Bourn is a rather splendid village, and punches massively above its weight in terms of things per capita. It’s got a wonderful locally-owned pub that, at the time of writing, is headed up by a famous local chef (or at the very least a locally famous chef, remember Can’t Cook Won’t Cook?), a super-swish golf course with an attached country club and health spa of the sort that you usually only see in American TV shows (you don’t have to golf to use the swimming pool, gym, spa etc), an outdoor hot tub experience centre (obviously) and a world famous fertility clinic.
As well as the exciting stuff it’s also got the basics covered very nicely too – a local shop, a primary school that feeds into high-achieving Comberton Village College and Sixth form, country walks, quiet lanes, prettiness, a butcher and farm café and a GP. The National Trust’s magnificent Wimpole Estate is about 4 miles away if that sort of thing is what you like doing with your Sundays.
Bourn is a rather splendid village, and punches massively above its weight in terms of things per capita
Cambourne (3.5 miles) has a big Morrisons, or you can jump on the straightest of all the local roads at Longstowe and head south to the town of Royston (10 miles) for more supermarkets, shops, cafes etc and a 50 minute train service to London Kings Cross.
Cambridge is about 8 miles east, via Toft, Comberton and Barton.
If you yearn for proper rural life, but with a touch of glamour, without the worry of driving everywhere to cover the basics and without being hugely far from they city, Bourn is tough to beat locally.