The Derbyshire Village of Melbourne is known to most for its immaculate acre garden with the wrought-iron, bird caged shaped pergola as the focal point, one of Robert Bakewell’s earliest works. The garden is enjoyed by many in the community, also featuring a picturesque rose tunnel and vegetable garden for the locals.
Given Melbourne’s history dating back to the 16th century, you can enjoy living among beautiful architecture such as the Old National School on Penn lane, The White Swan and the five white thatched cottages in Potter Street. Melbourne village hall can also be enjoyed by the community, hosting cinema nights, village music nights, fitness classes and more.
Melbourne has a variety of independent establishments including an interior design studio, fashion studio, restaurants, cafes, wedding gown designers and unique boutiques. There is a bespoke jewellery shop situated next to one of the country’s leading crystal and glass engravers. More traditional amenities include a Sainsbury’s, a local surgery and convenient access to the A38 linking the nearby cities of Birmingham and Derby. The local infant and junior schools have a ‘good’ Ofsted rating, feeding into St Martin’s Secondary school with an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating.
- Community Gardens
- Historic Architecture
- Boutique Independent Establishments
- Convenience Shop
- Post Office
- Excellent transport links from a38
- Good Ofsted Rated Primary School
- Outstanding Ofsted Rated Secondary School Catchment Area