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The Birdlings

Comberton, Cambridgeshire, CB23 7EN

An exceptional collection of new homes nestled on the edge of Comberton offering residents the perfect combination of peaceful countryside living with excellent transport links to nearby Cambridge and beyond. 

Nestled in Nature

Each home has been designed and built to the highest standards, with attention paid to every detail to ensure a comfortable and luxurious living experience.  The properties are spacious and modern, with high-quality fixtures and fittings throughout.


The final courtyard on Phase 1 of The Birdlings has been very popular with all properties now SOLD or SSTC.  Please contact Bidwells New Homes to discuss any aspect of The Birdlings development on 01223 841842 or thebirdlings@bidwells.co.uk.


The Birdlings is our award-winning development in Comberton, located in the heart of the stunning East Anglian countryside. The development features a range of high-quality properties, including two, three, four and five bedroom houses, all built to the highest standard.   The development itself has been carefully design to fit seamlessly into the local landscape, with each property feature high-quality materials and finishes.

Comberton is a thriving village community, with a rich history and a wide range of amenities.  There are excellent schools for all ages up to sixth form, at the well regarded Comberton Village College, making it an ideal location for families. The village also boasts several sports teams providing opportunities for both adults and children to stay active and social.

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All new homes in this development have now been sold or SSTC.

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Comberton itself is a charming village, surrounded by beautiful countryside and possesses a strong sense of community.  The convenient location of The Birdlings near the M11 motorway, as well as regular bus services and direct train links from Cambridge Railway Station and Cambridge North to London, Norwich and other destinations, provide various community options for residents.  The Cambridge Science Park, Biomedical Campus and Addenbrookes Hospital are within easy reach and offers residents the ideal choice for those who want to enjoy the peaceful countryside surroundings while still being connected to urban areas.

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Comberton offers the perfect blend of history and modern amenities.  The village is well maintained, with trees and hedgerows lining the paths.  The local butcher’s long-standing reputation for quality is testament to the community’s dedication to providing excellent services.  The addition of a Co-operative store adjacent to the development will surely be a welcomed convenience for residents.  Located nearby is the village of Barton, with it’s array of independent shops, tea rooms and day spa, at Burwash Manor to enjoy after a walk in the local countryside.



Residents of Comberton are blessed to have two high standard local schools covering those entering primary school up until they leave sixth form. Comberton Village College is known for being one of the best schools in the country, and Ofsted’s consistent Outstanding ratings pair well with their high-grade scores to solidify that reputation. The sixth form college itself is of particular repute, achieving 40% A*-A grade among its 2022 students.

Site History

Comberton has a rich history that dates back to the Norman Conquest.  After the conquest, the village was divided into three separate manors.  The largest was in Green End, which remained part of the Royal estates until 1177.  Henry II gave it to Esveillard de Seissum in return for keeping the royal falcons and a retriever.  It passed through several owners until it was divided between three sisters in 1505.  The manor was re-united in the middle of the 19th century.

The second manor, Berdlines, was granted to Picot, the Sheriff of Bourn Castle.  After his death, it passed to his son Robert, who was accused of plotting against Henry I and had to flee the country.  The lands were confiscated and later granted to Pain Peverel.  By 1300, the Manor was held by the Burdeley family until passing by marriage to the Chamber’s of Epping.  In 1514, Burdeley’s manor was sold to the Bishop of Winchester, who included it in the endowment of the Savoy Hospital in London.

The third and smallest manor was given to Erchenger, the baker, who had to provide a hot simnel load to the King each morning in return.  It became known as Heved’s after Robert Head of Hardwick, a later owner.  By 1250, the lands passed to Barnwell Priory of Cambridge, who added them to their other holdings to form the Rectory Manor.  Guests from the King’s Court, who recovered at Barnwell Priory, were given the right to dwell in Comberton.  At the Dissolution, it was claimed by the Crown and finally granted to the Bishops of Ely, who held it until 1964.

Today, visitors can still see some remnants of the village’s history, including the moat of the Green End manor, which is located opposite the doctors surgery.  This village played a significant role in the region’s agricultural and industrial history, with farming and milling among its key industries and in honour of this, we carefully selected the street names of The Birdlings.

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Burdeley’s Way is named after the manor that was granted to Picot, the Sheriff of Bourn Castle, and later passed through several owners. 

The Mazles is named after the historic turf maze that used to be in Comberton where the pre-school playground is now located.

Tebbit’s Way is named after Cliff Tebbit, former Justice of the Pearce, school governor and neighbouring landowner to the development.

Morris Close is named after Henry Morris, the Chief Education Officer for Cambridgeshire and the founder of Village Colleges, including Comberton Village College.

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