Located in the central-northern part of Bedfordshire, Bedford is our County Town and has grown since medieval times around the River Great Ouse which runs through the heart of the town and the Embankment is without a doubt one of its main attractions along with Bedford Park which was opened in 1888 and has 80 acres of Victorian landscaping and remains unspoilt. Local culture includes an art gallery named the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery and Bedford and the Bunyan.
Bedford Castle, constructed during the reign of William II sometime between 1100 and 1130, only lasted until 1224, when it was destroyed in an aristocratic battle over supremacy. It was the second fortress built in Bedford, preceded by the one erected during the reign of Edward the Elder in 919. St Paul's Church was initially built before the Norman Conquest, although nothing remains of the original construction today.
Bedford’s most famous son is John Bunyan (1628 -1688), undoubtedly one of the most notable historical figures of the Bedford area, originated from Elstow and is remembered for his religious writings and sermons. During his imprisonment he wrote his most remarkable work, The Pilgrim's Progress, which is the allegory of a spiritual journey. Other famous connections with the town are Paula Radcliffe Marathon runner and both Ronne Barker comedian and Gail Emms Olympian were born here. The town has a very well supported Rugby team and Rowing clubs.
Today, Bedford is diverse town of mainly serviced based employment and around the town are many villages notably the pretty Riverside villages to the North and East which are designated an area of great landscape value. The town is home to several quality private schools and this draws many buyers to our area from far and wide.
Our office is set on the Bromham Road and has one of the largest window displays in the town along with parking at the rear! The office has been open for over 15 years and is owned by Gareth Hughes and Glenn Harrington who purchased the business from Tony Inskip in 2018 who remains in the background as a consultant. Add to this the sales, admin and progression team of Daniel Phillips, Katie Blake, Sam Anderson and you have the complete solution for anyone looking to sell their property locally. Our in house independent mortgage advisor, Millie Cox would be delighted to assist you with any requirements you may have.
As an owner run office if there are any aspects of the property world you would like to discuss please feel free to contact Glenn, Gareth or any member of the team and they will be glad to help at any time.
The agent that goes the extra mile is our slogan and as we have been selling customers homes since 1997 our numerous reviews endorse our willingness to do just that. The owners of the Bedford County office aim to prove that they and their team have thought through and put into place a proven service and marketing proposition which really does work.
The team recognise the importance of a phone call back and a good photograph. Some homes are fortunate to sell straight away while others don’t and more is effort is required this is where Urban & Rural have their ‘route to a sale’ with a proven strategy using plan a,b,c and d etc.
Your locally based valuer will personally visit you and assess the value of your property, taking into account the locality, condition, additions and improvements while explaining our strategy to market your property to achieve the best possible price.