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New Homes in Benfleet


Live the life

Located in Essex within commuting distance of London, Benfleet is a popular place to live if you’re looking for the best of both rural and urban living. Whether you’re exploring country parks, enjoying some retail therapy or taking the kids for a family day out, there’s something for everyone to see and do close to your new home in Benfleet.

Things to see and do

If you love getting out and about in the great outdoors, there are lots of green spaces to explore close to Benfleet. Take a bike ride along the De Neumann Way, go for a walk through Bluebell Woods, or go exploring with the kids at Wat Tyler Country Park. Other family-friendly attractions in the local area include Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park, Tropical Wings Zoo and Leigh March Nature Reserve.

For history buffs, you can find out more about the local area in times gone by with a visit to Hadleigh Castle. Raleigh Mount and Southend Central Museum and Planetarium are also popular, while other places of interest at nearby Southend-on-Sea include Adventure Island, Cliffs Pavilion Theatre and Southend Pier.

If you’re a sports fan, you can practice your swing at Castle Point Golf Course, go skateboarding at the Legacy XS Centre or take the kids for a bounce at Base Jump.


For families moving to the area with school-age children, it’s good to know there are a number of outstanding schools close to Benfleet including Kingston School, The Robert Drake Primary School, Kents Hill Infant School, The King John School and The Appleton School.

If you have older children, or you’re thinking of studying for a degree yourself, Benfleet is within commuting distance of the University of Essex Southend Campus.

Getting to Benfleet

Whether you’re visiting family and friends or commuting to work, Benfleet is well-connected by road, with the A127, A130 and A13 all nearby. The local train station provides regular services to London and beyond, so it’s easy to travel by rail if you prefer to leave the car at home.

Benfleet is a 10 minute train journey from Southend-on-Sea, or 30 minutes by car. The journey from Basildon takes 10 minutes by train or 20 minutes by car, while the train journey from London Fenchurch Street takes just 45 minutes. If you drive to Benfleet from the centre of the capital, the journey takes around one hour 15 minutes depending on traffic.

When you’re jetting off on holiday, London Southend Airport is only a 20 minute drive away from Benfleet. 

High Elms Park
High Elms Park
Lower Road, Hullbridge, Essex, SS5 6DF
  • £381,995 to £464,995
  • 2 and 3 bedroom
  • LAST CHANCE TO BUY AT THIS DEVELOPMENT! High Elms Park is down to our final 2 and 3 bedroom homes in Hullbridge. Join this established community today to benefit from amenities and transport links right on your doorstep with access to beautiful Riverside walks for you and the family to enjoy.
The Poppies - Barratt Homes
The Poppies - Barratt Homes
London Road, Aylesford, Kent, ME16 0ZP
  • £394,995 to £599,995
  • 3 and 4 bedroom
  • The Poppies in Aylesford offers a wonderful collection of 3 and 4 bedroom homes. The picturesque Kentish village benefits from the convenience of local shops, pubs, schools and a thriving community atmosphere. All our homes on this development meet the latest building regulations, which set the standards for energy performance and carbon emissions. Click here to find out more. Move here and you’ll be just a short drive away from Maidstone and Rochester, plus you can enjoy beautiful views of the Kent Downs. 
Great Dunmow Grange
Great Dunmow Grange
Blackwater Drive, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 4BR
  • £374,995 to £509,995
  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
  • Barratt Homes are proud to present one of our most popular developments with 8 homes sold in the last 4 weeks.  We have a fantastic range of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes available for you, whether you are beginning your house buying journey or taking the next step into a new home we will have something for you at Great Dunmow Grange.  
Barratt Homes at The Woodlands
Barratt Homes at The Woodlands
Herne Bay Road, Broad Oak, Sturry, Kent, CT2 0NJ
  • £389,995 to £536,995
  • 3 and 4 bedroom
  • Located just over 3 miles from the vibrant city Canterbury, The Woodlands currently offers a mix of 3 and 4 bed homes. Here, you'll be surrounded by beautiful Kent countryside, yet still within easy access to shopping, entertainment, arts and culture. Check out our location brochure for further insight into the area and take a look at what we're doing on-site to encourage a sustainable community.
Barratt Homes at Chilmington
Barratt Homes at Chilmington
Parkland Drive, Kingsnorth, Kent, TN23 3TQ
  • £519,995 to £534,995
  • 4 bedroom
  • Our collection of homes are surrounded by protected woodlands, beautiful parkland and green open space. It is the perfect place to spend time with your friends and family. Chilmington Green is a prime location to live in and commute from, with Ashford International only a 10 minute drive, plus great road links including the M20. Take a look at what we're doing to encourage a sustainable community.