The history of Foxton reaches as far back as medieval times, and each era has left its mark on the village, making it arguably one of the most picturesque and interesting in the region. There is evidence of bronze-age, iron-age, Roman and Saxon settlement, the thirteenth century St Laurence’s Church, a former chapel and malt house with a landmark conical roof. Everywhere you look there is evidence of the rich history and traditional craftsmanship in this small village – from its thatched roofs to its flint boundary walls and timber-framed buildings.
There is a strong sense of community here with a traditional local pub, The White Horse, which has a pleasant beer garden and serves traditional meals, a Gardens Association, a village hall and sports pavilion, village shop with post office, recreation ground with children’s play area, tennis courts, bowling green, football pitch and cricket pitch. The pre-school and nursery are closely linked to the friendly primary school – rated Good by Ofsted – where new starters are embraced by all.
One of the major attractions of Foxton is its Victorian railway station with direct links to Cambridge, London and Stevenage. There is a
sense of place here and a pride in preserving the history of Foxton; the restoration of its Dovecot recently won a heritage award. Perhaps this is why Foxton remains a quintessential picturesque village, despite having unrivalled links to everything you could need or want …
Foxton’s railway station is just a short walk from your doorstep. From here you can be in Cambridge in less than 10 minutes, with trains running approximately every half an hour. Trains to London are frequent and in little more than an hour you can be at Kings Cross Station, ready for work or a day out. This service stops at Stevenage – which links to the east coast and the north.
For those times when you need the car, Foxton is situated on the A10, close to the A505 (which links to the A1M) and the A11 which links to the East. The A10 itself runs through Hertfordshire, Essex and into London. Cambridge, with its iconic architecture, world famous culture, punting, dining, shopping and leisure facilities is less than 10 miles away. Also nearby, the M11 provides easy access to London Stansted Airport and the M25 circular beyond.
The Park and Ride at Trumpington is less than five miles away and on Foxton’s main bus route. This provides access to all that Cambridge has to offer, as well as major employers Addenbrookes Hospital and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, home to organisations such as AstraZeneca, GSK, Abcam and CRUK.
For local days out, the inspiring Duxford Imperial War Museum is just five miles away, with its family activities and stories of pilots past and present. The National Trust Wimpole Estate is just six miles away, with acres of beautiful walks, gardens, house and courtyard shops, café and restaurant, while the English Heritage Audley End House and its award-winning gardens and Jacobean mansion house is just 11 miles away. Not forgetting Shepreth Wildlife Park who have a full daily schedule of educational talks and feeding events and family-run Bury Lane Farm Shop selling fresh locally-grown produce, meat, wines and ciders as well as a indoor soft play area and café, both located just a short drive away.