Colston Bassett is without question one of the County's pre-eminent villages being protected by a Conservation Area designation and set in the unspoilt picturesque countryside of the Vale of Belvoir, having useful amenities close to hand in the neighbouring market towns of Bingham and Melton Mowbray, with relatively direct road access into the main regional centres of Nottingham, Leicester, Newark on Trent and Grantham.
The thriving centre of West Bridgford, home of the famous Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, and Radcliffe on Trent, a larger village to the west of Colston Bassett where there is a highly rated golf club, offer superb retail, social and leisure opportunities as well as a wide range of activities and professional services.
Village amenities are understandably limited, however there is wonderful village inn, The Martins Arms, which is a focal point for the village. On the village outskirts, in the lee of the ancient ruins of a Norman church, St Marys, there is an active cricket club, croquet club and a bowls facility for a more sedate sporting pursuit. There is a nearby riding school and stables for families with an interest in horse riding. Colston Bassett is of course synonymous with Stilton cheese; the 2014 International Cheese Awards crowned Colston Bassett Supreme Champion.
The business executive will be attracted to the strategic convenience of the village with the fast A46 dual carriageway (Lincoln – Leicester link) just a few miles to the west connecting to the M1 at J69. London commuters can pick up the main line to London Kings Cross at Grantham with an estimated journey time of just over an hour.
Population – 400
Nearest Medical Centre – Cotgrave Surgery (4 miles)
Nearest Railway Station – Bingham (7 miles)
Rushcliffe Borough Council
Civic Centre, Pavillion Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5FE
Millfield Nursery School, Cropwell Butler (4 miles)
Robert Miles Infant & Junior Schools, Bingham (6 miles)
Colston Bassett Preparatory School - years 4-11
Secondary - Toot Hill School, Bingham (7 miles)
PUBS AND RESTAURANTS
The Martin’s Arms
BINGHAM – 7 miles
RADCLIFFE ON TRENT – 7 miles
WEST BRIDGFORD – 10 miles
NOTTINGHAM – 12 miles
MELTON MOWBRAY – 13 miles
GRANTHAM – 17 miles