Garrington East provides assistance to buyers seeking Cambridgeshire property, providing a selection of services, helping clients in finding the ideal property across the entire county.
Our Cambridgeshire property finders are all based within the region and have extensive knowledge and access to the best properties on and off market.
Just outside of the ‘inner ring’ of home counties surrounding London, Cambridgeshire has previously been overlooked. In recent years however, home buyers have recognised the merit in being a little further removed but still having ready access to London in the form of fast rail connections and access to a wider road network.
For the most part Cambridgeshire is relatively flat making it popular with cyclists, supported by an extensive network of cycle routes. The county also offers some of the best education in the country.
The county of Cambridgeshire in the East of England is a popular place to live with parts being very accessible from London. Those seeking a rural location are likely to be drawn to the north of the county, which is generally more agricultural with a low population density offering country homes set in generous grounds.
Transport links from Cambridgeshire to the surrounding counties and other business hubs are convenient and the connections to London are a big draw for those considering a move and a reason why so many relocate to the county.
If you’re planning to move to Cambridgeshire and would like help finding the perfect property to buy our team of local experts can assist.
Where to live in Cambridgeshire
As a whole Cambridgeshire has much to offer, a diverse collection of locations to consider from cities such as Cambridge to small villages surrounded by countryside.
The city of Cambridge, in particular, attracts many buyers, whilst some do choose to commute into London each day the city is a very well established business hub itself. Known as the Silicon Fen; there are many high technology and pharmaceutical companies clustered around Cambridge, with many science and business parks including the world-famous Cambridge Science Park .
The historic market town of Huntingdon boasts excellent transport connections to London and Cambridge, the right train will get you into London in under an hour and to Cambridge in 20 minutes. Those looking for property to buy are often seeking period homes such as those in the conservation area near the station or within the villages surrounding the town such as Hartford and Great Stukeley.
Only a short distance from Huntingdon, the town of Godmanchester is an attractive and popular place to live, benefitting greatly from easy access to the transport connections at Huntingdon. Godmanchester has a small high street and riverside pubs and is surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Places to live in Cambridgeshire
Cambridge with its world-famous University together with its pioneering research and development industries is seen as the jewel in the crown for those on a Cambridgeshire home search. House prices are much higher than the county average and the thriving local economy means the number of people relocating from London to Cambridge is rising.
Located on the Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire borders, set on the River Great Ouse, is the market town of St Neots, a popular commuter town. The town is ideally located for those who need to travel to Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Peterborough or Bedford. There are also direct trains running from St Neots into London St Pancras which take around an hour. Being the largest town in Cambridgeshire there are lots to do in St Neots and many a place to live.
Villages in Cambridgeshire
Prime commuter villages, The Shelfords are exceptionally popular with those seeking a property to buy in a village setting near to Cambridge. From Shelford station, residents can reach Cambridge in just 7 minutes and London Liverpool Street in around an hour and fifteen. Also within close proximity of Cambridge is the village of Histon which boasts period properties in a variety of styles and eras along with convenient access to the main road network in the area. Neighbouring Impington is also a desirable place to live.
Well positioned for those travelling to either Peterhouse technology park or Addenbrookes Hospital, the village of Fulbourne is a well-established place to live and in recent years has seen the addition of several new developments to cater to the demand for housing in the area.
Aside from Cambridge, there are other cities in Cambridgeshire such as the historic cathedral city of Ely, which is located to the northeast of Cambridge. Small and within a rural setting, Ely is a quiet city steeped in history. Trains from Ely to Cambridge take around 15 minutes, the drive to Cambridge takes nearer to 40 minutes. Property in Ely ranges from pretty cottages on cobbled streets in the city centre to larger Victorian and Edwardian properties further out.
At the very northern tip of Cambridgeshire, Peterborough is a strong regional centre enjoying a convenient location adjacent to the A1, affording easy access south to London. Rail journeys to the capital are now achieved in a little over 50 minutes and this has opened up this city to commuters looking for property for sale in Cambridgeshire.
Schools in Cambridgeshire
The city of Cambridge is very well known for its excellent schools and wider Cambridgeshire also has some excellent establishments.
Within Cambridge, there are many excellent schools, both state-run and independent. The Leys School, the Perse schools, St Mary’s School and King’s College School for juniors are just a few of the highly regarded independent schools in Cambridge. The Cambridge suburbs and surrounding villages boast highly-rated state-run schools such as an Impington Village College and Comberton Village college and Histon & Impington infant school.
In Ely, the King’s schools are well regarded along with comprehensive school Soham Village College. Other schools with a good reputation include Wisbech Grammar School and attached preparatory school, Magdalene House and Sawtry Community College in Huntingdon often report excellent exam results.