Quality of life. Most often, it’s about the details of everyday living. From the little
things, like knowing the nearest place to pick up a pint of milk, to the bigger things,
such as choosing the right school, or finding a health centre nearby. You need to
know that the community you’re moving to will support you and your family, as well as being a pleasant place to live. So, here’s some useful information about the town of Wixams.
Enjoying easy access to the beautiful surrounding countryside, this fast growing community presents a wonderful selection of high quality houses in a fantastic location. Set within the exciting village of Wixams with all the convenience this has to offer, Pilgrims Gate is also just 3 miles from Bedford town centre. With easy access to the A6, the M1 Flitwick and Bedford rail stations, commuting is conveniently easy.
The location of Pilgrims Gate enjoys easy access to the surrounding countryside and rural destinations such as The Chilterns and the Millenium Country Parks. Whilst lying amidst beautiful countryside, Wixams is ideally located to take advantage of a wide range of established visitor attractions including Woburn Safari Park, Wild Britain and Gullivers Land Theme Park. Perhaps enjoy a family day out to nearby Woburn Safari Park, an award winning attraction where you can view giraffes, elephants and many other animals set amidst a beautiful environment; an unparalleled close encounter with some of the worlds most magnificent and endangered animals. The Forest of Marston Vale covers 61 square miles of Bedfordshire. With a growing number of beautiful woodlands, wetlands and a wildlife and sensory garden, a conservation centre and children’s activity playground, you will be sure to find the ideal place to enjoy a leisurely walk, picnic or cycle through one of the National Cycle Networks routes running through the forest.
Woburn Safari Park
The development is located near the A6 which provides easy access to both Bedford and Milton Keynes with their extensive leisure and shopping facilities. For commuting Pilgrims Gate leaves you spoilt for choice with recently upgraded roads providing access to the Motorway network (both M1 and A1M). For train travel Pilgrims Gate is situated close to both Flitwick and Bedford rail stations where regular trains can whisk you to London St. Pancras in under an hour. Access to the London Luton Aiport just over 15 minutes away completes the transport picture ensuring that whatever your travel plans, they will be catered for from Pilgrims Gate. There are future plans to build a train station in Wixams which will become an intermediate stop on the Bedford to London line. In addition, the new transport network within Wixams puts bus stops within comfortable walking distance, and the extensive network of cycle paths makes getting around quick and easy.
In addition to several dental surgeries, there is a choice of health centres offering a full range of services and a selection of specialist clinics within around 2 miles of the development. Further to this, facilities scheduled to be constructed within the Wixams village include a primary healthcare centre, providing even greater convenience.
London Road Health Centre
84-86 London Road, Bedford
Halsey Road, Kempston
St John's Doctors Surgery
16 St John's Street, Kempston
There is a choice of pre-school provision as well as primary and secondary schools, all within easy reach of the development. Six new schools will be provided in total at Wixams village, including three lower, two middle and one upper school, an excellent provision for growing families. The settlement will also provide an offering for pre-school and childcare facilities.
Shortstown Lower Primary School
Canberra Road, Bedford
Abbey Middle School
Mowbray Road, Bedford
School Lane, Bedford
Just Learning Nursery
Progress Park, Elstow, Bedford
The fast growing exciting community within Wixams village will include all the features and amenities of a true village, including local shops. Yet, Wixams village is conveniently located just 3 miles from Bedford town centre. A thriving town boasting over 300 shops including department stores, independent outlets, shopping malls and open air markets. The shopping centre in Milton Keynes is an exciting, dynamic mix of retail and dining all under one roof. The centre links shopping to the rest of Milton Keynes’ city centre where you will find a choice of over 240 stores, the theatre district and Xscape, an action packed entertainment centre. Nearby to the development are a choice of well-known supermarkets including a small Tesco Express and a Sainsbury’s for day to day convenience.
Sports and Leisure
Wixams village is concentrating on developing a sustainable, bustling community. With this in mind, the village will have play areas, a number of sports pitches and open spaces across the development. In addition to the outdoor facilities, a range of indoor facilities are planned, including a central multi-purpose sports centre. Further to the facilities in Wixams, Bedford boasts a variety of leisure facilities including three swimming pools, an international athletic stadium which hosts national and international events and is completed by excellent training facilities.
Mowsbury Golf Club
Cleat Hill, Bedford
Bunyan Sports Centre
Mile Road, Bedford
The bustling town of Bedford, just a 15 minute drive from the development is packed full of entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Bedford Corn Exchange plays host to a comprehensive range of entertainment for all the family including the world class Philharmonia Orchestra residency, or perhaps visit the Cecil Higgins art gallery which holds a truly international collection including works by Turner, Picasso and Warhol. There is also a Cineworld multiplex just 3 miles from the development
Bedford Corn Exchange
St Paul’s Square, Bedford
Newnham Avenue, Bedford
0871 200 2000