It’s perhaps a bit of a stretch to say that Husbands Bosworth is the centre of the universe, but it’s not far off!
It is such a well-located place, with easy access to the M1, M6, A14, and the midland mainline, making it a great base either for someone who needs to commute to a town or city for work but likes to live in a village, or someone who just enjoys getting out and about to different parts of the country. Also both Birmingham and East Midlands airports are only approximately a 40 minute drive.
The village has a lovely, small school, a dentist and a doctor’s surgery, plus there's the renowned gliding centre just in case you fancy learning to fly! There’s only one shop, one pub and one takeaway, but don’t let that put you off: there are lots of other options in the surrounding villages and the two nearest towns (Lutterworth and Market Harborough) all within less than a 15 minute drive, including a wide range of supermarkets, fantastic food options and artisan shops.
Husbands Bosworth is a thriving, active and supportive community, which you can participate in as much, or as little, as you like. The Covid pandemic really showed what it was all about, with people tripping over themselves to help their friends and neighbours in numerous ways.
For those of you concerned with physical activity there's a park with football fields and tennis courts. There are golf clubs and leisure centres (with swimming pools) in both Market Harborough and Lutterworth, a running club in Market Harborough and the Impact Gym in Lutterworth where you can do anything from lifting weights to training in boxing or mixed martial arts. There’s a clay shooting ground at Kibworth and a driven shoot in Walcote. There are also some very nice walks nearby.
The village has been here a long time – long enough to be in the Domesday book - and was on the main route from London to Leicester for centuries. And it was, along with its near neighbour North Kilworth, considered to be commercially important well into the 1800s
It was home to an RAF base in World War 2 which at the end of the war was converted into a camp for Polish refugees, at its peak there were around 500 people living in the camp, located in what is now the well-known gliding centre and the police helicopter for the East Midlands.