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Nottinghamshire village Colston Bassett labelled as one of country's poshest places to live



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A Nottinghamshire village has been named as one of the country's poshest places to live.

Colston Bassett, near Bingham in Rushcliffe, was recently featured on the Telegraph's list of 54 Poshest Villages, with the average house price coming in at a whopping £1,987,500.

The village is an 11-minute drive from Bingham and under half an hour's journey to Newark and Nottingham.

The Martin's Arms, Colston Bassett.
The Martin's Arms, Colston Bassett.

The area is famed for its country pub, The Martin's Arms, which has won Nottinghamshire's Dining Pub of the Year five years in a row.

Colston Bassett is also home to the Grade-I listed ruin of St Mary's Church, and the Shropshire and blue cheeses.

According to Rightmove, house prices in the village have risen by 345% over the last year and are currently 37% up on the 2011 peak of £1,450,000.

In its story, the Telegraph said: "Colston Bassett Stilton, arguably the king of British blue cheese, hails from this village in the Vale of Belvoir.

"It is foodie country with the award-winning pub the Martin’s Arms in the village, a short drive to Perkins Bar & Bistro and England cricketer Stuart Broad’s pub Tap & Run.

"There’s even a local spa called The Little Day Retreat."



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