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

Posted 5 March 2018 by Rebecca Burns

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

Official figures just released by HM Land Registry and Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest that Britain's house prices could be recovering, with both the East and West Midlands ahead of most regions – recording annual growth of 6.3 percent in the year to December.

Meanwhile, house rental prices grew faster in the East Midlands than in any other UK region apart from the North West, with typical rents up by 2.9% over the year to January 2018. As a result, tenants in the East Midlands could be in for a rough ride in 2018, with a shortage of properties and rising rates. So, for those keen to escape the rental trap and get their foot on the property ladder, we’ve found a selection of brand new developments across the region – including many that will also suit existing home owners who are looking to downside or upsize to a different property.

Egstow Park in Clay Cross, Chesterfield, Derbyshire (St Modwen Homes)

Egstow Park in Clay Cross (St Modwen Homes)Newly launched, this development in Clay Cross is less than five miles from the lively market town of Chesterfield, and within easy striking distance of the Derbyshire market towns of Matlock and Bolsover. It offers a range of three- and four-bedroom houses, all of which are built to a luxurious specification. Featuring large windows and higher than average ceilings in all the rooms, the properties will all be available to purchase through the government’s Help to Buy scheme.

As part of the launch, St. Modwen Homes has opened the doors to three new show homes including the Garnet, Clermont and Paris, all of which are four-bedroom detached properties. The wider development will provide a brand new community in which people can live, work and relax. St. Modwen has already delivered a new Marston’s family pub and restaurant at Egstow Park, for example, alongside a new children's play area and sports facilities including pitches and a bowls green. In the surrounding area families will find plenty to keep them busy, too, with the Heights of Abraham, Carsington Water and Chatsworth House all close by.

Prices: From around £180,000 (all available under Help to Buy).

View more developments from St Modwen Homes

Pinchbeck Fields in Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire (Allison Homes)

Pinchbeck Fields in Pinchbeck (Allison Homes)In the Lincolnshire village of Pinchbeck, two miles north of the centre of the larger 18th century market town of Spalding, Allison Homes has created a collection of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom traditional brick-built homes.

The development is situated on the edge of the village and offers a choice of starter homes suitable for first time buyers alongside new family homes. The location combines all the benefits of village life with easy transport to surrounding towns and cities including Spalding, Boston and the cathedral city of Peterborough.

Pinchbeck is now effectively an extension of the riverside town of Spalding, which is known as a centre for flower-growing. The vibrant town centre is lined with national high street stores and independent shops. There is a twice-weekly market and a monthly farmers' market as well as an annual food and drink festival to celebrate regional producers. There are cultural venues such as the South Holland Centre; a good choice of bars and restaurants; local nature trails; and attractions such as  a Romany museum, the Moulton Windmill, Ayscoughfee Hall, the Spalding Bulb Museum, and the Chain Bridge Forge.

Prices: Currently available homes are priced from £172,995 to £185,995.

View more about Pinchbeck Fields from Allison Homes

Strancliffe Gardens in Barrow Upon Soar, Leicestershire (Barwood Homes)

Strancliffe Gardens in Leicestershire (Barwood Homes)In the north Leicestershire village of Barrow Upon Soar, Strancliffe Gardens features a variety of house styles to suit the needs of a wide range of prospective home owners.

It is made up of 94 properties ranging in size from two- to six-bedrooms, all set in a lively village location on the former grounds of Strancliffe Hall.

The surrounding area is home to an excellent selection of local schooling options and village amenities, while many of the village pubs are located along the banks of the river Soar and the Grand Union Canal.

When it comes to transport, Loughborough is only three miles away and Leicester 10 miles, and thereare superb links to the M1, A6 and A46. East Midlands Airport is just over 10 miles from Barrow, and the village train station offers regular and direct trains to and from Leicester and London St Pancras on an hourly basis.

Prices: An example house price is Plot 87, the Harwick, a three-bedroom house priced at £229,950. Help to buy available on all properties.

Find out more at barwoodhomes.co.uk.

Liberty Gardens in Syston, Charnwood, Leicestershire (Taylor Wimpey)

Liberty Gardens in Syston (Taylor Wimpey)Situated within walking distance of Syston’s attractive town centre, Liberty Gardens is nestled between an existing residential area and open farmland. There are a whole host of local amenities nearby including places to eat, a choice of supermarkets, pubs, and both high street shops and independent stores.

Syston is a convenient commuter town for the city of Leicester, but also has a good set of its own amenities. In the town centre there is a leisure centre with swimming pool, fitness studio and gym, for example, and there is also a library and a weekly country market.

Just two miles away, Watermead Country Park is a great place for children to let off steam: a 140-acre wetland area with more than 12 lakes and lots of smaller ponds, offering the ideal place for walking, cycling, picnics, birdwatching, fishing and water sports.

Prices: From £355,000 to £365,000.

Find out more about Libery Gardens from Taylor Wimpey

Market Place in Brackley, Northamptonshire (Abbeymill Homes)

Market Place in Brackley (Abbeymill Homes)Coming soon to the heart of the historic market town of Brackley in Northamptonshire, this development will offer a mix of new build two-bedroom apartments and townhouses. Situated close to Silverstone, historically Brackley was a market town built on the wool and lace trade. It is on the old intersecting trade routes between London, Birmingham and the Midlands, and Cambridge and Oxford – just 22 miles from Oxford, and 20 miles from Northampton.

Both the completion date and prices for Market Place are yet to be confirmed, but to give prospective buyers a taste of what's to come the house builder has revealed that each property will offer a contemporary kitchen with granite worktops and Neff integrated appliances; bathrooms and WCs with full-height wall tiling and Porcelanosa Arco sanitaryware and Jam basins; an A-rated mains gas boiler; bespoke fitted wardrobes in the master bedroom; TV and network points to the main rooms; porcelain flooring in the kitchen; and oak-effect boards in receptions areas.

Prices: To be confirmed.

You can request more information at abbeymillhomes.co.uk or call 01234 714844.

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