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New Homes in Somerset

With its favourable climate, great transport links and lovely scenery, Somerset has long attracted homebuyers. Located in the south-west of England, major towns include Bath Bridgewater, Yeovil, Newbury, Broomfield, Glastonbury, Weston-Super-Mare and the county town of Taunton. The population of Somerset was 529,972 in 2011, an increase of 31,879 over ten years. It has generally low unemployment and a good mix of independent, grammar and state schools (242 state primary schools and 44 state secondary schools). Universities include Bath University and Bath Spa University. The average house price value in April 2017 was £222,819, a rise of 7.2% over the previous twelve months.

Transport links

Somerset has excellent transport links in part due to its location as a passing point for those travelling to and from Devon and Cornwall to London, Wales and the North of England. There are direct rail services further south-west as well as to London Waterloo and London Paddington. The nearest airport is Bristol Airport. For road travel, the M5 runs south to Exeter and north towards Birmingham while just north of Somerset is the M4.

New build homes market

Many of the major housebuilders, such as Persimmon Homes, Taylor Wimpey and Crest Nicholson have new build property developments in Somerset. There are also plans to build 17,000 new homes in Taunton Deane. In an around Taunton is also a good place to find retirement developments. As always, home ownership for many new homes is possible thanks to the Help to Buy scheme.

Buy-to-let

For buy to let investors, there are particularly good opportunities in the university city of Bath. In Glastonbury, synonymous with its music festival, large apartments and houses can be a good rental investment. At the same time, it’s worth checking out places like Wells where, with not too many rental options already, it offers a good potential return for anyone able to purchase a buy to let mortgage.

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Featured Developments
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset BS24
£267,000 - £394,995
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset BS24
Location Ratings
4.2
3 - 4 bedroom properties

Yeovil, Somerset BA22
£209,995 - £255,995
Yeovil, Somerset BA22
Location Ratings
3.7
2 - 3 bedroom properties

Bridgwater, Somerset TA6
£194,000 - £330,000
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 
Location Ratings
3.7
2 - 4 bedroom properties

