Buckby Meadows, Daventry - Long Buckby, Northamptonshire, NN6 7QB
The local area
Within half a mile of home, you'll find the pretty village of
Long Buckby where the weekly village market offers the chance to
buy locally produced cakes, preserves, eggs, craftwork, plants and
garden products. The village also has a medley of shops catering
for everything you might need. These include a pharmacy,
supermarkets, newsagents, post office, butchers, florists,
jewellers and four hairdressers.
The semi-rural location is also the perfect setting for a farm
shop which sells its produce including free range eggs, seasonal
fruit and vegetables, plants, hay, logs and mulch direct to the
The Grosvenor Centre, with its 60 shops, including
names such as BHS, Boots, Costa and Pandora is just 11 miles away
in Northampton and offers serious shoppers the opportunity to
indulge in a little retail therapy.
If you like to be active, you won't be disappointed. There are
oodles of things to do close to home for all the family. If sport
is your thing, Long Buckby boasts cricket, football, tennis,
hockey, netball and rugby teams. There are a number of community
groups, a Scout group and Brownie pack for the children with
activities such as archery, bowls and a gardening club giving
everyone the chance to get involved.
There are two pubs in the main village with another nicely
located by the top lock on the Grand Union Canal at Buckby Wharf.
There's plenty to choose from in the way of food too - with five
restaurants and several take-aways in the village.
The village has its own medical practice and two dentists plus
various private complementary medicine practitioners. Long Buckby
also has three main churches; Baptist, Church of England and United
Reform plus a smaller Roman Catholic Church which is served from
From the train station in the village you can be in London in 80
minutes*, Birmingham in 55 minutes* and Northampton in just 12
minutes*, making this a perfect location for commuters.
Long Buckby has infant and junior schools on separate sites.
Secondary pupils are transported six miles to Guilsborough and
there are other secondary schools in Daventry.