New Homes in Frampton Cotterell
Welcome to Frampton Cotterell
From countryside walks to high street shopping, family-friendly attractions and historic sites, there’s something for everyone close to your new home in Frampton Cotterell. Just a short drive from Bristol and close to the town of Yate, the village is ideal if you’re looking for rural living within easy reach of city centre amenities.
A quick history
Frampton Cotterell dates back to Roman times, when historians believe there were two settlements in the local area. At the time of the Domesday Book, Frampton Cotterell was known as ‘Frantone’, and by the 14th century there were three water mills in the village. Over the centuries that followed, the village grew as it merged with surrounding hamlets, including Winterbourne and Coalpit Heath, and today it is a thriving commuter village.
Business and industry
The village is located within easy reach of Bristol, where major employers include Aviva in Stoke Gifford, BAE Systems, the Ministry of Defence and GKN Aerospace in Filton, and Bristol City Council and BBC Bristol. White goods manufacturers Indesit and distribution company TNT Express are both located in neighbouring Yate.
Things to do in the area
If you love getting out in the great outdoors, there are lots of natural landscapes to explore close to Frampton Cotterell, whether you’re wandering through the grounds of Dyrham Park, walking through Oldbury Court Estate, or enjoying a gentle stroll in the Cotswolds.
For families moving to the area, there are lots of kid-friendly attractions just a short drive from your new home in Frampton Cotterell, including Bristol Zoo Gardens, the Wild Place Project, the Avon Valley Railway and Kingswood Heritage Museum.
If you’re in the mood for a day out in the city, Bristol’s many attractions are close-by, including At-Bristol, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Cabot Circus and The Mall at Cribbs Causeway. Bath is only a short drive away, where you’ll find the Roman Baths, Victoria Park and the Jane Austen Museum.
Travel and commuting
Whether you’re commuting for work or visiting friends and family, Frampton Cotterell is well connected by road thanks to its close proximity to the M4, M5 and A432. If you want to take a train, there are stations in Yate and Bristol nearby.
To get to Yate, the drive from Frampton Cotterell takes around 10 minutes, while Bristol city centre is a 20 minute drive away. Chippenham can be reached in 30 minutes, Bath in 40 minutes and Swindon in 45 minutes depending on traffic.
If you’re travelling to London, the drive takes around two hours via the M4, while the train from Bristol Parkway takes just one hour 30 minutes. When it’s time to jet off on holiday, Bristol Airport is a convenient 35 minute drive from the village.