Inside the charming British village known for award-winning pub and mounds

The Three Hills pub in Bartlow
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Cambridgeshire is home to some truly charming villages, and Bartlow is no exception.

Just a short drive from Cambridge, this quaint village offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. With its stunning burial mounds, delightful dining spots, and timeless atmosphere, Bartlow has a lot to offer, reports Cambridgeshire Live.

While some may already know and love this hidden gem, others might be discovering it for the first time.

Located about 15 miles southeast of Cambridge, Bartlow is home to just over 200 residents. Despite its small size, the village is steeped in history and boasts several remarkable landmarks.

One of its most famous attractions is Bartlow Hills, a collection of four ancient burial mounds dating back to the Roman era. These mounds provide a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the people who once called Bartlow home thousands of years ago, reports the Mirror.

Step back in time through the medieval beauty of St. Mary's church, a treasure from the 12th century in the village.

It features colourful stained glass windows, and a beautiful interior, and visitors can even see the remains of a 13th-century wall painting depicting the Tree of Jesse.

Bartlow offers excellent schooling options for families. Little Hands Nursery School, which has been rated 'Good' by Ofsted, is conveniently located in the village and operates from 8 am to 6 pm.

Additionally, Linton Church of England Infant School and Linton Heights Junior Primary School are just a five-minute drive away. For secondary education, Linton Village College is the local school, offering a broad curriculum including sciences, languages, humanities, and arts.

While Bartlow may not boast a plethora of dining options, it is home to The Three Hills on Bartlow Road, a foodie's delight. This establishment has earned two AA Rosettes, a Michelin Plate, and numerous Restaurant of the Year awards.

Originally an alehouse dating back to 1847, it is the only one of its kind in the village and takes its name from three nearby burial mounds.

Bartlow Hills
Bartlow Hills

The Three Hills features six luxury ensuite rooms, an orangery, a covered patio, and beautiful gardens. Their menu includes exquisite dishes such as Gressingham Duck priced at £32, traditional Crispy Battered Haddock and Chips for £18, and a 28-Day Prime Aged Hereford Sirloin Steak for £32.50, among others.

In Bartlow, house prices aren't exactly affordable, just like in many other areas. Recent data from the Land Registry shows that the average price for a property in the village was around £670,000 in the past year.

Interestingly, compared to the year before, house prices in Bartlow have dropped by 48 per cent. And when we look back to 2002, when prices peaked at £1,530,000, today's prices are 56 per cent lower.