Discover St Peter’s Care Home

This historic residential care home, tucked away on sleepy Vicarage Lane, is one of no less than three properties in Ruddington run by owners My Care. St Peter’s Care Home is actually the former vicarage, after which the lane was named. Originally, though, the road was called ‘Red Lion Street’ because of the public house along there. Village folklore has it that one Reverend was so unhappy about having these licensed premises so close to his vicarage (the old pub building is still there but now a private house) he…

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Would You Like to Sell Your Own House?

Well now you CAN – in partnership with Ruddington’s own Benwell Daykin Estate Agents. The vast majority of home buyers these days place their enquiries via one of the major property portals such as Rightmove, Zoopla and On the Market. As a private individual you are unable to list your property for sale directly with one of the property portals and, as such, until now you’ve had to appoint an estate agent to do so. But no longer! Senior valuer, Nick Aston explains: “With our new property marketing service, we will…

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Near & Far Removals

Moving house can be stressful at the best of times – let alone with concerns about the Coronavirus added to the experience. However, a long established Ruddington based removals company promises to take care of everything for you – with safe, quality service at an affordable price. Near & Far Removals on Brookside Road is managed by husband and wife team Martyn and Elaine Langridge and has been helping to relocate homeowners and businesses across the East Midlands and the rest of the UK since 2003. The firm now has a…

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Ruddington’s Beautiful Orchard House

Whilst you may have seen the frontage to this historic village property many times, as you’ve passed Easthorpe Street, you might be unaware of all that lies behind – including its substantial buildings and impressive gardens. Orchard House is owned and operated by by MyCare – which also runs Balmore Country House and St Peter’s Care Home in Ruddington. It currently has around 30 residents who all get to enjoy its beautiful buildings, grounds and facilities on a daily basis. Older Ruddingtonians may recall a time when it was the rather grand family residence…

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The Euros at Annie’s Pop-up Beer Garden

You’ve hopefully already heard that the ‘Pop-Up Beer Garden’ run by Annie’s Burger Shack in the picturesque surroundings of Ruddington’s Easthorpe House was extended into the summer by popular demand. Well, not only will the Loughborough Road venue now continue to serve food and drink every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through until Sunday June 20th, it will ALSO be showing EVERY SINGLE Euro 2020 game ‘live’ during these opening hours! Annie says: “Annie’s Pop-Up Beer Garden has now been UPGRADED! Come along for some Beers, Burgers AND Football. Whatever the weather, come rain or shine, we will be here. We…

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EURO 2021 at The White Horse

We’re being invited to get behind England this month as the delayed UEFA European Football Championships finally get underway. The White Horse Inn has created a dedicated ‘Ruddington Fan Park’ featuring large outdoor screens for COVID safe viewing of all the big matches during the EURO 2021 tournament. However, booking a table as soon as possible is strongly advised because the Church Street venue expects very high demand – especially during the England games. Pub owner Andy Hunt says: “After everything we’ve been through we need good events like this –…

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Big Boom in Bungalows

It seems the demand for bungalows in and around the Ruddington area continues to surge, and, despite a number of new homes’ sites, very few of them accommodate for this. According to the latest figures released by retirement housebuilder, McCarthy Stone, 70% of over 65s would consider moving into a bungalow. However, the build rate of this house type is actually plummeting! It’s thought the increase in demand could be due to a number of factors, but the COVID-19 Pandemic certainly has played its part. As we spent more and…

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Should You Sell Your Home Before Looking for Another?

A number of Benwell Daykin clients have expressed their exasperation at being ‘gazumped’, or seeing offers rejected on their dream home, due to not being in a position to proceed. As such this has raised the question: “Should I sell my home before I start looking for another?” Mora Sheard, from the Ruddington-based estate agency, advises that deciding whether to sell your home – or whether to buy a new home first – should be based on your finances, the market availability for properties that interest you, the house that…

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Ruddington’s New Retirement Village

If you’ve been down Loughborough Road in Ruddington recently you’ll notice some big changes are happening at Balmore Country House. The historic Ruddington property set in leafy surroundings, which now serves as a most attractive care home for a growing community of residents, is currently being enlarged by owners MyCare to provide a plethora of new onsite facilities. Originally a 42 bed care home, a sympathetically designed extension has been added recently – with 28 new bedrooms over two floors – and there’s still more to come. Some rooms downstairs have…

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Compound Strength & Conditioning Reopens

As the ‘roadmap’ out of the national ‘lockdown’ continues, Ruddington’s main fitness providers are eager to show health-conscious villagers their expanded facilities. Compound Strength & Conditioning reopened its doors on Monday 12th April along with brand new sister gym Compound Second Space two doors’ away. The independent, locally run fitness centres provide everything from open gym to personal training to sports massage – and have studio space available for instructors to rent, too.  They’re also the home of Nottingham Weightlifting Club. Co-owners Jules Abbott, Sam ‘Bobby’ Goulding and Max Abbott {pictured} are promising a COVID-safe environment…

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