Archers Fields phase 2
Archers Fields Phase 2a and 2b
The charming settlement of Silsoe, with its picturesque cottages and tree-lined High Street, was once a popular stopping point for those journeying between Bedford and Luton. While it is still a wonderfully convenient base, Silsoe is today a peaceful village of enormous character. Archers Fields is a prestigious new neighbourhood that blends in harmoniously with its special surroundings.
With open farmland stretching away in three directions, Archers Fields is a superb location for walking, cycling, and exploring the surrounding villages. Within Silsoe, the large Millennium Green, located alongside the High Street, provides a restful and tranquil place to walk or enjoy sports and games. And around 15 minutes walk to the west of the development, Wrest Park Gardens is one of the pinnacles of English formal landscape garden design. Modelled on Versailles and incorporating over 150 acres of wooded walks and canals, pavilions and architectural ornaments, the Gardens are today in the care of English Heritage.
Sport and leisure
There is a swimming pool at Clophill, two miles from the development, and a wider range of amenities at Flitwick Leisure Centre, around four miles from Silsoe, including a 25-metre swimming pool with a separate learners pool, squash courts, a fitness suite and a large sports hall. The nearby Beadlow Manor Golf and Country Club offers a choice of two mature 18-hole courses, in addition to a floodlit driving range and excellent dining facilities. There are also two traditional pubs in the village, the George and the Star and Garter, both situated in the High Street just a few minutes walk from Archers Fields.
In addition to a post office, a farm shop and a hairdresser, there is a small convenience store selling newspapers and groceries in the village, and a large Tesco supermarket around three miles away in Flitwick. For a wider selection of high street and specialist stores, the town centres of Hitchin, Bedford and Luton are all within 10 miles.
Archers Fields is approximately five miles from junction 12 of the M1, around 12 miles from junctions 8 and 10 of the A1(M) and less than half a mile from the A6, offering access to Luton and Bedford in under 20 minutes. Luton Airport is just 12 miles away. There are regular train services from London St Pancras to Flitwick and Bedford, and good bus services between Silsoe, Bedford and Luton.
Silsoe has its own Lower School catering for years one to four, and there is also a popular Pre-School, housed in its own classroom within the school, which is less than half a mile from Archers Fields. There is a wide choice of alternative nursery and primary school provision, as well as middle and secondary schools, in the surrounding villages and towns.
There are two major medical centres within around three miles of Archers Fields, both providing full GP services with a choice of doctors, and the one in Flitwick also offers a range of specialist clinics. Barton-le-Clay, around two and a half miles south of Silsoe, also has two dental surgeries and there is a general hospital with full Accident and Emergency facilities in Bedford.