Freeman Homes gets the green light to build 10 low-carbon homes predicted to achieve highly efficient A-rated energy performance certificates in Herefordshire village of Fownhope.
29th January 2024

Our award-winning Freeman Homes division has received planning approval to build an exclusive sustainable development in the highly sought after village of Fownhope. Approval has been granted for the project, which will feature ten individually designed 2, 3 and 4 bedroom properties.

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Freeman Homes wins top national industry award for Small Housebuilder of the Year
20th November 2023

We are delighted to have been awarded an industry ‘Oscar’ for Small Housebuilder of the Year at the 2023 WhatHouse? Awards. The awards are national, bringing together the very best in the industry, highlighting the incredible standards of Freeman Homes.

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Starter at Cinderford Skatepark
11th October 2023

The first spade went into the ground at the ‘ground breaking’ ceremony for the new Cinderford skatepark on September 28th.

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MF Freeman Donate to Air Ambulance UK
7th September 2023

MF Freeman is proud to support Air Ambulances UK during Air Ambulances Week, with a donation of £1,500. Air Ambulances UK’s mission is funded almost entirely by the generosity of local communities so this donation from MF Freeman will enable air ambulances across the UK to save even more lives.

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Freeman Homes complete on purchase of new Fownhope site
4th September 2023

Freeman Homes, part of the MF Freeman Group, is pleased to announce that we have recently completed on the purchase of a new site at Fownhope in Herefordshire. The site holds an existing outline planning consent, and we are in the process of obtaining reserved matters approval to deliver 10 high quality, A-rated, energy-efficient, 2–4-bedroom homes.

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Freeman Homes: Creating sustainable communities and thriving environments
1st August 2023

At Freeman Homes, we plan, design and build homes with you in mind. Our commitment to the environment, to sustainability, and to being a business with purpose, is built into the very fabric of who we are and what we do.

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Amazing aerial shot of our Freeman Homes Clifton Meadows Development
20th July 2023

We had to share this incredible aerial shot of our Freeman Homes development at Clifton Meadows in Herefordshire. This was taken by one of our customers who is a flying instructor at Staverton. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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Watch 'Say hello to Severnbank'
11th May 2021

Introducing the first video in our 'Say Hello' series that has been created to showcase our new development, Severnbank in Newnham-on-Severn, and the surrounding area. Join us on a journey to discover what's on our doorstep here at Newnham in Gloucestershire.

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Freeman Homes extends special purchase scheme to newly-classified key workers under Covid-19 outbreak
21st April 2020

Our Freeman Homes division has announced it will be extending an existing Key Worker Discount Scheme to all newly-classified essential key workers by the Government under the coronavirus outbreak. The offer has been extended to recognise the vital work being done by essential key workers to tackle coronavirus, by supporting them onto the property ladder, or with their next house move.

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Freeman Homes public consultation at St Weonards is a success
13th November 2019

Freeman Homes held a public consultation at St Weonards Village Hall in Herefordshire. The open event was publicised to the local community in advance, and it outlined plans for a potential development of 32 houses that built on and improved the existing consented scheme.

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MF Freeman Joint CEO offers insight into the UK housing market to international visitors
23rd September 2019

MF Freeman Group Joint CEO Luke Freeman presents to a visiting Chinese delegation at Highgrove Royal Gardens.

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New homes popularity on the rise
15th July 2019

A recent report from Savills has cited a significant growth in interest in new-build properties.

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Joint CEO Luke Freeman graduates from MBA programme
5th December 2018

Our Joint CEO, Luke Freeman, has achieved his MBA. He graduated on Friday 23rd November following years of hard work and dedication

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Development on our doorstep: housing and the local economy
29th November 2018

We analyse the impact of the housing boom in Newport and the Severn Bridge toll removal on our local housing market and economy.

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Agreement signed for exclusive retirement village at Wichelstowe
21st November 2018

Freeman Retirement Living and Swindon Borough Council have signed an agreement to include specialist age-exclusive housing in the Wichelstowe development in Swindon.

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Issue Six Out Now
9th October 2018

Lifestyle issue six has just hit the shelves and is brimming with inspiration to get you looking forward to the enjoyable aspects the cooler weather brings.

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Phase Two Released at Weobley’s Oaklands Holt
8th October 2018

Following the first phase of homes being swiftly snapped up, the second phase of homes at Oaklands Holt in Weobley have been released and are now available to purchase.

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Phase One Released At Weston-under-Penyard’s Ariconium Place
8th October 2018

Situated in the Herefordshire village of Weston-under-Penyard, Ariconium Place is a collection of 35 homes which will comprise a mix of detached and semi-detached properties, each featuring a traditional exterior in keeping with the local architecture.

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Shortlisted for the Housebuilder Awards 2018
1st October 2018

We’re very excited to announce that Freeman Homes has been shortlisted for ‘Best Marketing Initiative’ at the Housebuilder Awards 2018 for our Lifestyle magazine.

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Team Building
11th June 2018

Developing great people is key to the strong foundations and ongoing success of MF Freeman Group. Get to know some of the team, learn why they love working for the business and what their favourite projects to date have been in Lifestyle magazine below. We're always on the look out for great people.

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Freeman Homes releases phase one of Weobley development
20th April 2018

Waiting for Weobley? Then wait no more! Freeman Homes is pleased to announce the highly-anticipated launch of its ‘Oaklands Holt’ residential development in Weobley, north-west Herefordshire.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Summer
16th April 2018

Guaranteed to elicit your love for summer, issue five of Freeman Homes’ Lifestyle magazine has just hit shelves and is bursting with inspiration for the much anticipated longer days ahead. Plus, win a spa day for two at the luxurious Cowley Manor by posting a photo reading Lifestyle on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and using the hashtag #WhereDoYouReadYours.

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Glastonbury’s off but Newnham is live and rocking
4th April 2018

Freeman Homes is proud to announce that it is the headline sponsor of Newnham Live, a six day music festival taking place in the village of Newnham on Severn on 7th – 16th June 2018.

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Planning permission granted to Freeman Homes for its Weobley development
7th March 2018

Freeman Homes has been granted planning permission for a new residential housing development in Weobley, north-west Herefordshire.

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A week on the radio
26th February 2018

How a local radio show changed a Gloucestershire construction company’s perspective - blog by Rachel Browne

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Freeman Homes’ Lifestyle magazine takes region by storm
1st February 2018

Lifestyle magazine, issue 4 out now!

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Freeman Homes’ Cotswold properties showcases sustainable construction
12th January 2018

Dedicated to “Building for a Better Future”, the Forest of Dean based property developer is committed to sustainable construction.

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A design and build project with a difference
5th January 2018

Last year this striking and impressive building was completed for Robert Welch in Evesham by Freeman Contracting and we've now created a video case study to showcase the project.

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Public Exhibition Drop-In: Newnham on Severn
1st December 2017

Tuesday 5th December 2:30pm - 7.30pm, Armoury Village Hall, Newnham, Gloucestershire

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WhatHouse? Awards judges give Freeman Homes glowing feedback
27th November 2017

"There is something about family businesses that invariably means a touch more pride, a bit more passion." Read what the judges had to say about Freeman Homes, winner of the silver Best Small Housebuilder Award at the WhatHouse? Awards.

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Wichelstowe Retirement Living Public Consultation
24th November 2017

We invite you to join us for a public consultation on the plans for Freeman Retirement Living housing. Drop in to the Waitrose Cafe on 28th November between 3.30pm and 8pm to meet the Freeman Retirement Living team.

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Freeman Homes wins Best Small Housebuilder Award
20th November 2017

Gloucestershire property developer Freeman Homes has won Best Small Housebuilder (silver) in the highly acclaimed 2017 WhatHouse? Awards.

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The Chocolate Quarter
13th October 2017

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Hartpury make MF Freeman proud sponsors after brave display against Bristol
4th September 2017

We were on the edge of our seats as Hartpury Rugby began their first Championship game. Having been sponsored by MF Freeman for the last couple of years we were incredibly proud to see the boys giving it their all live on Sky TV.

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Lifestyle Magazine – Issue Two
15th May 2017

Issue Two of our Lifestyle Magazine is now available!

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Freeman Homes shortlisted for Sustainability Achievement Award
15th February 2017

At Freeman Homes we are delighted to announce we have been shortlisted in the Sustainability Achievement category at the 2017 Property Awards for The Close development in Llangrove. The category celebrates exemplar building, projects and initiatives that have raised the bar in terms of sustainability and environment impact over the past year.

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Proud Sponsors Alert: Hartpury RFC Win in another fantastic performance
4th December 2016

A large crowd saw Hartpury RFC beat preseason favourites, Birmingham Moseley, 64 – 5 on Saturday 3rd December in a fantastic performance. The teams came into this fixture lying first and second in National League 1 with Hartpury having an extraordinary start to the 2016-17 campaign, winning 13 of 13 games played. Hartpury now have a well-deserved 19-point lead at the top of the table. Well done guys, great result and very proud sponsors here at MF Freeman!

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Best Residential Development at the 2016 UK International Property Awards
14th November 2016

We are delighted to announce that we are the proud winners of Best Residential Development at the 2016 UK International Property Awards. The UK Property Awards celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all areas of the property industry and is a recognised mark of world-renowned excellence. We are over the moon to have received this accolade for The Close, in Llangrove.

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Freeman Homes Sponsor Monmouth Aquathlon
20th July 2016

Freeman Homes are the proud sponsors of The 2016 Monmouth Aquathlon organised and hosted by Monmouth Tri Club taking place this Sunday 24th. The race entails a 2km swim in the River Wye starting with a 500m upstream and then a 1.5km downstream. The run then covers 12.5km of a scenic off-road route. Competitors can enter solo for the full challenge or as a 2-person relay.

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Portland Street Car Park Acquisition
25th April 2016

Portland Street Car Park in the centre of Cheltenham was acquired earlier this month by the MF Freeman Group company based in Drybrook, Gloucestershire. The 2 acre site between North Place and Portland Street in central Cheltenham is currently operated as a 325 space car park but has planning consent for 143 houses and flats with a gross development value of approximately £40 million.

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View Our House Issue Three
14th April 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of Freeman Homes Our House newsletter. The newsletter features news about all our latest developments, as well as helpful guides to mortgages, buy to let and interior design. We hope you enjoy reading!

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Freeman Homes wins WhatHouse? Awards Best Development 2015
23rd November 2015

The Avenue handpicked as one of the best out of hundreds of entries for the 2015 Best Development in the WhatHouse? Awards Freeman Homes are delighted to be able to announce that their development, The Avenue in Ross-on-Wye, has won the bronze award for WhatHouse? Best Development 2015.

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Hat Trick of Awards for MF Freeman
14th November 2014

MF Freeman have recently been on a winning streak having won three prestigious awards in the space of three weeks! The family-run firm, whose divisions include Homes, Contracting, Commercial, Leisure, Forestry, Plant Hire and Retirement Living, impressed judges with their diversity, high standards and unique projects.

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MF Freeman wins 'Business of the Year' title
4th November 2014

MF Freeman Ltd has been crowned the ‘Business of the Year’ at a Gloucestershire awards ceremony. As a finalist of the 17th annual Gloucestershire Echo and Gloucester Citizen Business Awards, held at The Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse on Thursday 2nd October, we found themselves triumphant over 3 other companies, who had already beaten off stiff competition to make the shortlist.

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We are a finalist for Business of the Year!
20th September 2014

MF Freeman are excited to announce that they are a finalist for Business of the Year in the Gloucestershire Echo and Gloucester Citizen Business Awards 2014. We will now go head to head with 3 other companies who have also been shortlisted for this prestigious award. The winners will be announced at the Business Awards presentation dinner at the Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse on October 2.

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The Mill Race regional winner in Great British Pub Awards
6th August 2014

Despite England’s unsuccessful turn in this years’ world cup, in the wine world British wines are on top form. For the second year in a row the Mill Race has been announced the winner of the West Midland’s and Wales region for the esteemed national Morning Advertiser’s Great British Pub Awards, in the Best Wine Pub category.

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Where life begins
21st January 2014

The exciting new retirement development, The Fairways, situated adjacent to Chippenham Golf Club will soon have its first residents living in the Extra Care Apartments. Developer Freeman Retirement Living, a division of the MF Freeman Group, is working in partnership with MHA, a national charity providing accommodation, care and support services to 16,000 older people nationwide.

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News Archive Business Awards 2014 Winner Fizz, Fireworks & Fun at Woodland View
11th January 2014

Locally based Freeman Homes, a division of M F Freeman, ended November with a bang this year! Their latest flagship development, “Woodland View” in Mitcheldean, at the gateway to the Forest of Dean opened to the public last weekend with two days of celebrations.

