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5 Reasons to leave London for Lincolnshire

The coronavirus pandemic has created some big shifts in how we’re living our lives. The enforced ‘lockdown’ has seen many more people working from home, children being home schooled and families spending more time together – and in particular, more time outside making the most of our daily exercise time.   We’ve all felt the upheaval of these changes, but at the same time, it’s given us a chance to reflect on how our lives were before lockdown and opened our eyes to changes we may want to maintain once the restrictions are eased.

For those of you living in London, now cut off from the usual benefits of city life, such as the culture, convenience and career opportunities,  we would like to invite you to  look to the Lincolnshire countryside as a way of enjoying this different pace of life, while still being able to hold on to the best that city life has to offer.  In this post, we’re sharing just five of the many advantages that Lincolnshire life has over London…

1) More bang for your buck

It’s no secret that London house prices are significantly higher than anywhere else in the country. In March 2020, the average house price in London was £485,794 as opposed to £194.664 in the East Midlands. It’s safe to say, that as a London homeowner, you’ll be able to get a lot more house for your money by buying in Lincolnshire. A very quick search shows that 500k in London gets you a 2 bed apartment with no garden, whereas in a village outside Newark you get a 2500 square foot detached house with a good size garden and a study for your home office

2) Lincolnshire schools

A recent article from Country Living revealed that, according to a study, North Lincolnshire is the best place in the country to raise children, with over 83% of schools being rated highly by Ofsted. In contrast, the study also showed that of the bottom ten places to raise kids, five of them were in London.

3) Easy commute

With great rail and road connections, commuting back to London is quick and easy. The A1 is close at hand and the train commute is only an hour or so from stations such as Grantham. It can take longer to get to Kings cross from many of the London suburbs!

4) Country living

One of the largest counties in the UK, Lincolnshire offers space, clean air and peaceful country living. You can enjoy the beauty of the Wolds or the Fens, visit one of the many National Trust sites or even go to the coast. If you’re looking for something a bit more vibrant, then try one of Lincolnshire’s many historical towns and cities, such as Lincoln, Stamford and Newark.

5) The food

It’s hardly surprising that Lincolnshire was once voted the nation’s ‘foodie capital’ in a survey by The Guardian. With rich silt soil, most of the country’s vegetable and cereal crops are grown here including potatoes, cauliflowers, carrots, Brussels sprouts, pumpkins, onions, wheat and barley.  The county is also home to delicacies such as Plumbread, Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese, Haslet, Yellowbelly Cheese – and of course, the Lincolnshire Sausage.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to the pollution, hustle and high prices of London, then we’d love to help you to upgrade your lifestyle here in Lincolnshire. Here at BB Mortgages, we offer a complimentary consultation with one of our expert advisers so we can help to find you the best mortgage to fund your dream home in the country.

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Ellen King

Absolutely delighted with the service we received from Dean. The advice we received was timely and thorough; the service provided went above and beyond our expectations compared to other mortgage advisors we have used in the past and the whole application process was made straightforward and stress free. Overall, an excellent value for money service that I would highly recommend.


Ellen King

BB Mortgages
2019-09-04T15:53:10+01:00

Ellen King

Absolutely delighted with the service we received from Dean. The advice we received was timely and thorough; the service provided went above and beyond our expectations compared to other mortgage advisors we have used in the past and the whole application process was made straightforward and stress free. Overall, an excellent value for money service that I would highly recommend.

Miss Knight

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts in making it possible for us to purchase our first property.  You have been brilliant and your services have been friendly, helpful, swift and professional.  We cannot thank you enough and it has been an absolute pleasure working with you.  What is known to be a stressful time has been very smooth and I have yourselves to thank for this.


Miss Knight

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2016-03-22T17:24:36+00:00

Miss Knight

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts in making it possible for us to purchase our first property.  You have been brilliant and your services have been friendly, helpful, swift and professional.  We cannot thank you enough and it has been an absolute pleasure working with you.  What is known to be a stressful time has been very smooth and I have yourselves to thank for this.

Mr L

Mr L hadn’t sold his house but had found the house of his dreams, we arranged a mortgage that allowed him to buy his new house without selling and a mortgage that was flexible enough for him to pay a large amount off when he sells his house.

BB Mortgages
2016-09-13T12:38:09+01:00
Mr L hadn’t sold his house but had found the house of his dreams, we arranged a mortgage that allowed him to buy his new house without selling and a mortgage that was flexible enough for him to pay a large amount off when he sells his house.

Miss G

Miss G sold her house and had found a new house, it all looked straight forward but she had a historical bankruptcy which meant lots of lenders were declining her. We found her a mainstream high street lender that would offer a mortgage even with her previous bankruptcy.

BB Mortgages
2016-09-13T12:43:22+01:00
Miss G sold her house and had found a new house, it all looked straight forward but she had a historical bankruptcy which meant lots of lenders were declining her. We found her a mainstream high street lender that would offer a mortgage even with her previous bankruptcy.

Mr W

Mr W works abroad but wanted to buy a buy to let property, most lenders will require him to own and live in in a mortgaged property in the UK, however we found a lender that would lend at sensible interest rates for a new buy to let purchase.

BB Mortgages
2016-09-13T12:48:10+01:00
Mr W works abroad but wanted to buy a buy to let property, most lenders will require him to own and live in in a mortgaged property in the UK, however we found a lender that would lend at sensible interest rates for a new buy to let purchase.

Mr C

Mr C wanted to buy a student house in Lincoln via a limited company to take advantage of the income tax benefits of this. He spoke with other brokers and high street lenders all of which said it wasn’t possible. We found a building society who specialise in this with sensible fees and interest rates.

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2016-09-13T12:49:06+01:00
Mr C wanted to buy a student house in Lincoln via a limited company to take advantage of the income tax benefits of this. He spoke with other brokers and high street lenders all of which said it wasn’t possible. We found a building society who specialise in this with sensible fees and interest rates.
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BB Mortgages, Newark

Thank you💙

The support surrounding The Newark Foodbank has been absolutely unthinkable, we are so lucky to be involved in such a supportive community.

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