Lowdham is a thriving village offering a useful range of amenities. There are several village shops including a Co-op, Post Office, an excellent bookshop, chemist and two GP practices. There is an active village hall hosting concerts, fayres and charity events. Gonalston Farm shop offers a wide selection of quality produce, much of which is sourced locally. The farm shop was awarded Small Business of the Year 2006. Lowdham has an excellent primary school, rated Outstanding by Ofsted. The village has football, cricket and tennis clubs and several village inns and has direct road - rail access along the Trent Valley into Nottingham centre. From Lowdham there is convenient access to the M1 motorway, A1 and East Midlands Airport.
Neighbouring Burton Joyce offers more extensive amenities including a larger Co-op, a large range of social/cultural and sporting facilities; a sports ground with pavilion, a tennis club and several village inns. Secondary schooling is provided by Colonel Frank Seely School which is located in nearby Calverton.
The thriving Minster town of Southwell offers a wider range of retail amenities, professional services and sports centre, and Southwell schooling is of a renowned standard across the age ranges.
Population – approx. 3335
Nearest Medical Centre – Lowdham Medical Centre & The Ivy Medical Group
Nearest Railway Station – Lowdham
Newark & Sherwood District Council
Kelham Hall, Kelham, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 5QX
Lowdham C of E Primary School
Colonel Frank Seely School, Calverton (6 miles)
PUBS AND RESTAURANTS
The Old Ship Inn
GONALSTON – 1 mile
BURTON JOYCE – 3 miles
SOUTHWELL – 7 miles
NOTTINGHAM – 10 miles
NEWARK ON TRENT – 15 miles
MANSFIELD – 16 miles