Godmanchester is in a cluster of towns in the heart of Cambridgeshire just off the A14. The town is over 2000 years old with a strong community and beautiful surroundings, it is simply a lovely place to live.

In this article, we explore the various aspects that contribute to Godmanchester’s desirability as a place to live.

Location and Geography

Godmanchester enjoys a strategic location, situated just south of Huntingdon and bordered by the picturesque River Great Ouse. Its charming setting amidst rolling countryside provides residents with a tranquil retreat from the bustle of urban life.

Other close towns and villages include:

  • Brampton
  • Wyton
  • Hemingford Abbotts
  • Hemingford Greys
  • Fen Drayton
  • St Ives

As previously mentioned, the town is situated close to the A14, which gives access to the Midlands, Cambridge and Suffolk.

Housing and Real Estate

Prospective residents can choose from a diverse range of housing options, including quaint cottages on West Street or new builds like Whitehill Gardens on London Road. The housing market in Godmanchester has an average house price between £300,000-£320,000 so the town caters to various preferences and budgets.

Community and Culture

Godmanchester is noted for its strong community. There are regular events from fireworks to fishing competitions. Due to its location on the Great Ouse River, many of the events take place on or around the water.

Hiring a boat or taking a walk over the Chinese Bridge provides wonderful opportunities to get out in nature and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Education and Schools

Families with children benefit from access to several ‘Good’ state schools in Godmanchester, including:

Additionally, nearby Somersham offers Whitehall School, an independent institution with a good nursery attached.

Healthcare Facilities

Godmanchester boasts convenient access to healthcare services. Hinchingbrook Hospital is only 10 minutes away and has an A&E department, maternity ward with numerous other medical services.

Roman Gate Surgery is the only doctor’s surgery in the town, however, the surrounding towns have other medical facilities for residents. This accessibility contributes to the town’s appeal as a desirable place to live, providing peace of mind to individuals and families alike.


Godmanchester’s well-connected transportation infrastructure facilitates easy access to neighbouring areas. With a direct train from nearby Huntingdon to London St Pancras, commuting to the capital takes just 48 minutes, making it a viable option for those working in London. Additionally, Cambridge is easily accessible, particularly for those employed in the science parks.

Green Spaces

Green spaces abound in Godmanchester, offering residents opportunities for outdoor recreation and leisure. From Portholme Meadow to Godmanchester Nature Reserve, there’s no shortage of places to unwind and enjoy nature’s beauty within the town’s borders.

Pubs and Cafes

There are four pubs in Godmanchester:

  • The Black Bull
  • The White Hart
  • The Exhibition
  • The Royal Oak

As well as two cafes:

  • Pinnies Tea Room
  • The Grand Piano Café

Moving to Cambridgeshire

Godmanchester is a highly desirable place to live for many reasons. It is a beautiful and historic town so Godmanchester is an excellent choice to move to.

If you need a Huntingdon removals company then Cambridge Removals & Storage is also an excellent choice. With over 50 years of experience, we give all our customers a smooth, stress-free move to, or from, Cambridgeshire.