Information about the area
We have found over the years that many prospective tenants are moving into the area and find it helpful to have information about the areas we cover. Below are some brief outlines of such places and some useful telephone numbers starting with Louth.
LOUTH is sometimes described as an undiscovered treasure set on the eastern edge of the Wolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Louth has a population of 15,930 and has been of major importance in the district since it's beginning well before Roman times and is now a busy market town.The townscape is dominated by one of the most beautiful spires in the country. The church of St. James is the tallest parish church spire in England; the hexagonal spire soars to 90metres or 295feet. There are many different types of sports facilities available in Louth including golf, bowls, swimming and tennis. Nearby Cadwell Park hosts many motorcar and motorcycle race fixtures. Louth boasts Hubbard's Hills on the edge of town which offers the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful parkland whilst the surrounding countryside; it is ideal for walking and cycling.Much of the area's economy is based around agriculture, mostly arable farming which dominates the surrounding countryside.
Louth itself is a charming town with its narrow, winding streets, market place, attractive Georgian architecture, shops and inns. The town hosts Lincolnshire’s premier cattle market on a Thursday and a general open-air market on Wednesdays (including an auction), Fridays and Saturdays. The New Market Hall houses cafes, crafts, childrens’ play area as well as many local produce and speciality shops. Louth also has the unusual feature of being located on the Greenwich Meridian (zero longitude) and is included on the Millennium Tree Line.
|Doctors Surgeries||Kidgate Surgery||01507 602421|
|James Street Family Pracice||01507 611122|
|Newmarket Medical Practice||01507 603121|
|Dentists||Broadbank Dental Practice||01507 606506|
|Eastgate House Dental Centre||01507 602936|
|Louth Family Dental Practice||01507 603200|
|Vets||Black Sheep Veterinary Surgery||01507 609929|
|Cook&Timson Veterinary Surgery||01507 602828|
|Rase Veterinary Centre||01507 607718|
|Allan Heath Equine Ltd||01507 606900|
|Playgroups/Nurseries||Greenwich House Kindergarten||01507 609252|
|Limes Play and Learn||01507 609199|
|Busi Bodies||01507 601224|
|Town and Country Kiddies||01507 601100|
|Schools: Primary||Eastfield Infant and Nursery School||01507 603376|
|Greenwich House School||01507 609252|
|Kidgate Primary School||01507 603636|
|Lacey Gardens Junior School||01507 602082|
|St. Michael's C of E Primary||01507 603867|
|Schools: Secondary||Cordeaux School||01507 606555|
|King Edwards VI Grammar School||01507 600456|
|Monk's Dyke Technology College||01507 606349|
|Schools: Special||St. Bernard's School||01507 603776|
|Further Education||Wolds College||01507 610204|
|First College||01507 601122|
|Lincolnshire Rural Activities Centre||01507 608855|
|Workers Educational Association||01507 601072|
HORNCASTLE is a bustling and attractive market town of approximately 6000 residents lying on the south-west foot of the Wolds in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire. It is renowned for it's antique shops, with a fine heritage and unspoilt by modern developments. In 2001 it was voted 'The Best Antiques Town' but more recently the town has gained a reputation for its many second hand book shops.
The town benefits from a good array of local amenities including a small leisure centre with swimming pool, two medium sized supermarkets, local grocery shops, a post office, a number banks, a pharmacy, arts and craft shops, bakeries, tea rooms and a good selection of inns, cafes and restaurants. The market is held on Thursdays and Saturdays with the Continental food market also being held on a number of occasions throughout the year.
Due to it's location at the point where the River Bain meets the River Waring, Horncastle is steeped in history. The walls of a Roman fort still remain in places around the town with one section on display in the town's library, which is built over the top of the wall very close to the river which is thought to be the Romans' principal route of access. There are also some notable historic buildings in Horncastle, including the 12th-century Church of St. Mary and is it is a good base from which to explore the stunning surrounding countryside as the Viking Way long distance footpath also runs through the town.
Horncastle is well located for access to the rest of the county with the City of Lincoln less than 20 miles away to the West and the popular seaside resort of Skegness approximately 20 miles to the East. Boston can be found around 20 miles ot the South and Louth a little over 10 miles to the North. Due to it's location, Horcastle is home to a 'hub' for the Inter Connect bus service with a good, regular service running to Lincoln, Skegness and across the Wolds 7 days a week.
|Doctors Surgeries||Horncastle Medical Group||01507 522477|
|Belchford Branch Surgery - Drs Owen & Smith||0844 3879233|
|Dentists||Kordel House Dental Surgery||01507 523286|
|Jubilee Dental Practice||01507 525655|
|Vets||Vets On The Corner||01507 523519|
|Banovallum Veterinary Group||01507 522236|
|Playgroups/Nurseries||Horncastle Community Playgroup||01507 524558|
|Woodlands Nursery School||01507 526755|
|Schools: Primary||Horncastle Community Primary School||01507 522662|
|Baumber Primary School||01507 578207|
|The Edward Richardson County Primary||01507 533686|
|Schools: Secondary||Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School||01507 522465|
|Banovallum School||01507 522232|
|Schools: Special||The Eresby Special School, Spilsby||01790 752441|
|Kisimul School||01673 880020|
|Further Education||University of Lincoln||01522 882000|
|Horncastle College||01507 522449|
|Boston College, Boston||01205 365701|
|Lincoln College||01522 876000|
|Bishop Grosseteste||01522 527347|
MARKET RASEN is a delightful small market town standing on the River Rase in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire. Located on the edge of the Wolds the bustling town can be found on the main road between Lincoln and Grimsby. Approximately 13 miles northeast of Lincoln, 18 miles east of Gainsborough and 16 miles southwest of Grimsby, Market Rasen has a population of around 3200 people. Market Rasen is famous having the only racecourse in the county but also boasts good golfing, lovely countryside walks and cycling opportunities as it is on the Nation Cycle Route 1 of the National Cycle Network which is also featured in the North Sea Cycle Route There are also many clubs, societies and organisations to get involved in including a choral society and a brass band.
This market town, like many in Lincolnshire, is steeped in history including a market which has been taking place since the 1300s. Today the market is still thriving and takes place on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays with the Tuesday market including an auction of produce with customers bidding for everything from pheasants to vegetables. There are also plenty of modern amenities including a supermarket, police station, court house, fire and ambulance stations, doctor’s surgery, a shopping centre and railway station running services between Lincoln Central Station and Grimsby Station which offer services to nationwide destinations.
|Doctor's Surgeries||Market Rasen Surgery||01673 843556|
|Dentists||Advanced Dental||01673 843042|
|J Jacobs||01673 842276|
|Oasis Dental Care Ltd||01673 849024|
|Vets||Rase Veterinary Centre||01673 842448|
|Playgroups/Nurseries||Market Rasen Pre-School||01673 844484|
|Middle Rasen & District Pre-School||01673 844111|
|Schools: Primary||Market Rasen C of E Primary School||01673 842395|
|Schools: Secondary||De Aston School||01673 843415|
|Schools: Special||Kismul School||01673 880022|
|Further Education||Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education||0800 315002|
|University Of Lincoln||01522 882000|
|Lincoln College||01522 876000|
|Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln||01522 527347|