Nestled on the edge of the charming Derbyshire village of Doveridge is where you’ll find The Doves, an exclusive collection of 14 new homes. Ideal for those looking for their first home, somewhere to grow with the family or have the grandchildren over to stay, Doveridge benefits from an active and social community, picturesque surrounding countryside, as well as the hustle and bustle of nearby towns. House hunters from all lifestyles will certainly feel at home here.
Traditionally constructed and highly energy efficient, the two-, three- and four-bedroom homes at The Doves are either detached or semi-detached. Featuring seven different house types including L-shape and bungalow designs, each home benefits from either a private driveway or garage, good size rear garden and electric vehicle charging point. Contemporary detailing such as brick lintels and banding, pitched roofs, porch canopies, bay windows and L shape layouts ensure individual kerb appeal.
You’ll discover much on your doorstep living in Doveridge. The village itself has ample amenities including a post office, village store, village hall, pre-school playgroup, primary school and vehicle repair garage. A family-friendly pub, the Cavendish Arms, is a short walk from The Doves and offers classic pub fare, quiz nights and live sports.
If you’re looking for new hobbies, Doveridge’s many social clubs include bell ringing; lawn bowls; junior, men’s and women’s football teams; tennis; a preservation society; women’s institute plus its own amateur dramatic group producing twice yearly shows. Not forgetting the annual Dovefest music festival for local family entertainment!
The neighbouring market town of Uttoxeter, just three miles away, has a host of additional facilities including supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, dentists, florist, butchers, fast food and takeaway outlets, restaurants, petrol stations, gyms, a leisure centre and the CineBowl complex for fans of films, tenpin bowling and ice skating. For retail therapy, Derby, Stoke-on-Trent and Burton-upon-Trent, all within a 40-minute drive, have independent boutiques and high street stores.
Keeping the whole family entertained is easy too as Doveridge is conveniently located near some of the UK’s top attractions. For adrenalin junkies and fun family excursions, try Alton Towers resort; for horseracing and live events there’s Uttoxeter Racecourse; for sports fans there’s Doveridge Clay Sports or the JCB Golf & Country Club; for holidaymakers, East Midlands airport is only a half hour’s drive away; and for those who enjoy the great outdoors, there’s rambling routes along the River Dove or why not explore the scenic beauty of neighbouring Cannock Chase or the Peak District.
An excellent location for young and growing families, Doveridge has a village pre-school playgroup for 2-5 year olds, while older children can attend either of the Ofsted ‘Good’ rated schools; Doveridge Primary School and Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Ashbourne. For independent schools, higher and further education, Abbotsholme School accepts students from 2-18, while Derby College and Burton & South Derbyshire College offer apprenticeships, vocational and degree level courses.
Living at The Doves means you’ll be well-connected. The A50 offers direct routes to Uttoxeter, Stoke-on-Trent, the M1 and M6, while Stafford, Lichfield and Derby are all commutable. For rail travel, Uttoxeter station is just a ten-minute drive and offers direct trains to Derby, Nottingham and Crewe as well as good connections to Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly.
If you’re looking for a modern and stylish new home in a vibrant and scenic village location then it’s time to make your move to The Doves.