Fenstanton is a large village lying to the south of the river Ouse around 4 miles (6.44 kilometres) south of St. Ives and 13 miles (20.92 kilometres) north-west of Cambridge.
The village is well served with facilities including a convenience store, vehicle repair shop, a hotel, a fish & chip shop, post office store, pharmacy, hairdresser, bakery, farm shop, and private day care nursery. On the edge of the village is a small petrol and service station, with a fast food restaurant and a hotel.
The village has two pubs, The Crown & Pipes which has a sports bar, pool table, jukebox, a quiet snug area and large beer garden. The Duchess pub and restaurant serves traditional British food within a 17th century building.
Fenstanton has two churches – the church of St. Peter and St. Paul as well as a Fenstanton United Reformed Church.
Schooling is provided by the Fenstanton & Hilton Primary School, rated good by Ofsted, with secondary schooling provided by Swavesey Village College which is also rated outstanding