Spotlight on Yaxley, Peterborough

Yaxley is located in the south of the city with good road links to the A1M, the Hamptons and Peterborough City Centre. The city centre is about 5 miles away where efficient rail links will take you into London in 40/50 minutes.

There’s a great selection of 4/5 bed family homes in this thriving and long standing community as well as a few starter homes and apartments. Value here is good as Yaxley is just far enough from central Peterborough to enjoy the tranquillity of a semi-rural location yet close enough to Peterborough to enjoy its shopping, attractions and the city’s restaurants and nightlife.

Historically Yaxley was mentioned in the Domesday book so it has been around for a long time. Yaxley Fenland Museum charts the history of the area hand in hand with The Fenland Trust who value the heritage of the original village. There are several local pubs with a village feel and several historical buildings of interest. The original village area integrates nicely with the ever-expanding new developments that have brought new facilities throughout the village.

Yaxley benefits from its own shopping area that includes many local and national businesses as well as having its own well established local doctors surgery. A larger
supermarket can be found on the Ferndale estate. Just a few miles down the road you’ll find the Serpentine Shopping Centre that brings together a collection of high street names including Tesco, Next, Boots and Holland and Barratt to name a few. You will be spoilt for choice with the selection of local restaurants that include Toby Carvery, Harvester, Chiquitos and Frankie & Bennies so you won’t have to go far for a little retail therapy or good night out.

There are ten football pitches around Yaxley available for hire, great for youth teams and adults alike. There are around 10,000 inhabitants and the local council have several community halls that can be hired out for birthdays and celebrations etc. Yaxley has its own non-league football club with 4G facilities and has achieved FA Chartered Status for its youth football clubs.

Fourfields and Yaxley Primary Schools are located in the village and both received a rating of ‘Good’ in their latest OFSTED reports. Other local choices are available in surrounding areas of Stanground, Hamptons and Sawtry for secondary education.

As estate agents in Peterborough we love Yaxley as it has managed to retain its village and community feel as it has grown over the years. It has all you need within walking distance and full city amenities just a few miles away.

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