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Situated close to Bedford and 15 miles northeast of Milton Keynes, Westford Village is a lively community on the banks of the Great Ouse. The village is a quiet base for those working in larger neighbouring towns and cities, including London.
With a balance between country living and the convenience of nearby amenities, homes in Westford Village house commuters, families and those retiring from urban life.
Places of interest
The village’s biggest sporting attraction is the Bedford Golf Club, an 18 hole course with American style bunkers and eight lakes. Championship football is played by Milton Keynes Dons FC at Stadium mk.
In Bedford, Panacea Museum tells the fascinating story of the Panacea Society, a unique 20th century religious community. John Bunyan Museum focuses on local history through the eyes of a local author and pastor The Higgins Art Gallery and Museum hosts a calendar of exhibitions, workshops and family-focused events.
Every two years, the Bedford River Festival attracts more than 300,000 visitors to the town. With music, parades, dragon boat and raft racing, it’s one of the UK’s largest free festivals. Bedford also hosts the largest one day river rowing regatta in Britain, the Bedford Regatta along the Great Ouse.
Addison Howard Park, Bedford Park, Priory Country Park and Embankment Gardens & Russell Park provide great opportunity for Westford Village residents to enjoy the great British outdoors.
Westford Village is in the catchment area for St Thomas More Catholic School, rated Outstanding by Ofsted.
As for higher education, there is a University of Bedfordshire campus situated in Bedford.
Situated next to the A428 and close to the M1, Westford Village benefits from good road links. The village itself does not have a train, but there are two stations in neighbouring Bedford, just two miles east. Bedford and Bedford St. Johns Stations provide train links to London, Nottingham and Leeds.
Westford Village is conveniently located for routes into London. The capital can be reached in one hour 25 mins by car via the M1, or 40 minutes by train from Bedford to London St Pancras.
Birmingham is one hour 30 mins by car via the M1 and M6. Trains run from Milton Keynes to Birmingham New Street in 55 minutes via the Virgin Trains service. While the bus services between Milton Keynes and Westford Village are slow, a car journey takes just 20 minutes via the A422.
Westford Village is just 30 mins by car from Luton Airport.