Nestled in heart of the East Midlands sits the county of Northamptonshire. This quaint county is home to Northampton, one of the biggest towns in the UK, which has a rich history extending all the way back to the Bronze Age.
In the centuries following the first settlements in the area, Northamptonshire has seen exponential growth and has become a prominent place for businesses to set up shop and for young families and retirees alike to relocate to.
Northamptonshire has many notable draws that make living here nothing but a pleasure. If you’re thinking of upping sticks and moving to a new location, it’s well worth considering this East Midlands area, and here’s why.
Aside from Northampton, the county of Northamptonshire encompasses several other towns, including Corby, Kettering, Rushden and Daventry. This means there are facilities and amenities aplenty, no matter where you are in the county.
Rushden Lakes is a major shopping complex that was built in 2017. Comprising of over 50 shops, 20 eateries, five-play/sports facilities and a cinema, there’s much to see and do at Rushden Lakes. Surrounding a nature reserve, there’s ample opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the area by going on walks or sailing across the lake.
North of Rushden is Corby which has its own Willow Place shopping district. Home to over 140 shops, food outlets, salons and entertainment venues, you can get everything you need in one trip.
Northampton itself is home to the Grosvenor Shopping Centre which hosts all the biggest high street names for both fashion and dining. For something more unique, the historic Market Square (one of the oldest and biggest in England) is frequented by market stall traders selling everything from clothes and home goods to fresh fruit and produce.
Whatever you need, you can find it in Northamptonshire. In the unlikely event you can’t, the county borders eight others including Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire. The M1 is within close proximity, making travelling north to Leeds and south to London a breeze. In addition, the train station makes getting to Birmingham and Crewe exceptionally simple, whilst regular buses to neighbouring areas like Peterborough mean those who don’t drive can still explore the surrounding areas.
Whilst Northamptonshire comprises of bustling towns and is a business enterprise hotspot in its own right, the county has managed to retain its natural beauty by preserving large areas of woodland and countryside. Our Northamptonshire residential park, Overstone Solarium, is set within more than 100 acres of historical woodland.
Sywell Country Park is a scenic park near to Overstone Solarium. The park boasts an original Edwardian pump house, an arboretum, visitor centre and a selection of accessible trails, making it the perfect place to get back to grips with nature.
For a more cultured day out, a trip to Althorp House is a must. The ancestral home of the Spencer family, the Althorp Estate also includes acres of parkland, remodelled formal gardens, and one of Europe’s most impressive private collections of artwork, ceramics, and furniture.
The county town of Northampton is full of hidden gems for you to discover; from Delapre Park and Delapre Abbey to the Royal & Derngate Theatre to The Holy Sepulchre Church – the oldest building in Northampton.
There is an even mixture of old houses and new estates within Northamptonshire, but none offer the balance between urban and countryside living in the way our residential Overstone Solarium park does.
Those who move into one of the park homes at Overstone Solarium get to experience all the benefits of traditional country living, while still making use of the nearby county towns for those all-important facilities and amenities.
Despite its close proximity to Northampton, the park itself is a peaceful and tranquil retreat offering the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of urban living. The residential park homes themselves also reflect this little slice of luxury – each park home comes complete with a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, as well as double glazing, private parking spaces, and all the other home comforts our residents have come to expect.
For those who prefer to stay close to home, there are a plethora of facilities on-site for the benefit of our Overstone residents. There is a lakeside club, perfect for spending a relaxing afternoon chatting with the neighbours. During the summer, we also have a heated outdoor swimming pool for residents to enjoy.
The local area is perfect for getting out and about and enjoying some woodland or lakeside walks. Pets are welcome at Overstone Solarium, so take the opportunity to explore your surroundings and spend some quality time with your pooch. There is also the chance for superb coarse fishing nearby, so there’s really no shortage of things to do!
However, if you are feeling a little more adventurous and want to explore further afield, there are also plenty of great attractions within a stone’s throw of your residential park home.
To get further information about the Northamptonshire area, our residential park homes or Overstone Solarium, please get in touch with us today.