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  • Writer's pictureGavin Human

Discover the charm of Hemingford Abbots.

This picturesque and desirable village is nestled along the banks of the River Great Ouse. It is a popular place for walks as en-route to the river you can admire the 17th and 17th thatched cottages and Manor House, and blooming gardens.

(At the bottom of the page you can find some extra info and a map.)

Historically, Hemingford Abbots and Hemingford Grey were a single estate so you might want to click here to read the guide to Hemingford Grey as there is significant crossover!

To settle in and get to know your community, it’s always worth a trip to your new local pub and you’re in for a treat before you even step into the Axe and Compass as it looks an absolute picture. Inside you are treated to traditional ales and an excellent wine selection that you can enjoy by the fire. The menu attracts people from far and wide to enjoy the fine dining experience that it offers. They also have different offers during the week so it’s worth popping by or checking their website/social media for the latest news.

The other hub in the area is the Hemingford Abbots Village Hall. Home to the Women’s Institute and Village Lunch Club, it is also where you can find various clubs and classes from arts and crafts, to keep fit and Bridge. It also plays a significant supporting role for the biennial Flower Festival - which will be back in 2025. An event that brings the whole community and area together in a vibrant display of colour, this is a definite highlight when it comes around. (Image from their Facebook page linked above.)

Another local tradition is the annual regatta - the oldest village rowing regatta in the country - which has been a fixture for over 100 years and has quite the history. One of the features of the race is that the founders ensured that it would always be an inclusive event by making it part of the rules that the races were to be raced by ‘pleasure boats’ - not racing boats. This allowed men, women, and people of different social classes to take part. You can find out more - including how it caused a transatlantic royal row - by clicking here.

It really is a beautiful area to explore and the local parish have thoughtfully put together a guide to the local paths, bridleways and cycle paths in the area that you can browse by clicking here.

Let's take a look inside Thatched Cottage - a property I currently have on the market in Hemingford Abbots. This dream home welcomes you with a sweeping staircase before you take your time to enjoy the rest of the house including 4 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms, and the indoor swimming pool complete with sauna and gym area.

If you are thinking of moving and would like some assistance with selling your current home, or finding a new one, don't hesitate to get in touch. You can also check house prices in your area by clicking this link.

Do you have a digital property logbook? You can find out all about them and claim yours free right here.

Distances approximate from centre of village.


Huntingdon train station is about 4miles away. Trains from there can get you to Cambridge in 75mins and to London in 65mins.


There is a local primary school in the neighbouring village:

There is a secondary school approx 1.5 mile away:


There are 3 GPs within 2miles:

There are at least 4 dental surgeries within 2 miles:

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