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WEST BRIDGFORD

West Bridgford is an affluent and thriving suburb south of the River Trent in Nottingham.  With a host of bars, restaurants, coffee shops and delis, this is one of the most popular, family friendly areas in Nottingham to live. As well as a number of independent eateries, you will also find chains such as M&S, Carluccio’s, Pizza Express, Cafe Nero and more recently the high end shops of Oliver Bonas and JoJo Maman Bebe,.

West Bridgford also holds a regular local Farmers market on Central Avenue.

West Bridgford has highly regarded comprehensive schools in the area as well as several very popular primary schools. The centre of West Bridgford is also home to the popular Rushcliffe library which is a meeting point base for various clubs.

It is a great base for reaching The Queens Medical Centre, Boots head office, Nottingham University and Trent University. Nottingham train station is only 2 miles away and there are extremely regular bus and tram services taking you straight into Nottingham city centre.    

Bridgford Park is a lovely Victorian open plan park situated within the centre of West Bridgford, next to the main Central Avenue. The park offers great space and provides a large enclosed playground area for all ages, including a large children’s sandpit. In Spring and Summer the gardens are full of colour and the park is used for various family community events during the summer months.

Recently finished, is the purpose built Rushcliffe Arena, providing gym, sports courts, indoor bowling, various classes and a swimming pool with separate children’s splash/play pool.

West Bridgford is a great place for sport with Nottingham Forest and Notts County football grounds, Trent Bridge cricket ground and the National Watersports centre all within a short distance of each other.

KEYWORTH

Keyworth is a large village located about 6 miles southeast of Nottingham. The main shopping precinct hosts an array of facilities including a post office, pharmacy, small supermarkets, convenience stores, hairdressers, newsagents, butchers, dry-cleaners, florists, restaurants and takeaways. Keyworth is home to the headquarters of the British Geological Survey as well as a large NHS health centre.

Keyworth also has its own library and leisure centre both with programs of events.

Keyworth operates a regular bus service to Nottingham via Plumtree, Tollerton, Edwalton and West Bridgford, from early in the morning until around midnight.

The South Wolds Academy & Sixth Form is a Secondary School and Sixth Form with academy status located in Keyworth. There are also several popular primary schools in the village.

With an excellent community spirit the village holds its annual Keyworth Show each summer as well as The Keyworth Turkey Trot – a half-marathon road race which has been held annually since 1983. The village annual quiz also has great community support.

Keyworth United Football Club and Keyworth Cricket Club both play a large role in the community with many families having a connection to at least one of the clubs.

It is a bustling village with a real community feel with lots of different local groups, from Scouting to Photography along with the popular WI. 

TOLLERTON

Tollerton is a vibrant village, some 5 miles south of Nottingham with around 2200 residents living in 870 houses. There is a primary school, post office and a pub. There are many community groups including guides, cubs, scouts and brownies. The village has many open areas with fabulous views and is great for walking.

RUDDINGTON

Ruddington is a picturesque village that lies 5 miles south of Nottingham, situated just off the A60 to the south of the A52. It is a bustling village with a real community feel and provides an excellent network for families. Old mills and factories provide the village and properties with its unique charm.

You’ll find a wonderful selection of local facilities in and around the village. From restaurants, pubs and bakeries, to salons, parks and a golf course, with plenty of social groups from Guides/Scouts to tea dancing.

Access to the A453 is provided to the west of village, meaning this is a great location whether you are looking to reach either Nottingham city centre or the M1 motorway. It is also an ideal location for reaching the Queen’s Medical Centre.

There are numerous bus services that run in and out of village to Nottingham every ten minutes during the day.

Rushcliffe County Park is an award winning, well-maintained and well-managed park in Ruddington with excellent facilities. With over 8 kilometres of footpaths, grassland, a conservation area, lake and children’s adventure playground, the park is excellent for walking, jogging, cycling and spending time with your family.

WILFORD AND WILFORD VILLAGE

Wilford and Wilford Village lie South of Nottingham, next to the River Trent. The village is served by a broad range of transport links into Nottingham City Centre, with frequent buses, cycle paths and the newly opened tram service providing residents with an easy route into the city centre. Wilford itself has a variety of amenities including a pub, and two secondary schools nearby. Within a short distance is West Bridgford, where there are further bars, coffee shops and delis to serve your needs as well as the famous Nottingham Forest City Ground and Trent Bridge Cricket Ground. Its direct link on to the A52 places Wilford within a short distance of the Queens Medical Centre, Boots Head Office and the University of Nottingham. 

GAMSTON

Gamston is an affluent and thriving suburb south of the River Trent in Nottingham. With a host of bars, restaurants, coffee shops and delis close by in neighbouring West Bridgford, this is one of the most popular, family friendly areas in Nottingham to live.  As well as a number of independent eateries, you will also find chains such as M&S, Carluccio’s, Pizza Express, Cafe Nero and more recently the high end shops of Oliver Bonas and JoJo Maman Bebe,.

There are highly regarded comprehensive schools in the area as well as several very popular primary schools.
It is a great base for reaching The Queens Medical Centre, Boots head office and Nottingham University. Nottingham train station is only 2 miles away and there is an extremely regular bus service taking you straight into Nottingham city centre.  There is also direct access onto the A52 and you are close to the A46 & A453 links.

Old Gamston village has its own village green which is used on a frequent basis for community focused events.

Gamston is situated on the side of the Grantham canal which provides a lovely peaceful walk into West Bridgford or towards Cotgrave and Radcliffe on Trent.

Within Gamston there two popular public houses, both family friendly, a large supermarket and a parade of amenities. 

