If I lived in either Dry or Fen Drayton I’d establish some sort of competitive Boxing Day tradition between the two villages. I’ve not thought it through fully but it would involve Fen Drayton trying to make something wet and Dry Drayton trying to make something dry. People would come from miles around to spectate like when they chase that cheese down a hill somewhere. It might even get on Grandstand.
But before then, if I lived in Dry Drayton, I’d just be quietly smug at choosing a village that is perhaps unappreciated for how good it is. It’s less than 3 miles west of the city boundary but small and not too busy and somehow less expensive than its proximity might suggest.
In the village there is a pub and a primary school, plus the usual village hall, church etc. Comprehensive facilities including a Tesco Superstore, a hotel and golf course are available nearby in Bar Hill, which is about 3 miles in the car or, less than half a mile along 'The Drift', a fully made-up cycle and footpath. Neighbouring Madingley is home to the magnificent Madingley Hall, Stephen Perse Pre-Prep school and The Three Horseshoes.
It’s less than 3 miles west of the city boundary but small and not too busy and somehow less expensive than its proximity might suggest
Access to Cambridge was usefully improved recentlywith the rejig of the A14, so you can either go past Madingley and the American Cemetery and in on Madingley Road as before, or now up to the A1307 and in on Huntingdon Road, this route also has its own segregated cycleway.