Estate Agents in Wainfleet

Guide to Wainfleet

Wainfleet is a small Lincolnshire town with an interesting history. In the middle ages it was a thriving port, but since the sea has receded it now sits on the River Steeping, approx 5 miles south west of Skegness, just inland from the Lincolnshire coast. Although better known today as the home of Batemans brewery, Wainfleet still preserves what is perhaps its greatest treasure: the splendid red-brick building known as Magdalen College School, started in 1484.

Magdalen College School operated in that role until 1933 when the school was transferred to Skegness Grammar School and the building stood empty for many years, save for military use in the Second World War. It was reopened as a secondary modern school in 1951 but finally closed in 1966. The building, in St John’s Street, is now home to the Magdalen Museum, a tea room and library.

Wainfleet All Saints stands on the Steeping river with the local section known as the ‘Haven’ or safe harbour with many attractive riverside properties that come onto the market for sale from time to time.

The name Wainfleet usually refers to the main town of Wainfleet All Saints although some people include the adjacent small village of Wainfleet St Mary which is about a mile to the south of the centre of Wainfleet All Saints.

The town retains its original market-place where markets and auction sales are held periodically. Surrounding the market place are a number of traditional shops, convenience store, post office, hairdressers and mini supermarket, pubs, take aways and traditional fish and chips of course.

With a resident population of around 1,800 there remains an active social scene offering something for all and attracts a broad range of people moving to the town from young couples buying their first home to a popular family spot as well as having some quiet and peaceful ‘edge of town’ small developments making it a real hot spot for those looking to retire just inland from the busy and exciting seaside town of Skegness.

There’s plenty of holiday accommodation at the inns, holiday cottages and static caravan and lodge site.

If you prefer the quieter side of life, Wainfleet is positioned a few miles inland and is surrounded by countryside and farmland and is perfect for countryside walks with numerous public footpaths (ideal for the enthusiastic dog walker), including river bank lanes and open countryside,- great environments for the perfect place for spotting all kinds of wildlife and wild birds. Wainfleet All Saints also offers a primary school for young families, with a grammar and secondary school just along the road in Skegness (or in Boston, Alford or Louth).

Wainfleet offers a type of property for every buyer with home styles ranging from 1 and 2 bedroom flats to some very exclusive 3 and 4 bedroom detached houses, with a range of both modern and traditional bungalows of all sizes to suit any budget. There is even a small popular (12 month residential) park home site called ‘Pear Tree Manor’ if you’re looking for something a little more affordable.

A regular bus service runs along the A52, diverting into Wainfleet for connections to Skegness, Boston, Alford and the beautiful historic city of Lincoln with Lincoln castle and cathedral (where several blockbuster films have been shot including The DaVinci Code and Napoleon).

If you’re looking to travel further afield, one of the real bonuses of Wainfleet is having its own train station, close to the centre of the town, offering direct rail access to Skegness & Nottingham with stops including Boston, Sleaford and Grantham which then links directly to London.


Refundable Holding depositCapped at 1 weeks rent
Security DepositCapped at 5 weeks rent for annual rental under £50,000, or 6 weeks rent for annual rental over £50,000
RentThe agreed monthly rent
Changes to tenancyCapped at £50 inc VAT
Early termination chargeNot exceeding the landlord’s financial losses
Late payment of rentInterest of 3% above BoE base rate for each day the rent is late, once it is 14 days overdue
Replacement keysReasonable costs or give the tenant the option to purchase themselves
Utilities, council tax, communication services, TV Licence etcTenants own responsibility unless otherwise stated in contract
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