Despite its distance from central London, a recent report in the Yorkshire Post has highlighted North Yorkshire’s increasing popularity for workers in the capital looking for a home life well away from The City.
Last week’s article speaks to property finders The Search Partnership about how towns such as Ripon and Harrogate are being sought by people who can adapt their working times to spend three days a week in London and use fast rail connections to take them into and out of the capital and back to Yorkshire for a long weekend.
“They work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in London and the rest of the time from home. So they catch the early train on Tuesday and the late train back home on Thursday spending just two nights away. It’s very noticeable at both Thirsk and Northallerton stations and the number of people doing this is definitely rising,” The Search Partnership co-founder Toby Milbank told the newspaper, citing Bedale as the top-performing area for property prices in 2016.
Here is the latest pick of new build homes in the North East from the WhatHouse? team, choosing from the current developments across Yorkshire, County Durham and Northumberland:
Windsor View in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland (Ascent Homes)
This collection of 24 two-, three- and four-bedroom homes grants easy access to the Northumberland coast from this picturesque village, with its own beaches and 18-hole links golf course, and others just a short journey away. Some of the homes overlook the beach and bay directly, providing spectacular views.
Newcastle is around 35 minutes’ drive to the south, too, with its superb shopping, leisure and cultural amenities, making this development an excellent choice for commuters too.
These homes have an eye-catching contemporary design with an equally modern interior specification. There are just a handful of homes remaining for sale, the majority already reserved or sold.
Prices: From £137,950
Find out more at ascent-homes.co.uk ; 01670 528403
Hunters Fold in Middleton St George, County Durham (Miller Homes)
There is currently a wide selection of two- to four-bedroom homes for sale at this development located on the northern edge of Middleton St George, just four miles from the centre of Darlington but surrounded by rural land.
The village offers a good range of everyday amenities, and there are convenient road links to Darlington, Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesbrough for a wider choice. There’s also a railway station here, with regular services on the Tees Valley Line and occasional services to Bishops Auckland and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
The housebuilder is currently offering a Free Moving Essential Package on selected plots, where it will cover your costs for stamp duty, legal fees and carpets. Help to Buy is also widely available.
Prices: From £134,950
Find out more about Hunters Fold from Miller Homes
Charles Church @ Broadacre, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire (Charles Church Developments)
On the northern edge of Hull, in Kingswood, is this collection of three-, four- and five-bedroom new homes with a range of schools and amenities within easy reach. The University of Hull is not far away, which may also interest buy-to-let investors looking for a property with a good rental market. There’s also a convenient journey to the centre of the 2017 UK City of Culture and the Humber Bridge for connections further afield.
Buyers of these homes have a number of assistance schemes on offer, including the government-back Help to Buy scheme and the developer’s own Home Change and Part Exchange schemes. The development is open from 11.00am to 6.00pm Thursday to Monday for house-hunters to see in person and speak to the marketing team about all their options.
Prices: From £154,999
Find out more about Charles Church @ Broadacre 
The Granary in Eggborough, North Yorkshire (Harron Homes)
There’s just one home left for sale at this development, which has brought a collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes to the village which is just off the M62, around 19 miles east of Wakefield and seven miles south of Selby.
The ‘Embsay’ is the final four-bedroom detached family home. There’s a living room at the front with double-door access to the open-plan kitchen/dining room at the rear, which has a handy utility room and French doors to the garden. Upstairs are a family bathroom and four spacious bedrooms, with an en suite to the master bedroom.
There are a range of incentives available, including Help to Buy and Part Exchange.
Prices: From £224,995
Find out more at www.harronhomes.com ; 07583 116864
Tatterton Lodge in Wetherby, West Yorkshire (Churchill Retirement Living)
There is a mix of 55 one- and two-bedroom apartments at this retirement development from the current WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year, set in a pleasant town close to the A1 and about 13 miles north-east of the centre of Leeds. These homes are currently being sold off-plan, an opportunity to ensure you get the plot you want.
These homes have a specification to suit older residents, with lots of features for easier access and flexibility for potential needs later in life, as well as the peace of mind of a 24-hour emergency care alarm.
Wetherby has a good range of shops and amenities, with historic elements including a weekly market granted by Royal Charter in 1240, an array of traditional pubs and some well-known flower shows.
Prices: From £206,950
Find out more about Tatterton Lodge from Churchill Retirement Living
Dominion in Balby, South Yorkshire (Fairgrove Homes)
This development comprises a range of custom build homes, which allows buyers to select from a range of eight standard property types and then personalise the internal layout and specification to their needs and budget. There are three-, four- and five-bedroom options.
There is a sales office open from 10.30am to 5.30pm from Thursday to Monday to speak to the Fairgrove Homes team and discuss all the options available.
Balby is in the south-west of Doncaster, close where the A1 and M18 cross over, allowing easy access to Sheffield, Leeds and Scunthorpe.
Prices: From £237,500
Find out more about Dominion from Fairgrove Homes