Kingfisher Cottage, 76 Mill Lane, Barrow-upon-Soar, Leicestershire, LE12 8LH
Barrow-upon-Soar you will find to be a friendly village. Medium sized, it has numerous amenities: supermarket, post office, butcher, news agent, hairdresser, medical centre, dentist, and pharm
Navigation Inn as seen from Towpath
acy, just to mention some that are less than ten minutes walk from the cottage. The fish and chip shop, several take-aways, and an excellent Bengali restaurant are also within easy walking distance. For more robust refreshment, Barrow is well blessed with pubs - there are six and one hotel. The closest, the Navigation Inn, is just 29½ seconds walk away, and, as the name implies, canal-side. With one possible exception, all are an easy
Nearby Canal Lock
walk. Most provide lunchtime fare, some serving evening meals. It takes five minutes to walk to the railway station, where trains can be taken for local destinations. For more extensive travel, a train change has to be made at Leicester or Loughborough. Barrow can be reached direct by rail from London Gatwick Airport (for more information go to www.nationalrail.co.uk, www rail.co.uk, or thetrain.com, and www.seat61.com/UK-train-travel.htm). For recreation, a variety of watercraft can be hired from Barrow Boating, located just the other side of the nearby hump-backed bridge (www.barrowboating.co.uk). Horse riding facilities are to be
Village Church
found in the vicinity, and canal and riverside tow-paths afford many miles of walking in a pastoral setting. Golf and fishing also available nearby. There is a public library in the village, and the indoor swimming pool at Humphrey Perkins High School Community Centre is available for public use.

Further wining and dining establishments are to be found in the nearby villages of QUORN (a veritable gastronomic oasis), SILEBY, MOUNTSORREL, WALTON-ON-THE-WOLDS, BURTON-ON-THE-WOLDS, AND WYMESWOLD.


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