Aston-on-Trent

Aston-on-Trent

The semi-rural dream

Aston-on-Trent is a quintessential, unspoilt South Derbyshire village. It’s a sought-after location – and for good reason. Boasting excellent community amenities, Aston-on-Trent is situated just 8 miles south of Derby where the River Trent divides the counties of Derbyshire and Staffordshire. The village has twice won the Derbyshire Large Village of the Year Award for its great community spirit.
There is a saying in Aston that if two villagers meet in the street, they form a conversation; if three meet, they form a society. Amidst the population of around 1,800, there are over 30 active groups. The Neighbourhood Watch group alone has a remarkable 520 participating households. And over 500 residents take part in the annual Village Walk, with huge funds raised for charity.

Local life

There are several shops, a post office and two excellent pubs in the village, which centres around The Green. Be sure to try the carvery at The Coopers Arms – a 17th century mansion house with lakeside views just one mile away in Weston-on-Trent. Supermarkets are close by and there’s a village store. The active events calendar also has something for everyone, whatever your interests.
The village has its own primary school, and is in the catchment of senior school, Chellaston Academy and Sixth Form. There are some lovely walks to enjoy close by, including the Aston-on-Trent Walk along the picturesque canal towpath.
There’s great connectivity too, with easy access to the M1 and A50. Nottingham is just 15 miles away, and you can reach East Midlands Airport just over 10 minutes. Hop on the train at East Midlands Parkway and you’ll be whisked to London in around 90 minutes.
  • Closest village/town: Derby, just 8 miles away
  • Post Office: 1
  • Stores: The village shop has everything you could need!
  • Pubs: The Cooper Arms is our favourite with its pretty lake views
  • Walks: An array of scenic strolls along the the picturesque canal towpath in Aston