Cotgrave property: Know your area

Published : 2nd April 2015


It might be termed a village but Cotgrave, which is just eight miles from Nottingham city centre, has a population of 7,415 and an active community. 

There's an annual summer festival, this year to be held on Saturday, June 20, good leisure facilities, schools, a library, country park and with a major new homes development in the making, the former mining village is set for change.


February's announcement of funding from the Government Growth Deal for the regeneration of Cotgrave's shopping precinct was met with enthusiasm and more cash is flowing this way as a result of planning conditions that come with the new housing development (see housing below).

In addition to this shopping area, where there is a Co-op store and takeaways among the facilities, there is a Sainsbury's Local on Bingham Road, a respected butcher's, Brumpton's Butchers in Plumtree Road, and a newsagent. 
A jet petrol station stands on Main Road.


Looking for a break? Then Grannies, a tea room on Bingham Road opposite Sainsbury's, is the perfect place to grab a cappuccino and a cake or lunch. As it sells gifts as well, that last-minute birthday present can be bought locally.

Fancy something stronger with your lunch? Local pubs include the Manvers Arms, the Rose and Crown and, slightly further afield, Shepherds at Stragglethorpe.


Facilities at Cotgrave Leisure Centre include a leisure pool and slide, 35 Station gym, sports hall and a specialist spin studio. Outside there's football pitches.


For more football pitches and a pavilion head to the Arthur Ridley sports ground, off Stragglethorpe Lane, while play areas include parks at Ringleas, The Green, Grassmere and Broadmeer.

Cotgrave Futures – a community building, provides a children's centre, cafe area and meeting room.

Another active community building is Cotgrave Miners' Welfare


Drive a little way out of the village and you'll find Nottinghamshire Golf and County Club at Stragglethorpe, where there are two 18-hole courses as well as refurbished clubhouse.

If you fancy getting out and about in the fresh air then a short walk along Hollygate Lane will take you to Cotgrave Country Park. On the site of the old colliery, which closed in 1993, the park was developed by Nottinghamshire County Council from reclaimed land and pit heaps. David Wilson and Barratt are now developing land surrounding the park into a new homes development – Hollygate Park, a site which will eventually be home to 450 new homes, a third of which will be affordable housing.


Estate agency Thomas James opened a branch office in Cotgrave last year, and director Tom Reynolds says the property market here and in the surrounding villages is a thriving one. He went on: "During the past year there has been huge interest in the area. The diverse range of housing means that there are first-time-buyer homes available, family homes, cottages, executive style detached houses, bungalows that see people retiring comfortably to the village, investment type property with great rental potential and much more. Across all of these property types and prices, we have certainly found that the demand outweighs supply.

"With the progression of the exciting new developments by Barratt's and David Wilson Homes, we are anticipating a further rise in interest in property here over the coming months and years, potentially also a steady increase in the prices that properties command in the area.

"Added to this, the proposed redevelopment of the precinct in Cotgrave gives further reason to pay the village more attention. We are of course already home to sought-after schools too.
"There is a great sense of community and this encourages people to stay in the area as they progress to larger homes, or downsize to take life easier."


Hollygate Park, the Barratt and David Wilson development, was officially launched this week – five homes were reserved on the night.

Two, three, four and five bedroom homes will be built on the site, which the developer is calling a 'built for life' development.

Jan Ruston, sales director at Barratt, said: "Hollygate Park is an excellent new development and is quickly becoming one of the most popular in our portfolio."

Developers of the site are giving £2.7 million funding to the town of Cotgrave as part of a planning agreement, which will be used to support community investment for both new and existing residents.

Specific funding includes £763,200 towards education facilities, a £932,540 community contribution, £600,000 towards bus services and sustainable transport donations of more than £60,000. The companies are also giving £182,500 toward the park's upkeep, cycle paths and ecology improvements.


There are two primary schools – Cotgrave Candleby Lane School and Cotgrave CofE Primary School. For secondary education there's South Nottinghamshire Academy on Cropwell Road in Radcliffe-On-Trent.


The area has All Saints' Parish Church, Cotgrave Methodist Church and Our Lady of Grace.