About the Academy Boarding House
The Garden House is a historic stone building, located next to Burghley Park and a few minutes stroll from the centre of historic Stamford. Stamford itself is a bustling market town set in the heart of rural England, and was known for over a hundred years as "the finest stone town in England". In 2017, the Sunday Times voted Stamford as the second best place to live in the UK.
The boarding house is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by our highly experienced and qualified residential team and is situated just a short drive away from the Borderville Sports Complex, the base for all Academy football training and matches, with transport to and from Borderville provided by the Academy.
How to find us in Stamford
Finding us is very straightforward - we are just off of High Street St. Martin's, which is part of the main road through Stamford. Entry to the car park is from Pinfold Lane, which is off of the A43 Kettering Road.
Stamford train station is only 400 yards from the boarding house, and a main line station at Peterborough is only a ten minutes train journey away. Peterborough links to London, Manchester and Stansted Airport on an hourly basis.
Using the A1 from the south, take the slip road signposted B1081 Stamford and Burghley House (about a mile after you pass RAF Wittering on the left). Follow the road down the hill into Stamford. We are the first building on the left as you enter the town.
Using the A1 from the north, stay on the A1 until the A43 exit (ignore previous Stamford exits). Turn left towards Stamford. In less than a mile, 50 yards before the end of the A43, turn right into Pinfold Lane: the hotel car park is the third gateway on the left (the one with the archway).
Using the A43 from the west, 50 yards before the end of the A43, turn right into Pinfold Lane; the hotel car park is the third gateway on the left (the one with the archway).
Using the A16 from the east, once in Stamford, follow the signs for London / A1 South. After crossing the town bridge, continue up the hill on the B1081. We are the last building on the right, just after the A43 junction.
With satellite navigation: 42 High Street St Martins, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2LP.