Farriers Yard is a beautiful new collection of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom family homes located at the heart of the quaint but thriving village of Balsham, Cambridgeshire. Built on a site which served as a blacksmiths in the 1800's, all the homes have been thoughtfully designed to blend perfectly with this traditional village setting. Balsham benefits from two pubs, a village hall, a convenience store, pre-school and primary school and is just 10 miles from Cambridge with excellent links to the A1307 and A11. Farriers Yard is the perfect mix of contemporary living in a traditional village setting.
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There are many local clubs and societies, ranging from bell-ringing to yoga, and many meet at the Village Hall. Here, there is also a popular regular market with local meats, game, baked savouries, crafts, and even fresh produce from the local allotments on offer. The Balsham Feast is a very popular local event and is a biennial summer fair with traditional games, food stalls, dog shows, and live music.
For day-to-day groceries, Balsham Stores and Post Office is well-stocked with all your essentials and nearby Plumbs Dairy offers a free delivery service for milk, groceries and seasonal produce. When it comes to eating out, The Bell provides traditional ‘home-cooked’ pub meals, holds regular quiz nights and events and receives glowing reviews from locals and visitors alike. The Black Bull Pub and Restaurant is a 16th Century Grade II listed building which has been beautifully restored to emphasise its history. Offering four-star rated accommodation, The Black Bull also boasts an AA Rosette menu, has won several awards and features in The Good Pub Guide.
For younger residents, Buttercups Community Pre-school and Meadow Primary School, rated ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’ by Ofsted, provide quality early years
education and are just moments from Farriers Yard. For older children, Linton Village College, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, is just five miles away and accessible via the school bus service, car or bike.
If you are looking for extra-curricular activities, there are many after-school clubs, as well as cubs, scouts and football for all ages. The latter, along with the village cricket teams meet at the recreation ground, with its recently refurbished sports pavilion.
While a home in Balsham offers you a slower pace of life and a chance to get away from the crowds, with Cambridge on your doorstep you are never far away from world-famous architecture, shopping and culture.
Everything you could need or want is here – from its quaint open-air market, to its iconic universities and punting, to places to eat and shop for all the family, whether you want national pizza chains or Michelin-starred restaurants. There is just as much life to Cambridge in the evening as there is in the daytime – with theatre, concerts, cinema, pubs and bars. All of this is just 10 miles from home.
For impromptu family days out, Duxford Imperial War Museum is 11 miles away and Linton Zoo Conservation Park is just five miles from home. While the area surrounding Balsham boasts many stately homes and gardens, such as the breathtaking Anglesey Abbey or Audley End House, both of which are less than 12 miles from Farriers Yard.
Granta Park, less than six miles from your door, was established 20 years ago and is known globally for its pioneering scientific successes, attracting international employers such as MedImmune, Illumina, Pfizer, and PPD. There are thousands of local and global employers in Cambridge itself, along with many large, public sector organisations. Both Newmarket and Haverhill are within commutable distance, being less than 10 miles away.
Cambridge railway station provides direct and frequent services to London King’s Cross and St Pancras stations and Balsham is just a five minute drive from the A11, which links to the M11 and M25. From days out to the working week, everything is within easy reach.