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Colston Bassett Preparatory School  |  School Lane, Colston Bassett, Nottingham NG12 3FD

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Millfield Nursery School

Situated within its own delightful 8-acre rural setting, Millfield has 40 places for children aged two to five years old. It has extensive indoor and outdoor facilities. The nursery helps children become independent, self-motivated and confident. Children are encouraged to progress at their own rate of development through the Early Years Foundation Stage and into Key Stage One where appropriate. Many of the future Reception children for Colston Bassett Preparatory School currently attend Millfield. Visit Millfield's website

MRP Developments

Property Development, Investment and Management. The MRP group of companies has been active in residential property investment since 1998 and in development since 2002. They use in-house architectural and planning expertise and focus on design-led schemes across all property sectors. MRP specialise in buying land without planning permission and they have a 100% success record in obtaining planning consent. They also provide property asset management expertise to property funds. Visit MRP's website

Dove Cottage Day Hospice

Dove Cottage Day Hospice is situated in the beautiful Vale of Belvoir just outside Stathern. Dove Cottage offer high quality palliative day care to people living in North East Leicestershire, Rutland and South East Nottinghamshire with supportive and palliative care needs, living with advanced progressive life-limiting illness. They offer over 3,600 day care places every year and have a high carer-to-guest ratio. All of their services are provided free of charge. Visit Dove Cottage's website

Sophie’s Academy of Performing Arts

Sophie’s Academy of Performing Arts emphasises the enjoyment of dance with a youthful, dynamic approach while delivering the highest level of dance instruction through the IDTA.  Sophie believes that shows provide the best way not only to build self confidence and performance skills but also to develop friendship in a supportive, fun environment. Sophie's Academy provides training for students of all ages from 3 upwards. Classes are offered in ballet, tap, freestyle dance and musical theatre. Visit Sophie's website

The Martin’s Arms

Set in the idyllic village of Colston Bassett in the Vale of Belvoir, The Martin's Arms is a spectacular Grade 2 listed building. Situated at the corner of a quiet leafy cul-de-sac by an old cross, the Inn encapsulates all that is best in an English pub. But to call it the quintessential English hostelry does not do it justice. Surrounded by ancient trees, in estate parkland with National Trust land just a stones throw away, The Martin's Arms is a welcome retreat at any time of the year. Visit The Martin's Arms' website

Stagecoach Melton Mowbray

Stagecoach Melton Mowbray has been providing quality part-time training in singing, dancing and acting for over 10 years. As part of the longest running and most successful children’s performing arts schools network in the world, Stagecoach offers a full and rounded education, teaching life skills to build confidence and stretch imaginations through singing, acting and dance classes. Students of all ages and abilities have joined Stagecoach, where they thrive in a safe environment and receive quality training. Applications are always welcome. Visit Stagecoach’s website

Colston Bassett Local History Group

Colston  Bassett Local History Group has an active membership pursuing a range of  projects relating to the varied and extensive history of the village, which  can trace its origins back to Saxon times. The school has been at the heart  of the community since it was established as a Church of England School in  1872. One of the group's current projects is to develop a pictorial history  of the school since it's inception and anyone interested in contributing  material can do so via the contact information on the  website.

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Colston Bassett Dairy

For almost a centrury, Colston Bassett and District Dairy has been making the finest quality Blue Stilton, "King of Cheeses". A highly skilled, dedicated and experienced team use the same time honoured recipe and methods used by generations to make this unique, award winning cheese, every day taking the milk from the same pastures and the same farms that founded the dairy as a co-operative in 1913. Colston Bassett, a rural village in the heart of the English countryside, has become famous to lovers of fine cheese worldwide.

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Parnsips and Pears

Parsnips and Pears are a Nottinghamshire based vegetable box company which sources its produce from local farmers and growers. Their offer is totally seasonal but without the premium price tag associated with organic vegetable box products. They deliver directly to your door throughout the East Midlands, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire. Visit  Parsnips and Pears’ website

Toot Hill Reprographics

Toot Hill Reprographics offer a wide range of services to the local community. Based at Toot Hill School in Bingham, their experienced technicians are happy to advise you on all aspects of your printing needs - large or small. Printing services include digital colour printing up to A1 size, hard-copy printing and photocopying. They also offer a high quality finishing service and a graphic design service.  Visit Toot Hill Reprographics' website

The Print Quarter

The Print Quarter are local Nottingham experts in book & thesis binding, digital printing, lithographic printing and design for print. Based in West Bridgford for over 20 years, The Print Quarter has built up a good customer base in the commercial sector and helped local people who may be starting a new venture with advice and any requirements needed to promote their new business. Due to The Print Quarter’s comprehensive skill base they are able to produce virtually all work in-house (including digital printing) resulting in a competitive pricing structure. Visit The Print Quarter's website

Vale First Responders

The Vale First Responders (VFR) are volunteer members of the community who are trained to respond to emergency calls through the 999 system in conjunction with the East Midlands Ambulance Service. The Responders are trained to provide basic life support and defibrillation to patients in rural areas within the Vale of Belvoir, where distance may delay the prompt arrival of an ambulance. The VFR save many lives on a regular basis, and are always looking for supporters and volunteers to become Responders.

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Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle stands high on a hill overlooking 16,000 acres of woodland and farmland. Visitors from all over the world are welcomed here to events in the park, weddings, the world famous pheasant and partridge Belvoir Shoot, tours of the Castle and its art collection and the recently renovated gardens. Events take place in the castle and park every weekend during the opening season, such as the Steam Festival, Napoleonic Wars, medieval jousting, teddy bears picnics, family days, morris dancing and open air concerts and theatre.

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Colston Bassett is set in the Vale of Belvoir in the middle of the beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside, twenty minutes from Nottingham and the nearby county of Leicestershire. We are pleased to share the following local places of interest, businesses and services: