Orchid Fields

Ridge Road, Kempston, BEDFORD, MK42 7GL
  • 2 bedroom homes
  • £195,995 To £227,995
  • Help to Buy scheme available

    Help to Buy properties are new builds in England with a value of £600,000 or less. They must be bought as a main home and be fully owned by you.

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10 year warranty

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Introducing Orchid Fields

Orchid Fields is our popular development to the west of Bedford, offering all you need right on your doorstep. It sits just off the A421 dual carriageway and a short drive to Bedford’s train station, suiting anyone looking to commute to Bedford, Milton Keynes, Cambridge or London. The nearby Bedford town centre offers 3 shopping centres, a weekly market and lots of pubs and restaurants to enjoy.

We are holding a First Time Buyer Event on the 6th & 7th May 2017. Come along and speak to a New Build Mortgage Adviser about the Help to Buy scheme and how it can help you get onto the property ladder.

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Show Homes & Sales Centre opening hours:

Monday 12.30pm - 5.30pm and Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5.30pm

More convenient living
  • Perfect for families and first time buyers
  • Great range of apartments and homes available
  • Ideally located for a selection of schools
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A fantastic location
  • Plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants all close by
  • Short distance away from the A428 & A421
  • A short drive to the centre of Bedford
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Help to Buy calculator

YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE. This calculator is provided for guidance only; Barratt Homes does not offer mortgage advice. Subject to full affordability checks, you may qualify for a higher equity loan amount from the government. You should take advice from a suitably qualified adviser before agreeing to a mortgage.

Quality you can trust

When you buy a Barratt home you can be confident you're dealing with one of the nation's most trusted home builders.

5 star builder rating

5 star builder rating

We're the only national home builder to win this prestigious award every year since 2009. Awarded to Barratt Developments Plc Group brands


10 Year Warranty

10 Year Warranty

Peace of mind. All our homes come with a reassuring 10 year NHBC Buildmark Warranty.


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Show homes

Why not come and visit us at Orchid Fields to see the high quality finish of a Barratt home for yourself? Below are the show homes we have open for viewings.

If you really like what you see, our show homes are often available to buy. Call our friendly Sales Advisers on 01604 419 621 to find out more.

Amber

Amber

  • 2 bed
Available to view

This home is available for visits, but is not currently for sale. Book your viewing today

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Helmsley

Helmsley

  • 4 bed
Available to view

This home is available for visits, but is not currently for sale. Book your viewing today

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Essentials on your doorstep

You won't need to worry about having to go far for what you need. Within a 20 minute walk you will have a wealth of amenities on Kempston High Street including:

  • The Half Moon, a charming local pub offering a warm welcome and delicious food.
  • You won't be short on places to eat as there is a fish and chip bar, a Bella Italia, the Oriental Chef and the Dragon King
  • Local butchers and bakery
  • The Co-operative, where you can pick up your daily newspaper and a Lidl for a large food shop
  • You are also near a selection of schools including Kempston Rural Lower School and Hastingsbury Business and Enterprise College

Efficient, modern design

Our Barratt homes are not only great places to live but they are also good for the environment and could save you money. Insulated walls, double glazed windows and energy efficient appliances are just some of the features we include when building sustainable homes. We even pressure test each house to make sure everything is well sealed so your new home stays snug and warm. On the development there will be access to a bike storage for both private homes and communal areas and the roads have been designed to keep speeds below 20mph allowing for safer streets for cyclists and pedestrians. The development neighbours a peaceful stream, lined with mature trees which provides residents with beautiful scenic walks and encourages the local wildlife.

The build so far

After a very successful first phase at Orchid Fields, we have now launched our second phase. With foundations now in the ground and with many properties already sold, don't miss out on moving to this popular development.

You can choose from a selection of apartments and houses, ranging from 1 bed to 4 bed homes.

To find out more, you can register your interest to receive updates about new homes and any offers available to help you move.

Meet the team

Fitz Sales Adviser

Jenny Sales Adviser

Our knowledgeable Orchid Field Sales team Fitz and Jenny are on hand to help you get started on the property ladder or get you moving to a bigger home.

They will be there every step of the way, answering any questions you may have about the homes available and schemes that could help you have a stress-free move. They know the local area very well and will be able to explain where to find all the amenities and facilities that meet your lifestyle requirements. Visit them to find out more.

