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Located three miles north of Chelmsford, the charming village of Broomfield provides semi-rural living and wide open spaces, just minutes away from a wide range of shops, entertainment and attractions. Truly offering the best of both worlds, this lovely village could be the perfect place for your next move.

Buying a new home in Broomfield

A money and time-saving choice, new-build houses provide you with high energy efficiency. This makes your property easy to heat in the colder months, is better for the environment and reduces your monthly bills – so you have more freedom to enjoy everything Broomfield has to offer.

Living in Broomfield

Everything you need

Though small, the town is home to all the usual day-to-day amenities and essential services including convenience stores, schools, pubs, sports grounds, a library and a hospital – it’s also within easy reach of great transport links including direct routes into London. 

There’s also the weekly market, where you can browse delicious local produce and artisan goods. And when you do need to venture beyond village life, you’ll find a fantastic range of shops and shopping centres in Chelmsford. There you can sample the lively nightlife too, with its several restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs, and live music and theatrical venues.

A family-friendly location

For growing families, the village has two schools – Broomfield Primary School and Chelmer Valley High School, both rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted – plus several nurseries. For more options, a range of primary and secondary schools can be found in the neighbouring areas and towards Chelmsford.  If you have children who love sports, they'll also benefit from the local clubs and facilities. Great for strolls and dog walks, don’t forget the pedestrian paths that lead out from the village to the River Chelmer and local nature reserves. 

Well connected

The village’s location is ideal for anyone wanting to travel to London or elsewhere in Essex. Settled on the B1008, the route leads directly south into Chelmsford (2.7 miles), or north to Braintree (9.1 miles). Also less than 10 minutes from the village is Junction 19 of the A12, which is a direct route into London and Colchester and Ipswich. For rail travel, Chelmsford station is less than 3 miles away – operating regular services to London Liverpool Street, taking around 35 minutes. And for journeys further afield, Stansted Airport is 16 miles away.

Start your new build journey

Choosing your new home is one of the biggest decisions in life. Our mission is to make that journey easy and your dream house a reality. To take that next step, chat with our team today. To explore more locations nearby, browse our other developments below, including Burnham-on-Crouch, Stanford-le-Hope and more…