Swaffham Prior

Posted on Thursday, April 1, 2021

Swaffham Prior

Hockeys Estate Agents in Swaffham Prior

Selling or Buying in Swaffham Prior?

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

Swaffham Prior is a highly regarded, attractive village around 10 miles from the university city of Cambridge and just over 7 miles from the historic horse racing town of Newmarket.  

For commuters there is convenient access to the A14 which interconnects to the M11 motorway to London and the A11 to the east.  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 can be reached in under 40 minutes.

Village Information

Swaffham Prior is perhaps best known for its two churches (Saint Mary's and Saints Cyriac and Julitta's) in the same churchyard and characterised by its many attractive period properties.

Just a short drive away in the nearby village of Lode is Anglesey Abbey National Trust with a garden centre, coffee shop/ restaurant and some fantastic walks. Devil's Dyke, a 7.5 mile Anglo-Saxon earthwork that is popular with walkers is also easily accessible from the village as is the beautiful Wicken Fen Nature Reserve. 

Facilities

Facilities in the village include a highly regarded primary school, The Red Lion public house and a village hall. Along with the comprehensive amenities in Cambridge, the nearby village of Burwell has an extensive range of facilities boasting three convenience stores, three public houses (The Fox, Five Bells and The Anchor) offering excellent dining options and takeaway, bakery, butchers (Hurrell’s), a post office, doctors surgery, pharmacy, dentist, opticians, hairdressers and barber shop, estate agents, haberdashery, petrol station and delightful artisan coffee shop (Elk).

Newmarket provides another great 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.