Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire has a lot to offer prospective home buyers, from the beautiful coastline to the gorgeous countryside. The county is located in eastern England and borders Norfolk as well as Cambridgeshire. It also has a very rich history; with many notable people having been born or raised here, including Emily Bronte (author of Wuthering Heights), Roger de Clarendon (a 12th-century nobleman who served Henry II and his son Richard I) and Oliver Cromwell (best known for leading the Parliamentary forces during the English Civil War).

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Best places to live in Lincolnshire

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Lincolnshire Manor House

Where is Lincolnshire?

The county of Lincolnshire is located in the East of England. It borders Norfolk as well as Cambridgeshire.

Areas in Lincolnshire

There are a few different areas in Lincolnshire that prospective home buyers may be interested in:

Lincoln – a historic city, home to the Lincoln Cathedral and a number of museums, Lincoln is a popular place to live because of its mix of rural and urban areas and its good transport links.

Grantham – a market town with good transport links located in the South of Lincolnshire, Grantham is home to a number of schools that are rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted. Grantham is also home to the birthplace of Margaret Thatcher

Boston – located on the coast, Boston is known for its fishing industry and port. A fast-growing town with an abundance of amenities as well as easy access to The Wash, Boston is popular for commuters.

Louth – situated in the Lincolnshire Wolds, Louth is a picturesque town with plenty of green spaces and a good range of amenities.

Lincolnshire Cathedral

Universities in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire is home to two universities – The University of Lincoln and Bishop Grosseteste University. Both institutions have received high praise from students and staff alike, with the University of Lincoln being named ‘University of the Year’ by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

The University of Lincoln – housed in a £61 million building, the University of Lincoln is spread over four campuses and offers over 600 courses to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The university has an international reputation for research, with over 60% of its academic staff being recognised as world-leading experts in their field.

The University of Lincoln has been awarded Gold Status by the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) which recognises institutions that deliver outstanding teaching and learning to students, demonstrating clear evidence of excellence within undergraduate education.

Bishop Grosseteste University – Bishop Grosseteste’s main campus is located at Lincoln College, with additional sites housed across several buildings in Lincoln city centre. Degree programmes offered range from teacher training, early years and education studies through to creative arts, business and law.

Lincolnshire Cathedral

Top Schools in Lincolnshire

As well as boasting two universities, Lincolnshire also has some excellent schools which rank highly on national league tables, including:

Lincoln Minster School – Lincoln Minster School is a selective school for boys, with around 650 pupils on roll. The school has been awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating by Ofsted and ranks first in the country for A-level results

Lincoln College – Lincoln College is a mixed sixth form college with over 1600 students, and was rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2015. The school offers A-levels and BTECs

Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School – Ranked the best performing comprehensive school nationally for GCSE results (2016) and also among the top 100 independent schools in the country

Grantham College – An outstanding college, with over 2300 students aged 16-18. The school also has a sixth form and a reputation for producing high achieving students

Population of Lincolnshire 

The population of Lincolnshire is just over 700,000, making it the ninth-largest county in England.

 

Reviews in Lincolnshire

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Review Date Aug 2022

We found the finish on our property poor and struggled with getting things sorted resulting in us giving up and sorting ourselves. We appreciate that covid made things difficult but there was no provision for this or for changes in staffing due to leaving. This resulted in a lot of hassle for us trying to find details and re sharing details and trying to get things resolved that should have been done as standard before the property was released to us to be honest. Generally overall a very dissatisfying experience on the whole. But we do love our home design, layout and location.

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We love our development design and location. Just a shame the quality of horn built and customer service was not to a higher standard to match. Buying off plan is something we wouldn’t do again as the finish was to a low standard. We expected snags but it was evident due to weather issues and site issues our home had been rushed to finish for the financial benefit of the company and it showed. We ended up with wrong showers, additionally items we’d paid for being put in the wrong location and getting them to resolve their failings resulted in a lot of back and frowing for us despite it was admitted to be “an oversight” on the developers part. One tip for Lovell, if you mess up, own it, apologise and just fix it!

