The location of Buckton Fields makes travel easy, whether it’s for work, rest or play. Residents will be able to use the park and ride facilities, with frequent town centre connections and regular local bus services. Just off the A508, the town centre is only three miles away, with the newly refurbished Northampton station a short drive away. From there, you can be at London Euston or Birmingham New Street within the hour.
You're just over 10 miles from junction 16 of the M1, ensuring that London, Leeds and the rest of the UK’s motorway network is easily accessible. For travel further afield, East Midlands Airport, Birmingham Airport and Luton Airport are all within easy reach.
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For drinks with friends and dining out, Northampton’s wide range of bars and eateries rival that of any modern metropolis. Historic pubs sit side-by-side with chic cafés and popular restaurants, offering an unparalleled array of temptations from every corner of the globe. Sophia's is superb for Mediterranean cooking, Eat Saigon offers delicious Vietnamese dishes, you’ll find tasty tapas at Sol Y Luna and the Babouchi Grill, Little India, Thali or Rahuls are all renowned for their aromatic Indian cuisine.
There are also numerous excellent gastro-pubs in the area, including The Lamplighter, the Old White Hart and - minutes away in Boughton village - the newly refurbished Whyte Melville.
The area around Buckton Fields offers endless opportunities for all the family. Apart from the parks and play spaces at Buckton Fields, a network of footpaths and cycle routes criss-cross the surrounding landscape, connecting with the Brampton Valley Way.
The museum and art gallery and Royal & Derngate Theatre are just two of Northampton's cultural hubs, and there are a couple of good multi-screen cinemas. Meanwhile the nearby castles, abbey and stately homes - not forgetting the many festivals and events - offer fascinating days out for all the family.
Northamptonshire is renowned for its choice and standard of schooling, with a superb selection of both state and private schools available for all ages. The development is due to have its own primary school, while Boughton Primary School is within easy walking distance, with Whitehills and All Saints Primary schools offering convenient alternatives. Northampton’s renowned School for Boys and School for Girls, two of the many choices in the area both come with an outstanding Ofsted rating.
Those with older children might investigate Northampton College or Moulton College of Further Education. The University of Northampton is also within commutable distance.
Just a few miles away, the vibrant county town of Northampton is not only steeped in history but also boasts a wealth of modern amenities. Shopping is a real pleasure here, nip into independent stores and designer boutiques in the shadow of the magnificent Guildhall and All Saints Church or explore the boutique shops along the Wellingborough Road.
Closer to home, there's a Waitrose in Kingsthorpe, or for guaranteed local produce - and a whole lot more - Smith's Farm Shop, on the road to Chapel Brampton, attracts shoppers from miles around.