Somerset

New Homes in Somerset

Live the life

Located in South West England and referred to by the Saxons as the ‘land of the summer people’, Somerset has something for everyone.

Buying a new home in Somerset provides coastal scenery, lively market towns, a national park and a rich history. It also has great transport links connecting it to the rest of the country.

Things to see and do

The national park of Exmoor and no less than three areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty will all be on your doorstep when you move here.

Exmoor is made up of ancient woodlands, mountains, valleys and lovely waterfalls. Wildlife lovers will enjoy spotting Exmoor ponies, bats and wild red deer. Designated as Europe’s first Dark Skies reserve, you’ll be able to pick out constellations and maybe even spot a shooting star here.

The Cheddar Gorge is another great spot. As Britain’s largest gorge, it rises up 450ft and was created by melted Ice Age waters over millions of years. Cox’s Cave is another highlight, where you can venture deep underground and discover a crystalline grotto with calcite sculptures, fountains and pools.

The city of Bath in Somerset provides lovely architecture to explore, along with the ancient Roman baths. Bathe in the city’s warm spa waters or enjoy shopping in its boutiques. Several museums will keep history fans busy, and there are a great selection of restaurants and bars to choose from.

Education

There are several schools available in the area, giving families plenty of choice. The University of Bath, and Bath Spa University, are two choices for those hoping to study at degree level.

Transport Links

Somerset can be easily reached by road, rail and air.

Somerset is entered along the M5 from London or the Midlands, by the M4 or A4 into Bath or the A38 through Bristol. The A361 bisects the county from Frome to Tiverton, or the A37, which bisects it from Bristol to Yeovil. You can also enter from the A303 from London, the A30 through Yeovil, or the A39 of Exmoor. Taunton is just 165 miles from London and 132 miles from Birmingham.

There are several choices for rail travel into the county. You can travel in either through Bath, Bristol and Weston-super-Mare to Taunton, or from London through Frome, Bruton and Castle Cary.

For those travelling from further afield, the nearest airport to Somerset is Bristol (49 minutes), located on the A38. Exeter airport (41 minutes) is another choice.

 

Nerrols Grange
Coming soon

Nerrols Grange

Batt Drive, Taunton, TAUNTON, SOMERSET, TA2 8QJ

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • Coming soon
Coat Grove, Martock

Coat Grove, Martock

Coat Road, Martock, MARTOCK, SOMERSET, TA12 6EX

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £284,995 to £384,995
Blackdown Heights, Chard
Coming soon

Blackdown Heights, Chard

Crimchard, Crimchard, CHARD, SOMERSET, TA20 1LD

  • Coming soon
Waterside @ The Quays

Waterside @ The Quays

Rhodfa Cambo, Barry, CF62 5BS

  • 2 and 3 bedroom homes
  • £200,995 to £240,995
Scholars Park

Scholars Park

Murch Road, Dinas Powys, DINAS POWYS, VALE OF GLAMORGAN, CF64 4RE

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £324,995 to £412,995
Braid Park

Braid Park

Post Hill, Tiverton, TIVERTON, DEVON, EX16 4NE

  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £229,995 to £329,995
Filwood Park

Filwood Park

Filwood Park Lane, Off Hengrove, Bristol, BRISTOL, CITY OF BRISTOL, BS4 1ET

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £308,995 to £310,995
Sycamore Chase

Sycamore Chase

Church Meadow, Vale of Glamorgan, CF61 2AU

  • 4 bedroom homes
  • From £360,995

Live the Somerset life

If you’re looking to be surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes in the South West, then buying a house in Somerset could be an easy decision to make. Especially when you factor in our range of offers which could save you thousands of pounds, as well as the Government’s Help to Buy scheme.

Things to see and do in Somerset

With natural attractions like the Quantock Hills, Mendip Hills, Exmoor and Cheddar Gorge, Somerset is a haven for people who love to spend their time outdoors. And that’s before you get stuck into walks along the South West Coast Path and beaches such as Brean Beach, Berrow Beach and Kilve Beach, which are all incredible spots to relax in the sun, splash in the sea and even hunt for fossils. 

From visits to landmarks like Glastonbury Tor and Wells Cathedral, to Bath’s famous spa waters or cultural spots like the Museum of Somerset, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Haynes International Motor Museum or the Somerset Rural Life Museum, there’s so much to enjoy. Not to mention, the kids will be in their element when you take them to Brean Theme Park and Animal Farm Adventure Park.

Education

There are plenty of good schools across the county where your little ones can begin or continue their learning. Some of Somerset’s best primary schools include Preston CofE in Yeovil – rated as outstanding by Ofsted – and Taunton’s Parkfield Primary and Staplegrove Church School. 

Your children can move on to the outstanding Castle School in Taunton when it’s time to start secondary, while the Cheddar’s Kings of Wessex Academy, the Blue School in Wells and West Somerset College in seaside town Minehead are all good schools according to Ofsted. If you live in Bath, then you could do worse than a progression from Bathwick St Mary Church of England Primary School on to Ralph Allen School.

Somerset transport links

The M5 motorway makes its way through Somerset as it runs from Exeter in the south, past Taunton and Bridgwater, towards Bristol and Birmingham further north. A series of A roads connects different parts of the county together, along with a network of bus and train services. 

The county council also funds an accessible bus service for people who can’t access conventional transport, and encourages community transport and car sharing schemes to lessen the impact of residents on the local environment.

The Somerset property scene

Some parts of Somerset have stronger property markets than others, while certain areas have seen incredible booms in recent years. With developments off Coat Road in Martock offering expertly designed 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes, there’s every chance your new home in Somerset could make for a sound investment. 

Whether you’re interested in a contemporary family home which opens up to miles of beautiful countryside on the edge of Taunton, or an even more rural setting on the outskirts of Chard, don’t miss our range of offers to give yourself a head start with your purchase, such as our Movemaker scheme.