This cluster of villages on the edge of the fens historically take their names from the deep land in this part of England, the Saxons used "deeping" and the prefix told you the activity taking place or the location. So you will find Market, West, St. Nicholas and Gate nearby.
The Granary is situated just off the Stamford Road on the northern edge of the delightful Lincolnshire village of West Deeping, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book and described in Sir Nikolaus Pevsner's Buildings of England for Lincolnshire as ‘uncommonly charming'.
West Deeping is a village of only 100 or so houses and lies approximately four miles east of the historic market town of Stamford. The main street through the village is lined with "chocolate box" stone houses and cottages for about half a mile along the old Roman road known as King Street. The village has its own public house and church. St. Andrew's is mostly 14th and 15th century the present tower and spire date from around 1370.
The village is well placed, having excellent communications to points east and west via the A16 linking to the A1 and A15. The A1 is within 5 miles to the west and the A15 within 3 miles to the east, both roads give access to the wider road network. Peterborough is some 16 miles to the south east where regular mainline trains take from about 50 minutes to London Kings Cross.
MARKET DEEPING & STAMFORD
The closer village to the house is the one which had the market charter. Still today this is where to head for food shopping and take aways. The local Co-op, Tesco and small local retailers can provide you with all you need. The Market Deeping Antiques Centre is great for a browse and a bargain. The local butcher, Grasmere in the precinct provides locally reared meat.
Our location is a great one to explore the finest Elizabethan house in England at Burghley, only 10 minutes away by car.
You can shop in Stamford at individual boutiques, small delicatessens and local bakers like Hambledon Hall.
DAY TRIPS & FURTHER AFIELD
Rutland water is great for sailing, cycling and walking and with the pleasant towns of Oakham and Uppingham on the doorstep makes for a lovely day out.
The beaches of North Norfolk from dog friendly Snettisham to the wide sands of Holkham are only 40 minutes drive away. Closer to home the East of England show ground may be hosting an event you wish to attend or just up the road Tallington Lakes has its own water park with jet skis and dry ski slope.
We can help you with finding other local attractions including National Trust houses, Forestry Commission woodlands or getting a rod license for fishing.