Spotlight on Blunham
The Beauty of Living in the Country: Blunham, Bedfordshire
“And cattle grazing in the watered vales,
And cottage-chimneys smoking from the woods,
And cottage-gardens smelling everywhere,
Confused with the smell of orchards.”
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
The village has excellent sporting facilities such as its own football, cricket and bowls clubs. Or why not pop into the Royal Oak pub for a drink and a meal chosen from a wide ranging menu. You can find out about all the local events on the Facebook pages Cogenhoe Village Chatter and Cogenhoe Residents Past and Present, both great for keeping up to date with what’s happening in the village
A property sold with James Berry in Blunham
The aspiration for green fields and village life has deep roots: for centuries our countryside and its life have been venerated in poetry and prose alike. But rural living is so much more than just an escape from the hustle and bustle of large towns and cities. Its simple closeness to nature is something that can be appreciated in most rural parts of the country, but for a picturesque village with many 17th century properties, proximity to fast London rail links, and a thriving village community, Blunham has it all and more. Apart from several community clubs in the village there is even a community cinema, funded by a Lottery Grant, with films showing once a month. The Horseshoes, dating back to the 1700s, is a charming traditional pub and there is a village shop as well as a primary school. Surrounded by beautiful countryside there are also many riverside walks to be enjoyed, or for a more cosmopolitan feel the city of Cambridge is a mere 23 miles away. This village is perfectly situated for all tastes.
The Village has grown by 50% in the last 20 years but has maintained it’s village feel and maintains its popularity with hopeful residents on a waitlist for new opportunities to buy or rent in the village.
John Donne, rector of Blunham in 1621, famously wrote ‘no man is an island’ and the fabulous community spirit of Blunham has certainly taken this to heart.