student accommodation in sutton bonington

about sutton bonington

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’.

  • The university campus was originally the Midland Agricultural and Dairy College, which formed in the first decades of the 20th century. The site was used as a prisoner of war camp during the First World War, however in 1948 the college became part of the University of Nottingham.
  • Between 1982 and 2004 specialist car manufacturer GTM Cars used buildings in Trowel Lane as their factory and offices.

our village

Bonington Student Village

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.

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