East Midlands new homes round-up - the best of the region

Posted 23 May 2017 by Rebecca Burns

The WhatHouse? team picks its selection of the very best new build homes for sale across the East Midlands region...

New data reveals buyers in the East Midlands are the speediest when it comes to making an offer on a home after viewing it, taking an average of just under 26 minutes to decide*. In fact, consumers actually take three times longer to choose a sofa, and twice as long making a decision over a home appliance.

More than half of buyers put in an offer on a property the same day as they view it, and about 45% admit that they knew they wanted to make an offer as soon as they walked through the door.

Our latest East Midlands round-up will help inspire the UK's speediest house buyers with a selection of new developments spread across the region, including options in Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire.

The Grange in Scothern, Lincolnshire (Chestnut Homes)

The Grange (Chestnut Homes)This exclusive development of 30 traditionally-styled new homes has been carefully designed to reflect the unique rural setting of Scothern, including a mix of Georgian- and Victorian-inspired house styles and cottage-style homes.

Set on the north side of the village, just a few minutes' walk from the centre, The Grange incorporates two-bedroom starter homes right through to substantial five-bedroom family homes, all set around a charming village green with views across the surrounding countryside.

Scothern is home to a well-used Village Hall plus a garden centre, coffee shop, popular village pub, sports facilities, community clubs, and an Ofsted "outstanding"-rated primary school. The village is also well-connected to the neighbouring villages of Nettleham and Dunholme, while the historic city of Lincoln is only a 15-minute drive away, with its castle and cathedral plus a great range of shops, bars, restaurants, schools and a University.

Prices: Examples of available homes include a two-bedroom property priced at £164,950, and a four-bedroom home priced at £364,950.

Find out more at www.chestnuthomes.co.uk ; 01673 861015

Bardon View in Coalville, Leicestershire (Keepmoat)

Bardon View (Keepmoat)Modern two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes in six different styles are available in the town of Coalville in North West Leicestershire, with a great choice of shops, places to eat and day-to-day amenities all just a mile away in the town centre.

The development is ideal for families, with several primary schools, two secondary schools and a Further and Higher Education College in the town. There is also plenty to do in the surrounding area, including lots of lovely countryside to explore.

Bardon View is in a handy location for commuters, too, lying on the A511 trunk road between Leicester (13 miles away) and Burton upon Trent (15 miles), with the M1 motorway just four miles away for trips to Leicester, Loughborough and Derby. The nearest passenger railway station is in Loughborough, about eight miles north east of Coalville.

Prices: From £169,995.

Find out more at www.keepmoat.com ; 01530 887665

Hasland Green in Chesterfield, Derbyshire (Rippon Homes)

Hasland Green (Rippon Homes)There are now just three homes remaining at Hasland Green in the popular suburb of Hasland, just outside the market town of Chesterfield – close to the beautiful Peak District and many thriving towns.

All three of the homes still for sale at the small, 17-property development are three-bedroom semi-detached properties.

“New homes are more energy efficient and these properties benefit from off street parking and private fenced and turfed garden areas," says sales negotiator Jas Khaira, who is based on the development.

“With great local amenities, home buyers can enjoy the benefits of being close to the Peak District and great towns. There are also fantastic schools nearby, so this development is perfect for families.”

The Help to Buy scheme is available, which allows buyers to secure their new home with only a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage, backed up with a 20% equity loan provided by the Government.

Prices: Starting from £180,500.

Find out more at www.ripponhomes.co.uk ; 07899 981316

New Lubbesthorpe in New Lubbesthorpe, Leicestershire (Barratt Homes)

New Lubbesthorpe (Barratt Homes)Built next to green, rolling farmland yet just five minutes' drive from Leicester city centre, this development also offers easy access to Birmingham and Nottingham via the M1 and M69, making it a great choice for commuters.

New Lubbesthorpe will form part of a brand new community which will include 75 acres of new woodland and 250 acres of open space and parkland. Offering a wide range of uniquely designed two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes, the development looks set to appeal to a wide range of buyers.

Families can stay active at Coalville Park and Hermitage Leisure centre, and there are two new primary schools and a secondary school being built at the location, making it a great prospect for families with children. There are also plenty of amenities in the town centre which is a mile away, and three large supermarkets within a two mile radius.

Prices: From £182,995 to £346,995.

Find out more about New Lubbesthorpe from Barratt Homes

Kingston Banks in East Leake near Loughborough (David Wilson Homes)

Kingston Banks (David Wilson Homes)Approached along a tree-lined boulevard, Kingston Banks is in the South Nottinghamshire village of East Leake, which has a good range of everyday amenities and offers easy commuter links to the M1 and the A46.

This established development of three-, four- and five-bedroom homes has a pleasant semi-rural location close to open countryside.

There are numerous primary and secondary school options close by, and both Loughborough and Nottingham can both be easily accessed by car within 20 minutes, which makes the location ideal for commuters.

Prices: The remaining four-bedroom homes are priced from £299,995 up to £375,995.

Find out more about Kingston Banks from David Wilson Homes

Buckton Fields in Northampton, Northamptonshire (Bloor Homes)

Buckton Fields (Bloor Homes)Made up of high specification two-, three and four-bedroom houses, this development is situated close to the attractive village of Boughton, between Northampton and the historic town of Market Harborough, promising residents an idyllic blend of town and country living.

The properties themselves have imaginative layouts designed to cater for the needs of modern living for both couples and families.

Kingsthorpe is only a few miles away, with its wide range of local amenities including a good array of shops, supermarkets and places to eat and drink. The location is also ideal for families with school-aged children thanks to a wide choice of primary and secondary schools as well as higher education options. For commuters, there are excellent transport links in the area, thanks to easy access to the A14 and M1 and a train service from Northampton Station that will get you into London in less than an hour.

Prices: Currently available three- and four-bedroom homes are priced from £400,000 to £470,000.

Find out more at bloorhomes.com ; 01604 808546


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