Worcestershire new builds suit rural, town & urban lifestyles

Posted 21 August 2014 by Keith Osborne

Focused around the cathedral city of Worcester, the beautiful county of Worcestershire offers house buyers a choice of rural, small town and urban locations - with developers there catering well for all of these lifestyles.

Small town developments

Less than a mile from the heart of pretty Stourport-on-Severn, Redrow has built a collection of their New Heritage Homes at Hamlet Place, including two- to five-bedroom properties available from £214,995 upwards. Situated about 13 miles from the city of Worcester, where the River Severn meets the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, this Georgian town offers a unique waterside location and has a strong community feel, with a lively high street and lovely countryside all around. The development is within walking distance of the centre, and also offers easy access to the M5, M42 and M40 for commuters. Families at Hamlet Place will also find a choice of good quality primary schools within walking distance, while Stourbridge High provides secondary education in the town and there are also a number of excellent independent schools in the wider area.

About eight miles south west of Worcester in the picturesque town of Malvern, Churchill Retirement Living has a range of 33 one- and two-bedroom retirement apartments for sale at Elgar Lodge, priced from £161,950. Close to the pleasant town centre, and surrounded by lovely views of the hills and the Severn Valley, these modern properties are tastefully designed but also offer handy safety features in the kitchen and bathroom, as well as other security such as a camera entry and 24-hour Careline support system.

Rural village developments

About 20 miles south east of Worcester in the rural village of South Littleton, Lioncourt Homes has created a collection of three-, four- and five-bedroom bungalows and traditional houses at Littleton View (prices on request). The village is home to a good range of local amenities, including a General store and Post Office combined, a recreation ground with children's play area, and good local schooling. The stunning Cotswolds are virtually on the development's doorstep, and there are also easy transport links nearby via the A44 and A46, linking to towns such as Stratford-upon-Avon and Worcester. Evesham and Honeybourne train stations are a short drive away, offering direct links to London Paddington, Worcester Shrub Hill, Great Malvern and Didcot.

Urban developments

About a mile south of the heart of Kidderminster and 14 miles north of Worcester, Waterloo Homes is in the process of building a collection of affordable homes at Stourport Road, which are due for completion by the end of this year. Available on a shared ownership / part-buy part-rent basis from as little as £34,375, this new residential development is being built by Thomas Vale Construction on the site of the former Reilloc factory. It will be made up of 11 two-bedroom and 12 three-bedroom houses. Kidderminster has a mainline railway station offering regular services to Birmingham and Worcester, and there are also good bus services to Birmingham and many other local towns.

On the opposite side of Kidderminster, and less than a mile from the centre, Barratt Homes' Goodwin Park will bring 68 new homes to the town including two-, three- and four-bedroom houses priced from £159,950.

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