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

Posted 27 June 2017 by Rebecca Burns

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

The UK housing market traditionally witnesses a slow-down over the summer months, but reports say the East Midlands is bucking that national trend – and looks set to carry on being just as busy as it has been earlier in the year.

The annual change of average house asking prices in the region now represents the highest in the UK at 5.1%, far exceeding the East of England (+3.8%), the West Midlands (+3.7%) and the South West (+3.6%). In fact, the average house asking price in the East Midlands is now £208,127 – an increase of £10,037 year on year.

There is still a shortage of available properties, however, so we have put together an up-to-date selection of brand new developments across the East Midlands that offer prospective buyers a starting point for their house search. This includes options in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, and Northamptonshire.

Forest Grange in Swadlincote, Derbyshire (Morris Homes)

Forest Grange (Morris Homes)This modern development in South Derbyshire is made up of one-, two- and three-bedroom mews and three-, four- and five-bedroom detached houses, offering options to suit first-time buyers and downsizers as well as larger families.

Located in Swadlincote, South Derbyshire's largest town, Forest Grange is also within easy striking distance of towns such as Burton-upon-Trent (five miles away, and home to the nearest railway station) and Ashby-De-Le-Zouch (also five miles), as well as the lively city of Derby (13 miles). The development is surrounded by beautiful countryside, including ancient woodlands and parks, and there is also a dry ski slope and an entertainment complex nearby.

Prices: Currently available homes are priced from £109,750 to £294,750.

View more about Forest Grange from Morris Homes


Langley Country Park in Derby, Derbyshire (Redrow Homes)

Langley Country (Redrow Homes)Two- and four-bedroom homes are currently available at this carefully laid-out development nestled on the edge of mature woods and open farmland.  Built around a central park, Langley Country Park is close to a good choice of schools and is within easy reach of the city of Derby, making it a fantastic place for families to settle down. You can pick up groceries at nearby shops, head to one of Derby's major supermarkets for bigger weekly shops, and access many other local amenities nearby, including a doctor and a dental surgery.

For commuters there are easy local, regional and national road and rail connections nearby, while leisure time can easily be filled exploring the local countryside, visiting attractions like Markeaton Park and Kedleston Hall, or getting stuck into sports at Queens Leisure Centre in Derby.

Prices: Available homes are priced from £168,000 up to £450,000

Find out more about Langley Country Park from Redrow Homes


Sparken Hill Gardens in Worksop, Nottinghamshire (David Wilson Homes)

Sparken Hill Gardens (David Wilson Homes)Made up of 74 carefully-crafted homes interspersed by mature greenery, Sparken Hill Gardens is situated in one of Worksop’s most desirable postcodes. The development, which has been designed to fit in seamlessly with the existing local environment, incorporates a mix of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes to suit growing families and commuters.

Worksop railway station is just over a mile away, as is the Priory Shopping Centre, and it's less than half a mile to Worksop Market, which is open three days a week. There are also some great pubs and restaurants nearby, and the National trust's historic Clumber Park is less than three miles away.

Prices: From £184,995 to £444,995

View more developments from David Wilson Homes


Aspire 2 in Grantham, Lincolnshire (Bellway)

Aspire 2 (Bellway)New properties have now been launched at this popular development of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes situated on the fringes of the buzzing market town of Grantham. The location offers good commuter rail links to London, Liverpool and Nottingham from the town's train station, and several convenient road links including the A1, which passes to the west of the town, providing access to several major commuter areas.

For families with school-aged children there are excellent educational options in the local area including two notable schools: Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School, and The King's Grammar School, both of which have large sixth forms and eminent past students (including Margaret Thatcher and Isaac Newton).

The town itself offers a superb range of facilities, while all around there is unspoilt countryside that is ideal for leisurely family picnics, cycle rides and visits to nature reserves, historic sites and pretty villages.

Prices: From £185,995 to £289,995.

Find out more at www.bellway.co.uk or call 0147 656 3422


Manor Park in Appleby Magna, Leicestershire (Charles Church)

Manor Park (Charles Church)In the small, attractive Leicestershire village of Appleby Magna, Charles Church has created Manor Park: a brand new development of two- to five-bedroom homes ideal for young professionals, downsizers and families. The current range includes four- and five-bedroom options, with all of the two- and three-bedroom properties already sold out.

Surrounded by pretty Leicestershire countryside and close to easy transport links to the M42, Manor Park is also on the outskirts of the National Forest and is bordered by the Gopsall Park Estate, offering plenty of leisure opportunities. The Ashby-De-La-Zouch Canal passes within a mile of the village, as do the M42 and the A444 roads.

Prices: Starting from £269,995.

Find out more about Manor Park


St George's Fields in Wootton Fields, Northamptonshire (Morris Homes)

St George's Fields (Morris Homes)In the quiet village of Wootton on the edge of bustling Northampton, this range of one- and two-bedroom apartments and two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom properties will appeal to a wide range of buyers. Only three-, four- and five-bedroom options are currently available, perfect for families who want to live in a sleepy setting but within easy reach of the city.

Northampton is only three miles away via the A45, offering a wide range of shops, retail parks and entertainment complexes to keep the whole family amused, while the M1 is just over two miles away, offering easy onward travel to Milton Keynes and London.

Prices: Currently available three-, four- and five-bedroom homes are priced from £299,750 to £599,750.

Read more about St George's Fields from Morris Homes



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