep country market town, meaning the ancient buildings remain untouched and stand clean.
Rutland is a beautiful countryside full of stunning sites to see, but also has easy access to big towns and cities through the best transport and the good location of the country.
Things to do
If you’re a lover for Jurassic park, you will love the Jurassic golf course located near Barleythorpe where you can see dinosaurs, indoor and outdoor play areas, diggers and even bumper cars. This is a great location to take your children for a fun day out.
the main town centre of Oakham has a variety of independent shops as well as the popular market every third Saturday of each month. You can see some beautiful greenery around the area of Barleythorpe and experience a refreshing walk or cycle along all the paths.
With the easy travel locations to Nottingham and Leicester, you can get trains or buses to these towns and visit some amazing shopping centres filled with high street shops, chain restaurants with some interesting cafes and bars.
In Rutland they host the World championship of Nurding around every late may Bank Holiday. This dates back to the middle ages and takes place at The Jackson Stops and has featured on Channel 5.
Barleythorpe is part of a very traditional town full of interesting events that have been carried out for years and are a continuing success for the area to make residents feel part of a typical English town.