Selling or Buying in Balsham?

If you are thinking of selling or buying a property and are looking for a Balsham estate agent, then please contact Hockeys on 01223 356054 to speak with one of our local village specialists.

Alternatively, click here if you wish to search online for any available properties in the village or here if you are thinking of selling and would like to arrange a face-to-face free, no obligation, valuation. Just curious? Then click here for an instant valuation of your home.


Balsham is found off the A11 approximately 9 miles (14.48 kilometres) south-east from Cambridge and 10 miles (16.09 kilometres) south-west of Newmarket. Balsham is also close to the A11 and M11, which provides easy access to Stansted Airport and London, and there is also a bus service running into Cambridge.

Village Information

Balsham has many local clubs and societies including a baby & toddler Group, bridge club, brownies, cubs and scouts, sewing group, football and cricket clubs, yoga, a Horticultural Society and a Choral Society – the Balsham singers.

Local evens include an annual Craft, Gift & Food Fair held at the Meadow Primary School in October. The fair has over 40 stalls of locally produced gifts and foods, as well as Tombola and face painting.  There is also an annual Balsham Feast held at the recreation ground with stalls, activities, dog shows, donkey rides and evening entertainment.

Schooling is provided by the Meadow Primary School, rated good by Ofsted, with secondary schooling at the neighbouring Linton Village College, rated outstanding.  Students can then progress to various sixth forms which are in the catchment area to Linton Village College, including Long Road and Hills Road in Cambridge.


Local facilities include a post office/village shop, coffee shop, recreational ground with children’s play area, a bowls club, a church, and a village hall known as the Church Institute.  Balsham has two public houses – The Black Bull is a pub and bed & breakfast within a characterful Grade II listed building. It has a new dining area has been added from a restored barn.  The Bell Inn pub has two bars with a jukebox and TV, and a lounge bar with dining area.

If you live in Balsham and feel there is anything to add or correct in our village guide, then please do let us know as we aim to keep it as useful as possible for home buyers moving into this area.

Map of local facilities in Balsham

Updated 16th April 2020.

Please note that Cambridge has a fine selection of independent and special schools, which have not been included. The information regarding schools, doctors and dentists contained in this infographic is based on information supplied by the GOV.UK website. You must seek clarification from the school itself to ensure that the area above is within the correct school catchment. Train line distances are straight line measurements.

If you live locally and feel there is any incorrect or missing information in these village guides, then please do contact us as our aim is to keep them as up to date as possible to assist buyers moving into the area.