Ample peace and quiet for those who want it, but only a short drive to get things done.

Sibbertoft is a little village of around 500 people situated right on the Northamptonshire side of the Northamptonshire/Leicestershire border, and which – rather weirdly – is part of Northamptonshire’s Daventry district, despite being way nearer to Market Harborough, Lutterworth and Rugby, has a Leicestershire postcode, Market Harborough’s telephone dialling code and Kettering’s Member of Parliament!

Situated at the source of the river Welland it’s been around at least 1000 years and was mentioned in the Domesday book, where the population included 9 slaves!

The lack of noise and disturbance is remarkable. It's so tranquil. It must have been very different in WW2 with Wellington bombers constantly taking off overhead.

Mark Baldwin Author

Its fortunes have waxed and waned over the centuries but these days it’s a quiet place with no shops and just one pub - the Red Lion, which is highly-rated for its food and extensive wine list. However its excellent location means that you’re able to enjoy this peaceful rural living with none of the inconvenience as you’re no more than 15 minutes away by car from all sorts of activities.

Nearby in Husbands Bosworth there is a doctor’s surgery and the gliding club. There are gold courses, leisure centres and gyms in both Market Harborough and Lutterworth. There are fantastic eateries in both towns, and in the villages. Of particular renown are the Coach and Horses in Lubenham, the Staff of Life in Mowsley, the Joiners in Bruntingthorpe, and the King’s Head in Spratton.

Like its neighbouring villages Sibbertoft’s ideal location makes getting around the country really easy, with the M1, A14, M6 and the midland mainline only a short drive away. Likewise both East Midlands and Birmingham airports are around a 40 minute drive.