Superb choice of new homes within 15 miles of York city centre

Posted 10 June 2014

Buyers in the ancient city of York have many sought-after residential areas to choose from, both in the historic core and just a few miles from the centre - and with both local and national housebuilders currently active in the area, there is a good choice of quality new homes available.

In the heart of the city, Hungate will soon have a collection of stylish, open-plan studios available as well as one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments at The Hungate. Priced from £115,000, all the properties will have sustainable design at their core and further details are due to be released about them soon.

Less than two miles from the city centre, Shepherd Homes has now released the final phase of four-, five- and six-bedroom detached homes at their flagship Revival development. Built on the former York College site close to the racecourse, this phase offers four different house styles priced from £399,995 up to £549,995. Various incentive schemes are available, including Stamp Duty Paid, Part Exchange, Help to Buy and 5% Deposit Paid.

In the desirable suburb of Huntington, Ben Bailey's Royal Forest development promises an exclusive range of high specification homes priced from £290,000 upwards. All the properties will incorporate a choice of designer kitchens with fully integrated appliances, as well as contemporary wall-hung sanitaryware, full-height tiling with feature walls and bi-fold doors.

In York itself, David Wilson Homes has created a collection of brand new homes priced from £234,995, each incorporating a number of eco-friendly features designed for sustainable and affordable living. Built in The Seebohm Quarter of the Derwenthorpe development, less than three miles from the city centre, the homes have been created in partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. There is an excellent choice of local amenities nearby, including several schools, and Derwenthorpe also integrates walking and cycling routes and offers good public transport links into the city.

On the fringes of the popular rural village of Stensall, about six miles from York, David Wilson Homes has created The Tannery - an impressive development of 53 new four- and five-bedroom properties priced from £406,995 to £615,995. Strensall boasts a fantastic range of local amenities including several shops, a post office, a bakery, a library, a medical centre and sports facilities. With the Robert Wilkinson primary school close by and York city centre within easy reach, the development looks set to prove popular with families and professionals in search of a rural setting.

A little further afield - about 15 miles south of central York in the town of Selby - Persimmon Homes has released phase two of its Staynor Hall development, which offers two-, three- and four-bedroom homes priced from £99,999 -- with 100% Part Exchange and Help to Buy available. Perfect for commuters, Selby is the transport hub for the local area with a bus and railway station running services to many key towns. Train services from Selby also run directly to London King's Cross, Leeds, Manchester Piccadilly, York and many other destinations.


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