Focus on… Bramingham

If you like the freedom of the countryside but the convenience of town life, Bramingham could be the area for you.
 
Bramingham is situated on the northern outskirts of Luton, bordering miles of countryside and symbolising the area’s rural past. The name ‘Bramingham’ comes from the original farmhouse, Bramingham Farm, the grade II listed building situated in the area, which has since been converted to a residential care home called Little Bramingham Farm run by Friends of the Elderly. (Source)


The residential area of Bramingham was developed to the north east of the old farm and residents today still benefit from the woodland and park areas which offer acres of space to explore with beautiful views across nearby Barton Hills. Bramingham Wood is owned and managed by the Woodland trust and described as “an ancient woodland sanctuary in an urban environment.” There are pathways to walk, ponds to explore, and it’s one of the top ten bluebell woods in the UK - perfect for this time of year! (Source) Although nowadays the wood is almost entirely surrounded by development, once inside you could be in a different world.


There are lots of modern houses in the LU3 postcode district, with a very high percentage of detached houses and nearly five times as many as the rest of Luton, which typically has more semi detached and Victorian terraced properties. (Source)  In 2016, detached properties in Bramingham sold for an average of  £363,420 and semis for £260,155. These are similar prices to Stopsley, but more expensive than central Luton and Leagrave. Bramingham house prices in 2016 were up 17% on the previous year and 35% up on 2014 when the average house price was £186,917. (Source)


Around 7,207 live in Bramingham (source) with a range of conveniences on their doorstep including the Sainsbury’s Superstore, Homebase, Bramingham Park Medical Centre and good bus routes into the centre of town. Also nearby are the South Beds Golf Club, Sunshine Riding School and Barton Hills National Nature Reserve for great walks and more of a taste of the great outdoors.


There are a number of schools in the area including Bramingham Primary School and Cardinal Newman Catholic School, both graded Ofsted ‘Good’,  as well as the Technology Campus of Barnfield College, with the main campus situated on the New Bedford Road closer to the centre of town.
 
If you have a property to rent or sell in Bramingham, our local knowledge will help find the ideal tenant or buyer. Contact us on 01572 720777 or email info@pandrproperty.co.uk


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