Thinking of Living in Willington?

Set in the picturesque Bedfordshire countryside, yet just a short drive from the vibrant town of Bedford, our new houses for sale in Willington give you the keys to an enriched lifestyle where you really can enjoy the best of both worlds. Willington is a quintessential English country village, with a close-knit community, great amenities, and within easy reach of the town and city.

Local Area

The idyllic village of Willington in Bedfordshire is the sort-after riverside location and has a plentiful selection of amenities - including a farm shop, post office, and garden centre - making it a sought-after place to live. Plus, it’s just 16 minutes to the shops and attractions of Bedford town centre, 30 minutes to Milton Keynes, an hour to Cambridge, and 1hr40 to London - meaning it’s great for commuting and for leisure.


Willington is known for its magnificent Tudor dovecote and stables - commissioned by John Gostwick - master of the horse to Henry VIII’s chief minister, Cardinal Wolseley. But that’s not all Willington has up its sleeve. Follow the river north and you’ll reach the beautiful village of Great Barford, with scenic St. Neots just a little further on. Head 16 minutes west and you’ll be in Bedford, or drive 30 minutes south west to Milton Keynes. 

Pretty Moggerhanger village is within walking distance of Wilington, and the attractive market towns of Sandy (11 minutes) and Biggleswade (18 minutes) are both a short drive south east. Fancy going a little further? Luton town and its airport are within a 45 minute drive, and the historic university city of Cambridge is an hour away.


Discover a great selection of Ofsted-rated 'good' and 'outstanding' schools close by, for all ages.

  • Sheerhatch Primary School 
  • Willingtots Pre School
  • Willington Lower School
  • Goldington Green Academy
  • Bedford University 
  • Bedford Greenacre Independent School
  • Maple Tree Primary School
  • Sandy Secondary School
  • Robert Peel Primary School

Willington village is wonderfully well connected to major rail and road links, making commuting and traveling locally or further afield blissfully straightforward. Bedford’s main train station is less than 15 minutes from Willington and runs direct services that will see you sweeping into London within 1hr 40, and Brighton in less than 2hrs 30; alternatively, take the train from Sandy station for Peterborough (30 minutes), London St. Pancras (45 minutes), and Gatwick Airport (1hr45). Prefer driving? Willington’s close proximity to the A1, A6 and M1 makes it easy to get to St. Neots (23 minutes), Milton Keynes (30 minutes) and Luton Airport (40 minutes).


Ready to explore? Dive into the surrounding areas using the map opposite; and discover just how conveniently located Willington is for the lifestyle you want to lead.

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