The most unforgivable thing of very many for us was our lounge carpets. They were terribly bumpy and we often felt sharp bits. We had a 5 month old and a 3 year old crawling and rolling around unaware of the dangers that lurked. We knew it would need lifting so called, they wanted the contractor out. We waited after phone calls and emails and we were waiting to our lounge furniture up. It was nearly Xmas!

We fave up waiting and did it ourselves and we’re horrified. The danger we had unknowingly put our kids in. We had broken Stanley knife blades, screws and generally rubbish and debris under our lounge carpet.
I’m no carpet fitter but common sense says “Who lays a carpet without sweeping!” We contacted Lovell. But rather than “that’s unacceptable, we will sort it now” it was a blame external contractors try and get them in, again for all the other carpets with lumps and bumps we were now worried about and no end of emails and telephone calls. Covid then hit and understandably everything stopped. And before we knew it, our time for sorting our plethora of issues was over and we’ve ended up sorting them ourselves. Which probably isn’t a bad thing.

Many issues were sorted that were easy to sort by Kevin the lovely guy who was a master of fixing botched jobs. But the bigger things like poor carpets and lumpy ruined underlay, we’re going to sort ourselves.

The list of issues is a joke, Lovell made everything a chore for us, and we wish we had got a fixer upper and managed ourselves as this turned into a pricey version of that anyway!

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How poor the quality of finish and customer care would be.

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Terribly but when we did get Kevin from customer care come and carry works, he did the very best he could in some awful rubbish situations. He was exceptional! A pleasure to have in our home, and due to the poor quality of our finish, he came a lot, which we never minded as he was a lovely, caring and hardworking chap.

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Ideal for first time buyers

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Review Date Aug 2022

In school catchment zones, lots of local shops and main bus line less than a mile away. Can get a lot of traffic down main road. Parking is the biggest issue, no space for guests and visitors to park, so are forced to park on main road and cause obstructions.

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Ideal first time buyers property. Lovely sized back garden for us, driveway is away from main road. Standard of interiors can be seen throughout, good quality kitchen appliances and insulation is brilliant, definitely keeps heat during winter and reduces energy bills.

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Ensure that if you buy turf that it is a good quality and if you have grass in front of your property. Make sure that top soil is deep enough for grass to survive.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Issue with leaking pipe in bathroom, raised via online portal, which took only a couple of hours to be picked up. On site builders/ plumbers came fixed problem almost immediately.

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Great houses, awful parking

Review Date Aug 2022

There aren’t any nearby shops etc. the nearest is a local Tesco Extra which is a mile away. Grimsby Town Centre is a 25 minute walk away. There are bus stops at the entrance to the development.
Bin collections are fortnightly. Parking is fine on the main road for in once you get past the long line of work vans that are forced to park outside the development due to poor parking and Gleesons rules. Most houses have at least one space on their drive way, some have two. The further you go down the main road, the worse the parking gets as the smaller roads do not accommodate for parking other than peoples driveways.

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The main road into the development is great as it has the most space. It seems they have put the biggest houses here, followed by smaller houses and tighter spaces down the smaller streets.
We purchased on the first phase. It seems they have learnt over the past couple of years and make more effort with the show homes and optional extras through the second phase.
People have various opinions of buying a new build however once you get over the frustrations that come with cow boy builders, the home is what you make it.

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The grass on your front lawn with burn and die every summer as they do not construct the gardens properly and the tarmac destroys it!

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They were poor at managing and correcting the majority of problems and we learnt to just correct them ourselves as long as it didn’t leave us out of pocket.

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A great first time buyer location

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Review Date Aug 2022

Great area backing onto the countryside and within a 10 minute walk of the town centre. Off road parking too.

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Clean and presentable with great access to the national road network. Gardens at front and back as well as driveways for off road parking. Repairs are logged online and sorted efficiently where needed. Area is quiet and calm and everyone in the area is also friendly.

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Carefully consider the additional options relating to plumbing and electricity depending on the stage of your build.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

You log on the portal and someone contacts you within 5 working days.

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