At the time of writing, Foxton holds our record for a chain of people all moving within the village – four. I suppose we’ve had more within Cambridge, and no doubt a monster village like Cambourne regularly gets this number, but for a village of 500 or so houses it’s a good record to hold and hopefully speaks volumes about how nice a place it is to live.
The village is only about 4 miles south west of the city boundary, just off the A10, but carries far less through-traffic than many that are so close and has a pleasingly traditional village feel.
The village has a feeling of community, and is tranquil while being very well connected
It ticks all the boxes for desirable small-village facilities – a well-stocked shop / post office, local primary school, pub, It is pretty and compact, with about 500 houses, and is well served by an OFSTED 'Good' rated primary school, a well-stocked local shop / post office, a traditional pub, modern village hall and playing fields with tennis courts, a bowling green and allotments.
The village has a feeling of community, and is tranquil while being very well connected - the mainline railway station connects to Cambridge in 10 minutes and the fastest service to London Kings Cross takes just less than an hour.
The surrounding villages have excellent further facilities including lots of day-to-day shops, garden centres and a secondary school in Melbourn (3 miles), a wildlife park in Shepreth (2 miles), a golf club at Heydon Grange (2 miles). Royston is great for big supermarkets and the like and is about 6 miles away.