The underrated suburban town 90 minutes from London where houses cost £180,000 and has been named one of the best places to live
Those looking for an escape from city life, bags of character, market town charm and a vibrant community atmosphere, won’t need to venture too far to tick all the boxes.
Daventry, just 90 minutes from London in Northamptonshire, is full of history and heritage, set in rolling countryside. It is one of the 200 best places to live in the UK according to Muddy Stilettos.
The town with plenty of new housing has also retained its old world charm and character in the 16th century town center alongside shops, bars and cafes.
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According to property experts, Daventry is an ideal place to buy a next home, if you’re looking to put down roots in Northamptonshire, with excellent schools and local amenities.
With a population of over 25,000, Daventry is a decent size, with plenty of activity in the town center and the old market square.
There are 74 buildings, which are on the list of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historical Interest, so walking around the city center is like stepping back in time.
Daventry has a host of country pubs, including The Fox and Hounds in Charwelton, a destination for foodies, The Red Lion in Hellidon which serves fabulous roasts, Royal Oak in Eydon for a traditional ambience and Fawsley Hall, a city staple. gastronomy, Sunday lunches and afternoon tea.
The Daventry Farmers’ Market, which takes place on the third Saturday of each month, offers the best of local produce and there is also a good mix of street food shops.
The surrounding area includes nearby Fawsley Estate and Badby Wood, perfect for country walks. The ancient forest is an area of special interest with a show of bluebells in the spring.
The National Trust property, Canons Ashby, has pretty gardens and a second-hand bookshop is a treasure in the grounds of the historic house.
Catanger Farm is another highlight with country lanes and bridleways with a pack of llamas that live here.
There’s also the option to camp in style and stay in a secluded, romantic trailer or shepherd’s cabin nestled in the woods.
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Daventry is a growing town with many properties on the market. Nearby villages are more sought after, but detached houses sell for an average price of £323,769.
With terraces on the market for £180,236 and semi-detached houses selling for around £210,541.
How to get there
Trains from Long Buckby to London Euston take one hour and three minutes on the fastest direct train.
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By car it is 107 miles from Long Buckby to London, with the journey to central London taking approximately one hour and 45 minutes.
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