Being one of larger Charnwood villages, Barrow upon Soar, as the name suggests is situated on the banks of the River Soar. Paddle boarders, kayaks and leisure boats will often be seen enjoying time on the water on sunny summer days.  

A bustling High Street is very well supported by the locals. The supermarket opens late and there are many independent shops that give Barrow its family vibe.

Do you enjoy a slice of cake? Barrow upon Soar is home to a number of great coffee shops, from The Secret Garden to Freckles  and Millies Café at the edge of the village. It doesn’t stop there, public houses, restaurants and take aways are aplenty.

One of the main reasons families make Barrow upon Soar their home are the great schools. From Limetree Nursery to Hall Orchard which is the primary and Humphrey Perkins the secondary school.

Getting in and out of the village is convenient too. Not only is there easy access onto the A6 towards Loughborough and Leicester and regular bus services the village has its own railway station which stops at stations between Leicester and Nottingham.

Whether it’s Barrow cricket club, Barrow Town football club, the gardening club or youth theatre there is something for everyone in the village. 

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