Persimmon Homes

Berkeley

Nestled in the Vale of Berkeley, overlooking the mighty Severn as it twists its way northwards, Berkeley is ideally located for those who love the outdoors, walking and biking. Wales and the undulating Cotswold Hills are right on the doorstep, plus this unspoilt corner of Gloucestershire also benefits from excellent road links along the M5 and A38, for easy commutes to Bristol and Cheltenham.

Your new home in Berkeley, is a medieval market town with a castle (that's still lived in by the 24th generation of the Berkeley family) and an ancient church. The pretty Georgian high street has a collection of independent businesses including a chemist, building society, newsagent, hardware store, hairdresser and florist. There are two small supermarkets and a variety of pubs and takeaways. A new build in Berkeley also gives you access to GP and dentist services as well as an excellent school. 

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Living in Berkeley

Schools close to your new home

Berkeley has a primary school and access to further primary schools in the neighbouring villages of Sharpness and Cam. Katharine, Lady Berkeley’s School is one of the highest achieving, non-fee paying schools in the South West, located in Wotton-under-Edge (8 miles). Other options include Rednock School in Dursley (5 miles) or fee paying, through school, OneSchool Global UK Bristol Campus. If you’re looking for a SEN school close to your new home in Berkeley, Peak Academy for older children is highly recommended.

The great outdoors from your new build

Nestled in the gorgeous Gloucestershire countryside, a new home in Berkeley is the perfect place to live for those who love the outdoors. Whether you're a mountain biker heading for the Dursley loop or the Woodcutter's descent, there's plenty to keep you busy. If you love hiking, the River Severn can provide memorable vistas and a pub or two.

If you'd prefer sightseeing, the inventor of the smallpox vaccine, Edward Jenner, lived and worked here and his house is now a local museum. Dominating the local area is the imposing 12th century Berkeley Castle, still in private ownership, offering visitors stunning walks though the scenic gardens and enchanting tropical Butterfly House. If you'd like something a little more high octane, head to the Cattle County Adventure Park with play facilities and an outdoor adventure playground - just a short drive from your new build in Berkeley.

Easy commutes on your doorstep

Living in the verdant Vale of Berkeley gives you easy commutes along the A38 and the M5, around three miles away, with easy access to Stroud (14 miles), Gloucester (17 miles), Cheltenham (25 miles) and Bristol (22 miles). From your new house in Berkeley, the nearest train station is Cam & Dursley (8 miles) with trains to Bristol Temple Meads (35 minutes), Cheltenham (25 minutes) and Worcester (1 hour). If you'd like to jet off from your new build, Bristol Airport (30 miles) or Cardiff Airport (60 miles) are good choices.

New homes in Berkeley

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses available in Berkeley and new builds in Gloucestershire, including new homes in Tuffley and Lydney. To find out more about our new properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…