East Midlands New Homes Round-up - The Best of The Region

Posted 1 July 2019 by Rebecca Burns

The WhatHouse? team picks its selection of the very best new build homes for sale across the East Midlands region...

A new wave of optimism from home sellers in the East Midlands is said to be pushing up the average asking price of properties coming onto the market in the region, which has recorded a new peak average of £230,462.

Reports suggest that it is high levels of buyer demand that are nudging up prices in this region – in stark contrast to the doom and gloom reported in many regions further south.

Our latest round-up of new developments across the East Midlands reveals some exciting possibilities for prospective buyers of all ages and stages in Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.

Charters Gate in Castle Donington, Leicestershire (Miller Homes)

Charters Gate (Miller Homes)The location of this development is set to make it popular with buyers: situated a short walk from the centre of the traditional market town of Castle Donington and all its amenities, it also offers easy access to major East Midlands destinations such as Derby, Loughborough and Nottingham. It is only three miles from the M1 and a few minutes' drive from East Midlands Airport, which has direct flights to more than 80 destinations throughout the UK, Europe and the USA. Birmingham is less than 40 miles away, while in the opposite direction Sheffield is about an hour away. East Midlands Parkway railway station, six miles away, offers services to London St Pancras International, Lincoln, Leicester and Sheffield, with a journey time into the capital of around an hour and a half.

Two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes make up Charters Gate, with some special offers available on selected homes including Part Exchange, Help to Buy, Assisted Move, free flooring, selected appliances and many others.

Prices: Currently available homes are priced from £187,000 to £372,000.

Find out more about Charters Gate from Miller Homes


Collingham Brook in Collingham, Nottinghamshire (Larkfleet Homes)

Collingham Brook (Larkfleet)Situated in the heart of the sought-after village of Collingham, near the market town of Newark, Collingham Brook is a development of good-sized three, four and five-bedroom family homes, all designed and built with a contemporary modern style.

The village has a strong sense of community, several sports and social groups, and a good set of amenities including medical facilities, shops, a library, pubs, a primary school and churches.  Despite its relatively small size, Collingham also has its own railway station with regular services to Lincoln and Newark, from where passengers can pick up mainline services to London – making it ideal for commuters. The cities of Nottingham (27 miles) and Lincoln (14 miles) are both within easy reach by road, too, while closer to home there are beautiful rural landscapes to explore.

Prices: From £219,995 to £409,995.

Find out more about Collingham Brook from Larkfleet Homes


Ten Locks Village in Market Harborough, Leicestershire (Avant Homes)

Ten Locks Village (Avant Homes)With easy access to a vast range of amenities, and good schools and transport links close by, Ten Locks Village has lots to offer. The three- and four-bedroom homes are ideal for families, with bi-fold doors, exclusive kitchen designs, integrated appliances, Hive smart energy, and many other nice features all included in the standard price.

Ten Locks Village is within the catchment area for Market Harborough Church of England primary school, while Secondary education is provided by the Welland Park Academy, which has been rated as "Outstanding" by Ofsted.

Market Harborough itself is ideally located just 16 miles south of Leicester city centre, 18 miles north of Northampton, and 24 miles east of Rugby. The Catthorpe Interchange (junction 19 of the M1 motorway and junction 1 of the M6) is only a 20-minute drive away. The nearest railway station is in Market Harborough, about a mile and a half away. There is a direct, 50-minute service to London St Pancras. For UK and international flights, East Midlands Airport is just 29 miles away.

Prices: From £233,000 to £599,000.

Find out more about Avant Homes


The Paddocks in Newton Solney, Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire (David Wilson Homes)

The Paddocks (David Wilson Homes)Luxury three-, four- and five-bedroom homes are for sale at this semi-rural development on the outskirts of Newton Solney, overlooking open countryside and the River Trent, and just a short drive from Repton School.

The village of Repton is only five minutes away, as is Burton-on-Trent with its shopping centres and multi-screen cinema. There are local pubs and restaurants nearby as well as good transport links such as the A38, A444, A50 and M1.

Commuters can reach Birmingham by rail within half an hour, while Derby city centre is less than 30 minutes away.

Prices: From £269,995 to £489,995.

Find out more about The Paddocks from David Wilson Homes


Redhouse Farm at Towcester Grange in Towcester, Northamptonshire (Bloor Homes)

Redhouse Farm (Bloor Homes)In the historic market town of Towcester, this collection of new homes includes two-, three- and four-bedroom options close to a whole host of amenities, outstanding schools and superb transport links.

Towcester is well known for its racecourse and rich heritage - laying claim to being one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the country. The local Saracen's Head Inn features in Charles Dickens's novel The Pickwick Papers as one of Mr Pickwick's stopping places on his tour.

The town centre is only a short walk from Redhouse Farm, and there are local supermarkets nearby as well as a Post Office, a convenience store, a pharmacy, pubs, coffee shops, banks and restaurants. The area also offers great road and rail links to Northampton, Milton Keynes and Bicester.

Prices: From £310,000 to £450,000.

Find out more at bloorhomes.com or call 01327 493001.


Heritage Grange in Sapcote, Leicestershire (Miller Homes Midlands)

Heritage Grange (Miller Homes Midlands)Coming soon to the village of Sapcote is this development of 125 two-, three- and four-bedroom homes for all ages –  and the local area will enjoy an investment of more than £600,000 to help support a primary school, the library, the bus pass scheme, and a GP surgery expansion, amongst other initiatives.

The location is less than half an hour’s drive from Leicester city centre, making it ideal for commuters to the city, and it is also close to a whole host of handy local amenities.

“We are proud to build homes for first-time buyers and families at our developments, and Heritage Grange is no exception," explains Alastair Parsons, area sales director for Miller Homes Midlands. “But this one is a little different because we also have a selection of two-bedroom bungalows, which are perfect for downsizers who don’t want to compromise on stylish living. In addition, they can take advantage of our Part Exchange (PX) scheme, which removes the stress of putting their old house on the market."

Heritage Grange is not only close to Leicester but also Hinkley, Nuneaton and Birmingham. Closer to Sapcote itself there is plenty to do in leisure time, including trips to Stony Cove inland scuba diving centre, Stanton Lakes and Fosse Meadows Country Park.

Prices: To be confirmed.

Find out more about Miller Homes


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