Whether you’re making the move from a quiet village or from a bustling city, it’s impossible not to embrace the unique community atmosphere that Little Thetford offers.
The village is a vibrant hub to live in, suited to a busy family life. An array of groups and clubs in the village are designed to support children from their first steps at Little Thetford Acorns Pre-School, all the way to a social group for teens. A primary school within the village reinforces the close-knit community feel.
In the evenings, the Little Thetford Sports and Social Club is open for business, attracting locals to enjoy music, games, performances, and a friendly atmosphere. Meanwhile, the village hall is always busy, whether it’s throwing an annual Village Feast, with stalls, games, and food, or hosting shows from amateur theatre groups, holding yoga sessions, and more.
A sanctuary tucked into Cambridgeshire’s fenland countryside, the village is woven through with footpaths and manmade waterways – locally known as Lodes. It’s perfect for getting your boots dirty at the weekend. A nearby dog training centre is ideally located for training up new additions to the family, and walks such as the Cawdle Fen run close by for those up for an adventure.
The city is never too far away from Little Thetford, with the historic Ely just 3 miles away via the A10, a major route stretching from London into Norfolk. Little Thetford is popular with commuters, marrying the village lifestyle with the convenience of city access. Frequent trains depart from the busy train station, reaching London King’s Cross in just over an hour, and Cambridge in under 20 minutes. By road, Cambridge is less than 20 miles away, and a regular bus service connects the village to Ely, as well as a service offering transport into Cambridge. A bus service from the village provides access to a choice of supermarkets in nearby Ely, including Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, and Aldi.
A city steeped in history, Ely originates from an abbey founded in 673 AD. Its prestigious cathedral, locally known as the Ship of the Fens, is a distinctive feature in the surrounding countryside. The city itself is home to a blend of cultivated green space and breathtaking architecture. With an array of museums available to visit, Ely’s centuries-long heritage is well celebrated.
Located in the heart of the city is the independent school King’s Ely, one of the oldest schools in the world. Founded in 970 AD, the campus covers the cathedral’s historic buildings, and has produced a series of notable alumni from Edward the Confessor, King of England; to Thomas Willett, first mayor of New York; to Olympic athlete Goldie Sayers.
Ely high street has something to satisfy everyone, with three market days a week. Small independent shops are nestled among some of the bigger names. The award-winning Peacocks Tearoom is situated on a quiet riverfront location – an ideal getaway from the busy city centre.