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Thinking of moving to Stamford? Check out our top 4 moving tips..

Stamford is a stunning town, scattered with picturesque 17th and 18th-century cottages and is a fantastic place to live in the Midlands as noted by the Sunday Times.

Additionally, it is a very popular location for filming and has been featured in Pride & Prejudice, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Bleak House and many more. So, now we know Stamford is a stunning location and a great place to live, let’s take a look at the other aspects of moving to Stamford:

House Prices

period cottage in stamford

Unfortunately, Stamford is not the cheapest place to move. According to Rightmove, properties in Stamford had an average selling price of £371,716 versus the average UK selling price of £281,000. That’s a whopping 32.28% increase against the national average. Let’s take a look at the properties on the market as of November 2022:

  • £210,000 for a two-bedroomed period terraced property a short walk from the town centre
  • £285,000 for a three-bedroomed semi-detached cottage, again a short walk from the town centre
  • £429,995 for a 1970’s link-detached property with two garages, needing some updating
  • £525,000 for a four-bedroomed Grade 2 listed period property, oozing with character

Stamford does offer a good range of properties for sale, suitable for most buyers in the market.

Our top tip: If you’re looking for space and keeping within a budget, avoid the period properties as the price tag goes up quickly and these are often in very close proximity to the town centre.


wooden desks in a school

Stamford has a wide range of schools and is well known for some of the best Private schools in the Midlands. If you’re deciding whether Stamford is going to be the right choice for your children’s education, it’s obviously important to make sure you can find a school within budget (if you’re looking for Independents) or with a great Ofsted. Here we take a look at some of the best schools in Stamford:

  • Casterton College Rutland
    Ryhall Road, Great Casterton, Stamford, PE9 4AT
    For ages 11 – 16
    Ofsted Rating: Good
  • Great Casterton Church of England Primary School
    Pickworth Road, Great Casterton, Stamford, PE9 4AU
    For ages 4 – 11
    Ofsted Rating: Outstanding
  • The Children’s Garden Day Nursery
    Roebuck House, 33 Broad Street, STAMFORD, Lincolnshire, PE9 1PJ
    For ages 0 – 4
    Ofsted Rating: Outstanding
  • Stamford High School (Girls)
    St Martin’s, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2LL
    For ages 11 – 19
    Boarding fees range from £7,869 to £10,434
  • Stamford School (Boys)
    Southfields House, St Paul’s Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2BQ
    For ages 11 – 19
    Boarding fees range from £7,869 to £10,434

Our top tip: Go and check the schools out. Often, Ofsted ratings are not completed all that regularly, so it’s always worth checking when they were done and visiting the schools. Independents are not rated via Ofsted, so always visit their website and read the latest review by the ISC


train in the countryside

Access to and from an area is always (and should always!) an important criterion for where you decide to move. Amazingly, many places can be quite cut-off, commutes can be difficult due to peak traffic (even though they may not appear to be far away) and train lines can be outright confusing. Here we untangle the issues so you don’t have to:

  • Train: Stamford to London via train is a very fast 1 hour 19 minutes during peak commuting time, but watch out as an anytime return is a hefty £133.50 return!
  • Airport: The nearest airport to Stamford is Nottingham East Midlands and takes approximately 53 minutes for the 37.1 mile journey via the A1
  • Driving: Stamford to Leicester is 56 minutes (32.3 miles) via A47, Stamford to Cambridge is 58 minutes (47.9 miles) via A1(M) and A14 and Stamford to Nottingham is 1 hour 6 minutes (45.1 mi) via A1 and A52
  • Our top tip: Stamford is within easy reach of many key cities and towns. We recommend checking your commute at peak times to get a good idea of how long it is going to take.

Leisure & Recreation

Rutland Water

There are lots to do in around Stamford. Your weekends will never get boring! Here we take a look at some of the most popular things to do in and around Stamford, to help you decide if this really is the place for you:

  • The Coast! Yes, the coast is not as far as you think. Just 1 hour and 26 minutes (62.6 miles) down the A47 and you’ll arrive at the stunning Hunstanton for a nice day at the beach.
  • Stamford Itself: Stamford is littered with lots to do, from highly rated restaurants such as The Exeter Arms and Cloisters to a wide variety of places to visit such as Burghley House, Corn Exchange Theatre and Tolthorpe Hall.
  • Nearby Attractions: Include the fantastic Rutland Water, just 14 minutes (6.3 miles) down the A606 will bring you to the largest man-made lake in the UK. Fully equipped with a waterpark, cycle tracks, waterside restaurants and a wide variety of boating options. Although a bit further out, Stamford makes a great base to be able to spend a few nights on the Norfolk broads. A simple but fairly long drive down the A47 gets you to Acle, a picturesque starting point to start discovering the beautiful waterways of Norfolk.

Our top tip: Plan the diary! There is a lot to do around Stamford, so it’s best to get organised and add some of your favorites across some weekends so you don’t miss out!

If you’re thinking of moving to Stamford, why not get in touch with LMS to help with your home removal? Our team is highly experienced, friendly and knowledgeable with a wide range of moves under their belt.

We can provide a survey or feel free to submit your inventory online. Furthermore, feel free to call us on 0116 43000 47 to discuss your move or send us an email and we’ll get back to you quickly with a quote. Last but not least, why not submit a quote request online and one of our team can book you in?