Our Encore development is a collection of four and five bedroom family homes in Brizlincote.
Living in Brizlincote
Brizlincote is on the south-east edge of Burton. There is good access to Burton and Swadlincote. Derby and Lichfield are also within 15 miles drive.
Brizlincote is on the south-east edge of Burton, overlooking meadows. The area is a well-established and popular residential offshoot of Burton. There is good access to the immediate countryside, as well as towns further afield such as Derby, Loughborough and Lichfield.
Things to do
Things to do
Brizlincote is surrounded to the south-east by countryside and villages such as Repton and Bretby. Burton is home to the old Allied Brewery, with the National Brewery Centre offering daily guided tours and a museum rich with the brewery's history. There are also marinas on the River Trent, and Stapenhill Gardens is a popular park for a quiet walk or run.
Nearby Swadlincote features a Ski/snowboard centre, and a pottery museum. There are castles and stately homes to visit, and Donnington park motor racing circuit for the petrol-heads. The National Memorial Arboretum is a short drive down the A38. Other nearby attractions include Twycross zoo, Branston Water Park and Shobnall Leisure complex.
Edge Hill Junior is the closest school, with a “Good” rating from Ofsted. Also within walking distance is Paulet High School and 6th Form (Oftsed; Good) Burton College is also close by, again, a “Good” rating from Ofsted. The nearest Primary is Tower Hill, another school rated “Good” by Ofsted.
Health & Fitness
There are three health centres close to the Brizlincote development; Whinshill, Bridge and Stapenhill medical centres. There are five dental practises within a mile as well. Burton centre has a range of medical specialists. There is a large NHS hospital on the north-west side of Burton, close to the A38 dual carriageway.
For the fitness enthusiasts, you could join Bantynes health club or visit the Spa at St Georges Park Hilton for a more relaxing experience. A National Forest cycle centre is less than 10 miles away at Ashby de La Zouch, but the surrounding lanes are also perfect for any budding Chris Fromes.
There are good bus connections into Burton centre on Beaufort Rd and Grafton road. The A511 to Swadlincote and Leicester is two minutes away.
A drive through the lanes to Walton gives easy access to the A38 dual carriageway, with Derby to the north and Lichfield and Birmingham to the south.
A Tesco Extra can be found a short walk away, or the centre of Burton is a short bus/drive in the opposite direction.
Burton offers an array of shops, from independent boutiques to the high street chains. You will find the usual superstores in and around Burton; Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrison’s and Asda.
Half an hour train journey will take you into Birmingham centre with its huge range of boutiques, major stores and big name-shops such as Harvey Nichols.
The Green Bank Leisure Centre in Swadlincote has undergone a dramatic transformation, with the installation of new facilities including a gym, creche, cycle studio and indoor climbing centre. For team sports and athletics you'll find the Shobnall Leisure Complex has a range of facilities including tennis and netball courts, football pitches and an athletics track.
If you want to take in the countryside on your doorstep, Hick's Lodge Cycle Centre offers cycle hire and trails for exploring the National Forest. Foremark Reservoir is another must-visit location for a family day out, with walking, fishing and watersports among the activities available.
There is a Cineworld, and the Little Theatre hosts regular amateur dramatics shows, with accompanying stage club for youngsters. Derby Theatre is not far away, and 30 minutes on the train takes you to the theatres and auditoriums of Birmingham.
The South Peak District is a short and scenic drive from Burton, with the town of Ashbourne 40 minutes away, or Carsington Water 45 minutes. You’ll find horse racing at Uttoxeter and motor racing at Donington Park.
The immediate area around Burton is sleepy countryside, interspersed with villages and woods; great for wood walking and cycling. For the thrill seekers, Swadlincote Ski centre is also close by.