Huncote is a village and civil parish in the district of Blaby in the county of Leicestershire, England. It is just west of Narborough and is on the Thurlaston Brook.
The village is small but still benefits from several amenities including a village pub (The Red Lion), the Post office, a Spar shop, a Newsagent's shop, three hairdressers, a fish and chip shop, an Indian takeaway and a local park. In October 2015, the post office was moved into the Spar shop and now caters for both needs.
At the edge of the village is Huncote Leisure Centre and further along the Forest Road, near to the M69 motorway, is the home of Leicester Animal Aid, a pet rescue centre. Huncote also has a woodyard, and a residential care home for the elderly.
At the time of writing, Huncote benefits from having a Primary school with Brockington College at Enderby. offering education for the 11 – 14 age group and Lutterworth College catering for the 14 – 18 age group.
Huncote provides sporting facilities with a running club (Huncote Harriers) and BMX club (Huncote Hornets) whose home track (opened 2015) is based behind the Leisure Centre and is one of the top BMX tracks in the country.
Huncote also have a football team, Huncote Sports F. C., who play in the Leicester & District Premier Division and who used to be members of the Leicestershire Senior League. Huncote's home ground is based on the outskirts of neighbouring village Thurlaston. The club have a Football Foundation standard clubhouse and share the facilities with Huncote Cricket Club.
Being a rural area, there are ample footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes in the area. Within a 10-minute drive there is an array of further leisure facilities catering for most interests.
Huncote is approximately 3 miles from Junction 21of the M1\M69 motorway network for travel north, south and west, and a rail link to Leicester and Birmingham is available at nearby Narborough Station.
The placename Huncote is the etymological root of the American surnames Hunnicutt, and Honeycut.
In the 2014/15 season Huncote won the '3 Sons Trophy' knockout competition, beating local rivals Magna 73 F. C. after a penalty shoot-out.