Set on the western edge of the charming village of Ollerton, one of the most convenient commuter bases in the area, The Meadows development presents a selection of superb contemporary new homes in a beautiful rural setting. Nestling in the heart of Sherwood Forest, rich in tradition and character, this is the perfect retreat from city life.
Ollerton’s location, at the crossroads of the York to London and Lincoln to Mansfield roads, made it an important meeting place and led to the establishment of two renowned coaching inns, the White Hart and the Hop Pole, which are still providing food and drink to travellers and locals today. The area is inextricably linked with Sherwood Forest and the legend of Robin Hood, while, more recently, the rich coal deposits led to the growth of the adjacent mining village of New Ollerton, widely admired as a model of its type. Today, the heritage of the area lives on in its strong sense of local pride and community.
The busy shopping area at New Ollerton, just a few minutes’ walk from The Meadows, offers a full selection of traditional butchers and bakers, convenience stores, chemists, newsagents, supermarkets, banks and building societies, hairdressers, cafés, takeaways and an assortment of specialist shops. New Ollerton also has an indoor market held on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The lively little town of Mansfield, around eight-and-a-half miles away, has a wider selection of high-street retailers, many located in the covered Four Seasons Shopping Centre, and also hosts speciality markets throughout the year.
There are two major country parks virtually adjacent to Ollerton. Sherwood Forest Country Park, with its ancient oak trees, is an endlessly fascinating woodland habitat with a unique ecology and a rich diversity of wildlife. The Park, which has a restaurant and a visitor centre, is also the site of the Robin Hood Festival, an enormously popular free annual event. Rufford County Park, one of Nottinghamshire’s most popular visitor attractions, is just a little to the south of the village. Set around the picturesque ruin of a 12th century Cistercian monastery, Rufford Park incorporates gardens, meadows and woodlands, a restaurant, a craft centre and a wide range of regular events. Clumber Park, around five miles away, offers a pleasant choice of lakeside walks and cycle paths, and the longest avenue of lime trees in Europe, as well as a varied programme of children’s events.
Sport and leisure
The Meadows is just a few minutes’ walk from The Dukeries Leisure Centre which, in addition to a 20-metre swimming pool, offers a comprehensive selection of football and hockey pitches, tennis courts, training areas and a health suite with steam room and sauna. The Dukeries organises a wide range of ancillary services and activities, from aromatherapy massage to children’s parties. There are also swimming facilities and a gym at South Forest Leisure Centre, around two-and-a-half miles away. Rufford Park Golf and Country Club, less than two miles from The Meadows, has a beautiful par 70 parkland course and extensive facilities for catering and hospitality.
Less than two miles from the A614, The Meadows is in easy commuting range of Nottingham, Lincoln and Sheffield. The railway station at Shirebrook, around seven miles from the development, has services to Nottingham and Worksop, with the journey to Nottingham taking around 45 minutes. Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster, is only around 20 miles away.
There is a good choice of schools within around a mile of the development.
There is a full GP service in New Ollerton, around ten minutes’ walk from The Meadows, with seven doctors operating a range of regular clinics and consultations. There is also a dental surgery around half-a-mile away, in New Ollerton.