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Huntingdon is an old market town in Cambridgeshire. Throughout its history it has had many notable residents including Oliver Cromwell, EastEnders’s actor Himesh Patel, and Chelsea footballer Todd Kane. One of the most famous landmarks in the town is Hitching Brooke house, which once used to be a convent. It is rumoured to be haunted by the nuns of times gone by.
Moving to Huntingdon
Detached homes are big business in Huntingdon, and many who move to the area are impressed with the prices. Large four-beds range between £225,000 and £330,000. For those seeking striking five or six bed detached properties, up budgets to around £340,000. The historic centre of Huntingdon is small but home to some beautiful period terraces and town houses; Ermine Street and Great Northern Street in particular. Head to Hartford Road if you have a penchant for Victorian homes. Semis range from £180,00 to £250,000. Terraces start at £125,000 for modern properties and £155,000 for period homes. For first time buyers, one-bed flats hover around £115,000.
In terms of rental opportunities, flats start at £500 pcm. For two bedrooms, a budget of £650 pcm is needed as a minimum. The closer flats are to the train station, the more the rent is. Terraced homes tend to have two or three bedrooms and are under £1000 pcm. Semis also fall into this same price bracket, whereas detached homes are over £1000 pcm. For prices over £1400 pcm, you can reside in huge and often period properties.
Moving to Huntingdon couldn’t be easier. The Britannia Harrison and Rowley office is located just 20 minutes away from Huntingdon, in St Neots. The team at Britannia Harrison and Rowley are not only able to provide you with a seamless moving service, but can also provide bespoke storage solutions.
Shopping in Huntingdon
Huntingdon benefits from having a pedestrianised shopping centre, offering locals a choice of big name brands and independent retailers. Although the town is undergoing a facelift, there continues to be an excellent mix of shops to suit all tastes.
Traditional markets are held every Saturday and Wednesday in Market Square, with the popular Farmer’s Market every other Friday and last Saturday of the month. Often, Huntingdon hosts French and Italian markets which provide a selection of different foods and crafts. There is also a Christmas market, which coincides with the lights switch on event.
Transport Links Huntingdon
Huntingdon is located on the A14 dual carriage way and also benefits from being in close proximity to the A1 and A1 (M) too. A drive into Cambridge takes just under half an hour in good traffic, but it is worth remembering that the A14 is a renowned accident blackspot.
Huntingdon station has half hour services to London Kings Cross which is supplemented by fasts services during peak hours. The fast services usually take 40 to 45 minutes, whereas the slower usual services take between 1 hour 1 minute, and 1 hour 17 minutes. Trains in the opposite direction travel to Peterborough in 16 minutes, which is the stop and terminus after Huntingdon.
Huntingdon also has a fantastic bus network which ferries passengers around the town itself, and to neighbouring locations.