New homes in Southam

From centuries-old buildings to natural landscapes, the market town of Southam in Warwickshire has something for everyone to enjoy. If you want to live in a rural location with good transport links to places including Coventry, Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon, a new home in Southam could be the right choice for you.

A quick history

Up until the 10th century, Southam was a Royal manor. St James’ Church, which still stands today, was built in the 14th century and is now a Grade I listed building, while in Medieval times Southam had its own mint, which is now a pub. The well that provided the town’s water, Southam's Holy Well, is also still standing and has been recently renovated. 

By the 16th century, Southam was a market town and was even mentioned in Shakespeare’s play Henry VI. The town was later used as a stopping point for coaches travelling between Oxford and Coventry, while in the 18th century many buildings were destroyed by a fire. During the Second World War, RAF Southam airfield was used as a training base. To find out more about the history of the town, Grange Hall is home to the Southam Embroideries which track 1,000 years of local heritage.

Business and industry

Industry in Southam has historically centred around the market and quarry, but today there are a range of businesses in the town and at the local industrial estate. One of the biggest and most exciting employers in Southam is Codemasters, who are well known for designing and building computer games. 

With its good transport links, Southam is also a commuter town with nearby employers including Aldi in Atherstone, Aston Martin Lagonda and The National Grid in Warwick, Coventry Building Society in Coventry and The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in the area

If you enjoy shopping, there are a number of small shops in the town, along with the monthly farmer’s market which is a popular place to buy fresh produce from local sellers. For high street and designer shopping, popular malls include The Royal Priors in Leamington Spa and Lower Precinct Shopping Centre in Coventry.

Historic sights in the town include Southam’s oldest structure, the ancient Holy Well, which has natural spring water and was once used to treat eye problems. Today you can get to the well along a way-marked route through the Stowe valley. The Southam Heritage Collection is a great place to discover more about the town, through artefacts and regular exhibitions.

The town has a busy events calendar, including the annual Southam Carnival, and the Christmas Lights Switch On Event and Market.

Travel and commuting

Southam has good transport links by car, with nearby roads including the A425, the A423 and the A426. There’s no train station in the town, but there are rail services nearby in Rugby, Leamington Spa and Banbury.

Travelling by car, Southam is just over 10 minutes away from Leamington Spa, 20 minutes from Rugby, 25 minutes from Coventry and 30 minutes from Stratford-upon-Avon. Northampton can be reached in 40 minutes, while Birmingham is a 50-minute drive away.

If you’re travelling to London, the car journey takes more than two hours via the M40, while the train from nearby Leamington Spa takes just one hour 15 minutes. If you’re going on holiday, Birmingham Airport is only a 40-minute drive from the town. 

KEEPERS MEADOW

KEEPERS MEADOW

Stockton Road, Long Itchington, SOUTHAM, WARWICKSHIRE, CV47 9QP

  • 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £390,000 to £615,000
Bishop's Hill
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Bishop's Hill

Station Road, Bishops Itchington, SOUTHAM, WARWICKSHIRE, CV47 2SR

  • Coming soon
Poets Meadow

Poets Meadow

Harbury Lane, Heathcote, WARWICK, WARWICKSHIRE, CV34 6ER

  • 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £443,995 to £764,995
Radstone Fields

Radstone Fields

Juliet Drive, Brackley, BRACKLEY, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, NN13 6GJ

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £281,995 to £561,995
Loxton Fields

Loxton Fields

Whites Lane, Harlestone, NORTHAMPTON, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, NN5 6UW

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £267,995 to £564,995
Deddington Grange

Deddington Grange

Flux Drive, Deddington, BANBURY, OXFORDSHIRE, OX15 0AF

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £425,000 to £725,000
The Spinney

The Spinney

Welbeck Avenue, Burbage, HINCKLEY, LEICESTERSHIRE, LE10 2JH

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £279,995 to £574,995
The Long Shoot

The Long Shoot

Eastboro Way, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 6AZ

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £249,995 to £519,995
Abbey Gate

Abbey Gate

Nine Days Lane, Redditch, REDDITCH, WORCESTERSHIRE, B98 7WA

  • 2 and 3 bedroom homes
  • £200,000 to £305,000
The Avenue

The Avenue

Park View (A43), Moulton, NORTHAMPTON, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, NN3 7TN

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £269,995 to £624,995
Chestnut Grange

Chestnut Grange

Laurels Road, Offenham, EVESHAM, WORCESTERSHIRE, WR11 8RE

  • 2 bedroom homes
  • From £212,500
Fleckney Fields
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Fleckney Fields

Killby Road, Fleckney, LEICESTER, LEICESTERSHIRE, LE8 8TX

  • 4 bedroom homes
  • From £1
David Wilson Homes at Kibworth
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David Wilson Homes at Kibworth

Fleckney Road, Kibworth, LEICESTER, LEICESTERSHIRE, LE8 0HG

  • Coming soon
Wigston Meadows

Wigston Meadows

Newton Lane, Wigston, WIGSTON, LEICESTERSHIRE, LE18 3SH

  • 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £364,995 to £575,995
New Lubbesthorpe
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New Lubbesthorpe

Beggars Lane, New Lubbesthorpe, LEICESTER, LEICESTERSHIRE, LE3 3NQ

  • Coming soon
The Wickets

The Wickets

Main Road, Earls Barton, NORTHAMPTON, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, NN6 0HJ

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £374,995 to £509,995
Fairfields

Fairfields

Caledonia Road, Vespasian Road, MILTON KEYNES, MK11 3ER

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £369,995 to £746,995
Gilbert's Lea

Gilbert's Lea

Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, BROMSGROVE, WORCESTERSHIRE, B61 0EP

  • 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £360,000 to £565,000