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Lottie’s Guides to Peterborough: A quick introduction to living in Wansford

So what can you expect from living in Wansford?

Curious about living in Wansford? It’s just ten-miles west of Peterborough, but a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Here’s a short introduction about what you can expect from living in Wansford.

The quintessential rural retreat

The first thing you will notice about Wansford is how pretty it is. Rows of charming sand-coloured cottages flank the banks of the River Nene - and then you realise. Despite being just ten miles from Peterborough along the A47, Wansford delivers blissful escapism from the hustle and bustle of urban life. With a population of around 500, it’s the kind of place where you are afforded all the freedom you need to be yourself while being part of a friendly, tight-knit community.


With the freedom of the great outdoors and little sound other than the rustle of wind in the trees and the gentle lilt of birdsong, Wansford is a fabulous place to start - or raise - a family. But of course there’s more to parenting than finding a green and pleasant land for your little ones. There has to be a selection of good schools too. Thankfully you don’t have to travel far to find schools that are highly rated by Ofsted.



Church Road, Peterborough, PE8 6AF

Ofsted Report: Good

305 pupils

Age: 4-11 years

Stocks Hill, Castor, Peterborough, PE5 7AY

Ofsted Report: Good

163 pupils

Age: 4-11 years

School Lane, Peterborough, PE8 6RS

Ofsted Report: Good

125 pupils

Age: 5-11 years

School Road, Stamford, PE9 3DZ

Ofsted Report: Outstanding

167 pupils

Age: 5-11 years




Ortongate, Peterborough, PE2 5RQ

Ofsted Report: Good

850 pupils

Age: 11-19 years

Southfields House, Stamford, PE9 2BQ

Ofsted Report: N/A

661 pupils

Age: 11-19 years

St Martin’s, Stamford, PE9 2LL

Ofsted Report: N/A

586 pupils

Age: 11-19 years

Oundle Road, Orton Waterville, PE2 7EA

Ofsted Report: Good

1,045 pupils

Age: 11-19 years

Ledbury Road, Peterborough, PE3 9PN

Ofsted Report: Good

1,747 Pupils

Age: 11-18 years



It might be a tiny village, but there’s a big welcome awaiting you in Wansford’s brace of charming country pubs - and they’re part of the backbone of the community. Fancy a pint?

The Paper Mills Inn

·       Food served

·       Beer garden

·       Family-friendly

·       Dog-friendly

·       Parking

The Haycock Hotel

·       Food served

·       Beer garden

·       Family-friendly

·       Parking



Sometimes you can’t beat a natter over a cup of coffee and a slice of cake. Oh and what about a nice hearty fry up on a Saturday morning? Wansford has a number of cafés to sate your desires.

Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre
Great North Road

Stibbington Diner
2 Old Great North Road

The Granary Café (3.8 miles away)
Scotsman’s Lodge
Stamford Road


Grocery shops

You’re in the heart of rural England, so you can expect to find some fantastic local produce at the local markets and grocery shops. Perfect for rustling up something special to eat at home with your nearest and dearest.

Shop ‘n’ Drive 
Old North Road

Church Lane

Anything else you should know?

It really is hard to overstate the charm of this quaint little village. A Sunday stroll beside the River Nene should be all you need to become hooked. But there’s much more on your doorstep to explore than riverside walks. The Grade-1 Listed Prebendal Manor House is fascinating. Ditto for the gothic architecture and beautiful gardens of Elton Hall. Go explore.

What makes your ideal Peterborough estate agent?

When you are considering moving to a new area, an estate agent with in-depth local insight can be invaluable - helping you to find your ideal home, in your ideal area and providing genuinely helpful advice on the local area. That’s why we are proud to call ourselves experts on the Peterborough property market. We have a high-level of experience - both personal and professional - with the entire region. Indeed we are the only local estate agent to cover every Peterborough postcode district. Want some friendly advice? We are ready when you are.

If you would like to talk, please feel free to email or call me directly. Or contact the Belvoir office.


Lottie Hostead
Sales Manager
01733 511099

This blog is written by Lottie, Lottie Hostead is Belvoir Peterborough’s Property Sales Manager. Born and raised here she is both a property expert with 10 years experience selling homes in Peterborough and a genuine local.
If you’re thinking of selling your home here then give her a call for a free no-obligation valuation

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