Houghton Conquest is a sought-after countryside village, nestled in mid-Bedfordshire. Life in this idyllic location is enhanced by a number of local amenities including a village shop, village hall and choice of three welcoming pubs. Attractive timbered cottages, 17th century almshouses and the fine church of All Saints provide the perfect backdrop for busy modern living.
Taste buds will be well catered for in Houghton Conquest, with a number of pubs serving local produce, while a number of local amenities can also be found in the village, including shops and a post office. The nearby city of Bedford has a number of shopping centres, including the Harpur Centre, where you’ll find a wide variety of shops and eateries to enjoy, or why not try the bars, restaurants and delis of the Little Italy district?
Things to do
Houghton Conquest is a sleepy village in rural Bedfordshire, the remains of Houghton House still stand proud to the north of the village. The village is just over 7 miles from the warm and welcoming city of Bedford, which is bursting with culture and history. The Great River Ouse runs right through the city centre, providing the opportunity to relax and enjoy tea in quaint riverside cafes, perhaps while taking in a rowing regatta, or why not take in a show at the Bedford Corn Exchange? There are also a number of riverside walking routes for those who enjoy the outdoors, including The Embankment, a mile-long footpath which takes you through beautiful tree-lined parkways. Bedford Park is on the outskirts of the city, and has a number of sports facilities including tennis courts, a swimming pool and a bandstand which hosts outdoor music events.
The nearest train station to Houghton Conquest can be found at Stewartby, where you can change at Bletchley for onward travel to London and the north. Bedford also has two train stations, from where you will find connections to destinations including London, St Albans and cities in the Midlands, including Leicester and Sheffield.
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