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Why it's time to move to Cuffley

PUBLISHED: 08:33 30 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:39 20 February 2013

Why it's time to move to Cuffley

Why it's time to move to Cuffley

The picturesque village of Cuffley, surrounded by green fields, offers an idyllic rural life

Cuffley and neighbouring Northaw are two of the wealthiest areas outside Central London. The large properties up on The Ridgeway are home to a rich assortment of the great and the good making weekend outings to the local shops and restaurants a fun exercise in celebrity spotting. News that Tottenham Hotspur will be moving the clubs training ground to Enfield next year has caused excitement among football fans and homeowners. An influx of premier league players is expected to make competition for the best houses a few miles up the road in the Hertfordshire villages even hotter.

One of the chief attractions of Cuffley and the surrounding area is the excellent choice of state and private schools. Families with young children move to houses expressly in the hope of getting the kids into Cuffley or Northaw state primary schools. For those who go down the private route, Queenswood Girls School at Brookmans Park with some of the best sports facilities in the south east has an excellent reputation as has Lochinver House School for boys at Little Heath, Potters Bar.

Shopping and leisure
Cuffley has a good selection of boutiques and shops including a Co-op and Tesco Express. Theres a library, community hall, a choice of restaurants and bars, a thriving tennis club, bowls club and a football club where the emphasis is on having fun whilst fine tuning players skills. The Cuffley club has 20 teams covering all age groups. The soccer school for the youngest players paid off spectacularly well this year when the Under 9 Lion Kings won the Herts County Cup, the first time in the clubs 50-year history that a team has won a youth cup at county level.

How much to live here
Estate agent Ray Black at Hetheringtons Cuffley office says the starting price for a two-three bedroom semi is 350,000. Most houses in Cuffley are detached and sell for between 500,000 and a million there are no council or housing association estates. Properties up on The Ridgeway, the road which stretches from Cuffley to Northaw, sell for anything from 1m to 5m. The views across London are stunning its the best place to be on New Years Eve, says the agent.

Getting about
Rail: Trains from Cuffley Station get into Kings Cross in 25-30 minutes and Moorgate in just over 40 minutes.
Road: The AI (M) and M25 are both almost on the doorstep.

Famous faces to look out for in Cuffley

  • Best known local resident is Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy.

  • You might also spot premier league footballers Ledley King, Jermaine Defoe, David Bentley or Armand Traore, all of whom have homes in the area.

  • Classical-musician-turned-popstar Myleene Klass is the latest celeb to buy a house in the Hertfordshire village. The girl who shot to fame when she was chosen on an ITV programme to be one of the five members of the reality pop band HearSay reportedly moved in just before last Christmas. Having shown her stamina when she survived three weeks in an Australian jungle for Im a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, being the last but one to leave, the mother of Ava, three in August, is now multi-skilling as an author and designer of baby clothes. Her second collection of Baby K was launched in March.


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