New homes in Longstanton
Live the life
Located in Cambridgeshire, surrounded by countryside yet within easy reach of towns and cities, the village of Longstanton is ideal if you’re looking for rural living within commuting distance of Cambridge. Whether you’re practicing your swing on the golf course, exploring historic sites or enjoying some retail therapy, there’s something for the whole family close to your new home in Longstanton.
Things to see and do
Although Longstanton is a small village, there are still a number of sights to explore including two churches, tennis courts, a traditional pub and a small number of shops. If you want the hustle and bustle of the city, Cambridge is only a short drive away, where you’ll find the Grand Arcade and the Grafton Centre.
If you like to uncover history, there are lots of museums to explore close to Longstanton including Fitzwilliam Museum, the Museum of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum and Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. Historic buildings in Cambridge include the world-famous University of Cambridge’s many colleges.
For families moving to the area, there are lots of great kid-friendly attractions nearby including The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey, Houghton Mill and Wandlebury Country Park. If you like to take on fitness challenges, the village hosts the Pathfinder March each year.
If you’re moving to Longstanton with school-age children, it’s good to know there are a number of ‘outstanding’ schools nearby including Holywell CofE Primary School, Swavesey Primary School, Histon and Impington Junior School and Swavesey Village College.
For higher education, the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University are both within driving distance of the village.
Getting to Longstanton
Whether you’re commuting for work or travelling to see family and friends, it’s good to know that Longstanton is well-connected by road. If you want to use public transport, the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway links the village with St Ives, Cambridge and beyond.
If you’re driving to Longstanton from Cambridge, the journey takes around 20 minutes by car via the A14. The drive from Bury St Edmunds takes 40 minutes, while the journey from Kettering takes around 45 minutes. For journeys into London, the drive takes one hour 20 minutes, while the train from Cambridge takes around 55 minutes to get to Kings Cross.
When you want to go on a well-earned holiday, it takes just 25 minutes to get to Cambridge International Airport by car, while London Stansted is only 35 minute drive away.