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Top places to live in Hertfordshire Much Hadham

If it's a traditional village vibe you're after - look no further than stupidly picturesque Much Hadham, one of Hertfordshire's real beauties. Top 200 Places to Live series.

Christine Matthews / Houses in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire

WHY?

This cracking village has made both the Country Life guide to Hertfordshire commuter villages and was named as one of The Sunday Times’s ‘Best Places to Live’ in 2018. It’s one of the oldest (and most picturesque) villages in the county, and it comes with a quick commute and bags of community spirit. If you really want to get into village life – tennis clubs, fetes, fairs and all, this is the place.

EAT

If you’re after good coffee, and perhaps a few organic bits and bobs, head up towards the A10 and Pearce’s Farm Shop for the perfect meeting place. Back in the village itself, The Bull Inn is a classy and popular local – perfect for a chat at the bar or Sunday lunch with friends. 

SHOP

Although there is a village shop in Much Hadham, and a slightly superior one (stocking farm shop-style produce) in Little Hadham, you’re best off heading into nearby Bishops Stortford for everything from Starbucks and Joules to great independents – our shout is Lathams Home, for gorgeous interior pieces.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Hatfield Forest is just three miles east of Bishops Stortford and provides acres of ancient royal hunting ground to meander through. The Much Hadham Forge Museum is a lovely community asset that has a cafe and rooms, catering for children’s birthday parties and workshops.

AVERAGE HOUSE PRICES

The average price for property in Much Hadham is just over £1m – it’s a whopper, we know. But there are terraces available for around £800,000, and flats for much less. To make the most of your, fairly sizeable buck, contact Simply Homes or Steven Oates agents.

HOT PROPERTY

SCHOOLS

You are spoiled for educational choice with Bishop’s Stortford College (co-ed prep & senior), St Edmund’s College (Co-ed. Senior & Prep reviews), and Heath Mount School (co-ed, prep) are all within easy reach. St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School and nursery has also been rated ‘outstanding’.

BEST KEPT SECRET

The Henry Moore Foundation (the artist’s studio and gardens) is just down the road in Perry Green –  the perfect sanctuary. 

COMMUTE

29 miles. It’s located around 15 minutes from Bishops Stortford where there are regular trains taking 28 minutes to London Liverpool Street. 

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