North West New Homes Round-up – Top Current New Builds in The Region

Posted 21 November 2017 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 of England – including property hotspots such as Liverpool, Manchester and Preston – offers some great investment potential when it comes to residential property.

We've put together a round-up of new developments in the region to suit first-time buyers making their first step onto the property ladder, as well as investors and homeowners looking to upsize to accommodate a growing family.

We offer inspiration across the region – with sites in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cumbria, Cheshire and Lancashire.


Booth Hall in Blackley, Greater Manchester (Taylor Wimpey)

Booth HallPopular with commuters and just a few miles from Manchester city centre, Blackley is the location for Booth Hall: a development of two-, three- and four-bedroom new homes in a range of mews, semi-detached, townhouse and detached designs.

Just across the road is Boggart Hole Clough, a spacious country park hosting a good choice of activities for everyone to enjoy. There are walks through ancient woodland, boating on the lake, a bowling green, tennis courts, an athletics track and a children’s play area, amongst other options.

This city suburb to the north of Manchester is home to many local shops along Victoria Avenue, alongside a large Sainsbury’s supermarket and a wide selection of primary and secondary schools for children of all ages. Regular buses and Metro services take you into Manchester city centre.

Prices: From £202,995

Find out more about Taylor Wimpey’s Greater Manchester developments


Gateacre in Liverpool, Merseyside (Countryside Properties)

GateacreAbout six miles from Liverpool city centre in the leafy and desirable suburb of Gateacre, this development will be made up of three-, four- and five-bedroom detached and semi-detached homes.

The suburb is bordered by the the areas of Calderstones, Childwall and Woolton, and is within very easy reach of all the shops, businesses and entertainment venues of the city centre – while also providing superb commuter links to the regional motorway network. The closest train station is Hunts Cross, three miles away. Liverpool Lime Street, in the city centre, is a 14-minute journey away. From there London Euston can be reached within two hours 15 minutes via a direct train.

There are plenty of schools near the development, including the Ofsted "Outstanding"-rated Booker Avenue Infant and New Park Primary schools. And when it comes to shopping and leisure, the well-established Gateacre Village is just around the corner for shops, pubs and a village green, while a mile away Woolton is home to bistros, coffee shops, gastro pubs and banks.

Prices: From £244,950

Find out more at www.countryside-properties.com ; 07764 810904


The Oaks in Clifton near Penrith, Cumbria (Story Homes)

The OaksSituated in the pleasant village of Clifton on the edges of the Lake District National Park, these high specification four- and five-bedroom homes are finished in an attractive mix of stone, brick and render using designs that reflect the architecture of the local area. The properties offer up to 1,905 sq ft in size, and have been designed to maximise natural light and make clever use of space. Individually-designed kitchens and luxurious bathrooms give the interiors a sumptuous feel, while outside the entire development has been planned with the outdoors in mind, within an attractive landscaped setting.

Clifton is in an accessible location for road links and local amenities. The M6 motorway, A6 and A66 are close by and the West Coast railway line runs through Penrith, which is about three miles away.

For leisure time, Lowther village is close by offering great swathes of parkland, walks and cycling routes with a newly-opened ‘Lost Castle’ adventure playground for children. Brougham Castle, King Arthur’s Round Table and Mayburgh Henge are all within two miles of Clifton, and Penrith is home to a golf course, a castle, tennis courts, a bowling green, many shops, and a variety of supermarkets, pubs and restaurants.

Prices: From £274,950

Find out more at www.storyhomes.co.uk ; 07890 598327


Chatsworth Grange in Marple, Cheshire (Morris Homes)

Chatsworth GrangeOn the edge of the beautiful Peak District, this collection of homes is situated in the desirable village of Marple, surrounded by landscaped grounds, and within easy reach of the village's schools, shops, pubs and leisure facilities.

Marple is full of character, with a strong community spirit. It also benefits from great transport links. Manchester is only a 25 minute train ride from Marple station, and Stockport can be reached in 15 minutes by car. Junction 27 of the M60 is only a 20-minute drive away, providing access right across the North West, while for leisure trips the Peak District is on your doorstep - and Kinder Scout, a moorland plateaux famous amongst walkers, is a 25-minute car ride away.

Prices: Three-bedroom homes from £284,750

Find out more at www.morrishomes.co.uk ; 0161 464 6512


Bridge View Close in Longton near Preston, Lancashire (Spring Hill Developments)

Bridge View CloseIn the thriving and historic village of Longton, about five miles from Preston city centre, this small development of just nine plots includes five different house styles each offering either four or five bedrooms – with just two properties now available.

Ideal for families, the village is home to two primary schools with ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted ratings, as well as surrounding villages offering nine other primary schools and four high schools, all of which are within easy travelling distance.

Commuters will find excellent transport links via the A59 to Preston city centre or Southport and surrounding areas, and the motorway is close by for journeys further afield.

Longton is also home to a great selection of independent stores, coffee shops and a large convenience store situated right in the heart of the village – plus pubs, restaurants and the Longton Brickcroft nature reserve.

Prices: From £480,000

Find out more at sh-developments.co.uk ; 07540 123987


Silk Waters Green in Macclesfield, Cheshire (Barratt Homes)

Silk Waters Green​Currently under development, this new site from Barratt will ultimately offer 150 brand new homes including a wide choice of two-, three- and four-bedroom properties.

With tree-lined streets and a new, well-equipped play park, it promises to be a very family-friendly development that is ideal for buyers with small children. Ash Grove Primary and Nursery are a short walk away from Silk Waters Green, for example, while it is also only a mile from South Park, and 20 minutes' drive from Macclesfield Forest – offering plenty of potential for leisure activities.

There are simple transport links in the area, too, to make commutes to neighbouring towns easy – and you can even reach Manchester City centre in half-an-hour by train.

Prices: To be confirmed.

Find out more about Silk Waters Green from Barratt Homes


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