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Taunton is Somerset’s county town and has all the amenities to match. Just off the M5 and halfway between Bristol and Exeter, it’s also a location with beautiful surrounding countryside – making it a new-home setting that provides a sought-after life balance. 


New builds in Taunton

A money and time-saving choice, new-build homes offer high energy efficiency. This gives you easy-to-heat rooms in the colder months and reduced bills – so you have more freedom to explore stunning Somerset.

Living in Taunton

Everything you need

The town centre balances shopping malls, a high street with several well-known stores, and lovely independent shops tucked away in the old parts of the town. You also have history, culture, health and leisure facilities, green space and supermarkets.

Sport is high on the agenda too, as it’s home to Somerset County Cricket Club, the County Rugby Club and Taunton Racecourse.

For education opportunities, there’s an absolute wealth of options for all ages. Including previously rated ‘outstanding’ Castle School. And for further education there’s the Bridgwater & Taunton College, among others.

Well connected

On the eastern edge of the town, the M5 provides a very convenient route, if you need to commute to Bristol or Exeter. 

For travel via rail, Taunton Station is close to the town centre, and Great Western Railway and CrossCountry train services connect you with Exeter, Bristol, London and the Midlands. 

You’ll also be conveniently midway for Exeter and Bristol Airports, which are each just over half an hour’s drive away.

Countryside, coast and castles

With its shops, theatre, museums and arts and culture, Taunton itself offers a wealth of days out – including its historic castle that’s right in the centre. 

For beautiful countryside views, the beautiful Quantock Hills and the Blackdown Hills are a stone’s throw away and are both ‘Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. 

Families will also love the coast between Watchet and Minehead, where there are some great beaches. Plus, you can even take a steam train from Bishops Lydeard, just outside Taunton, to Minehead – arriving in style for a day at the seaside.


Start your new build journey

Choosing your new home is one of the biggest decisions in life. Our mission is to make that journey easy and your dream home a reality. To take that next step, chat to our team today.

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