Moving to Bedfordshire

Bordering Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire isBedfordshire county. Probably not considered as ‘posh’ as its ​​neighbors, but with a lot of stunning views of open countryside and super transport links, this regionoffers some lovely properties at a very affordable price. Here is a county where you really can up-grade. If you have almost anything to sell in London and want more space, you would do well to look in and around the villages of Bedfordshire.

Many interesting, often thatched villages nestle in the heart of the farmland. The Great River Ouse and Ivel, lakes and open water areas provide great opportunities. Sailing, water skiing, canoeing, wakeboarding and pleasure boating are just some of the activities available. Many places are set aside for wildlife also, so perfect for both walkers and ornithologists. Major cities in Bedfordshire will have less appeal to those who want rural life but as good retail centres are important, the transport network is essential.

With its central position, links are very good and the county even has its own airport for escaping to the winter sun!The quieter parts of Bedfordshire should not be ignored. Both the Thameslink and East Coastline train services travel through the area to the main London station of Kings Cross, as well as the M1, A1, A5 and A6 making it perfectly connected.

Some beautiful Bedfordshire and Central Bedfordshire villagesinclude: Ickwell, Old Warden, Northill, Southill, Wingrave,Silsoe,  Aspley Guise, Ampthill, Barton Le Clay, Elstow, Willington, Great Barford and the area around Biggleswade or Woburn. Consider retiring to one of these attractive rural locations. For more information on Park Homes for Sale in Bedfordshire, visit http://www.parkhomelife.com/our-parks/pine-view-park/

For leisure activities, visit the Shuttleworth collection of old-fashioned bi-planes or see Woburn Abbey Safari Park. There are more animals in the Whipsnade Zoo, or for something more original, the RSPB has its headquarters in The Lodge Reserve. For walkers Dunstable Downs, Three Way and Ivinghoe Beacon Sires provide stunning views. There are many river-based activitycentres or perhaps try sky diving. Many places offer tea and cake with a view of the river, for something a little calmer.

The main selling point for Bedfordshire is the travel connections into London, Oxford and Cambridge. Train services to the capital run regularly and can take you to London in an hour. The trip to Cambridge and Oxford takes about two and a half hours.

Bedfordshire offers an easy escape to the country. Dunstable Downs, which are part of the Chiltern Hills, Marston Vale and the area of Greensand Ridge are all areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Peter