Located on Dane O Coys Road, on the edge of this popular commuter town, Tawny & Brock Cottages, Bishop’s Stortford are perfectly placed for work, rest and play. You’ll find the rail links to London, theatres and cinemas, great schools and a fully refurbished shopping centre all within a short distance, along with a great selection of friendly pubs and tasty restaurants. You’ll also find Stansted Airport and the M11 both conveniently close, whether you’re flying around the world or driving around the UK.
Just a short drive from the station and 38 minutes from London Liverpool Street, these smart, a pair of 3 bedroom semi-detached weather-boarded cottages. Tucked away in a quite location. both come with ideally sized and manageable gardens with a fantastic listed wall to the front adding the charm of the pair.
In the early 13th century the town became a pawn in the disputes between King John and the Pope. The King seized the town from the Bishop and ordered the destruction of the castle in 1208 and then, soon after in 1214, had to pay for it to be rebuilt. Bishop's Stortford developed as a small but thriving market town throughout the Middle Ages, achieving a population of 2,300 by the year 1801. Famed for its hostelries, of which a large number still exist, and for being a staging post on the mail coach routes between London and both Cambridge and Newmarket, the town's prosperity had been enhanced by the opening of the Stort Navigation in 1769. In the middle of the 19th century, connection to the railway laid the foundation for Bishop's Stortford's present importance as both a market town in its own right and as a favoured commuter area for the City of London.
Superbly situated in rural Hertfordshire, on the border with the county of Essex, it can be anticipated that there will eventually be between 40,000 and 45,000 people living in Bishop's Stortford on the Hertfordshire side of the County boundary, with, perhaps, another 5,000 to 10.000 living in Essex, but looking to Bishop's Stortford as the natural centre for their shopping and leisure pursuits. Despite the growth of the town, the retention of over 90 acres of parks and open spaces as 'green wedges' into the centre of the town from the Metropolitan Green Belt that surrounds it has prevented excessive urbanisation. Although further growth is inevitable, both the Town and the District Councils are adamant that Bishop's Stortford will not lose its identity as a traditional market town in which the quality of life of its people is of paramount consideration.