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A new Village way of life comes to Chippenham
24th October 2013

The exciting new development, The Fairways Retirement Village, situated on Malmesbury Road, Chippenham is steaming ahead. Works commenced on site in December 2011 by Developer Freeman Retirement Living which is a division of the M F Freeman Group, in partnership with MHA, the national charity providing accommodation, care and support services to 15,000 older people and is set to be a tremendous asset to the area.

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Final House at Almondsbury Sold
6th October 2013

Freeman Homes toasted to the extraordinary builds, inviting guests to an open day event for the final remaining property. Complete with champagne and canapés provided by The Mill Race, who recently won Wine Pub of the Year for The Midlands and Wales 2013, guests had a chance to take a look at the last exclusive home, while enjoying the finest hospitality.

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Forest of Dean Gets Building
1st August 2013

Freeman Homes is well under way with the construction of the first phase of family homes at Woodland View in Mitcheldean.

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Mill Race Wins Gourmet Herefordshire
5th February 2013

The Mill Race in Walford near Ross-on-Wye has been awarded the Gold award in the Gourmet Herefordshire category of the prestigious Flavours of Herefordshire awards. This award was open to any establishment that offers a high standard of cuisine, service and ambience.

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Planning For Care Home in Ross-on-Wye
30th June 2012

Freeman Care part of the M F Freeman Group of Companies has successfully secured consent for a 90 bed home for the elderly, a C2 use, that will provide 30 bedrooms for the frail elderly, 48 bedrooms for dementia care, 12 bedrooms for “end of life” dementia care, day rooms, dining rooms, office, shop, café and a cinema room. This state of the art facility has been carefully designed to provide leading healthcare facilities.

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Josh's Wish to Walk
25th June 2012

Here at MF Freeman we are working hard to support a charity that is very close to our hearts: Joshua’s wish to walk. Joshua is 8 years old and has Cerebral Palsy which affects all four of his limbs, his legs more that his arms. Josh enjoys normal boy activities however is mostly dependant on his parents and carers at school for his daily living. Joshua has been accepted for life changing surgery at St Louis Children’s hospital is the USA. This specialist procedure is called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, this is a highly advanced form of surgery, which will eventually allow Joshua to walk with crutches.

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Good Honest Local Food and SAS Adventures with Freeman Leisure
20th February 2011

On Tuesday 25th January, Alastair Sawday visited the Mill Race to talk about his latest title "Go Slow England & Wales" and the Slow Food Movement while guests enjoyed a marvellous three course meal.

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Local Charity HOPE Move into Alton House
14th January 2011

HOPE, the local charity which supports children whose families are affected by life threatening illness has taken a brand new unit at Alton House. Launched by Sue Trevethan in October 2009, HOPE is a local charity based at Alton House in Ross on Wye.

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Brand New Show Home Opens at Oakview
3rd January 2011

The exclusive development of seven executive homes is conveniently close to the town centre; each home is highly appointed with great views across the beautiful landscape of the Forest of Dean.

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Chippenham Care Village Gets Go Ahead
26th November 2010

A £22 million plan to redevelop Chippenham Golf Club and build a home for the elderly has been given to go ahead for Freeman Care. The clubhouse in Malmesbury Road will be demolished and 75 residential units and a 61-bed care home built. Plans were approved unanimously by Wiltshire Council planning committee on 24 November 2010.

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Mill Race features in Sawday's newest title, Eat Slow Britain
12th July 2010

The Mill Race in Walford, Ross-on-Wye has been chosen to appear in Alastair Sawday’s brand new guide, Eat Slow Britain as a champion of local and seasonal produce.

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Hertel move into Alton Business Park
15th May 2010

Hertel Solutions is to move to new modern facilities at Alton Business Park in Ross on Wye from Llanwarne this week. The move is part of efforts to centralise its back-of-house services for clients and provide better facilities for its City & Guilds training scheme.

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Luke Freeman Named Business Person of the Year
6th April 2010

MF FREEMAN Group walked away with a trio of accolades in the recent Forester Business Awards 2010. This remarkable Forest family firm’s Joint Managing Director Luke Freeman was voted Business Person of the Year by the panel of judges, while the company carried off the runner up prize in the Business of the Year category.

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Freeman Care Success
1st November 2009

Freeman Care, the newest division of M F Freeman has secured an Option Agreement for a Care Village at Chippenham Golf Course. In addition, the division was successful earlier in the year in gaining planning consent to build a Care Home at a site in Newent.

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