Location, Location, Location - Ashwell

Location, Location, Location - Ashwell
Our recent blog posts have highlighted some of the most desirable places to live in the UK and we continue the theme with a closer look at Ashwell, in the heart of rural Hertfordshire.

A picturesque village served by a rail link to London that takes just 45 minutes, Ashwell is also well situated for commuters using the A1 or M1. Both are located within a short drive of the village outskirts, as are the popular business centres of Cambridge and Stevenage. 

Ashwell has long been perfectly placed for workers and travellers alike, tracing its history back hundreds of years to when it formed a resting place for journeymen heading from the capital to northern England.

Early settlers were likely drawn to the village by its natural springs and subsequently made their mark, leaving behind the wealth of history and architecture that give Ashwell its unique character and charm. 

St Mary’s church and its iconic pinnacle is a shining example of Ashwell’s cultural past. It’s formed a focal point for the parish since opening its doors in the fourteenth century.

Ashwell Museum draws in visitors too. The sixteenth century town house contains many fascinating objects found within a mile of the village and in some cases dating back to the Stone Age. The collection of artefacts includes coins decorated with almost all the Roman Emperors and an ancient spinning wheel.

Residents looking to enjoy modern conveniences benefit from the pharmacy, Post Office, butcher and general store located on Ashwell’s High Street. Popular national retailers and supermarkets are within easy reach too. It’s less than a five-mile drive to the well-known names trading at Biggleswade, Letchworth and Royston.

Ashwell has its own primary school, complete with a heated swimming pool and dedicated music room. Pupils from the village primary often go on to be taught at the Knights Templar School in Baldock, which is listed among the UK’s top 10 per cent of secondary achievers. 

When taking a little time to enjoy leisure pursuits, there’s lots to see and do locally. Many nature reserves, rich in wildlife and flora are with a short drive of Ashwell. Perfect for an afternoon stroll or change of scenery. The village also retains its share of traditional pubs and is close to sporting facilities and evening entertainment venues.

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