Water Orton

Water Orton

Meaning : Farm By The Bank

The English Village idyll conjures up images of pubs spilling out onto the village green, the sound of leather on willow from the cricket club and the fragrance of lovingly tended gardens. That is all well and good but you sometimes need to get into the hustle and bustle of city life. This is why living the semi-rural dream is so in demand. Water Orton offers you all the trimmings of village life… friendly people, a couple of cracking boozers, country walks, village school etc etc. But you can be in Brilliant Brum quicker than than the shake of a lambs tail.

Living the semi-rural dream

Water Orton has a wide variety of services, including a small High Street with a variety of shops and take aways, two pubs, a Primary School, two other Churches, doctor and dental surgeries, two parks, a Cricket Club (Water Orton CC), a Rugby Club (Old Saltleians RFC) and two amateur football sides. In 2010, a new village hall was completed, replacing the Parish Hall. In addition, Water Orton is home to the amateur dramatics company, (Company of the Curtain), who produced all of their productions in the Parish Hall until December 2008. As well as rail services both in the village, and a short distance away in Coleshill, there is a half-hourly, switching to hourly in the evenings, bus service (number 70; formerly 90) to Birmingham and Coleshill. Some new housing was built during 2003 and 2004. Local events include an annual summer carnival and car boot sales.
The village is close to the M6, M6 toll and M42 motorways. Water Orton railway station was built in 1842 and is located at the junction of the B4118 and Birmingham Road.

  • Closest village/town: Shustoke, Coleshill and Curdworth
  • Post Office: 1
  • Stores: A buzzing High Street with everything you need
  • Supermarket: Take your pick...
  • Pubs: The Dog and The Digby are both great
  • Walks: Endless country walks
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