Severn Estuary offers wide range of new homes with excellent commuter links
Several towns and cities offering excellent transport links for commuters lie along the estuary of the River Severn, Great Britain's longest river - all with easy access to nearby motorways.
On the northern side in Wales is the Welsh capital, Cardiff, and the growing city of Newport - all within easy reach of the M4. Towns on the southern side of the estuary in England include Portishead, a popular commuter town for Bristol, and the seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare - both within easy striking distance of the M5.
Superb choice in Newport
Persimmon Homes' innovative Greenacres at Glan Llyn on the eastern edge of Newport offers an extensive choice of two- to five-bedroom houses to suit a diverse range of buyers. This sustainable project will incorporate 4,000 new homes once complete, with the site split into various 'character zones' and integrating a network of green ways, parks and lakes, with a total of 29 hectares of open space. Three purchase assistance schemes are available there, including Help You Buy (move in with a %5 deposit), Part Exchange, and Parent Payback (parents earn 5% interest on their investment).
A touch of luxury in Cardiff
In the leafy, sought-after residential suburb of Llanishen in Cardiff, just one plot remains at Usk Grove, a development of luxurious executive houses from Waterstone Homes situated four miles from the capital's city centre. Close to a good range of local amenities and well-respected schools, the development is also near three golf clubs and the fields, woodlands and cycle pathways of Rhydapennau Park.
Another exclusive new development in Cardiff is Ty Gwn Gardens, a small site made up of four- and five-bedroom detached executive homes from Bellway. Situated in the desirable Cyncoed suburb, just over two miles from the city centre, Ty Gwn Gardens offers a fantastic location in a well-established neighbourhood as well as easy access to all the shops, businesses and entertainment of the city centre. Bespoke extras are available on selected plots, enabling buyers to add an individual touch to make the home their own - from upgrading standard quality fittings to choosing additional items.
Waterfront apartments in Portishead
Crest Nicholson has released 110 stylish one-, two- and three-bedroom quayside apartments in Portishead, priced from £187,000 - £198,000, at 110 at The Quay. This whole area of the town has enjoyed a major transformation in recent years, creating a vibrant community made up of homes old and new, as well as waterside walkways, restaurants and café bars. With private balconies or terraces, buyers will enjoy views over the Bristol Channel, and could benefit from the NewBuy 95% mortgage scheme.
Peaceful homes near Weston-super-Mare
A wide range of apartments and family houses are now for sale at Locking Parklands, a long-term project creating a mixed use development of homes, apartments, offices and retail space, all situated less than 15 minutes' drive from central Weston-super-Mare. Set in a quiet spot on the site of a former RAF base, Locking Parklands will create a brand new community bordered by mature woodlands, with views over open parkland. Various house builders have homes for sale there. St Modwen Homes, for example, has two-bedroom terraced homes at Locking Parklands priced at £167,950, with allocated parking.