The National Forest covers 200 square miles of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, and has numerous attractions to be explored, making Burton-Upon-Trent ideally placed for outdoor leisure pursuits.
The Barton Marina is just over a 10 minute drive from home and offers a scenic location to shop, dine, or simply explore the beautiful lakes and woodland. This unique, canal-side attraction promises to delight visitors of any age, with water-front family eateries, ceramic painting workshops and even a plush Red Carpet cinema and café bar.
Stapenhill Gardens is a popular public park in the area which presents acres of woodland, formal gardens and vast open grassland to enjoy a picnic or afternoon stroll. There is an impressive children’s play area and waterside walking routes, along with an iconic ornamental swan which has been the focal point of the gardens for over 65 years. Branston Water Park is another outdoor site well worth a visit, with a 40 acre lake perfect for wildlife spotting, along with a visitor centre, play area and picnic area.
The National Forest Adventure Farm is just over a 10 minute drive from Stretton Park and promises an enlightening family day out, with go karts, a mini assault course, crazy golf, tractor rides, an intricate maze and even a petting zoo. There are a number of events also held throughout the year, including themed maze races and a chance to meet some exotic animals.
History enthusiasts will benefit from the development’s close proximity to the Claymill’s Pumping Station, a Victorian museum which traces the history of the steam engine and the impact of the Pumping Station on the local area. The National Brewery Centre forms an iconic part of Burton Upon Trent’s heritage and is located just 2.5 miles from home, offering a thrilling brewery museum, steam engines and vintage vehicles, along with a popular restaurant and ‘beer boutique’ for visitors to sample authentic beers and ales.
Active residents will find everyday fitness facilities at nearby Meadowside Leisure Centre and Shobnall Leisure Complex, while The Branston Golf and Country Club is just a 10 minute drive from home and boasts an 18 hole course, a state of the art gym, pool, spa and beauty salon.
Eating and drinking
Burton-Upon-Trent enjoys an esteemed upcoming restaurant circuit with a range of cuisines to suit all palates. Whether celebrating a special occasion or seeking light refreshment after a day’s shopping, residents of these new homes in Stretton will easily find an eatery to suit their needs.
Casual, family-friendly venues are plentiful in Burton with the Monks Bridge Pub at the heart of Stretton village and within a five minute walk of home. Proud of its vast variety of ales, beers and generous wine list, this traditional public house boasts an attractive beer garden, ideal for the warmer months.
At just eight minutes drive from home, the highly-regarded Pascal at the Old Vicarage is a fine-dining restaurant which boasts an impeccable menu of English cuisine with delicate French influences. Housed in an elegant Georgian Vicarage, this unique dining venue promises an evening of culinary indulgence with 12 Hour Slow Roast Pork Belly and Lobster Thermidor amongst its most popular dishes.
International cuisines are also abundant in the area with notable venues such as Anoki, a fine-dining Indian restaurant just a five minute drive from home, along with Favourite Thai and Gurkha Curry Lounge offering authentic and freshly prepared dishes at just a 10 minute drive away.
The Winery is another of Burton-Upon-Trent’s dining gems, boasting five distinct eating areas, all with their own unique character, along with a stylish yet unpretentious wine bar. Set in an 11th century abbey with a riverside terrace, this stunning venue is well worth a visit for the inspiring architecture, not to mention the succulent menu of signature British dishes.
Residents of Stretton Park will benefit from very close proximity to Burton town centre which comprises a good selection of high street stores and independent businesses. Coopers Square Shopping Centre is a convenient indoor retail centre just a 10 minute drive from home and houses a diverse range of well-known brands and everyday essentials.
The Octagon Shopping Centre is an ideal retail destination with popular stores covering fashion, beauty and food, while Coopers Square is another impressive indoor centre with a selection of over 60 stores, both of which can be reached in just over 10 minutes by car.
Middleway Retail Park is under 10 minutes away by car and includes a state of the art gym and cinema complex on site, along with large brand-name stores.
The town’s historic market hall dates back to 1883 and forms an iconic part of Burton’s identity, with a thriving three day market held weekly within this attractive Victorian building. Following a £1.5 million refurbishment, this charming market has an impressive range of goods for sale, including fresh local produce, clothing, jewellery, books and unique artisan gifts.
Stretton Park is excellently placed for growing and mature families, with a range of highly-rated schools within the close surrounding area.
Children under 11 are catered for by five primary schools within a 10 minute drive, including William Shrewsbury Primary School which is located within a short walk of the development. St. Modwens Catholic Primary School and John of Rolleston Primary School are also nearby.
The notable De Ferrers Academy is a secondary school and sixth form college serving ages 11 to 18, just a five minute drive from home, while John Port School is another highly-regarded institution in the area, at just nine minutes drive from home. Bladon House School and Repton are two independent secondary schools which can be reached in around 10 minutes by car.
Those pursuing further study may consider the University of Derby at just 12 minutes away by car, or the University of Nottingham, which is amongst the top 1% of universities worldwide, and just 30 minutes drive from home.
These new homes in Burton-Upon-Trent benefit from excellent nearby transport connections to surrounding towns and cities.
A5121 < 1 mile / 3 minutes
Commuters will benefit from excellent transport links in the area, with the A50 just a five minute drive away, and provides connections to Stoke-on-Trent, Uttoxeter and Derby, while Junction 24a of the M1 just 15 minutes from home.
Burton town centre can be reached in just over five minutes via the A5121, while Derby is under 20 minutes away via the A38.
For travel by train, Burton-Upon-Trent train station is just a 10 minute drive away and serves several major commuter destinations such as Birmingham New Street, Nottingham, Edinburgh via Leeds and Cardiff.
International travel is covered by East Midlands airport at just 25 minutes away by car.
A38 < 1 mile / 3 minutes
A50 3 miles / 5 minutes
M1 15.5 miles / 15 minutes
Burton town centre 2 miles / 6 minutes
Derby 10 miles / 20 minutes
Burton Upon Trent 3.5 miles / 10 minutes
East Midlands Airport 18.5 miles / 25 minutes
Please note that while every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, particulars regarding local amenities and their proximity should be considered as general guidance only.
The identification of schools and other educational establishments are intended to illustrate the relationship to the development only and do not represent a guarantee of eligibility or admission.
Journey times are representative of journeys made by car unless stated otherwise and may vary according to travel conditions and time of day.
Sources: Google Maps, The AA, Transport for London and National Rail.