The Harpurs phase of De Montfort Place will complete the transformation of the former De Montfort University site in Bedford town centre into a new, vibrant residential community which benefits from gated parking, communal gardens, tennis courts and a play area.
The Harpurs at De Montfort Place offers 3 and 5 bedroom homes designed to blend sympathetically within the Conservation Area. It is conveniently placed close to Bedford town centre, local schools, shops and transport links. Tree lined avenues bound the development which offers high specification interiors, houses with south facing gardens, and secure car parking for all residents.
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De Montfort Place is located within the Conservation Area close to Bedford town centre. The county town of Bedford is nestled within one of the smallest counties in England and is flanked to the west and east by the prestigious university cities of Oxford and Cambridge respectively.
De Montfort Place is within walking distance (0.3 miles) of Bedford Station for commuting into London St Pancras in approximately 40 minutes
It is also ideally located for easy access to the M1 and A1(M) making commuting by road easy to the neighbouring cities of Milton Keynes and Cambridge.
Bedford is renowned as having one of the finest riverside settings in the country. Fans of the outdoors will also enjoy the nearby 360 acres of award-winning Priory Country Park, which is made up of lakes, meadows and woodland - just a 12-minute drive from the development
Storey Homes are very proud sponsors of Bedford Town Football Club. The stadium is located 4 miles from the development and the family friendly club offers a very warm welcome to new fans, players and youth team members alike.
Bedford is a thriving market town offering a range of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. In addition, residents can enjoy the riverside promenade which runs through the town centre and is made up of the Embankment Gardens, Russell Park and Mill Meadows.
Bedford has a flourishing arts scene and The South Bank Arts Centre and Bedford Corn Exchange offer an exciting and varied programme of live events. The Corn Exchange is proud to boast one of only two UK residencies of the Philharmonia Orchestra outside London. There are also two cinemas within easy reach of the development.
De Montfort Place is perfectly located to raise a family with many schools within walking distance of home. The nearest school is Polam School which is adjacent to the development on Lansdowne Road. The nearest primary schools are Livingstone Lower School just 0.3 miles from the development and Edith Cavell Primary School and Nursery only 0.6 miles away.
Three high schools are within easy reach of the development – Bedford Modern School is 0.6 miles away, St Gregory’s Roman Catholic Middle School is 1.3 miles and Bedford School is only 0.8 miles from the development.
University of Bedford, Bedford Campus is 1.8 miles from De Montfort Place and Cranfield University is a little over 10 miles from the site.
The nearest GP surgery is conveniently located on Linden Road just 0.2 miles from De Montfort Place and the closest pharmacy is 0.3 miles away. Bedford Hospital is 1.6 miles from the development and there are numerous dentists and opticians close by.
There are plenty of opportunities for keeping fit in the area. Kempston swimming pool is 2 miles from the development and Robinsons Pool & Fitness is located only half a mile away which also has a large gym, a studio, creche and café.
For those interested in outdoor activities, Kempston Outdoor Centre is less than 3 miles from De Montfort Place and offers a full range of challenging and exciting outdoor education and adventure activities.
In addition, Bedford Town Football Club and Bedford International Athletics Stadium have fantastic facilities close by.
De Montfort Place has excellent transport links. Local bus services run from the nearest bus stop on Union Street.
Bedford train station is an 11 minute walk (0.3 mile) from the development providing direct train services into London St Pancras with a journey time of only 40 minutes.
The M1 and A1(M) are just a few miles from home making commuting by road to major employment hubs, such as Milton Keynes, quick and easy. Luton Airport is only 40 minutes’ away by car, accessible via the A421 and M1.
Bedford town centre offers a wide variety of shops and services from Debenhams department store to small independent retailers. The major high street banks can all be found within the town centre and the nearest supermarket is located 0.6 miles from the development with the local post office conveniently located just half a mile away.
Bedford Market is busy, vibrant and exciting - whether you want to bag a bargain, buy fresh produce or just soak in the atmosphere, Bedford’s Charter Market is the place to be. With 100 pitches and up to 50 traders per market. Bedford Market is on every Wednesday and Saturday and is located just a mile from De Montfort Place in the town centre.
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