South West New Homes Round-up - The Latest New Build Homes For Sale

Posted 12 February 2018 by Rebecca Burns

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

Last year saw some parts of South West England enjoy house price growth way beyond that seen in other regions - with the Gloucestershire spa town of Cheltenham coming out on top with a massive 13% leap in house prices over the course of 2017, representing almost five times the national average.

As we move further into 2018, many experts expect a similar price growth to continue for prime property in desirable areas, but elsewhere such growth seems less likely – at least until there is greater clarity over the Brexit process.

There is still a severe shortage of homes coming on to estate agents' books, which means those who are hoping to buy a house will need to move quickly in order to secure it. Our latest round-up of brand new homes across the South West offers a good starting point for your search, with rural and urban options to suit first time buyers right through to upsizers looking for more space.

Hilgrove Mews in Newquay, Cornwall (Verto Homes)

Hilgrove Mews in Newquay (Verto Homes)Buyers now have the chance to become part of this developer's first Zero Carbon Smart Home community at Hilgrove Mews in Cornwall, which is currently under construction – and will be pushing the boundaries of sustainable living.

In a tranquil setting surrounded by lush landscaping, just moments from Tolcarne Beach in Newquay, this exciting and revolutionary development will deliver a mix of 46 contemporary apartments, town houses and semi-detached homes.

The properties not only generate their own energy and have superb insulation, but are also fully automated - with the power for householders to remotely control features such as heating or lights using an innovative smartphone app. Offering comfort, convenience and sustainability, the homes also don't compromise on style – with ambient lighting, underfloor heating and slick modern designs.

Prices: Currently available homes are priced from £245,000 for a two-bedroom starter home to £399,000.

Find out more at or call 01637 873 926.

The Carracks in St Ives, Cornwall (Acorn)

The Carracks in St Ives (Acorn)In the pretty fishing harbour and seaside town of St Ives, well known for its surf beaches and buzzing art scene, The Carracks is described as an exclusive, contemporary collection of 15 two-, three- and four-bedroom family homes with a rural outlook towards Rosewall Hill. There is a choice of detached and terraced houses, all of which offer open plan living with their own gardens and either off-road parking or a garage.

Despite the development's rural location, it is less than a mile from St Ives Harbour and the town centre. St Ives is right on the coast,north of Penzance and west of Camborne, and is a popular tourist town with four fine beaches - enjoying some of the mildest winters and warmest summers in Britain and Northern Europe.

In terms of travel, St Ives railway station is linked to the Paddington to Penzance main rail route via the St Ives branch line which runs frequent services from St Erth station. There are local buses connecting the town to surrounding towns and villages, and long distance coach services by National Express Coach from London Victoria, Heathrow and other places in Britain.

Prices: From £360,000 to £395,000.

Find out more at or call 01637 876000.

The Westwoods in Northleach, Gloucestershire (Freeman Homes)

The Westwoods in Northleach (Freeman Homes)This housebuilder puts an emphasis on an abundance of storage, generous room to live, superior finishes, and traditional craftsmanship. This particular development is positioned on the eastern fringe of Northleach, surrounded by idyllic Cotswold countryside yet within easy walking distance of the town centre.

It is made up of 35 generously-sized three- and four-bedroom homes, all of which have private off-road parking. The exterior designs reflect the region's architecture and the development's traditional market town surroundings, incorporating Cotswold stone detailing, slate roofs and timber windows. Inside, the homes feature family-friendly designs created for modern day living, and are fitted with signature Freeman Homes specifications.

Prices: Currently available four-bedroom homes are priced from £450,000 to £599,000.

Find out more at or call 01451 263123.

Hornby Place in Stoke Bishop, Bristol (Shepperton Homes)

Hornby Place in Stoke Bishop (Shepperton Homes)This luxury cul-de-sac development in affluent Stoke Bishop, one of Bristol’s most sought-after suburbs, is home to just 14 striking modern homes which combine open plan living spaces with more formal reception rooms.

Situated on the site of a former 19th century dairy farm, Hornby Place has been architecturally designed to blend in well with its surrounding landscape yet at the same time deliver a modern alternative to the more traditional housing usually available in this area of the city.

Stoke Bishop is only three miles north west of Bristol's exciting city centre, and is also close to popular Durdham Downs, which provide city residents with a huge swathe of green, open space for walking, running, family picnics, kite-flying and many other outdoor activities. There are several highly performing schools within the local area and a good range of community amenities and local shops just a short walk away from the development. Commuters from Hornby Place will be well located for access to both the M4 and M5 motorways, and the city centre.

Prices: On request.

Find out more at or call 0117 910 0354.

Tyning Meadows in Bathampton, Bath, Somerset (Charlcombe Homes)

Tyning Meadows in Bathampton (Charlcombe Homes)This high quality development promises modern country village living on the edge of the stunning Georgian city of Bath, with just 10 detached family residences built by Charlcombe Homes, the city's premier “boutique” housebuilder. The houses each offer a similar level of accommodation, with five bedrooms and four reception areas over two floors.

The development is nestled at the base of the Limpley Stoke Valley, within the Green Belt. The setting offers far reaching panoramic views including to Solsbury Hill (immortalized in the Peter Gabriel song of the same name) and across to Sally in the Woods to the east.

The village of Bathampton straddles the Kennet & Avon Canal and the River Avon. It is home to the Ofsted "Outstanding" Bathampton Primary School, and a village centre with its own store, post office, newsagents, chemist and hair and beauty salon. There are some lovely local walks, including those along the all-weather canal tow path. And for commuters, Bath Spa railway station is within three miles, offering services to London Paddington in about an hour and a half (with a half hourly service). The electrification of the Great Western Mainline will decrease journey times and increase capacity. By road, Bathampton is between the A36 and the A4 (via a toll bridge), both of which are major routes into Bath. The M4 is less than ten miles away to the north, and is accessed across the toll bridge and via the A4 / A46. In a southerly direction, the A36 offers routes to Southampton, the M3, and Devon and Cornwall via the A303.

Prices: On request.

Find out more at or call 01225 805 445.

Great Woodcote Park in Exeter, Devon (Charles Church)

Great Woodcote Park in Exeter (Charles Church)At the higher end of the market, this development from well-known housebuilder Charles Church offers a range of elegant four- and five-bedroom detached homes with modern designs and luxurious living space.

Situated in one of the city's most popular areas, with a fantastic set of local amenities and easy commuter links close by, Great Woodcote Park has plenty to offer - with the lively city centre nearby, and quick links to the M5, A30 and A38.

Unlike any of the housebuilder's other new developments, the homes at Great Woodcote Park can be customised to an individual buyer's needs. Many of the internal design features can be chosen and buyers can also request internal changes such as moving or leaving out walls and personalising the layout of to suit specific lifestyles.

Prices: Starting from £850,000.

Find out more about Great Woodcote Park from Charles Church

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