Live the life
Located in Sherwood just a short drive from Nottingham, the village of Balderton offers rural living within easy reach of towns and cities in Nottinghamshire. From country parks to historic sites, kid-friendly attractions and golf courses, there’s something for everyone close to your new home in Balderton.
Things to see and do
Balderton is surrounded by countryside, with lots of places to enjoy the great outdoors including Balderton Lake, Riverside Park, Whisby Nature Park, and Kelham Hall and Country Park.
The village is home to a leisure centre, a 12th-century parish church and Newark Equestrian riding school, while Newark Air Museum and Newark Castle are nearby. The Buttermarket Shopping Centre and St Mark's Place are also located in Newark, while Newark Golf Club and Southwell Golf Club are both nearby.
If you’re moving to the area with children, they’ll enjoy seeing the animals at Ferry Farm Country Park, riding the trains at North Scarle Miniature Railway, and discovering local history at Southwell Minster. In the evenings you can see a performance at Newark Palace Theatre, or catch a film at the Odeon cinema.
If you have school-age children, Chuter Ede Primary School, Barnby Road Academy Primary and Nursery School, Minster School and Toot Hill School are all rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, while Highfields School offers independent education.
For older children wanting to study for a degree or vocational course without venturing too far from home, Newark College is close by, and the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University are within commuting distance.
Getting to Balderton
Balderton has good transport connections by road, and although there’s no train station in the village, there are two stations in Newark on Trent. The journey to Balderton from Newark takes just five minutes by car, while the village is around 40 minutes from Nottingham, one hour from Sheffield and Derby, and one hour 30 minutes from Birmingham.
If you’re travelling from London, the journey to Balderton takes around two hours 30 minutes by car depending on traffic, or one hour 15 minutes. London takes 2 hours 30 minutes by car via the A1 and M11, or just 1 hour 15 minutes on the Virgin Trains service from the nearest train station at Newark North Gate.
For air travel, Balderton is 50 minutes away from East Midlands Airport and 45 minutes from Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield.