New Homes in Shepton Mallet

Welcome to Shepton Mallet

Whether you’re shopping at the local designer outlet, enjoying a bike ride in the surrounding countryside or taking a day trip to the city, there’s plenty to see and do close to the town of Shepton Mallet. Located in Somerset just a short drive from the city of Wells, a new home in Shepton Mallet could tick all the right boxes for you and your family.

A quick history

Shepton is an Old English place name, but archaeologists have discovered artefacts in the local region dating back to and prehistoric times, along with a number of ancient burial mounds. The town was first mentioned in the Domesday Book, while the name ‘Mallet’ is believed to derive from a Norman family who lived in the area in the 12th century. Cloth making and wool trading became major industries in Shepton Mallet in the 15th century, and thrived over the centuries that followed.

Business and industry

Today Shepton Mallet has jobs across a wide range of industries including education, retail and business services. The town is home to Brothers Drinks, who make Brothers Cider, while other local employers include the Royal Bath & West Showground and Kilver Court Designer Village.

Things to do in the area

Shepton Mallet is located on the edge of the Mendip Hills, so it’s easy to enjoy a stroll or cycle ride in the great outdoors. In the town itself, there’s a designer outlet village, Kilver Court, along with a number of shops in the centre.

If you enjoy discovering local history, there’s lots to see in the nearby city of Wells including Wells Cathedral and The Bishop’s Palace. The Somerset Rural Life Museum is also nearby, while the kids will love visiting Wookey Hole Caves, East Somerset Railway and Cowtastic Farm Park.

Other places of interest nearby include Cheddar Caves and Gorge, Glastonbury Abbey, Cranborne Chase and the RSPB Nature Reserve, Ham Wall.

Travel and commuting

Shepton Mallet is well-connected by road, and although there’s no train station in the town, there are regular rail services from Bath Spa nearby. The car journey to Wells takes just 15 minutes from Shepton Mallet, while Warminster can be reached in 35 minutes, Bath in 40 minutes and Bristol in 50 minutes.

London is around three hours from Shepton Mallet by car, while the train journey from Bath Spa to Paddington takes just one hour 30 minutes. When it’s time to go on holiday, Bristol Airport is only a 35 minute drive from the town. 

 

Bishops Green

Bishops Green

Wookey Hole Road, Wells, WELLS, SOMERSET, BA5 1AA

  • 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £225,000 to £595,000
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Patch Meadows

Patch Meadows

Langport Road, Somerton, SOMERTON, SOMERSET, TA11 6HX

  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £200,000 to £475,000
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Oatley Park

Oatley Park

Hospital Road, Barrow Gurney, BRISTOL, NORTH SOMERSET, BS48 3SF

  • 5 and 6 bedroom homes
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Mill Brook

Mill Brook

Trowbridge Road, Westbury, WESTBURY, WILTSHIRE, BA13 3AY

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £300,000 to £470,000
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Ladden Garden Village
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Ladden Garden Village

East Walk, Yate, BRISTOL, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE, BS37 4AS

  • 2 and 3 bedroom homes
  • £255,000 to £380,000
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Northwalls Grange

Northwalls Grange

Nerrols Farm, Taunton, TAUNTON, SOMERSET, TA2 8QJ

  • 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £430,000 to £550,000
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Lay Wood

Lay Wood

Horton Road, Devizes, DEVIZES, WILTSHIRE, SN10 2JJ

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £330,000 to £525,000
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Weston Meadow

Weston Meadow

Oxford Road, Calne, CALNE, WILTSHIRE, SN11 8AW

  • 3 bedroom homes
  • £275,000 to £315,000
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Park Farm

Park Farm

Butt Lane, Thornbury, BRISTOL, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE, BS35 1RA

  • 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £175,000 to £660,000
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