Lottie’s Guides to Peterborough: A quick introduction to living in Sawtry

Wondering what life may be like living in Sawtry? Just west of the Fens and with fantastic access to the AI(M), this friendly village is great for commuters as well as countryside-lovers.

A close community and the freedom of the great outdoors

Ten miles south of Peterborough awaits the large village of Sawtry, a popular commuter village thanks largely to its convenient access to the AI(M). With a population of just over 6,500 you can expect a friendly community feel, with plenty of amenities on your doorstep. Not to mention a number of good schools, a selection of clubs and plenty of glorious spots for lovers of the great outdoors to explore.


If you’ve got little ones in tow – or are planning on starting a family soon – it goes without saying that you’d like to move to an area with at least one or two decent schools nearby. Sawtry won’t disappoint you in that department, with a selection of primary and secondary schools rated highly by Ofsted.



Middlefield Road, Huntingdon, PE28 5SH

Ofsted Report: Good

174 pupils

Age: 4-7 years

Church Street, Peterborough PE7 3PB

Ofsted Report: Good

104 Pupils

Age: 4-11 years

Church Street, Stilton, Peterborough, PE7 3RF

Ofsted Report: Good

181 Pupils

Age: 4-11 years



Eagle Way, Hampton Vale, Peterborough, PE7 8BF

Ofsted Report: Good

1,269 pupils

Age: 11-18 years

Ortongate, Peterborough, PE2 5RQ

Ofsted Report: Good

850 pupils

Age: 11-19 years



Time for a tipple? Or a relaxing bite to eat after a long week? There are two fine options in Sawtry, where a warm welcome and a cold pint await.

The Greystones

·       Food served

·       Beer garden

·       Family-friendly

·       Dog-friendly

·       Sports television

·       Function room

·       Parking

The Addison Arms

·       Food served

·       Beer garden

·       Family-friendly

·       Parking



There are two fabulous cafés in Sawtry that you may find yourself becoming slightly obsessed with – whether you visit for a weekend brekkie or a cup of coffee and a slice of cake with an old friend. Don’t forget the crumbs.

20 Green End Road
PE28 5UX

The Lounge (4.8 miles away)
Station Road
PE28 3PA


Grocery shops

Sometimes there’s nothing better than cooking a nice meal at home for yourself and your special someone, before cosying up on the sofa with a good film. You’ll be able to find all the common ingredients you need – not to mention a decent bottle of wine – at Sawtry’s grocery shops.

Glatton Road
PE28 5UZ

J&K Food Store
122 Green End Road
PE28 5XA

Sawtry Mini Market
3 Greenways
PE28 5UR

Best One
3 Greenways
PE28 5UR


Sawtry’s strong sense of community is partly down to the number of clubs that are available to join. Take your cricket, football or badminton skills to the next level. Or for something less sporty how about joining the camera club, astronomical society or dance group? There’s also a history society and, for those with dulcet tones, a chorale.

Anything else you should know?

Are you a fan of all things furry and four-legged? Then pay a visit to Hamerton Zoo Park, where you will find cheetahs, tigers, servals, wolves, corsac foxes, lemurs, monkeys and an awful lot more. Or for a different kind of escapism, lace up your walking boots and head for the frondescent beauty of Monks Wood – 365-acres of beautiful woodland.

What do you want from a Peterborough estate agent?

What is it that makes one estate agent better than the rest? We think it’s an agent’s depth of local knowledge that makes the difference. That way you can be confident that your agent can help you find your ideal home, in your ideal location. When it comes to Peterborough, we are experts. In fact we are the only agent that covers the entire region – every single postcode district. Want some friendly advice? We are ready when you are.

If you would like to talk, please feel free to email or call me directly. Or contact the Belvoir office.

Lottie Hostead
Sales Manager
01733 511099

This blog is written by Lottie, Lottie Hostead is Belvoir Peterborough’s Property Sales Manager. Born and raised here she is both a property expert with 10 years experience selling homes in Peterborough and a genuine local.
If you’re thinking of selling your home here then give her a call for a free no-obligation valuation