A fantastic location

Orchid Fields is located in Bedfordshire, the area offers wonderful countryside, delightful villages and impressive stately homes. Walking and cycling is made easy with lots of cycle routes and public pathways through the countryside. In just 10 minutes from your future home you can arrive at Priory Country Park, known for its educational activities for children of all ages. The lakes there are used for both fishing and water sports. As well as all the natural beauty, you are just a short distance away from all the amenities in the centre of Bedford.

Travelling north and south of the country couldn’t be easier. Just a few minutes’ drive away from your future home is the A428 that links to the A421, from there you can drive to the M1 in just 8 minutes and the A1 in 11 minutes.

The train station is just over 3 miles away from your home, where you can reach it by car or bus. Travel to London St Pancras in 39 minutes direct, Milton Keynes in 53 minutes and Leicester in 42 minutes.

Alternatively, you can travel by coach from Bedford Coach Station. You can travel to many major destinations including London, Birmingham, Stansted airport and even holiday destinations such as Great Yarmouth.

Just outside the development you have the opportunity to hop on a bus, one way takes you into the centre of Bedford town and the opposite way you can visit Milton Keynes and a number of villages including Wootton, Eaglestone and Stewartby.

School Name Information

No. of pupils

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English

Percentage achieving English Level 4 at Key Stage 2.

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Maths

Percentage achieving Maths Level 4 at Key Stage 2.

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Science

Percentage achieving Science Level 4 at Key Stage 2.

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Agg

Aggregate score of English, Maths & Science results.

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KS2VA

Pupil progress against national average (100). 100+ is above national average; under 100 is below national average.

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Local Average N/A 63.5% 56.5% 88.0% 104.0 99.1
Hastingsbury Business & Enterprise College

Pupils: 926

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ridgeway School

Pupils: 67

N/A% N/A% N/A% N/A N/A
Balliol Lower School

Pupils: 260

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kempston Rural Lower School

Pupils: 89

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Greys Education Centre

Pupils: 72

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Robert Bruce Middle School

Pupils: 607

63.50% 56.50% 88.00% 208 98.2
Bedford Road Lower School

Pupils: 279

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Wootton Lower School

Pupils: 253

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Grange School

Pupils: 138

N/A% N/A% N/A% N/A 99.9
Springfield Lower School

Pupils: 293

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Evenings and weekends

Keeping active

Locally to your home is the Kempston Outdoor Centre, where you can participate in rock climbing, paddle sports, high ropes and archery; great activities for all ages. There is also a swimming pool and gym offering weekly group classes. Slightly further a field is Bedford International Athletic Stadium, Mowsbury Golf and Squash Centre and Bunyan Sports Centre.

Day at the shops

Kempston high street offers a selection of places to eat, drink and shop, for those looking for more retail therapy, Bedford town centre is just under 6 miles away and has 3 shopping centres for you to explore. The Harpur Centre is open 7 days a week and has all the high street names, you know and love. The Arcade and the Church Arcade are home to a selection of boutiques and independent shops, anything from sweets to bespoke clothes. If that’s not enough Bedford town has 5 markets, open different days of the week, selling all sorts of products. Slightly further afield at Milton Keynes, the Centre:MK offers around 240 stores and restaurants, including high street names you know and love, all under one roof.

Family days out

There is so much to do in Bedford to keep the whole family occupied. For an outdoor adventure you could visit Bedford Park or Priory Country Park, both ideal destinations for walks, picnics and plenty of green open space for the kids to run around. For the thrill seekers, a few minutes in the car and you can arrive at Box End Park where you can learn to waterski, wakeboard and more. Bedford is also home of the Oasis Beach pool, with wild water flumes, wave pool, beach area, and for the adults there is a sauna, fitness suite and café. Other facilities include laser tag, cinema, the Quarry theatre and the Corn Exchange; to name a few. Milton Keynes is just a 20 minute drive away and offers a fantastic range of entertainment facilities. There is plenty to do at Xscape enjoy real snow slope, a bowling alley, 4DX cinema, climbing walls and indoor skydiving, whatever the weather.

Live the life

Kempston not only has a thriving high street where you can pick up your shopping or dine out, it is home to a number of other facilities including:

  • Kempston’s Retail Park open till 8pm on week days. Here you will find an Argos, Boots, Next, Outfit, TK Maxx, along with other well-known stores and a Costa Coffee.
  • You can enjoy views of the Great River Ouse and Bedfordshire Countryside from the John Bunyan Community Boat. Kempston is one of the stops available on a selection of cruise routes.

