Lottie's Guides to Peterborough: A Quick Introduction to Living in Maxey

When it comes to finding your dream home, location is a key piece of the puzzle. So what can you expect from living in Maxey?

Lots of rural charm…

If you long for the peace and quiet of the countryside, then you might just fall in love with Maxey. With a population of just 700, this quiet hamlet between Peterborough and Stamford allows you to experience the quintessential rural England lifestyle – where the only sounds to disturb you are birdsong and the occasional thwack of a well-connected drive from the nearby golf course. Looking for your own private piece of rural paradise? Here’s what Maxey has to offer.


It goes without saying that, as a parent, you want the best for your children. That includes giving them the opportunity to enjoy positive school experiences and a good education. So it’s good news that there are a number of primary and secondary schools rated as either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ within a short drive of Maxey.


Church Street, Peterborough, PE6 9BN. 01733 252204
Ofsted Report: Good
212 pupils
Age: 4-11 years     

Crowson Way, Peterborough, PE6 8EY
Ofsted Report: Good
393 pupils
Age: 2-11 years

Hereward Way, Deeping St James, Peterborough, Lincolnshire, PE6 8PZ. 01778 342314
Ofsted Report: Good
209 pupils
Age: 4-11 years
Afterschool clubs

Rectory Lane, Glinton, Peterborough, PE6 7LR. 01733 252361
Ofsted Report: Good
200 pupils
Age: 4-11 years


Park Road, Peterborough, PE6 8NF
Ofsted Report: Outstanding
1,600 pupils
Age: 11-18 years

Helpston Road, Glinton, Peterborough, PE6 7JX. 01733 252235
Ofsted Report: Outstanding
1,700 pupils
Age: 11-19 years

Staniland Way Werrington, Peterborough, PE4 6JT. 01733 765950

Ofsted Report: Good
1,017 pupils
Age: 11-18 years


Some things never change, no matter whether you live in the city or the calm of the countryside. Sometimes you can’t beat a nice cold pint. For that as well as a bite to eat, head for the Blue Bell Inn – a dog-friendly bolthole with a lovely beer garden. As the only pub in Maxey, it’s a big part of the community. Whose round is it?


If a cup of tea and a slice of cake is more your scene, Maxey won’t let you down. There are two lovely cafés within a short drive.

Cinnamon (1.6 miles from Maxey)
8 The Precinct
Market Gate
Market Deeping
01778 380410

Lilli’s Tearoom (1.6 miles away)
3 Market Gate
Market Deeping

Grocery shops

Whether it’s a fresh handmade sausage roll or the ingredients for your evening meal that you’re looking for, there are a number of places nearby to get your hands on the goods.

Village Stores
35 High Street

The Co-op (1.7 miles away)
Godsey Lane
Market Deeping

Spar (1.7 miles away)
88a Godsey Lane
Market Deeping

Tesco (1.7 miles away)
Godsey Lane
Market Deeping


Fan of the fairways? Maxey Golf Course is a fantastic nine-hole course. Go with your friends for a friendly round or two, or sign up to receive tuition to work on that handicap. Either way, you’re in for a treat. Maxey is also home to a small fishing club, giving you exclusive access 365 days a year to five lakes. Expect to reel in carp, catfish, pike, tench, bream, perch, rudd and eels.

Local knowledge matters when you’re choosing an estate agent

What separates the best estate agents from the rest? We think it’s local knowledge – and when it comes to Peterborough, we’re second to none. In fact we are the only estate agent that covers every Peterborough postcode. That ensures we can help buyers find their perfect property – in the perfect location – while helping sellers find the right buyers at the right price.

Got any questions about property in Peterborough? Please don’t hesitate to email or call me directly.

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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