South East new homes round-up - the latest new homes for sale

Posted 28 April 2017 by Rebecca Burns

The WhatHouse? team selects the latest new build homes for sale in counties across the South East of England...

With reports claiming that two thirds of first-time buyers in the South East have to seek financial help from the ‘bank of Mum and Dad’, compared with a national average of just over half, it's easy to see why the region's housing market has become a major source of frustration for many – particularly those without well-heeled parents.

Some of the purchase assistance schemes available through the government and individual house builders can help prospective buyers receive the assistance they need, and many brand new developments provide a clear route to accessing this help.

For our latest round-up we have found sites in Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire that are offering such schemes.

Green Oaks at Finberry in Ashford, Kent (Crest Nicholson)

Green OaksThis is the second phase of development within this popular new village within the town of Ashford, which will ultimately provide a traditionally-designed collection of apartments, two- and three-bedroom cottages, and four-bedroom family homes. Green Oaks currently has two-, three- and four-bedroom properties to choose from, in a range of different designs and layouts, to suit various lifestyles.

Surrounded by lovely countryside and areas of open landscaped space, the development is less than three miles from Ashford town centre, and within easy reach of Ashford Designer Outlet and all that the wider Kent area has to offer. It is also in a handy spot for commuters, being close to Ashford International Station for the High Speed One service to London St Pancras (in just 38 minutes) or Paris (in just over two hours), and with junction 10 of the M20 within easy striking distance.

Prices: From £216,000

Find out more about Green Oaks from Crest Nicholson 

Oakfield Village at Kingsbrook, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (David Wilson Homes)

KingsbrookThe homes at this development that is creating a new community on the outskirts of Aylesbury have recently been awarded a coveted quality mark for design quality, safety and community. The Built for Life Outstanding Award has only been received by a few developments, including a David Wilson Homes one in Surrey that also won a WhatHouse? Award last year.

Ian Sadler, managing director of David Wilson Homes North Thames, says: “We are delighted to receive this Built for Life Outstanding Award and we are very proud of the superior quality homes we are building at Oakfield Village. Each and every home at the development has been built to a very high standard with the careful attention to detail, finish and quality you can expect from David Wilson Homes.”

The development currently offers four-bedroom homes, with two show homes to view and Help to Buy available.

The sales centre open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00am to 5.30pm and Monday 12.30pm-5.30pm.

Prices: From £425,000

Find out more about David Wilson Homes’ current developments 

Kingsfield Park in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (Martin Grant Homes)

Kingsfield ParkThis housebuilder has just launched the third phase of new homes at its part of this new Bucks community. This phase puts 41 homes into the company’s 135-unit development, with one- and two-bedroom apartments to complement a diverse range of houses with from two to five bedrooms. Help to Buy is available on many plots.

Chris Hamilton, managing director of Martin Grant Homes, says: “We are delighted to announce the arrival of the next phase at Kingsfield Park, which we expect to command significant demand considering the popularity of our previous releases. Aylesbury has a growing reputation as one of the most sought-after towns in the commuter belt and further infrastructure plans will only boost its popularity as a great place to buy.’’

Situated in the heart of the brand new Berryfields neighbourhood, these new homes are ideally located for the new amenities and the frequent rail links from Aylesbury Vale Parkway station into London Marylebone.

Prices: From £324,950

Find out more at ; 01296 321053

Kingsbridge in Headcorn, Kent (Countryside Properties)

KingsbridgeStressed-out buyers are being encouraged to look at the Kingsbridge development in the pleasant village of Headcorn, Kent, which offers superb commuter links into London in just over an hour, and an excellent range of local amenities within walking distance – making for easier day-to-day living.

“Modern day lifestyle can be stressful but with so much on your doorstep and excellent commuting links, residents at Kingsbridge can breathe a sigh of relief," says Emma Fearn, associate director for sales and marketing of Countryside’s New Homes and Communities South region. "In addition, as with any Countryside home, purchasers can be rest assured that from the build quality to the kitchen fittings, they are receiving excellence within their home and as everything is brand new, there will be no nasty surprises to add to your stress load!”

