Exning

Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Exning

Hockeys Estate Agents in Exning

Selling or Buying in Exning?

If you are thinking of selling or buying a property and are looking for an estate agent in Exning, 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.

Location

Exning is located on the Cambridge/Suffolk border and is just 2 miles away from the historic horse racing town of Newmarket and the thriving village of Burwell. The university city of Cambridge some 13 miles away is easily accessible with excellent access to the A14 which interconnects to the M11 motorway to London and the A11 to the east. The market town of Bury St Edmunds is approximately 15 miles away. 

For commuters there is a branch line connection from Newmarket to Cambridge and Ipswich. Cambridge and Whittlesford Parkway offer direct rail lines into London, with Cambridge North Station and the fastest trains taking under one hour. Stansted International Airport is approximately 35 miles away. 

Village Information

Being near Newmarket, the headquarters of horse racing in England, there are many equine connections including several Stud Farms and the National Equine Hospital.

A spring at Exning was named St Wendreda's Well, and a local legend had it that the seventh century Saint Wendreda used its water for healing. Newmarket jockeys used to take horses there to drink before a race. Local lore reputes Exning to have been the capital of the Iceni tribe and therefore home of Queen Boadicea (Boudicca) who defeated the Romans. She appears on the village sign. 

The village has several beautiful countryside walks, including one which takes you onto Newmarket Racecourse (allowed from 13:30).

Facilities

The village offers a good range of local amenities including primary school with excellent Ofsted rating, 3 public houses, The White Swann, Wheatsheaf and White Horse offering a range of dining options. There is also a post office, hairdresser's and other shops. Local doctors surgery and many other facilities are in Burwell, just a 2 minute drive away. 

The nearby horseracing town of Newmarket provides a good range of amenities including schools, shops, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and leisure facilities, including health clubs, a swimming pool and golf club. Renowned globally for thoroughbred horses and boasting two separate racetracks with quality horses competing throughout the season.