South West new homes round-up - the latest new build homes for sale

Posted 2 May 2017 by Rebecca Burns

The WhatHouse? team looks at the latest range of new build properties for sale in Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset...

The South West region has witnessed the sharpest fall in house prices since the start of the year, according to media reports - with a drop of 0.6% - a trend which could help first time buyers who are trying to get on to the property ladder.

Add to this the low mortgage rates that continue to be available, and there is plenty of good news for aspiring house buyers who may previously have struggled to secure their own home.

This latest round-up highlights brand new developments available now or coming soon in Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

Poundbury in Dorchester, Dorset (CG Fry & Son)

PoundburyOne-, two- and four-bedroom houses have now been released for sale at the Poundbury development in Dorchester, with a new phase, '3.32', due to be released shortly, offering further three- and four-bedroom options.

The Poundbury site has been developed over a 20-year period, delivering an urban extension to the town of Dorchester. The community is now well-established and the North East Quadrant is a distinctive addition to the townscape.

Blending classical and vernacular styles, some of the homes enjoy views over the Great Field, the community's largest open space, while others face north to Dorset's rolling countryside.

Prices: From £199,950

Find out more at ; 01305 259600

Firepool Lock in Taunton, Somerset (Crest Nicholson)

Firepool LockStriking contemporary one- and two-bedroom apartments and three- and four-bedroom houses are on sale at Firepool Lock in the heart of Somerset's vibrant county town of Taunton, offering modern, waterside homes combining a town location and a "countryside" feel.

Overlooking the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, the scheme is an integral part of the regeneration of Taunton town centre, and includes an exclusive collection of impressive waterfront villas.

Giving first-time buyers the opportunity to get their foot on the property ladder, as well as offering options for families looking to upsize or downsize, the development is conveniently close to a whole host of amenities - including Taunton railway station, just a few minutes' walk away (with travel to London in less than two hours). Firepool Lock also boasts quick and easy access out of Taunton to the M5 and towards the A303 and the M3.

Prices: From £244,000

Find out more about Firepool Lock from Crest Nicholson

Pinn Brook in Monkerton, Pinhoe near Exeter, Devon (Barratt Homes)

Pinn Brook This new development of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes is situated in the small hamlet of Monkerton in the village of Pinhoe, Exeter. Two new show homes are open and the sales team can talk visitors to the site about Help to Buy and Barratt’s own Movemaker scheme.

It is just 15 minutes from Exeter city centre, yet offers a picturesque Devonshire countryside setting. All of the homes have their own allocated parking, and there are good transport links close by as well as a number of schools, shops and supermarkets.

Monkerton is also home to Pinhoe railway station which provides services between London Waterloo and Exeter St Davids via Yeovil Junction and Salisbury.

Prices: From £265,000

Find out more about Pinn Brook from Barratt Homes 

Pembroke Park in Cirencester, Gloucestershire (David Wilson Homes)

Pembroke ParkThree- and four-bedroom homes are currently available on the edge of the Gloucestershire town of Cirencester, surrounded by gorgeous Cotswold countryside yet still only just over a mile away from the town’s local shops, bars and restaurants.

The location also places you within a 25-minute walk of the Ofsted 'Outstanding'-rated Powell's C of E Primary School, making this a great place to raise a young family.

Commuters are less than 15 minutes from Kemble train station, and are within easy reach of the M5 and the M4, while for day-to-day essentials there are a range of local supermarkets nearby and many neighbouring Cotswold towns and villages to visit.

Prices: From £330,000

Find out more about Pembroke Park from David Wilson Homes 

Wilton Hill in Wilton near Salisbury, Wiltshire (Redrow Homes)

Wilton HillJust outside the cathedral city of Salisbury, in the peaceful town of Wilton, this development offers a choice of three- and four-bedroom homes from Redrow's traditionally-styled Heritage Collection, inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement.

Incorporating light, airy, open-plan living spaces, the homes have been designed to cater for modern family living.

The location offers a countryside setting combined with the convenience of being close to a good set of local amenities, from well-regarded schools to local pubs and lovely walks – and with great transport links throughout the southern counties. Southampton (27 miles) and Andover (24 miles) are not far way, for example, while central London is only two hours away.

Prices: From £399,950

Find out more about Wilton Hill from Redrow Homes 

Charminster Farm in Charminster near Dorchester, Dorset (Wyatt Homes)

Charminster FarmAn exclusive collection of 70 homes is set to be created in Charminster – an attractive location just outside Dorset's county town of Dorchester – along with a new Community Hall, village green and village square.

This new community will include a selection of three-, four- and five-bedroom homes ranging from two- to two-and-a-half storeys, all with a garage and a driveway.

Charminster is situated on the River Cerne, about six minutes' drive or bus ride from Dorchester. The A35 and the A37 are both easily accessible from the development, and down the road in Dorchester there are two railway stations: Dorchester South, providing links to Bournemouth, Southampton and London, and Dorchester West, connecting with Yeovil, Bath and Bristol.

Prices: £TBC

Find out more at ; 01202 668266

Shepton Grange in Shepton Mallet, Somerset (Thorner Homes)

Shepton Grange​Set in the popular market town of Shepton Mallet in Somerset, this new, award-winning mixed development of 28 properties is made up of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes.

Winner of the ‘Best New Housing Development’ title at the Mendip District Council Building Excellence Awards 2016, Phase 1 is now all sold, while Phase 2 properties are available. Each home has been constructed using a range of natural materials including stone and clay brick as well as coloured renders, and clay and slate roof tile coverings. Built to a high specification, the homes include eco features such as double glazing, energy-efficient appliances and SEDBUK ‘A’ rated boilers.

Residents of Shepton Mallet have access to a good selection of shops and amenities as well as the lovely landscapes of the Mendip Hills. The location is within easy striking distance of several key regional destinations such as the beautiful cities of Wells (5 miles), Bath (18 miles) and Bristol (20 miles) - as well as smaller towns such as Glastonbury (10 miles) and Frome (12 miles).

Prices: £POA

Find out more at ; 01761 232941

Greenhill in Kingsteignton, Devon (Baker Estates)

Greenhill​Having only launched the development just over a week ago, new developer Baker Estates has sold off-plan some 25% of its first release, Greenhill, in the south Devon town of Kingsteignton.

Located on the eastern fringe of the town, the development comprises 36 two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, each with private parking. The government-backed Help to Buy scheme is available here, requiring a deposit of just 5% from buyers.

“This is a major milestone for the business and we’re incredibly excited by the successful launch of our first development,” said Baker Estates’ managing director Ian Baker. “We’re passionate about creating new homes in the communities that we know and love and Greenhill is the start of major plans for the company throughout Devon.”

Sharon Holder, sales and marketing director, adds: “Greenhill will be perfect for first-time buyers or young families looking to settle in this desirable location. Just a short walk from Hackney Marsh Nature Reserve, you can enjoy a stroll walking the dog or take a bike ride to the Passage House Inn.”

Find out more at ; 01626 362246 (Complete Property)


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