Do you fancy settling in the charming market town of Grantham? Here’s our easy guide to the area.
Grantham is an attractive market and industrial town situated in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, boarded by green countryside and just 30 minutes from Nottingham. The town straddles the London–Edinburgh East Coast Main Line and the charming River Witham, it’s also bound to the west by the A1 north–south trunk road.
Grantham is also renowned for being the home to mathematician Sir Isaac Newton, and former prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
Best places to live in Grantham
Grantham Town Centre: Grantham town centre is vibrant and thriving, it plays host to a range of quaint independent boutiques as well as popular high street shops. The town centre also has a brilliant range of cafes, pubs, and restaurants providing plenty of options when it comes to dining out. You’ll also find an Anytime Fitness Gym in the town centre if you fancy hitting the gym. Grantham also has its own train station, which is great for commuting to Nottingham, and you can be there in 30 minutes. You’ll also be able to reach Lincoln in around an hour and Leicester in an hour and a half. You can also catch the London North Eastern Railway (LNER) train from Grantham to Kings Cross station in just 1 hour 3 minutes making it a highly commutable area.
There are also plans for a large designer shopping outlet which will be completed in early 2022 drawing in visitors from Lincoln, Nottingham, Leicester, Peterborough and Cambridge. As well as providing a luxury retail experience.
There’s a great range of properties in Grantham town centre ranging from period properties with character features and modern new build homes.
Property prices in Grantham: an overall average price of £188,167 over the last year. A large majority of sales in Grantham during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £259,121. Terraced properties sold for an average of £135,027, with semi-detached properties fetching £174,281.
Ancaster: Ancaster is a small village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, it is on the site of a Roman town. It’s just over 8 miles from Grantham and takes around a 20-minutes to drive from Grantham town centre or 20-minutes by train. Ancaster has a range of stunning Georgian period properties, and modern, attractive new builds with plenty of character. Ancaster has a range of local amenities such as a post office, co-op, and local butchers providing fresh produce. Visit Ancaster Valley and enjoy the fresh air, Ancaster Valley spans across 10 hectares. It’s a steep-sided valley covered in limestone grassland with a woodland area, it’s also renowned for being one of the finest sites for limestone flowers in the country. You’ll come across wildlife such as sheep and other farmland animals, there’s also a variety of different walking trails you can take.
Properties in Ancaster had an overall average price of £232,889 over the last year.
The majority of sales in Ancaster during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £268,182. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £183,625, with terraced properties fetching £176,250.
Croxton Kerrial: Croxton Kerrial is a village and civil parish situated in the Melton borough of Leicestershire and is just 6.6 miles south-west of Grantham, it takes around 13 minutes to reach Grantham town centre. Croxton Kerrial has a range of stunning farmhouses, cottages, barn conversions, as well as newly built homes its charm and captivating countryside feel make it very appealing to homebuyers. The village itself has a farm providing local game and poultry. There’s a popular local pub The Geese and Fountain which serves delicious pub classics and provides a fantastic selection of locally brewed ales, lagers and ciders. All the beers served on the bar are brewed within a 40-mile radius of the pub.
Properties in Croxton Kerrial had an overall average price of £349,200 over the last year.
The majority of sales in Croxton Kerrial during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £478,333. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £155,500.
Things to do in Grantham
St Wulfram’s Church
St Wulfram’s church is located in the heart of Grantham town centre and its spire is the sixth highest in the country. The church is a parish church, but with the scale of a cathedral. The origins of the building are Saxon, but a large amount of the stonework dates to the 13th and 16th century. There are traces of the church that date back to the Norman’s particularly around the nave. There’s also a crypt which can be accessed via the 15th century stairs. The church is a magnificent sight to behold with its extraordinary, detailed features.
Grantham House is a town house built originally built it 1390, it’s now owned by the National Trust located in the town centre. It was originally known as Hall House in the 16th century after the former residents of the Hall family who had a myriad of high-profile guests including Cardinal Wolsey, Margaret Tudor, and the Queen of Scots.
Its architectural features have been enhanced and remodelled many times over the centuries, including a 16th-century chimney stack, 17th century windows and an 18th-century staircase. The house itself and stables are both Grade I listed buildings and the wall and Doorway for the riverside garden is listed as Grade II. You can take a pre-arranged tour of the house and admire it in all its glory.
Belton House & Park
Belton House is a 17th century magnificent stately home in Belton near Grantham. It’s a Grade I listed building and was originally built by Sir John Brownlow, 3rd Baronet. It’s surrounded by beautiful gardens and larger wooded parkland. The architecture has been described as Carolean architecture, which is the only vernacular style that England had produced since the Tudor period.
The house is now owned by the National Trust and is open to the public to view. The gardens are a mixture of Italian and Dutch and produces everything from snow drops to lavender, there’s also a deer park where you can see the deer roaming across the grounds. On the route you’ll see a range of monuments, like a Victorian conduit house and a memorial to Lord Alford commissioned in 1851 by his father, the 1st Earl Brownlow.
Belvoir Castle’s history dates back to the eleventh century. It’s the ancestral home of the Duke of Rutland and where his family has lived in an unbroken line for almost a 1000 years. It’s around 10km west of Grantham and is situated in Leicestershire. The castle is situated on a hill which is where why it is named ‘Belvoir’ which means ‘beautiful view’ in French. Four castles have stood on this spot since 1067.
Today, Belvoir Castle is said by experts to be one of the finest examples of Regency architecture in the country. The castle also now provides a fantastic day out offering delicious afternoon teas, shopping, food and drink from the engine yard, walks and trails, an extensive art selection to view, you can also stay and the castle with its unique number of home stays. There’s really something for everyone.
Wyndham Park is hugely popular with locals and visitors alike, it’s located in the heart of Grantham next to Grantham’s Riverside Walk. The park has won an award for being a Green Flag park since 2012. The park has a number of activities available to take park in such as tennis, a water play facility, there’s also a model boat lake, cycling routes, a sensory garden, walks a café, a working farm, a flat bowling green, and much more.
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