May 25, 2024


Mad about real estate

Pearse House in Bishop’s Stortford – A History to the Present Day

Pearse House is a charming Victorian Mansion located in the town of Bishop´s Stortford, on the border of Hertfordshire and Essex. Only minutes from the M11 and Stansted Airport it is set in its own grounds and has tons of character.


Pearse House was built as a family home in 1870 and used as such until the Second World War. I has had many different uses on its journey to its present use as an Hotel and Conference Centre.

These include:

Annexe to Herts & Essex Hospital 1939 – 1943.

Officers mess to USAF 344th Bombardment Group 1944/45.

Herts & Essex Girls School Boarding house 1946 – 1960 (when headmistress was Miss Pearse, hence the renaming of the house in the 60’s).

Hertfordshire Educational Committee 1960 – 1977.

The Present Day

Whilst the area around has changed dramatically with the growth of both the town of Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted Airport, ironically the house itself has remained much as it was and would be easily recognised by its former owners.

The current owners have tried to retain the atmosphere and comfort of this Victorian family home of the 19th Century, whilst adding the modern comforts and facilities demanded by 21st Century business clients.

Now converted into a hotel and conference centre, it offers fine dining and several meeting and conference rooms for both business and private use.

Hotel: Pearse House Hotel is a three star, privately owned manor house, with 38 rooms. All come with en-suite facilities, telephone and free WiFi.

Dining: Pearse House Hotel has a choice of two dining rooms. The main dining room can seat up to 80 people and the lounge dining room 45. Private dining facilities are also available. Traditional cooked food ia available throughout the week including cooked English or Continental style Breakfast, hot & cold lunches and a Sunday roast.

Functions & Special Occasions: With many years experience, Pearse House can offer Weddings, Funerals, Christenings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, private dinner parties, receptions. Just about any occasion you can think of.

Conferences: There are seven conference rooms available to hire either by the hour or by the day. Also available is delegate accommodation, meals, and refreshments.

Park & Fly. If you are flying from Stansted Airport, why not stay a comfortable night at Pearse House Hotel and then take advantage of the free transfer service to the Airport.

Pearse House Hotel can be found at the following location…

Parsonage Lane

Bishop’s Stortford


CM23 5BQ

Tel: 01279 757400