With our Towcester office nestled in the heart of Northamptonshire’s oldest town, our friendly Mustard team are experts on what Towcester has to offer. We want to shout about Towcester and share why we think it’s such a great place to live and work. From transport links to takeaways, socialising to shopping – we can see why people in the know like popular radio DJ Jo Whiley choose to live in this vibrant and buzzy market town.
Let us know why you love Towcester too by using the hashtag #LoveTowcester on your social media posts!
So why do we #LoveTowcester so much?
Cafés and restaurants
A summer of eating out is beckoning and Towcester has plenty of eatery treats up its sleeve. Award winning café and bar Ten Hands is a great place for coffee and brunch with amazing pizzas and burgers served at weekends. The Folly Inn is an excellent, dog-friendly gastropub serving top notch, locally produced food. Turkish Mediterranean restaurant Olive Tree will give you a warm and fuzzy Mediterranean vibe without needing to leave the town. The Watling Street Village – aka 185 Watling Street – is a bright, modern pub and beer garden slap bang in the middle of town serving traditional British food and cocktails. Finally, Bar Encore serve tapas with a twist alongside a huge variety of gins. These incredible places are just the tip of Towcester’s foodie iceberg.
You know an area has arrived on the map when a Waitrose opens up, and there’s a large branch in Towcester. A farmers market also comes to town once a month and the high street has a sparkling array of independent shops including Mooch which sells gorgeous gifts and home accessories and Popsy and Peanut which stocks beautiful clothes and toys for babies and children. Bell Plantation is a proper destination garden centre where you can kit out the garden for a summer of entertaining, buy some chickens and then while away the afternoon in the popular café. There’s also a handy B&M, Aldi and Tesco too!
Towcester has several good state primaries including Nicholas Hawksmoor and Towcester C of E Primary. Lots of the surrounding villages also have great primary schools including the Ofsted outstanding St. Loys Primary Academy in Weedon Lois. State secondary Sponne School in the town is also rated as outstanding by Ofsted. Nearby Akeley Wood, Beachborough, Stowe and Northampton High School all offer good independent options.
Places to go
We’re all a bit rusty at going out at the moment but places in and around Towcester are keen to welcome us back, including Towcester Racecourse which opens its doors again on 18 May. Set in 320 acres of idyllic parkland, the venue hosts live music events, greyhound and horse racing, weddings and corporate events, outdoor cinema, al fresco opera and theatre and the Towcester Food Festival. There is also camping and glamping on site if you’re planning a staycation this year.
Venture just outside of the town and you’ll reach Silverstone Circuit which hosts the Formula 1 Grand Prix and Moto GP, the biggest events of the year in the area which attract tens of thousands of visitors to Towcester and the surrounding villages. Stoke Bruerne is one such beautiful village just 5 miles away on the Grand Union Canal and Stowe Landscape Gardens and Canons Ashby National Trust are perfect family friendly days out just ten minutes away by car.
Road and rail links here are great – the A5 Watling Street cuts straight through the centre of town making for an easy twenty-minute drive in to Milton Keynes where the mainline train station Milton Keynes Central offers a commuter service to Euston that takes just 33 minutes. The A43 is handy too and takes you straight up to the M1 or the M40, from which you can motor to central London in around an hour and a half when the city calls.
Towcester has it all going on so it’s no surprise to us that house prices here are rising. The average price for property in Towcester was £370,615 in May 2021 which marks a rise of 2.32% in the last three months and a rise of 10.69% since May 2020. In terms of property types, flats in Towcester sold for an average of £173,972 and terraced houses for £306,788. The majority of sales in Towcester during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £420,335. These figures come from the latest Zoopla and Rightmove research.
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