Developed in the grounds of a former 17th century mansion, from which the development takes its name, The Place offers a stunning mix of properties to suit a wide range of home buyers. Following the demolition of the original mansion, the existing house, The Bury, was built in 1854 and forms the focal point of the new development.
The Bury will be restored and converted into 4 apartments and together with 51 new build 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and 2,3 & 4 bedroom houses, The Place offers well designed, high quality homes. Situated adjacent to the old orchard which will be retained as an area of public open space and behind the Grade 11 listed wall, The Place is a unique development, sympathetically incorporating the historic assets of the past with the benefits of a modern, attractive development.
Once known as the largest village in England, Kempston is now a thriving town located just over 2 miles from the centre of Bedford. Running alongside the Great River Ouse, Kempston offers riverside walks, local pubs, cafés and a range of shops, churches and leisure facilities. Local attractions include Addison Howard Park and the community swimming pool which are both located in central Kempston.
Schooling for all ages is provided in Kempston and Kempston Rural Primary School, which relocated to its new home in Martell Drive in 2014, is just a short walk from The Place. For those seeking private education, the much-acclaimed Bedford School, Bedford Modern and Bedford Girls’ School are all within 5 miles.
Kempston is ideally located for access to the A421 linking easily to the M1 Junction 13 and to the A1. Forming part of the Oxford to Cambridge Arc, commuting to these cities is easy from Kempston, by car, bus and train. Bedford’s mainline Station is just 2 miles from The Place offering commuters an hour’s journey to London St Pancras.
Kempston is a thriving town and with its northern boundary along the River Great Ouse, boasts its own Outdoor Centre for those interested in water sports, boat tours and other pursuits. A community swimming pool is in the centre of the town and for those wanting more relaxed exercise, Addison Howard Park is to be enjoyed.
Golf enthusiasts will find Bedfordshire Golf Club is just a short drive away and Kempston has its own Rugby Club and non-league football team, AFC Kempston Rovers. The town offers plenty of choice for shopping, restaurants and bars with further shopping opportunities at the out of town, Interchange Retail Park. In addition, Bedford town centre is only 2.2 miles distant with frequent bus services from Kempston and offers a wealth of amenities, leisure venues and local attractions.
The Place is perfectly situated for families with schooling for all ages provided in Kempston. Just a short walk from the development is Kempston Rural Primary School which relocated to Martell Drive in 2014 and boasts an “Outstanding” Ofsted rating (20/11/19). For those seeking private education, the much-acclaimed Bedford School, Bedford Modern and Bedford Girls’ School are all within 5 miles.
The nearest GP surgery is the St John’s Street Surgery conveniently located just 0.8 miles from The Place. There are several local pharmacies and Bedford Hospital is just 2.5 miles away.
The Place has excellent transport links and is served by main bus routes into Bedford’s town centre and mainline railway station which offers journey times to London St Pancras in approximately 60 minutes. Kempston is also ideally located for access to the A421 which links to the M1 (Junction 13) and to the A1. Luton Airport is 27.1 miles away.
Kempston offers a wide variety of shops and services. The Place also benefits from a local supermarket within walking distance. The Interchange Retail Park is just 3.4 miles away and for a greater shopping experience, Milton Keynes is 16 miles distant.