Why Move to Eynesbury?
This historical suburb of St Neots retains its own identity, yet benefits from all that the main town has to offer. A wide range property periods offers, supported by a 3 local Primary Schools and a Secondary are of particular appeal to young families settling in the area.
A Quick History Lesson
Eynesbury actually pre-dates neighbouring St Neots, and was actually the original name for the town until Benedictine monks stole remains of St Neot from the Cornish! The heart of Eynesbury is Berkley St and St Marys St where the first population inhabited before growing to the south and east.
During the 1960’s the population of Eynesbury grew significantly with the development of numerous housing estates built for London overspill residents. This has grown further, and today Eynesbury is a largely residential village with a number of small shops supporting the community.
Out and About
Local history buffs can head to St Marys Church in the village, where the remains of the Eynesbury Giant are buried. Standing at 7’6, James Toller (1795-1818) was a real celebrity in his time!
Leisure enthusiasts have a large leisure centre located at Ernulf School, offering a wide range of sports, including a 25m pool, multi-use 3g pitches and a gym/sauna. Nearby Hall Road is also home to Eynesbury Rovers, the local non-league football rivals of St Neots!
Wyboston Lakes is only a stones throw away across the bypass, and offers a wide range of leisure activities, including golf, wakeboarding, jet-skiing and a whole lot more.
Bordered by the A1 and A14, the offering for those with cars is superb. Both London and Birmingham are just an hour drive away; whilst Cambridge, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Peterborough are under a 30 minute drive.
The nearest train station is St Neots, about 1 mile away. This is on the London-Edinburgh East Coast Mainline. For commuters to London, this provides 4 trains an hour, which take 40 minutes during morning and evening rush hour (53mins at other times).
There are plenty of local and regional bus services in operation, the most popular being the X5, which runs through St Neots, and operates a route between Cambridge and Oxford.
The nearest airports are London Luton and London Stansted, both a 40 minute drive. Birmingham and East Midlands airports can also be reached in just over an hour.
There are a number of large housing developments in Eynesbury that have been built over the past 50 years, including the Parklands estate which was built, expanding Andrew Road and filling the gap between older Potton Road and Barford Road developments. Most recently, Eynesbury Manor, which includes Eynesbury Marina, has been built between Ernulf Academy and the Tesco store by the bypass; and stretches onto the River Ouse to the west.
Homes are reasonably priced in comparison to other surrounding areas, and there is a particularly strong demand for rented properties in this village – in part due to the make-up of the housing stock.
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