Meldreth is about 7 miles south west of the Cambridge city boundary and about 4 miles north of the market town of Royston. It stands on the river Mel. I don’t know what a Dreth is. It offers the immediate facilities so many villages have lost - a shop, pub, primary school and the like – but remains small and friendly and quieter than some of its larger neighbours. It also has that rarest irrelevance or essential, depending who you are, a mainline railway station to Cambridge one way or Kings Cross the other, so if you can smugly get to work or culture without CO2ing the place up or stressing yourself in traffic. If you do need to carry an old chair or something else too big for the train’s luggage racks the A10 and A505 linking both the M11 and A1(M) are easy to get to. The neighbouring larger village of Melbourn can be walked to and provides further shops, community facilities, GP surgery and a secondary school. Melbourn Science Park is a major employment area.
It offers the immediate facilities so many villages have lost - a shop, pub, primary school and the like – but remains small and friendly and quieter than some of its larger neighbours.
For leisure, the village is surrounded by open countryside with numerous rural footpaths and bridleways. There are at least 7 golf clubs within 10 miles. Royston provides gyms and a swimming pool and there are luxury health clubs in Cambridge and outside Baldock. The National Trust's Wimpole Estate is 6 miles north, and the neighbouring village of Shepreth has a wildlife park.