New build homes in Somerset: 10 best developments

Spring Wharf new homes in Bath, Somerset

Somerset is home to some of the most beautiful countryside vistas in England, with rolling hills, lush green fields and picturesque villages. This makes it the perfect place to enjoy outdoor activities such as walking, cycling and horse riding. Though largely unspoilt, it’s still possible to find plenty of outstanding new build homes in Somerset.

So, if you’re looking for the rural home of your dreams, Somerset is the perfect place to consider.

New homes in Somerset: Top 10 developments

Are you looking to combine the rural idly with the convenience of urban living? Somerset might be the right place for you! Let’s look at the top ten developments according to the people who actually live in them:

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.

1. Spring Wharf, BA2

Legal & General, urbanbubble
4.52 (195 reviews) 4.52 (195 reviews)
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Our most highly rated development in Somerset, Spring Wharf in Bath offers a mix of one and two-bedroom rental apartments. The development is pet friendly, and residents have access to a wide range of amenities, including a deck with a BBQ area, a gym, and a 24-hour on-site team. The development is only a six-minute walk away from Oldfield Park station, which has links to GWR and South Western Railway services.

One resident described the development as ‘well-designed and modern’ with ‘excellent amenities’ and a ‘wonderfully thoughtful, attentive and kind concierge team’.

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2. Foxglove Meadows, BS24

Lovell Homes
4.03 (20 reviews) 4.03 (20 reviews)
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In at number two on our list, Foxglove Meadows is a Lovell Homes development in Weston-Super-Mare. Located in the village of Hutton, it offers a collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes, all just two miles from Royal Sands, Uphill beach, and Weston-Super-Mare railway station. One resident said: ‘The area is perfect for us, with a couple of local pubs, a Tesco and the bigger supermarkets just a few minutes’ drive away.’

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3. Frederick House at Bath Riverside, BA2

4.36 (15 reviews) 4.36 (15 reviews)
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Frederick House is a Savills rental development within the overall development of Bath Western Riverside, located close to the centre of Bath. Voted into third place, the flats offer spacious accommodation with good-sized front rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms with large double wardrobes. Residents also enjoy having access to a free gym and a ‘nicely designed’ residents lounge that supplies free hot drinks. There is a large communal garden and a community working space/coffee shop across the road. It takes about ten minutes to reach Sainsbury’s in Bath, with the city centre just a few more minutes away. It is also about 15 minutes from Lidl and the high street in Oldfield Park and Oldfield Park train station.

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4. Bath Western Riverside, BA2

Crest Nicholson
4.42 (30 reviews) 4.42 (30 reviews)
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In fourth place, Bath Western Riverside comprises 259 apartments with well-maintained gardens and a rooftop terrace. Set on the banks of the River Avon, the development is just a short walk from Royal Victoria Park, which includes botanical gardens, a children’s play area, tennis courts and Victorian landscaping.

One reviewer commented: ‘We love the whole building and everyone in it. Everyone is so friendly, and if we ever have any issues, they are resolved very quickly. The communal areas are safe, and it is nice to have somewhere else to go. There is a security guard on duty.’

Read reviews and details of Bath Western Riverside, BA2

5. Locking Parklands, BS24

St Modwen Homes
3.89 (26 reviews) 3.89 (26 reviews)
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Taking fifth place, Locking Parklands by St Modwen Homes in Locking, Weston-Super-Mare lies close to the Mendip Hills. Residents say that the development is away from the hustle and bustle but close to the beach, countryside, the M5, Bristol and Bath. Closer to home, residents benefit from living in a ‘clean and tidy’ community with lots of open space, an on-site primary school and an upcoming secondary school and surgery.

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6. Endsleigh, BA1

Vistry Partnerships
3.84 (10 reviews) 3.84 (10 reviews)
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Endsleigh is an exclusive collection of three, four and five-bedroom houses in Bath, located in the elevated position of Lansdown. Reviewed into sixth place, the development features a park with a play area and plenty of benches for the adults to enjoy the local landscape, a small supermarket, primary school, lots of parking and a bus link into Bath. Residents tell us that Endsleigh is a well-designed and pleasant development to live in, with attractive modern houses – all within easy walking distance of excellent pubs, including The Hare and Hounds with its ‘stunning views and great food’.

