Perhaps you are thinking about moving to a village and not sure which one? We have put together a local guide to show you what the villages of Alconbury, Alconbury Weston and Alconbury Weald all have to offer!
Alconbury is a charming village located about 6 miles from Huntingdon, boasting a wide range of its own local amenities, as well as its very well known brook that runs through the heart of Alconbury.
The village of Alconbury has everything you could need in a local area, from a post office, doctors surgery and convenience store to, a primary school, a public house and a sports and social club! You don't need to look far to find something for everyone!
Image: The Manor Pub and Hotel
The Manor Pub and Hotel is set in a 16th century coaching inn featuring original period details such as exposed oak beams. This hotel also offers 6 cosy rooms for overnight guests and even offers free parking and a free full english breakfast!
Alconbury has lots of open outdoor spaces, including a play park for children and a sports & social club. The sports and social club is very popular with the local community and offers an array of activities to suit all such as bowls, football, cricket and bingo! It has a beer garden which is perfect for summer, and also offers a children's play area so that all the family are welcome. They also host events like quiz nights, pool night and youth nights!
There are also several annual events held in the village including, The Neighbourhood Watch Summer Fête, Village Show, Harvest Supper. Biannual events - Christmas tree festival, Scarecrow Festival, open gardens.
Schools and Transport links
Alconbury has its very own primary school and is in the catchment area for Swatry Village Academy. Alconbury is situated just off the A1 and has great access links to the A14 which allows direct access to Huntingdon, Cambridge and Peterborough. Huntingdon train station provides fast links to London Kings Cross in roughly 50 minutes.
Alconbury Weston is just 1 mile away from Alconbury, it has its very own charming local pub called The White Hart. This pub was recently taken on and refurbished by a local resident and local tradesmen in 2020 and has an impressive 4.7 out of 5 star reviews on google!
Image: The White Hart Pub
The other local establishment that residents love is the Chestnut Farmhouse Creations, which is a quaint tearoom. It boasts 5 out 5 star reviews on google! There used to be more local amenities but unfortunately these closed down, however with Alconbury being just 1 mile away, Alconbury Weston residents have everything they need close by.
Alconbury Weald is a brand new development just under 2 miles from Alconbury, it has so much to offer local residents! With many new housing developments in Alconbury Weald they have also incorporated 3 outdoor play areas/parks for families to enjoy, as well as a cricket pitch and pavilion.
Image: Alconbury Weald Development
This small village offers its own primary school, Ermine Street Church Academy, which has been graded as ‘good’ by ofsted in their very first inspection! Alongside the primary school they also have a day nursery for younger children called Jemima House Nursery.
As well as this Alconbury Weald also offers a range of smaller stores including a convenience store and restaurant called Bohemia, which offers a range of breakfast, brunch dishes and lunch dishes, then at night transforms into a modern restaurant/bar. A firm favourite with a lot of locals according to the reviews!
Overall all the Alconburys have something to offer everyone who lives there, whether it be a quiet spot in the village, a scenic spot along the brook or a more central spot. The villages hold everything you need and maintains a lovely community spirit.
As Cambridgeshire and Huntingdon estate agents we frequently have houses for sale in the Alconburys and the surrounding areas. If you are on the property search or considering a change of location to one of these quaint villages, please contact our friendly team to discuss any of your property needs
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