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LIFE IN BISHOPS STORTFORD

 

With the new year upon us, work on The Chantry, one of Bellis Homes many developments; is in full swing and near completion. The Chantry which is situated in one of Bishops Stortford’s most desirable locations, just off Hadham Road, provides buyers with an “old means new” feel. The building itself was built in the 16thCentury, its original use was that it made up one of three medieval guild chapels attached to St Michaels Church. The chantry site was called the guild of St John the Baptist and it may stand on the site of this guild’s original priest house.

The building is a listed and Bellis Homes have worked tirelessly to make sure the character of the building remains, but at the same time giving the Chantry a modern contemporary finish and look. Having successfully gained planning Bellis Homes are now building 3 apartments and one duplex apartment. The changes gained planning in November, with the conversion of the house featuring two floors of beautiful building character connected with a sweeping bespoke staircase. The grand entrance makes you feel welcome, boasting a contemporary design with porcelain tiled floors, panelled timber doors and an array of downlights. All living areas are versatile, open-planned and designed for you to relax and enjoy in a variety of ways. Engineered woods flooring is present throughout all apartments, with quality carpet in all bedrooms. All kitchens are individually designed with Quartz surfaces, quality appliances and tiled flooring. High ceilings and large windows are in abundance with two apartments featuring private courtyards.

The Town of Bishops Stortford has always been a market town, small in size during the middle ages and it wasn’t until 1769 when the towns prosperity was enhanced by the opening of the Stort Navigation (a canal system running from Bishops Stortford to Rye House). During the mid-19th Century Bishop Stortford’s opulence was heightened even more with the introduction of the railway connecting it to London, this made the town very popular for workers commuting to the City of London.

Modern day Bishops Stortford has a number of different activities to keep men and women of any age entertained. The residents are able to enjoy the Rhodes Arts Complex, an extremely modern art venue, which hosts cinema, theatre and much more. Bishops Stortford also has a number of different societies and sports clubs, ranging from football, cricket, rugby and the more obscure bee keeping! There really is something for everyone. If you much prefer going out for dinner, Bishop Stortford has a wide range of restaurants for you to choose from. There are many new popular places on North Street including, Cote and Carluccio's. Keep up with its market town roots, the town hosts the farmers market every first Saturday of the month, this specialises in local produce and crafts.

House prices in Bishop Stortford town range mainly between 500k and 1m, the market remains buoyant as the demand is outweighing the supply. In 2015 the majority sized house sold in Bishop Stortford were 2 bedroomed houses, with nearly a third of all properties sold 2 bedrooms were most popular. In terms of price it was the 3 bedroom houses that increased most in price, going up 30%, this shows that Bishops Stortford has a high demand for family homes.

From the very first viewing to receiving the keys the Bellis Homes service was second to none. They guided us through the whole process in a professional, friendly and efficient manner.

Mrs L Amorelli

I just wanted to let you know how impressed we were when we took possession from you, to three years later, with the quality and lack of maintenance, thank you.

Daniel Goldberg

Every time I open the door on my new home I feel  serenity and comfort. I can’t wait to come home each evening!

Mrs J Phillips.

The entertainment basement with games room, cinema, steam room and hydro pool is massive hit with my teenage children!

Mrs C Pavalovski

The quality of the Bellis build is truly outstanding. This is a dream home for the whole family.

Mr D Nicholson.

Bellis have designed a property that is perfect for large family living. From the cinema room to the study everyone has their own favorite area!

The bathrooms are out of this world! Every night feels like I’m staying in a 5 star hotel.

Miss M Hibbert.

Absolutely fell in love with the show unit at Brook Mews I thought it was a sensational home, it just felt like home from the moment we opened the door.

Neil Robins

My apartment is the epitome of luxury modern living. Controlling the heating, lights, sound and security all from my smart-phone is quick and very easy.

Mr T Hussain.

The kitchen is sleek and stylish with everything you could ever wish for. It really is the heart of our home.

Mr G Monachello