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The Best New Homes And Places To Live In Gloucestershire

Posted 21 October 2022 by Keith Osborne

The WhatHouse? team looks at some great places to buy a home in Gloucestershire, and the best brand new properties for sale there…

Picking out Gloucestershire as a place to buy a new homes offers a whole lot of variety of options, from its well-served cities to more peaceful living in charming villages set in delightful countryside. We pick some of our favourites from the impressive range of current new homes developments across the county.

Great Oldbury

Great Oldbury is a major development which is taking shape just a few minutes from Stonehouse town centre and an easy journey to Stroud and Gloucester. It’s also only a couple of miles from the M5, putting Bristol and Worcester within about 30-40 minutes’ drive and an hour’s commute by road to Birmingham. Stonehouse has lots to offer in terms of shops, services and a railway station on services between Cheltenham (30 minutes) and London Paddington (90 minutes). Great Oldbury could eventually comprise as many as 1,350 new homes and has its own local centre, a purpose-built nursery, pre-school and Primary Academy.

Housing provider Bromford is currently offering Shared Ownership homes here. This means that you can start by owning a share of your home and paying a subsidised rent on the remainder. You’ll need a much smaller deposit and mortgage than if you were buying outright. Bromford’s prices start from £86,000 for 40% share (full market value £215,000) for a two-bedroom apartment, which will need a deposit of just £4,300. This home has two double bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen/dining/living room, bathroom and useful storage off the hallway. There’s also allocated parking. Two- and three- bedroom houses will soon be released here under the Shared Ownership scheme.

Great OldburyBarratt Homes at Great Oldbury

Barratt Homes has two-, three- and four-bedroom homes for sale in Great Oldbury, with prices starting at £278,995 for a house which is still available through Help to Buy if reserved before 31 October 2022. For a larger home, the four-bedroom, detached ‘Alderney’ starts at £424,995 and is currently offered with an upgraded and a mortgage contribution of up to £13,000. Existing homeowners can ask about Part Exchange.

Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury has a rich history going back to mediaeval times and its position where the Rivers Severn and Avon meet made is a major trading point. Its abbey also made it a major town in the area. In more recent times, its connectivity has been increased by the M5 and M50, both just a few minutes’ drive out of town. Residents enjoy many shops, amenities, public open spaces and sports clubs, there’s a market twice a week and a farmers’ market once a month.

Pamington is just east of Tewkesbury and it’s where Home Reach is available on an attractive family home at Barleyfields. For those on a modest budget, Home Reach is a partnership between housing provider heylo and housebuilders across England which allows first-time buyers who meet the eligibility criteria to ‘part buy-part rent’ their home, usually starting with a 50% share. This scheme requires a much smaller deposit than buying outright and the mortgage that is needed can be achieved on a much lower salary. The ‘Walton’ house type has a kitchen/dining room leading through French doors to the rear garden, with a separate lounge and a downstairs WC. The three bedrooms are a good size, with an en suite to the largest. A family bathroom completes the layout off the landing. A 50% share is from £182,063 (based on full market value from £364,126).

Cheltenham

This spa town has a great reputation as a well-to-do place to live that thrives on its historic interest and being a centre for culture, hosting a number of important events every year for music, literature and sport, among others. Its thoroughly served town centre, location on the edge of the Cotswolds and excellent road/rail links retain its attraction to home-seekers.

Lewis Carroll LodgeLewis Carroll Lodge

Churchill Retirement Living specialises in developments for senior buyers and Lewis Carroll Lodge comprises 65 one- and two-bedroom apartments situated in the heart of the town. These energy-efficient and secure new homes have been designed with older buyers in mind and also offer a 24-hour support call centre. A lodge manager looks after things day-to-day and residents can enjoy a communal lounge and landscaped gardens, and hire a guest room for visiting friends and family to enjoy. Prices are on application and you can book an appointment to visit from Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Just north of Cheltenham, in the large village of Bishops Cleeve, is the Horizons development from Kendrick Homes. The village has a great range of independent and national-brand shops and supermarkets, cafés and restaurants, and some good schools. Cheltenham and the M5 are both around 12 minutes away by car. This housebuilder is using a thoroughly contemporary exterior design on this collection of three- and four-bedroom house types. ‘The Coneygree’ on Plot 3, priced at £485,000, has kitchen/dining room with utility room, a separate lounge off which is a study, cloakroom and storage off the hallway, a family bathroom and three generous double bedrooms, with bedroom benefitting from en suite and fitted wardrobes/dressing area.

Hawkesbury Upton

A quintessential Cotswold village, Hawkesbury Upton complements the traditional period homes with a real sense of community and some useful shops and facilities. Surrounded by locally countryside, this peaceful place is also within half-an-hour of Chippenham, Stroud and Bristol.

For a slice of luxury living, the brand new houses from Spitfire Homes combine architecture based on the regional vernacular with the thoroughly modern specification expected by discerning buyers at Rutherstone. It’s an exclusive development of just 14 three-, four- and five-bedroom houses, currently from £650,000. At £1.025million, top-of-the-range just now is the ‘Tytherleigh’, a double-fronted five-bedroom detached property with double garage and EV charging point. The open-plan kitchen/dining family room alone offers over 600 sq ft of living space and has bifold door to the garden. A separate living room has feature fireplace and French doors to the garden. There’s also a utility room, a study and a cloakroom. Four of the five bedrooms are doubles, two of them coming with en suite and fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom has a tub and separate walk-in shower. This corner plot has a generous garden and driveway.

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Featured Developments
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10
£86,000 - £100,000 (from 40% share)
Great Oldbury
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10
2 - 3 bedroom properties
Bromford
Eastington, Gloucestershire GL10
£309,995 - £319,995
Great Oldbury
Eastington, Gloucestershire GL10
3 bedroom properties
Barratt Homes
Pamington, Gloucestershire GL20
Price on application
Barleyfields
Pamington, Gloucestershire GL20
3 bedroom properties
Home Reach
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50
£251,950 - £372,950
Lewis Carroll Lodge
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50
1 & 2 bedroom apartments
Churchill Retirement Living
Battledown, Gloucestershire GL52
£549,950
Horizons
Battledown, Gloucestershire GL52
4 bedroom properties
Kendrick Homes
Hawkesbury Upton, Gloucestershire GL9
£830,000 - £1,025,000
Rutherstone
Hawkesbury Upton, Gloucestershire GL9 
2 - 5 bedroom properties
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A Guide To Part Buy Part Rent
With Home Reach you buy a share of your chosen newly built home and pay a monthly rent on the part you don’t buy. Your budget will decide the size of the share you buy, rather than the size of your home. So, you might decide to buy a bigger share of a lower priced home or a smaller share of a more expensive home.

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