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dazerc

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425 posts

90 months

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What areas in Bedford are good and bad?

I'm thinking of buying a house to live in.
I'm looking for an older house that needs a little bit of work to do up. 3-4 bedrooms with drive and garage.

I'm also looking in Biggleswade and Flitwick. I need a house that is close to a mainline train station within a couple of miles.

Thanks

Zippee

10,056 posts

117 months

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How about St Neots? On the fastline to London & Stevenage and only 10 minutes from B/wade or Bedford.

Spindoctor

253 posts

83 months

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Tuesday 18th September 2012 quote quote all
Letchworth, Hitchin? 25/30 mins to Kings X on a line that's generally much more reliable than Thameslink.

dazerc

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425 posts

90 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
I've not looked at st Noets.

I've looked at Letchworth and Hitchin and for my Budget of £210,000. I don't get very much for my money.

Zippee

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Loads of choice in St Neots for that sort of budget - http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/prope... as an example
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kingstondc5

1,978 posts

87 months

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If your commuting into London, look at stops along the hitchin line as there tends to be more trains per hour than the Letchworth 'line' (same line just different stops) and quicker.

Have you looked at Baldock? I live in Hitchin and would be considering Baldock as my next place as you seem to get more for your money and its a stop on the 'Hitchin flyer' - Kings Cross to Hitchin direct, no stopping at Finsbury Park or Stevo, 20-25mins but Baldcock is the next stop after Hitchin.

Unless of course your not a commuter?

Perik Omo

196 posts

31 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Daughter lives in Station Road Langford and good friends in Hitchin Road Upper Caldecott. Daughter loves Langford and they seem to have a very good community spirit. Upper Caldecott is more open in layout and is very near to Biggleswade shops.

dazerc

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425 posts

90 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Thanks for your help.

will be comuting into london next year when we move. Just looking for a new house now so has to be within a mile or 2 of a train station. Most of the areas like Hitchin are nice but out of my price range for the house i want.

Anyone know any of the areas in Bedford?


Spindoctor

253 posts

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dazerc said:
I've looked at Letchworth and Hitchin and for my Budget of £210,000. I don't get very much for my money.
Quick search shows there are three bed houses in Letchworth for circa 250k. In this market, they'll take offers.

Worth looking in places like Stotfold too, less than 10 mins by car from Letchworth stn.



Celtic Dragon

1,040 posts

118 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Also try Potton and Sandy. Potton is a nice sleepy backwater with a great pub smile (real ales on draught!) Only 4 miles from Sandy or Biggleswade train stations. At present you can pick up a 3 bed house for 200k.

tonyvid

8,823 posts

126 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
Sandy station used to be massively cheaper to park at then St Neots too.

YesItsAVW

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48 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
Spindoctor said:
Worth looking in places like Stotfold too, less than 10 mins by car from Letchworth stn.
Fairfield Park!

AceOfHearts

3,706 posts

74 months

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I have lived in Biggleswade for a year now and love it. I also have friends in Potton and it does have a bit more of a country feel, but I think I would miss the train station and shops if i went out there. Its good being able to get the fast train home from London after a night out and just stumble home, rather than having to organise taxis.

boolay

1,456 posts

121 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
Biggleswade good areas are...

Newer estate to the east of the town Saxon Gate et al. (My folks live there!)
Bird / Riverside Estate - Osprey Road and around (I had a house there for 8 years)
Houses to the North of the town (Beech Ave and around there - Trees Estate)

These are generally newer houses (70's / 80's). There are a lot of nice Victorian terrace houses on busier roads like The Baulk, Drove Road, Sun Street etc

Not so nice areas are...

Stratton Way and one or two roads around Mead End, but it's generally a pretty harmless town

Groober

693 posts

63 months

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Flitwick is pretty good when it comes to value for money, plus St Pancres is 45 mins on the train. I live there and I like it, decent pubs in and around Flitwick and Ampthill is within walking distance which IMO is nicer than Flitwick but more expensive. Plus there is some great country roads on the doorstep!

Honestherbert

424 posts

30 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
Avoid st neots like the plague!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zippee

10,056 posts

117 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
Honestherbert said:
Avoid st neots like the plague!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Out of interest what do you base that on? Decent market town, no trouble, good amenities (lack of decent restaurants though), good rail links, reasonably affluent town.

nellyleelephant

2,302 posts

117 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Zippee said:
Honestherbert said:
Avoid st neots like the plague!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Out of interest what do you base that on? Decent market town, no trouble, good amenities (lack of decent restaurants though), good rail links, reasonably affluent town.
Having grown up in Flitwick and also spent 3 years going regularly to Biggleswade, I'd pick St Neots over this two!

dazerc

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425 posts

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
St Neots is a bit far out for me. My wife works just in the North of Luton so St Neots would be 50min drive and she can't do that due to her Cronic fatigue.

we like the look of flitwick and Biggleswade. We have seen some nice houses in Bedford but are not sure on the areas.

nellyleelephant

2,302 posts

117 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Which areas of Bedford have you looked at? Lived there for 5 years, some very nice areas, also some not very nice areas!
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