Sutton Bonington is a small village in the Midlands with a population of just 1,558 people. Imagine Countryside! Picturesque views, wild rabbits, stables, a dairy, lots of green space and a university farm.
It is three miles from mainline East Midlands Parkway railway station and two miles from Junction 24 of the M1 motorway. The village hosts students from the University of Nottingham – Sutton Bonington campus.
Originally, Sutton and Bonington were two settlements, Sutton was to the south of Bonington. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the villages were recorded as ‘Sudtone’ and ‘Bonitone’. The two villages gradually grew together along the edge of the flood plain of the River Soar to make one long, narrow village, which by 1340 had come by the name of ‘Sutton Bonynton’.
With over 700 beds, Bonington Student Village offers a range of accommodation types, some with onsite catering as part of the package. The campus is a compact community but has a local shop and a farmers market on site The site has a new sports centre and state-of-the-art teaching facilities.
The accommodation buildings are rural but with great links to the main Nottingham campus and have a community feel in and around the historic buildings.