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New Homes in Bishops Lydeard

Set into picturesque South West countryside and offering a rural way of life, the village of Bishops Lydeard is a wonderful corner of Somerset to call home. Only around five miles from the centre of Taunton, houses in Bishops Lydeard are also close to surrounding spots like Wellington and Bridgwater

Bristol is around 40 miles from town, while Yeovil is even closer and also commutable by car. Whether you’re planning on going for walks in the local area, hiking in the nearby Quantock Hills or spending the day at the seaside, don’t miss our developments closest to Bishops Lydeard below.

  • Elworthy Place

    Elworthy Place

    Sandys Moor, Wiveliscombe, TA4 2TU
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £308,995 to £454,995
  • Royal View

    Royal View

    Taunton Road, North Petherton, Bridgwater, TA6 6NN
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £289,995 to £416,995
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    Brue Place

    Brue Place

    Huntspill Road, Highbridge, TA9 3DE
    • Coming soon
  • Blackdown Heights

    Blackdown Heights

    Crimchard, Chard, TA20 1LD
    • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £249,995 to £434,995
  • Harbourside @ The Quays

    Harbourside @ The Quays

    Y Rhodfa, Barry, CF63 4DF
    • 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £183,500 to £384,995
  • Barratt Homes @ Parc Fferm Wen

    Barratt Homes @ Parc Fferm Wen

    Cowbridge Road, St Athan, CF62 4HJ
    • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £223,500 to £375,500
  • Victoria Heights

    Victoria Heights

    Chudleigh Road, Alphington, EX2 9SQ
    • 3 bedroom
    • £339,995 to £344,995
  • Parish Brook

    Parish Brook

    Engine Lane, Nailsea, BS48 4RH
    • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £333,995 to £499,995
  • Parish Brook

    Parish Brook

    Engine Lane, Nailsea, BS48 4RH
    • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £333,995 to £499,995

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.