Bishop's Stortford

Named one of the best places to live in the UK, the Hertfordshire market town of Bishop’s Stortford is an attractive and friendly community-focused location with a wealth of shops, pubs and eateries. Excellent transport links also mean you could be in the centre of London in less than an hour – making it a new home base with so much to offer. 

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Living in Bishop's Stortford

Well connected

Along with the great way of life and family-friendly provisions, much of Bishop’s Stortford’s popularity is down to the highly desirable location. The town is set just off the M11, which leads north to Cambridge (30 miles) and south to London (approximately 35 miles). Nearby destinations include Stevenage, Chelmsford and St Albans, which are also within an hours’ drive. 

For travel by rail, the train station links the town to London Liverpool Street on the West Anglia mainline. There are also regular trains to Cambridge, Stratford, Harlow and King’s Lynn. For travel further afield, the town can boast to be the closest town to Stansted – the airport is just 5 miles away.

Everything you need (and more)

The town’s attractive high street is filled with 16th and 17th-century buildings,  local shopping centres, well-known brands, a weekly market, cafes and entertainment. There are also several fantastic green spaces and family-friendly attractions nearby – plus, the selection of local schools is impressive. 

Local primary schools include St Michael’s CofE, St Joseph’s Catholic, Summercroft and Hillmead, all of which are rated either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. There are also five secondary schools close by including St Mary’s Catholic School and Birchwood High School.

Relaxing days 

For leisure and relaxation, there are several great parks and playgrounds, including Sworder’s Field, where you can play sports or enjoy a walk. Plus, golf enthusiasts can while away sunny afternoons at the local golf club. A short distance outside the town, the National Trust site of Hatfield Forest provides a tranquil haven for all ages.

Your new house in Bishop's Stortford

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