Living in Quorn
What is life like in Quorn
Quorn is a small, peaceful and quaint village in the heart of rural Leicestershire, making it the perfect home for people of all ages. From families seeking plenty of green space for children to young professionals working in nearby Leicester and older people looking for a relaxed way of life, the village has something to offer everybody.
At the centre of the village is its origin: Quorn Cross. This area is home to a picturesque pub, arts and crafts shops and old English-style restaurant. It is no surprise to find the charm of Quorn is popular with tourists.
With the building of a new bypass more than 20 years ago came a sense of tranquillity to Quorn. Now, most traffic skirts around the village, leaving its centre as a quiet and pleasant place.
One of the undoubted highlights of Quorn is the series of thatched roofed cottages that are found in many streets. The very best of Georgian and Victorian architecture is shown throughout the village.
Confirmation of Quorn’s appeal has come twice since the turn of the century when it secured the prestigious Leicestershire’s Best Village title. It was marked out at these times as one of the most vibrant places to live in the county.
From the start of the Iron Age, granite millstones were quarried in the area and stone was also taken for building in Leicester. There is still evidence of millstones in and around Quorn.
One of the most significant developments in the village’s history came in 1680 when Quorn Hall, on the eastern edge of the village, was built. It soon became the home of Hugo Meynell, a renowned fox hunter, and three Royal Navy ships were named HMS Quorn in the hunt’s honour.
Entertainment, sport and days out
The Odeon cinema in Loughborough is a great place to catch the latest Hollywood blockbuster, while the Curve Theatre in Leicester is ideal for those who wish to enjoy a show.
Quorn residents have a host of local sports teams to get behind, including the Premier League’s Leicester City and top-flight rugby club Leicester Tigers. Loughborough University offers world-class sports facilities and is the perfect place for people to enjoy their favourite game.
When planning a day out, people who live in Quorn have plenty of options. The National Space Centre is just seven miles south of the village and is a fascinating place for people of all ages to spend time.
Eating, drinking & shopping
Alternatively, people might prefer to head to one of the many local pubs for a drink and a bite to eat. The Manor House, The White Horse and The White Hart are some of the highest-rated hostelries open in the town and are central to its social scene.
Shopping in Quorn is an extremely enjoyable experience, with a wide selection of independent stores and boutiques open in the high street. These include interior design outlets, a sugarcraft specialist and a hairdresser.
People who are looking for high street names can travel to nearby Loughborough or Leicester for some of the country’s most popular retailers and modern facilities.
Schools & healthcare
Although Quorn has a population of only 6,000 or so, it still boasts excellent education facilities. St Bartholemew’s Primary School is the ideal first step for children aged between four and 11. From Year 10 through to sixth form age, young people can attend the neighbouring Rawlins Community College.
On the edge of the village are a number of sports pitches run by Loughborough Grammar School, providing ideal spots for locals to enjoy football, rugby and other sports.
Quorn is located on the A6, which runs through central Leicestershire and connects Leicester and Loughborough, meaning residents enjoy easy access to these destinations. It is also just a few miles from Junction 23 of the M1.
There are nearby train stations in Loughborough and Barrow upon Soar, while it is just 11 miles from Quorn to East Midlands Airport, providing links to the continent.
In addition, there is a local bus service that helps people to travel in and around the town.