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

Posted 10 June 2019 by Rebecca Burns

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

The current generation of first-time buyers are more savvy than ever, taking advantage of the cautious housing market in regions like the South West, according to experts. They see the sluggish market as one which is good news for them, rather than one to avoid.

Saving up for a deposit can be hard work, but the government-backed Help to Buy scheme can help, and mortgage rates remain low, which make living costs relatively affordable compared to previous generations.

The region – and therefore anyone who invests in property here – could also benefit from stronger trade links with Boston, New York and Chicago in the future, since local mayors have recently flown out to the U.S. as part of a regional trade delegation in a bid to attract investment to the area.

This latest spotlight on the South West aims to offer inspiration across the region, with some options that may be of interest to first-time buyers ready to take the plunge.

The Grange in Wroughton, Wiltshire (Linden Homes)

The Grange (Linden Homes)There are a variety of four-bedroom houses still available at this development of new homes in the village of Wroughton, or you can register online now to receive further details of the highly anticipated second phase, which will offer a wider choice of three-, four- and five-bedroom homes.

Wroughton is set on the edge of the Marlborough Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the location also offers superb access to Swindon town centre 2.5 miles away for those who need to commute there.

The surrounding area has a choice of schools rated ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’ by Ofsted, alongside a whole host of handy local amenities. There are straightforward transport links to Marlborough, Royal Wootton Bassett and Newbury; rail links from Swindon station to London Paddington, Reading and Bristol; and easy access to the A419 and the M4 motorway.

Prices: The four-bedroom homes currently available are priced from £415,950 to £469,950

Find out more at www.lindenhomes.co.uk or call 01793 399 614

 

Kingswood Fields in Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire (Crest Nicholson)

Kingswood Fields (Crest Nicholson)About 17 miles from the city of Gloucester, Kingswood Fields is a development of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes built in a traditional architectural style.

Set in an established rural Cotswold village community, with great schools within walking distance, the location also benefits from excellent commuter links to Bristol, Gloucester, Cheltenham and beyond. There are local amenities just a short walk away, and the development is situated between Chestnut Park and the local playing fields.

Kingswood is part of Stroud District along with the neighbouring towns of Wotton-under-Edge, Wotley and Charfield. The area offers plenty for those who enjoy spending time outdoors, with many beautiful rural walks as well as horse riding and cycling routes. Kingswood also has its own football club, while in Wotton-under-Edge there are more extensive leisure facilities such as tennis and squash courts, a dance hall, a gymnasium and a fitness suite.

Prices: From £290,000 to £425,000.

Find out more about Kingswood Fields from Crest Nicholson

 

White Church Court in Whitchurch, Bristol, Somerset (Barratt Homes)

White Church Court (Barratt Homes)Three- and four-bedroom family homes are still available at this development situated on the southern edge of Bristol, between the quaint village of Queen Charlton and the Bristol suburb of Whitchurch village. Barratt says the gross rental yield is between 3.6% and 4.4%.

Close to the A4 and the A37, the location provides easy access into Bristol city centre (five miles away) in one direction, and Bath (12 miles) in the other - plus many key regional hubs are also within easy each, including Shepton Mallet (17 miles) and the beautiful city of Wells (19 miles).

The local area is home to shops, supermarkets, banks, restaurants, pubs, a children’s playground and playing field, and GP surgeries – and there's also a selection of primary and secondary schools within a five mile radius.

Price: From £319,995 to £465,995

Find out more about Barratt Homes

 

Westhill View in Upwey, Dorset (Morrish Builders)

Westhill View (Morrish Builders)This development is a bespoke collection of just eight two- and three-bedroom stone-built bungalows set in a scenic village location in the Upwey suburb of Weymouth. These properties blend in with the existing Miles Gardens properties, which were built previously by Morrish Builders.

The setting is peaceful yet enables easy access to the bustling towns of Dorchester and Weymouth, both of which are about four miles away. The properties are being built using high quality, traditional materials and are designed for modern open plan living, with contemporary interior fixtures and fittings.

