About This Listing
This is a spacious double room in a family home 5mins drive from Bedford town centre. The room has its own large private bathroom with bath, WC, basin & power-shower. In-room amenities include tea/coffee facilities, WiFi, TV/DVD, hairdryer.
The room that we have to offer is a large, first-floor, dual-aspect, double bedroom with its own adjoining private bathroom. The room has been recently redecorated, has plenty of cupboard and wardrobe space and is a warm, comfortable and private space. You have free WiFi, your own flat screen TV/DVD player, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities in your room. We can provide an iron and ironing board on request. Your bathroom has a double bath, newly-fitted power-shower, WC, pedestal hand basin and heated towel rail. The house is located on a quiet suburban street with views out over Goldington Green. You will have a great night's sleep here.
You are welcome to make use of our large family room with open fireplace, a reading/relaxing area and TV watching area. You also have access to all the garden/outside areas -and we can happily serve breakfast in the garden if the weather is agreeable. Our detached double-garage houses a well-equipped home gym which you are welcome to use at your own risk. (Lynden is also a qualified PT and offers one-to-one PT sessions which are proving very popular with our guests!) There is off street parking on our large driveway which is behind electric iron gates so your car will be safe and secure. We are happy for you to use the kitchen and utility room (washing machine and dryer) during your stay - so please just ask.
Interaction with Guests
We are professional jazz musicians and run our own music company from our home. Weekdays we are generally working in our home office or teaching private music students in our music room.) On weekends we are often out and about with gigs (especially in the summer season) and we would inform you of our commitments at the time of accepting your booking. We are happy to provide you with keys to the house so you can come and go as your please.
We are situated on the southern outskirts of Bedford in Goldington overlooking the lovely open space of Goldington Green. It's a friendly and safe neighbourhood with loads of amenities on our doorstep.
We are just over a mile from the town centre and five-minute's walk from a 24hr Tesco supermarket and service (email hidden)ere are regular buses into the centre of town and the bus stop is 30 seconds walk from our house. If you prefer to walk into town it will take you about 30 minutes straight up Goldington Road. The nearest Train station is Bedford Station which is 2.5 miles from our house. We will be happy to collect you/drop you off if our schedule allows - otherwise we can recommend a reliable taxi company A1 Cars. There is a beautiful river that runs through the centre of town and the surrounding Embankment is delightful. The Priory Country Park is just minutes away from us and has a gorgeous lake, wildlife reserve and some lovely walks. Bedford offers theatres, a multiplex cinema, Fitness First, Golds Gym and LA Fitness, and a nice selection of cafes, restaurants and bars.
Other Things to Note
We have recently added to our family a very friendly short-haired black and white cat called Sergio. He will not have access to your room (unless you would like some company!) but does like to spend his daytime hours snoozing in the conservatory or on the sofa in the lounge.
This is a non smoking house although you are most welcome to smoke on the grounds if you need to. We also prefer guests to take off their shoes before heading upstairs (but shoes in all the downstairs areas is fine with us.) We have a nine year old son in the house so we do ask people to behave in a way that sets a positive example. We are easy going, friendly and open-minded people and look forward to meeting you.
Accommodation was ideal and as described, we were made to feel very welcome and would not hesitate to recommend these hosts.
Thanks you so much
A special place to stay with lovely people in a large, light, beautifully kept and decorated house and equally lovely garden.
The genuine warmth of their welcome was extended the length of our stay and we really enjoyed our exchange of ideas.
Catching the sound of Andrea's melodic voice and a few warm notes of Lynden 's saxophone were extra treats! If you are in the area looking for singing or saxo lessons, don't hesitate and we are sure Charlie will soon follow, teaching Lego!
My brother stayed with Lynden and Andrea in Bedford. He gave the following feedback: Very nice, clean and stylish room and bathroom. Large choice of breakfast offered and Lynden and Andrea have been very nice and helpful with all planning around my stay. I felt as staying with friends and can strongly recommend the Myrtles B&B!
Lynden and Andrea were fantastic hosts. I arrived late. A friendly correspondence on mobile, lovely cup of tea and conversation greeted me, which was spot on as I was jet-lagged. The spacious room and en-suite bathroom is ideal. Lynden and Andrea could not be more hospitable and friendly. I cannot recommend them more. I will be staying again, taking up Lynden's offer of fitness coaching in his gym in the garage and saxophone starter session. I think Andrea may have to be saved from my singing!!!
I'm becoming a regular at the Blades household - I'll be staying with them every week that I'm working in Bedford, they have made me feel very welcome. See you in a few weeks!
Andrea & Lyndon took on board my feedback and I had a new TV and tea making facilities for my stay this week. I will see them again in the next few weeks.
About the Host, Lynden
We are a married couple (in our 40's and both full-time jazz musicians) with a Lego-obsessed nine year old son and a very chilled-out cat called Sergio.
We live in a lovely detached Victorian house in Bedford and have a large comfortable spare room with its own ensuite bathroom which is available to our guests.
We are a warm and friendly family and love the opportunity to welcome new people into our home. We offer a relaxed, sociable and peaceful family environment with plenty of indoor and outdoor space.
We look forward to providing you with a terrific service and to making your stay with us as enjoyable as possible.