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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Nice place for families

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Review Date May 2022

There are not very many shops or pubs within a reasonable walking distance. The area is nice and the walkway round the estate is nice. There is a bus on the estate and just outside of the estate to get directly in to the city centre. Parking doesn’t seem to be much of an issue as most people have a drive big enough to fit two cars. Bin collections have been fine.

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The development is very attractive, there is a nice walk way around the estate that is perfect for a dog walk. It is relatively quiet and the roads are spacious and houses don’t feel cramped. The only downsides is that there are no amenities on the estate. No shops and the closest supermarket is an over 30 minute walk. There isn’t a play area either yet. There is nothing to do apart from walk around on the actual estate so it would be nice to have a shop and a pub and a play area.

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I wish I had known that they had been saying that there will be shops for a long time and nothing has yet happened. We have no idea when we will get one.

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Fairly promptly. There were a few snags that weren’t sorted before we moved in but they were fixed up on asking

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Buy with caution

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Review Date May 2022

Sales good prior to purchase. Issues evident prior to moving in and advised by cluster services not there take us Happy!
Wrong flooring laid at an extra cost and then advised will have to put up with it. May need to seek legal advice.
Turf not laid correctly, garden has been water logged for 5 months. Will now have to replace it myself.
Customer service poor response time senior agent rather abrupt and not helpful.
Lots of issues with moment and wIting 6 months for a visit.
Sorry but do not have positive experience with Avant as soon as they had my money.

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Local shop over road from estate.

Near lake easy walks.

Aware that would be living on building site.

Some houses have poor finish to brickwork.

Should have been my dream home. customer services terrible.

Nothing else to say.

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Needed to view property at least few weeks prior to moving not day before.
Kept reminding them of issues. They do not care.

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Very poor, state will visit then do not arrive. They think should be home all day when need to be at work.
Site visit 2 days after moving In too soon as lots of defects that they state then cannot report.

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Nice property but many issues

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Review Date Jan 2022

Nice quiet area, lovely neighbours, good parking. Town Close by and plenty of shops.

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The property itself have been designed lovely, great space, great use of areas. However since moving in we have encountered many issues such as door handles breaking down, our window locks siezing up, cracks and so on. We have been able to rectify these but not really what we should be replacing 2 year into a new home.

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I wish we had known that our side garden would not be fenced off or made private as we now encounter issues of neighbours dogs littering on our grass.

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Some of our issues were dealt with but some of the issues we raised have been things we have ended up resolving ourselves. For example when the building management came for a final inspection I made them aware of our window not locking and not opening correctly and becoming stiff. We were told this would sort itself as time went on due to the temperature, eventually our window would not close and we ended up spending money on this being fixed.

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Easy Part Ex Quick Turnaround

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Review Date Jan 2022

Well located development near to local amenities set in a village location, not a lot of passing traffic

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Houses designed well in plenty of space, any niggles corrected pretty quickly, very quick transaction time and stress free – part ex and was in the house within 8 weeks perfect when your expecting a baby, even thought the estate is still being built construction traffic and noise is managed well and away from house

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Pretty much everything is the same as when sales sell it to you, best advice is to go and find the house you want to view on another site if there isn’t a show home of that model nearby

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All problems have been fixed in a quick efficient manner or they have sent a contractor to deal with it

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