Abbeyfield House

Cricketfield Lane, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2SR, United Kingdom

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Managed by: Abbeyfield Bishop's Stortford Society Ltd


Lifestyle at Abbeyfield House

We provide a peaceful, friendly atmosphere where residents can remain as independent as possible. We offer a range of activities from coffee mornings to the more energetic exercise classes. It's a home from home with support when you need it from our professional and caring house staff and volunteers.


Richard Price (Chairman)

Tel: 01279 657675

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Type of accommodation

Sheltered Housing offers affordable, high quality living for people who want to be as independent and self-reliant as possible without the worry of maintaining their own home. We personalise our services to meet your needs so that you can enjoy freedom, security and peace of mind.

Key features

  • Lounge
  • Garden
  • Dining room
  • Laundry
  • Guest facilities
  • Resident management staff
  • Non-resident management staff (24 hours)

About this property

Abbeyfield House was built in 1975 and renovated in 1978 to provide comfortable housing for eight older people who are reasonably fit.

Each resident has their own room which can be furnished with their own treasured furniture and possessions for a homely ambience. The house has a well equipped bathroom and toilet on each floor.

We have a delightful communal lounge / dining room so there is always somewhere to enjoy the company of others. There is also an attractive well-maintained garden so that you can sit out and take in the fresh air and sunshine.

The support in Abbeyfield House is provided by our paid full time house manager, assisted by local volunteers. She cooks tasty and nutritious main meals for lunch and supper. Residents prepare their own breakfast but the housekeeper does all the shopping and provides the food.

Near this property

  • Bus stop
  • Shop
  • Post Office
  • Town Centre
  • GP
  • Social Centre


Cricketfield Lane, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2SR, United Kingdom


  • Bus stop (0.5 miles)
  • Shop (0.5 miles)
  • Post Office (0.5 miles)
  • Town Centre (0.5 miles)
  • GP (0.5 miles)
  • Social Centre (1 mile)

More Information


  • Rent

Room types

  • Single


  • Lounge
  • Garden
  • Dining room
  • Laundry
  • Guest facilities
  • Resident management staff
  • Non-resident management staff (24 hours)

Pet policy

Please contact us to discuss if you wish to bring a pet.

Local area

Bishop’s Stortford is a historic market town in Hertfordshire. The name comes from the Anglo-Saxon Steort-ford, meaning 'tail ford', or 'ford at tongues of land'.

In 1060 William, Bishop of London bought the Stortford manor and estate for eight pounds, and the town has been known as Bishop's Stortford ever since.

The River Stort is named after the town, and not vice versa as is the norm. When early cartographers came to the town in the early 17th century, they assumed that the town must have been named for the ford over the Stort and assumed the river was called The Stort. It has been ever since.

The Rhodes Arts Complex is a state-of-the-art venue which incorporates a theatre, cinema and dance studio. Situated within the complex, in the house where Cecil Rhodes was born, is the Bishop's Stortford Museum. It has a local history collection, a unique collection relating to Rhodes and the British Empire in Africa, and a temporary exhibition gallery.

The town has some excellent shops, restaurants and pubs, and is served by many different churches and voluntary groups.

Our home is in a lovely lane opposite the cricket ground and tennis courts.

Life at the house

Having fun

We organise a number of social activities and events, especially suitable for older people, so there's always something to keep you occupied or to look forward to. Our residents can also attend activities in the town as they wish.

Regular activities

    • the local clergy attend the house regularly
    • our local Rotary Club provides an afternoon tea and entertainment at a local school
    • coffee mornings
    • arts and crafts
    • gentle exercise classes

Ad hoc events

    • entertainment is provided from time to time by musicians and children
    • visits are made to volunteer’s houses for entertainment from time to time
    • pub lunches
    • day trips to local attractions
    • birthday parties
    • summer garden party
    • Christmas party

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