Birch Meadow is an exclusive development of just 12 homes located in the historic, Hertfordshire village of Barkway, near Royston. Located on the edge of the village, Birch Meadow is within easy reach of Royston town centre with its shops, schools and train station for direct commuting into London.
Birch Meadow offers 3, 4 and 5 bedroom detached properties, ideal for downsizers and families alike. Ideally located, Birch Meadow offers the opportunity of living in a rural setting yet within easy commuting distance of London, Cambridge and surrounding towns
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Barkway is a picturesque village with a population of around 800 residents and boasts all the hallmarks of a traditional village.
The church has a full peal of 8 bells which are rung every week, there is a traditional public house, a recreation ground with children's play area and football pitches, and many active social organisations.
Birch Meadow is ideally located for commuting into London. The development is approximately 5 miles from Royston train station, which offers a regular train service directly into London Kings Cross in less than 40-minutes. The development is also ideally located for travelling to Cambridge and surrounding towns.
Barkway has a vibrant community and the local village hall holds a variety of weekly activities from bowls and a toddler group to zumba, pilates and karate for all ages. The village hall also doubles up as a picture house, showing films on the last Saturday of each month.
The Barkway Players perform a musical pantomime every year in the village hall and are always looking for new members, whether actors or backstage folk. Alongside the adults, a lively junior cast always plays a prominent part in the annual show.
Barkway village market is an annual event and attracts visitors from miles around. The market raises funds for several local charities.
There are several state and independent schools within the vicinity of Barkway that cater for all ages.
The nearest nursery is Barkway Pre-school which cares for children from the age of two to five years. Barkway (V.A.) Church of England First School is within walking distance of the development. The newly formed King James Academy, Royston, is within 5 miles of the development. A “through” school which opened in September 2019 following the merger of Royston’s Roysia and Greneway middle schools and Meridian upper school.
The nearest GP surgery is located in Royston High Street just 2.1 miles from Barkway and the closest pharmacy is 3.9 miles away. Royston Hospital is 4.1 miles from the development and there are numerous dentists in the surrounding area.
Royston also boasts a leisure centre which offers a gym, group exercise classes, swimming pool and a sports hall, located 5 miles away from the development.
Royston train station is only 4.9 miles from the development providing direct train services into London Kings Cross with a journey time on the fastest trains of less than 40 minutes, and direct train services into Cambridge with a journey time of less than 20 minutes.
Local bus services to Bishop’s Stortford and Royston may be caught from bus stops located within 2 minutes’ walk of the development. There is also a regular bus service to Cambridge. Alternatively, Cambridge is just a 35 minute drive via the A10. Stansted Airport is within easy reach via the A10/A120 and only 36 minutes by car.
Nearby Royston offers a wide variety of shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and a weekly market. The nearest supermarket is located 4.3 miles from the development and a small convenience store can be found 2.1 miles away.
Royston Town market operates on a Wednesday and Saturday in the Market Place just 3.9 miles from the development.