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If you’re looking for a new home in some of the country’s most beautiful countryside, by stunning coastlines or in a vibrant town or city, Somerset is the ideal destination for you. With locations perfectly suited for families, professionals, retirees and right sizers, find your new home with Persimmon.

Buying a new home in Somerset

Somerset is an extremely popular choice for homebuyers. And with endless natural beauty, plenty to do and a better work-life balance, it’s easy to see why. Persimmon has new homes available across Somerset, with a choice of rural villages, cosmopolitan towns and seaside communities.

Living in Somerset

A lifestyle to suit you

Somerset is famously beautiful, with great landscapes and architecture. Within the county are the Quantock Hills AONB, Blackdown Hills AONB, Exmoor National Park, The Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills National Landscape. Along the coast is the Bridgwater Bay National Nature Reserve and a mix of scenery from sandy beaches to wooded coves. Persimmon has homes in picturesque locations like Langport and Chilton Polden where you can immerse yourself in a tight-knit rural community.

If you prefer city or town life, Somerset has you covered. Wells is a beautiful little city that’s packed with independent shops and home to a breathtaking cathedral. Frome is a bohemian market town with an independent, creative spirit with a wealth of great shops, cafes and restaurants.

Whichever you choose, you’ll never be far from any of the delights that the county has to offer, so there’s no sacrifice to make. Great towns, cities and natural spaces will all be within easy reach with a new home from Persimmon.

Arts and culture

Somerset has a thriving and varied arts and culture scene. The most famous example is the Glastonbury Festival, the UK’s biggest music festival, which takes place near the town of Glastonbury. Frome Market is a sprawling monthly street market that combines arts and crafts, antiques and food with stalls spanning the cobbled and windy streets of Frome. The fashionable town of Bruton is chocked full of art galleries and features the famous Hauser & Wirth gallery.

The county is served by numerous festivals, events and groups that cater for a wide range of interests. Not only will this ensure you have plenty of things to do throughout the year, but you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to meet like-minded people. Whatever you’re into, you’ll find no shortage of things to get involved with from your new home in Somerset.

Easy commute

Somerset benefits from great links to the major employment centres of Bath and Bristol. From Keynsham, a direct train will get you to either in 10 minutes, and a good network of trains, buses and roads means that both these cities will be within easy reach from anywhere in the county. For London, direct trains from Castle Cary or Bath Spa stations both take around 90 minutes to reach London Paddington. So, while you’ll be able to enjoy the relaxed pace of life that Somerset offers, getting into the cities for work won’t be a problem from your new Persimmon house.

Our new homes in Somerset

Persimmon has homes available across Dorset, including Frome, Keynsham and Wells. Explore our available houses and contact our friendly customer services team to find out more.