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House Removals Bourne
Many residents of Bourne love the unique charm of the small market town. Located in the heart of south Lincolnshire, Bourne has the Kesteven Uplands to its east and the Lincolnshire Fens to its west – both providing excellent opportunities to get outside. Aside from the ancient woodlands and waterways, Bourne is a small business hub, particularly known for its natural springs which produce great tasting water.
Moving to Bourne
The average price of a property in Bourne is approximately £212,000. One-bed flats in purpose built complexes start at £70,000, rising to £82,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. Apartments and flats can fetch prices as high as £150,000 – this is dependent on condition of the property, number of bedrooms, and location. Small terraced homes start at £75,000, with the larger family-sized properties fetching a minimum of £155,000. Family semis hover around £170,000 and detached homes fall between £180,000 and £650,000.
In terms of rental opportunities, one-bedroom flats are hard to come by. Most smaller apartments tend to be two-bedroom and have prices around £550 to £600 pcm. Terraced homes and family-sized semis fall between £600 and £800 pcm. Three and four bed detached family homes fall into the £775 to £950 pcm bracket.
Just a 30-minute drive from Bourne is the Britannia Smeeton Panton office, located in Heckington. The friendly team at Britannia Smeeton Panton are ready and waiting to help with moves throughout Lincolnshire and also offer a variety of storage options to their customers.
Schools in Bourne
There are six schools in Bourne and four of them are state run. Thurlby Community Primary school caters for boys and girls aged four to 11 and is ranked ‘good’ by Oftsed. Abbey Road CofE and Westfield Primary School are both co-educational and received ‘outstanding’ across the board from Ofsted in their latest inspection. Bourne Academy is the only state secondary school in Bourne and is ‘good’ in the eyes of Ofsted.
Witham Hall Prep School is the only school in Bourne to offer boarding as well as day schooling. It is a co-ed facility for children aged four to 13. Bourne Grammar School is the oldest educational establishment in the area, having been founded in 1330. It is co-educational and children must pass the 11+ entrance exam to secure a place. Lastly is Kirkston House independent day school. Like all of the schools in Bourne, it is co-educational, but caters for those aged four to 18.
Transport Links Bourne
Bourne does not have its own train station but the A15 is right on the doorstep and runs to Peterborough in the south and Sleaford in the north. The A1 is also within easy reach, connecting Bourne to wider road networks.
The nearest train station to Bourne is Peterborough, 30 minutes’ drive away. Trains run from Peterborough to London Kings Cross, Lincoln, Spalding, Leeds, Newcastle, and Edinburgh. 20 miles away is Grantham railway station which provides services to London, Leeds, Hull, Norwich, and Skegness.