The house is situated in the popular village of Linton which has a convenience store / post office (directly opposite), together with a butchers, hairdressers and a Chinese take away / chip shop. The nearby A444 gives access to the A/M42 with links to Burton, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham. The nearby National Forest visitors centres are at Moira and Rosliston.
Over 400 woodlands have been created or opened up to form The National Forest. There are miles of well signposted trails and paths for walking, cycling or running. Explore at your own pace with your family and dog/s. Indeed, Foxley Woods can be accessed via a gate at the bottom of our garden. Foxley Woods is 29ha of land planted to create a natural woodland with oak, ash, alder, willow and birch. The site is part of The National Forest spires and stiles medium walk.
The nearest town is Swadlincote which is 3 miles from Badger’s Sett and is the main town in the district of South Derbyshire. It has numerous shops, restaurants, supermarkets and petrol stations. A small outdoor market is held on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. There is also a cinema and a ski / snowboarding centre.
The ancient and historic town of Ashby de la Zouch is situated on the borders of Leicestershire and Derbyshire and is only 8 miles from Badger’s Sett. The main street has a selection of national and local retail outlets together with several pubs and restaurants. There are many attractive back lanes and alleyways leading off the main street in which you can discover many local craft shops and tea rooms. Ashby Castle is situated just off the main street. Visitors can climb the tower for great views and will be able to discover the underground passage from the tower to the kitchens. Whilst the site is predominantly in ruins it does give you a feel for its medieval past where you can visualise knights in shining armour. Catch a medieval event or historic re-enactment for a trip back in time.
120 acres of picturesque grounds with woodlands, lakes and gardens. There are 4 discovery zones with over 100 interactive exhibits, the enchanted forest play area, forest floor and simulated tree top walk – a moving bridge through the sky. There are 23 different outdoor activities including high and low rope adventures. A great place for a family day out.
Situated just 5 miles from Badger’s Sett, Burton is the largest town in The National Forest and is known as the capital of British brewing. It has numerous national retail outlets, together with 3 covered shopping centres. Visit the Coors Visitors Centre (formerly the Bass Museum) which tells the story of Bass, brewing and Beer. It has a unique collection of horse-drawn and motorised vehicles and is home to the ‘Bass Shire Horses’. Views of the River Trent can be enjoyed from 3 bridges on the outskirts of the town.