Reasons to move to Bishops Lydeard
PUBLISHED: 10:41 12 May 2016 | UPDATED: 11:57 12 May 2016
Bishops Lydeard in Somerset lies in an area of great history and beauty. The village itself is small and charming, and in recent years has attracted many new home buyers to move to the area
Bishops Lydeard in Somerset lies in an area of great history and beauty. It is located at the foot of the Quantock Hills, near the town of Taunton, and boasts a number of attractive red brick buildings, as well as stunning West Country scenery. The village itself is small and charming, and in recent years has attracted many new home buyers to move to the area.
Bishops Lydeard is located only 5 miles (8km) from Taunton, where you will find plenty of shops and amenities. The village itself has good road links and is also served by the West Somerset Railway line. The cities of Bristol and Exeter are also within easy travelling distance, and as well as plenty of shopping and entertainment, each city also boasts an international airport. Living in Bishops Lydeard offers the best of both worlds – a rural setting, but with town and city life right on your doorstep.
Although small, the village of Bishops Lydeard is steeped in history. One of the main attractions is the 18th Century mill, which has been recently restored, and features a giant waterwheel, which used to power the machinery. The Church of St Mary dates from the 14th century and is a grade I listed building containing impressive wooden carvings. Another prominent building is the house at Sandhill Park, which was originally built as a country house, but has also served as a hospital for handicapped children and a German prisoner of war camp!
Despite there being less than 3000 residents in the parish, you’ll find plenty to do in Bishops Lydeard. No matter what your hobbies or interests are you’ll find a club or society, from music and dance, to gardening and sporting activities. Both the Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park are nearby, for outdoor enthusiasts. And the village itself has plenty of amenities, including a primary school, post office, local convenience store and pub.
Luxury new homes
Sandhill Park is a new development by Strongvox, located in the village of Bishops Lydeard and set within 100 acres of historic parklands. The houses themselves are designed to the highest specification, with a range of additional features such as balconies and wrap around verandas. The setting, within the historic Sandhill Park, is private and exclusive, with only 28 four and five bedroom homes on offer.