Ashby de la Zouch
Bordering four counties
Ashby de la Zouch is a small market town in the corner of North West Leicestershire bordering onto the four counties of Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Warwickshire and is where John German originally founded our business in 1840. The Norman French name dates from the years after the Norman conquest of England when the town became a possession of the’ La Zouch’ family during the reign of Henry III.
Perfectly positioned for the commuter
Ashby nowadays occupies a most strategic location within the heart of the Midlands lying on the doorstep of the M42 which links perfectly with many East and West Midlands conurbations and is within half an hours’ drive of major cities at Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham with the renowned market towns of Burton Upon Trent, Tamworth and Loughborough all close by.
There are excellent rail links from both Tamworth and East Midlands Parkway as well as airports nearby at both Birmingham International and East Midlands.
Being at the hub of the motorway network Ashby is also a strategic location for industry with industrial parks springing up with technology companies and long established national companies such as McVities having a national distribution base.
Scenic National Forest
The regeneration of the former North West Leicestershire coal field has seen the growth of the scenic National Forest which spans a wide area of 200 square miles with over 8 million trees planted.
Ashby is a vibrant town with an eclectic mix of homes from Elizabethan and Georgian fronted town houses and shops to traditional Victorian and Edwardian homes and many new estates on the fringe of the town centre.
Outstanding OFSTED rated schools
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