LoginSubscribe to Alerts

The Best New Homes And Places To Live In Northamptonshire

Posted 27 September 2022 by Keith Osborne

Our regular look at the best current new homes for sale in Northamptonshire, and the best places to live…

The WhatHouse? team takes a close look at some of the best places to live in Northamptonshire and the finest brand new homes currently for sale there.


The highlights of Corby include some high-quality education (including Brooke Weston Academy, Corby Primary Academy and Corby Technical School among those rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted), facilities including the Corby East Midlands International Pool, convenient routes to major towns and cities (under 40 minutes to Northampton, Peterborough and Leicester), and a regular rail service to London St Pancras (around 70 minutes).

Francis Jackson Homes is busy at its Park View development in a central location in Priors Hall Park, which is a follow-up to its successful Willowhurst project at the site. Park View comprises 23 contemporary townhouses, with three-, four- and five-bedroom house types to fit a range of space requirements and budgets. The high-quality specification and materials on these energy-efficient homes includes underfloor heating (ground floor) and powder coated aluminium windows, and owners will benefit from ample parking as well as views and west-facing gardens. Right now, there are some five-bedroom homes for sale here with prices starting at £535,000. Find out more from Francis Jackson Homes.

Woodland ChaseWoodland Chase

Nearby is Woodland Chase, a development of 87 private properties from Lodge Park Homes. The two-, three- and four-bedroom homes have a contemporary design inside and out, with a range of layouts and a mix of two- and three-storey house types that will have broad appeal. The currently available homes have starting prices between £280,000 and £475,000. ‘The Hollyhock’, at £280,000, is a three-bedroom semi-detached house type with lounge, kitchen/dining room, utility room, cloakroom, bathroom and three good-sized bedrooms (one with en suite). At £475,000 is ‘The Poppy’. This is a detached house and there is a show home of this type for visitors to explore. The double-fronted property has an open-plan kitchen/dining room, lounge, study, utility room, four double bedrooms (one en suite) and a family bathroom. Find out more from Lodge Park Homes.

Find out more about current new homes developments in Corby.



Daventry is on the western side of the county, close to the border with Warwickshire and just off the M1, making it well connected to many major towns and cities. Schooling is widely rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted across a number of primary and secondary schools.

Talbot Homes’ Foxgrove in Byfield, just south of Daventry, is an exclusive development of just seven luxury detached homes. Six of them are now sold or reserved but there’s still a final chance to purchase, with Plot 1, ‘The Dorchester’, on sale for £610,000. Located at the end of the cul de sac and coming with a double carport, both the spacious dual-aspect kitchen/dining room and the separate lounge have French doors to the garden, and there’s also a useful utility room and downstairs cloakroom. On the first floor are the family bathroom, a study and three double bedrooms, with an en suite and walk-in wardrobe to bedroom one. The top floor has two more double bedrooms and another bathroom.

Micklewell ParkBen at home at Micklewell Park

Case study: Ben at Micklewell Park, Daventry

Ben recently moved into his brand new apartment at Orbit Homes’ flagship development, Micklewell Park, in Daventry, which he purchased his new home with the Shared Ownership scheme.

The 24-year-old had been house sharing with friends before he felt it was time to get a place of his own. He was saving little and often into a Lifetime ISA and his search for a new home began after he had saved enough money for a deposit.

He commented: “My mortgage advisor was fantastic and the team at Orbit Homes were super responsive to any questions I had. The sales team were always friendly and professional.”

Ben found everything he was looking for at Micklewell Park. The location of the development, on the outskirts of Daventry, is perfect for him and his apartment has excellent countryside views from the balcony.

Commenting on what he loves most about his new Orbit Home, Ben said: “I’m surrounded by the countryside and I’m able to go for scenic walks, without having to travel far. I’m also close enough to shops and everything I need, but far enough to enjoy the outdoors.”

Micklewell Park is an exciting collection of 450 homes, featuring one- and two-bedroom apartments and two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom houses, which include a mixture of rented, Shared Ownership and market sale properties. The first – comprising 108 homes – is scheduled to complete in March 2023. Find out more at www.orbithomes.org.uk.

Find out more about current new homes developments in Daventry.

‘Kennett Plus’‘Kennett Plus’ from David Wilson Homes


Wellingborough is another well-connected town with a rich history, and it is benefitting from a major focus on providing brand new homes to meet demand and complementing those with a host of new facilities such as schools, community centres, play areas and shopping centres. Families will be pleased with the range of schools in the town and surrounding villages that have been rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Barratt Developments – WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year 2019 – is building an array of houses on the south-west fringe of the town under its Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands. Over one-third of the development will be public open space and it has the convenience of a shopping and leisure complex close by. Barratt @ Wendel View currently has a selection of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom houses for sale, with starting prices from £283,995. There are two show home open here seven days a week. DWH @ Wendel View right now has a three-bedroom, three-storey terraced house called the ‘Kennett Plus’ for sale, priced at £316,995 and ready to move into by Christmas. A range of four-and five-bedroom detached houses will be released soon.

Find out more about current new homes developments in Wellingborough.


Find retirement homes in Northamptonshire
Find Help to Buy homes in Northamptonshire
Find new homes in Northamptonshire


Featured Developments
Corby, Northamptonshire NN17
Price on application
Park View
Corby, Northamptonshire NN17
Contact for more details
Francis Jackson Homes
Corby, Northamptonshire NN17
Price on application
Woodland Chase
Corby, Northamptonshire NN17
Contact for more details
Lodge Park Homes
Byfield, Northamptonshire NN11
Price on application
Byfield, Northamptonshire NN11
Contact for more details
Talbot Homes
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN8
£364,995 - £517,995
Barratt at Wendel View
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN8 
4 - 5 bedroom properties
Barratt Homes
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN8
£286,495 - £686,995
DWH at Wendel View
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN8 
3 - 5 bedroom properties
David Wilson Homes
Save time and contact all housebuilders at once
Select the developments you're interested in and we will do the rest.
  • Park View
  • Woodland Chase
  • Foxgrove
  • Barratt at Wendel View
  • DWH at Wendel View
By clicking "Request Details" I accept the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy and I am happy to receive more information about the above or other developments similar from WhatHouse? Digital or these developers. I understand that consent isn't a condition of purchase for any product or service and that I can opt out at any time.
The housebuilder will use these details to contact you about this property/development to arrange a viewing or provide you with more information.
17 May 2024
The latest phase of new homes at Chapelton, Aberdeenshire’s vibrant new town, has been unveiled by Places for People. Read more
The homes at Foxhall Gait start from £377,995
14 May 2024
When deciding between a three- and four-bedroom home, it might seem like that one additional bedroom might not make a huge difference.Read more
Part Exchange scheme at The Meadows
9 May 2024
Situated in the picturesque village of Wymeswold, The Meadows development offers a range of convenient amenities within walking distance.Read more
Sign up for email alertsGet the latest properties and updates sent directly to your inbox daily, weekly or immediately you are in control.
Subscribe to Alerts
Search news and advice

Click here to see your activities