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

Posted 28 September 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 cost of renting or buying a home has risen more quickly in the East Midlands over the past 12 months than in any other region of Britain, according to official figures.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) says the region witnessed rental prices rise by 2.8% in the year to August – the fastest in the country – leaving many tenants keener than ever to try to get their foot on the property ladder rather than continue to rent. And, thanks to a combination of cheap mortgages and a resilient jobs market, home ownership could be within the grasp of many prospective first time buyers.

This new selection of housing developments in the East Midlands includes sites in Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Northamptonshire, with options to suit first time buyers through to growing families.

Oak Tree Gardens in Donington Le Heath, Leicestershire (Bloor Homes)

Oak Tree Gardens (Bloor Homes)Three- and four-bedroom homes are currently available at this rural village development set within the National Forest, each of which has been carefully designed to complement the existing surroundings. Each of the homes is also energy efficient, enabling households to enjoy lower running costs, and imaginative open plan layouts cater for modern family living.

Donington le Heath is a small village situated on the River Sence, neighbouring the village of Hugglescote. It is in a handy spot, close to several other towns and villages, including the attractive market town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The market town of Coalville – which is the administrative centre for North West Leicestershire District Council - is also just a mile down the road.

Prices: From £189,950 to £314,950.

Find out more at bloorhomes.com or call 01530 888662.

Outseats Farm in Alfreton, Derbyshire (Wheeldon Homes)

Outseats Farm (Wheeldon Homes)Conveniently located on the edge of the busy market town of Alfreton, close to Derby, Nottingham and Chesterfield as well as the motorway, this new site from Wheeldon offers a choice of two-, three- and four-bedroom family homes, including bungalows and three-storey houses..

The development's position will give residents the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors as well as being close to several towns and a good range of local amenities. The development's proximity to Alfreton train station means it is also ideal for professionals who need to commute daily.

The house builder has designed Outseats Farm to offer homes of character that fit in seamlessly with their surroundings, using a carefully selected mix of building materials together with a host of sympathetic architectural features.

Prices: From £209,950.

Find out more at www.wheeldon.co.uk or call 01773 432 042.

Knights Keep in Stretton, Staffordshire (Redrow Homes)

Knights Keep (Redrow)Just two miles from the centre of Burton-upon-Trent, yet set on the edge of open countryside, Knights Keep combines the best of town and rural living.

Incorporating three- and four-bedroom homes, all within easy striking distance of Derby, the development is also within walking distance of both primary and secondary schools, making it an ideal spot for families. The nearest station is only a short bus ride away, offering excellent connections across the region - placing Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Lichfield and Birmingham all within easy reach.

Meanwhile, for local day-to-day living, there is a Co-operative convenience store near the development, while Tesco, Morrisons, Asda and Sainsbury’s supermarkets are also all represented in the town.

Prices: From £230,000.

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Woodland's Nook in Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire (Redrow Homes)

Woodland's Nook (Redrow)New homes are coming soon to the village of Aston-on-Trent, just four miles east of Derby, with superb access to the A50 and the M1.

The selection of three-, four- and five-bedroom homes will be ideal for families thanks to some great local schools and a lively village community where there is plenty to do.

Residents at Woodland's Nook will be able to take advantage of all the amenities of the city and great commuter links, while at the same time still being able to enjoy the tranquillity of rural Derbyshire in a pleasant village setting. Aston-on-Trent has a small village shop and a traditional Post office, while major supermarkets can be found in nearby Derby. The village also has its own doctors’ surgery, Alvaston Medical Centre, which is conveniently close to the development, and dentists can be found at Chellaston Dental Surgery on Derby Road.

Prices: From £295,000.

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Roman Court in Old Stratford, Northamptonshire (Charles Church)

Roman Court (Charles Church)This semi-rural development in the heart of the historic village of Old Stratford in southern Northamptonshire includes two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom options to suit first time buyers through to larger families.

Commuters have easy access to the M40 and M1 motorways, while those with children will find well-regarded schools nearby as well as a good range of day-to-day amenities. Roman Court is also situated next to the Ouse Valley Park for relaxing, walking and cycling, and is conveniently placed for travel to Milton Keynes, Oxford and Northampton.

The village is home to a pub, a gym, a takeaway restaurant and a local shop, or there are further options in the neighbouring town of Stoney Stratford, which is just a short drive away, including a choice of specialist shops, restaurants and pubs, a yoga and well-being studio, and a monthly farmers’ market.

Prices: Starting from £324,995.

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