What is Lincolnshire like?
History, style and an active rural community happily co-exist in Lincolnshire. Lincoln’s architecture ranges from the quaint black-and-white of High Bridge to the magnificence of the Cathedral, one of England’s finest.
Property in Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire’s excellent choice of rectories, farmhouses and barn conversions, often of beautiful local stone, represents excellent value for money without compromising on quality. Lincoln has a good selection of new apartments and townhouses, while classic market towns such as Boston, Louth and Spalding provide a perfect balance of style and practicality. Cleethorpes, Mablethorpe and Skegness are popular with retirees and second-home owners.
A comparatively open planning policy has led to a good choice of new-build country houses and gated estates in village locations.
For historic properties in Lincoln, look in Uphill, near the Cathedral.
For the ideal market town, head to Horncastle, Market Rasen, Louth and Alford.
For perfect village settings, try Navenby, Wellingore, Fulbeck, Bassingham, Barnold-le-Beck and Humberston.
For commuter convenience, look along the A607 between Lincoln and Grantham.
The local scene
There is a delightful selection of boutiques and independent shops on Steep Hill, numerous cafes and restaurants in the cobbled streets of the Bailgate area, and a thriving social scene enlivened by the university.
Lincolnshire hosts an eclectic range of festivals, including the International Chamber Music Festival, the Grimsthorpe Festival and several food events. The famous Burghley Horse Trials are a major county event.
The East Coast main line provides links to London, Leeds and Scotland. Trains from Newark Northgate reach King’s Cross in 80 minutes. Grantham station is popular with commuters, just an hour from King’s Cross.
The M18 and M180 motorways lie to the north, the A1 to the west, and the A46 connects Newark, Lincoln and Grimsby.
Nearby airports include Humberside, Doncaster Robin Hood, East Midlands and Stansted.
Schools in Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire retains a highly sought-after grammar school system: the grammar schools in Caister, Louth, Alford and Skegness are huge draws.
Among the superb array of private schools, St Hugh’s at Woodhall Spa is notable.