What does Woodhurst, Old Hurst & Pidley have to offer? - What does Woodhurst, Old Hurst & Pidley have to offer?
Local Guide August 19, 2021

What does Woodhurst, Old Hurst & Pidley have to offer?

Are you looking to buy a house in a charming Cambridgeshire village? Are you looking for things to see and do in Cambridgeshire? This short guide features Woodhurst, Old Hurst, and Pidley, showing you what there is to offer and why they are such desirable locations.


Woodhurst is a charming village situated in the Cambridgeshire countryside. The private and rural setting is the perfect location with nearby villages and towns offering shops and amenities. The village is located approximately 4.1 miles from the historical market town of St.Ives, just a seven-minute drive away. St.Ives provides many shops including several supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, and a sports/leisure centre.



Johnson’s of Old Hurst featured in the image above is a superb butcher and farm shop located in the village of Old Hurst just a three-minute drive from Woodhurst. The farm shop offers a quality selection of products including, fruits, vegetables, and cheese. The bakery offers a whole host of bread, pastries, and pies. The butchery has an extensive selection of quality fresh meats. You can also dine in their tea room or steak house, and even treat yourself to something special from their gift shop.


The nearby Raptor foundation makes for a wonderful day out, the centre rescues and rehabilitates birds of prey. They use education to protect and conserve an extensive range of species. The centre offers many activities including; experience days, falconry courses, and even meeting the meerkats! 


Cuckoo Bridge Nursery & Farm Shop is a new local garden centre growing, sourcing, and selling an array of trees and plants. They also source and sell fresh produce to support local farmers.


Pidley is a wonderful village just a six-minute drive from Woodhurst. The Mad Cat Inn is an idyllic village pub and restaurant dating back to 1648. This quaint venue has a superb garden for the summer months. 

The image above features Lakeside lodge golf & country club. This excellent complex offers an 18 hole golf course, pitch and putt course, and driving range. There are also many other activities available with two fishing lakes, a bowling venue, and a health/gym centre. The restaurant and bar have outdoor seating overlooking the golf course. This superb venue can even be hired for private functions and weddings.

Rookery Waters is a popular fishing location, formally a water storage reservoir for Rookery Farm that became a popular fishing lake in 2002. There is a cafe with indoor and outdoor seating, serving a selection of sandwiches and even sausages from the local Johnsons of Old Hurst butchery.


Woodhurst is in a superb location with all these wonderful amenities in neighbouring villages, there is a lovely community atmosphere in the village with a ranging demographic of residents. The nearest primary and secondary schools are located in Houghton and St.Ives. A GP and chemist can also be found in the town of St.Ives. The location of Woodhurst is great for transport links, with the easily accessible A14 nearby and Huntingdon station just a 20-minute drive providing direct rail links to Peterborough and London.


As Cambridgeshire and Huntingdon estate agents we frequently have houses for sale in Woodhurst, Old Hurst, and Pidley. If you are on the property search or considering a change of location to one of these quaint Cambridgeshire villages, check out our latest listing of the exquisite contemporary Moat Cottage.


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