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And the Best Place to Live in Northamptonshire is…

Nestled in the arms on the winding River Nene, with a fab indie high street, bijou historic centre and a vibrant community spirit, we have a worthy winner!

The petunias were primped, the spires were polished and it was a tooth-and-nail contest among Northamptonshire’s finest towns and villages. But your votes in the inaugural Muddy ‘Best Places to Live’ competition have now been counted and…*drumroll*…. we’re delighted to announce that the worthy winner is:

THRAPSTON!

Thrapston Corn Exchange

This picturesque and historic market town has it all: bucolic riverside setting, great transport links and thriving independent shops and boutiques, from gifts and homewares to a gorgeous traditional toy store. Thrapston boasts everything a buzzing rural community could need right on its doorstep, including a popular farmer’s market and a wealth of restaurants, foodie pubs, water sports and heritage attractions.

Here, read our full Best Places to Live guide to Thrapston to get a 360 on what makes it so special, and check out the final voting results below.

1/  Thrapston
2/ Towcester
3/ Earls Barton
4/ Oundle
5/ Brackley
6/ Long Buckby
7/ Finedon
8/ Middleton Cheney

Want a peek over the border at the best places to live in BuckinghamshireOxfordshire, Warwickshire or Leicestershire, or or maybe plot the location for your next break or dream holiday home? Check out the full list of winners across 25 counties.

Thrapston and Titchmarsh natire reserve

Don’t agree with the verdict? Let us know in the comments below if you have a gem we’ve missed out and we’ll hotfoot it down there to see if can make the cut for next time.

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6 comments on “And the Best Place to Live in Northamptonshire is…”

  • Julie RISWICK March 3, 2021

    I love living in Thrapston. Totally agree it has everything here you could want and need. But the best thing for me is the warm and welcoming people that do so much for the community.
    The shops have really made it too. We are so lucky to have all this on our doorstep!

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    • Emma March 3, 2021

      I’m so glad you agree. I think a lot of people in Thrapston feel the same as you. Emma x

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  • Alison Reardon March 3, 2021

    I moved in a year ago tomorrow . So happy and pleased I did. Lovely town, lovely people, all amenities are great, shopping, bespoke shops, sports centre , walks, beautiful countryside

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  • karen j davies March 3, 2021

    I love living in Earls Barton such a fabulous, happy and helpful community and everything you need all in one place. How exciting making it into the Top 3. Great work to all involved. Karen X

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  • Karen Davies March 3, 2021

    I love living in Earls Barton such a fabulous, happy and helpful community and everything you need all in one place. How exciting making it into the Top 3. Great work to all involved. Karen X

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  • Jacky March 5, 2021

    Lovely teatowels on this site celebrate Thrapston!: https://www.thesmallishhouse.com/

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