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  • Writer's pictureOlivia Thomas


Updated: May 5, 2020

South Normanton these days has come a long way from its mining village roots, strategically situated as it is at the intersection of the M1 motorway and the A38 trunk road. The village has seen commercial, industrial and service businesses keen to set up in the local area and along with these companies have come employment opportunities that must be the envy of many other areas in the region. The situation of South Normanton means that it provides easy access to all of the major towns in the local counties of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire by road, and being only a short distance from Alfreton Railway Station can provide access to the capital and other major cities in the UK, in just a few hours, by rail.

Affectionately known as ‘The Village’ by many of its inhabitants, the high street in South Normanton has a variety of local shops including a Post Office, supermarkets, hairdressers, pubs, florists, butchers, bakers, restaurants and eateries, and has all of the local amenities that supports village life including its own doctors and dentists. Only a short distance away is the very popular East Midlands Designer Outlet which attracts some of the most popular retailers in the country, with much of the merchandise being sold at discounted prices, and attracting customers from far and wide.

The village boasts nursery, infant and primary schools and even its own secondary school, so education is catered for at all ages. There are several churches of different denominations in the village and at its heart is the very useful community facility of the Post Mill Centre, a modern building where the whole community can meet together to enjoy various activities. Within a few miles of South Normanton the village also benefits from being close to Kings Mill Hospital and so there appears to be everything here that a resident might require from modern village life.

With an eclectic mix of styles, the housing stock in South Normanton ranges from the very old houses of the original hamlet settlement, through to several modern developments, some of which are currently ongoing, offering 21st Century accommodation to the discerning modern buyer.

In view of everything that South Normanton has to offer, there is no wonder that it sustains a very buoyant sales and lettings property market with house prices continuing to rise and the letting and renting of properties remaining stable when other areas of the UK have seen a fall in some house prices and their letting markets decreasing. With further development of the area expected and still more companies looking at investing here, South Normanton continues to attract new residents and investors alike.

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