East Midlands new homes round-up - the best of the region

Posted 7 August 2017 by Rebecca Burns

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

The East Midlands is one of the UK’s fastest-growing property hotspots, according to PwC's latest UK Economic Outlook report -- which forecasts the region's house prices to rise quickly over the coming years. This is coupled with a prediction that the region's economy will also grow by about 1.5% this year - making it a very appealing location for prospective property buyers.

This housing market buoyancy reportedly reflects the region's robust economy. The average residential property there could be worth around £178,000 in 2017, according to PwC, £8,000 higher than in 2016 –  and potentially rising to more than £202,000 by 2025.

Our latest round-up of new developments in the East Midlands includes inspiration in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire – alongside one additional option in Warwickshire, which is just over the border in the West Midlands, but within close proximity of several key East Midlands destinations.

84 Broadgate in Beeston, Nottinghamshire (Swan Homes)

84 Broadgate (Swan Homes)Perfect for first time buyers or those looking to downsize, 84 Broadgate offers a choice of high specification two-bedroom homes (Plots 1 and 2) and one-bedroom houses (Plots 3-12) in Beeston, all of which incorporate innovative designs that maximise their floorspace.

The homes at this development include many high quality "extras" such as integrated stair LEDs; storage with washer/dryer included; integrated NEFF microwave, fan oven and convection hob; granite kitchen work surfaces; and integrated fridge/freezer. At Swan's website you can take a computer generated walk-through to see finished properties before they're built.

The town of Beeston has its own high street shops and amenities, but is also less than four miles from Nottingham city centre, with excellent commuter links via trains, trams, buses and car.  Junction 25 of the M1 motorway is about four miles away via the A52.

Prices: One-bedroom plots are avaialble from £145,000. Two-bedroom plots yet to be released.

Find out more at 84broadgate.swan-homes.com.

Highfields Phase 1 in Littleover, Derby, Derbyshire (Miller Homes)

Highfields Phase 1 (Miller Homes)In this popular residential area on the southern edge of Derby, Highfields combines commuter convenience thanks to great transport links with easy access to lovely, unspoilt countryside, promising a peaceful, stress-free lifestyle.

The development incorporates two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes that blend traditional comfort with modern energy efficiency in a spacious, landscaped environment.

Derby's city centre is only four miles away, yet quaint village destinations such as Findern are equally close by.

 A brand new showhome and marketing suite is now also open to showcase phase 2 of the development.

Prices: An example property is the three-bedroom Etwall, priced at £216,500.

View more developments from Miller Homes

Church Fields in Weddington, Nuneaton, Warwickshire (Davidson Group)

Church Fields (Davidson Group)Actually falling into the West Midlands region, Church Fields still deserves a mention here because it is only three miles from the Leicestershire border, eight miles from Staffordshire and 12 miles from Derbyshire. Situated near the old Weddington Bridle Path, and made up of smart three-, four- and five-bedroom homes, this development is in a fantastic location for families and young professionals.

It is surrounded by pretty villages and has historic Caldecote Hall just a stone's throw away, while also being in a conveniently central position for commuters: the A444 runs through the Parish, the M42 and A5 are close by, and Nuneaton Train Station is just a few minutes' drive away.

The area is home to a local park called Weddy Fields, and the town boasts a great choice of restaurants, a twice-weekly market selling fresh local produce, and a wide selection of shops at the nearby Ropewalk and Abbeygate Shopping Centres.

Prices: Currently available homes are priced from £253,995 to £519,995.

Find out more at davidsonsgroup.co.uk or call 024 7699 3628.

Tudor Rise in Ashby De La Zouche, Leicestershire (Davidson Group)

Tudor Rise (Davidson Group)Set in the small market town of Ashby de La Zouch in Leicestershire, this mix of brand new Georgian- and Victorian-inspired properties includes three-, four- and five-bedroom options to suit a wide range of buyers.

Full of character and with an interesting spa history, Ashby de la Zouch has grown into a thriving hub for North West Leicestershire, offering an excellent range of local amenities. There is a local daily market, for example, as well as major high street stores, independent local retailers, pubs, a Post Office and a tempting delicatessen. Commuters will find easy links to the A42 and A511, and leisure time is easy to fill thanks to local sports clubs, golf clubs, and the surrounding National Forest. The town also hosts an annual May arts festival and a travelling funfair each September, and the beautiful Peak District is only 24 miles away for days trips.

Prices: Currently available homes are priced from £269,995 to £539,995. Part Exchange and Help to Buy are available.

Find out more at davidsonsgroup.co.uk or call 01530 887994.

The Croft in Littlethorpe, Leicestershire (Morris Homes)

The Croft (Morris Homes)In rural Leicestershire, Morris Homes has created a small development of spacious four- and five-bedroom detached properties in the tranquil village of Littlethorpe.

Ideal for those who want to enjoy quiet time outdoors and away from it all, The Croft is surrounded by lovely countryside yet remains within reach of Leicester, which is about six miles away.

On the opposite bank of the River Soar, the larger village of Narborough offers shops and many amenities including a train station with rail links to Leicester and Birmingham, while the nearby M1 links the village with cities such as Sheffield, Nottingham and London. There are several primary schools serving the area, with secondary options in Enderby and Lutterworth.

Prices: An example property is the four-bedroom Bridgemere priced from £499,750.

Find out more at www.morrishomes.co.uk or call 0116 298 4179.

View more about The Croft from Morris Homes

Laxton Gardens in Oundle, Northamptonshire (Charles Church)

Laxton Gardensin Oundle (Charles Church)Close to a fantastic choice of well-regarded schools and offering easy access to the A1 for commuters, Laxton Gardens forms part of a strong local community in the Northamptonshire town of Oundle, about 15 miles south-west of Peterborough.

Including a range of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, the development is in a charming location that is home to historic architecture including one of the finest churches in the Midlands, many traditional pubs, and gorgeous countryside with endless walking, horse riding and cycling opportunities.

There is a primary school, an award-winning middle school, and a large secondary school and sixth form college in the town, which also offers a lively cultural calendar -- including the annual international organ and literary festivals, and regular shows and productions at the Stahl Theatre.

Both Northampton and Cambridge are within an hour’s drive of the town, while the nearest railway station is 10.5 miles away at Corby.

Prices: The current range includes only four-bedroom options starting from £489,995.

Find out more about Laxton Gardens from Charles Church

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