Rutherford Fields

1 - 3 bedroom homes in Swales Drive, Leighton Buzzard, Central Bedfordshire, LU7 4FH

Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Full price from TBC
Min deposit from TBC
Monthly rent from TBC
Bedrooms 1 - 3
Bathrooms 1 - 2
Pets Yes

Overview

HISTORY IN THE MAKING

Rutherford Fields has a big story to tell and that is because it used to be home to one of the country’s most closely guarded secrets; RAF Stanbridge.

Originally called RAF Leighton Buzzard, this picturesque site nestled in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside played a key role as a global communications centre throughout WWII and crucially during D-Day and the Battle of Britain.

WHERE THE WORLD WAS CONNECTED

Established in 1936, the original RAF Leighton Buzzard base was created to be the main Central Exchange and Wireless Telegraph station for the RAF’s telephone and telegraph network.

THE SMALL BASE WITH A BIG SECRET

Today, the village of Stanbridge enjoys the peace and tranquillity of rural living, but the fascinating history of Rutherford Fields uncovers an era filled with top secrets and covert communication.

To anyone passing, this small and unassuming RAF base was like any other, but when its true identity was finally revealed, it was named as one of the most important logistical locations in the world.

Rutherford Fields may have been one of the RAF’s most important bases, but its now home to a range of luxury one & two bedroom apartments and two, three and four bedrooms houses.

Local area information

THE HEIGHT OF GOOD LIVING

Nestled inside the south-east corner of Bedfordshire, Stanbridge captures all of the charm and tradition of a quaint English village. Only 1.6 miles from Rutherford Fields, this peaceful setting has a range of local amenities, including an inviting cosy country pub.

If you are looking to explore beyond the country lanes, the lively market town of Leighton Buzzard provides an exciting selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Dating back to 1086, the general market is held on both Tuesday and Saturdays, with a Farmers Market open on the third Saturday of every month and the Craft Market on the fourth Saturday.

THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE?

If the local schools are the top of your priority list, Stanbridge is within close proximity to a range of Ofsted outstanding rated primary and secondary schools, including Cedars Upper School and Saint George’s Lower School in Leighton Buzzard.

SPREAD YOUR WINGS

Rutherford Fields may have been one of the RAF’s most important bases, but you needn’t worry, as you won’t need a pilot’s licence to get out and about. With the A505 passing to the south of the development, it’s easy to take a road trip anywhere you choose – whether up to nearby Milton Keynes (a little over 20 minutes away) or across to the M1 and beyond.

If you prefer to travel by train, Leighton Buzzard station offers regular direct commuter links into London Euston, and there are up to five trains an hour into Milton Keynes, a journey that only takes ten minutes.

When plans take you further afield, London Luton Airport can be reached in 30 minutes and London Heathrow in just over an hour away.

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Rutherford Fields

1 - 3 bedroom homes in Swales Drive, Leighton Buzzard, Central Bedfordshire, LU7 4FH

Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Full price from TBC
Min deposit from TBC
Monthly rent from TBC
Bedrooms 1 - 3
Bathrooms 1 - 2
Pets Yes

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