Top reasons to live in Bedfordshire

Sitting to the north of London, Bedfordshire is a popular choice for people to live (and it’s not just for its superb transport links!). Rich of outstanding natural beauty and history, Bedfordshire really is a haven of true beauty. Full of beautiful little towns and villages, you’ll never run out of places to explore.

Not to be biased, but we think there are a number of wonderful reasons to live in Bedfordshire, so we’ve put together a list below.


Excellent transport links

With excellent transport links to the capital and surrounding cities like Oxford and Cambridge. Bedfordshire is ideal for people that love easy access to London while living surrounded by beautiful countryside. For a day in London, you can jump on the train and be there within the hour or jump in the car and you can be exploring the lovely streets of Cambridge also within an hour. 

Not only is there great transport links on the ground, Luton airport is conveniently located in Bedfordshire, so you also have great links to other parts of the world as well. With flights to 30 different countries across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa - if travelling is on your bucket list you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to go.


Outstanding countryside

From the breathtaking views of the Dunstable Downs to the charity Forest of Marston Vale and Greensand Ridge - one thing that Bedfordshire is not short of is endless, lovely countryside to explore. Whether you’re an avid walker, a keen cyclist or just enjoy a Sunday stroll with a pub trip at the end, there’s something for everyone.

Not only is there beautiful countryside to explore, but there are also plenty of little villages for you to wander around or grab a coffee and a bite to eat. Ickwell is a lovely village with streets full of traditional thatched and half-timbered cottages or visit the stunning village of Turvey, which is full of cosy pubs, quaint shops and a truly peaceful village atmosphere.


Endless things to do and see

One of the many great things about Bedfordshire is just how much there is to do all over the county. From family attractions, like Whipsnade Zoo and Woburn Safari Park, to keep the children or grandchildren entertained; museums and historical sites to expand your knowledge, like Woburn Abbey, Knebworth House & Gardens or the Ashridge Estate or shopping destinations to get your retail therapy fix. If you consider yourself a bit of a foodie, there are plenty of delicious food and drink spots - you’ll be spoilt for choice.

To find out more about what there is to do in Bedfordshire, read our blog on the top things to do in Bedfordshire.


Moving to a retirement village in Bedfordshire

Choosing where to retire can be a tricky decision, especially when it comes to finding somewhere with lots of local amenities, beautiful countryside and great transport links. 

At Inspired Villages, we choose the location for our retirement villages very carefully. We want our residents to be able to enjoy all the excellent facilities our villages have to offer as well as all the wonderful things in the local area - which is why Bedfordshire was the perfect choice for our retirement villages; Elderswell and Millfield Green.

Choosing to move to a retirement village may be the best decision you’ve ever made, but to help you decide read our blog on the benefits of moving into a retirement village or read how Veronica & George have been living their best lives at Millbrook, our retirement village in Exeter.


How we can help!
Here at Inspired Villages, we have many different types of properties all over the UK, including retirement villages coming to Bedfordshire. If you’re looking to move to the area, why not consider our retirement villages at Elderswell or Millfield Green? We can help you find the perfect property whether you choose to downsize or not or if you’re looking to rent or buy in retirement. 

If you’d like to find out more about us and the benefits and attractions of renting or buying a home in an Inspired village, get in touch today.

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