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Bedford buyers flock to Bidwell for fabulously affordable five-beds

Storey Homes new builds’– Over the past year, buyers have flocked to rural areas in search of affordable housing and, more importantly, extra space. In fact, recent home-buyer research has indicated that of those surveyed, 40% cited ‘lack of space’ as the main reason their current home fails to cater for their needs, with a further 33% citing ‘lack of outdoor space’, and 22.7% stating ‘no dedicated space for working from home’ as their main qualms[1]. With this in mind, family-owned property developer, Storey Homes, is thrilled to introduce Bidwell Mews.

With show-homes launching this Autumn, and the development comprising a contemporary collection of two to five-bedroom detached and semi-detached houses, Bidwell Mews presents buyers with a uniquely affordable opportunity to own a high-quality, spacious home in Bedfordshire’s verdant countryside; with the added bonus of having their Stamp Duty paid for by Storey Homes.

Situated between the historic town of Houghton Regis and the new thriving community of Bidwell, Storey Homes’ new-build are perfectly placed to offer the best of town and country. The new settlement will provide a local centre, primary school, and sports pitches; in addition to all of the facilities available in Houghton Regis. Moreover, residents will benefit from a variety of amenities, green spaces, and travel connections in the neighbouring towns of Dunstable, Leighton and Luton.

Katy Jordan, Managing Director of Storey Homes, comments: “Our versatile selection of homes at Bidwell Mews provides ample choice for every possible buyer type; from first-time purchasers at the start of their home-ownership journey, to growing or established families in need of extra room. We know that following the events of the last year, all buyers are reassessing their needs, and the search for space is driving buyers to rural locations like Houghton Regis. Along with impressive room sizes, many of the four and five-bedroom properties come with double garages and driveways. Selective plots also benefit from our with Stamp Duty paid incentive if they are reserved by July 30th.                               


Each and every home at Bidwell Mews has been designed to cater for the needs of today’s buyers; with open-plan kitchen/dining spaces providing a hub for cooking and eating together with friends or family. Kitchens are sleek and contemporary, featuring Hacker units with soft close doors and drawers, low energy LED downlighting, Karndean flooring, and a range of integrated Bosch appliances. Bathrooms and en-suites are equally well appointed, coming complete with white Roca sanitaryware, Karndean flooring, LED downlighting and Chrome fixtures. Residents will all benefit from private outdoor space. Wardrobes are standard to master suites.

The Storey Homes new builds are located in the civil parish of Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire; an area recognised for a number of annual events, including the May Fayre, Carnival, classic and Vintage car show, and infamous pancake race. Just a few minutes away are contiguous neighbours, Dunstable, Leighton and Luton – where residents will have access to a variety of shopping and leisure facilities.

Dunstable town centre offers a range of local shops, restaurants and supermarkets; as well as a weekly market, and dynamic gym/sports hall. Further afield, avid shoppers can visit The Centre MK – one of the largest shopping centres in the UK – and reachable in 30 minutes by car.  

For outdoor pursuits, residents at the Storey Homes new builds have the choice of the Dunstable Downs; which, at 797ft, are at the highest point of the county of Bedfordshire, and regularly used by kite fliers and paragliders. Alternatively, green-space seekers can venture over to the nearby Chiltern Hills; an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 324 square miles of countryside – perfect for an afternoon gander with family and friends.

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For day-time entertainment, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo plays hosts to a variety of animal-themed experiences for visitors to enjoy; or, for the adults of Bidwell Mews, the nearby Luton Hoo Hotel provides the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind. The 1000-acre country estate dates back to the 18th century; and houses an award-winning restaurant, spa and golf course.

Families with children are well catered for, with the local and surrounding areas offering a range of schooling options for children of all ages. These include Houghton Regis Primary School, Houghton Regis Academy, and The Chiltern School.

Residents at Bidwell Mews have a choice of railway stations; all within a few miles of the development – including Leagrave Station, where commuters can reach London St. Pancras in as little as 42 minutes, and London Bridge in 57. The scheme is also located just three miles away from the M1, affording access into London and the Midlands with ease. London Luton Airport, the fourth-largest airport in the UK is 11 minutes away – whisking travellers across the globe with little effort involved.  

Prices currently start from £364,950 for a three-bedroom property. For more information, please visit

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