Investing in a Barratt home

Financial Advice

Our team can introduce you to new build mortgage advisers who will offer expert advice specific to your needs. They’ll help find the best buy-to-let investment mortgages, as well as offering guidance on tax and portfolio planning. Most can also meet you at a time and place that’s convenient for you.

Letting Agents

The right agent can make investing much easier. We have strong relationships with reliable local letting agents who will help you achieve the best rental rates for your property. We can also help negotiate management fees and commission rates so you get the best deal.

Legal Advice

If you need it, we can provide you with a list of fully independent solicitors. Offering fast, effective service at competitive rates, the firms we recommend have handled thousands of transactions for Barratt and are familiar with the entire process – meaning less hassle for you.

Quality

Our homes appeal to potential tenants, not just because they look great, but also because we design them to be energy efficient and low maintenance to live in. Our homes have won some of the industry’s most coveted awards for design and quality, and we’re the only major national housebuilder to be awarded a Five Star Housebuilder Award by the Homebuilders Federation, every year since 2009.

Great locations

Decades of UK building experience means we really understand the market – creating homes people desire, in places they want to live. Our properties offer great local amenities and facilities, and are close to major transport links. People like living in Barratt homes – which makes them great investments.

We could help you buy

Please contact a sales adviser to find out which specific offers are available on this development and how they could help you buy your new home.

A more straightforward move

Reserving your home

  1. Like this development? Browse the different homes we have, find the one you're interested in and register your interest.
  2. Once you get in touch our helpful team will be happy to answer your questions and show you round.
  3. When you visit the development, we'll meet you in our show home before guiding you around the home you're interested in.
  4. If you're keen, you'll be able to reserve your home there and then - and we'll take it straight off the market.
To find out more or visit the development, just give us a call:
0844 556 6166

The buying process

Once you’ve reserved your home, you can set the process in motion. Buying a home follows a set process. Here’s a quick overview, but don’t worry if it seems complicated – our team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Find a solicitor
Find a solicitor

You’ll need a solicitor that specialises in conveyance to look after all the paperwork. We can put you in touch with one if needs be.

Arrange your mortgage
Arrange your mortgage

There are plenty of options to consider when it comes to a mortgage. Once you’ve done your research (or spoken to a mortgage adviser – again, we can put you in touch if you like), you should seek an agreement in principle.

Get a valuation and survey
Get a valuation and survey

Your mortgage lender will want confirmation the home is worth what you’re paying for it. They’ll organise the valuation for you – this will involve a fee.

Complete legal work
Complete legal work

You solicitor will look after this for you. It’s all about formally transferring ownership from us to you, and checking there are no legal obstacles in the way.

Exchange contracts
Exchange contracts

Once the legal work is complete, your solicitor will exchange contracts with us. This is when you pay your deposit and commit to the deal taking place.

Complete and move in
Complete and move in

On the date of completion, you become the legal owner of your new home. Collect the keys and make yourself comfy!

The buying process in Scotland

Once you’ve reserved your home, you can set the process in motion. Buying a home follows a set process. Here’s a quick overview, but don’t worry if it seems complicated – our team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Find a solicitor
Find a solicitor

You’ll need a solicitor that specialises in conveyance to look after all the paperwork. We can put you in touch with one if needs be.

Arrange your mortgage
Arrange your mortgage

There are plenty of options to consider when it comes to a mortgage. Once you’ve done your research (or spoken to a mortgage adviser – again, we can put you in touch if you like), you should seek an agreement in principle.

Get a valuation and survey
Get a valuation and survey

Your mortgage lender will want confirmation the home is worth what you’re paying for it. They’ll organise the valuation for you – this will involve a fee.

Complete legal work
Complete legal work

You solicitor will look after this for you. It’s all about formally transferring ownership from us to you, and checking there are no legal obstacles in the way.

Exchange contracts
Exchange contracts

Once the legal work is complete, your solicitor will exchange contracts with us. This is when you pay your deposit and commit to the deal taking place.

Complete and move in
Complete and move in

On the date of completion, you become the legal owner of your new home. Collect the keys and make yourself comfy!

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