For commuters, nearby Upwey railway station offers half hourly services between London Waterloo and Weymouth via Southampton Central, and regular services between Gloucester and Weymouth via Westbury and Bristol Temple Meads, amongst others.

Prices: The remaining three-bedroom bungalows are priced at £475,000

Find out more at www.morrish-builders.co.uk or call 01202 623420

 

Riverside Walk in Exeter, Devon (Taylor Wimpey)

Riverside Walk (Taylor Wimpey)Coming soon to the Countess Wear district of the cathedral city of Exeter, Riverside Walk will consist of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes. Further details about the development are expected to be released soon, but the site is near Exeter Golf and Country Club and Wear Park Spa, Countess Wear Community School, and an ALDI supermarket. It is about a mile from Newcourt station, which is between Digby & Sowton and Topsham, on the line to Exmouth – with trains running to Exeter Central and Exeter St Davids (most of which are extended alternately to Barnstaple or Paignton).

Countess Wear is only about two miles south east of Exeter city centre, on the north bank of the estuary of the River Exe. Exeter has been identified as being among the top ten most profitable locations for a business to be based, and major employers already settled there include the Met Office, the University of Exeter, Devon County Council and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. Plymouth is about 36 miles south west of Exeter, and Bristol about 65 miles to the north east.

Prices: To be confirmed.

Find out more at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk or call 01392 442601

 

Quantock View in Cotford St Luke, Somerset (Larkfleet Homes South West)

Quantock View (Larkfleet Homes South West)Quantock View is the latest development of new homes in the South West of England from Larkfleet Homes, located in the village of Cotford St Luke between Bishops Lydeard and Taunton. It is situated close to open countryside at the foot of the Quantock Hills.

It is a stunning mix of stylish three-, four- and five-bedroom detached and semi-detached houses, all finished to a high standard and specification. The village of Cotford St Luke offers a good range of facilities including a Community Hospital, Co-operative store with a post office, pub/restaurant, pre-school, primary school, village hall and playing fields.

There are many additional amenities in nearby Bishop’s Lydeard and Taunton including pubs, libraries, a butcher’s and doctors’ surgery, schools, independent and high street shops, and restaurants.

The whole of this area is surrounded by outstanding areas of natural beauty, from the Quantocks to the Blackdown Hills, the north and south coasts, and the moors of Exmoor and Dartmoor.

The motorway (M5) is just nine miles away, making this the ideal location for access to both Exeter, Bristol, the Midlands and London (via the M4). Taunton also benefits from a main line rail station with direct access to London Paddington in under 2 hours.

Every home at Quantock View is covered by a ten-year insurance-backed guarantee. The government-backed Help to Buy scheme is available on many properties.

Prices from £230,000.

Find out more about Quantock View from Larkfleet Homes South West or call 01823 476417

 

Willow Heights in Witheridge, North Devon (Larkfleet Homes South West)

Willow Heights (Larkfleet Homes South West)Willow Heights is a select, brand-new development of three- and four-bedroom houses and two- and three-bedroom bungalows in the desirable village of Witheridge in North Devon. Village amenities include a primary school rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, village stores and post office, veterinary practice, village pub, a brasserie restaurant and adventure playground.

Barnstaple to the north-west and Exeter to the south are easily accessible from Witheridge, making the village an ideal base for commuting. Both Barnstaple and Exeter have all the amenities you would expect in a modern town or city.

Outdoors lovers will be able to enjoy everything that the Exmoor and Dartmoor national parks have to offer. Witheridge is an ideal base for all kinds of outdoor activities and is close to the seaside resorts of the North Devon coast and the South Devon towns of Exmouth and Sidmouth.

Exeter has excellent onward transport links via rail to London Victoria and has its own international airport. Exeter is also linked to the Midlands and the North by the M5 motorway. The mix of properties in Willow Heights make the development ideal for established and growing families, first-time buyers and downsizers looking for a home in a tranquil rural location.

Help to Buy and Part Exchange schemes are available on this development.

Prices from £190,000.

Find out more about Willow Heights from Larkfleet Homes South West or call 01823 476417

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