This year has been turbulent for the best of us, but thankfully, brighter days are ahead, with warmer weather, the easing of restrictions, and this year’s’ ‘National Picnic Month’ finally rearing its head! So, it’s time to dig out those rounder’s bats, sun hats and factor 30, and prepare some tasty picnic treats!
Picnics in the park are a quintessentially British pastime; the perfect opportunity for loved ones to recoup, catch the sun, and dive into a fabulous array of crowd-pleasing finger foods. With this year’s National Picnic Month taking place from July 1st – 30th, you might be wondering where to take your trusty chequered blanket and hamper! Here at Storey Homes, our developments, ‘The Place’ and ‘Bidwell Mews’, are ideally situated to offer a number of first-class picnic spots; meaning residents can well and truly make the most of the great outdoors.
Enjoying an idyllic setting in the historic town of Kempston, ‘The Place’ promises to deliver green vistas for miles, with the surrounding area playing host to a number of parks and green spaces that are perfect for a day’s worth of sipping Pimms and eating cucumber sandwiches.
Addison Howard Park is a three-minute drive away and forms the grounds for the Grange Estate. The space hosts a number of facilities including a charming community garden. A little further afield is Priory Country Park boasting 360 acres of glorious green space – complete with scenic lakes, meadows and woodland.
Homebuyers are spoilt for choice at ‘The Place’ with a diverse range of homes including apartments, coach houses, two and three-bedroom cottage style homes, and the last remaining double fronted four-bedroom properties.
Our latest development, Bidwell Mews, likewise enjoys a range of green spaces and open countryside nearby that are well suited to a day of munching on fresh British Strawberries. Situated between the historic town of Houghton Regis and the new thriving community of Bidwell, this development is perfectly placed to offer the best of town and country.
Close to home, is Houghton Hall Park – complete with vast open spaces to sit and eat, walking paths, playgrounds, and a café. Kingsbury Park and Stockwood Park – at 3 and 13 minutes away respectively - are also excellent choices for an impromptu picnic. Residents also have the choice of the Dunstable Downs; which, at 797ft, are at the highest point of the county of Bedfordshire, and regularly used by kite fliers and paragliders. Alternatively, keen picnickers can venture over to the nearby Chiltern Hills; an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 324 square miles of countryside.
Bidwell Mews comprises a contemporary collection of two to five-bedroom detached and semi-detached houses, and its three fabulous show homes will be open to view in the Autumn.