Water Lane Farm is within the historic Northill Parish, which is home to one of the countries oldest May Day festivals. Situated within easy access of both historic Cambridge (25 miles) and Milton Keynes (28 miles) the opportunities for exploring are endless. In addition direct train connections from Biggleswade can take you into London St.Pancras in just 45 minutes.
Upper Caldecote is ideal as a base to explore Central Bedfordshire and beyond. Located within Greensand Country there is plenty to discover around the Greensand Ridge on foot, by bike or however you choose. For more information take a look at www.greensandcountry.com.
There are many wonderful places to discover in the local area and beyond, a selection are shown below:
The Shuttleworth Collection & Gardens
The perfect day out. Enjoy amazing gardens, follow the woodland sculpture trail and discover a unique collection of vintage aircraft, all set in 875 acres of parkland at Old Warden Park.
Willow Tree Gin Distillery
Home of the award-winning Willow Tree smoked gin distilled in Bedfordshire’s first distillery. Based in the little hamlet of Thorncote Green, experiences range from distillery tours and gin tastings to gin-making courses.
A food heritage attraction situated on the banks of the River Ivel. Jordans Mill offers an historic water mill, landscaped gardens, riverside restaurant and shop.
The Lodge Nature Reserve and Gardens is a very special place, offering an exceptionally rich combination of wildlife and heritage experiences. The woodland, heath and acid grassland cover an area of some 220 hectares, and now form the largest stretch of heathland in Bedfordshire.
An English Heritage property - Trace the evolution of the English garden as you stroll through three centuries of landscape design, wander along the show-stopping Long Water and spot hidden garden buildings as you explore the grounds.
A National Trust property - remains a working estate still guided by the seasons, with an impressive mansion, parkland, gardens and Home Farm.
Home of the 15th Duke and Duchess of Bedford, Woburn Abbey has been the principal family seat since the 1620s. Shaped by successive generations to adapt to changing family life and taste, the Abbey and Gardens are currently closed to facilitate a major refurbishment programme. Please note this is until the spring of 2025.
Once the top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers, Bletchley Park is now a vibrant heritage attraction. Step back in time to experience the stories of the extraordinary achievements of the men and women that worked there.
Visit the Imperial War Museum Duxford for a huge day out. See historic aircraft take to the skies from the airfield where Spitfires first flew. Get up close to gigantic aircraft at Europe’s largest air museum and uncover hundreds of personal stories.