Bar Hill was a purpose-built as a new village in the 1960s. Old people got a touch snobby about it then because there were no thatched cottages and no duck pond, but as it turns out such ornaments are not actually essential to building a thriving, well-connected and very well-served community and Bar Hill had established itself as a fine place to live and work.
It’s only around 4 miles nortwest of the city boundary, easily got at along the A14 by car or by bus or a slightly longer, but still sub-5-mile, bike ride on some purpose-built paths via Dry Drayton.
Being so recently planned the village is compactly arranged with footpaths cutting efficiently through its various areas making it easy to move around on foot
The village has a church, sports and recreation ground, range of shops including an enormous Tesco Superstore, a fish and chip shop, a pub and an 18 hole golf course and hotel, plus a host of small businesses for day-to-day needs. There is a primary school in the village which feeds into the highly regarded Swavesey Village College. Being so recently planned the village is compactly arranged with footpaths cutting efficiently through its various areas making it easy to move around on foot and with its extensive facilities it’s a good location for people who don’t want to rely on a car for day-to-day living. Fields surround the village and there are pleasant walks through the local nature reserve to Dry Drayton to the south and to Lolworth to the west.