Scalford is a village and civil parish in the Melton borough of Leicestershire, England. It lies 4 miles to the north of Melton Mowbray at the southern end of the Vale of Belvoir.
Good old-fashioned stilton and pork pies come from here, and if food is described as artisan, it will have been produced by hand to agenerations-old recipe, not invented last week by a wide-eyed hipster.
Several village primaries are rated outstanding by Ofsted.
Transport links in the Vale are surprisingly good. Nottingham is a 35-minute drive from Belvoir Castle and East Midlands airport is 45 minutes away. It’s 18 minutes by train from Bingham to Nottingham and 20 to Grantham, from where a few people make the daily commute to London King’s Cross (1 hour 8 minutes, if you’re lucky).
Delightfully down-to-earth English countryside, Unsurprisingly, there are plenty of cosy pubs if you love dining out.
The real joy of the Vale is being outdoors.
Vale of Belvoir
Voted in the top places to live in 2019 by The Times Newspaper