Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire is a county in the East of England. It borders Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. The centre of Cambridgeshire is Cambridge, which has one of the largest populations in the country with just over 100,000 people living there. If you are looking for an area that has good schools and universities within reach then this could be what you are looking for!

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Peterborough Cathedral

Where is Cambridgeshire?

Cambridgeshire is located in the East of England that is around two hours away from London. It is bordered by Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

Areas in Cambridgeshire

The county of Cambridgeshire is made up of several districts including Cambridge, Huntingdonshire, Peterborough, South Cambridgeshire and East Cambridgeshire.

Some of the most popular areas for new homebuyers include Cambridge, St Neots and Huntingdon.

Cambridge – Home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, this area is one of the best places in Cambridgeshire for education opportunities not just within universities but also at secondary level with a number of top-notch grammar and private schools. It’s also an extremely popular tourist destination due to its world-famous colleges, bridges and punting on the River Cam.

Huntingdon – A town of around 37,000 people is located near to Cambridge in Cambridgeshire. The town was once an important river crossing on the Great Ouse River which allowed access into East Anglia from Ancient Britain through this region.

St Neots – This area around 30 minutes outside of Cambridge is popular for its mix of town and country living. There are a number of schools in the area as well as good transport links to Cambridge and London.

Saffron Walden – A market town in the north of Cambridgeshire, this is an area popular with families because of its many amenities and good schools.  The town has a number of independent schools as well as two grammar schools. 

Cambridge Market

Fulbourn – This village located to the southeast of Cambridge is home to around 6000 people. It offers good access to the city but is also quite convenient for London.

Linton – Situated just outside of Cambridge, this area has good access to all parts of Cambridgeshire as well as being close enough for commuting into the capital.

Universities in Cambridgeshire

Cambridge is home to the well-known Cambridge University, which has an excellent reputation around the world for its high-quality teaching and research programmes.

The city also hosts Anglia Ruskin University as well as several other colleges with a focus on higher education.

Cambridge University – One of the most recognisable universities in the world, Cambridge University is based in the city of Cambridge. The university has a global reputation for its excellent teaching and research programmes, and is one of the most selective universities in Europe.

Anglia Ruskin University – Based in Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University is a large university with over 29,000 students. The university offers a wide range of courses across three campuses, and has strong links to industry and employers.

Cambridge Regional College – A large further education college with over 20,000 students and three campuses in the Cambridge area, Cambridgeshire Regional College offers vocational courses across a range of areas including engineering, health care, business studies and media.

Top Schools in Cambridgeshire

There are a number of excellent schools located throughout Cambridgeshire, both private and state-funded. Some of the top-rated schools include:

The Perse School – a selective independent school for boys aged 11-18, The Perse School has been ranked as the best school in Cambridgeshire by The Sunday Times.

Cambridge High School – a selective girls grammar school, Cambridge High School has been awarded ‘outstanding’ status from Ofsted and was rated ‘excellent’ for its teaching of English and Maths at GCSE.

STAGGS Independent –  a co-educational, non-denominational school, STAGGS was rated ‘outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted and was the best performing school in Cambridgeshire for pupil progress.

Cambridge Steiner School – an independent Waldorf Steiner School, Cambridge Steiner is a co-educational boarding and day school that provides children with an exceptional education based on academic excellence and a love of learning.

Population of Cambridgeshire.

The Population of Cambridgeshire is around 750,000 people. Cambridge has one of the largest urban populations in the county, due to it being a university town. However, there are other areas with large populations such as Peterborough and Huntingdon which have around 200,000 people combined!

 

Reviews in Cambridgeshire

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Perfect for University staffs

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Review Date Jun 2022

With the Turing Locke and Hyatt Centric now in place, the choice of open spaces are excellent with the bar. The park is also nice. Sainsbury super store is 2 minutes walk. Choice of restaurant remains an issue, with only one in Hyatt Centric. There is another cafe plus occasionally food trucks. The only public transport that links it to city centre is the Universal Bus, which is very very very bad. Delays and last minute cancellations of 5+ buses are daily.

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The property itself is great. well functioning bathroom and floor heating. Triple glazed window also keeps the apartment warm, despite sometimes blocking phone signals because of the thickness of it. The kitchen could’ve done more wall cover than what is now provided, with only the hob area getting covered.

Management fee is a bit too expensive though, and the separate accounts for utility bills and management bills that go to the same company and same bank account are also frustrating.

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That U Bus is so unreliable. A car or a bike is crucial.

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I dislike how the direct debit of bills are handled, which was not really dealt with. But I figured way myself to run it smoothly by now.

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Not bad at all.

Review Date Jun 2022

No traffic noice. Parking available. Bin collection could be better. Sometimes a bit noise from environment.

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Bathroom and bedroom really nice. But reception room worst design I have ever seen. So many unnecessary indent. Management could be better. Isolation is really amazing. For sound and heating perspective. Kitchen space could be a bit bigger and cool desing.

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Not sure if I have something specifically. Nice place.

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I did not have so many issue. When I had agency solved for me quickly.

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Living with Nature

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Review Date Jun 2022

Getting into the centre of town is an easy 10 minutes in a designated, luxurious bus. We can also walk to various places from Storey’s Way, a gorgeous stroll through a natural setting that changes over the seasons. Birdsong is always to be heard, and we might see wildlife if we’re lucky. Here in Eddington, we have a variety of ages and families on our street, which we love. Already, we’ve had gatherings, picnics, art shows, and celebrations. Some Fridays we head over to Dutch for socializing with neighbours. It’s right here, in the hotel near Sainsbury’s. I love meeting a friend over coffee at Dulcedo in the plaza.

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The beautiful natural setting is designed to make it more likely to meet neighbours and enhance community feeling. This is architecture against isolation. I have never before found it so easy to feel part of a community. Changing over the seasons, there are always flowers, interesting landscaping and fun walk steps away. Brook Leys pond is a great walk with a sculptural birdwatching blind and exquisite primroses in spring. I know my carbon footprint is lower living here, and I like the fact that we have the option of using non-potable water for laundry. Our solar panels have a great deal of potential, but we are still working on getting the orientation shifted a bit to maximise their effectiveness. We are hopinbg for dedicated electric car chargers to be installed in Eddington, too, so that we can charge our electric car faster. The development is very cleverly designed to create intimate spaces and a sense of expansiveness simultaneously. There are so many wonderful places to go, we are spoilt for choice!

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Ordering curtains or blinds before moving in is a great idea; we didn’t have any neighbours at first, so it was less of an issue, but for people moving in now it is very helpful. Alternatively, get folding screens. They are an inexpensive option that look nice too.

I also wish I would have had some options in the kitchen. I don’t like the cooking range, as it is slippery and all my beloved pots and pans won’t work on induction, so I had to invest in new.

The microwave is very weak, even on the highest setting. Unsure why.

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Yes, we have been working on problems with the solar panel effectiveness which I think can be fixed relatively easily for maximum benefit.

The construction is excellent, so we haven’t had problems, other than a defective skylight. A layer of class seems to have a manufacturing defect, and shattered.

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Amazing house

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Review Date Apr 2022

I love living in this house and it’s an amazing place. I can’t see any downsides of it and I live close to my family

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My boyfriend now moved with me so I’m very happy and I’m enjoying myself here. I never thought to be living on my own and enjoy it so much so thank you guys so giving me this opportunity and making my dream of owning a house come true. I totally recommend you guys as an agency

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I can’t remember of one thing

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Sunset view. Location. Sun position, close to the Center of the village but not to close so it’s to busy

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