Sleaford is a medium-sized town in southern Lincolnshire, roughly the same distance from the East Midlands and East of England regional centres of Newark-on-Trent, Boston, Spalding and Grantham, and the county’s historic cathedral city of Lincoln. This is a county with a great balance of rural and town life, easy access to Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, and a long coastline on the North Sea. Sleaford has excellent hometown facilities and is close to the intersection of the A15 and A17, the area’s main cross-country east-west and north-south routes. This makes it a great choice for a new family home, just the right size to offer all the amenities that you’ll need including schools and sports clubs, shops and leisure opportunities. If you love the great outdoors, you’ll certainly have that on your doorstep too, with the unique Fenlands and the Lincolnshire Wolds to explore.
Sleaford has several primary and secondary schools, its own train station (trains to Lincoln take 30 minutes and to Nottingham an hour), good bus services and a friendly community feel. One of its great assets is the Hub, a National Centre for Craft and Design with the largest exhibition space in Lincolnshire. The cafebar there is a lovely place to meet friends.
This part of Lincolnshire is famous for its Fens, a natural landscape that makes an ideal wildlife haven. A little further afield the Lincolnshire Wolds are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Then there’s the North Sea coast which is home to some traditional British resorts – Skegness, Cleethorpes and Mablethorpe.
In the city
Lincoln is well worth a visit, if not for the historic medieval cathedral and ancient walls, then for the characterful centre for its mix of shops, cafés and restaurants. Lincoln also offers direct train services to London Kings Cross. The city centre is just 18 miles from Sleaford.