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

Posted 16 July 2018 by Rebecca Burns

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

Overall UK house prices in June saw their slowest growth rate for five years, but the East Midlands bucked the trend and showed great resilience.

The London housing market has been hit the hardest thanks to a whole host of factors - including lack of affordability coupled with more stringent mortgage criteria and weak wage growth. The East Midlands, on the other hand, is the region with the strongest annual house price growth in the second quarter of the year, according to reports – with average prices up 4.4% to £181,549.

Our latest selection of new housing developments in the region includes sites in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire, with options to cater for first time buyers, investors, downsizers and upsizers.

Hastings Manor in Hugglescote, Leicestershire (Taylor Wimpey)

Hastings Manor (Taylor Wimpey)Situated next to pretty open countryside and within walking distance of a primary school, this collection of three- and four-bedroom family homes is also close to a whole host of other local amenities such as a doctor's surgery and a convenience store.

Hastings Manor is also only two miles from Coalville town centre, which is home to high street stores, restaurants and supermarkets, while historic Leicester city centre is close by (just over 10 miles away) for easy commutes or bigger shopping trips. Leicester has a wide choice of shops, entertainment venues and leisure opportunities, including Europe’s largest outdoor covered market; a big shopping mall including a flagship John Lewis department store and a 12-screen cinema complex; and the iconic Curve theatre, amongst many other cultural venues. For family leisure trips, Bradgate Park is within easy striking distance of the new homes.

Prices: From £190,000 to £320,000.

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Victoria Gardens in Melbourne, Derbyshire (Miller Homes)

Victoria Gardens (Miller Homes)Energy-efficient three- to five-bedroom homes are available at this prestigious development just half a mile from the many independent shops and elegant Georgian architecture of Melbourne, a traditional market town which was recently named as one of the 20 best British towns to live in.

There are schools for all ages in the local area, including one primary school a few minutes' walk from the development, and there is a medical centre and dental surgery nearby.

Derby is only seven miles away, Loughborough 11 miles, and both the East Midlands Airport (4.5 miles) and the M1 (ten minutes' drive) are also close by. A bus service operates every half hour between Melbourne and Derby, while National Cycle Route 6 is accessible less than half a mile from Victoria Gardens, offering alternative routes into Derby and Loughborough.

Prices: The three-bedroom Beeley semi is priced at £275,000, while the large, detached Charlesworth is priced at £580,000.

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Hunter’s Lodge in Navenby, Lincolnshire (Linden Homes)

Hunter’s Lodge (Linden Homes)Just 11 miles from the historic city of Lincoln, these brand new three-, four- and five-bedroom houses promise an attractive village setting combined with the convenience of quick and easy links to city life.

Navenby - a popular dormitory village for Lincoln - is home to some enviable historic architecture itself, including a beautiful selection of buildings that give a traditional Lincolnshire feel, particularly along its pretty High Street. Residents will find a great range of shops and amenities, including plenty of thriving independent local businesses, while in nearby Lincoln there is lots of life to be found, plus good transport links further afield.

Schools for all ages are easily accessible from Hunter’s Lodge, including a pre-school and primary school in Navenby itself, and several highly-rated secondary options in the local area. When it comes to commuting, Navenby is close to the A15, which provides links to York and London via nearby Lincoln. The nearest railway station is Metheringham, about seven miles away, which has services to Lincoln in 14 minutes and routes to the North, the Midlands and London Kings Cross.

Prices: From £292,000 upwards.

Find out more at lindenhomes.co.uk or call 01522 848 539.

Hollygate Park in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire (David Wilson Homes)

Hollygate Park (David Wilson Homes)Buyers looking for a larger rural family home near Nottingham may be interested in this development from David Wilson, which offers a collection of four-bedroom properties.

Set between a country park and rolling fields, Hollygate Park has a country feel yet is only 20 minutes' drive from the centre of Nottingham, making it ideal for city commuters. This 'Built for Life'-accredited development is close to popular primary schools and major road links, including the A52 and the A46 which connect Nottingham, Leicester and Derby.

With a country park, canals and lovely countryside close by, Cotgrave also has a small shopping precinct, a Sainsbury's local store, tea rooms, two primary schools, and a leisure centre with a large swimming pool, a gymnasium and a sports hall plus playing fields.

Prices: From £379,995 to £412,995.

View more about Hollygate Park from David Wilson Homes

Glassthorpe Grange in Flore, Northamptonshire (Bovis Homes)

Glassthorpe Grange (Bovis Homes)Buyers looking for a new home in Northamptonshire can find four- and five-bedroom options at this new development on the edge of the historic village of Flore, in a superb location for those who need to travel regularly.

Offering superb access to road and rail links, Flore is a thriving village close to the scenic River Nene, less than two miles from junction 16 of the M1. There are two pubs in the village as well as sports and social clubs, a primary school, a petrol station, a shop and post office, and other local businesses. Six miles down the road in the market town of Daventry there are larger supermarkets and both independent retailers and high street stores. Further along the A45 is Northampton, just eight miles away. The A5 is also close by, leading to Towcester, nine miles away, or northwards to Rugby.

It’s about two miles to Junction 16 of the M1 for trips to London or Birmingham. Regular trains run from Long Buckby, six miles away, or Northampton eight miles away, offering services to Rugby, Coventry, London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Birmingham International Airport. And for air travel Birmingham Airport is about 44 miles away.

Prices: From £424,995 to £659,995.

Find out more about Glassthorpe Grange from Bovis Homes

Bourne Green in Bourne, Lincolnshire (Larkfleet Homes)

Bourne Green (Larkfleet Homes)Two- and three-bedroom family homes are available at this small, new development situated on the fringes of the market town of Bourne in South Lincolnshire, although homes there are selling quickly.

Situated just a couple of minutes from the A15, this handy location allows for easy commutes into the centre of town or to the nearby city of Peterborough.

There is a large Tesco superstore within easy walking distance of the development, while the town centre is less than five minutes' drive away, offering a good choice of independent shops and national chains as well as pubs and restaurants. There are also several primary schools and two secondary schools within walking distance of Bourne Green, and the town is home to numerous sports clubs and a fully-equipped leisure centre with a swimming pool.

All homes at this development will come complete with solar photvoltaic (PV) panels that produce electricity from daylight, generating useable power even on overcast days – helping to lower electricity bills.

Prices: To be confirmed.

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