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7. Handley Place, Locking, BS25

St Modwen Homes
3.77 (17 reviews) 3.77 (17 reviews)
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Handley Place is a new development by St Modwen Homes that has placed seventh in our Top 10. Close to the village of Locking and just three miles from the M5, the scenic well-managed site features lots of green open space, making it a beautiful place to live. You’ll find train services in Worle or Weston-Super-Mare a few minutes away, with a bus service regularly operating nearby.

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8. Snowdon Grange, TA20

Tilia Homes
3.72 (13 reviews) 3.72 (13 reviews)
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In eighth, offering a selection of three and four bedroom properties, Snowdon Grange is a development of highly individual family homes, each with their own unique features and personality. With an enviable location on the edge of the stunning Somerset countryside, this exclusive development offers the best of both worlds; a peaceful rural setting combined with easy access to all that this wonderful area has to offer.

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9. Hartnalls Farm, TA2

Persimmon Homes
3.75 (29 reviews) 3.75 (29 reviews)
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In ninth position, Hartnalls Farm is a collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes in the village of Monkton Heathfield, just to the north of Taunton. Monkton Heathfield is a ‘lovely little village’ with a local pub and convenient shop, plus lots of open spaces on the development.

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10. Bunford Heights, BA20

Tilia Homes
3.53 (5 reviews) 3.53 (5 reviews)
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To round off our list of Somerset’s best new builds, Bunford Heights is a collection of two, three, four and five bedroom homes. Bunford Heights is located a mile and a half from the village of West Coker, which has its own primary school, post office, shop, petrol station and a selection of restaurants and pubs. The market town of Yeovil is situated three miles away and offers a choice of supermarkets and sports and leisure facilities.

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Where is Somerset?

Somerset is a county in the southwest of England. It is bordered by Gloucestershire to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south and Devon to the west. The county town is Taunton.

Why live in Somerset?

There are many reasons to live in Somerset, from its wonderful countryside and picturesque villages, to its excellent schools and vibrant towns. Somerset is a great place to raise a family, with plenty of activities and attractions for all ages. The county is well known for its beautiful landscapes, including the Mendip Hills and the Quantock Hills.

There are also plenty of charming villages, such as Cheddar and Castle Cary, which are perfect for exploring on foot or by bike.
The towns in Somerset are also worth a visit, with bustling high streets and a great selection of shops, restaurants and pubs. Taunton is the county town and is home to a popular market, while Wells is famous for its stunning cathedral.

There are also plenty of other interesting places to explore in Somerset, such as Glastonbury Tor and the ancient city of Bath. So if you’re looking for a great place to live, Somerset should definitely be at the top of your list!

Transport in Somerset

There are a number of transport links in Somerset, including railways, buses and roads. The county is well served by railways, with several major lines passing through it.

Bristol Temple Meads is the busiest railway station in Somerset, with regular services to London and other major cities. There are also a number of smaller stations throughout the county.

The main arterial routes through Somerset are the M5 motorway and the A303. The M5 runs from north to south, passing through Taunton and Exeter, while the A303 links London with Honiton in Devon.

Nearby Bristol Airport provides international and domestic air services, while Exeter Airport offers a range of domestic flights. There are also a number of smaller airports scattered throughout the county.

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Somerset property prices

House prices in Somerset have been increasing at a steady rate over the past few years. The average house price in the county currently stands at £371,195, (April 2024 data). This puts Somerset in a similar bracket to its closest neighbours, while being slightly cheaper than nearby Wiltshire (£347,546), Bristol city (£384,484) and Dorset (£403,591).

So, has our Top 10 whetted your appetite for new build homes in Somerset? Learn the pros and cons of each development by clicking through to the area guide below.


Somerset is a beautiful county in the south of England, with plenty to offer any prospective home buyers. The county has lush green fields and an abundance of wildlife, with some areas designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). For those looking for Read more about Somerset

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