Burwell is a highly sought after village located approximately 11 miles from the university city of Cambridge and 5 miles from the historic horse racing town of Newmarket with regular bus service to both. There is convenient access to the A14 which interconnects to the M11 motorway to London and the A11 to the east. 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.
One of the best served villages in Cambridgeshire with an extensive range of facilities for the whole community. Boasting three convenience stores, three public houses (The Fox, Five Bells and The Anchor) offering excellent dining options and takeaway, bakery, butchers (Hurrell's), post office, doctors surgery, pharmacy, dentist, opticians, hairdressers and barber shop, estate agents, haberdashery, petrol station and delightful artisan coffee shop (Elk). The village recreational ground has a large playing field, tennis courts, children's play equipment and skate park with a paved walkway around the edge and numerous gym equipment for gym bods to enjoy. The Burwell Community Sports Centre offers a range of recreational activities such as badminton, table-tennis, gymnastics and yoga. Education at primary level is available at Burwell Village College Primary School, there are also pre-school nurseries available to choose from. Burwell lies within the catchment for both Bottisham Village College and Soham Village College secondary schools, rated Outstanding and Good respectively by Ofsted. Residents are spoilt for choice for picturesque routes to enjoy, with riverside walks along the Burwell Lode out towards Reach and Wicken fen, Spring Close, Priory Wood and Devils Dyke to name a few. Just a short drive away is Anglesey Abbey National Trust, which is also within cycling range along the Lodes Way cycle route from Burwell.