Barton is really, really near Cambridge. From the edge of the village to the edge of the city it’s a mile. But it’s remarkably unspoilt by this proximity and still a lovely, traditional little village full of charm and character.
The village has an unusually good range of facilities for its size including a post office and general store, two pubs, a long-standing family-run garage with an impressive shop, a recreation ground, meadow, and a Primary School that feeds into Comberton Village College and Sixth Form. It is also home to Burwash Manor Barns, a collection of independent shops, a deli, a café and exhibition venue that runs various events throughout the year. The Countryside Restoration Trust is headquartered in the village and manages much of the surrounding land and the family that run Burwash Manor are enthusiastic organic farmers and custodians of the countryside.
..it’s remarkably unspoilt by this proximity and still a lovely, traditional little village full of charm and character
There is a purpose-built cycleway alongside the A603 providing a particularly great commute into Cambridge by bike and a bridleway over to Grantchester, which serves as part of a 4.5 mile cycle commute to Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Footpaths to the south take you alongside Bourn Brook and to the north over to Coton Nature Reserve.
You can hop straight on to the M11 at junction 12 (1 mile), take afternoon tea in Grantchester (2 miles) and explore its famous meadows or drink in the culture and architecture of the beautiful west part of Cambridge (2 miles). The market square and very centre of the city is less than 4 miles.