The development is home to three- and four-bedroom family homes overlooking the Weald of Kent. A direct train runs into London from the local railway station, and there are plenty of local amenities close by including convenience stores and services such as a bank, post office, dental surgery, hairdressers, bakery and pharmacy. There are open spaces to explore and gain further stress-relief, including Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest less than 15 miles from the development, with family cycle routes, an adventure trail and play areas.

Headcorn is also only nine miles from Maidstone town centre, and 14 miles from Ashford, which offers fast trains to London St Pancras (in just 38 minutes). Other surrounding towns such as Tunbridge Wells, Tenterden and Tonbridge offer additional travel and shopping options.

Prices: Starting from £349,995

Find out more at ; 01622 891473

Hop Field Place in Alton, Hampshire (Redrow Homes)

Hop Fields PlaceComing soon to an idyllic location in Hampshire, this development in Alton is nestled between the North Wessex Downs and the South Downs National Park, but at the same time it is within easy striking distance of London by train.

Aptly named after the crops that brought generations of brewing to the town, Hopfield Place is situated just west of the town centre, offering easy access to well-regarded schools, easy commuter links, and some good shopping and entertainment options. The development will deliver two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom properties to the town, and interested buyers can register online now to hear further news as it arrives.

Prices: TBA

Find out more about current developments from Redrow Homes 

Mill Green in Wheatley, Oxfordshire (Taylor Wimpey)

Mill GreenBordered by woodland and set in the traditional, sought-after Oxfordshire village of Wheatley, Mill Green will offer two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes built and finished to a high quality.

The location combines an established village community and all its services with great transport links and easy access to Oxford city centre, which is less than six miles away.  The attractive stone buildings of the village high street are home to a selection of shops, amenities and places to eat, as well as a decent selection of traditional pubs dotted around, all within a few minutes’ walk of Mill Green. There are also Asda and Waitrose supermarkets nearby.

For families with children there is a primary school within half a mile of Mill Green, while a similar distance away secondary school pupils are catered for at the respected Wheatley Park School. Commuters will find junction 8a of the M40 just two miles from home, providing links to London and the Midlands, while for Oxford city centre the Oxford Thornhill Park and Ride is about 2.5 miles away.

Prices: TBC

Find out more about current developments from Taylor Wimpey 

Frythe Apartments at Wilshere Park in Welwyn, Hertfordshire (Linden Homes)

Wilshere ParkJust 12 individually designed apartments form the next part of Linden’s landmark scheme on the outskirts of Welwyn. The Frythe apartments will be converted from historic buildings into high-specification luxury homes, each with a balcony or terrace and overlooking landscaped gardens.

Simon Pendlebury, sales and marketing director at Linden Homes Chiltern says: “We are proud to be injecting a new lease of life in to the Frythe building. This historical landmark was previously home to the influential Wilshere family, before it became a hotel and then most currently used as a war office in World War II. With this history, you can be assured that your home at Wilshere Park will be part of a great and interesting heritage, adding to the value of the site and the surrounding area. The Frythe apartments have been eagerly awaited so we would encourage to register your interest now for information about this upcoming release.”

These new homes will be available through the government-backed Help to Buy scheme, though prices will only be revealed at the launch event. The marketing suite selling the current range of houses at the development is open every day from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Welwyn has a host of amenities and a great range of transport links, with the M1, M11 and M25 in easy reach and rail connections from two of its own stations and one at nearby Knebworth.

Prices: TBA

Find out more about Wilshere Park from Linden Homes 

Waterman's View at Arborfield Green in Wokingham, Berkshire (Crest Nicholson)

Waterman's ViewForming part of a new Garden Village on the outskirts of Wokingham, Waterman's View at Arborfield Green incorporates one- and two-bedroom apartments and two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes in the Berkshire countryside – yet also within easy reach of both Reading and London. The location is a commuter's dream: the M4 is four miles away, giving residents direct routes into London and Bristol, while Wokingham train station is 3.7 miles away, from where trains into London Paddington via Reading take just 49 minutes.

For leisure time, the setting allows residents to enjoy the countryside or the hustle and bustle of Reading with its many shopping options and entertainment venues. And for families with children, Arborfield Green will be within the catchment area of Bohunt School, part of the Bohunt Education Trust.

Prices: From £248,000

Find out more about Waterman’s View from Crest Nicholson 


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