Newnham was runner-up in the Sunday Times’ 101 Best Places to Live in Britain, after the area was praised for offering “country living in the heart of Cambridge”, with a “genuine village atmosphere”, wide range of shops, and good schools, plus nearby beauty sports such as Sheep’s Green and Coe Fen.

Newnham is unique in Cambridge in the way that the urban and the rural sit side by side. Interesting local shops are just one street away from meadows, wildlife and woods. The city scape is characterised by big trees, many of which are left over from old orchards or the gardens of big houses.