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Ivel Manor is an attractive development of new homes in Biggleswade, with excellent transport connections to neighbouring Bedford and Cambridge, and good commuter links to London by rail. With a choice of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom homes, this exciting development promises to cater for a range of preferences and budgets.
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom homes
Well-regarded schools in the surrounding area
Direct trains to London from local railway station
30-minute drive to Bedford
20 miles from Cambridge
Potton Road, Biggleswade, SG18 0EJ
Biggleswade is a thriving civil parish and market town bordering the River Ivel in Bedfordshire. Ivel Manor can be found less than two miles from the A1.
These new homes in Bedfordshire are wonderfully placed to benefit from the extensive leisure attractions in Biggleswade and its surrounding area. The beautiful Swiss Garden is a short 10-minute drive from the development with attractive listed buildings nestled in acres of picturesque parkland, while doubling as an enlightening open-air transport museum.
Only six minutes away by car, is the state-of-the-art Saxon Pool and Leisure Centre which comprises an unrivalled collection of sporting facilities. Recently rated ‘Excellent’ by Quest, Sport England’s national quality scheme, the centre boasts a contemporary fitness suite, a swimming pool, sports hall, and dance studio, while providing a crèche and daily children’s activities for younger visitors.
Neighbouring Bedford boasts a thriving cultural scene with notable venues such as The Quarry, The Place and the Bedford Corn Exchange, all promising a wealth of entertainment from critically acclaimed stage shows to family-friendly musicals. As a prestigious university city, nearby Cambridge benefits from a strong cultural identity of its own, with an emphasis on arts, music and theatre encompassed by a popular festival scene, featuring the iconic Film Festival, Folk Festival and Shakespeare Festival amongst them.
As a traditional market town, Biggleswade boasts an impressive bi-weekly market. A monthly farmers’ market held at the notable Market Square is especially popular, where visitors can expect to meet local farmers and browse the excellent quality produce which gives the area its growing reputation.
The thriving town of Bedford offers a leading shopping centre within an architecturally-significant Grade 11 listed building, while its attractive medieval streets reflect a market town heritage with a contemporary twist. Cambridge’s Grand Arcade is another popular destination for shoppers, with over 60 high-street brands housed in a contemporary indoor mall; for something a little different, the stylish Burwash Manor is the city’s Bohemian hidden gem.
Residents of these new homes in Biggleswade will delight in the enticing range of dining venues which populate the area, such as the highly-regarded Croft Kitchen, recently recognised by the Good Food Guide, which is situated a short drive from Ivel Manor and prides itself on serving outstanding British cuisine in a family-run atmosphere.
Nearby Bedford presents an impressive choice of fine-dining restaurants for more formal occasions, including the Michelin-starred Paris House, a Renaissance dining venue steeped in history.
Families are well-served in the area with several notable schools catering for ages two to 19 years. The Lawns Nursery School is situated just one mile from the development, while Lawnside and St Andrews Church of England Lower Schools provide excellent facilities for primary education within the same distance.
Students in higher education will benefit from close proximity to the well-regarded Stratton Upper School at a seven-minute drive away, alongside the notable Samuel Whitbread Academy and Sandy Upper School both reachable within eight miles of the development.
The city of Cambridge boasts one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities, recognised world-wide for its contribution to academia for over 800 years. At a short 35-minute drive from Ivel Manor, the University of Cambridge is an outstanding institution to serve residents pursuing further education, while the esteemed University of Bedfordshire is only 40-minutes away by car.
Nearby road links to these new homes in Bedfordshire provide excellent connections to neighbouring areas of interest. Biggleswade town centre is only five minutes away via the B1040, while residents will find the charming town of Bedford and prestigious city of Cambridge reachable in around 35 minutes via the A603. The A1 motorway is situated a few minutes’ drive from the development and provides commuter access to major cities across the country, connecting London in the South with Edinburgh in the North.
Ivel Manor is served by Biggleswade Railway Station situated less than two miles away and offering regular services across the region. It has routes to London Kings Cross in as little as 45 minutes, Peterborough in 35 minutes, and Huntington in only 20 minutes. Destinations further afield include Birmingham, Leamington Spa, Preston and Swansea, all of which are accessible via direct routes from Biggleswade.
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