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Highfield Farm
Tempsford Road, Sandy, SG19 2AQ
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Single from: £66.00
Double from: £66.00
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Bedfordshire is one of the most interesting and exciting counties in the entire United Kingdom. Rare is the county that offers both stunning beauty by way of its natural features yet also has plenty of fascinating man made features and historical relics. Bedfordshire, however, offers all this and more including thrilling tourist destinations and fast-paced nightlife. It is here, then, that we find the lovely and unique town of Sandy. With a population of just over eleven thousand, Sandy is neither a large city nor a small hamlet. It exists in that beautiful middle ground and thus can be seen as perfectly evocative of the nature of Bedfordshire. It is fully immersed in the present and thus offers cultural amenities that smaller villages in the area simply can't compete with due to their rustic and rural surroundings. It is also small enough, however, to be free of the problems that plague larger cities. These problems include violence, congestion, noise pollution, and other big city caveats. Sandy seemingly takes the best of both worlds and combines them into something gorgeous and inviting.

Sandy dates back to the days of the Roman Empire. By the time the massive nation finally got a major foothold in Britain it was already in decline and thus many English towns in and around Bedfordshire were growing in size at the same time that Rome was being torn apart from both the inside and the outside. Luckily, the brilliant road construction and infrastructure creation that made Rome so powerful was still employed for most of these cities and it gave them a leg up on their growth that saved them during the difficult years ahead when Saxons, Danes, Normans, and many other empires struggled against one another. Sandy was just such a city and it grew up beautifully amid these often frightening times.

Surprisingly, not much is known about Sandy during these formative years. The Domesday Book, compiled during the eleventh century, acted as a de facto almanac of cities in those days and though Sandy is mentioned in it, there is little else in the way of facts as to the inner workings of Sandy at the time. In those days, and in the book, it is referred to as Sandeia and that name is thought to have been derived from the Old English Sandieg. Both names basically meant "sand island". In addition, there is some evidence that suggests that Sandy was a mill town that used water-powered mills as the source of the income of the town. This supposition is further bolstered by the fact that one of the roads in the town was known as Mill Lane at the time. Mill towns were popular in those days and it makes sense that a town that was considered a "sand island" would need water mills in some capacity. It is truly a great shame that little more is known about this fascinating and beautiful town. On the other hand, it can't be denied that a little mystery makes a town all the more interesting.

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