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. Though small, the town is home to all 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 a direct route into London. Truly offering the best of both worlds, this lovely village could be the perfect place for your new home.
Everything you need within reach
Lined with attractive houses and five village squares, Broomfield’s main road offers hosts a Co-op Food, a small convenience store, a takeaway, and which also serve excellent food. The hospital and emergency department just up the road is a reassuring presence, and the village hall hosts regular coffee mornings as well as providing a great venue for events. When you do need to venture outside the village, you’ll find a fantastic range of shops in Chelmsford – including those at High Chelmer Shopping Centre, the largest in Essex. On Fridays and Saturdays there’s a market where you can browse delicious local produce and artisan goods. Living in Broomfield you’re not far from great entertainment, either – Chelmsford enjoys a lively nightlife with several restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs, plus live music venues, a theatre and a cinema.
Families with school-age children are well-catered for in Broomfield. There are two schools within the village itself – Broomfield Primary School and Chelmer Valley High School, both rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted – plus several nurseries. For more options, a number of primary and secondary schools can be found in neighbouring areas and towards Chelmsford, providing something for everyone. Children who enjoy sports will also benefit from the local football and cricket clubs, and the footpaths that lead out from the village to the River Chelmer and local nature reserves are great for strolls and dog walks.
Great transport links
Broomfield’s location is ideal for anyone wanting to travel to London or elsewhere in Essex. The village lies on the B1008, which leads directly south into Chelmsford (2.7 miles) and north to Braintree (9.1 miles). Less than 10 minutes from the village is junction 19 of the A12, which is a direct route into London and also to Colchester and Ipswich. For rail travel, Chelmsford station is less than 3 miles from Broomfield, and operates regular services to London Liverpool Street taking around 35 minutes. For journeys further afield, Stansted Airport is 16 miles away.