What to Know When Buying a House in Cambridgeshire

Jul 29, 2022
Cambridgeshire Homes
Cambridgeshire is a brilliant part of the East of England to buy a house. From Ely’s majestic cathedral and St Ives’ long-standing history to Cambridge and its unique ‘Backs’, there is plenty to see and do here.  

Despite property prices rising over recent years, especially in Cambridge and its surroundings, you can still find great investment opportunities. Below we’ve picked five areas where buying a property can mean short and long-term profits.



The opening of the Great Northern Railway’s line from London to York in 1850 marked a turning point for Peterborough. The city went from being a rural market town to an important industrial hub, especially in the brick-making industry.


Today, the city is still thriving. One of the highlights is its 12th-century cathedral - one of the last examples of early Gothic churches in the UK. There are also various family-friendly activities, such as the Activity World amusement park.


Browse our wide range of developments around Peterborough, like Ramsey Park, for a collection of elegant 4 bedroom homes.




Next door to Peterborough, March is a quaint market town lying along the banks of the River Nene. It once sat on an island surrounded by marshes, drained by the people of the fens allowing surrounding cities to grow.


One of the city’s main attractions is St Wendreda’s Church, with its magnificent 14th-century double hammer-beam roof and 120 angels carved in wood. March is also famous for its excellent transport links to Cambridge and London King’s Cross, making it ideal for commuters.


St Ives


Midway between Cambridge and Peterborough, St Ives is steeped in history. Thanks to its superb access to London and the River Great Ouse, this market town has been actively involved in trading since the Middle Ages.


By the Old Riverport, visitors can also cruise along the river to admire the spectacular countryside surrounding the Ouse Valley. St Ives also provides various transport links to neighbouring cities, including Huntingdon and Cambridge.


If you’d like to live next door to this thriving community, don’t miss our Needingworth Park development for a selection of 2, 3, and 4 bedroom houses for sale.


St Neots


With a desirable riverside location, about 18 miles west of Cambridge, St Neots is one of Cambridgeshire’s fast-growing towns. It lies along the banks of the River Great Ouse and is the union of two villages – Eaton Ford and Eaton Socon. It retains much of the character of these two villages while rapidly evolving.


Today, this vibrant site offers plenty of local amenities, including bars, restaurants, schools and parks. It also provides frequent transport links to London King’s Cross, making it one of the best commuter towns to the capital.


If you prefer the tranquility of countryside living while still enjoying commuting into bustling sites, don’t miss our upcoming Wintringham development.




Cambridgeshire’s county town is simply one-of-a-kind. Despite properties being less affordable than in neighbouring areas, there is still great value for your money in Cambridge.


The city is renowned worldwide for its university, founded in 1209, making it the second oldest in England. Some of its most prestigious colleges are Kings’, Trinity College and St Catherine’s. Another must-see attraction is the Fitzwilliam Museum, which hosts impressive collections of antiques and modern art.


Cambridge is a fantastic place to buy a house, with plenty going for it. Browse our selection of award-winning developments in the area, including the upcoming Darwin Green site. It features its own Central Park, sports pitches and cycle trails.