New Homes in Melksham
Live the life
Located in Wiltshire within commuting distance of Bath and Chippenham, Melksham is a rural town with lots to see and do in the local area. Whether you’re playing golf, exploring country parks or visiting historic sites, there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy close to your new home in Melksham.
Things to see and do
If you want to get out in the great outdoors, Bowood House and Gardens is a popular place to visit, where you’ll also find an adventure playground and regular family events. Other places to enjoy a walk nearby include Drews Pond Wood Local Nature Reserve, Farleigh Hungerford Castle and Prior Park Landscape Gardens.
There are lots of museums within driving distance of Melksham, including The American Museum in Britain, Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre, Trowbridge Museum and Atwell Wilson Motor Museum. Golf fans can practice their swing at Whitley Golf Club, while the high street, designer and independent shops in Bath are ideal for an afternoon of retail therapy.
For families moving to the local area, it’s good to know there are a number of ‘outstanding’ schools choose from nearby including Keevil CofE Primary School and The Mead Community Primary School, while Emmaus School and Stonar School provide higher education.
If you or your older children want to study for a degree without venturing too far from home, the University of Bath, Bath Spa University and Bath School of Art and Design are all within commuting distance.
Getting to Melksham
Whether you’re travelling for work or pleasure, your journey to neighbouring towns and cities will be relatively quick and easy from Melksham, with good links by both road and rail. The town is only a 30 minute drive from Bath via the A4 and A365, or a 25 minute train journey changing once in Chippenham, while the journey by car from Chippenham takes just 20 minutes depending on traffic or 10 minutes by train.
If you’re travelling to London, the drive via the M4 takes two hours 15 minutes without congestion, while the train journey takes just one hour 30 minutes with one change in Swindon. When you want to get away from it all, you can catch a flight from Bristol Airport, around one hour’s drive from the town. London Heathrow is also an option, with a journey time of one hour 35 minutes from Melksham by car.