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Market Stalls Available To Let

Trading at the Idlewells Indoor Market represents a low risk, low cost option for new and established businesses in brand new, fully refurbished and serviced accommodation in a contemporary, vibrant and popular setting.

As our trading partners grow their businesses, some expand into shop premises to allow for greater stock holding and services, this allows our market units to become available for new exiting traders to join the market family. 

Get in touch to discuss the stall vacancies and trading opportunities available to you, if your product range is already represented or we have no suitable stall vacancies, we can hold your details on file until a stall becomes available.




Sutton is a thriving town, serving a population of over 48,590 and provides excellent facilities including the Idlewells Shopping Centre, numerous national and local independent shops and banks on Low Street and Forest Street.

The town is situated 4 miles south west of Mansfield, some 14 miles north of Nottingham and has excellent road access via the A38 to junction 28 of the M1 motorway.

The Idlewells Indoor Market is located within the Idlewells Shopping Centre, Sutton-in-Ashfield, which is well serviced with a bus station and a multi-storey car park.

The shopping centre has good pedestrian footfall with around 80,000 measured visits per week. Amongst other shops and a library the shopping centre includes Boots, Greggs, Argos, New Look, Peacocks, Ladbrokes, Specsavers, JD Sports, Heron Foods, Superdrug, Warren James, B&M Bargains and Card Zone.


The market has recently been refurbished at a cost in excess of £1.8 million to provide a 21st century shopping experience. Access to the indoor market is either from the shopping centre or from Market Street with good disabled access at both entrances.

The market contains some well-established traders including Geoff Webster Bakery, Colledges Butchers, Alan's Family Butchers, Tony's Cafe, Habiknit, Dove Communications, Memory Lane Cards, Jenny's Lingerie, Jane's Bags, Jumbu's Fashions, Emma & Richards Books, Nigel's Fresh Fish, Munchies & More, Larvins Larder and The Beauty Zone.


A total of 34 stalls are situated around a seating area below a glass atrium. Each stall includes L.E.D. lighting, at least 4 power sockets, data sockets and some stalls have water and drainage, ideal for catering operations.

The stalls are varied in shape, and sized from 9.96 m2 (113.9 ft2) to 27.38 m(294.7 ft2).

The market is managed by Ashfield District Council who arrange the heating, cleaning and maintenance of the market, which has an intruder alarm and is served by CCTV. The market also has free public Wi-Fi. Traders' toilets are available on site and there is good access for deliveries.

Stall Fees

Stall fees start at £5,466 per annum (that's less than £18.00 per trading day). The stall fees are exempt from VAT. Generous discounts are available for new traders and grants are available to help with stall fit-out costs.

Letting Agreements

Stalls are let on a licence agreement terminated by six months written notice. Traders are not tied in to long agreements, making the market a low risk option.


The market is open to the public as follows:

Monday         9.00am until 5.00pm

Tuesday        9.00am until 5.00pm

Wednesday   9.00am until 5.00pm

Thursday       9.00am until 5.00pm

Friday             8.30am until 5.00pm

Saturday        8.30am until 5.00pm

Sunday           Closed

Interested parties can view the market during these times. For an escorted viewing of the back of house and storage areas, or just for a chat about the opportunities that the market offers, contact:

Neil Ehrhart (Markets Retail Manager) Telephone: 01623 551385                            Mobile: 07825 228506                                            e-mail: 

Ashfield District Council, Markets Office, Idlewells Shopping Centre, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 1BP

Idlewells Market

Typical stall

Typical stall

      Where to find us

  • We are looking for first class caterers, food and non-food retailers to join us at The Idlewells Market to develop the goods and services on offer to shoppers and residents in the area.                                                                                                        
  • Full time licence agreements are available with business and financial support packages to encourage success for incoming traders. The Idlewells Market is a low cost and low risk opportunity for new and existing businesses alike.                                  
  • We welcome interest from both start-up and established businesses who can demonstrate their value to the market by bringing an under represented product or service line to the market. We are committed to creating long standing partnerships with highly motivated traders to make their business and the market a huge success.
  • Why not talk to us about our "Introduction to market trading" days,                                                                                                  
  • We are able to offer space for you to try market trading, retailing your products from single days to several weeks from just £17.00 per day per pitch. This will allow you to get a feel for how your products will sell from our retail space without the commitment of long term contracts.                                                          
  • If you have a retail idea but don't know where to start, come along for a chat with our friendly team who will guide you through the process of starting a successful retail business.                                                                                 
  • The Markets Team 
  • Telephone: 01623 551385   
  • e-mail:
  • Download and print Idlewells Market information here
  • Download and print Idlewells Market expression of interest form here