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Red_Russian13
09-21-2005, 05:56 PM
All;

I know it's been a very long time since I posted. I apologize for that. Work and life have taken up much of my time. I don't recognize a lot of the names around here, but I hear you can change your handle, which would explain new names with well over a thousand posts and reg dates of 02! But I hope all of you are doing well.

Anyway...I may be taking a job near RAF Molesworth. I'm not very familiar with the UK, so I was wondering if any of you folks could give me any information on the area. For example, what is the price of housing? What is the area like? I know it's near Cambridge and about an hour or so north of London, but that's about all I know. I'd love to see some pictures of the country side if at all possible.

My wife is very excited about this. We'd love to buy a nice house somewhere there. And we are very into seeing all the history of the area (read All of Europe).

Well, again, if you guys have any info, I'd be happy to hear it. Maybe I'll get a chance to meet some of you in that neck of the woods!

Regards,

Red_Russian13
09-21-2005, 05:56 PM
All;

I know it's been a very long time since I posted. I apologize for that. Work and life have taken up much of my time. I don't recognize a lot of the names around here, but I hear you can change your handle, which would explain new names with well over a thousand posts and reg dates of 02! But I hope all of you are doing well.

Anyway...I may be taking a job near RAF Molesworth. I'm not very familiar with the UK, so I was wondering if any of you folks could give me any information on the area. For example, what is the price of housing? What is the area like? I know it's near Cambridge and about an hour or so north of London, but that's about all I know. I'd love to see some pictures of the country side if at all possible.

My wife is very excited about this. We'd love to buy a nice house somewhere there. And we are very into seeing all the history of the area (read All of Europe).

Well, again, if you guys have any info, I'd be happy to hear it. Maybe I'll get a chance to meet some of you in that neck of the woods!

Regards,

danjama
09-21-2005, 06:05 PM
hmmm well i cant be very specific i know thats what you are hoping for, but i know it is nice there. A very nice area. Especially if you like open country and peace. Id live there. I live in East London and i cant wait until i am older and get the opportunity to move into the country. It is a nice area thats all i can say really. P.S. Welcome back and good luck with your new job.

danjama
09-21-2005, 06:06 PM
Oh and you might be interested to know that cambridge is home to Duxford! My favourite Museum. Im sure it dont need an introduction. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

p1ngu666
09-21-2005, 06:10 PM
czech out google earth http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

pretty much everywhere which isnt urban in britain is green and pleasent http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

houses are expensive http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

stathem
09-21-2005, 06:11 PM
Depends on your budget, but housing in London and Cambridge is very expensive.

Try Newmarket area, only 30 odd miles from Cambridge but a lot cheaper, and the home of Horse Racing.

Red_Russian13
09-21-2005, 06:35 PM
Danjama;

No, I don't need specifics necessarily. Generalities are fine for this. I can deal with you saying it's nice! Cause that's what I'm looking for. Nice and peaceful. And I will check out Duxford, most definately. Thanks for your help.

P1ngu666;

I figured most of the area was pretty nice. I'm looking forward to it.

Stathem;

Not sure of the budget yet. I heard of Newmarket. Are the houses nice there? I think I heard that they were.

Thanks everyone for your insight. I knew you guys could help.

Regards,

hunhunter-texas
09-22-2005, 06:19 AM
Well I live quite close to it. I fly over the base quite a lot too. Huntingdon is the nearest town and property prices are cheaper there than Cambridge, but not much. Check this link to get an idea of the local housing:
http://www.harrisbrown.co.uk/default.html

Peterborough is also not to far away and is the nearest 'big' city. Its not the most exciting part of the country. Its quite rural and fairly flat. The area has good road links with the A14 running past Molesworth and the A1 is only a few miles away which goes straight to London and the North. If there is anything specific you want to know, just ask.

blairgowrie
09-22-2005, 07:12 AM
B16Enk lives just down the road from RAF Molesworth. You could probably buy his lovely house when he decides to join me in Canada. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

I'll give him an e-mail to let him know about your post.

B16Enk
09-22-2005, 07:55 AM
Hi. As my good pal Blairgowrie said I live near Molesworth http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

If my throwing arm was any better I could probably get a decent size pebble close...honest http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Seriously I'm about a mile away, couple of neighbours work at the base.

Where are you moving from?
When?
If you want a coffee/tea stop whilst exploring the area let me know by PM and I'll give you my email address (do that any way as I will try to help any way I can).

The area here is nice, away from the flatness of the Cambridgeshire fens and pretty rural (the roads are narrow and a ready supply of wing mirrors is handy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif) with a healthy smattering of trees.

Good schools, the primary school serving our catchment area is in Brington as does a pretty good job at educating rebels. Oops I meant fine upstanding members of society http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Housing prices are a little on the high side, compared with Newmarket.

For estate agents (realtors) try:
Gatehouse (http://www.gatehouseestates.co.uk/view_all_by_office.php?office_id=7&country_id=22)
Peter Lane via Prime Location (http://www.primelocation.com/estate-agents/properties/a/lanc/p/PCC013/l/Cambridgeshire/sr/s/)

I'll see what I can do about pictures of the countryside for you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Google maps will help you acquaint yourself with villages and towns in the area.

There is a good road network connecting Molesworth and it's neighbours to Cambridge, Peterborough, Huntingdon, Northampton and Bedford (all good size towns and cities in the case of Peterborough and Cambridge) by way of the A14 and A1 dual carriageways.
The 'B' roads are a favourite with bikers too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The town of Oundle is 20 minutes away and offers reasonable shopping in it's stone architecture, with Barnwell country park nearby.

Newmarket (I used to live there too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif) is best known for it's racehorse history and home of the Jockey Club.
The town itself I used to like, until I moved away and the rose tinted glasses got lost. I now see it in a different light and find it disappointing (sorry Newmarket peeps).
The country side there is generally flat, but there are some outstanding areas including coniferous forests. Travel to Molesworth would be in the order of 1 - 1.25 hours rush hour and about 70 miles.

Kazimierz.
09-25-2005, 03:17 AM
And I live nearby, you forgot to mention Grafham Water, Europes largest man made lake (when it was built)good off road cycling round it (8 miles) and sailing, kayaking, but flat water is so dull! and some nice sized Trout there too. And Duxford too, did anyone mention Duxford? and several years ago there were lots of ladies camping outside, something about the cruise missiles....