New homes in Mansfield offer ideal commuter base for Nottingham
The Nottinghamshire market town of Mansfield offers an ideal base for commuters who need easy access to Nottingham itself, 12 miles away, but don't want to live in the city itself.
With easy rail links to Nottingham and Worksop, Mansfield itself has a 700-year-old market tradition and its focal point is a large market square, surrounded by a lively retail centre that incorporates shops, restaurants, a museum, the Palace Theatre, and lots of pubs, bars and clubs. There are numerous parks and green spaces, while Sherwood Forest lies just a few miles from the town.
Various housebuilders are active in and around Mansfield, with a couple currently offering new homes in Sandlands Way, just a couple of miles north east of Mansfield's centre. This site is just a short drive from the M1, is within walking distance of shops and a family-friendly pub, and is close to the Nottinghamshire countryside. David Wilson Homes' Sandlands is a family-focused development incorporating spacious four- and five-bedroom homes priced from £222,995 to £322,995, interspersed with green spaces and play areas (which make up around a fifth of the development).
Barratt Homes has built two-, three- and four-bedroom homes priced from £141,500 at The Grange in Sandlands Way, ideal for first-time buyers and families. The government-backed Help to Buy scheme is available at this development, enabling house buyers to secure a new home with a smaller deposit.
Less than three miles south west of Mansfield in the smaller market town of Sutton-in-Ashfield, part of Mansfield Urban Area, Phoenix Place is a collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom properties from Peveril Homes, priced from £129,950. Built using traditional construction combined with contemporary specifications, these homes are located close to a good selection of primary and secondary schools, making them ideal for families. The position is also convenient for commuters, with access to the nearby A38 placing the M1 within easy reach, while Sutton Parkway railway station offers direct trains to Nottingham.
On the southern edge of Sutton-in-Ashfield, David Wilson Homes also has a new development of three- and four-bedroom family homes at Kings Meadow, which forms part of an established development of family homes, and offers plenty of green spaces for leisure time. Priced from £149,995 to £244,995, again these homes are likely to prove popular with commuters - just a short drive from Sutton-in-Ashfield town centre, Mansfield, and Nottingham (30 minutes away).
For buyers who would prefer a village lifestyle close to nature, but still want to be close to the lively market town of Mansfield, Ben Bailey's Brierley Hills development in Huthwaite could be just the ticket. Priced from £122,995 to £169,995, the two- to four-bedroom homes at this development are all built to a high specification, and are located close to village amenities including food shops, schools, food outlets and a leisure centre. Mansfield is about six miles away, while for leisure time there's Brierley Country Park and Kings Mill reservoir nearby.