New homes in Hunsbury Meadows

Whether you’re shopping in the city, exploring the local countryside or playing golf on a weekend, there’s no shortage of things to do in the Northampton parish of Hunsbury Meadows. If you want to live within easy reach of Northampton city centre and Milton Keynes without being ‘in the thick of it’, a new home in Hunsbury Meadows could be the right choice for you and your family. 

A quick history

Archaeological digs around Hunsbury Meadows have found evidence of settlements dating back to the Bronze Age, but it was during the Middle Ages that the local area began to grow, especially thanks to the importance of Northampton Castle. Several battles have been fought in the region over the centuries, including; the Battle of Northampton, as well as clashes between the Parliamentarians and Royalists during the English Civil War. 

The Great Fire of Northampton destroyed many buildings in the 17th century, but after rebuilding, Northampton began to thrive again, especially after the Grand Union Canal and railways connected the city with the rest of the country. Northampton became a designated ‘new town’ in the 1960’s, and officially became a city at the turn of the Millennium.

Business and industry

There are a number of big businesses in and near to Hunsbury Meadows including EBC Brakes World Headquarters, Royal Mail South Midlands Mail Centre, Carlsberg Warehouse and Daisy Group. In Northampton, employers include Barclaycard, Panasonic and Avon, while nearby Milton Keynes is home to Red Bull Racing, A.G. Barr and Network Rail.

Things to do in the area

Hunsbury Meadows is close to many green spaces, perfect for weekend family walks or early-morning runs with the dog. Hunsbury Hill Country Park and Upton Country Park are both nearby, along with Wootton Hall Park and Penn Valley Park.

If you want to practice your swing, Delapre Public Golf Course and Collingtree Park Golf Club are close to Hunsbury Meadows, ideal for a relaxing round of golf on a weekend. For shopping trips, Northampton city centre is home to the Weston Favell Centre, the Grosvenor Centre and Peacock Place, with lots of high street independent and designer shops.

Other placess of interest near to Hunsbury Meadows include Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, Delapre Abbey and the Royal & Derngate Theatre.

Travel and commuting

Located close to the M1 and only a short drive from Northampton train station, Hunsbury Meadows is well connected by both road and rail. The suburb is a 10-minute drive away from the centre of Northampton, while Milton Keynes can be reached in 25-minutes via the M1.

For journeys into Birmingham, the drive takes one hour via the M1 and M6, while the train journey from Northampton to Birmingham New Street takes just over one hour. The quickest way to get to London is by train, with a travel time of 50-minutes from Northampton and 30-minutes from Milton Keynes.

When you’re going on holiday, London Luton Airport is just 45-minutes away, while Birmingham Airport can be reached in under an hour by car.