New Homes in Peterborough
Situated in the East of England, Peterborough is a historic cathedral city in Cambridgeshire. Around 35 miles from Cambridge itself, houses in Peterborough are a 45-minute drive from Kettering, while it’s closer to an hour to get to Leicester and Northampton.
Whether you’re visiting the city’s impressive 12-century Gothic cathedral, its local museum or Nene Park, other child-friendly attractions include the Activity World amusement centre. Explore Fineshade Wood and Holme Fen National Nature Reserve too, once you choose from our latest developments near Peterborough.
Living in Peterborough
It may be a small city, yet many locals will tell you Peterborough is perfectly formed. A pleasing blend of historical assets and modern culture awaits when you buy a new home in this area, which you can do through one of our latest offers. Particularly if you have an existing home to sell as part of your house purchase, our popular Movemaker scheme could be the one for you.
Things to see and do in Peterborough
The centre of town has plenty of cultural attractions, including the city’s cathedral and a fascinating museum celebrating all things Peterborough. The Green Backyard is a lovely feature in the heart of the city, while Central Park is among the other local green spaces. Moving towards the edge of town reveals large open landscapes and beauty spots like Woodston Ponds Nature Reserve and Stanground Wash.
Activity World is the place to go if you have little ones, while Flag Fen Archaeology Park is an interesting spot to visit for a peek back some 3,500 years into the past. From Crown Lakes Country Park to Nene Park, you can look forward to lots of walks around pretty lakes and by the riverside. Explore the 270-hectare Holme Fen National Nature Reserve, go cycling or camping in Wakerley Woods and head over to the coast for a day on East Anglia’s North Sea shoreline.
This is a great place to live if you have children or plan to in the future. The Church of England King’s School is one of the best in the area, rated as outstanding by Ofsted and catering for boys and girls aged seven to 18. Heritage Park Primary, Fulbridge Academy and Hampton Hargate Primary are also outstanding options for younger kids, while Arthur Mellows Village College is just to the north of town and in the education board’s top tier too.
Transport links in Peterborough
The A1(M) motorway passes close to Peterborough, connecting the city to places like Doncaster and Leeds in the north. It’s a two-hour drive to London in the opposite direction, while it’s roughly half that to Leicester and Nottingham. The city’s train station sits by Queensgate Roundabout, which is the meeting point of the A15 and Crescent Bridge. From here, you can catch non-stop services to Central London which take less than 50 minutes.
The Peterborough property market
Peterborough’s transport links to London mean the city is a popular option among commuters to the capital. This leads to a strong property market, which is constantly renewing with new homes becoming available all the time.
This includes developments in spots just outside the city, with our Ramsey Park site between Peterborough and Huntingdon delivering a wonderful selection of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes. If this sounds interesting to you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We can also help you get to grips with programmes like the Help to Buy scheme in the East of England when you give us a call today.