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Top places to live in Hertfordshire Ashwell

Three great pubs, an award winning butcher and an easy commute - sounds good to us. For an upmarket commuter village with all the trimmings, Ashwell is well worth a look. Top 200 Places to Live series.

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

WHY?

If you’re looking for a thriving – and pretty – commuter village, then Ashwell is a brilliant choice. The village is a gorgeous nature spot, as it centres around a spring that’s the source of the River Cam. Period properties run from timber framed cottages to grand Georgian houses.

EAT

Ashwell has not one, not two, but three pubs. The first is the Bushel & Strike – a lovely, spacious village local tucked in by the church – a great shout for very decent pub grub or a leisurely afternoon in the beer garden. Next up is The Three Tuns, an elegant Georgian affair that’s incredibly sophis for a village pub, and comes complete with a super sun terrace. And finally, The Rose and Crown – this super-friendly local is perfect for a pie and a pint, and a bit of local gossip.

SHOP

The village has an excellent and award-winning butcher, MV Crump, a baker, Days of Ashwell. And, no, there isn’t a candlestick maker (LOLOLOL), but there’s a florist, Charley Rose, a brilliant village shop and a highly convenient pharmacy. Not bad, at all.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Fewer than 15-minutes-away is the perfect kids day out – Standalone Farm. A wonderful interactive farm, with more sheep, cows, pigs, ducks, chickens (and tractor rides) than your little ones will know what to do with. Oh, and there’s a great cafe, too, so you can re-fuel and avoid any tantrums.

AVERAGE HOUSE PRICE

The average price of a property in Ashwell is just over £500k, with detached properties selling for an average of £621,600 and terraces coming in at an average of £370,493. We would recommend contacting Country Properties or Satchells for more information on buying in the area.

HOT PROPERTY

SCHOOLS

The village primary school, Ashwell Primary School. As for independents, we would recommend nearby St Francis’ College (girls prep & senior) and St Christopher School (co-ed, prep & senior).

BEST KEPT SECRET

Amwell has recently been discovered to be an exciting Roman archaeological site. Twenty six gold and silver objects have been found, in what is thought to be an open air ritual site. Magical, or slightly spooky? Up to you.

COMMUTE

26.5 miles. Fast trains from Ashwell & Morden Station take just over 45 minutes to St Pancras.

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