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New Homes in Drakelow

Welcome to Drakelow

Whether you’re taking the kids to the zoo, playing a round of golf or enjoying a day trip to the city, there’s no shortage of things to do and places to see close to the village of Drakelow. Located in South Derbyshire just a short drive from Burton-on-Trent, a new home in Drakelow is ideal if you’re looking for rural living within easy reach of nearby towns and cities.

A quick history

Drakelow dates back to the 11th century, when the village was mentioned in Domesday Book. The area was deserted in the Middle Ages, but later was repopulated. Drakelow Hall was the focus of the village, but it was demolished in 1934 and later became the site of Drakelow Power Station. The power station was also demolished in 2006, once the facility had reached its life expectancy.

Business and industry

Although Drakelow Power Station was demolished in 2006, a renewable energy centre has been approved on the site, owned by Future Earth Energy. Burton-upon-Trent has a brewing heritage, and is home to Coors Brewing and the Marston’s Brewery. 

Other employers in the local area include Sandvik Mining and Construction and Brunel Healthcare Manufacturing in Swadlincote, JCB in Uttoxeter, Next in Leicester and Dairy Crest in Nuneaton. Nottingham is home to Boots, E.On and Capital One.

Things to do in the area

If you’re moving to the area with young children, there are lots of great family attractions in the local area including Drayton Manor Theme Park, Twycross Zoo, Tamworth Castle and Staunton Harold Reservoir.

Burton-upon-Trent is home to a regular market, Cooper’s Square Shopping Centre, the Octagon Centre and The Brewhouse Theatre. If you enjoy getting active, Go Ape Cannock is nearby, while Branston Golf and Country Club, Burton-on-Trent Golf Club and Conkers woodland and adventure park are both close to the village.

Other attractions near Drakelow include the National Forest Adventure Farm, Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, Branston Water Park and Rosliston Forestry Centre.

Travel and commuting

Drakelow is near the A38 and A444, which provide road links to Burton-upon-Trent and beyond. From the village, the drive to the centre of Burton takes just 10 minutes, where the town’s railway station has regular services to Derby, Nottingham and Birmingham.

Birmingham is a 45-minute drive away from Drakelow, while Derby can be reached in 30 minutes and Nottingham in 45 minutes. When it’s time to go on holiday, East Midlands Airport is only 30 minutes away by car, while Birmingham Airport can be reached in 35 minutes, offering plenty of choice when you book your next trip abroad. 

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The Paddocks

Newton Road, Newton Solney, BURTON-ON-TRENT, DE15 0AG
  • £ £389,995 To £524,995
  • 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 3 miles from your search location
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Shepherd's Rest

Forest Road, Burton-On-Trent, STAFFORDSHIRE, DE13 9TP
  • £ £242,995 To £449,495
  • 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 3.1 miles from your search location

Drakelow Park

Walton Road, Drakelow, BURTON-ON-TRENT, DE15 9UA
  • £ £243,995 To £424,995
  • 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • 0.3 miles from your search location

Hastings Park

Dunbar Way, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, LEICESTERSHIRE, LE65 1AQ
  • £ From £379,995
  • 4 bedroom homes
  • 7.6 miles from your search location

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Kensey Road, Mickleover, DERBY, DE3 0BY
  • £ £379,995 To £571,995
  • 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 9.3 miles from your search location


Callow Hill Way, Littleover, DERBY, DE23 3RN
  • £ £183,995 To £259,995
  • 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • 9.3 miles from your search location

Doveridge Park

Derby Road, Doveridge, ASHBOURNE, DE6 5LW
  • £ £191,995 To £532,995
  • 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 12.2 miles from your search location

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Albert Hall Place, Coalville, LEICESTERSHIRE, LE67 4TX
  • £ From £339,995
  • 4 bedroom homes
  • 13.5 miles from your search location

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Old Derby Road, Ashbourne, DERBYSHIRE, DE6 1BN
  • £ £249,995 To £449,995
  • 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • 16.5 miles from your search location

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  • 18.3 miles from your search location
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