Weston Underwood

Weston Underwood is little more than a hamlet which straddles Bullhurst Lane, a popular B road which leads towards Derby, five miles south-east.  Many of the houses are attractive, relatively modern buildings, but there are some fine old farms dotted around the locality.  Indeed, the gently rolling countryside surrounding Weston Underwood is mainly agricultural and behind Bullhurst Lane run pretty, single-track back roads, with many footpaths leading off; the twenty-five mile Centenary way, linking Ilkeston to Ashbourne passes just North of the village. 

The National Trust’s Neo-classical mansion Kedleston Hall and park is adjacent to Weston Underwood and, at one time, The Curzon family who owned it also owned much of Weston Underwood.  The hall is impressive and well worth a visit – as is the lovely, mature parkland. Also close-by is Meynell Langley Hall, and whilst the Hall is private, there is a well-stocked nursery on the edge of the grounds.

As in most areas of the country, many farms around here offer B & B.  Park View Farm in Weston Underwood is one, as is New Park Farm, located on a quiet lane just behind Meynell Langley Hall.