Nunney, Somerset BA11
£470,000 - £470,000
Nunney, Somerset BA11
Location Ratings
3.5
4 bedroom properties
Nailsea, Somerset BS48
£302,995 - £424,995
Nailsea, Somerset BS48
Location Ratings
4.1
2 - 4 bedroom properties
Clevedon, Somerset BS21
From £280,000 - £475,000
Clevedon, Somerset BS21
Contact for more details
Taunton, Somerset TA1
Properties not released
Taunton, Somerset TA1 
1 - 2 bedroom properties
Locking, Somerset BS24
£274,950 - £399,950
Locking, Somerset BS24
Location Ratings
4.2
2 bedroom house £274,950
2 bedroom semi detached house £299,950
2 bedroom detached house £314,950
Highbridge, Somerset TA9
£256,995 - £294,995
Highbridge, Somerset TA9 
Location Ratings
3.8
3 - 4 bedroom properties
North Petherton, Somerset TA6
£215,000 - £349,995
North Petherton, Somerset TA6 
Location Ratings
3.9
2 - 4 bedroom properties
Bruton, Somerset BA10
From £449,000 - £735,000
Bruton, Somerset BA10
Location Ratings
3.4
3 bedroom house £449,000
4 bedroom house £665,000
Nailsea, Somerset BS48
From £415,000 - £965,000
Nailsea, Somerset BS48
Location Ratings
4.0
3 bedroom terraced house £415,000
3 bedroom detached house £600,000
3 bedroom home £750,000
Locking, Somerset BS24
£264,995 - £514,995
Locking, Somerset BS24
2 - 4 bedroom properties
Taunton, Somerset TA4
£450,000 - £470,000
Taunton, Somerset TA4 
Location Ratings
3.6
4 bedroom properties
Taunton, Somerset TA2
£289,000 - £315,000
Taunton, Somerset TA2 
Location Ratings
3.7
3 bedroom properties
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Frome, Somerset BA11
From £270,000 - £525,000
Frome, Somerset BA11
Location Ratings
3.7
2 bedroom apartment £270,000
4 bedroom property £495,000
4 bedroom detached house £525,000
Wellington, Somerset TA21
From £192,500 (50% share)
Wellington, Somerset TA21
3 bedroom properties
Rumwell Park, Somerset TA4
Price on application
Rumwell Park, Somerset TA4 
Location Ratings
3.9
Contact for more details
Highbridge, Somerset TA9
From £300,000 - £385,000
Highbridge, Somerset TA9 
3 - 4 bedroom properties
Wellington, Somerset TA21
From £340,950 - £415,000
Wellington, Somerset TA21
4 bedroom home £340,950
4 bedroom end terraced house £345,000
3 bedroom semi detached house £395,000
Barrow Gurney, Somerset BS48
From £614,995 - £1,065,000
Barrow Gurney, Somerset BS48
Location Ratings
3.9
3 - 5 bedroom properties
Wellington, Somerset TA21
From £330,000 - £396,000
Wellington, Somerset TA21
3 bedroom semi detached house £330,000
Bath, Somerset BA2
Price on application
Bath, Somerset BA2 
Location Ratings
3.6
Contact for more details
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6
£465,000
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 
Location Ratings
3.6
4 bedroom home £465,000
Wells, Somerset BA5
From £205,000 (50% share)
Wells, Somerset BA5 
Location Ratings
3.6
3 bedroom properties
Chard, Somerset TA20
From £177,000 - £450,000
Chard, Somerset TA20
3 bedroom semi detached house £177,000
3 bedroom detached house £195,000
4 bedroom detached house £435,000
Cheddar, Somerset BS27
From £279,995 - £469,995
Cheddar, Somerset BS27
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Cheddar, Somerset BS27
From £330,000 - £560,000
Cheddar, Somerset BS27
3 bedroom home £330,000
4 bedroom home £435,000
East Bower, Somerset TA6
Price on application
East Bower, Somerset TA6 
2 bedroom home for rent
4 bedroom home for rent
3 bedroom home for rent
Templecombe, Somerset BA8
From £180,000 - £485,000
Templecombe, Somerset BA8 
3 bedroom semi detached house £180,000
3 bedroom detached house £400,000
4 bedroom detached house £485,000
Crewkerne, Somerset TA18
Price on application
Crewkerne, Somerset TA18
Contact for more details
Highbridge, Somerset TA9
Price on application
Highbridge, Somerset TA9 
2 bedroom home for rent
4 bedroom home for rent
3 bedroom home for rent
West Wick, Somerset BS24
Price on application
West Wick, Somerset BS24
Location Ratings
3.8
Contact for more details
Crewkerne, Somerset TA18
From £259,000 - £415,000
Crewkerne, Somerset TA18
3 bedroom home £259,000
4 bedroom home £353,000
Nailsea, Somerset BS48
From £261,000 - £700,000
Nailsea, Somerset BS48
3 bedroom home £261,000
2 bedroom home £325,000
4 bedroom home £475,000
Banwell, Somerset BS29
£199,995
Banwell, Somerset BS29
Contact for more information
Ash Priors, Somerset TA4
From £199,200 - £499,000
Ash Priors, Somerset TA4 
Location Ratings
3.9
3 bedroom home £199,200
4 bedroom home £219,000
Banwell, Somerset BS29
From £179,400 - £440,000
Banwell, Somerset BS29
3 bedroom home £179,400
2 bedroom home £195,000
4 bedroom home £385,000
Paulton, Somerset BS39
Price on application
Paulton, Somerset BS39
Location Ratings
3.8
2 - 3 bedroom properties
Bath, Somerset BA2
From £359,995 - £810,000
Bath, Somerset BA2 
2 - 4 bedroom properties
East Bower, Somerset TA6
From £275,000 - £360,000
East Bower, Somerset TA6 
3 - 4 bedroom properties
Wells, Somerset BA5
From £175,000 - £319,995
Wells, Somerset BA5 
Location Ratings
3.6
1 - 3 bedroom properties
Bradley Cross, Somerset BS27
Price on application
Bradley Cross, Somerset BS27
Location Ratings
3.7
Contact for more details
Highbridge, Somerset TA9
Price on application
Highbridge, Somerset TA9 
Location Ratings
3.7
Contact for more details
Congresbury, Somerset BS49
From £499,995 - £724,995
Congresbury, Somerset BS49
Location Ratings
3.8
3 - 4 bedroom properties
Bath, Somerset BA1
Price on application
Bath, Somerset BA1 
Contact for more details
Taunton, Somerset TA1
Price on application
Taunton, Somerset TA1 
1 & 2 bedroom apartments
Portishead, Somerset BS20
Price on application
Portishead, Somerset BS20
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Wells, Somerset BA5
Price on application
Wells, Somerset BA5 
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Street, Somerset BA16
Price on application
Street, Somerset BA16
Contact for more details
Wellington, Somerset TA21
From £156,000 - £225,000
Wellington, Somerset TA21
Location Ratings
3.6
3 - 4 bedroom properties
Rumwell Park, Somerset TA4
From £345,995 - £349,995
Rumwell Park, Somerset TA4 
Location Ratings
3.9
3 - 4 bedroom properties
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Location Ratings
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New Homebuyers Guide
Together with Redrow, we’ve created a guide to take you through the whole process, step-by-step; from house-hunting to past moving-in day. There are handy tips on how to anticipate and avoid complications, and some advice on ways you can successfully purchase your ideal new home.
  Monthly Budget
Our monthly budget search provides a monthly cost estimate for the different ownership options available to you. These range from ‘outright purchase’, ‘shared ownership’ and ‘rent’ options. As with any property purchase you should seek independent financial advice.

For outright purchase the monthly mortgage cost estimate is based on an interest only mortgage at a 5.95% annual interest rate, over 25 years with a 10% deposit.

For ‘shared ownership’ the monthly cost is based on an interest only mortgage rate of 5.95% per annum over 25 years with annual interest of 2.75% on the unsold share.

For ‘rent’ the monthly cost is based on the rental from the landlord or Build to Rent organisation who owns the property.

Read our Guides to learn more about the different ways of living in your dream new home.
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