North West New Homes Round-up - The Latest New Build Homes in the Region

Posted 12 August 2019 by Rebecca Burns

The WhatHouse? team picks its current favourites from the selection of new homes for sale in the North West of England...

The North West has recently witnessed the biggest growth in house prices of all regions in England, according to a report by the Land Registry and Office for National Statistics.

Across the country as a whole, average prices increased by 1.2% to £229,000 in May compared to this time last year, whereas those in the North West rose by 3.4%.

The strength of the region’s market is said to be down to low unemployment and relatively low interest rates, which are leading to high demand from buyers.

Our latest round-up of new developments in Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and Cumbria features some affordable options, some great starter home possibilities, and a selection of high-end, luxurious properties.

Hamlet Woods in Prescot, Merseyside (Taylor Wimpey)

Hamlet Woods (Taylor Wimpey)This collection of three- and four-bedroom homes is situated in the Merseyside town of Prescot. There is a good set of modern amenities close by, including supermarkets, shops and other stores. Cables Retail Park is less than a mile away from Hamlet Woods, for example, with a 24-hour Tesco supermarket plus Next, JD Sports, TK Maxx, Boots, M&S and other shops.

The development is very accessible, too, with Prescot railway station just a mile away, offering services to nearby towns and cities including Liverpool. For commuters by road there are numerous good links as well easy access to the M57 and M62 motorways.

Prescot itself has an historic connection with William Shakespeare. Situated about eight miles east of Liverpool city centre, it has its own museum, which houses a permanent exhibition about the history of clock- and watch-making in the town, and several temporary exhibitions each year. The Georgian building also houses Knowsley Council's Arts and Events Service. Other local attractions include Knowsley Safari Park, which forms part of the famous estate of Lord Derby on the edge of town. Prescot also hosts a number of arts and other cultural events throughout the year, including the annual 10-day Prescot Festival of Music and the Arts and the Elizabethan Fayre.

Prices: £171,995 to £212,995.

Find out more about Taylor Wimpey

Kingshill in Huncoat in Accrington, Lancashire (Morris Homes)

Kingshill (Morris Homes)This collection of three- and four-bedroom homes in a semi-rural location aims to combine timeless character with a high specification modern design.

Situated just a short distance from the Lancashire town of Accrington, there are many other key towns and cities within easy striking distance, such as Blackburn (about four miles away), Burnley (six miles), Preston (13 miles) and Manchester city centre (20 miles).

Ideal for families, there are some great schools nearby as well as beautiful local scenery. The historic town of Clitheroe with its 12th century Norman castle is just a ten minute drive away over Pendle Hill, while local Peel Park offers attractive woodlands and pleasant walks.

Commuters will enjoy easy access to the M65 at Junction 8 onto the Accrington Bypass and the A56, plus trains from Huncoat and Accrington stations are also close by.

Prices: From £207,750.

Find out more about Kingshill from Morris Homes

Clevelands in Bolton, Greater Manchester (Jones Homes)

Clevelands (Jones Homes)Luxury two-bedroom apartments are ready to move into at Clevelands in the former mill town of Bolton in Greater Manchester.

The 12 upmarket apartments in Marlowe House are set within the peaceful and carefully landscaped grounds of Clevelands, a wider development of townhouses and apartments. Built to high standards and designed for convenient modern living, these new apartments look set to appeal to first time buyers as well as downsizers. Each is light and airy, and offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Clevelands is situated in a handy position just west of the town centre, offering easy access to all of Bolton's shops, entertainment and amenities as well as the M61. Connections to Manchester, Merseyside and Yorkshire are all straightforward. Nearby, the West Pennine Moors are the perfect place to escape to during leisure time, with 90 square miles of moorlands, valleys, farmland and reservoirs to explore. The area is also home to country parks, museums, canal-side walks, leisure facilities and heritage attractions.

Prices: Currently available homes are priced from £239,950.

Find out more about Jones Homes

Squirrel Close in Yanwath, Penrith, Cumbria (Russell Armer)

Squirrel Close (Russell Armer)With just one four-bedroom home available, this development is made up of a collection of just eight three- and four-bedroom detached homes in a tiny rural hamlet, some with pastoral views.

The historic village of Yanwath is, however, very accessible for both town and country, with great transport links, its own village inn and primary school, and easy road connections to the bustling market town of Penrith, which is less than three miles away. Pooley Bridge is a four and a half mile drive away, on the eastern edge of Ullswater in the stunning Lake District National Park. There is good local secondary school provision, too, and lots of opportunities for recreation and leisure, both indoors and outdoors.

When it comes to commuting, Penrith provides direct access to the M6, while its railway station is on the west coast main line with services that stop at Carlisle (16 minutes) and Kendal (24 minutes).

Price: £400,000 for Plot 8, a four-bedroom detached house with garage on a large corner plot.

Find out more at or call 01539 724282.

Kings Moat Garden Village in Chester, Cheshire (Taylor Wimpey)

One brand new residential development to look out for in the near future in the historic city of Chester is Kings Moat Garden Village, which housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has now received planning permission for. This will include a significant proportion of affordable housing.

Kings Moat Garden Village will be made up of 513 homes on land situated opposite Chester Business Park and The King's School. It will incorporate a wide range of homes to suit buyers at different stages in their lives, including one- and two-bedroom apartments and two-, three-, four and five-bedroom homes. The site will provide areas of Public Open Space for the area's residents to enjoy.

The location will make it easy for residents to access jobs and services throughout North Wales and the North West of England. A Park & Ride site is just south of the housing site which, combined with the excellent public transport provision along Wrexham Road, offers residents superb sustainable commuting options to Chester, Wrexham and many other destinations in the region, There's also the option of using trains from Chester's railway station, just three miles to the north of Kings Moat Garden Village, which has direct services to North Wales and the North West of England.

Prices: To be confirmed, but will include affordable options.

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