Bloor Homes - St Andrews, SG18
This superb collection of high specification 3 & 4 bed homes is set in the market town of Biggleswade, located on the River Ivel in Bedfordshire. Excellent transport links are provided by easy access to the A1 and a train service from Biggleswade Station that gets you to London in under an hour.
Living here offers you easy access to a host of local town amenities including an array of places to eat and drink and a varied mix of local shops to meet your family's day-to-day needs. The expanding London Road Retail Park features many of the major high street stores for a wider shopping choice. If you want to go slightly further afield you can enjoy everything that Cambridge and Milton Keynes have to offer.
In Biggleswade itself you will find an array of place to eat and drink. The town has its own Football Club and Rugby Club and a number of other sports clubs and societies to get involved in and along with a leisure centre there is plenty on your doorstep to keep you and your family fit and entertained. All this whilst being able to enjoy outdoor living in the beautiful surrounding countryside.
There is much to do and see in and around Biggleswade including The Shuttleworth Collection with its famous range of historic aircraft and vehicles and The Swiss Garden, the recently revamped late Regency garden with its adjacent woodland sculpture trail. Visit Jordans Mill, a unique food heritage attraction, where you can tour the historic flour mill and explore the gardens, meadow and woodland.
If you want to get fit enjoy the facilities at Bannatynes health club in Stotfold or enjoy a spot of pampering at Champneys in nearby Henlow.
If golf is your sport, John O'Gaunt Golf Club, a premier club offering two challenging 18 hole golf courses, is only a few miles away.
You and your family can also enjoy the great outdoors by exploring the many walks, cycle paths or bridleways and nature reserves, including the RSPB Lodge Nature reserve, in the surrounding countryside near your new home.
If you want to venture further afield you are approx 25 miles away from the historic university town of Cambridge.
Admire the fantastic architecture and majestic, world-famous college buildings or visit the many museums and art galleries. Take a walk around the quaint passages set around the market place and colleges and enjoy shopping in the blend of independent shops mingled with high street brands. Take time out to relax in the many pubs, restaurants and cafes or see live music or comedy at the Corn Exchange.
If you enjoy a little retail therapy then just under 30 miles away in Milton Keynes is Centre MK with its fantastic choice of shops including major high street brands, plus leisure, entertainment and family facilities all under one roof.
For the more adventurous among you, visit Xscape where you can ski or snowboard on real snow indoors at SnoZone or try a breathtaking indoor skydive in the windtunnel at Airkix. The cinema here is also one of the first in the UK to offer a 4D viewing experience. Bowling is also on offer and a climbing wall to scale. If you are after some rest and relaxation take your pick of the numerous bars and restaurants.
Situated under 20 miles from St Andrews, visit the spectacular and historic Knebworth House which is famous worldwide for its rock concerts and as the home of Victorian novelist Edward Bulwer Lytton.
During the visitor season, Knebworth Park offers a great day out for all the family, with fun activities for children and lots to do for all ages, including the Adventure Playground, Dinosaur Trail, a walk through history in Knebworth House and Gardens and special events throughout the summer. There are also many seasonal events to enjoy throughout the rest of the year.
For a further taste of local history visit the National Trust's, Wimpole Estate and see this working estate which is still guided by the seasons with its impressive mansion and Home Farm offering something for all ages to explore.
The location of St Andrew is also ideal for growing families with a good choice of state schools within the three-tier education system which operates within the Bedford Borough, arranged into lower, middle and upper schools. There are also a number of independent schools close by.
Living here offers you easy access to a varied mix of local shops to meet your family's day-to-day needs. The expanding London Road Retail Park features many of the major high street stores for a wider shopping choice. If you want to go slightly further afield you can enjoy everything that Cambridge and Milton Keynes have to offer.
True to its market town heritage there is a twice weekly outdoor market and a monthly Farmers' market offering you the best of local produce.