Priory Meadow, St. Neots
On the edge of the thriving market town of St. Neots, a picturesque and friendly community straddling the River Great Ouse, Priory Meadow presents a superb selection of high quality contemporary houses in a quite exceptional location. Within a few minutes’ walk of the beautiful town centre, with its waterside parks and traditional market-place, the development is also a strategically situated commuter base with excellent road and rail links. The A1 is just a mile from the homes, and Cambridge is a 40-minute drive away.
While there is evidence that the area was settled as long ago as the Bronze Age, the community of St. Neots dates back to the 10th century, when a small monastery was founded by Earl Alfric to house the bones of St Neot, which were reputed to have miraculous powers. The town grew in importance as a trading centre, with the first bridge, constructed of 73 timber arches, being built in 1180. Today, the town’s heritage is reflected in its busy 12th-century market square, one of the largest in England, and the houses, which surround it as well as the ancient churches and the many traditional inns. The area’s past is interpreted and celebrated in St. Neots Museum in the town centre.
The pleasant countryside setting, and the parks and riverside walks within the town, make St. Neots an exceptionally attractive home for people who enjoy outdoor pursuits. Local walks range form the informative Town Trail, an entertaining introduction to the locality, to the more demanding challenges of the Ouse Valley Way. The river is a popular focus for fishing, picnicking and pleasure-craft, with several marinas within the town boundary. St. Neots is also renowned for rowing and hosts an annual regatta each July. There is a nearby nature reserve at Paxton Pits, with a visitor centre, nature trails and bird-watching hides.
There is a choice of pre-school provision as well as primary and secondary schools within easy reach of Miller@St. Neots.
In addition to several dental surgeries, there is a choice of health centres offering a full range of GP services and selection of specialist clinics within around 10 minutes’ walk of the development.
Sport and leisure
St. Neots Leisure Centre in Barford Road, around a mile from the development, has a 25-metre swimming pool with a flume and a lagoon area as well as a sauna, sports hall, tennis courts and floodlit all-weather pitches. There is an exciting new skate park in the town centre, close to the river, and a choice of golf courses in the area. St. Neots also has a 16-lane 10-pin bowling alley.
The Priory Centre in the town provides a lively programme of performing arts and exhibitions, from wrestling and touring shows to discos and local drama productions. It is also a major venue for the Folk Festival in May and the town’s Carnival in August. There is a Cineworld multiplex in Huntingdon, under 10 miles away.
St. Neots has a particularly pleasant shopping environment, mostly arranged around the High Street and the market square, with a mixture of retailers from major national chains like Marks and Spencer and Tesco to long-established family firms. There is a weekly market on Thursdays and a Farmers’ Market on the second Saturday of every month, and the market square is also used for Italian and French weekend markets throughout the year. For an even wider choice, Peterborough and Milton Keynes are both within 40-minutes’ drive.
The development is approximately a mile from the A1 and less than half a mile from St. Neots Railway Station. London King’s Cross is only 50 minutes away by train, and the drive times to Bedford (20 minutes), Peterborough (30 minutes) and Cambridge (40 minutes) make Miller@St. Neots an exceptionally convenient commuter base.
- The Round House Community Primary School (0.2 miles)
- Priory Junior School - Primary (0.6 miles)
- Longsands Academy - Secondary (0.7 miles)
Distances are straight line measurements
Leave Bedford town centre by Goldington Road (A428), then, at the junction with the A421, take the second exit at the roundabout and merge with the A421, following signs for Cambridge. After around four-and-a-half miles, at the Black Cat roundabout, take the first exit to join the Great North Road (A1), following signs for The North and Peterborough, then, around a mile on, branch off to the left, following signs for Cambridge, to join the A428. Stay on the A428 through the Barford Road roundabout, and, at the next roundabout, take the first exit to join the B1428, following signs for St. Neots. After around half a mile, Miller@St. Neots is on the right.
Leave Cambridge town centre by Madingley Road and St. Neots Road (A1303) to merge with the A428. Stay on the A428 through Croxton, and, at the next roundabout, take the second exit to join the B1428, following signs for St. Neots. After around half a mile, Miller@St. Neots is on the right.
Leave London by the A1(M), passing Stevenage, and carry on into the A1 (Great North Road) past Sandy. At the Black Cat roundabout, take the third exit to stay on the A1, following signs for The North and Peterborough, then, around a mile on, branch off to the left, following signs for Cambridge, to join the A428. Stay on the A428 through the Barford Road roundabout, and at the next roundabout, take the first exit to join the B1428, following signs for St. Neots. After around half a mile, Miller@St. Neots is on the right.
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