In Focus: Welton
With the Cathedral City of Lincoln on the doorstep, we focus on the sought after village of Welton, with all the basics covered in perfect style.
Welton is increasingly known for its excellent schooling with William Farr Comprehensive School, built on the site of an old World War II bomber station, bought in 1946 for the sum of £600 by the vicar of Welton, William Farr. The school is recognised nationally for its outstanding results, amongst the best performing secondary schools in the country and in the top 20% of non-selective schools nationally for attainment. William Farr is rated as outstanding by Ofsted along with Welton St Mary’s Primary School which is currently rated by Ofsted as good.
Connectivity & Transport Links
To help feel connected there’s superfast broadband (speeds upto 80Mbps) and Virgin Media (speeds up to 516Mbps) in some parts of the village, with good to excellent 4G coverage (speeds up to 100Mbps).
Life in this bustling village has regular buses into the Cathedral city of Lincoln, 6 miles away, with its direct train routes to London Kings Cross only 1 hour 55 min away. By car, it’s approx. 20 mile drive along the A46 to join the A1 or up the A15 to the M180, all with easy access to the cities of the Midlands.
Accessible by Foot
You don’t have to leave the village for anything if you don’t want to with its own health centre, chemist, Co-op, post office, library, vets, newsagents and off-licence.
Appetites are well catered for here with its fish & chip shop, takeaways and its Secret Garden tea room selling a selection of homemade specialities.
For those after a good pint The Black Bull, is fully accredited by Cask Marque for its selection of real ales including Timothy Taylors, Hob Goblin and Doom Bar and a warm welcome can also be found at the Welton Sports and Social Club.
Welton’s history dates back 1000 years to the Viking/Dane invasion. William the Conqueror owned Lincoln and gave the parish to the bishop to endow six prebends which provided income to support six canons attached to the Cathedral, with the roads named Brickhall, Beckhall, Rivehall, Westhall, Painshall and Prebend Lane.
The old coach house, the Black Bull, is steeped in history and was well known as the local haunt of Guy Gibson and his Dambuster colleagues. Many reports over the years have been of inexplicable sounds believed to be of an unseen phantom walking up the 18 stairs to the restaurant, switching items to places they weren’t left!
An Active Community
The past year has seen us slowing down, getting back to nature and enjoying the benefits of a close knit community. Welton has a strong community spirit and has its own Welton News published monthly.
It boasts a thriving sport and social club and football is played on different pitches including the 4G astro turf for various age groups and levels including walking football.
Its golf course has earned a formidable reputation as a Centre of Excellence with its tree lined fairways, lakes and meandering streams putting it firmly on the sporting map and an asset to the community.
Stride out in a good pair of walking shoes with its extensive network of footpaths which offer good access to lung filling countryside.
Houses on Eastfield Lane, Sudbeck Lane and Ryland Road are particularly sought after.
According to Rightmove data, the average house price in Welton was £249,947 over the last year, the majority of these being detached selling for an average price of £288,021, semi-detached £199,750 with terraced properties fetching £147,000.
The average asking price in Lincoln is now £193,172 and in Lincolnshire £212,376.
Overall, the East Midlands saw an annual increase of 10% over the last year. The average asking price in the East Midlands is now £242,334 against the national average of £333,564.