New Homes in Biggleswade
Live the life
Located in rural Bedfordshire just a short commute from London, Milton Keynes and Cambridge, Biggleswade is a market town with great transport links, good schools and lots to see and do locally. Whether you’re exploring parks, taking the kids to the farm or discovering historical sites, there’s something for everyone close to your new home in Biggleswade.
Things to see and do
Biggleswade has lots of green spaces, from the picturesque Swiss Garden to the play area at Franklin Recreation Ground. There are a number of shops and cafes in the town centre, and out of town shopping at the A1 Shopping Park.
If you want to explore the local countryside, you can head to Baulk Wood, The Lodge RSPB Reserve, Howard Park and Gardens or the grounds of Shortmead House. There are some historical sites nearby, including Jordan’s Mill and The Roman Sandy.
For families, there are lots of great kid-friendly attractions close to Biggleswade including Summerfields Miniature Railways, St Neots Museum, Prior Country Park and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Wrest Park, Wimpole Home Farm and Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery is also nearby.
If you enjoy a relaxing round of golf on a summer’s weekend, you can practice your swing at John O’Gaunt Golf Club, Henlow Golf Club or Beadlow Manor Golf Club.
If you’re moving to Biggleswade with school-age children, there are some ‘outstanding’ schools nearby as rated by Ofsted, including Dunton CofE VC Lower School and Sutton CofE VA Lower School, while independent education is available at Focus School, St Francis College and St Christopher School.
For older children and adults who want to take a degree-level course, Bedford is home to a campus of the University of Bedfordshire, while Cranfield University is only a short drive away from the town.
Getting to Biggleswade
Biggleswade is well-connected by road and rail, ideal if you’re commuting to work or visiting friends and family. The car journey from both Cambridge and Milton Keynes to Biggleswade takes around 40 minutes, while the journey from Northampton takes about one hour.
If you’re commuting to and from London, there’s a direct train from Kings Cross to Biggleswade with a fast 45-minute service. There are also trains going to Peterborough, with a journey time of around 35 minutes.
When you want to go on holiday, Biggleswade is only a 40-minute drive away from London Luton Airport, and less than one hour away from London Stansted.