Living in Thorney
Thorney is a village to the east of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, and is a great place to buy a new home if you want countryside living with easy access to the city.
Thorney is on the edge of the unique and unspoilt Cambridgeshire Fen landscape – but only two miles from the thriving, historic city of Peterborough. It offers the perfect blend of rural tradition and cosmopolitan sophistication. Residents can enjoy the rural lifestyle and the superb arts, entertainment and shopping facilities of Peterborough.
House prices in Thorney*
The average house value in Thorney is *£220,631. Terraced properties sell for a current average price of £163,941 and semi-detached properties for £180,611.
*Housing market statistics taken from Zoopla in June 2017
Things to do and see in Thorney
Thorney is a small village with good local amenities including independent shops, pubs and community centre - and nearby Peterborough provides for all tastes and ages.
The city boasts several shopping centres, cinemas and theatres. Nestling in the heart of Peterborough is Ferry Meadows, a 500 acre park with meadows, lakes and woodlands to explore.
Transport links in Thorney
Thorney benefits from excellent transport links which is ideal if you want to buy a new home in the village but need to travel for work. The bypass was opened in 2005, meaning Thorney has become much quieter but still has easy access to the A47, the A1 and fast direct rail connections from Peterborough to London, Cambridge and Stansted Airport.
Education in Thorney
The village's local school is the Duke of Bedford Primary School and there is also a specialist school at Park House for children with special educational needs.
Secondary school pupils have a choice of nearby Arthur Mellows Village College or schools in Peterborough city. College and university students can travel to either Peterborough or Cambridge.
A brief history of Thorney
The village has roots back to around 500 AD when it started out as a Saxon settlement. The foundation of Thorney Abbey made the settlement an important ecclesiastical centre for a long time.
Much of the village was built at the command of the Dukes of Bedford, who wished to have a healthy place in which their estate workers could live. In the mid 19th century many buildings designed by the architect S.S. Teulon were added to the village, explaining the uniformity of the housing in the original centre of Thorney.