New build homes in Gloucestershire: 5 best developments

Looking for perfect new homes in Gloucestershire? We can help. Verified residents on HomeViews have shared their experience of living in developments across the county. Between them, they rated everything from the location to the community spirit. Using these hard-won insights, HomeViews can reveal the best new builds around. Read on to see who made the Top 5.

New build homes in Gloucestershire: Top 5 developments

Start your list of dream Gloucestershire properties with the help of our top five rankings, curated from real-life reviews from those who have already moved in.

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how recently reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. More recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.

1. Bishops Mead, GL15

Persimmon Homes
3.86 (13 reviews) 3.86 (13 reviews)
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Image of Bishops Mead, GL15

Bishops Mead from Persimmon has climbed up the rankings to take the top spot in Gloucestershire. This development of new homes is located in the town of Lydney, and offers a range of two, three and four-bedroom properties in a fantastic location on the southern outskirts of the town. The Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are also on residents’ doorstep for scenic walks and cycle rides.

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2. Bromford at The Avenue, GL56

4.38 (6 reviews) 4.38 (6 reviews)
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Image of Bromford at The Avenue, GL56

Next up, The Avenue offers a selection of 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes on the edge of the idyllic Cotswold market town of Moreton-in-Marsh. One happy resident recently wrote this:

“The houses are nicely spaced so you are not on top of your neighbours and there is plenty of space for visitors parking. There are a couple of strange junctions that can be confusing to visitors but they are nicely spaced so plenty of room to negotiate cars that are lost. There are a few childrens play areas and quite abit of green space. The grass and flower beds that are managed by the developers look nice and are maintained regularly.”

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3. The Waterfront at Gloucester Quays by Crest Nicholson, GL2

Crest Nicholson
4.26 (14 reviews) 4.26 (14 reviews)
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Image of The Waterfront at Gloucester Quays by Crest Nicholson, GL2

The Waterfront apartments in Gloucester is a collection of two-bedroom apartments. Reviewed into third place by our residents, Gloucester Quays has great commuter links and lies within walking distance of a shopping centre, which features an array of stores, cafés and restaurants. Residents also say the nearby river and canal are lovely places to walk.

One reviewer said: “The property’s design is very good; the rooms are a generous size and are very light and airy. We hear little noise from anybody else within our block of flats. The shared areas are kept in good condition, and the same can also be said for the outside space.”

Read reviews and details of The Waterfront at Gloucester Quays by Crest Nicholson, GL2

4. Blackberry Park, BS36

Barratt Homes
4.09 (16 reviews) 4.09 (16 reviews)
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Barratt Homes’ Blackberry Park is the 4th highest rated new build property development in Gloucestershire. This new development offers two, three, four and five-bedroom homes in Coalpit Heath. Blackberry Park also features a play area and allotments for all to enjoy

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5. Earls Park, GL1

Matthew Homes
3.99 (13 reviews) 3.99 (13 reviews)
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Image of Earls Park, GL1

Taking up position in 5th is Earls Park, a development of two, three and four-bedroom homes within walking distance of the centre of Gloucester and the waterside setting of Gloucester Quays and docks. The development is conveniently located close to the M5 motorway and Gloucester railway station runs frequent services to London, Bristol and Cardiff.

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Where is Gloucestershire?

So, where is Gloucestershire? A county in South West England, it forms part of the Cotswold Hills and the Severn Vale and the entire Forest of Dean. From north to west, the bordering counties are Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Bristol and Somerset, Monmouthshire and Herefordshire.

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Gloucester is the county town, with other primary settlements including Cheltenham, Stroud, Tewkesbury, Cirencester, Dursley, Cinderford, and Lydney.

What’s it like Living in Gloucestershire?

Known for its spotted pigs, wild boar, and a rare cattle breed producing the county’s famous cheese, Gloucestershire’s idyllic rural status was cemented by Laurie Lee’s Cider With Rosie. Cider is also very much part of the Witcombe Festival – an annual three-day celebration of music in Brockworth.

With the Cotswolds AONB spreading across the east and south of the county, the Forest of Dean in the west, and the Severn Vale running between, the county’s landscape is one of its greatest attractions. In particular, The Daffodil Way in the Leadon Valley is the place to visit to enjoy springtime blooms, orchards and woodland. Meanwhile, the cathedral city of Gloucester delivers 250-acres of county park alongside historic pubs and architecture that contrast against fantastic modern amenities.

At the same time, a charming Regency atmosphere forms the backdrop to an array of cultural events in the nearby spa town of Cheltenham. These include the Cheltenham Literature Festival, the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, the Cheltenham Science Festival, the Cheltenham Music Festival, the Cheltenham Cricket Festival, and the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival.

According to UK savings marketplace Raisin, both Gloucester and Tewkesbury are two of the strongest performing economies. The region is also home to well-performing selective schools and twelve independents. Plus, you’ll find a range of higher education opportunities throughout Gloucestershire, from agricultural and sports studies to adult and mental health nursing.

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What is the Transport network like in Gloucestershire?

The M5 follows the western edge of the Cotswolds AONB, connecting southern settlements with Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury. Follow the motorway south to reach Bristol or continue to Exeter. AdditioThe A40 also provides a direct route from Cheltenham to Oxford, with several other A-roads linking the major towns together.

Trains from Gloucester run to Bristol Temple Meads in 50–60 minutes or to London Paddington in under two hours. You’ll reach Oxford in 90–120 minutes from Cheltenham station or Worcester Foregate Street in 35 minutes to an hour.

What are current Gloucestershire property prices like?

So, how much will a place in Gloucestershire set you back? According to Zoopla, the average house price in the county was just shy of £400,000 in August 2023. This is significantly higher than the current national average of £288,000. Flats in Gloucestershire sold for around £192,000 while terraced houses went for £287,000. Semi-detached homes achieved £349,000, with detached properties selling for £608,000 on average.

Rental rates in Gloucestershire can vary depending on where you live. At the time of writing, the average monthly rent in Gloucester itself is £990. This is slightly lower than the average UK rent, which stands at £1,243 per calendar month (PCM). It’s also below the average for the South West of England, which is currently nearer to £1,100 PCM.

So, do any of our new homes in Gloucestershire strike your fancy? Learn more about each development by reading our dedicated area guide below.


Gloucestershire is a historic and beautiful county in the West Midlands, England. With its rolling countryside and picturesque villages, it has long been known for its high quality of life. It’s not just great to live in; it also provides excellent opportunities for business Read more about Gloucestershire

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