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

Posted 27 November 2018 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 has emerged as Britain's latest property hotspot, bucking the wider trend towards a market slowdown.

Recent reports say house price growth in the Midlands is outpacing the rest of the country, with the East Midlands enjoying particularly strong growth. In the year to August 2018, the price of a home in the region increased by 6.5%, well exceeding the national average of 3.2%. This takes the average property in the East Midlands to a cost of £194,718, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

With plenty of confidence in the region’s market, it is an exciting time to buy there – and our latest selection of brand new developments features something for almost everyone: from first time buyers on a tighter budget, right through to upsizers seeking out some real luxury in their new home.

The Limes in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (Ashberry Homes)

The Limes (Ashberry Homes)Just 10 minutes’ drive from Nottingham city centre and its many shops, businesses and venues, The Limes is a development of new two-, three- and four-bedroom homes.

Incorporating sustainable features, these new homes come in a range of styles and are designed for comfortable living with open-plan living areas, en suite bathrooms, some integrated appliances, and garages or off-street parking. The development itself has open space including landscaped walkways, gardens for relaxation, and a children's play area.

The city centre is less than three miles west of the development, and there are several schools to choose from within easy striking distance. Equally there are plenty of leisure opportunities, too, with entertainment venues nearby such as Nottingham Arena, the Royal Concert Hall, the Theatre Royal and Nottingham Playhouse, plus sports clubs and leisure centres, cinemas and some great shopping options.

When it comes to commuting by road, the A6514, the A52 and the M1 are all within easy reach, and once in Nottingham the city has an efficient tram system and a railway station offering services to a variety of destinations including Sheffield and Manchester.

Prices: From £105,500 to £300,995. Offer of the month is The Stokewood (plot 143), priced at £197,500.

Find out more at www.ashberryhomes.co.uk or call 0115 929 9722.

Farriers Reach in Barleythorpe near Oakham, Rutland (Allison Homes)

Farriers Reach (Allison Homes)Just outside the traditional English market town of Oakham, this development of energy-efficient, eco-friendly two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes offers a rural setting close to some excellent amenities.

Oakham has a regular market twice a week, a monthly farmers' market, and many shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs to choose from. There are local historical attractions to visit such as Oakham Castle, and plenty of natural spots to enjoy in leisure time, such as nearby Rutland Water with its water sports facilities and stunning nature and wildfowl reserves.

Superb road links place the towns of Stamford, Melton Mowbray and Corby within easy reach, while Leicester and Nottingham are both within 35 miles of Farriers Reach. Oakham railway station offers links to Birmingham, Leicester, Peterborough, Cambridge and Stansted Airport.

Prices: From £175,995 to £248,995.

Find out more about Allison Homes

Hallam Fields in Birstall, Leicestershire (Jelson Homes)

Hallam Fields (Jelson Homes)This development forms a new community within the large North Leicester village of Birstall, about three miles north of the city centre, with a selection of two- and three-bedroom modern homes. The properties are designed to reflect the established local architecture, and all of them come with carpets and floor coverings, select kitchen appliances, energy-efficient heating and double glazing.

Hallam Field is within walking distance of the Birstall Park & Ride service into Leicester, and its road layout takes into consideration pedestrian safety, while at the same time featuring a network of cycle ways.

Birstall is in a handy spot for the A46, making it ideal for commuters to Nottingham, with both the M1 and Leicester city centre just a few miles away. There are also charming Leicestershire villages to visit, such as Queniborough, Hungarton and Great Dalby, and the rolling countryside to explore.

Prices: From £192,950.

Find out more at jelson.co.uk or call 0116 214 5189.

High Peak Meadow in Buxton, Derbyshire (Barratt Homes)

High Peak Meadow (Barratt Homes)Three-bedroom homes are now selling at High Peak Meadow in the sought-after Derbyshire spa town of Buxton, which is widely regarded as the gateway to the Peak District National Park.

Close to the county boundary with Cheshire to the west and Staffordshire to the south, Buxton is a popular tourist destination which also boasts the highest elevation of any English market town (situated about 1,000 feet or 300 metres above sea level).

High Peak Meadow is only a short drive from the town centre, in an attractive rural location offering good commuter links. The town has a strong sense of community, hosting a string of annual events such as the Buxton Festival and the Four Four Time music festival. The surrounding area offers heaps of opportunities for outdoor activities, too, such as biking, horseriding, running and sailing, while the Buxton Fitness & Swimming Centre is less than 10 minutes away. For families with children, Buxton is home to numerous primary and junior schools, a couple of secondary schools, and one of the University of Derby's campuses as well as the Buxton & Leek College.

Prices: From £212,995 to £249,995.

Find out more about High Peak Meadow from Barratt Homes

Morisse Fields in Moulton, Northamptonshire (Avant Homes)

Morisse Fields (Avant Homes)Just two spacious, high specification five-bedroom homes now remain available at this development in the pretty Northamptonshire village of Moulton. Moulton is just four miles north of the county town of Northampton, 22 miles north of Milton Keynes, and 72 miles north-west of London.

The village itself offers a good range of village facilities including several schools, a church, a local Co-Operative store, a Post Office, a pharmacy, a handful of pubs and a theatre. In nearby Northampton these are shops, leisure facilities and many other amenities.

Moulton also has great transport links for those who commute regularly: Northampton railway station is four miles away, and the M1 motorway 10 miles away, enabling onward travel to Leicester, Coventry, Milton Keynes, London and beyond. The travel time to London from Northampton is 56 minutes by train.

Prices: Remaining five-bedroom homes are priced from £567,995 to £599,995.

Find out more at www.avanthomes.co.uk or call 01604 801274.

Strawberry Fields in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire (YPG)

Strawberry Fields (YPG)Looking ahead (still subject to planning), some 72 executive four- and five-bedroom family homes are due to be built at this rural site near the coastal town of Cleethorpes, alongside about 20 apartments for the over-50s.

Reflecting the traditional architecture of the local area, the homes will also offer all the advantages of the latest building standards. Houses will consist of two-storey detached homes and three-storey semi-detached homes. There will be good links to local public transport and amenities, with the Hewitts Circus Tesco and petrol station just across the road, and three different bus services available close by.

Cleethorpes is in North East Lincolnshire, and is usually referred to as a seaside resort, whereas it actually sits on the Humber Estuary. Two large fortifications, the Humber Forts, are visible in the mouth of the river. Cleethorpes also has a large boating lake with many varieties of ducks, swans and geese, while to the south near Humberston there is a yachting club. The town has a well-equipped leisure centre, a pier, a light railway, the Discovery Centre, and various other visitor attractions.

Prices: Yet to be confirmed.

Find out more at www.weareypg.co.uk or call 0151 728 8662.

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