Move to Cambridgeshire

Further north and outside the ‘inner ring’ of the traditional Home Counties, Cambridgeshire can prove an excellent out-of-London solution. South of the city of Cambridge, there are some very desirable villages and residential areas with an appeal to both the London commuter and the city academics. Ultra-modern science related companies located in the region have added further demand for good quality homes, keeping prices buoyant and the lifestyle smart. To the north of Cambridge, the countryside flattens out with open views across fields and fenland. Some charming market towns are to be found particularly on the banks of the River Great Ouse. House prices in this further part of the county are less strained although the rail links are still good, with Huntingdon under the hour and Ely just over into Kings Cross. Cambridgeshire is one of the best places in the county for family cycling due to it being relatively flat and with an extensive network of cycle routes. Fenland areas are a haven for wildlife and there are some lovely walks with wide spanning vistas. If you are looking for somewhere timeless and untouched, yet with a contemporary edge, Cambridgeshire will have lots to offer.

Excellent education is to be had in the county with, as you might expect, the very best state and private schools being in and around Cambridge itself.

Rail lines run into Kings Cross or Liverpool Street and, although stations are somewhat ‘few and far between’ compared to some other counties, journey times are very fast. Links to the Midlands and North East are good too.

Best places to live in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgshire Villages:

Melbourn, Bassingbourn, Gransden, Godmanchester, Guilden Morden, Offord Cluny & Offord D’Arcy, Granchester, Whittlesford, Duxford, Great Shelford, Stapleford, Linton, Swaffham Prior, Fulbourn, and several villages around Huntingdon, St Neots or Ely with their excellent train connections.

What part of Cambridgeshire is right for you?

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Commute from Cambridgeshire

stations and journey times to London Kings Cross.

Huntingdon 48 mins
St Neots 42 mins
Ely 1hr 11 mins
Waterbeach 1hr
March 1hr 21 mins
Cambridge 52 mins
Foxton 1hr
Shepreth 57 mins
Meldreth 54 mins
Royston 38 mins

Cambridgeshire Commuter stations and journey times to London Liverpool Street

Cambridge 1hr 8 mins
Shelford 1hr 24mins
Whittlesford Parkway 1 hr
Great Chesterford 1hr 16 mins

Journey times shown are for the fastest services available at useful times. Additional services may have longer journey times so please check. National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

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Cambridgeshire Life

Something for the weekend ...

  • Take a peaceful electric cruise on the River Great Ouse.
  • Visit one of the county's many Nature Reserves such as Wicken Fen, the oldest reserve in the country where you can catch a glimpse of the Great White Egret.  
  • Duxford Airfield hosts famous air displays and its collection is now a major part of the Imperial War Museum
  • Ride the Nene Valley Steam Railway.  
  • Spend a day in Cambridge and visit any of its 15 museums covering subjects as varied as Antarctic Exploration and British Folk.  
  • Why not take a punt on the River Cam and visit some of the famous university quads.
  • The spectacular Ely Cathedral is not the only attraction in this little city. It's a great place to moor your boat or visit a street market

 Ely Cathedral

Towns in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire has two cities, bustling Cambridge itself and the tiny Cathedral City of Ely. Towns include: St. Neots, Huntingdon, March, Wisbech, Chatteris, Soham and many smaller towns.

River Cam

Cambridgeshire Homes. Cambridgeshire is a county that lacks natural stone as a building material so only the important buildings such as Churches and a few of the Universities were made of imported stone.  Some timber framed buildings are found in ancient village centres but many buildings, from humble cottage to country estate are constructed from bricks hand made from local clay. These, known as 'yellow buff', give a pleasant glow to many of the villages. The distinctive look is maintained with similar building materials used in recent and new home building projects.  Thatched cottageTraditional thatch can be found in rural villages on older brick and timber buildings. 

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