Lakeside Country Park
Just three miles from Leicester City Centre, in the popular contemporary suburb of Hamilton, Lakeside Country Park is an attractive residential quarter setting new standards in urban living. This beautifully laid-out selection of quality new homes is surely destined to become one of the city's most desirable neighbourhoods.
Underpinning Leicester's acknowledged commitment to sustainable development, and its recognition as Britain's first 'Environment City', Hamilton has a carefully planned infrastructure of leisure walks, cycle-paths, play areas and green spaces. In addition to providing healthier transport alternatives, facilities such as these, and the Community College and Library, provide focal points for the social life of the neighbourhood.
There is a comprehensive selection of health care services in the area around Lakeside Country Park, including a large medical centre in Maidenwell Avenue and smaller practices in Netherhall Road and Silverdale Drive.
The short trip into Leicester city centre brings an enormous, cosmopolitan variety of fun and entertainment into reach. From the Leicestershire Museum and Art Gallery – where you can find the biggest dinosaur in Europe – to the National Space Centre, from the renowned Haymarket Theatre and the celebrated Phoenix Arts Centre with its programme of live entertainment and cinema, to the huge choice of international restaurants and nightclubs, Leicester has a vibrant cultural life that reflects its long history and high student population.
Hamilton lies alongside the A563, which circles the city and gives easy access to the national motorway network. Lakeside Country Park is well served by local bus services into the city from a convenient bus-stop on Sandhills Avenue, and there are excellent bus links with Loughborough, Nottingham and Derby. East Midlands International Airport is just 20 minutes' drive away.
Hamilton District Centre includes a flagship Tesco superstore and petrol station as well as a range of smaller shops, including a hairdresser, a dry cleaner and a travel agent. In the pleasant and extensively pedestrianised city centre, the 700-year-old traditional market and the dazzling choice of independent and specialist retailers in localities like St Martin's Square and Silver Arcade are complemented by more contemporary facilities, such as Fosse Park and The Shires Centre.
There is a choice of two primary schools and a secondary community college in Hamilton within walking distance of Lakeside Country Park.
Sport and leisure
There is a choice of gyms and health clubs in easy reach of Lakeside Country Park, including the Regency Health Club in Thurmaston, around two miles to the north of Hamilton, and the David Lloyd Leisure Club in Meridian Leisure Park, which includes a 25m swimming-pool and separate splash pool in addition to a fully equipped air-conditioned gym, a fitness studio, and a sauna and steam room. The Scraptoft Golf Club, virtually on the edge of Hamilton, offers a fine parkland course with tree-lined fairways set in beautiful countryside, and a popular bar and restaurant. Just a little further away, the Leicester Golf Club combines a distinguished history – the club was founded in 1890 – with exceptional clubhouse and dining facilities.