As the summer draws to a close, many aspiring house owners and movers are resuming their search for the right property. In the East Midlands, despite the reported shortage of properties coming to market, there are some fantastic brand new developments to choose from.
Many house builders offer their own part exchange packages and other incentives, alongside the Government's Help to Buy scheme, giving a wide range of buyers the possibility of getting some help to secure their dream home.
Our latest selection of currently-available new developments in the region include developments in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.
Earls Reach in Awsworth, Nottinghamshire (Radleigh Homes)
Just launched by Radleigh Homes, Earls Reach is a small development of 20 two- and three-bedroom homes in the village of Awsworth, right on the border of Nottingham and Derby.
Promising peaceful surroundings combined with easy access to both cities, each about 30 minutes' drive away, Earls Reach has a lot to offer commuters and families. The village itself has a great choice of amenities including a good primary school and an award-winning organic farm shop. For leisure time, Shipley Country Park is within easy reach, as is Wollaton Hall with its deer park, lakes and golf course, while Giltbrook Shopping Park is within walking distance – offering high street names and major stores such as Ikea.
Prices: From £164,950.
Find out more at www.radleighhomes.com ; 0115 837 5517
The Edge in Clowne, Derbyshire (Avant Homes)
Avant Homes has now released a new collection of high specification homes at its development in the attractive village of Clowne in the north east corner of Derbyshire, between Chesterfield and Worksop.
Surrounded by rolling farmland, Clowne is situated on the A618, at its junction with the A616 road from Newark-on-Trent to the M1 motorway at nearby Barlborough, offering a handy location for commuters. The regenerated shopping centre has become one of the district's largest retail hubs, while for families with children Clowne has its own nursery and infant school, plus a junior school and a high school. The neighbouring town of Barlborough offers a good range of additional amenities, and a scenic nine-hole golf course next to a large lake.
Avant Homes’ sales and marketing director, Mariana Knight, says, "Visitors to The Edge have been impressed with the space and superior design within our properties and we would encourage anyone interested in a home in this desirable location to visit our new show homes.”
Prices: From £179,995
To find out more visit www.avanthomes.co.uk ; 01246 887811
Saxon Fields in Ashbourne, Derbyshire (Radleigh Homes)
This exclusive development of high quality three- and four-bedroom homes enjoys a pretty location in the Derbyshire Dales, just south of the Peak District, a region which is known for its beautiful hills and valleys and charming market towns.
Ashbourne itself is one such town, with historic buildings and a cobbled marketplace, surrounded by lovely countryside. Saxon Fields is just south-east of the town, offering a rural lifestyle with easy access to the centre and all its amenities, including schools, shops, cafés and pubs.
Prices: From £205,000
Find out more at www.radleighhomes.com ; 01335 347991
The Hamlet in Roade near Northampton, Northamptonshire (Charles Church Developments)
The Hamlet offers a semi-rural lifestyle in a village location just five miles from the large town of Northampton, with a choice of three- and four-bedroom homes.
The village offers a decent range of amenities for everyday living, including a pharmacy, service station, supermarket, pub, Post Office and newsagents. Roade is close to some well-regarded local schools, including the 'Good' Ofsted-rated Elizabeth Woodville School (North) just under a mile away, and Roade Primary (also ‘Good’), about two-minutes' walk away from the development.
There are excellent commuter links nearby, including junction 15 of the M1 just three miles down the road; Northampton itself is five miles north; and Milton Keynes is 12 miles south.
Prices: From £359,995
Find out more at www.charleschurch.com ; 01604 212554
Aspire in Rothley, Leicestershire (Charles Church Developments)
Just 16 properties make up this development in the prosperous, sought-after Leicestershire village of Rothley, including four- and five-bedroom options.
Known for its many important listed buildings, the village has its own primary school and offers a good range of other local facilities and clubs. Rothley is one of the country's most affluent areas, based on number of houses worth more than £1 million. Most of the village's children of primary school age attend Rothley (Church of England) Primary School. The gas-lit Edwardian railway station has featured in numerous films and TV programmes, and special steam trains still run along the line on a regular basis, drawing families and train enthusiasts from far and wide.
The village also has excellent transport links for commuters via the nearby M1, and easy access to Loughborough (about seven miles away) and Leicester (about five miles).
Prices: From £395,000.
Find out more at www.charleschurch.com ; 0116 3668115
Maple Gardens in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire (Barratt Homes)
Situated on the northern fringes of the large village of Mansfield Woodhouse, next to rolling farmland and the main A60 road, Maple Gardens will be ideal for those looking for a country home within easy reach of Mansfield town centre.
The development will incorporate a wide choice of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes located within a five-minute drive of Mansfield, which is home to plenty of local amenities.
There are three large supermarkets within a three-mile radius of Maple Gardens, plus a local post office, pharmacy and butcher nearby. The area also has a good selection of local pubs and restaurants and a wide choice of schooling options for all ages. In the larger market town of Mansfield, which is only about 12 miles north of Nottingham, there is a large market square surrounding a commercial and retail area, including the Palace Theatre, a museum, and a range of restaurants, takeaways, bars and clubs. Mansfield railway station is a stop on the Robin Hood Line, a rail link connecting the town with Nottingham and Worksop.
Find out more about Barratt Homes' East Midlands developments