New Homes in Bishop's Stortford
Live the life
Located in Hertfordshire just a short commute from London, Bishop’s Stortford is a popular place to live with lots to see and do nearby. Whether you’re shopping in the town centre, watching a performance at the theatre or visiting local museums, there’s something for everyone to enjoy close to your new home in Bishops Stortford.
Things to see and do
If you like uncovering local history, there are lots of great places to explore in and around Bishop’s Stortford including the town museum, Waytemore Castle, Mountfitchet Castle and Scott’s Grotto. Anglesey Abbey, a National Trust property, is only a short drive away.
For adventures in the great outdoors, the town is close to the National Trust’s Hatfield Forest, The Gibberd Garden and the Gardens of Easton Lodge. Parndon Wood Nature Reserve is also nearby, ideal for walks with the family, while sports facilities including Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre and Bishops Stortford Golf Club.
In the evenings, you can see a show at Bishop’s Stortford Theatre, or take a train ride into London to visit the West End. Other places of interest nearby include East Herts Miniature Railway, Epping Forest District Museum, Shepreth Wildlife Park and Maple Pollard Riding Centre.
If you’re moving to the area with school-age children, it’s good to know there are plenty of ‘outstanding’ schools nearby including St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, St Michael’s Church of England Primary School, Saint Mary’s Catholic School and The Hertfordshire & Essex High School and Science College.
For older children and adults thinking about studying for a degree, the University of Hertfordshire is only a short drive away from the town.
Getting to Bishops Stortford
Whether you’re commuter for work or visiting friends, it’s good to know that Bishop’s Stortford is well-connected by both road and rail. To get to Bishop’s Stortford from London, the journey by train takes just 40 minutes, while the drive takes around one hour via the M11. The journey from Cambridge takes just 35 minutes by car or 40 minutes by train, while the drive from Colchester takes around 45 minutes.
When it’s time to jet off on holiday, it takes just 10 minutes to get to London Stansted Airport, so your next adventure overseas will get off to a quick and easy start.