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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Disappointing Allison Hones

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Review Date May 2022

Nettleham is a wonderful village served by a decent array of shops and with easy access to most of the main routes of Lincolnshire

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Moving into a new build gave us the opportunity to buy our first home. Unfortunately, our experience has been less than stellar with Allison Homes- things not done before completion, issues with our solar panels and damp in the garage, poor quality and finish throughout, roads still not complete, everywhere overrun with weeds and nettles, applications for further development despite assurances before buying that the area would be farmland. I’d never deal with them again.

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Get everything in writing- every offer, conversation and decision on fittings!

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Can’t fault the location, and the fact that we were able to use Help to Buy

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We love our house

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Review Date May 2022

Lots of local shops and pubs etc. Great local bus service. Very quiet area to live in with great neighbours. Should be a play area though,there is space for one! Roads are quite narrow resulting in issues with street parking.we love our house

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We love our house and the development although along with other residents we feel we have been forgotten,re snags still not done,road still not surfaced . Sometimes we randomly get calls to ask if things have been done but it’s really hard to get people in to tidy swailes up etc.

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Wish I’d known how long it would take to surface the road.

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Rooms are a lovely size,not too big so it feels very homely.

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Most expensive property i have bought, would not buy new build again, certainly not from larkfleet!!

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Review Date Apr 2022

great location, close to lincoln, loads to do in nettleham.
industrial estate being developed next to the site.

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The design of the property is good, but the external grounds and parking are terrible!
4 bed house with one parking space.
no wheelchair or pushchair access to the house, only discovered on moving day.

groundwork’s still not finished 18 months after moving in.

quality very very poor.
customer service team barely action any snagging.
the whole process with larkfleet was a nightmare start to finish, they tried to change terms halve way through to reduce the amount of extras etc.
steer clear of this company.

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i wish i had read reviews on larkfleet and wish i had done more to question the lack of parking.

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best feature is the location on the development, backs onto fields.

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Will never buy a new build again!

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Review Date Apr 2022

I would never buy from this developer ever again – Just being honest. This site has been sadly neglected. We don’t even have a road outside, 3 years later.

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I would give a lower score than 1 for the developers if I could! 3 years down the line and we still have a snag outstanding, keep being fobbed off. After care is appalling. Customer service is utterly shocking. I’ve sent emails after emails but don’t ever seem to get a straight answer.

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How poor the developer was

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The En-suite in our bedroom and the open kitchen diner.

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