The village itself is small, with the older properties close to the crossroads of Reservoir and Station Roads. Near the crossroads there are two pubs, The Bradgate Arms and The Badger's Sett (formerly The Reservoir Inn), a post office and a garage. There are a number of cottages dating back to the 16th century. Cropston Reservoir lies between the village and Bradgate Park. The Victorianpumping station next to the reservoir has now been replaced with a more modern facility, but the original engineering can still be seen at the Severn Trent Visitor Centre, which also has an education centre for children. Cropston Cricket Club hold regular fixtures at their Waterfield Road cricket field.