Although I live in one of the grottiest towns in Bedfordshire I am so lucky to be on the outskirts close to the Hertfordshire border and just a few minutes drive away from this beautiful countryside. This was the view from the pub garden where I sat with my daughters this lunchtime. My son lives in the village mainly because that is where is partner's family are and he is so lucky. I dream of moving to somewhere like this but the house prices are just way beyond me.It has two main roads with lovely individual traditional houses and a few modern ones chucked in here and there. Three pubs have survived (number one son works in the one we visited today so we had personal service and a discount ... lucky us!). There were two others but they have now been converted into dwellings along with an old Methodist Chapel and some old barns. The house pictured below has been on the market for ages at around 900K .. it was derelict and the little cottage to the side was almost falling down and it has a large plot of land at the back which cannot be built on. If my lottery numbers had come up this would be my dream home .. someone has now bought it and has started renovations ... I do hope they don't strip all of the character and install loads of spotlights and stainless steel. I will keep you posted on progress.As we leave the village to drive back home via the country route the pond and the large house are the last things we see. Such peace and tranquility and it is only ten minutes drive to Luton Airport.