North West new homes round-up – top current new builds in the region

Posted 25 May 2017 by Keith Osborne

The WhatHouse? team picks its current favourites from the selection of new homes for sale in the North West of England...

The latest figures from the Land Registry show that the North West is one of England’s best-performing regins in the property market.

The March market figures, published last week, showed average prices in the North West at £150,250, down 0.6% from the previous month but up 6.2% annually, behind East Midlands and the East of England (both up 6.7%) and the West Midlands (up 6.5%). The national average was 4.1%.

Your Housing Group, a provider of new homes to Liverpool, recently urged other property developers to consider younger people in the mix of properties they are to build for the city. Executive director Stephen Haigh said: “If Liverpool is to continue attracting highly skilled workers then the accommodation offer across the city has to appeal to its target audience – ‘Generation Y’ – and meet their exacting standards and requirements.

“We know from extensive research that Generation Y looks for specific characteristics when choosing their new home. High on their list of priorities is the distance they need to travel from home to work, as is being close to local amenities and transport links. They also expect their chosen home to fit in with their upwardly mobile and very current lifestyles.”

Here are some of our favourite new homes developments currently available across the North West region:

Spring Mills in Fence, Lancashire (Skipton Properties)

Spring MillsThis development is bringing a collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes to the village of Fence, just a few miles north of Burnley and neighbouring the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The homes use locally sourced stone to fit in well with the established architecture of the area, but with a thoroughly modern specification inside. All benefit from off-street parking and/or a private garage. A two-bedroom ‘Brearly’ show home is open Friday, Sunday and Monday every week, from 11.00am to 4.00pm.

Buyers can use the government-backed Help to Buy scheme or, for those with a property to sell, a Part Exchange deal might be available, subject to terms and conditions.

From £247,950

Find out more about Spring Mills from Skipton Properties 

Oakwood View in Middlewich, Cheshire (Morris Homes)

Oakwood ViewThere’s something for everyone here, with one-, two- and three-bedroom mews houses alongside three-, four- and five-bedroom semi-detached and detached homes, and a number of ponds within the landscaped site. This will have appeal for first-time buyers, growing families and downsizers alike, and with 194 homes planned, a diverse new community looks set to establish itself here.

The market town of Middlewich brings a semi-rural feel to the setting of this new development, but its only three miles to the M6, making it the perfect place for commuters to Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent or Warrington to consider as a base.

The development is open to visitors Thursday to Monday, from 10.30am to 5.30pm.

Prices: From £204,750

Find out about Oakwood View from Morris Homes 

Trinity Lodge in Formby, Merseyside (Churchill Retirement Living)

Trinity LodgeThere will be 42 apartments for retirees at this development, currently under construction, with a combination of one- and two-bedroom options. Common to all is the carefully considered specification suited to the needs of older buyers and adaptable to changes over the years. With worktops and electrical points at convenient height, for example, there are many practical advantages to these purpose-built homes over an older property.

Residents of these private apartments also have landscaped gardens and a lounge to share with neighbours, and there will be a hotel-style guest suite to hire for a nominal fee to welcome friends ,and family.

Formby is well known for its beach, sand dunes, pine woods and a host of golf courses. The town has great resources of its own and is well connected by road and rail, for example to Southport and Liverpool.

Prices: From £188,950

Find out more about Trinity Lodge from Churchill Retirement Living 

Edenholme Park in Cumwhinton, Cumbria (Story Homes)

Edenholme ParkEdenholme Park will comprise 22 new homes, with designs based of traditional, local architecture, using sandstone, brick and render, but combined with a high-quality, modern interior specification. There will be a range of designs, with semi-detached and detached options and sizes ranging from three bedrooms to five.

The village of Cumwhinton has a long history, back to Norman times, and has its own useful amenities, such as a primary school, post office and pub, and local towns and villages offer many more options within a short journey from home.

It is only around four miles from Carlisle and within a few minutes of the M6. For lovers of the natural beauty of this part of England, proximity to the Pennies and Lake District will be a great attraction.

Ask the marketing team here about the Help to Buy scheme, open to homeowners and firt-time buyers alike on homes under £600,000.

Prices: From £324,950

Find out more at ; 07811 986005

Haddington Park in Tarporley, Cheshire (David Wilson Homes)

Haddington ParkThis collection of three-, four- and five-bedroom houses is around 10 miles east of Chester, in the southern part of the village of Tarporley, with a good mix of its own shops, pubs and amenities but also within easy large towns of Crewe and Northwich. The place regularly scores highly in the Best Kept Village category in the annual Cheshire Community Action awards.

There are currently a wide range of house types to choose from, with a variety of sizes and appearances and a number of upgrade options to differentiate from the standard specification. Help to Buy and Part Exchange deals are available across the development.

Prices: From £293,995

Find out more about Haddington Park from David Wilson Homes 

The Woodlands at Smithills Coaching House in Bolton, Greater Manchester (Jones Homes)

The Woodlands​This is a new build phase of four-bedroom townhouses and four- and five-bedroom detached homes sits within the grounds of the converted Grade II listed Coaching House on a site with several centuries of history.

With an impressive standard specification, there are also a host of options that huyers can go for in order to personalise various aspects of their home, from flooring and kitchen units colours and furniture, appliance and lighting packages among the variations to consider.

Surrounding these homes is an estate of 2,000 acres, Smithills Country Park. Just north of Bolton, these homes are also within easy reach of Manchester and motorways such as the M60, M61 and M6.

Buyers can also consider schemes such as Help to Buy and Part Exchange as options to minimise down payments and moving costs.

Prices: From £297,950

Find out more at ; 01204 431791


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