New homes in Midsomer Norton
Live the life
Located in Somerset, Midsomer Norton is a rural town within easy reach of Bath yet surrounded by beautiful countryside. Whether you’re exploring historic sites, taking the kids to the farm or enjoying a walk in the hills, there’s no shortage of things to do and places to see close to your new home in Midsomer Norton.
Things to see and do
Midsomer Norton is close to lots of historic sites including Nunney Castle, the Walled Garden at Mells and the Roman Baths and Museum. Bath is also home to a number of museums, including Bath Postal Museum, The Jane Austen Centre and Bath Abbey Vaults Museum.
For a breath of fresh country air, you can explore the Mendip Hills, go walking through Prior Park Landscaped Gardens, or take the kids to the Royal Victoria Park in Bath. Other family-friendly attractions nearby include Cowtastic Farm Park, Bath City Farm and East Somerset Railway.
If you’re in the mood for some retail therapy, Bath is home to a number of designer, high street and independent stores. Other places of interest nearby include Glastonbury Festival, the Theatre Royal and Farrington Park.
For families with school-age children, it’s good to know there are plenty of excellent schools to choose from in the local area. Paulton Junior School, St Vigor and St John CofE School and Fosse Way School are rated all ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, while Downside School offers independent education.
If you have older children thinking of studying for a degree, the University of Bath, Bath Spa University, the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England are all within commuting distance of your new home in Midsomer Norton.
Getting to Midsomer Norton
Midsomer Norton is well-connected by road, and although there’s no train station in the town, there are regular rail services from Bath Spa station nearby. The journey from Bath to Midsomer Norton takes around 25 minutes, while the drive from Bristol takes 35 minutes and the journey from Chippenham takes around 50 minutes.
Travelling from further afield, you can get to Midsomer Norton in two hours 30 minutes from London by car, while the journey from the capital to Bath Spa takes just one hour 50 minutes by train. When it’s time to jet off on holiday, Midsomer Norton is only a 30 minute drive from Bristol Airport.