Melbourn is largish, historic south Cambridgeshire village about 7 miles south of the city between the A10 and A505. It’s the maternal ancestral home of the writer of these words too, make of that which you will. It’s odd to think that until the late 80s the A10 used to run straight through its, charming, narrow little High Street which is now a thoroughly pleasant place to potter around. Facilities in the village are really great with a broad range of local shops, services and healthcare and The Hub, which is a superb community building and coffee shop. There are also primary schools and Melbourn Village College, which is part of the Comberton Academy Trust.
It’s odd to think that until the late 80s the A10 used to run straight through its, charming, narrow little High Street which is now a thoroughly pleasant place to potter around.
The village has its own 17 acre tech and science park, home to a broad range of companies and it's own sports centre with a 20 metre pool and gym. For commuters the A10 and A505 give excellent road access. Meldreth Railway Station (Cambridge c. 18 mins, London Kings Cross c. 69 mins) is less than a mile away with a pleasant cycle and pedestrian route to it. There are major supermarkets and other facilities in Royston (3 miles) including a station with a 39 minute service to Kings Cross.