A new home in Collingham, Nottinghamshire
If you are looking for a new home in a traditional English village that’s not too far from city life, Collingham in Nottinghamshire could be the location you are seeking.
There is new housing being built in Collingham (including our own development at Collingham Brook - link tohttps://www.larkfleethomes.co.uk/collingham-brook,-collingham/newhomes) to meet the needs of a wide variety of home-owners, from first-time buyers to large families.
Close to the River Trent, the village lies between the rolling landscapes, parks and woods of Robin Hood country to the west and the Lincolnshire Wolds and traditional seaside towns of the east coast of England.
It is an attractive, thriving place with all the facilities you’ll need for ‘daily life’ and with easy access to nearby cities and large towns. It has a genuine feeling of shared community which makes it an ideal home for all members of the family.
It takes just over half an hour to travel by car from Collingham to Lincoln (15 miles away) and it is less than an hour to the county’s ‘capital city’ of Nottingham (just 27 miles away). The town of Newark and its main line rail connections to London is only six miles along the A1133.
So, it is no surprise that Collingham is one of the most sought-after locations in the county when it comes to setting up a new home.
House prices in Collingham
The average house value in Collingham is around £285,000. Semi-detached homes sell for an average of £200,000 and detached properties for just over £326,000.
House prices from Zoopla, November 2018
Shopping, leisure and living in Collingham
If you buy a new house in Collingham you will have a range of local amenities not usually found in modern villages. Alongside two popular village pubs (one of which incorporates its own Chinese restaurant) Collingham has a library and more than 50 local special-interest and activities groups, including very high-quality cricket, football, tennis and bowls clubs.
There is a fish and chip shop, several owner-operated shops, a post office, a specialist butcher and two 'open-all-hours' local convenience stores.
A medical practice covers Collingham and other nearby smaller settlements. Co-location of the surgery with a pharmacy and dental practice means that the village is self-contained to meet most routine medical needs. It is supported by an urgent injuries unit in Newark, with Lincoln County and Mansfield Kings Mill A&E hospitals also within reach.
Collingham has its own rail station - unusual in a village of this size - offering a regular train service throughout the day to Lincoln, Newark and Nottingham, with onward connections via the national rail network. A popular and frequent service to and from London via Newark on the East Coast main line in under one and a half hours makes Collingham convenient for commuters. And it’s quite handy for shopping and leisure trips as well!
Connections to the national road network are equally convenient, with the main interchange linking the A1 north/south, A46 to the west and A17 to the east only three miles away.
If you prefer to leave the car in the garage, Collingham is also well-served by regular bus services to nearby villages, Newark and Lincoln.
Education in Collingham
Collingham’s John Blow School is a popular and thriving primary school, which is well-integrated into the life of the village.
A range of other school options is available in the area, including the Newark Academy and the Tuxford Academy at senior level. There are universities in Nottingham and Lincoln.
A brief history of Collingham
The picturesque village comprises North Collingham and South Collingham, each having its own medieval church. There is a substantial conservation area and a rich mix of domestic architecture dating from the 16th century to the present day.
If you move to a new house here you will be joining a long line of incomers – the sites of the Roman settlement of Crococalana and the Roman fort at Brough are nearby.
A large Saxon community was divided by the Danes into two discrete settlements which have since become one long village that follows the Fleet, the old course of the river Trent. It is possible that the Great North Road used to cross the Trent here, before the course of the river changed.
The manor at Collingham belonged to Peterborough Abbey. As well as agriculture, stocking-making became an important local trade here during the 19th century.
Current developments in Collingham