New Homes in Yeovil

Welcome to Yeovil

Whether you’re visiting local museums, shopping in the town centre or exploring the Somerset countryside, there’s certainly no shortage of things to do and places to see near Yeovil. If you’re looking for a town with good employment opportunities within easy reach of the south west’s biggest towns and cities, a new home in Yeovil could be the right choice for you.

A quick history

The history of Yeovil stretches all the way back to Paleolithic times, with the discovery of artefacts in the local area. The town was on a major road during the Roman era, with a number of villas nearby. By the time the Domesday Book was recorded, Yeovil had become a bustling market town.

Over the centuries there have been a number of major fires in the town, and during the English Civil War the Battle of Babylon Hill took place nearby. By the 19th century Yeovil was known for glove-making, and the local economy continued to thrive once the town was connected to the railway network.

During the Second World War, Yeovil became a target due to its links with national defence. A number of bombs were dropped on the town between 1940 and 1942, damaging many houses and killing scores of people.

Business and industry

There are a number of major employers in Yeovil, including helicopter manufacturers AgustaWestland, aircraft oxygen company Normalair Garrett, and Yeovil Aerodrome. BAE Systems is also located in the area, while Screwfix have their headquarters in Houndstone.

Things to do in the area

From shopping at the Quedam Shopping Centre to uncovering history at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, there’s lots to see and do in and around Yeovil. Cultural sights include the Haynes International Motor Museum, Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum, and Crewkerne and District Museum, while the National Trust’s Montacute House is a popular place for walks in the Elizabethan gardens.

Historic sights close to Yeovil include the Tudor mansion Sherborne Castle, Tintinhull Garden, Newton Surmaville park and house, and Forde Abbey House and Gardens, while families will enjoy visiting the Yeovil Railway Centre and Abbotsbury Childrens Farm.

If you’re a sports fan, you can watch Yeovil Town FC play football at Huish Park, or practice your swing at Yeovil Golf Club. Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Dorset coast are only a short drive from the town, perfect for hiking and cycling.

In the evenings, you can see a show at The Octagon or The Swan Theatre.

Travel and commuting

Yeovil is well connected by rail and road, ideal if you’re commuting for work. Yeovil Junction station has direct services to London Waterloo, while you can catch a train to Bristol and Weymouth from Yeovil Pen Mill.

Travelling from Yeovil, the journey to Weymouth takes 40 minutes by car or 45 minutes by train. Exeter is one hour 10 minutes away by car, while Southampton is a one hour 30-minute drive away depending on traffic. If you’re going to Bristol, the journey takes one hour 15 minutes by car or one hour 35 minutes by train.

For journeys to London, the trip from Yeovil takes two hours 20 minutes by train or two hours 30 minutes by car depending on traffic. When you want to go on holiday, Bristol Airport is only one hour away by car. 

Patch Meadows

Patch Meadows

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

  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £200,000 to £475,000
Bishops Green

Bishops Green

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

  • 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £225,000 to £595,000
Northwalls Grange

Northwalls Grange

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

  • 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £430,000 to £550,000
Mill Brook

Mill Brook

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

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