Located in a leafy residential neighbourhood on the northern edge of Lincoln, with views over the Cathedral and flanked on three sides by playing fields and green space, Deansleigh offers a choice of attractive contemporary homes within a tranquil, well-established setting. Yet the development is just fifteen minutes' walk from the centre of town and half a mile from the A46, making it as convenient as it is peaceful.
Dating back to Roman times, much of Lincoln’s rich history is reflected in the many remarkably well-preserved historical sites and buildings found throughout the city, including the Castle and the Cathedral. The Museum of Lincolnshire Life in Burton Road offers an excellent introduction to a fascinating place to live.
Hartsholme Country Park, three miles to the west of the development, is a Local Nature Reserve with meadows, lakes heath and woodland habitats, and in addition to nature walks and trails there is a play area, an orienteering course, a visitor centre and a cafe.
Sport and leisure
The Yarborough Leisure Centre, a few minutes' walk to the east of Deansleigh, has a comprehensive range of indoor and outdoor facilities including a gym, swimming pools, dance studio, sports hall, squash courts, cycling and athletics tracks and both grass and all-weather pitches. The Centre is open from 6.30am to 11pm on weekdays with slightly reduced hours at weekends, making it ideal for pre- and post-work activities, and there is a full programme of training and classes for adults and children. There is a David Lloyd Centre around three miles to the west in Burton Waters, and there are also two golf clubs in the town.
The entertainment complex at Brayford Wharf, close to the university, includes a nine-screen Odeon cinema, restaurants and bars. The Theatre Royal, close to Brayford Wharf, presents a varied year-round programme of drama, musicals and comedy, and the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre provides a venue for touring theatre, classical music and dance shows and specialist cinema screenings. Lincoln also has two bowling alleys.
There is a convenient general store in Keddington Avenue and a Co-op store in Trelawny Crescent, both within a five minute walk of Deansleigh. Lincoln has recently seen a growth of retail parks and shopping centres such as St Mark’s Square, where there are over a dozen major high street retailers including Debenhams, Boots, Lakeland and BHS, or Waterside Shopping Centre with over 30 retail units and a food court. There are five large supermarkets in the city, including Waitrose and Tesco, and Lincoln also has a traditional indoor market with 80 stalls, open six days a week.
Deansleigh is close to the A46, providing fast access to the surrounding towns and villages. The railway station in the city centre has direct trains to Doncaster, Grimsby, Nottingham, Leicester, Sheffield and Peterborough, and the local buses running along Queen Elizabeth Road offer services into the city centre. East Midlands, Robin Hood and Sheffield airports and Grimsby ferry terminal are all within an hour and a half’s drive.
Local primary schools include Lincoln Mount Street, an infant and nursery school in spacious grounds, and Westgate Junior School, which accepts children aged 7 to 11. Yarborough School, a Business and Enterprise Specialist School, is less than half a mile from Deansleigh, and other secondary schools in Lincoln include the Priory Lincolnshire School of Science and Technology, a community school with a good academic reputation.
There is a wide choice of medical practices within fifteen minutes' walk of the development, two of them close together at Cabourne Court, and dentists include the Cathedral View practice in Burton Road.