Woburn certainly provides everything you need.
Good transport links by road, well-rated Ofsted schools and lots of fun activities for everyone, are just some of the benefits of moving to Woburn.
It takes time to settle in a location you are familiar with, even more so if you are a newcomer.
Moving to an area you have little knowledge of can make the whole relocation experience that much more difficult.
You will need to do plenty of groundwork long before your move date and research is the key.
To help you get to know a little more about moving to Woburn, here is some helpful information about the area.
Woburn was first recorded as a hamlet in 969 and is found in the Domesday Book of 1086.
Woburn was an important staging post on the London–Newport Pagnell–Northampton turnpike during the nineteenth century.
At that time, the town had 27 inns and the first 24-hour post office outside London.
Woburn boasts 13 places to eat and drink, quite impressive for a village of its size.
Woburn Abbey and Woburn Safari Park are both are very popular tourist attractions which Woburn is famous for.
Aside from Woburn Abbey and Woburn Safari Park, tourists visit Woburn’s Georgian village centre and the Woburn Heritage Centre local history museum.
In addition, the local Village Festival held annually in August draws thousands of visitors.
Lined with beautiful Georgian homes and a wide selection of specialist shops, services, pubs, and restaurants makes shopping in the village a pleasant experience.
Should you want to venture further afield, you will find the larger towns of Bedford and Luton.
Together these towns will provide you with extensive shopping facilities and cultural attractions.
One of the first things prospective buyers ask about a new area is “how much will I have to pay to buy a home there”?
It is a good question to ask if you are moving to Woburn.
Woburn’s property portfolio is an expensive one.
There is no point in looking for your next property in an expensive area if your budget is limited.
Equally, you may be moving with children. You will need a home close to good schools and plenty of outdoor space.
As the village is highly sought after, homes for sale are limited and available stock tends to be older established properties, ideal for families.
Focus your search on Woburn and you will find that the average cost of a home here comes in at a relatively high cost of £398,833.
That said, you can purchase a three-bedroom home for £375,000 which is not unreasonable these days for a property of this size.
High-end homes are also available. The most expensive home for sale currently is a stunning three-bedroom terraced house
Located right in the centre of the village, it was originally built in 1760, it is as beautiful as it is practical. For sale at £850,000.
Stats as per Rightmove July 2022
There is by no means a shortage of good schools within the catchment area despite it being a small village.
Woburn has seven schools sitting within a two-mile radius of the village.
Woburn Lower School for 4-9years is a popular choice and rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted.
Ensuring that each child has maximum attention, the school is small teaching around 60 pupils.
Ofsted noted in its inspection findings that “the school is in the top 3 per cent of all primary schools in the country”.
Older children travel to Walton High School in Milton Keynes. In 2018, the school was given a “good” rating by Ofsted.
Central Bedfordshire Council is responsible for education across the region.
To apply for a school place in the Woburn area, simply visit Central Bedfordshire Council’s website.
It is a very useful source of information and provides everything you need to know about schools in the area.
You will likely be changing your council area when you are moving to Woburn.
Bedfordshire Council also has some very practical advice regarding a number of other issues.
Your council tax charge may change, bin days will be different, and your local recycling centre will also be in a completely different location.
You can find answers to all these and other questions by visiting the website.
Yet another plus, if you are moving to Woburn, is that it not only has several incredible attractions of its own but also sits close to many others.
It is so good to know that when the weekend comes around you won’t be kicking your heels searching for something to do.
Woburn provides heaps of things to do, here is just a small insight as to what you can expect.
Woburn Safari Park
This attraction has been a family favourite for generations.
2 miles from the village, almost walkable, the park is packed with everything you need for a fun-filled day out.
The 300-acre site has both a drive-through and a walk-through safari experience.
There are play areas for the very small children, demonstrations, and hundreds of animals.
The onsite café is ideal for taking a break.
Founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145A, it is now a beautiful country house, the family seat of the Duke of Bedford.
The abbey has 22 rooms, over 28 acres of gardens, inspired by Humphrey Repton, and 3,000 acres of deer park.
The building is listed in the highest category of architecture at Grade I.
Ideal for the most ardent history enthusiasts.
Woburn Walking Routes
If walking is something you enjoy, Woburn has seven clearly marked routes to choose from.
Depending on how much time or energy you have, the shortest route is around 3 miles and the longest is around 9.
Some of the walks have passing views of Woburn Abbey and pass through the deer park.
You can finish your walk with lunch at one of the villages’ popular pubs.
The Good Pub Guide has named the Bell and the Black Horse pubs as being “well worth a visit”.
Among one of the villages many charms is its semi-rural location.
If you are moving to Woburn, you will likely need to commute to one of the larger towns in close vicinity to Woburn.
It is also good to know that you have a number of places close enough to enjoy a few hours shopping or for a night out somewhere a little livelier.
Leighton Buzzard sits 5 miles from the village, Milton Keynes is 9 miles away and Luton is around a 14-mile journey.
Luton Airport is also ideally close enough to take the strain out of European or International travel.
You can be home in less than 30 minutes if you fly out of Luton.
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