In peaceful rural surroundings just seven miles from the centre of Derby, the village of Brailsford offers a wonderful place to rediscover a natural pace of life and enjoy the changing seasons as part of a mature, welcoming community. A short stroll from the local shop and the picturesque village pub, Dales View is a prestigious selection of three, four and five bedroom homes combining modern, energy efficient design with attractive streetscapes that harmonise with the ambience of the village.
Quality of life is about the details of everyday living. From the little things, like knowing the nearest place to pick up a pint of milk, to more important matters like finding the right school or having a health centre nearby, you need to know that the community you’re moving to will support you and your family, as well as being a pleasant place to live. So here’s some useful information about the area around Dales View.
Buses between Uttoxeter and Derby via Ashbourne, running approximately hourly from Monday to Saturday with a reduced Sunday service, stop opposite the Rose and Crown pub a few minutes’ walk from Dales View. Bus trips into Derby or Ashbourne take less than 20 minutes. The development is just a few yards from the A52, and approximately 10 minutes’ drive from Ashbourne and quarter of an hour from Derby city centre.
Many of the community activities in the village, including Brownies, Scouts, dance classes, keep fit, Women’s Institute and a craft guild, take place in the Brailsford and Ednaston Village Institute, a few minutes’ walk from Dales View. The fascinating twelfth century All Saints Church, just over a mile from the development along a pleasant tree-lined lane, is celebrated for its peaceful setting and thousand year old yew tree as well as for its picturesque architecture. There are two traditional pubs in the area, the Rose and Crown around ten minutes’ walk away and the Yew Tree around a mile away in the neighbouring village of Ednaston.
Leisure & Recreation
Dales View is less than six miles from Ashbourne, home of the ancient Shrovetide Football game played between teams from either end of the town, with hundreds of locals taking part. The town is known as the Gateway to the Peak District, and the National Park and Dovedale National Nature Reserve present an enormous variety of environments to explore. There are beautiful views from Kedleston Hall, around 15 minutes’ drive away, and courses in watersports such as sailing, paddlesports and windsurfing can be found at Carsington Water, just 20 minutes’ drive from the development. The nearby Brailsford Golf Club has full clubhouse facilities, and Wild Park Derbyshire, an outdoor activity centre with facilities for paintballing, quad biking, laser tag and archery, is less than two miles away. For indoor activities, Ashbourne Leisure centre offers a modern 30-station gym, squash courts, swimming pool and sports halls.
Brailsford Stores, a general store, stationer, newsagent and off-licence that incorporates a post office, is just 400 yards from Dales View. There is a good mixture of shops in the picturesque town centre of Ashbourne, including pharmacies and supermarkets as well as traditional local traders, while Derby, a short journey
away, offers an exciting mix of high street shops, local specialist retailers, indoor and outdoor markets and covered malls.
There are recycling receptacles for glass bottles and jars, metal cans and plastic bottles in the car park of the Rose and Crown pub in the main street, less than half a mile from Dales View.
Education & Health
Brailsford C of E School, rated good by Ofsted, is less than half a mile from Dales View and will shortly move to a new site adjacent to the development. Children
from Brailsford normally move on to Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Ashbourne, an academy school with an excellent academic record. The village medical centre, a full-time practice with three GPs and full nursing support, is just a few minutes’ walk away, and there is a choice of dentists in Ashbourne.
Living in Brailsford
When you leave the car at home and explore the local area by foot or bicycle, you get to know it so muchbetter. And by using local shops and services, you’ll help to keep the neighbourhood vibrant and prosperous. Every place has its own personality, and once you move in you’ll soon find your favourite walks, and the shops
you like best. As a starting point this map shows some of the most useful features and services within a short stroll or bike ride of Dales View.