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Ideally located on the edge of the rural Bedfordshire village of Upper Caldecote near Biggleswade, The Ridings is an elegant development of brand new 2 bedroom bungalows and 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes with open meadows beyond and only a few minutes’ walk from the village playing fields and local shops.
PLEASE NOTE –
Following the UK Governments announcement on de-restricting new home sales and related activity we have re-opened our Sales Centre. Visits will be by pre-arranged appointment only and in a completely COVID-secure environment. Currently, our dedicated Sales Teams are available via phone or email on a daily basis, to assist our customers with any queries they have.
Construction work on new homes has started again and progress is steady. We are undertaking regular visits to all sites to ensure all uncompleted homes remain safe and secure. The health and safety of all our staff members remains paramount and we are practising stringent social distancing and other Government recommended procedures on-site to ensure our construction teams ‘stay alert’ to the virus at all times.
We will keep in regular contact with all of our customers and offer help and guidance on their home purchase in these uniquely challenging circumstances. Above all we will continue to offer the high level of customer service synonymous with Martin Grant Homes.
Our thoughts and best wishes continue to be with those affected by this virus, the NHS and other key workers on the frontline and we thank you for your understanding and patience during this difficult time.
Upper Caldecote is a perfect place to put down roots, where you’ll find a gentler, more relaxed pace of life within a quiet village setting. Families, first-time buyers, young professionals and downsizers alike will enjoy living in this vibrant community, with superb schooling, local amenities and recreational facilities right on the doorstep. Surrounded by open farmland, you’re just a few minutes by road from the historic market town of Biggleswade, while Stevenage, Cambridge, Milton Keynes and London are also within easy reach.
Upper Caldecote offers a range of shops and services for everyday essentials. As well as the two convenience stores, you’ll find a Post Office, a garage, a quaint antiques emporium, a popular farm shop and pet store. Biggleswade has a variety of larger supermarkets and a retail park just two miles away.
Biggleswade’s streets are lined with quality independent retailers and cosy cafés. It also hosts a colourful bi-weekly market and farmers’ market every month. Big scale out of town shopping and high street names such as Next, H&M and M&S are all available at the A1 Retail Park on the London Road. Milton Keynes has a huge choice of modern boutiques, department stores and restaurants, while slightly further away, Cambridge offers sophisticated designer shopping within beautiful surroundings.
Biggleswade has a superb selection of both state and private schools for all ages. Bedford College and the universities of Bedfordshire, Cranfield and De Montfort are all also within easy reach.
Upper Caldecote is an ideal place for children to grow. The village primary school, the Caldecote Church of England, became an Academy in 2017 and is already a very popular choice.
Outdoor enthusiasts will be delighted to find that Upper Caldecote is on Bedfordshire’s Three Greens Walk, one of many footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways in the area. Sports fans will enjoy the cricket, football, netball and tennis that are available on their doorstep, while keen golfers will be in their element at the nearby Top 100 John O’Gaunt Golf Club. While the kids work off excess energy at the Saxon Pool and Leisure Centre, you can relax at Fairfield’s Bannatyne Health Club & Spa.
Whether you’re cheering on the cricket team or sampling the cakes at the annual village show, you’ll love living beside the Caldecote Playing Fields. Just next door to The Ridings, the green and its associated social club are at the hub of the local community.
There are plenty of options for adventures with the family, from viewing the Shuttleworth Collection’s range of historic aircraft and vintage vehicles, or touring the fascinating Jordan’s Mill to riding the miniature railway at Summerfields. Get up close to nature at the RSPB’s Lodge Nature Reserve, Priory Country Park or Herring Green Activity Farm. Grand houses and gardens include the Swiss Garden and Woburn Abbey or you could simply take afternoon tea in the picturesque village of Old Warden.
Situated just to the west of the A1, you can be in Biggleswade in just 6 minutes by car. Cambridge, Stevenage and London are also easily accessible by car with the M1 just half an hour away.
A network of local buses provide alternative transport options locally and for commuters, train services from Biggleswade to London King’s Cross operate regularly throughout the day and arrive into the capital in 36 minutes. For international travel, Luton Airport is a 40 minute drive away, and Heathrow can be reached in just over an hour.
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