New Homes in Bishops Lydeard
Live the life
Located in Somerset just a short commute from Taunton, Bishops Lydeard is a rural village surrounded by countryside yet within easy reach of towns and cities. Whether you’re walking up hills, taking the kids to wildlife parks or discovering times gone by at local museums, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy close to your new home in Bishops Lydeard.
Things to see and do
The village itself is home to Bishops Lydeard Mill and Rural Life Museum, while other places of historical interest nearby include Sheppy’s Cider Farm and Museum, the Museum of Somerset and Somerset Cricket Museum in Taunton.
If you love getting out in the great outdoors, you can explore the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, walk through the gardens at the National Trust’s Fyne Court, or go on a cycle ride through Great Wood. Exmoor National Park is also within driving distance of the village, where you can go hiking and biking.
Other places of interest nearby include Tropiquaria Wildlife Park, Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool, Vivary Golf Course and The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre.
For families moving to the area, it’s good to know Bishops Lydeard is close to a number of excellent schools. Parkfield Primary School and The Castle School are both rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, while Taunton Preparatory School, The King’s School and Taunton School are independent.
Taunton is home to Somerset College, which runs courses with Plymouth University and The Open University, while the University of Exeter is also within commuting distance by car.
Getting to Bishops Lydeard
Bishops Lydeard is well-connected by road, and although there’s no train station in the village, there is one nearby in Taunton. To get to Bishops Lydeard from Taunton, the journey takes just 15 minutes by car, while the journey from Minehead takes 35 minutes and the drive from Exeter takes around 50 minutes. From Bristol, the journey to Bishops Lydeard takes one hour 10 minutes.
Travelling further afield, the journey to London takes three hours by car or just two hours by direct train to Paddington from Taunton station. When it’s time for a well-earned break, you can get to Bristol Airport in just 50 minutes by car.