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

Posted 6 June 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...

Despite the “housing crisis” being a major policy issue in the run up to the general election, the event is actually expected to have minimal impact on the property market, according to the latest media reports.

While the South West has seen the sharpest drop in house prices since the start of the year, Barclays Bank has forecast that home prices offer plenty of room for growth moving forward – with the South West region expected to see an increase at a rate of 5.31% by 2021.

Here is our latest round-up of new housing developments in the South West, giving prospective buyers an overview of some of the options available across the region.

Glenwood Park, Barnstaple, Devon (Redrow Homes)

Glenwood Park (Redrow Homes)This development of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes is situated just two miles from the lively North Devon town of Barnstaple, which is full of shops and amenities, and is close to many beaches and family attractions.

Redrow Homes' Heritage Collection homes combine traditional craftsmanship with modern interior design, offering homes designed for comfortable and practical family living.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, and only a short drive from both Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks, this development has a lot to offer house-hunting families in North Devon. It has some excellent schools close by, fantastic holiday beaches such as Woolacombe and Saunton Sands within easy striking distance, and plenty going on in the local area.

Prices: Available homes from £284,000.

Find out more about Glenwood Park from Redrow Homes

Longhedge Village in Salisbury, Wiltshire (Linden Homes)

Longhedge Village (Linden Homes)Just three miles from the centre of the beautiful Cathedral city of Salisbury, Linden Homes has energy efficient four-bedroom homes still available at Longhedge Village, a large development which will incorporate a total of 650 new homes.

Once it is completed, the site will also include a brand new primary school, a neighbourhood centre, employment areas, community sports facilities, and more than 20 hectares of green open space for residents to enjoy – including children's play areas, and walking and cycling routes.

Situated close to the A345, Longhedge Village is conveniently placed for both the city and the surrounding Wiltshire countryside - being within easy reach of three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and world-famous Stonehenge.

For members of the Forces, the new Forces Help to Buy scheme offers regular armed forces personnel a loan of up to 50% salary, capped at £25,000, interest free and repayable over a 10-year period. Alternative incentives are available for those who are not in the Forces.

Prices: Four-bedroom homes available from £378,995.

Find out more at or call 01722 622 561.

Chestnut Park in Yatton, Somerset (Bloor Homes)

Chestnut Park (Bloor Homes)In Yatton, a thriving North Somerset village within commuting distance of Bristol, Bloor Homes has a selection of high quality two-, three- and four-bedroom homes available at Chestnut Park.

The village of Yatton has a strong sense of community and offers a wide range of local amenities alongside superb transport links - and it also benefits from having beautiful rolling countryside right on its doorstep, including lovely walks and cycle routes.

The development itself has a traditional feel with stone walls, hedgerows, trees, wild flower grass lawns, woven willow panels, allotments, orchards, and plenty of open spaces. It is well-located for families with school-aged children thanks to excellent pre-school, infant and junior schools in the village itself, and secondary and further education facilities nearby. And for commuters, Bristol and Weston-super-Mare are just 14 miles away, Wells and Shepton Mallet are both about 20 miles away, and the beautiful city of Bath is about 40 miles away.

Prices: From £384,950 to £449,995.

Find out more at or call 01934 835115.

St Dunstan's Place in Burbage, Wiltshire (Charles Church)

St Dunstan's Place (Charles Church)Four- and five-bedroom homes are currently available at this new development, which enjoys a village location just six miles south of the bustling market town of Marlborough, and 20 miles west of Newbury.

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the sought-after village of Burbage – winner of the "Best Kept Large Village" title in 2013 and 2014 – St Dunstan's Place has convenient transport links nearby and is close to a good selection of local amenities. The village is home to a Post Office, for example, as well as Burbage Primary School (with a "Good" Ofsted report), a doctor's surgery, a garage and a village shop, catering well for day-to-day essentials.

Prices: Starting from £464,995.

View more about St Dunstan's Place from Charles Church

Scholars Walk in Hawkchurch, Devon (CJ Fry)

Scholars Walk (CJ Fry)In the attractive East Devon village of Hawkchurch, five miles from the market town of Axminster and six miles south of the Somerset border, Scholars Walk is made up of just a handful of family properties including some affordable homes.

Once known as the “Village of Roses” thanks to Reverend John Going's efforts to plant rose trees on the walls of every cottage, Hawkchurch is only a short drive from the railway station in Axminster which has connections to the London Waterloo line. Nearby Ilminster offers access to the A303 and Taunton is approximately 20 miles away for the M5. And for leisure time, the popular tourist destination and fishing village of Lyme Regis is only four miles to the south.

Prices: Available on request.

Find out more at or call 01308 482000.


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