Safe, leafy, and sandwiched between AONBs and fashionable South London neighbourhoods, Sutton has lots to offer. But how do you know which new developments match the calibre of the location? It’s simple – just ask people who already live there. Don’t worry; we have already done the legwork for you. Our review platform allows buyers and renters to give honest feedback about developers, which means we can now reveal the best new build homes in Sutton.
New builds in Sutton: 5 highest rated developments
We can now reveal the top 5 new build homes in Sutton. Our resident reviewers share a lot of detail about everything from building design to safety and the quality of the management. We’ve picked out the highlights, but feel free to click on each link to read all the reviews for each development.
*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.
A multiple HomeViews Award-winner in 2019 and 2021, The Well House is our top-rated development in Sutton, and offers one, two, three-bedroom apartments and penthouses. Residents have access to facilities including a concierge, lounges with coffee facilities, an on-site gym and a secure car park. Additionally, the development is a two-minute walk to Sutton station, providing rail services directly into Central London.
“The Well House is modernly designed, with large double-glazed windows, a sliding door to the balcony and an underfloor heating system,” says one reviewer. “Our flat is furnished. We love the quality and colours of the furniture and curtains – cool and classy. The flats are equipped with a Bosch hob, oven, washing machine and dishwasher. Good-looking and easy to use.”
New Mill Quarter, by Barratt Homes, sits in Wallington moments away from Beddington Park – and in second place on our list. Comprising 440 one and two-bedroom apartments and three and four-bedroom houses, this development offers links to London Victoria in 30 minutes. As well as this, residents benefit from on-site gardens, a Lidl supermarket on the ground floor and a proposed café. Residents regularly comment on the community feel and the timely management team. Hackbridge primary school is just around the corner, along with local amenities such as supermarkets, a GP and dentist practice, and a hairdresser. Beddington park is also nearby.
The Lavenders, by Clarion Housing in Carshalton, is our third top-rated contender. Just 30 minutes from London Victoria, the development comprises of one and two-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom townhouses. The development is also close to the River Wandle and green open spaces such as Beddington Park.
One resident told us that: “The flat design is lovely, due to the simple yet modern feel inside. The size feels good due to the spacious hallway and decent spare bedroom, meaning you don’t feel cramped inside. The building is well maintained and has always had friendly staff. The newly built park is a welcomed addition to the development. A direct train to Victoria, London Bridge and St Pancras, as well as a short bus to get the Northern line, makes travelling into London very easy.”
Taking fourth place in Sutton, Sienna House offers studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. The furnished or unfurnished apartments come with a high-spec finish and feature ‘beautiful views’ through floor-to-ceiling windows. Located in Sutton, Sienna House is a stone’s throw from Central London, making it ideal for those commuting into the City. You’ll also find a gym, dining room, lounges and study areas, and a screening room.
Finishing our Top 5 is Old Gas Works – a Linden Homes development. There are 186 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, which are situated on Sutton High Street, right next to local amenities such as Sainsbury’s, Asda and various pubs and cafés. It is also only a 10-minute walk from both Sutton station and West Sutton station.
Where is Sutton?
Sutton is an Outer London borough covering 17 square miles and has a town of the same name. It borders Croydon to the east, Merton to the north and Kingston upon Thames to the northwest. The Surrey boroughs of Epsom and Ewell and Reigate and Banstead lie to the west and south, respectively.
What’s it like living in Sutton?
If you’re looking for a safe section of Capital to live, work, or raise a family, Sutton is a great choice. Why? Well, it’s among the top five safest boroughs, with 41% fewer crimes than the London average. The town itself is one of the top ten safest in the country too. The area also retains a lot of traditional character and preserved historic buildings, which hark back to when Sutton was a collection of rural villages. Today, this sense of tight-knit community continues, with Carshalton, Cheam and Belmont still referred to as villages.
Young people are catered for as well. In 2021, a whopping 42% of Sutton’s schools boasted a rating of ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, ranking the borough in the top ten nationwide. In addition, Sutton has five grammar schools to choose from and some excellent youth facilities, including the Sutton Life Centre. This £8m community hub promotes good citizenship, personal safety and the environment. It’s also home to a range of facilities, including a public library, hireable spaces and award-winning Life Skills Tours.
Adults and children alike will also benefit from the fantastic open green spaces available here. To the south, Oaks Park features a sports centre and golf course, a dog-free picnic area with natural play features, and refreshments. Beddington Park is a serene urban oasis in the northwest, complete with a lake and a 16th Century manor house. Furthermore, the borough is home to plenty of local nature reserves and a river accessed by the Wandle Trail. As if this wasn’t enough, part of the North Downs AONB falls within Sutton’s boundary.
If you need a break from all the nearby theatres, galleries and community facilities, you can shop ’til you drop on the high street instead. You’ll have two shopping centres to pick from, plus lots of big brand names and supermarkets. Foodies will also enjoy touring the monthly farmers’ market and delicatessens.
What is transport in Sutton like?
For commuting and travelling, Sutton runs rail services to Central London and has access to the Overground (in West Croydon) and the Northern line (in neighbouring Merton). The Sutton and Mole Valley lines also link the borough to Sussex and Surrey, and you can hop onto the national motorway network via the A217 and M25 orbital motorway at Junction 8.
What are Sutton property prices like in 2023?
Despite Sutton’s many benefits, the area’s property prices are relatively reasonable for London, averaging £503,000 over the last year. This is according to recent figures from Zoopla (September 2023). Apartments come in at a relatively affordable £306,000. Meanwhile, terraced and semi-detached properties sold for an average of £491,000 and £658,000 respectively.
At £1,790 per calendar month (PCM) on average, renting in Sutton is significantly lower than the London average of £3,000 PCM. At the time of writing, smaller properties cost around £1,350 PCM to rent, rising to £2,300 for four-bedroom homes (Home.co.uk, September 2023).
Sutton is a hugely popular commuter spot for young families seeking more space outside central London areas. Excellent schools add to its appeal, alongside plenty of open green spaces and good value homes. The town of Sutton offers a great selection of family homes, Read more about Borough of Sutton
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