The village is sited in the attractive, agricultural countryside, just below the ironstone scarp that forms the southern boundary of the Vale of Belvoir. There are many active farms in the area. A good road network connects the adjacent villages of Harby, Long Clawson, Colston Basset and Scalford, and beyond to the towns of Bingham, Melton Mowbray, Loughborough and Grantham (all with railway stations connecting to London and the north). Nottingham, Derby and Leicester are all within easy reach. A bus service runs through the village connecting to Melton and to Bottesford.
The village has a population of about 500, has a thriving primary school, an ancient church, Baptist chapel, a shop & Post Office and the well-known Rose & Crown pub. A village green - known as The Park - lies at the centre of the village, adjacent to the church. The Park has an enormous chestnut tree and beneath it (it's true!) - a village blacksmith.
The Village Hall is on the edge of the village and provides a large central hall, kitchen, bar and meeting room, with a large car-park. It has changing rooms for the football field (2 pitches). At the other side of the playing field are tennis courts and a bowling green.
The Grantham canal runs close by the village: we expect that the canal will be improved over time and become navigable from Grantham to the River Trent. Many footpaths cross close to the village, so a good number of walkers pass through.
Hose strikes a balance between convenient commuting distance to the big centres and a pleasant rural setting, with plenty of facilities: altogether a good place to live or visit.
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updated: May 2012