An article in MK Pulse – August 2021 edition – features 1 Rothsay Gardens in Bedford (Sole Agents: Artistry)
WFH or WFW? With things opening up, are you going to be working from home, or working from work? Sat in your home study in your PJs or suited up in the company office? The truth for many might be somewhere in between. But one thing’s certain, our local towns of Milton Keynes and Bedford, and their surrounding villages, are attracting new fans as places within 40 minutes by fast train to London, yet surrounded by beautiful countryside and, crucially, as offering more bang for your buck in the property market. The buzzword is now “space”; people want it inside and outside and they don’t necessarily want the same old same old.
Interesting properties here would cost many times more in the Capital, where people pay millions for places with shared gardens. Artistry Property Agents, who represent unique homes in our region, are seeing huge interest from people who are looking for something different. The homes Artistry sell are not just distinctive by their beauty, their setting, their interior design, or their gardens, they often have a captivating story to tell. One such property which is about to come on the market has a combination of all those things and is in Bedford’s Rothsay Gardens, a street within the renowned Castle Quarter that has the rare distinction of being the only one by that name in Britain.
The individually designed Victorian villa has over 4,000 square feet of space, including a self-contained studio apartment, up to 6 bedrooms, a roof terrace, and a delightful walled garden with water lily pond and apple trees that have survived from an ancient orchard. This beautifully restored family home was once owned by Samuel and Charlotte Carrington, whose son, Noel, was the originator of Puffin books, and whose daughter, Dora, the famous artist closely associated with Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group, painted “Bedford Market”, which you can see with other works of hers in Bedford’s Higgins Gallery. Dora was known simply as “Carrington” and was played by Emma Thompson in the 1995 film of the same name. Rothsay Gardens is a fascinating area, and the fact that this property once belonged to one of the Country’s most fascinating families, makes a special home even more special.
Looking at the homes Artistry has represented, it’s clear there’s a wealth of wonderful properties in our region. Whilst all are unique, the variety of styles, ages and locations is striking. But one thing’s for sure, as with Rothsay Gardens, you’ll know an Artistry home when you see one.
For full details of 1 Rothsay Gardens, Bedford, or to arrange a viewing, click here.