Why Move to Little Paxton?
Backing onto one of the Regions’ best nature reserves, Little Paxton is a popular large village, close to St Neots and its amenities. Set on the River Ouse, it attracts people with an excellent Primary School, and a wide range of homes, from older large family properties to riverside new-build apartments.
A Quick History Lesson
Until the 1940's Little Paxton was just a tiny hamlet, home to a Norman church, an Elizabethan house called Paxton Hall and a handful of other houses and cottages. The eastern side of Little Paxton is bounded by the River Great Ouse and numerous gravel pits most of which are now closed to extraction and have been converted into the Paxton Pits Nature Reserve.
The South of the village was historically populated by various riverside mills, including the 1807 paper mill that eventually closed in 1988 – replaced by waterside residential property.
Out and About
Today the village of Little Paxton is larger than its sister Great Paxton, and still manages to support its own Post Office, a village stores and a public house; The Anchor Inn. There is also an Anglican Church located in the centre of the oldest part of the village.
Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, however, remains the biggest attraction. Perfect for dog-walkers, ramblers, cyclists and fishermen, this haven of flora and fauna makes for a great picnic location in the summer months.
With St Neots just a 3 minute drive away, Little Paxton benefits from all the town has to offer.
Bordered by the A1, 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.
The market for sale homes in Little Paxton has historically been buoyant, and remains so. With the train station just a mile away it offers a well-priced option for commuters, with a great mix of traditional family homes and more contemporary new builds.
With many people settling into the village long-term, there doesn’t tend to be quite the level of rental stock available as St Neots – as such those that come onto the market are snapped up quickly.
Papermill Lock is an ever-growing new-build development with new, resale and off-plan homes available through a number of developers including Kier and Taylor Wimpey.
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