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Lots To Consider For House-Hunters In Derbyshire

Posted 15 January 2021 by Keith Osborne

There are some great offers on new homes in Derbyshire right now, and plenty for house-hunters in the county to look forward to...

If you’re looking for a home in Derbyshire right now, you have plenty of brand new homes to consider, suiting a wide range of requirements and budgets.

Derby itself is a very well-served and well-connected city, while those looking for a more rural setting are spoilt for choice in this county.

If you have a home to sell, some recent research suggests you could be in luck. Estate agent comparison site GetAgent.co.uk, has published figures which revealed that the average homeowner in England achieved 96% of asking price in 2020, with the East Midlands having the second-highest figure (96.6%). And on a region-by-region list, North East Derbyshire came fourth, with 98.4% of vendors getting the price they were seeking.

Whether you’re already on the property ladder or looking for a first home, there are some excellent current opportunities to consider in Derbyshire.

Nightingale QuarterNightingale Quarter

Ashley Adams estate agency has been appointed by Wavensmere Homes to exclusively market the prestigious Nightingale Quarter development brining some 800 new homes to the heart of the city of Derby, along with public open spaces and play areas, and recently announced primary and nursery school.

With the restrictions of lockdown, the agency is rolling out an interactive viewing experience via Zoom. From the comfort of their own home, and at a convenient time, pre-qualified potential buyers will get an exclusive full presentation of the development. Several people can attend the virtual viewing, which overcomes the restrictions of just two people at an on-site viewing and makes it a family experience from their respective homes.

Hannah Kelham, head of Ashley Adams New Homes East Midlands, said: “The stunning conversion of the iconic pepper pot buildings, teamed with new homes that fit seamlessly into the historic surroundings, creates a truly unique place to live.”

Over 95% of the first phase of homes at Nightingale Quarter with are already sold, along with several homes on phase two. Prices currently start at £191,000 and the government’s Help to Buy scheme is available to first-time buyers. Find out more at [email protected]


Compendium Living has a special offer at Castleward, close to Derby city centre. The regeneration specialist is treating buyers to £1,500 towards its Inspirations Range on selected plots reserved before Sunday 31 January 2021 (terms and conditions apply). The Inspirations range allows homeowners to start customising and adding personal touches to kitchen, flooring, tiling and more, before they step over the threshold, subject to build stage.

Castleward is a collection of two- and three-bedroom homes and apartments, situated on Liversage Street. A range of two-bedroom, fully fitted, open-plan apartments are ready to move into now in Hardwick House, priced from £135,950. First-time buyers will be able to benefit from the new version of the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme.

In addition to the three-bedroom homes, there are also currently three-bedroom properties for sale, priced from £235,000. Viewings are by appointment only. from Thursday to Monday between 10.00am and 5.00pm. Find out more at www.castleward.co.uk.


There are only two properties remaining for sale at Treetops, a development by Best Medium Housebuilder William Davis Homes that has proven to be very popular for new and experienced homeowners. Just a mile from Matlock, it has an enviable location at the edge of the Peak District. The homes here have been designed with features such as slate roofs and stone facings so they blend in perfectly with the surroundings.

One of the properties is the three-bedroom, semi-detached ‘Morley’, which has a living dining room with French doors to the garden, a separate kitchen, downstairs WC, two double bedrooms (both with built-in wardrobes) a single bedroom and a family bathroom. It is priced at £239,000.

The other is the former show house, the five-bedroom ‘Chatsworth’ on Plot 1. This double-fronted detached home is laid out over three floors: on the ground floor, open-plan kitchen/breakfast/family room with utility room, separate lounge, separate dining room and WC; on the first floor, the family bathroom, three double bedrooms, each with built-in storage and the bonus of an en suite to the master bedroom; and on the top floor, two more double bedrooms and a shower room. This comes with a double garage and is also fully furnished, and priced at £580,000. And if this is your only home, the housebuilder will pay your Stamp Duty, a saving of £4,250.

Find out more about Treetops from William Davis Homes.

The 'Kennett' at Ramblers' GateThe 'Kennett' at Ramblers' Gate

David Wilson Homes is preparing to assist first-time buyers by offering the new version of the government’s Help to Buy scheme on homes at Rambler’s Gate in Ashbourne. Under new rules, each region has its own price threshold based on average prices – in the case of the East Midlands, this is £261,900. Right now, Plot 11, the ‘Kennett’ house type, is priced at £259,995. It is set over three floors, has three double bedrooms (with en suite to the principal bedroom), a kitchen/dining room and separate lounge with feature bay window. It also comes with two allocated parking spaces. For a close look, there’s a ‘Kennett’ show home open by appointment just 14 miles away at Shepherd’s Rest in Burton-on-Trent.

David Wilson Homes also runs its own homebuyer initiatives. House-hunters can enquire about its Movemaker and Part Exchange schemes, both aimed at removing the hassles and costs of selling an existing home and it is also running a special scheme for NHS workers, which could save them up to £15,000 on the deposit for a new home at any of the housebuilder’s developments.

Rachael Harrison, sales director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said: “It’s brilliant to see NHS workers in Derbyshire are making use of the NHS Deposit Contribution Scheme. The National Health Service has worked incredibly hard during the Covid-19 pandemic and we are really pleased that the scheme is already benefiting those who deserve it the most.”

Find out more about Ramblers’ Gate from David Wilson Homes.


Case study: the Gangisetty family

A family of three is enjoying their first garden having previously lived in a one-bedroom apartment in Derby city centre. Srikanth and Mamatha Gangisetty, originally from India, moved into their new home at Barratt Homes’ Highfields community in Littleover, securing a property with more space and a garden for them and their eight-month-old son, Saisamik, with a three-bedroom detached ‘Morpeth’ style property.

Srikanth said: “We didn’t have a garden in our previous home so we’re really making the most of our own outdoor space. I’ve been able to work from home in the garden whilst enjoying the sunshine and it’s provided much-needed downtime for us as a family. It’s also been nice to have my own room inside the house to work without disturbance, as in our apartment Saisamik would be sleeping in the same room.

The Gangisetty familyAfter cutting out holidays to save up for their family home, Srikanth and Mamatha had the future in mind when selecting Highfields due to the plans in place for a new purpose-built school onsite.

“We’ve got a number of close friends who also live at Highfields so we’d already heard great things and our experience of moving was great from first placing a reservation to the aftercare services. At one point I was a bit nervous about the housing market during the pandemic, but we’ve been reassured by Barratt Homes throughout the process and the communication has been fantastic.”

While Barratt at Highfields is now sold out, close by is a current selection of three- and four bedroom properties available at Barratt Homes’ Mickleover development, priced from £277,995. Though 95% of homes are already sold there, there are some great deals on the remaining homes, including upgrades and financial assistance. Part Exchange is also available. Find out more about Barratt Homes @ Mickleover.


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