Buying and selling property in Melbourne
The Melbourne area has a wide choice of affordable properties ranging from two-bedroomed terraced cottages priced at around £130,000, four-bedroomed family homes between £250-£500,000, to five and six bedroomed mansions with acreage selling for over a million pounds. The area attracts commuters from every part of the Midlands and we have buyers waiting for all types of property in the region. Our full range of properties for sale can be found within this and a variety of other web sites. We pride ourselves on our well-written sales particulars and professional photographs – all of which will help achieve a sale of your property in the shortest time possible.
Letting property in Melbourne
The Lettings market in the Melbourne area has always been strong aided by the proximity of Rolls Royce at Derby, the airport at Castle Donington and Toyota. Expect to pay around £425 pcm for a one-bedroomed flat, rising to £900 - £1200 pcm for a four-bedroomed family home with garage and parking. We offer a professional fully-managed property service to landlords, or can charge a ‘finder’s fee’ only if required. Either way, we take great care to select a type of tenant that will meet a landlord’s requirements.
The Lilypool, Melbourne, DE73 8GL
*NO UPWARD CHAIN* This three-bedroomed mid terraced home benefits from a single garage to the rear, an enclosed rear garden, and an extensive communal grassed area to the front and...
Cessna Court, Castle Donington, ...
**STYLISH FAMILY HOME** A spectacular four-bedroomed detached family residence constructed to a high specification in a sought after residential location of Castle Donington. Offering contemporary living accommodation briefly comprising: Entrance...
Balmoral Court, Hemington, DE74 2PX
* A WELL PROPORTIONED FOUR-BEDROOMED SEMI DETACHED FAMILY HOME * boasting a good sized living / kitchen / diner and commanding countryside views to the rear. There is ample off-road...
Piper Avenue, Castle Donington, ...
**GREAT FAMILY HOME IN A QUIET CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION** An impressive four-bedroomed detached family residence constructed to a high specification in a sought-after residential location of Castle Donington. Offering contemporary living...
Breedon Lane, Tonge, DE73 8BA
Offers in excess of £560,000
LANGLEY HAVEN: In 2011 this deceptively spacious family home was greatly extended, and beautifully redesigned by renowned local architect, David Grainger. Nestled in a tranquil setting within a popular hamlet,...
Ranked a top place to live, Melbourne is a market town in South Derbyshire and indirectly gave its name to the Australian city. In 1837, the then tiny settlement in Australia was named after William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, Queen Victoria's first Prime Minister. Another famous name from Melbourne that has travelled the world is that of Thomas Cook, the travel agent and pioneer of popular travel, who was born in the town in 1808.
The Domesday Book records a church and priest in Melbourne in 1086 and Melbourne parish church is known as a ‘cathedral in miniature’. The town contains many Georgian buildings. In the 19th century it was a centre for framework knitting and footwear manufacture.
In 2013 Melbourne was ranked as the 15th best town in Britain to live by The Times newspaper and Melbourne Festival has been ranked one of the Top 10 British Craft Events by Country Living.
Melbourne has a wide range of shops and services including a Sainsburys supermarket, banks, post office, pharmacy, library, the Melbourne Assembly Rooms (formerly the Bill Shone Leisure Centre) and a youth club. There are several pubs and restaurants.
For schooling, Melbourne has an infant school and a junior school on a shared site.
The town is home to Melbourne Rugby Football Club, Melbourne United Football Club, Melbourne Town Cricket Club and Melbourne Bowls Club. For those who like their competitive sports to be a little unusual, there’s Melbourne Royal British Legion Tug of War Club.
In April 2013 Melbourne became the first town in Derbyshire to receive Walkers are Welcome Town status.
The town of Melbourne lies about 8 miles equidistant from Derby and Swadlincote. Nearby is East Midlands Airport, which is a significant regional transport hub. The town's bus service is run by Arriva Midlands. Bus services for schools run to Chellaston School every morning and afternoon.