Families flock to top education location in Bedford
Over 60% of purchasers at Lansdowne Villas, Storey Homes’ gracious development of period-inspired homes in Bedford, have cited the area’s excellent schools as a prime reason for buying.
Now only one of the substantial villas remains available, and it’s not likely to be left for long. The prospect of a traffic-free walk through one of Bedford’s smartest areas to one of the superb schools for which the town is famous has proved irresistible to numerous buyers who have spotted that Lansdowne Villas is the ideal location for family life.
Lansdowne Villas is close to the Harpur Trust collection of private schools, famed for the quality of their education at all ages. The Trust has run schools in the area for centuries, notably Bedford School for Boys, and Bedford High School and the Dame Alice Harpur School (now merged to form Bedford Girls’ School). Now it is also expanding into state education, supporting the Bedford Academy. With the excellent Pilgrims Pre-Preparatory School also close by, Lansdowne Villas is the ideal location for all a family’s educational needs, from primary to higher education.
Matthew Storey, Director of Storey Homes, comments: “Lansdowne Villas has been a huge success with the family market, thanks to its combination of gracious accommodation and proximity to a range of superb schools. There is bound to be plenty of interest in the last villa available, but disappointed buyers can still buy a new, period-style villa in the next phase of the development.”
Situated in a handsome conservation area on Lansdowne Road, Lansdowne Villas has created a gracious enclave in Bedford’s smartest location. The initial collection of 18 redeveloped Victorian villas set the style for the new phase, which features grand homes newly built in the period style of their neighbours.
The last remaining property, available at £449,950 – a three storey, four bedroom Villa – boasts elegant brickwork, sash windows, high ceilings, bay windows and slate roofs. Finished to the highest specification, it is completely ready to move into.
On the ground floor is an extensive open-plan kitchen and dining area. Spaciously designed, the kitchen has granite worktops, a fridge, a freezer, an integrated dishwasher, a wine cooler and microwave, and an oven with a five-ring gas hob and extractor hood. At the rear of the house, the spacious sitting room has French doors that open to reveal a landscaped rear garden. A separate utility room and w/c complete the ground-floor accommodation.
Upstairs, a spacious master bedroom with an en-suite shower, two further double bedrooms and a separate family bathroom occupy the first floor. On the top floor, another double bedroom is provided with an en-suite shower room and airing cupboard plus additional storage space.
The location of Lansdowne Villas makes it ideal for both city commuters and those embracing local life. Bedford mainline railway station is less than half a mile away, with trains into London St Pancras taking approximately 40 minutes. International travellers will appreciate the close proximity of Luton Airport.
Lansdowne Road is also close to the centre of Bedford, with its main shopping centre, supermarkets, and pubs and restaurants offering different types of cuisine less than half a mile away. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for; as well as local rowing and bowling clubs, there are two golf courses within 1.5 miles and three gyms, the nearest less than half a mile away. Priory Country Park is a couple of miles away, and there are also a cinema, theatre and museums within easy reach.
Visit storey-homes.co.uk for further information.