New homes snapshot – Well-placed Hucknall becoming a hub for Nottinghamshire buyers

Posted 9 June 2016 by Keith Osborne

Housebuilders are offering a wide range of new homes for sale at the former colliery town of Hucknall, just seven miles north of Nottingham...

Once a prosperous mining town, Hucknall is overcoming the loss of this major industry with considerable redevelopment as a residential base and the building of many new homes, with its rail, tram and road links a fundamental attraction to homebuyers.

Former colliery sites, together with the old Rolls-Royce works where the vertical take-off and landing of aircraft was perfected, are being re-purposed with a mix of new build properties and complementary landscaped areas where residents can enjoy exercise and nature.

EssenceBestwood Village is one such place, its heritage as a miners’ area superceded by its current affluent reputation and Bestwood Country Park, a large area of multiple natural habitats and numerous footpaths, cycle routes and bridleways for the public to use.

Already boasting a mix of independent and national brand names, together with a weekly market and flea market, Hucknall’s town centre is also benefitting from a £12.9million investment which will involve a new road around it and the pedestrianisation of a part of the High Street.

With the M1 running just to the west of the town, there’s a convenient link to many major commercial centres throughout the East Midlands and further afield to the north and south. Hucknall also has a tram service and a station on the Robin Hood Line between Nottingham and Worksop, as well as numerous bus services. Together, these links make the town a good base for those needing local and national connections.

New homes currently for sale in Hucknall

National housebuilder Barratt Homes is selling a range of two, three- and four-bedroom homes on the second phase of its Merlin Park development. These new properties are just five minutes’ walk from the High Street and tram/bus links. Prices currently start at £175,995, with ‘Rochester’ and ‘Maidstone’ show homes open to view and various assistance schemes such as Help to Buy

Sister brand David Wilson Homes is also building in the area, its Papplewick Green development currently offering a choice of well-designed three- and four-bedroom homes from £199,995. 

Byrons Wood​Buyers at Bovis Homes’ Byrons Wood development also have Help to Buy, Home Exchange and Smooth Move schemes to consider with their purchase, and prices start at a competitive £111,995 for the mix of two-bedroom houses, three-bedroom cottages and townhouses and four- and five-bedroom family homes 

In the growing retirement sector, McCarthy & Stone is the market-leading brand and it is providing 37 apartments for over-60s, with one or two bedrooms, at Whyburn Court, priced from £150,450. There a marketing suite for the site at agent Bairstow Eves’ office in the High Street. The first homeowners will move in late summer this year.

Hawkers Place is a collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes from  Persimmon, again within easy reach of all the town’s shops and amenities on the former Rolls-Royce site. Priced from £139,995, these new homes are also well located for transport links and good schools. 

In Linby, on the northern outskirts of Hucknall, Strata is offering a range of high-quality semi-detached and detached homes at Essence, with prices starting at £259,995. It’s just 20 minutes on foot to the centre of town and a short drive from the station, with the 650 acres of Bestwood Country Park ten minutes away 

Bellway has a ‘Weston’ show home now open to demonstrate the quality of its three-, four- and five-bedroom homes at Abbey Fields. Priced from £184,995, these properties are available with a range of incentives, such as Help to Buy and the housebuilder’s own Part Exchange and Express Mover schemes.

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