New Homes in Swindon
A large town in Wiltshire, Swindon lies in the South West of England in the middle of Bristol and Reading. Trains to London’s Paddington Station only take an hour, so new homes in Swindon are popular among people who work in the heart of the capital.
Not far from Gloucestershire, you can go on relaxing family days out in the picturesque Cotswolds, while Oxford is under an hour away. Whether you’re shopping on the high street or at the designer outlet, or relaxing at Lydiard Park or Coate Water Country Park, you can see our developments near Swindon below.
Living in Swindon
With top transport links, swathes of surrounding countryside and plenty to keep you occupied in the town centre, Swindon is a great place to buy a home. And when you decide to buy your new property through us, you could benefit from one of our latest offers, designed to help you with your move. Our Part Exchange program is just one of these, and a brilliant way to take the stress out of moving house.
Things to see and do in Swindon
Swindon’s town centre is full of great attractions, with cultural draws including the Museum of Computing and Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. Go for a stroll through Town Gardens, or a longer walk through Lawns Park where you can soak up some superb views.
Coate Water Country Park is just to the south east of town and next to the Richard Jefferies Museum, while Faringdon Park, Swindon Steam Railway Museum and the ATB Skatepark are in the west. Moving further away from the town centre you’ll find spots like Stanton Country Park, Jungle Parc and the Cotswold Water Park, while Barbury Castle and Hackpen Hill are close to each other just south of Swindon.
Swindon is a great place to live if you have children. There are several local schools rated as outstanding by Ofsted, including Drove Primary School just east of the town centre and the Croft Primary School to the south. Royal Wootton Bassett Academy is also in the education board’s top bracket, catering for secondary-age pupils in Swindon and neighbourhoods like East Wichel.
Transport links in Swindon
The M4 motorway runs to the south of Swindon, giving the town a direct route to places like Bristol in the west, and Reading and London to the east. It takes just over an hour and a half to drive to the capital in good traffic, while it’s only around 45 minutes to both Bristol and Reading.
Swindon’s train station is close to the centre of town and provides the transport links which make the town ideal for commuters. There are services to London which only take 50 minutes, while you can get to Bristol in just 35 minutes and Reading in 25 minutes. Bath is also around 20 minutes away.
The Swindon property market
Those commuter links have contributed to some exceptional growth in Swindon’s property market over recent years.
You can find our 2, 3 and 4 bedroom canalside new builds along Mill Lane in East Wichel, which is on the southern outskirts of town. You may even be able to buy a new home here through the Help to Buy in the South West scheme, which is available on properties in Swindon valued up to £349,000. Get in touch with our friendly team today for more information.
Help to Buy Swindon
In Swindon you can take advantage of Help to Buy South West if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy South West page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.