New homes in Mansfield
Make the move
Surrounded by countryside, Mansfield sits on the River Maun, and is the largest market town in Nottinghamshire.
With its lovely surroundings and excellent transport links, it’s a commuters dream, making new homes in Mansfield a great place to live.
Things to see and do
With a 700-year-old market tradition, Mansfield’s market square is at the heart of the town. Several markets are held throughout the week, and you’ll also find a great shopping centre here.
Mansfield Museum has temporary, permanent and interactive exhibitions, which tell the story of the town. During the summer holidays kids can enjoy taking part in its programme of events.
Easy access to nearby Sherwood Forest gives those buying a new home in Mansfield easy access to the home of Robin Hood. The royal forest is home to some of the oldest trees in Europe, where you can enjoy walks through the woods. Major Oak is a highlight which is still producing acorns after 800 years.
You can enjoy several trails in the forest with self-guided leaflets from the visitors centre. There’s even an annual Robin Hood Festival, held in August every year.
Another attraction is Water Meadows Swimming Centre; where you’ll find a 50m twister flume, rapids ride, wave machine, water cannons and fast drop flume.
Not far from Mansfield is Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park. Aimed at kids aged five to twelve, there are numerous rides, activities and attractions to keep them entertained. Whereas White Post Farm Centre lets children meet farmyard animals, including llamas, wallabies, ponies, donkeys and deer.
There is a wide range of schools, both primary and secondary offering families plenty of choice. The University of Nottingham is close by offering both undergraduate and postgraduate study.
Mansfield has great transport links to destinations around the country.
For those travelling by car, the town can be reached in around 10 minutes from junctions 27, 28 and 29 of the M1, and in around 18 miles from the A1 in neighbouring Newark-on-Trent. It’s also on the northern terminus of the A38, which runs from Bodmin in Cornwall.
Mansfield railway station is a stop on the Robin Hood Line, which connects the town with Nottingham and Worksop. From Nottingham you can get trains to destinations around the country, with London one hour and 42 minutes away, Birmingham one hour and 14 minutes away and Liverpool just two hours and 44 minutes.
East Midlands is the closest airport to Mansfield; around 30 minutes away by road.