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

Posted 2 December 2019 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 cities of Nottingham and Leicester have been highlighted as potential buy-to-let investment hotspots for 2020, and the region as a whole came seventh in a UK league table.

Property development and investment company SevenCapital compiled their regional league table by combining Land Registry and Zoopla data with demographic information and local estate agent predictions.

The two cities aren't the only locations in the East Midlands with lots to offer buyers, either. The region is relatively central within the UK; it's well-connected to the thriving West Midlands and beyond; it has a choice of airports within easy travelling distance and other easy transport links close by; and property available there is still relatively affordable.

Read on to discover a small selection of some of the developments currently offering brand new homes across the East Midlands.

Heartlands at Priors Hall Park in Weldon, Corby, Northamptonshire (Jelson Homes)

Heartlands at Priors Hall Park (Jelson Homes)Set within the popular Priors Hall Park development, Heartlands is conveniently placed for schools, shops, commuter links and other everyday amenities as well as leisure facilities and sporting activities.

The homes have a traditional build quality with solid internal walls and will include carpets and floor coverings, select kitchen appliances, energy-efficient heating and double glazing. All detached homes come with a garage.

Residents at Heartlands will benefit from easy access to the A43 to Stamford (about 18 miles away) and the A47 to Peterborough (24 miles), while Corby railway station is only about three miles away, providing easy links to Kettering (12 miles) and London St Pancras. Northampton is also not far away (less than 30 miles).

Find out more at jelson.co.uk or call 0116 214 5508.

Prices from £169,950.


The Brambles in Holbeach, Lincolnshire (Ashwood Homes)

The Brambles (Ashwood Homes)Set in an established semi-rural residential area, this exclusive collection of traditionally built, high specification homes is on the edge of the attractive fenland market town of Holbeach in southern Lincolnshire.

The development is made up of just 36 new homes in a variety of two, three and four bedrooms to suit a wide range of buyers.

The town has a good set of local facilities including primary schools, secondary schools, GP surgeries, pubs, and a combination of independent and well-known high street shops.

It lies is on the junction of the A151 and A17, close to a number of towns in the region. It is just eight miles from Spalding, for example, and 17 miles from Boston, 20 miles from King's Lynn, 23 miles from Peterborough, and 43 miles from the county town of Lincoln.

Prices: From £178,500.

Find out more at www.ashwoodhomes.co or call 01406 490590.


Bretby Farm in Woodville, Swadlincote, Derbyshire (Taylor Wimpey)

Bretby Farm (Taylor Wimpey)This successful development of just 45 new homes includes two-, three- and four-bedroom properties situated on the western fringes of the suburban village of Woodville, just 1.5 miles east of the town of Swadlincote.

The location offers an idyllic balance between a rural lifestyle and the convenience of town living. It's close to green, open spaces and surrounded by the National Forest, it's got plenty of countryside on its doorstep, including easy access to rural walks, cycle routes and wildlife parks. At the same time, there are great facilities in Swadlincote town centre, less than two miles away, including a great choice of schools, health centres and leisure facilities such as Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre, Green Bank Leisure Centre and Eureka Park.

Prices: From £189,950 to £217,950.

Find out more about Taylor Wimpey


Drakelow Park in Drakelow, Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire (David Wilson Homes)

Drakelow Park (David Wilson Homes)With four homes sold in four weeks, this 100% privately owned development from David Wilson Homes looks set to be popular. it's ideal for buyers who want to escape the chaos of inner-town living whilst still enjoying the benefit of having day-to-day amenities close by.

Made up of three-, four- and five-bedroom homes, Drakelow Park is set on the edge of Burton-on-Trent and within easy commuting distance of Lichfield, with "Good" Ofsted-rated Stanton Primary School and Paulet High School both nearby. With easy access to the A38 and the M42, commuters can reach Burton, Derby or Lichfield in less than half an hour. Closer to home there are lots of places to explore during leisure time, too, including Barton Marina's canals, lakes and woodlands.

Prices: From £239,995 to £439,995.

Find out more about Drakelow Park from David Wilson Homes


Bushby Fields in Bushby, Leicestershire (Bloor Homes)

Bushby Fields (Bloor Homes)In the attractive village of Bushby, about five miles from the centre of Leicester, this collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom houses will appeal to buyers leading a variety of lifestyles.

Surrounded by countryside and lovely local walks and footpaths, Bushby also has a few handy shops and is very well connected by road: junction 21 onto the M1 and the M69 motorway are both nearby, and it’s only a 15-minute drive to the heart of Leicester. This opens up to residents all the potential of the city centre’s attractions, including award-winning venues like the National Space Centre, Curve, the Botanic Gardens and the famed Golden Mile. Leicester is also well-known for its superb shopping, from the 800-year-old market to trendy high street retailers and independent boutiques. For buyers with children there are schools for all ages close to Bushby Fields, and De Montfort University has a huge choice of courses for those who are seeking higher education opportunities.

Find out more at bloorhomes.com or call 0116 3033452.

Prices: From £264,950 to £464,950.


The Heddles at Middlebeck in Newark, Nottinghamshire (Avant Homes)

The Heddles (Avant Homes)In the thriving market town of Newark-on-Trent, The Heddles offers a range of four- and five-bedroom new homes with exclusive kitchen designs, integrated appliances, Hive smart energy, bi-fold doors, and many other appealing features offered as standard.

Newark is situated on the north eastern side of Nottinghamshire, and The Heddles is located in the town's newest neighbourhood, Middlebeck, which is just a mile from the town centre and has a good range of local amenities, open spaces and leisure facilities.

The town offers a choice of schooling options for both primary and secondary ages, and there are decent transport links via the A1, which runs the length of Newark's eastern border. When it comes to public transport the East Coast Main Line runs through Newark railway stations and offers services to all major conurbations, including a high-speed connection to London's King’s Cross station.

Prices: From £269,995 to £449,995.

Find out more at www.avanthomes.co.uk or call 01636 857566.


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