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New Homes in Melksham

Offering a strong location on the banks of the River Avon in Wiltshire, Melksham is a pleasant town in the South West. With major spots like Bristol and Swindon only 40 minutes away in the car, new homes in Melksham are even closer to Trowbridge, Chippenham and Bath.

From trips to Westwood Manor and Great Chalfield Manor, to afternoons in Spye Park and walks through Clanger Wood, you can also go for a stroll in Stanley Park and around Bowood Lake. Don’t miss Rood Ashton Lake and the Packhorse Bridge either, well within reach of our developments closest to Melksham, shown below.

  • Hunters Wood

    Hunters Wood

    Basil Drive, Melksham, SN12 6ZJ
    • 4 bedroom
  • Birds Marsh View, Chippenham

    Birds Marsh View, Chippenham

    Gainey Gardens, Chippenham, SN15 1UG
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £370,000 to £550,000
  • Ladden Garden Village

    Ladden Garden Village

    Off Leechpool Way, Yate, Bristol, BS37 7YX
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £400,000 to £560,000
  • Coming soon
    Orchards Rise

    Orchards Rise

    Scott Way, South Leaze, Swindon, SN1 7NT
    • Coming soon
  • Morton Meadows

    Morton Meadows

    Gloucester Road, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 1LJ
    • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom
    • £610,000 to £765,000
  • Coming soon
    Niveus Walk

    Niveus Walk

    Wincombe Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8FA
    • Coming soon
  • Coming soon
    Townsend Landings, Henstridge

    Townsend Landings, Henstridge

    Henstridge, Yeovil,
    • Coming soon
  • DWH @ Brunel Quarter

    DWH @ Brunel Quarter

    Station Road, Chepstow, NP16 5YL
    • 4 bedroom
    • From £520,000
  • Nant Y Castell

    Nant Y Castell

    Heol Sirhowy, Caldicot, NP26 4RD
    • 4 bedroom
    • £370,500 to £485,500

Living in Melksham

Melksham is a super place to live if you like to be surrounded by nature, while the welcoming town has many more strings to its bow. So read on to discover more about the local area, and don’t miss offers such as our Movemaker scheme which are designed to save you money on your new home. 

Things to see and do in Melksham

Melksham has an enviable location in the midst of the Cotswolds, the North Wessex Downs and Cranbourne Chase. This gives you brilliant access to wide open natural spaces, perfect for going on long hikes, dog walks, runs and bike rides. Green Lane Wood and Clanger Wood are also close to town, while the 90-hectare Spye Park is a few miles north east. 

King George V Park is back in the heart of Melksham, which is characterised by the pretty River Avon which flows through it, lending a pleasant ambience to the town. Kids’ attractions include the Boomerang Family Play Centre, while Bowood House and Gardens has an adventure playground, petting farm and soft play area to complement its 100-acres of landscaped grounds. 


There are a number of schools to choose between in and around Melksham, with Aloeric Primary, River Mead School and Forest and Sandridge CofE all primary schools rated as good by Ofsted. The local secondary is Melksham Oak Community School, while you may find yourself in the catchment area for a number of other nearby schools depending on which part of Melksham you live in. 

Transport links in Melksham

Melksham train station is just off the A350 in the north of town, and offers a selection of Great Western Railway services. There are local bus routes you can take advantage of, while the A350 heads north to the M4 motorway. You won’t need this to get to Bath, which is less than half an hour’s drive away, but you can use it to get to Bristol a touch further west. 

The Melksham property market

From handsome town houses to period semis and large detached homes with sweeping gardens, there’s a pleasing blend of properties in Melksham. The town’s house prices are very similar to the average across the rest of England and Wales, while there are homes to suit all kinds of different budgets. 

You can also find new homes just off Eastern Way, with a fantastic selection of expertly-designed 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes throughout our Hunters Wood development. Whether you’re only looking at houses in Melksham or in neighbouring Chippenham too, check out the Government’s Help to Buy scheme to see if you could benefit from some extra support when buying your next home.