Bridgwater has a history stretching back over 1000 years and this can be seen in the town’s mix of historic architecture and modern buildings. As one of Somerset’s largest towns, you’ll find all of the amenities you’ll need as well as easy access to stunning nature. A new home from Persimmon means you can enjoy the relaxed Somerset lifestyle without compromising on modern conveniences.
Buying a new build home in Bridgwater
Bridgwater has great transport links, a good range of schools, plenty of job opportunities thanks to investment in the town and nearby Hinkley Point power station, and no shortage of things to do. If you’re buying your first home, moving to retire or with a family, the town is a perfect place to call home.
New Homes in Bridgwater
Living in Bridgwater
Home of the UK’s oldest carnival and much, much more
Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival is the oldest carnival in the UK and one of the largest illuminated processions in Europe. Held in November, it attracts up to 150,000 people and is one of the highlights of the town’s calendar.
As well as the carnival, the town hosts the Bridgwater Fair in September, which is the second largest in the UK, and arts, science and food & drink festivals. All of this, plus a full schedule of markets and events, means there is no shortage of things to do and ways to get involved with the community from your new home in Bridgwater.
Sandwiched between natural beauty
One of Somerset’s greatest assets is its natural beauty, so, living in the county, you’ll want to be able to enjoy this. From your new house in Bridgwater, you’ll have access to the Somerset Levels and the Quantock Hills. These two areas offer contrasting landscapes. The Levels are low, open marshland and grassland divided by rivers and streams and full of history and rare wildlife.
The Quantocks were designated England’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offer outstanding views, wooded valleys and heathland. With plenty of walks, bike trails and lots of good pubs, you’ll be able to enjoy countless hours here.
With both these areas within easy reach of your new home, you’ll be able to benefit from all the health benefits that proximity to nature delivers and enjoy an active, balanced lifestyle.
A well-connected town
Bridgwater has a train station offering direct connections all the way down to Penzance in under four hours and to Taunton and in less than twenty minutes. Change in Taunton for direct trains to London Paddington in under two hours.
The M5 runs around the town, providing a direct link from Birmingham to Exeter, with plenty of A roads to take you to destinations across the country. A good network of buses provides connections to local towns. Whether you’re travelling for work or pleasure, you’ll have no trouble getting where you need to go from your new home in Bridgwater.