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Top Commuter Towns in the UK

Winkworth take you on a tour of just some of the top commuter towns in the UK, from Grantham to Romsey...

There are many benefits of living in smaller, picturesque towns a short commute away from the main cities around the UK. Not only is the air cleaner, the pace of life slower and sense of community stronger, many towns also boast a wealth of attractive properties. We’ve looked at just some of the beautiful towns around popular cities that reap the benefits of living a little further afield.



Grantham is an old market town located in Lincolnshire that offers excellent railway links into both Nottingham and London, with the journey time to London taking just over an hour. Georgia Parry, Senior Sale Negotiator of Winkworth Grantham, explains its appeal for commuters:

“The town itself has a fantastic array of shops and restaurants, as well as two excellent Grammar schools. With its main train line to London and ease of access to large cities such as Nottingham, Grantham and the surrounding pleasant villages are growing in popularity with commuters. Due to the variety of attractions available here, the demographic in the town is extremely diverse. From professionals, young families and retired couples, there is something for all ages to enjoy.”

Langford Gardens, Grantham, NG31
£380,000 Freehold

five-bedroom family home Grantham

This superb, five-bedroom family home is situated in an outstanding position within this highly regarded area located off Manthorpe Road.

Call Winkworth Grantham on 01476 578 888 for more information.



Located in the south of England, Romsey attracts a host of commuters making the daily trip into Southampton. The links into the city are excellent, with commuters choosing between a twenty-minute drive into Southampton, and a fifteen-minute train journey.

Debbie Nott of Winkworth Romsey expands on its appeal: “The beautiful old market town of Romsey is surrounded by the very popular villages of Awbridge, Michelmersh and Braishfield. They all enjoy an enormous amount of community cohesion – with wonderful family homes, from thatched chocolate box cottages to modern large contemporary family homes. The area attracts a real mix of buyers, from downsizers to families moving to the area from Winchester and Chandlers Ford.”

Lansdowne Close, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51

Three bedroom property in Romsey

This three bedroomed property, located just minutes from the train station, is presented to a very high standard, with the accommodation seamlessly blending modern living space with character and charm.

Call Winkworth Romsey on 01794 511911 for more information.



Sleaford in Lincolnshire is a historic market town with a number of medieval buildings still standing, including the remains of a twelfth-century church. It is closely located to Lincoln and other surrounding cities, with many commuters choosing to make the journey into Nottingham and Lincoln for work.

Sarah Waldeck, Director of Winkworth Sleaford explains the appeal of Sleaford and its surrounding areas: “Sleaford is only a 35 minute drive along the A15 from Lincoln, or a twenty minute train ride. Navenby, Coleby, Fulbeck and Welbourn are just some of the lovely villages between Sleaford and Lincoln that have also proved popular with commuters. All of these play host to lovely country pubs, with Welbourn even boasting a polo club.”

West Banks, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34
£157,500 Freehold

double-fronted, three-bedroom house in Sleaford

This double-fronted, three-bedroom house in Sleaford has plenty of character and charm, and is ideally located close to both the high street and railway station.

Call Winkworth Sleaford on 01529 303 377 for more information.

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