Nottinghamshire

If you’re looking for a new home, Nottinghamshire is the destination to be. From quaint villages and picturesque countryside to vibrant cities and large towns; there’s plenty on offer in this diverse county. In this guide, we’ll take you through what makes Nottinghamshire such a great place to live, work or study – from where it lies in England to some of the best schools in the area – so that you can find your perfect match!

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Best places to live in Nottinghamshire

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Village of Calverton in Nottinghamshire

Where is Nottinghamshire?

Nottinghamshire is a county in the East Midlands region of England. It has an area of 2,068 square kilometres and extends into the Pennines. It borders Derbyshire to the west; Lincolnshire to the north; Leicestershire to the east; South Yorkshire and North Yorkshire to the south-east; and Northamptonshire to the south-west.

Areas in Nottinghamshire

There are several areas in Nottinghamshire that are popular with home buyers. These include the city of Nottingham, Mansfield, Newark-on-Trent and Worksop.

Nottingham – Nottingham, the county’s largest town, offers vibrant nightlife as well as some excellent shopping opportunities in The Lace Market and Victoria Centre. It also boasts world-class sports facilities including an ice rink and sports stadium at Trent Bridge.

Newark-on-Trent – the town of Newark is steeped in history with some stunning buildings, including St Mary’s Church which dates back to 1230. This historic town is home to an imposing castle and enjoys excellent transport links to Nottingham and London.

Royce Castle in Nottinghamshire

Mansfield – Mansfield is a bustling market town that offers something for everyone, from independent shops and pubs to a cinema and bowling alley. The town also has several large parks including Clipstone Country Park.

Worksop – located in the heart of the Nottinghamshire countryside, Worksop is a popular choice for those looking for a rural retreat because it is surrounded by beautiful countryside yet still has plenty of local amenities and attractions.

Universities in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire is home to two universities: The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University. Both are highly respected institutions, with a good reputation for teaching.

The University of Nottingham – located in the city of Nottingham, the University of Nottingham is one of the largest in the UK with over 36,000 students. The university has a strong focus on research and was ranked joint 34th in the world for its research power in the 2016 QS World University Rankings.

Nottingham Trent University – located in Nottingham city centre, Nottingham Trent University is one of the country’s largest post-1992 universities with over 37,000 students. Nottingham Trent University offers a range of courses at all levels and has an excellent reputation for teaching excellence.

Top Schools in Nottinghamshire

Riverboat in Newark in Nottinghamshire

As well as two universities, there are also a number of good schools in the area: Forest Fields Primary School, Top Valley Academy, and Bilborough College all received ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted ratings in recent years.

Forest Fields Primary School – is a co-educational school with around 510 students from the age of three to 11 and has a nursery on-site. The school achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted in 2012.

Bilborough College – is the largest college in Nottinghamshire, and one of the largest colleges in the country, with around 16,000 students, Bilborough College offers a wide range of A-levels and vocational courses.

Top Valley Academy – is an all-through school with students from ages three to 18. It has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in every category and is one of the few schools in Nottinghamshire to hold this accolade.

Population of Nottinghamshire

The population of Nottinghamshire is estimated at 970,000 people, which makes it one of England’s smaller counties by size and quite densely populated compared to other areas further north.

 

Reviews in Nottinghamshire

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Great house, poor customer service.

Review Date Oct 2022

The house and the area are fantastic, but if you’re looking for snags to be sorted soon after moving in forget about it!

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We love the area, the community feel and school are brilliant and the house itself is built to a very high standard. Like all new home owners though we have had issues and Avant have been really slow to react, even ignoring us for weeks and months on end.

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Not to have high expectations on after sales care.

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Very poorly! In the first two weeks they get back to you, then it’s like you don’t exist to them. Awful. Just ignore your emails.

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Shocking, steer clear its not worth the hassle.

Review Date Oct 2022

Lovely area to live, brilliant for people with kids plenty of parks ect. Excellent amenities and schools.

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Absolute shocking company,they are all good until they have your money it goes down hill from there on!Customer services are near on usless, the houses are built by cowboy builders and riddled with problems. I wouldn’t recommend anybody buying Avant.

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How poor and shocking Avant Homes really are! Do not buy from them.

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Sorted a few but the bigger issues have been brushed under the carpet and still are getting ignored nearly 2 years on.

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Very Disappointed with William Davis property & staff

Review Date Sep 2022

Very unhappy with my property.
Lots of snagging issues. Many aren’t just snags, but more major issues.
It seems that the contractors don’t care about how bad their work is as long as they are being paid.
People working on site are very rude with lots of bad language and swearing.
Terrible standard of materials used in the construction and Head office not very good at getting issues resolved.

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The people used to manage the on site maintenance have no consideration for the residents and don’t clear up properly after themselves.
Management of snagging and property issues are very slow to resolve problems and when they do things still aren’t done to a very good standard

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I was told that the quality of the kitchen/bathroom/appliances was excellent when in reality they all appear to be very cheap and nowhere near as good as I was expecting.
Examples being that some of my SMEG appliances have been unreliable and needed repairs, the kitchen is poorly fitted and not very good quality and the Roca bathroom is terrible, with both toilets not flushing properly and the bath being made of very cheap plastic.

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Extremely slow at sorting issues and still not to the standard expected

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Worse management ever.

Review Date Aug 2022

The environment and the building itself is good and modern, transport is convenient.

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Property management and building management is absolutely unacceptable, security guards are always not at their seats, causing many residents including me having to wait up to 2-3 hours when wanting to collect a parcel, and key fobs may not work at some times, and you would have to wait for them to come back to help you which would possibly take another 2 hours.
On top of that, they charge you causes for “damages” such as needing to paint the walls, and saying they do not find the cutlery draw, etc. Worse management ever.

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They would not clean corridors often, and security guards disappears

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Did not raise much problems throughout my stay, usually they ask to charge for everything when you ask for repair.

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