Have you thought about living in the quaint market town of Sleaford? Situated in the civil parish in Lincolnshire, the town has a traditional feel with a modern twist.
Sleaford is renowned for being an attractive, bustling market town surrounded by beautiful flat fenland countryside, it’s skies dominated by the magnificent 144-foot stone spire of St. Denys’ Church. It’s also the home of the nationally claimed National Centre for Craft & Design, where you can experience a variety of exhibitions from the most challenging, innovative, and accomplished artists to emerging talent.
And for the aviation buffs, a trip to the Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre and RAF Digby Ops Room are a must.
Best places to live in Sleaford
Sleaford Town Centre: The town centre of Sleaford is filled with the hustle and bustle of a vibrant market town. The town encompasses the old and new with its gothic architecture and new modern upcoming areas. You’ll find a great range of local amenities. There’s a local train station in the town centre; travel by rail Lincoln city centre to taking just 30 minutes or Nottingham within an hour.
Properties in Sleaford had an overall average price of £195,866 over the last year.
Threekingham: Threekingham village is situated around 6 miles south of Sleaford and has heaps of character. It is situated on the A52 Grantham to Boston road, making it great for travelling into Lincoln or Sleaford. There’s a great pub popular with locals providing a fantastic Sunday lunch. You’ll be surround by lush countryside perfect for keen walkers.
Properties in Threekingham had an overall average price of £433,750 over the last year.
Ruskington: Ruskington is a village situated 4 miles north of Sleaford. The village itself has a charming feel with its independent shops and cafes. Parkfield Road Playing Field is popular amongst dog walkers and children playing ball games, it’s a great enclosed area to get some fresh air. There’s also a local train station making it easy to commute to Lincoln by rail, and you can be there in around an hour or Sleaford in 20 minutes.
Properties in Ruskington had an average price of £195,505 over the last year. Majority of sales were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £160,507. Detached properties sold for an average of £269,357, with terraced properties fetching £151,000.
Things to do in Sleaford
The Mill lies in a beautifully picturesque setting on the River Slea in Sleaford. This watermill dates back to the Saxon times and is thought to be the only Sheriff’s watermill still in operation in England. Take a step back in time and see the mill producing stoneground flour as it once would have many years ago. It’s free admission into the mill and you can also find light refreshments in the mill’s shop, where you can also purchase the flour created in the mill as well as other local produce. The mill is a great way to learn more about the local area’s history.
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum
Discover the story of the Royal Air Force College Cranwell and become a pilot for the day in the Jet Provost flight simulator. The Royal Air Force College Cranwell is one of the most famous landmarks in the history of the Royal Air Force (RAF). Dating back to 1918 after merging the Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Flying Corps in the aim to establish a single unit where officers would train to fly. It’s also the world’s first Military Air Academy.
At the Museum you can discover the history around RAF Cranwell from its early days. Explore the flight simulator, Vampire jet nose pod, exhibitions, and artifacts. The Museum’s café offers light refreshments, and there’s a gift shop to purchase wonderful replicas and souvenirs.
Tattershall Farm Park
The 15-mile journey from Sleaford to Tattershall Farm Park will be completely worth it if you have young children interested in farmyard animals. Your little ones will be able to meet and pet a range of animals from little to large. There are rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, alpacas, sheep, pigs, goats, snakes, lizards, a bearded dragon, owls, hawks, vultures, meerkats, bald eagle, a raven too, tortoises and you might even come across a cow or two. There are regular flying shows for a chance to see the array of magnificent birds in flight. There’s also a craft section as well as soft play. The adventure playground is a hot spot for keen explorers, zoom along its 25m outdoor zip wire. The café is popular for refreshments and a bite to eat and once you’re all done having fun you can browse the gift shop for souvenirs. For more information visit the Tattershall Farm Park website.
National Centre for Craft & Design
The National Centre for Craft and Design situated in Sleaford is the largest venue in England that is purely dedicated to celebrating, promoting, and exhibiting international and national, local craft and design. The centre exhibits up to 20 exhibitions each year ranging from new innovative artists to new and emerging talent. It’s creative learning programme inspires people of all ages and skill levels. Their shop is a cultural haven for contemporary handmade products. The centre is also home to Design Nation the UK’s leading portfolio network for craft, design, and product.
Sleaford Golf Club
Sleaford golf club is an 18-hole mature course it welcomes everyone regardless of ability, ranging from complete beginners to established players. The club offers a variety of different memberships options to suit everyone. Make use of the comfortable clubhouse with a fully licensed bar and catering services. There’s a great social calendar with the option to attend a variety of events.
High Wood and North Rauceby Walk
High Wood and North Rauceby Walk is an 8.5-kilometre loop trail located near Sleaford. It’s got a great forest setting; the route also leads you through open countryside. North Rauceby lies on the Southern Lincolnshire Edge, at one of North Kesteven’s highest points, and provides some spectacular views. The walk has a few gentle gradients and has been marked as ‘medium’ by alltrails. If you fancy a refreshment stop along the way then will find La Royale restaurant and Cheerio Cafe both on the A17 just north of the walk, or the Bustard Inn in nearby South Rauceby.
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