Everything you need to know about house prices in Somerset
Lovely countryside, quirky villages, outstanding schools and a stunning coastline. What more do you need from a place? Somerset is this and much more. Buying a new home here promises exciting leisure facilities, picturesque local parks and a vibrant nightlife. If you’re thinking of moving to the area for the first time or are simply curious to know more about its property market, we’ve put together a handy guide to help you with whatever you’re looking for.
House prices in Somerset
Although house prices in Somerset are above the national average, they are still more affordable than in nearby areas such as Dorset and Gloucestershire. Properties are especially valuable around Bath and its surroundings, while they become more affordable in towns like Bridgwater, Weston-Super-Mare and Yeovil. Somerset is a very varied county where all types of budgets are catered for, no matter if you’re looking for spending big on a finished article or are searching for a short-term investment.
Where to buy in Somerset
From historic sites like Bath and Frome to picturesque countryside villages lying along the coast such as Brean and Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset is a constant surprise. Here we’ve highlighted five of the best areas to buy your new home in the county.
Located at the border with Wiltshire and at the foot of Cranborne Chase nature reserve, Frome is a pleasant market town, voted “best place to live in the South West of England” by the Sunday Times. With its own train station that links it to nearby popular destinations like Bristol, Bath and London Waterloo, and a wide array of shops and restaurants, Frome is a brilliant place for your move. Don’t miss our popular Hunters Wood development in Melksham, just 15 miles north.
Taunton is one of the largest villages in Somerset and is found between Quantock and Blackdown Hills. With the fastest growing population in the county, it is considered as an up-and-coming area, where short- and long-term investment are strongly encouraged. The village also has superb access to the M5 leading to Exeter, London and the Midlands, which also makes it ideal for commuters. If you’re interested in this part of Somerset, browse our Nerrols Grange development for a wonderful collection of 3 bedroom homes.
Lying in the south of Somerset, close to the border with Devon, Yeovil is a charming village surrounded by open countryside. From Yeovil Country Park to Ninesprings Park and the spectacular coast overlooking the English Channel, new homes in Yeovil offer a great location away from the hustle and bustle of big cities. If you are a nature lover, our Niveus Walk development in Shaftesbury on the eastern outskirts of town is well worth a look.
Whether you enjoy a tour of the Roman Baths, a stroll in the Royal Victoria Park or fancy paying a visit to the Jane Austen Centre – Bath has it all. With so many historic sites and famous landmarks, it’s no surprise that house prices here are above the Somerset average. If you’d like to live close to the city, check out our superb Ladden Garden Village development in Bristol, less than 15 miles north.
With wonderful access to the M5 motorway, Bridgwater is an ideal location for commuters traveling into Bristol, Exeter and London and families with children alike. With a rich variety of open spaces, local amenities and excellent schools, browse our brilliant collection of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes on Moorland Gate development in Bishops Lydeard, just 11 miles south-west.