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  • Writer's pictureGavin Human

Cottoned on to Coton? #FridayFocus

Updated: Oct 27, 2023

One of the more common requests I've had over the last couple of years from people looking to move home, is for property in smaller villages that still have amenities and access to larger towns and cities. If that's the case, then Coton would be high on your list - just 3 miles from Cambridge and accessible by bike, you also have great transport links as well as your essentials on your doorstep. And don't just take my word for it - you can hear what a local resident thinks below. You can also find a map and a guide to local services at the bottom of this page.

Recently refurbished, Coton Village Hall is a far cry from old fashioned ideas of draughty and slightly damp and dark village halls of the past. This is now a flexible, modern, bright and welcoming space that offers plenty with events and classes. It keeps a local feel, especially with its local produce and coffee mornings, as well as offering dance, craft, martial arts, bingo, pilates, art classes and more. They also have their own BFI Lottery funded cinema night on the 4th Wednesday of every month.

The Plough in Coton doesn't need me to vouch for it, as The Times placed it No.4 in their top Gastro terrace dining list for 2021. It is nestled in a beautiful location with trees and meadows all around and they offer stylish indoor and outdoor and private dining areas for any occasions with a mouth watering menu. Why not sample their wine list "which boasts the largest selection of wines by the glass anywhere in Cambridge", or maybe a gin and tonic that they make from their own family recipe? Check out pictures and menus on their website right here.

An handy one stop shop is the Coton Orchard Garden Centre that not only is one of the most picturesque garden centres you could visit, but also offers locally sourced produce, baked goods, confectionary and has a cafe and post office on site too.

With the countryside on your doorstep there are a number of lovely walks as well as the Coton Footpath and plenty of outdoor space to enjoy with the local play area too. Perhaps the pick of the local areas to explore is the Coton Countryside Reserve. Open all year round - free of charge - you have miles of paths to explore, the view at Red Meadow Hill, the new wetland project, and it's a great area for wildlife spotting.

It's always helpful to hear from people that actually live in a village or town, and t was great to hear from a client about their move to Coton. This is what Samuel and Michelle had to say:

"We love living here Gavin. We knew we would. We are still making friends, but everyone so far has made us feel so welcome. Work on the house has been a lot slower than we had hoped and thought, but with things as they are we just have to be patient. We have always liked Coton and when it came to move last year, this was one of the areas we had looked at, but things very rarely come up for sale so when we got the call about this house, we knew we had to view it and as soon as we did we fell in love. We love the fact that we feel as though we are in a small little village, yet we have the benefits of Cambridge being right on our doorstep and we do not have to rely on the car as cycling into Cambridge is such a joy. We also have the M11, A14 and A428 minutes away so when it comes to visiting family in London, Huntingdon and Milton Keynes it is so easy. We couldn’t be happier."

If you are thinking of moving and would like some assistance selling your current home, or finding a new one, don't hesitate to get in touch via my contact page.


3 miles from Cambridge train station and just 5mins from junction to M11.


There are about a dozen Primary Schools within 3 miles, but these are the most local:

Secondary schools. There are numerous secondary schools in the area, but the are the ones within 3miles.




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