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Brief History of Bedford

Bedford probably takes its name from a little known Saxon chief called Beda who settled with his followers where the River Great Ouse was fordable some thirteen centuries ago. One of the most distinctive and oldest landmarks is the Castle Mound – the site of the former Bedford Castle - which is thought to have been constructed following the Norman Conquest.

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Life in the Town

Bedford is a vibrant, multicultural market town. The centrepiece is the River Great Ouse and picturesque Embankment where daily promenades have been popular since Victorian times. The river provides much in the way of recreation and regularly hosts regattas for prominent national and international boat clubs and schools alike.

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Simon Hollands

Simon started selling houses in Bedford in 1982 and was half of the partnership of Eales & Hollands which was launched in Castle Road in 1992. Simon has lived in Denmark Street, Pembroke Street and The Grove and is a staunch advocate of the area.

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Rob Smith

Rob began selling houses in the town in 1996 for a large corporate Agency and moved into the independent sector, joining Simon Hollands in 2001. Six years on, the relationship was so successful, Simon and Rob launched Hollands Smith in 2007.

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Thanks to you and the team for the help, advice and time you spent looking after us. It really was appreciated. I have lived and worked in the corporate world for a very long time, and it’s not very often I come across people who care so much about the way they look after their clients...

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I am just about to complete on my buy to let property with Hollands Smith. I cannot recommend this company highly enough. From the first viewing they have been more than helpful and accommodating and offer a service of old school estate agency with professionalism, integrity and honesty throughout...

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