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

Posted 9 September 2019 by Rebecca Burns

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

While experts have warned that a no-deal Brexit could hit house prices, accountancy firm KPMG says the East Midlands and Wales will be the least-hit of all the UK regions. If, on the other hand, a deal is reached, the outlook is likely to be brighter right across the board.

For aspiring house buyers in the East Midlands we’ve chosen a selection of brand new developments to get the house-hunt started. There are plenty of options suitable for first time buyers who may need a bit of help getting on the property ladder – as well as a few developments that also offer a selection of larger homes for buyers who need more space and have a more generous budget.

The Furlongs in Bourne, Lincolnshire (Barratt Homes)

The Furlongs (Barratt Homes)In the market town of Bourne, close to the lively cathedral city of Peterborough, The Furlongs is surrounded by green, open countryside.

It has some great options for first time buyers, as well as larger homes for those with a growing family who need a place with more space. The Bourne Elsea Park Primary Academy is open on the development, and the Elsea Park Community Centre is close by. Peterborough and Stamford are just a 30-minute drive away, and there are some great local spots for exploring the outdoors, including Bourne Wood.

Within walking distance of The Furlongs there is a Co-operative store, and there are easy road links to the A1, making it a well-connected place to call home.

Prices: £174,995 to £269,995

Find out more about The Furlongs from Barratt Homes


Ramblers' Gate in Ashbourne, Derbyshire (David Wilson Homes)

Ramblers' Gate (David Wilson Homes)Offering 154 homes with a choice of two, three, four or five bedrooms, Ramblers' Gate is in a quiet, residential area of the market town of Ashbourne with some Ofsted "Outstanding"-rated schooling options close by. There is also lots of green, open space and play areas, making it ideal for families with children, while Derby city centre is only 30 minutes' drive away via the A52, making it a handy base for city commuters.

Ashbourne itself is home to many historical buildings and popular independent shops, giving it plenty of character. Situated near the southern edge of the Peak District, close to the popular Dovedale area, there are also lots of opportunities for outdoor activities within easy reach, from walking, pony trekking and cycling to tree top adventures and climbing.

Prices: From £179,995 to £569,995.

Find out more about Ramblers' Gate from David Wilson Homes


The Edge in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (Keepmoat Homes)

The Edge (Keepmoat Homes)Located on the southern edge of the city, with easy access to public transport and motorways, this development is ideal for those who want to live in a vibrant place with an easy commute to work.

The development is made up of contemporary two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, although only four-bedroom options are currently available. Everything residents need for day-to-day living will be situated right on their doorstep - including a Co-op supermarket, restaurants, pubs, a pharmacy, a post office, and a good range of local shops and services.

The Government's Help to Buy scheme is available, and there's plenty to attract families to this up and coming area of Nottingham - including nearby Victoria Embankment, a popular spot for a family walk.

Prices: From £209,995.

Find out more at www.keepmoat.com or call 0115 871 3975.


Spires View in Blackfordby, Leicestershire (Davidson Group)

Spires View (Davidson Group)Three- and four-bedroom homes make up this development in the small, quiet Leicestershire village of Blackfordby, just a couple of miles from Swadlincote.

There is a superb choice of local amenities nearby, as well as great transport links, making this a convenient location for modern living. At the same time, it is surrounded by beautiful rural countryside, with plenty of opportunities for outdoor pursuits.

The village is about two miles northwest of Ashby-de-la-Zouch and two miles southeast of Swadlincote. It has its own village school, which has been extended to enable children to continue their education there until they are eleven years old. There are also two village pubs, The Black Lion and The Blue Bell, with shops and additional amenities easily reached in neighbouring towns.

Prices: From £249,995.

Find out more at davidsonsgroup.co.uk or call 01283 808508.


Jelson Homes at Mountcroft in Long Buckby, Northamptonshire (Jelson Homes)

Jelson Homes at Mountcroft (Jelson Homes)This development of family homes is ideal for prospective buyers who want to escape the crowds and property prices of London to a semi-rural location, but who still want to retain easy connections to the city. Set in the Northamptonshire village of Long Buckley, Mountcroft is just a few minutes' walk from the local railway station, which offers regular services to London Euston, with a journey time of just over an hour. It is also within easy reach of the M1.
The development, which features traditionally brick-built homes with a high standard of insulation and solid internal walls, is built by Jelson, one of the East Midlands’ longest-established house builders, which celebrates its 130th anniversary this year. The homes also come with carpets plus turfed and fenced gardens included in the price.
The properties that are currently available include three-bedroom townhouses, semi-detached and detached properties along with several four-bedroom designs.

Prices: Three-bedroom homes from £279,950, four-bedroom properties from £439,950.

Find out more at jelson.co.uk/longbuckby or call 01327 272670.


Kirby Meadows in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire (Taylor Wimpey)

Kirby Meadows (Taylor Wimpey)This collection of two- and three-bedroom bungalows alongside two-, three- and five-bedroom houses will appeal to a wide range of buyers at different stages in their lives. A quarter of the homes will be allocated as affordable housing.

Situated in the pretty Leicestershire village of Kirby Muxloe, Kirby Meadows is only a mile from a good set of day-to-day amenities such as a bakery, chemist and pubs. The city centre is only about five miles away, offering a whole host of shops, entertainment options and other facilities, while closer to home Kirby Muxloe golf club is right next door, and the fortified mansion of Kirby Castle is within a mile. From the nearby M1 it is easy to reach Nottingham and London, making it the ideal spot for those looking for a stress-free commute to work.

The development is being created alongside various improvements to the local infrastructure and community facilities, including on- and off-site public open spaces, new play equipment for children, and improvements to local educational provision.

Prices: To be confirmed.

Find out more about Taylor Wimpey

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