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Cambridge house buying guide

Looking for houses for sale in Cambridge, but unsure which area to choose? Well, you’re in the right place. Our Cambridge buying guide will show you the best places to live. To see what you could afford and how you might get on the ladder sooner, create a free Tembo plan — or try out our Mortgage Calculator.

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£82,000 Average Affordability Boost

Where should I buy a house in Cambridge?

Picturesque villages, stunning architecture and plenty going on, Cambridge has something to offer everyone. Whether you're a student, young professional or a family, its quaint streets, excellent schools, beautiful countryside and plethora of old pubs doesn't leave much lacking. While direct trains to London make Cambridge a commutable city for those with ties to the capital.

No matter what type of home you’re looking for, you’ll be spoilt for choice in this historic city of learning. With so much to choose from, finding the right location can be a challenge. We’ve outlined below the top 3 areas in Cambridge to buy to give you some inspiration.


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If you're looking for an area close to the centre of Cambridge but away from the hustle and bustle, look no further than Grantchester.

This picturesque village is the stuff of poetry. It's famous for is surrounding meadows, as well as stunning views of the River Cam - you'll never be short of ways to enjoy a sunny afternoon!

Picnicking, punting, wild swimming and cycling are all favourite past times here. With several pubs to choose from, you'll have your pick of watering holes, too.

In fact, Grantchester is also home to the Cambridge Gin Distillery showroom and puts on an inter-village barrel race every Boxing Day.

Situated just two miles south of Cambridge, it's the perfect choice for city-dwellers looking for space away from the centre.

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4 simple steps to getting the keys to your new home

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Check your eligibility for a range of buying schemes, and get a personalised recommendation with interest rates and repayments in under 10-minutes.


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Book a call with our experts to complete the qualification process, and we’ll cover off any questions you might have about any of the budget boosting schemes we advise on.


Find a property

Once you’ve found a property, your dedicated advisor will undertake full affordability checks to prepare the mortgage application. Then we’ll submit it on your behalf!


Make home happen

During conveyancing, we’ll liaise with the seller and your solicitors to ensure a smooth purchase. We’ll also provide a free protection review for your insurance needs.

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Data sourced from Zoopla's June 2023 House Price Index and Rightmove property prices. Accurate as of 06/07/2023.