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Bishop’s Stortford; a great place to bring up a family and commute

November 14th 2016
By: Melanie
Bishop’s Stortford; a great place to bring up a family and commute

The ancient market town of Bishop’s Stortford with its landmark Corn Exchange is thought to date back to Roman times, the town bends around the River Stort, a lovely place to go for a riverside stroll. It’s thought that the origins of the town’s name came from the Storta family who controlled the river crossing. Later the town and castle was sold to the Bishop of London, and at this point the town was known as Bishop’s Estereferd, which later changed to Stortford.

Bishop’s Stortford is a thriving town, with a good choice of independent shops as well as national chains, restaurants, cafés and pubs. The town also has an excellent choice of schools including Bishops Stortford College http://www.bishops-stortford-college.herts.sch.uk/, St Mary’s Catholic School http://www.stmarys.net/, The Bishop’s Stortford High School http://www.tbshs.org/ and Hockerill a top performing school which state school which also provides boarding http://www.hockerill.com/. It’s also a great place for commuters, offering an easy 40 commute into London’s Liverpool Street Station, as well as being close to Stansted airport and the M11.

Property in Bishop’s Stortford

According to Home and Property buyers pay a premium of around £30,000 to move to market town, and £100,000 if it is in a popular area such as Bishop’s Storford because it is well connected. Lloyds Bank has revealed that house prices in market towns have been increasing by £546 per month over the past 10 years.

The town has a wide selection of housing styles that stems from its rich history - period cottages, Victorian and Edwardian terraced properties and more modern houses. The average price of a home in Bishop’s Stortford is around £383,000, a terraced property will normally set you back around £317,000 with detached homes fetching around £628,457.

If you would like to get some of the benefits of living in a market town, here are few house Intercounty has for sale in Bishop’s Stortford.

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This three bedroom bay fronted semi-detached is for sale (featured above) has a guide price of £325,000. It would make a great project for someone looking to add value to put their own stamp on a property.  The house enjoys an elevated position, situated within easy walking distance to the mainline train station and the town centre. Internal accommodation comprises: lounge, dining room and kitchen. On the first floor there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. The property additionally benefits from double glazing and gas fired central heating with a rear garden of approximately 60ft in length and residents permit parking to the front. EPC Band E. BEST AND FINAL OFFERS BY 10AM MONDAY 21ST NOVEMBER

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This superb non-estate, detached, double fronted house is located in close to local school and amenities. Accommodation comprises of a reception hall with study area, cloakroom, sitting/dining room, superb kitchen/breakfast room, four double bedrooms with en-suite. The property enjoys a south facing garden offering a high degree of privacy, integral garage and ample parking. EPC BAND D. Offers over £450,000. Available for viewing this Saturday from 10am, please call to arrange a time to view.

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This three bedroom, extended property is within walking distance of the main line station. The internal accommodation comprises: shower room, lounge and kitchen/dining room, whilst on the first floor there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. Externally the property benefits from gardens to the front and rear and off street parking to the front. EPC Band D. It has a guide price of £500,000.

If you would like more information on other properties for sale in the Bishop's Stortford area then please give our team a call on 01279 757250 or check out the Intercounty website.