Moving to Stamford

(8 Posts)
LollieB Wed 16-Sep-15 14:27:25

We are thinking of moving to Stamford from London and I would be interested to hear if anyone has experience of living in this area and what it is like. We are looking for good schools and a town with a bit of life with some cafes and decent shopping etc. Also, I'm aware that Samford if quite pricey, so does anyone have any suggestions for nice towns/villages not too far from Stamford? Thanks.

1frenchfoodie Fri 23-Oct-15 20:47:49

I'm moving from London to 12 mins down the road from Stamford (wittering) at the end of this month. I love Stamford, its independent retailers, coffee shops and friday market. Though there are some lovely villages around e.g. wansford, fotheringhay, Easton on the Hill they tend to be even pricier than Stamford outskirts and have a bit less life. Oundle has more life (market, pubs, cafes) but is again pricey - though nothing compared to London! Nearer Peterborough in say Castor or Ailsworth looks good value but I only know them to drive through. Not sure on schools - wittering okay but not looked further afield.

1frenchfoodie Fri 23-Oct-15 20:49:34

It may sound a bit wierd to have info on an area I'm yet to move to but my partner has lived there for 4 years and I am up there 3 days a week and most holidays.

LollieB Fri 23-Oct-15 21:18:17

Hi 1frenchfoodie, thanks for the information about the other villages around Stamford. We'll head up there soon and check them out. Having lived for so long in London, it is a bit scared moving 'out to the sticks' and wondering whether there will be enough stimulation/whether it will be too much of a culture shock. I actually went to uni in Norwich and I remember that the locals didn't have much good to say about Peterborough, but I don't know if this was justified as I only passed through it briefly.

Malverntobe Fri 06-Nov-15 15:48:02

I live in Stamford but we are actually relocating for my husband's job! (House on the market). Wrote a long post but mumsnet or the phone swallowed it allangry Stamford is lovely, Londoners do move here, some even commute. Anything in particular you would like to know, LollieB?

KimKim31 Sat 05-Dec-15 21:04:05

Hi LollieB,
We moved from London up to a village near Stamford. I would definitely recommend it. We're in The Deepings, it's less expensive than Stamford, we moved here for the good schools and community spirit, we have since decided to home educate but I wouldn't live anywhere else, it's lovely. There is surprisingly a lot to do in Market Deeping and there is a beautiful tea room called Lilli's, there are quite a few parks, one is a big one and there's plenty to do for children of all ages, there's a big Tesco as well and a pleasant doctors surgery. Everyone is so friendly, it does take a bit of getting used to as in London not many people talk to each other, a lot of Londoners move up here actually. There are some independent shops in Deeping and it's 7 miles to Stamford and 7 miles to Peterborough I believe, both drives take only 15 minutes. The only thing we use in Peterborough though is the train station haha, 45 minutes in to central London if you do miss London. Stamford is lovely, especially the restaurants and strangers actually stop to talk to you (hubby found this very odd at first). My husband was born and bred in London and every time he goes back there he comes home very very grateful as we believe it's a much better quality of life here.
Hope you find somewhere that you love! smile
Kim x

helbly Fri 08-Jan-16 11:12:52

Hey, I live in Barnack near Stamford and commute to London each day. There's quite a lot of people who commute from Stamford.

School wise, some of the village schools are really good like the one at Uffington and in Barnack, but the villages themselves are quite quiet. They're only 5 minutes away from Stamford though.

Kim is right though, the Deepings allow you to get a lot more for your money and have their own community within a short drive of Stamford and Peterborough.

Anna0686 Wed 18-May-16 00:01:23

I'm planning to move to Stamford this summer when my son finish reception in July. Can anyone recommend some schools? I was thinking Malcolm Sargent (if I write it correctly) , Bluecoat is outstanding but was required improvement before so I'm bit suspicious here. Don't they just push kids to the limits to get outstanding? Any other ideas? Church schools maybe?

And for the area are there any no go places or really fancy spots to live in?

Any help will be great as Mr Google doesn't cooperate. He gives me only some old stuff.

Pls help good people of Stamford!

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