While the village form itself is very compact, the site as a whole includes the magnificent and extensive parkland of Flintham Hall (late eighteenth century) to the south and west, presenting fine views from the Fosse Way.

A very well kept village of 730 people, it was designated a Conservation Area in 1972 and enjoys a rare consistency of materials and design of buildings. The use of stone on the lower halves of the mainly red brick and pantile buildings is a typical detail of south Nottinghamshire.

Its narrow streets are almost continuously defined by either buildings or walls, creating an enclosed feeling and a sequence of views as one progresses through the village. The 'dog-leg' bend on Main Street and the curve in Inholms Road are examples of its distinctive village approaches.

Flintham has a primary school sports ground and a public house but no shops. There is a well stocked community shop run by volunteers; more details of that can be found here.