Living in Sleaford
If you want to buy a new home in an attractive market town, Sleaford could be just the place for you.
Located on the River Slea and Sleaford Canal, in the county of Lincolnshire, Sleaford is a popular housing choice for couples and families alike. It is just 17 miles south-east of Lincoln on the A15, giving easy access to all the facilities of this historic city.
Surrounded by flat Fenland countryside, Sleaford has an ancient heritage coupled with a modern-feel. It offers all the benefits of market town life such as great shopping, culture, community and dining out.
House prices in Sleaford
The average price for property in Sleaford is around £185,000. In terms of property types, flats in Sleaford sell for an average of about £97,000 and terraced houses for about £129,000.
*Housing marketing statistics taken from Zoopla in July 2017.
Things to do and see
Sleaford has a wonderful range of fine buildings including the splendid 13th century church, St Denys', renowned for its wonderful stained glass and impressive windows.
Sleaford hosts some fantastic markets that sell a variety of locally sourced products, clothes and market bargains. St. Denys' forms the backdrop to the market place where an outdoor market is held every Monday, Friday and Saturday. On the first Saturday of each month there is a Farmers' Market selling locally-grown fresh produce.
Sleaford is home to The National Centre for Craft & Design - the UK's largest centre for craft and design hobbyists. In a refurbished warehouse on the banks of the River Sala, you'll find four floors of gallery spaces with a regular programme of exhibitions and events, a contemporary craft shop, cafe and resident artists' workshop.
The River Slea running through the town once brought barges to Navigation Wharf via the Slea Navigation. The Navigation was a key trade route central to the town's burgeoning growth and brought prosperity to many, plus a lasting heritage which can still be explored today at Navigation House - the Company's canal office built in 1838. You can also follow the picturesque walk along the Sleaford Navigation to Cogglesford Mill, a fully restored and working 18th century watermill where milling has taken place for over a thousand years.
You can also learn more about Sleaford by visiting Sleaford Museum on South Gate.
The A17 road from Newark-on-Trent to King's Lynn and the A15 from Lincoln to Peterborough both pass through the outskirts of Sleaford giving easy access to local towns and villages.
The train service from Sleaford links to nearby Peterborough (link to Peterborough page) and Grantham (link to Grantham page) which both have fast and regular mainline services to London Kings Cross and other large cities.
Sleaford offers a great range of nursery, primary and secondary education alongside grammar and public education.
Sleaford, often referred to as the capital of Kesteven, can trace its history back to Iron Age and Roman times. The town is rich in history and stunning architecture which makes it a great tourist attraction as well as a great place to set up a new home.
Current new homes in Sleaford