Housebuilder Appealing Across Leicestershire Market

Posted 22 February 2021 by Keith Osborne

There's an impressive current choice of David Wilson Homes developments across a well-performing property market...

David Wilson Homes, part of the multi-award-winning Barratt Developments housebuilding group, in currently building homes at a number of Leicestershire’s most in-demand locations, with properties to suit a wide range of buyer priorities and budgets.

The latest research from new build snagging company, HouseScan, has revealed that new build house price growth between 2015 and 2020 has been strongest in the East Midlands region, with a current average of £279,254 compared to £207,318 five years previously. With an increasing demand of homes from people moving further away from London for the combination of better value for money in their home with an easy commute when needed, keen buyers would be advised to waste no time in securing the home they want before prices rise even further.

Along with the Harborough district, Oadby and Wigston saw one of the biggest local increases in this research (43% over five years) and there’s a range of four- and five-bedroom homes for sale at Wigston Meadows which range in price from £324,995 and £549,995. The proximity of 'Outstanding' rated Glenmere Community Primary School and Gartree High School, within a mile of the development, might explain its popularity with family buyers. Leicester city centre is just a 15-minute drive away, and there are a number of major roads within easy reach.

Home of the Week is Plot 353, the five-double-bedroom ‘Moreton’ at £549,995, which comes with over £20,000 in benefits in the form of £5,000 towards the deposit as well as upgraded tiling, kitchen and flooring packages worth over £15,000. It’s a three-storey home with separate dining room and lounge, and a ‘den’ on the top floor with numerous possible uses.

Find out more about Wigston Meadows from David Wilson Homes.

Grange View is in Hugglescote, on the outskirts of Coalville. Right now there are four- and five-bedroom houses available, priced from £329,995 to £504,995, with some ready to move into this summer and selected plots available through Part Exchange. A mile from the town centre, there are some great schools close by, and the M1 is close at hand.

‘Holden’The ‘Holden’

Home of the Week, Plot 22, is a four-bedroom detached ‘Holden’ house type. This is priced at £373,995 but comes with some £11,000 of free flooring and kitchen upgrades. Located on the edge of the development, it has a south-facing garden, all bedrooms are doubles and it comes with a dedicated downstairs study – an essential for many home-working buyers.

Find out more about Grange View from David Wilson Homes.

There’s a wide array of properties for sale at Fleckney Fields, with two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes to appeal to first-time buyers, growing families and downsizers. Starting prices are between £206,995 and £539,995. A few miles south-east of Leicester, there are countryside walks on the doorstep and the village offers country pubs, a local butchers and a Co-op, as well as play and sports facilities. The 'Outstanding' Fleckney C of E Primary School is within walking distance.

The ‘Winstone’The ‘Winstone’

The ‘Winstone’ on Plot 68 is currently the housebuilder’s Home of the Week here. At £509,995, this four-bedroom home overlooking green space, with double garage, has the offer of £10,000 towards Stamp Duty and has built-in upgrades to the kitchen with integrated appliances, tiling and flooring throughout – in all, some £23,000 of savings.

Find out more about Fleckney Fields from David Wilson Homes.

Burnmill Grange is just a mile-and-a-half from Market Harborough station, in turn under an hour from London. Buyers will find a range of three, four- and five-bedroom homes here, with prices ranging from £292,995 to £664,995. There are ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rated schools within a 10-minute drive and the picturesque village of Great Bowden is within walking distance.

The ‘Hollinwood’The ‘Hollinwood’

The ‘Hollinwood’ on Plot 24 is the housebuilder’s Home of the Week. A four-bedroom house with detached garage, at £407,995, currently offers a saving of over £16,000, with a £7,500 deposit contribution and upgrades to tiling, flooring and kitchen. Part Exchange is available on this home.

Find out more about Burnmill Grange from David Wilson Homes.

David Wilson Homes at Kibworth has four- and five-bedroom homes on budgets from £394,995 to £629,995. The village has a number of amenities including popular eateries, a supermarket and a choice of pubs to enjoy the odd tipple. For families, there’s an “Outstanding” primary school, Leicester Grammar School and The Kibworth School. Buyers can enquire about Part Exchange and Movemaker schemes.

The ‘Bradgate’The ‘Bradgate’

Home of the Week here is Plot 35, where the four-bedroom ‘Bradgate’ can save the buyer up £32,150 if legally completed by 31 March 2021, including Stamp Duty thanks to the current government ‘holiday’ on homes under £500,000 as well as a deposit contribution and upgrades. This home overlooks open fields and comes with garage, parking for two cars and a separate study. It is priced at £442,995.

Find out more about David Wilson Homes at Kibworth.


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New Lubbesthorpe is a growing development on Tay Road from David Wilson Homes and its ‘sister’ brand Barratt Homes.

Around 200 residents have already moved in, one of whom is Debra Marriot, who secured one of the development’s contemporary two-bedroom apartments. She said: “The local area is really coming together and the new school on the development looks amazing. The neighbours who I have met are all lovely too.

“My apartment is great with two really good-sized bedrooms and two bathrooms. I love that when I come home from a day at work, my apartment is so cosy and homely.”

Debra MarriotDebra Marriot at New Lubbesthorpe

Charlotte and Pete Hitchings also secured a new home at New Lubbesthorpe with their sons Eddie and Will and, since moving in, Charlotte has created an Instagram account to share the unique characteristics of her property (@the_family_den).

She said: ““Flicking through a homes and interiors magazine, other Instagram accounts and Pinterest are some of my favourite pastimes and I love that I get to share my ideas with other people now. I think the use of Instagram for new homes is so popular as it’s like a free home magazine that you can tailor to your own style and house.”

With green open spaces and New Lubbesthorpe Primary School now open onsite, it’s no surprise to see growing families choosing the development to lay down some roots. Ultrafast fibre broadband is available at the development and, as many properties accommodate spare rooms or dedicated studies, home working can be comfortably achieved.

Jan Ruston, sales director at Barratt Homes North Midlands, said: “We’re very proud of our New Lubbesthorpe development and the close-knit community that all of our homebuyers have helped it become. Close to Leicester city centre, the development is ideal for first time buyers and growing families alike.”

Find out more about New Lubbesthorpe from Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes.


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