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New Homes in Westford Village 


Welcome to Westford Village

From riverside walks to museum visits, shopping trips and rounds of golf, the whole family will have something to keep them entertained close to your new home in Westford Village. Located only a short drive from Bedford and within commuting distance of the capital, Westford Village could tick all the right boxes for you and your family.

A quick history

Located on the River Great Ouse, the area around Westford Village is believed to have been settled during Neolithic times, while the Romans and Saxons also live in the region. In the 7th century there was tension in the Westford Village area, with Great Denham located on the border of Saxon and Danish lands. 

The area was mainly rural until the 19th century, when nearby Kempston grew quickly with the opening of the barracks. Today, the region is popular with commuters travelling to Bedford and beyond.

Business and industry

Westford Village is close to a number of major employers in the Bedfordshire region, so there’s plenty of choice when it comes to work opportunities. Premier Inn are headquartered in Luton, while Costa Coffee and Savers are headed up in Dunstable, and Marston’s brewery is in Bedford.

Things to do in the area

The village is close to Bedford, where you can enjoy a spot of retail therapy at Harpur Shopping Centre and Interchange Retail Park, discover local history at the John Bunyan Museum and Panacea Museum, and experience culture at the Higgins Art Gallery and Museum.

If you’re moving to the area with children, family-friendly attractions nearby include Whipsnade Zoo, Addison Howard Park and Priory Country Park, while The Bunyan Sports Centre is also popular. Other sporting facilities include Kempston Outdoor Centre and Bedford Golf Club, while Stadium MK is home to MK Dons football team.

In the evening, you can venture into Bedford where you’ll find The Quarry Theatre and the University of Bedfordshire Theatre. The town also hosts a number of events, including the Bedford River Festival and the Bedford Regatta.

Travel and commuting

Located just a short drive from the M1 and close to the stations in Bedford, Westford Village is well-connected for travels to nearby towns and cities. Bedford town centre is only a 15-minute drive from the village, while Milton Keynes is only a 20-minute drive away.

If you’re travelling to London, the train from Bedford to St Pancras International takes just 40 minutes. Birmingham is one hour 30 minutes away from Westford Village by car, depending on traffic.

When you want to go on holiday, London Luton Airport is conveniently only a 30-minute drive away. If you prefer to leave your car at home, you can take the train from Bedford to Luton Airport Parkway, with a journey time of 25 minutes.