Searching for your dream home in Hertfordshire? Then Ickleford could be the place for you.

Located on the outskirts of Hitchin, Ickleford is perfect for all types of buyers - first-time buyers, families and downsizers - thanks to plenty of recreational activities on its doorstep, not to mention its commuter links to London and beyond.



Keeping busy: Activities in Ickleford

Ickleford has plenty of recreational activities on offer, so there really is something for everyone.

We’ve selected our top 5 things to do in Ickleford:


  1. Hitchin Lavender

This is a family-run lavender farm that opens to the public during the summer. Visitors can enjoy a walk through the seemingly endless miles of lavender before treating themselves to something in the gift shop, from candles to body lotions and hand soaps.


  1. Hitchin Outdoor Pool

Hitchin Swimming Centre not only has an indoor pool, but it also has an outdoor heated pool surrounded by a sunbathing terrace, which is perfect for those hot, summer days. You can also take part in Aqua Fit, along with toddler classes for families with young children.


  1. Ickleford Cricket Club

Sports fans will enjoy having a local village cricket club who play regularly, and they also have a junior section for children looking to learn the sport or just have fun. The club also shares its facilities with football, squash and pétanque, so there’s something to suit everyone.


  1. Ickleford walking routes

There are lots of Ickleford walks, whether you’re a keen hiker or looking for a leisurely stroll with the dog. The river and nature reserve circular walk is a popular route starting at the village before finding some nice trails along River Oughton, and provides lots of wildlife to look out for.


  1. Historic Ickleford pubs

Situated in the heart of Ickleford, The Old George has stood since the 12th century and is now a popular venue for locals looking for a sociable drink and a pub lunch. Plume of Feathers is another longstanding pub, having been around since 1762, and with good food and a beer garden, there’s a lot to like. Both pubs are dog friendly so ideal as a stop off after a walk or hike.



Shopping: What shops are in Ickleford?

Hitchin town centre has a wide range of independent, boutique stores and high-street names, such as Offley Hoo Farm Shop, Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery and Petculiar Little Shop, along with a Waitrose supermarket and a village store. Both convenience stores are a short walk away, making the weekly shop a breeze.


Schools: Education in Ickleford

For families with young children and couples who are starting to think about growing their own families, being close to highly rated primary and secondary school is very important.


We’ve listed the best nurseries and schools for all ages below:


Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

Additionally, the Hertfordshire Grid is available in the community for information, guidance and support.


Cala homes in Ickleford

If you’re looking to start your life in Ickleford then look no further than the recently launched Burford Grange.

Featuring four- and five-bedroom semi-detached and detached homes in Ickleford and surrounded by extensive farmlands and country walks, this brand-new development is the ideal place to breathe in the fresh air and live life to the fullest.

With well thought of schools, a wide range of shops nearby and plenty of recreational activities to keep the whole family busy, there are plenty of reasons why you should move to the Hertfordshire village of Ickleford.

Ready to find out more? Contact our sales team on 01462 226213 or visit our Burford Grange development page.


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