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Somerset Place at Shorncliffe Heights

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New homes in Folkestone

Located on the former MOD Shorncliffe Garrison barracks in Folkestone, Somerset Place at Shorncliffe Heights offers a range of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses. Over time, the development will feature a new pavilion, sports pitches, a doctor’s surgery and play areas for the use of residents and the wider community. 

With a host of new facilities on the doorstep, as well as existing amenities including a post office, local convenience stores and a choice of primary schools nearby, Somerset Place at Shorncliffe Heights is the perfect place for young couples, growing families and downsizers to call home.

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  • Houses on this development are freehold.

Our Sales Information Centre is open for pre-booked appointments for customers who require a personal meeting or wish to view our new homes. Our main priority continues to be the safety and wellbeing of our employees and customers and we have strict social distancing procedures in place - click here for more information. Our dedicated Sales team remains available for business remotely to ensure that you are able to register your interest via telephone or email and you can even complete your purchase from the comfort of your own home. To arrange your private visit get in touch with our Sales Executives by calling us or you can email Shorncliffe.Heights@taylorwimpey.com.

The health and safety of our customers and colleagues is our number one priority and we have taken proactive action to implement measures to assist in preventing the spread of Coronavirus. Find out more here.


Somerset Place is part of the wider redevelopment of the former MOD Shorncliffe Garrison barracks, which will comprise up to 1,200 new homes, and is shaping up to be an exciting new community. There’s a range of activities in the local area for residents to get involved in, including the Folkestone Sports Centre, Sene Valley Golf Club, a Scout group and a photography club.


The homes at Somerset Place are located behind a tree lined avenue and many benefit from picturesque views across lush countryside. Inside, the houses have been thoughtfully designed with open plan layouts for entertaining along with plenty of areas to relax and unwind. 

Green open spaces

Somerset Place is surrounded by large areas of countryside and tree lined parks. The nearby Seabrook Valley, which leads to the coast, is brimming with colourful flowers and wildlife waiting for residents to explore.

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About Folkestone

Folkestone is a historic port town offering views across the English Channel and miles of coastal scenes. Residents will be spoiled for choice with both sandy beaches and lush countryside to enjoy, while the town itself has a selection of independent shops, bars and a quirky Creative Corner with a regular programme of theatre, comedy, music and festivals.

On your doorstep

Somerset Place is just a short distance from a number of primary and secondary schools including St Martin’s Church of England Primary School and Folkestone Academy, independent food stores and Folkestone West Railway station.

Enjoying life at Somerset Place

Those looking for a laid-back lifestyle can relax in one of many beachfront cafes and bars in Folkestone, whilst those who favour adventure can visit the nearby Seapoint Canoe Centre. The Tower Theatre is also just a short walk away and hosts a varied programme of events.

Getting out and about

Somerset Place is ideally located for commuters and for those who want to enjoy life by the coast. Folkestone West Railway station provides direct services to London St Pancras in around an hour*, whilst the nearby M20 offers quick links to the city and further afield, including to the Eurotunnel for trips to Europe.

*Source: National Rail


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A house is more than just a home, it’s also about the community that surrounds it. That’s why we’re invested in building communities that support local businesses, provide much needed facilities for the area and bring people together.

To support the growing community in Folkestone and the wider Shorncliffe Heights development, we’ll be providing over £3million towards primary education, £167,000 towards local libraries and £445,000 towards the maintenance of open spaces as part of our planning obligations. We will also be providing £80,000 to Folkestone and Hythe District Council towards public rights of way improvements, £25,000 for improvements to cycle routes, £880,000 towards local bus services and £25,000 towards works at the A20 Cheriton High Street/Risborough Lane signals junction. In addition we will be carrying out significant road improvements in the area. 

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Don't miss out on your chance to secure your dream home, The Ashbury - Plot 437, a 4 bedroom home. Available with both the Help to Buy: Equity Loan* and Stamp Duty Holiday!*

Plus, reserve this home by 25th October, you will receive a £1,500 wardrobe voucher and £500 towards legal fees!*

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Help to Buy: Equity Loan


This is one of just a few homes that is still eligible for the current Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme, which is open to both first time buyers and existing homeowners and means you'll need just 5% deposit to buy a new home. From April 2021, the price cap for Help to Buy will depend on the area you live in, and the scheme will be offered exclusively to first time buyers. Find out more here.

With the current Help to Buy scheme, the Government will lend you up to 20% of the value of your new build home via an equity loan. You will need to secure up to a 75% mortgage and put down a 5% deposit. You’ll own 100% of your home from day one.

Find out more about how the Help to Buy scheme works.

Help to Buy: Equity Loan – Terms and conditions apply. Applicants should seek independent financial advice, and get information and guidance on applying for a Help to Buy: Equity Loan at www.helptobuy.gov.uk.

Part Exchange


Given the current social distancing restrictions to reduce the spread of Covid-19, we may be unable to progress Part Exchange at this time. Please speak to your Sales Executive for further information.

Why not consider Part Exchanging your existing property for a brand new Taylor Wimpey home? With our Part Exchange scheme, you could move into a new Taylor Wimpey home without the hassle of selling your old one.

When you buy a new home using our Part Exchange scheme, we’ll offer to buy your existing property from you, at a price we agree with you based on two independent valuations.* You'll avoid all the stress of putting your house on the market, managing and paying for estate agents, and worrying about house buying chains! Interested? Find out more about Part Exchange.

Terms and conditions apply to the Part Exchange scheme.

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