RADCLIFFE ON TRENT

Radcliffe on Trent has a population of around 8,000 and lies to the east of Nottingham on the south bank of the River Trent. It is unusual amongst Rushcliffe villages in having its own railway station, connecting the village to Nottingham in the west and Grantham to the east. The village is also well connected to Nottingham via a regular bus service. There are a number of community spaces such as the Memorial Park, a recreation ground and skate park and a complex of sports fields at the eastern edge of the village. The village also possesses four public house as well as its own football, golf and cricket clubs.

COLWICK

Located just north of the River Trent, Colwick is situated just two miles outside Nottingham city centre and one mile away from West Bridgford.

Colwick is easily connected to others areas of Nottingham via the A612 (Colwick Loop Road). There are numerous bus services that run in and out of Colwick every ten minutes, along with the railway to Grantham that runs alongside the main road.

Colwick Country Park is a 125 acre park on the edge of Colwick offering a large, diverse area of water and woodland. With excellent facilities, including a marina, it provides the perfect place for a variety of recreational activities including angling, sailing, walking and jogging.

Colwick is also home to the award winning Colwick Hall Hotel, a magnificent Georgian style country house nestled in over sixty acres of parkland, as well as Nottingham Racecourse and Nottingham Greyhound Stadium.

Closeby is Victoria retail park providing  M&S foodhall, T.K.Max, Next, McDonalds and Costa Coffee to name but a few of the shops. 

Very much an up-and coming area is the Trent Basin area: a new waterside neighbourhood of low energy contemporary homes and apartments located on the banks of the River Trent overlooking a unique inland dock.

BRADMORE

Bradmore is a village with a population of around 320 and lies just to the south of Ruddington on the A60. Nearby places are Keyworth, Bunny and Ruddington. There is a primary school of around 80 children with secondary school children having to go to the South Wolds School in Keyworth.

COTGRAVE

Cotgrave is a village located 5 miles southeast of Nottingham, sandwiched between the A52, A606 and A46 with regular bus services running to and from Nottingham. Cotgrave still has a village atmosphere despite being a larger village. There are a number of amenities in the village and a shopping precinct. Here you can find a supermarket, eateries, leisure centre, library and a medical centre.

There are two primary schools in the village which feed through to highly regarded secondary schools.

Cotgrave Country Park is a great place to get away from it all, with over five kilometres of paths and trails; the site includes woodland, lakes, grassland, a horse riding trail and part of the Grantham canal runs through the park. This is an ideal place for walks, jogging, running or cycling.

KINOULTON

Kinoulton is a small sought after rural village located 10 miles southeast of Nottingham in the picturesque Vale of Belvoir with Grantham canal running through the village. Amenities in the village include a local pub, village hall, post office, church and primary school.

The location could not be better being only a couple of minutes from the A46 & A52 which provide access to Nottingham, Leicester and Newark. For those requiring national access the A1 and M1 are within half an hour's drive as is East Midlands International Airport. There is a regular bus service into the nearby villages.

Kinoulton is surrounded by rolling countryside and enjoys a thriving village community, with a popular Primary School, local pub (The Nevile Arms), Cricket Club and a village hall providing many group meetings throughout the week covering a vast range of interests including the Allotment Society, Gardening club and Baby & Toddler groups. The village is set amongst rolling Nottinghamshire countryside and on a clear day, the outline of Belvoir Castle is visible on the horizon.

BARTON IN FABIS

Barton in Fabis is a small rural village, 6 miles from Nottingham off the A453, meaning it is easily accessible to both Nottingham city centre and the M1 motorway. It is also an ideal location for reaching East Midlands Airport, the Queen’s Medical Centre and the Clifton campus of Nottingham Trent University. East Midlands Parkway train station is just a short drive from the village.  Nottingham’s park & ride tram stop is less than half a mile away from the village, providing routes into Clifton, West Bridgford & city centre, whilst there is a traditional bus service into the village.

Approximately 2.5 miles away is Clifton offering a variety of shops, supermarket, library and leisure centre.

The highly regarded suburb of West Bridgford is only approximately 3.5 miles away providing independent retailers, high street names and a vast amount of restaurants and bars.  

There is a real community spirit in the village and the village hall is a thriving and popular venue, hosting twice weekly keep fit classes, the annual Beer and Wine Festival, weekly classes for young children and the award winning annual Flower and Vegetable Show. 

CROPWELL BISHOP

Cropwell Bishop is a village lying to the east of the A46 adjacent to Cropwell Butler to the north and both villages form part of the Vale of Belvoir. The village has one of a select six creameries that produce Stilton cheese. There are a number of local facilities including 3 pubs, Co-op and a sub post office. Additionally the village has a highly regarded Primary School which feeds in to the nearby Secondary School in Bingham. The Grantham canal runs along the edge of the village.

CROPWELL BUTLER

Cropwell Butler is a village one mile to the east of the A46 and sits adjacent to Cropwell Bishop to the south.

BINGHAM

Bingham is a popular market town situated nine miles east of Nottingham.  In November 2013, Bingham was named the best town in England and Wales to raise a family due to its excellent schools, low crime rate and affordable housing. It has several thriving businesses and a busy town centre. With new housing developments being created this town is growing in popularity for young families.

Situated just off the A52 and A46 the town is ideal for the East Midlands road links. There is a frequent and well used public bus service into Nottingham for commuters. Bingham also has its own railway station which provides a less frequent service to Nottingham, Grantham and beyond.

There are many sports and leisure facilities in Bingham, retail outlets, eateries, pubs, sport clubs and local library.

Bingham has a market in the central Market Place every Thursday, and a farmers' market there on the third Saturday of the month.

Bingham Leisure Centre has sports facilities and a swimming pool whilst also being home to a variety of social clubs. The facilities are attached to Toot Hill Secondary school which has an outstanding Ofsted report.