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Niveus Walk near Shepton Mallet

New Homes in Shepton Mallet

Lying along the River Sheppey in Somerset, Shepton Mallet is surrounded by pleasant South West countryside. Delivering a rural way of life desired by many, new homes in Shepton Mallet are five miles east of Wells. With Bath just over 15 miles away, it’s around double that to Taunton

The town is also only 20 miles from Bristol, with a drive of around 35 minutes in good traffic making it a great option for the morning commute. With so much to look forward to, don’t miss our new homes closest to Shepton Mallet below. 

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    Townsend Landings, Henstridge

    Townsend Landings, Henstridge

    Henstridge, Yeovil, BA8 0TS
    • Coming soon
  • Niveus Walk

    Niveus Walk

    Wincombe Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8FA
    • 2 and 3 bedroom
    • £282,500 to £352,000
  • Hunters Wood

    Hunters Wood

    Basil Drive, Melksham, SN12 6ZJ
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £335,000 to £510,000
  • Nerrols Grange

    Nerrols Grange

    Nerrols Drive, Taunton, TA2 8RY
    • 4 and 5 bedroom
    • £460,000 to £630,000
  • Ladden Garden Village

    Ladden Garden Village

    Off Leechpool Way, Yate, Bristol, BS37 7YX
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £353,000 to £560,000
  • Birds Marsh View, Chippenham

    Birds Marsh View, Chippenham

    Gainey Gardens, Chippenham, SN15 1UG
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £370,000 to £540,000
  • Moorland Gate

    Moorland Gate

    Taunton Road, Bishops Lydeard, TA4 3BN
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £330,000 to £490,000
  • Nant Y Castell

    Nant Y Castell

    Heol Sirhowy, Caldicot, NP26 4RD
    • 4 bedroom
    • £375,000 to £444,995
  • Morton Meadows

    Morton Meadows

    Gloucester Road, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 1LJ
    • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom
    • £370,000 to £765,000

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.