- french, spanish
I’m Ali Bradbury, my husband, Jon, and I bought the Clock House last year wanting more land for our 2 ponies and a bigger garden for the family. I run a regional eco tourism and educational charity having taken a break from my consulting career after our second daughter. I was thrilled to receive an award in the new years honours list this year for this work. I am a civil engineer by profession and therefore love the grade II listed property of the Clock House and the grounds.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2017
Why Owner chose Bedford
We fell in love with the Clock house and cottage last year. The enclosed courtyard st the centre creates a lovely calm environment with the beautiful london plane tree at the centre. The cottage was appealing with the views to both sides and the fact it is next to our Clock house barn which houses Bedfordshire’s oldest Clock. Winding it up is an activity in itself. The formal gardens of the Clock House are very appealing with the kitchen garden, orchard and formal areas all lying within the walled garden.
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Beautiful break away from it all.
A very charming clock house which is perfect for 4 people. Very friendly hosts in a beautiful spot. I will certainly come back again.
Lovely location and owners. Very peaceful.
We really enjoyed our stay, the cottage was really comfortable and was like a home away from home. We would recommend this to anyone and our hosts were very friendly and helpful.
Beautiful country cottage
We loved our stay at the clock house cottage. The cottage is well kept and well presented. Attention to essentials and decor make it a a perfect retreat. The setting is idyllic, surrounded by beautiful countryside and views. It feels like you are away from everything but equally there is so much to do on your doorstep. The surrounding villages are picturesque. There is so much to do, and if you are looking for any kind of horse riding activity there are loads to choose from. The local people are friendly and helpful. Best of all, our hosts, Ali and Jon are quite simply the best hosts you could ask for. A charming couple. Very accommodating. They were amazing with my son who enjoyed his stay so much he didn’t want to come home, nor did we for that matter. Thank you so much, we all had a fabulous time. Highly recommended, we are already thinking about when we can come back..........
Delightful Cosy Cottage in a quiet rural setting. Ali & Jon are excellent hosts.
Delightful Cosy Cottage with a log fire. Set in the countryside with footpaths close by. The hosts Jon & Ali were first class and the welcome pack was very welcoming. They sorted us out when we forgot the power lead to our soup maker. Nothing is too much for them. I had a lovely 35km run along the River Great Ouse from Church End, through Bedford and on to Willington Lock. Would highly recommend staying there and if we need to go back to Bedford this will be our first choice. Ideally located for Munro Hall Holistic Dental Practice. My only criticism is the lack of double glazing which means you can hear the occasional car going past the cottage, otherwise excellent.
Pleasant stay at the cottage with owners very helpful and wanting to please.