North West new homes round-up – top current new builds in the region

Posted 21 August 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...

With a lack of affordability in London and many of the UK's regions, a growing number of prospective buyers – including home movers, property investors and first time buyers - are turning their attention to England’s North West, where the prospects for capital growth seem far more enticing.

Property hotspots include Manchester, Liverpool and Preston, while buyers who are searching for a home in a smaller town, a village, or a rural area will often find very attractive levels of affordability.

From starter homes to suit buyers on a restricted budget right through to top-end detached properties, here's our latest selection of interesting housing developments currently available across the North West – including sites in in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire and Cumbria.

Brindley Gardens in Rochdale, Greater Manchester (Barratt Homes)

Brindley Gardens (Barratt Homes)Ideal for first-time buyers eager to get on the property ladder, Brindley Gardens at Kingsway in Rochdale incorporates energy-efficient two- and three-bedroom homes situated close to a good selection of schools.

Nestled at the foothills of the South Pennines on the River Roch, the former mill town of Rochdale is just over five miles north west of Oldham and just less than 10 miles north east of Manchester.

The location of Brindley Gardens offers residents easy rail and road links for speedy access to both Rochdale and Manchester: commutes are made easy thanks to the proximity of Metrolink, for example, while the M62 provides connections to the motorway network. Back at home, there are cafés, parks and shops practically on the development's doorstep, and pleasant walks nearby along the Rochdale Canal.

Prices: From £157,995 to £189,995.

View more developments from Barratt Homes

Poppy Fields in Maghull, Merseyside (Persimmon Homes)

Poppy Fields (Persimmon Homes)With only three-bedroom properties currently available, but four- and five-bedroom houses set to be released in the future, this development is just ten miles north of Liverpool, placing it within approximately a 25-minute commute of the city centre.

The area offers superb transport links by both road and rail, and there is a good selection of amenities close to Poppy Fields in Maghull itself - such as Central Square Shopping Centre, which is in the original town centre, and is known locally as 'the square'. A little further away in Liverpool there are countless leisure and business opportunities, including a fantastic choice of shops, tourist attractions and entertainment venues – while along the North West's coastline there are vast sandy beaches and seaside resorts to visit.

Prices: Starting from £171,995.

Find out more about Poppy Fields from Persimmon Homes

Bluebell Walk in Blackburn, Lancashire (Wain Homes)

Bluebell Walk (Wain Homes)This brand new semi-rural development offers a selection of luxurious and highly energy efficient four- and five-bedroom family homes in a range of different styles.

The location is surrounded by woodlands and enjoys views across the south western fringes of Blackburn, yet is only two miles from the town centre and all its amenities - with schools, medical services and many other facilities close by. The convenient location looks likely to make Bluebell Walk popular amongst commuters, as it is also within easy reach of the motorway network. Cherry Tree railway station is about a mile to the north; there are local bus services along nearby Livesey Branch Road; and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath provides an off-carriageway cycle link between the local area and Blackburn town centre.

In Blackburn itself there is a wide choice of shops and plenty of arts and entertainment venues, from three major theatres to the 12-screen cinema complex and many leisure and fitness centres.

Prices: From £194,950.

Find out more at or call 07932 650299.

Willow Vale in Westbrook in Warrington, Cheshire (Bloor Homes)

Willow Vale (Bloor Homes)Three-, four- and five-bedroom semi-detached and detached homes are for sale in Warrington, just four miles from the town centre and close to the excellent shopping facilities and amenities of Westbrook.

Offering modern, open plan living, the development now has two show homes open for viewing by prospective buyers.

The location is very convenient for commuters, with connections to the M6, M62 and M56 motorway network just minutes away, and train stations a short car journey away offering services to Chester, Manchester and London. There are also two major airports within striking distance: Liverpool, 15 miles away, and Manchester, 20 miles away.

Families with children will also find plenty of schooling options in the local area. There are three local primary schools rated good by Ofsted, for example, and secondary schools just a short bus ride away.

Prices: From £199,999 to £349,999.

Find out more at or call 01925 398537.

Ash Tree Park in Kendal, Cumbria (Story Homes)

Ash Tree Park (Story Homes)For buyers with a more generous budget, this development of 'Prestige' specification two-, three- and four-bedroom homes is situated in the attractive market town of Kendal, less than a mile away from the Lake District National Park boundary.

In a blend of natural limestone and render finishes, the apartments plus terraced, semi-detached and detached homes have all been designed to be in keeping with the area's architectural heritage, yet at the same time they cater for modern lifestyles. Story Homes' 'Prestige' specification offers high quality with appliances, fittings and fixtures from leading manufacturers.

Kendal itself is a thriving town close to stunning Lakeland countryside. It has a pedestrian-friendly route around the shops and retail centres of the town centre, such as the Westmorland Shopping Centre, and there are heaps of bars, restaurants, museums, galleries and other cultural venues to keep residents busy. There is a primary school within a 15-minute walk of the development, and commuters will find excellent transport links via road and rail - with Junction 6 of the M6 only eight miles away, and the A6 also passing through the town centre.

Prices: From £489,995.

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