Located in the south-west corner of Cambridgeshire and nestled along the banks of the River Great Ouse in the Huntingdonshire District, St Neots is a charming riverside town with a friendly and vibrant atmosphere. This beautiful town still retains its medieval heritage and charm despite being the largest and fastest growing in the Cambridgeshire county with a population of over 40,000 people.
Deriving its name from a Cornish monk Saint Neot, the town centre offers a wide variety of activities and entertainment for both residents and visitors alike. St Neots boasts a bowling alley, cinema complex and museum. It also has an eclectic mix of national and independent retailers, as well as restaurants, bars and cafes. Just a short walk from the town centre there is a multitude of green space to explore including the 72-acre Riverside Park, offering beautiful scenery to enjoy at leisure.
Amenities & Attractions:
St Neots offers a Waitrose, Marks and Spencer, as well as many other shops within the town centre, including butchers, a post office, hairdressers and a weekly market including a Farmers Market twice a month. There is a vast selection of restaurants with a variety of cuisines.
Middlefield Primary Academy - Ofsted Rated Outstanding
Cambourne Village College, Cambourne - Ofsted Rated Excellent
Crosshall Junior School – Ofsted Rated Good
Longsands Academy – Ofsted Rated Good
Kimbolton School – Private School, Not Rated
What it costs to live in the area:
According to Rightmove, the majority of sales in St. Neots during the last year were terraced properties, selling for an average price of £237,676. On average, semi-detached properties sold for £274,164, with detached properties fetching £412,948. The area also offers a range of large family homes catering buyers looking for ample space. One such home is a five-bedroom detached Tudor cottage located in High Street, Gravely, St Neots. This property is on the market with Fine & Country St Neots for £800,000.
Who would it suit?
St Neots is perfect for growing families looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, however having the convenience of many amenities in and around town. St Neots also attracts the commuters with easy access into London Kings Cross in just 40 minutes.
Cost of an annual season ticket
The cost of an annual season train ticket from St Neots to London starts at £5,520 and goes to £6,612 depending on the route and type of ticket.
St Neots to London Terminals - £5,220
St Neots to London Terminals - £5,256 (also valid from Cambridge station)
St Neots to London Thameslink - £5,540
St Neots to London Blackfriars/London Bridge - £5,540 (valid only for travel via City Thameslink)
St Neots to London Travel Card Zones 1-6 - £6,612 (also valid from Cambridge station)
Seasonal tickets can be purchased through trainline.com.
Parking costs at the station
If you drive and park at St Neots station, you will pay around £ 8.50 per day on parking.
Average time of commute
The average journey time to cover the 50 miles between St Neots and London is around 1 hour and 3 minutes, however, it is possible to direct a direct train which takes just 38 minutes. There are approximately 141 trains travelling from St Neots to London on the average weekday with the first train departing at 03:46 and the last train leaving St Neots at 23:42.