'The Ford' is a unique Edwardian style riverside villa set on the edge of beautiful countryside, within the delightful Bedfordshire village of Clapham. The village offers a blend of history, shopping, and modern leisure facilities within the village and nearby.
The development makes good use of the site, taking maximum benefit from the south-west facing garden, the river views and beyond. The spaces have been designed to create interplays of light and shadow. The use of natural timber and neutral colours provides comfortable and exciting interior spaces.
The well proportioned accomodation includes a living room of over 300 sq ft, as well as a separate dining room and study. The open plan kitchen integrates spaces for family life at the heart of the home.
All bedrooms are carefully orientated to take advantage of the river and meadow views, as well as to maximise light. The house has five, good sized, double bedrooms, two of which have en-suite facilities. The second floor provides a unique studio space with ensuite and fabulous long distance views of the river and beyond.
Visually exciting and cleverly designed by David Coles architects Ltd, 'The Ford' provides functional, enjoyable spaces for family living.
The sloping site provides for an interesting rear (garden) elevation. Leading from the house, a natural timber deck veranda spreads across the full width of the building. Access down to the garden is via simple steps onto an extensive patio area, suitable for spending leisure time, relaxing, and watching the world go by.
Clapham is an attractive village of just under 4,000 people less than two miles from the centre of Bedford. The Ford has its own frontage to the River Great Ouse and is well situated to take advantage of all that Beford has to offer, shopping, leisure and sports facilities, without having to live in town. All this with easy access to the A1, M1, the East Coast Mainline and Luton Airport.
There is a good selection of local schools, state and private to take your children from nursery to secondary level. The famous Harpur Trust schools, for boys and girls, are located in Bedford and served by the various school bus services. There are three golf clubs within two miles, the Bedford and County Club being only a third of a mile away.