Sawston is a thriving village with a fascinating history and an exciting future.
Pretty lanes lined with flint walls lead you around this village, dating as far back as the Bronze Age, and take you past sights such as the Grade I listed 16th Century manor house, Sawston Hall and the Grade II listed 18th Century Brooklands building. In fact, there are 71 listed buildings in the village and Sawton’s history society is, understandably, very popular. When it comes to outdoor spaces there are parks, children’s play areas, outdoor sports areas, allotments and Sawston’s best kept secret; a walled garden with two acres of trees and flowers known as Mary Challis Garden.
The impressive range of amenities in the village – such as grocery stores, cafés, pubs, takeaways, hairdressers, building societies, a library, a medical centre and a pharmacy – has led to it being categorised as a rural centre. Sawston’s trade park is being redeveloped, creating 1400 new jobs and bringing further investment to the village – and permission has been granted for a new 3000-capacity Cambridge City Football Club stadium which will add to the already impressive sports facilities for the community.
Sawston’s three schools – Sawston Village College (the first of its kind founded by Henry Morris in 1930, then Chief Education Officer for Cambridgeshire), The Bellbird Primary School and Icknield Primary School all receive glowing reports and are rated as good by Ofsted. There are also numerous nursery and pre-school groups here, along with many youth and community groups and events, including a community cinema and annual music festival.
With all of this on your doorstep, you have everything you could possibly need just a stroll away. However, when you want to venture further, the cultural city of Cambridge is just seven miles away.