North West New Homes Round-up

Posted 16 March 2020 by Rebecca Burns

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

Many parts of the UK are enjoying a burst of activity in the housing market – with prices in the North West expected to rise by 24% by 2024, according to a new report by Savills.

Many of the region’s cities offer an attractive package that combines a healthy work-life balance, a strong jobs market, and a reasonable house price to earnings ratio. Preston, along with many other pockets of the North West, is showing particular promise – with figures from the Land Registry revealing that homes in the city increased by an average of £1,194 in December.

Our latest selection of brand new developments highlights options across the North West with schemes to suit first time buyers as well as more substantial properties to cater for growing families who need to upsize.

Tayleur Leas in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside (St Modwen)

Set about 20 miles from both Manchester and Liverpool in the convenient market town of Newton-le-Willows, Tayleur Leas has some fantastic homes that will appeal to buyers at all stages of their lives. The location has become popular with commuters thanks to its proximity to the M6 and M62 motorways, and also the A580 East Lancashire Road, which passes close to the town. Newton-le-Willows and Earlestown railway stations have an efficient regional service offering regular trains to Liverpool, Manchester, St Helens, Warrington, Chester, West Yorkshire and along the North Wales coast to Llandudno.

The development is about 20 minutes’ walk from Newton-le-Willows, which has a good selection of local facilities including a variety of shops, pubs, and restaurants. There is a new Aldi Supermarket just across the road from Tayleur Leas, making weekly shops really easy, and St Helen's town centre is less than seven miles away, offering a further set of options. The homes feature higher ceilings and taller windows to maximise natural light sources, and Magnetic Plaster Walls to enable an empty room to immediately be filled with a wall full of personal mementos. Smart technology is included as standard, too, giving householders more control over their home, whether it’s security or heat management.

Prices: From £254,995. Find out more about Tayleur Leas at St Modwen Homes.


Walton Gardens in Hutton near Preston, Lancashire (Applethwaite Homes)

The last couple of four-bedroom homes at this development are now ready to move into, complete with carpets and stamp duty paid. Both of the properties are detached with integral garages, and with their flowing layout they would make ideal family homes. They feature traditional exterior designs, while inside each property has a modern, open plan dining kitchen area, a bay-fronted lounge, four bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus gardens to the front and rear.

All houses at Walton Gardens are freehold with a management charge of £155 per annum for the maintenance of the public open areas. The historic village of Hutton is just three miles south west of the thriving city of Preston. Home to several old houses and farms, some of which are Listed Buildings, it is bypassed by the A59 Preston to Liverpool road, which gives the village good connections with destinations like Preston and Southport. Regular bus services from Preston City Centre are provided by Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire, en route to Southport (service 2), Ormskirk (service 2A) and Liverpool (service X2).

Prices: £320,000. Find out more at


Palladian Gardens in Hooton, Wirral (Stewart Milne Homes)

In the charming village of Hooton, just five miles from the larger town of Ellesmere Port and eight miles from buzzing Chester, Palladian Gardens combines the best of rural and urban life, offering a mix of three-, four- and five-bedroom family homes. Ellesmere Port has a brilliant set of amenities to cater for everyday activities and essentials, while the nearby historic city of Chester is renowned for its fashionable shopping, wealth of historical attractions and wide variety of entertainment.

Situated on the Wirral Peninsula, Hooton is within easy striking distance of a whole host of leisure destinations including the beach, Chester Zoo, Blue Planet Aquarium in Ellesmere Port, and all the attractions of lively Liverpool, which is about 17 miles away by car. Hooton train station has frequent services to Liverpool Central, Chester and Ellesmere Port, while road commuters will find the M53 motorway near the village,and the A41 trunk road (between Birkenhead and Chester) also passes through the area. Families with children will find plenty of educational options in the local vicinity, with two of the nearest primary schools rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Prices: From £324,950 for a four-bed home. Five-bed options also available now. Three-bed options are yet to be released. Find out more at 


Canal Walks near Nantwich, Cheshire (Tesni Homes)

With more than half of the first phase now sold, this luxurious development in semi-rural Cheshire offers a collection of 14 superior, sustainably-designed, EPC 'A'-rated homes, each with four to five bedrooms. Situated just outside the historic market town of Nantwich, and within easy commuting distance of cities across the North West and Midlands, this exclusive development has lots to offer. Positioned on an enclosed driveway, all of the properties will incorporate extensive glazing, external cladding and large gardens, while some will also have balconies and lanterns. Solar panels on the roof generate clean, free electricity, and the homes also have energy efficient heat recovery ventilation systems (MVHR) and Electric Vehicle charging points.

Recycled plastic was used in the road construction, and the overall development is using natural materials as much as possible. Nantwich has a wealth of shops plus eight primary schools, two secondary schools, a college, a leisure centre with swimming pool, medical centres, a library, and one of the country's finest Medieval churches. There's beautiful rolling countryside all around, and local places of interest include the Nantwich Players Theatre, the Nantwich Museum and Dorfold Hall, a Grade I-listed Jacobean mansion which also hosts the annual Nantwich Show in its grounds. Despite its semi-rural appeal, Canal Walks is also in a great position for road and rail access to employment centres across the North West and the Midlands, plus excellent connections to London. Nantwich railway station is on the line from Manchester to Shrewsbury, while Crewe station is only 10 minutes away, with services to London and shortly to the high speed HS2 rail network.

Prices: Currently available homes are priced from £484,995 to £649,995 Find out more at 


Winfield Gardens in Allithwaite, Cumbria (Russell Armer Homes)

Two-, three- and four-bedroom homes are for sale in the small village of Allithwaite in South Lakeland, just over a mile west of Grange-over-Sands. Winfield Gardens will be made up of just 23 houses and bungalows on a self-contained cul-de-sac development, offering easy access to a whole array of local amenities. The scheme will feature attractive landscaping and an open space designed to create a ‘village green’ feel. Allithwaite has its own pub, well-regarded primary school (which is a 300 metre walk from Winfield Gardens), and church, while the nearby town of Grange-over-Sands has a broader range of facilities. These include a library, a doctor’s surgery, a post office, specialist shops and supermarkets. There's also a promenade, ornamental gardens and a choice of golf courses.

Commuters can use the town's railway station for connections to Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness to the west, and Lancaster, Preston, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport to the east. Also, Kent’s Bank railway station is less than a mile from Allithwaite, with a regular service connecting with the west coast mainline at Lancaster. For leisure time, less than two miles away there’s the village of Cartmel, a foodie’s dream – with well-respected restaurants, a famous priory and popular race weekends. Allithwaite is also an ideal base for those who enjoy exploring outdoors, with the beautiful landscapes and villages of the Lake District National Park close by.

Prices: To be confirmed. Find out more at


Arbor Gardens in Portinscale, Keswick, Cumbria (Atkinson Homes)

Energy efficient three-bedroom homes have just been released at this exclusive development made up of just three properties situated on the edge of Portinscale Village. The highly insulated new homes feature UPVC windows and composite doors, a natural slate roof and central heating via Air source heat pumps. This small development is in a popular yet peaceful Lake District location on the edge of the Lakeland village, with excellent transport links via the A66. It is close to the western shore of Derwentwater in the Lake District National Park, and about a mile and a half from the busy market town of Keswick with its many shops and facilities. Keswick is the home of the Theatre by the Lake, the Derwent Pencil Museum and the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, for starters, and the town also hosts a variety of annual events including the popular two-day Keswick Beer Festival.

Prices: On application. A local occupancy restriction applies at this development. Find out more at


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