There aren’t too many places in the UK classed as ‘new’ towns.
But Bradley Stoke is one of them.
Now home to around 21,000 people, this area of north Bristol has grown rapidly throughout the 1990s and 2000s since the first foundations were laid back in 1987.
Living in Bradley Stoke
As you might expect from a new town, Bradley Stoke has been constructed with the modern needs of those who live there firmly in mind.
That means well-built, spacious properties, good commuter links and solid schools and amenities.
There’s green space, too, thanks to the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve, which is a haven for dog walkers and those who simply want to get away from all for a wistful walk.
Eight miles north of Bristol, Bradley Stoke is ideally located for both access to Bristol and further afield.
Houses for sale, Bradley Stoke
Property for sale in Bradley Stoke is mainly houses built in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.
So, buyers should expect to find spacious terraces, semis and detached family homes close to amenities and transport links.
Flats to rent, Bradley Stoke
As well as all those spacious, modern houses, Bradley Stoke is also home to a good number of purpose-built flats and apartments.
Properties close to Bristol Parkway station, for direct train services to London, are popular with commuters, while many renters are simply looking for good value outside of Bristol city centre.
Bradley Stoke transport links
Bradley Stoke’s position in the north of Bristol means it’s framed by the area’s three major motorways – the M4, M5 and M32.
This adds to the town’s appeal with commuters, with the M4 to London and South Wales, the M5 to the Midlands and the M32 into Bristol all easily accessible for that morning commute.
On the trains, services from Bristol Parkway reach London in just over an hour, while trains to Swansea, Cardiff and Bristol Temple Meads are also on track.
Bradley Stoke schools
Bradley Stoke’s schools are all rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, with the most popular being:
- St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
- Bradley Stoke Community School
- Bailey’s Court Primary Schools
- Bowsland Green Primary School
- Wheatfield Primary School
- Holy Trinity Primary School
Bradley Stoke restaurants
For a new town, Bradley Stoke still delivers when it comes to eating out.
Curry lovers should try King of Spice, which serves up classic Indian and Bangladeshi fare and also allows diners to bring their own drinks with no corkage charge.
The Three Brooks pub, meanwhile, serves up a delicious Sunday roast alongside a raft of cask ales and other beverages.
If you prefer your food from China, Beijing has been dishing up classic Asian dishes for Bradley Stoke residents since 1993 and has a superb reputation.
Bradley Stoke shops
The renowned Cribbs Causeway shopping centre is only five miles from Bradley Stoke, but locals find most of what they need from the town’s Willow Brook Centre.
Household names like Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Pets at Home and Tesco are all located at the Willow Brook, alongside branches of Domino’s and Costa Coffee.
Things to do in Bradley Stoke
If you’re not taking a quiet walk through the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve, there’s plenty more to keep you occupied in Bradley Stoke.
Little Stoke Park offers the children plenty of adventure, with a play area and BMX track – it’s also a great place for a run if you’re feeling fit and healthy.
And if you like your food, you should definitely take in the Bristol Food Tour, which takes you on a unique walk to experience the best of Bristol’s independent food vendors.
Estate agents, Bradley Stoke
CJ Hole has been selling and letting great properties in Bristol since the late 1800s and with more than a decade in Bradley Stoke behind us, we’ve set the bar for sales and lettings in Bristol’s newest postcode.
We’re located in the Willow Brook Centre and ready to help you make your next move, whether you’re looking to buy or rent.