New Homes in Somerset
A charming corner of the South West known for its exceptional natural beauty, Somerset is a rural county which borders Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, as well as Bristol. Whether you’re after easy access to that city and all its attractions, or seek a life in the country, new homes in Somerset are available in places like Yeovil and county town Taunton.
With something to suit all tastes and budgets, this is an exciting part of the country where you’ll find stunning coastal scenery, swathes of open countryside and beauty spots like the Quantock Hills. We could help you find your dream home in the county, courtesy of our developments in Somerset which are shown below.
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.
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.
Help to Buy Somerset
In Somerset you can take advantage of Help to Buy South West if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy South West page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.