New build homes in Doncaster: 5 best developments

With the UK housing market on a steady price hike, finding desirable yet affordable homes isn’t always easy. Take a look at some of the best new build homes in Doncaster to find a way to square this circle. This historic town pairs heritage and accessibility in a way that makes it a solid buyers’ prospect.

Where is Doncaster?

Doncaster is one of the larger towns of the Yorkshire and Humber region of England. It’s situated just off the M1, and is nestled roughly between Leeds to the northwest and Sheffield to the southwest. Scunthorpe and the Humber estuary are east of Doncaster.

Why live in Doncaster?

Like any town following the ‘spine’ of England along the M1, Doncaster is an extremely accessible place to be. From here, it’s easy to launch out to major Northern and Midlands cities, as well as further reaches of the country via main motorways. This makes Doncaster a solid prospect for commuters, especially when you take its cheap housing market into consideration.

Accessing the great outdoors while living in Doncaster is also easy. It’s a town surrounded by great countryside attractions, such as the Yorkshire Wildlife Park which is teeming with activities.  The Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre is another attractive spot for water sports, camping and other outdoor pursuits.

As for the town itself, Doncaster is a regional hub in its own right. It offers a strong sense of history and heritage, particularly through its local market culture. The Wool Market, the beating heart of the Doncaster market scene, is now a very trendy local hangout offering no shortage of great places to eat, drink, shop and relax.

You’ll also find plenty of history bound up in Doncaster’s many listed buildings and heritage sites. From the ruined castle with its striking tower, to stately homes like Cusworth Hall and Brodsworth Hall, Doncaster is packed with stories from its impressive past.

Doncaster gets its name from the River Don flowing through it, offering residents plenty of scenic views and riverside walks. For something more lively, there’s always the races. Doncaster Racecourse is one of the most historic in Britain, hosting 36 events per year. This includes the prestigious Cazoo St Leger Festival in September, a highlight of the racing calendar.

What are average property prices in Doncaster like?

Doncaster remains a highly competitive property market at the moment, despite rising UK house prices. Over the past 12 months (up to Jan 2022), average house prices in Doncaster were £187,700, according to Zoopla.

When you break it down into different property types, you’ll find that Doncaster has even more attractive price averages to offer. During this period, semi-detached houses averaged £146,000, and £115,600 for terraced houses. Buying flats in Doncaster comes with an average price of just £95,900 today.

Compare this to the UK national house price average of £268,000 (recorded in October 2021 by the ONS) and Doncaster shows its true property purchasing potential.

New builds in Doncaster: 5 best developments

If the thought of combining history, accessibility and affordability sounds good, then take a closer look at Doncaster. The following are the best new homes in Doncaster, according to the people who live there. As always, we rank this list solely based on the scores given by verified residents.

In first place, Skylarks Grange also offers a selection of 2-4 bedroom homes, all of which are spacious, well-appointed and come with a high level of finish. The development itself is on the edge of Brodsworth, to the immediate northwest of Doncaster, providing residents with a countryside village setting with all the local amenities, as well as easy access to major urban hubs in the region.

Read reviews and details of Skylarks Grange, DN6

In second, Yew Gardens is situated just a few minutes from the A1(M), between Doncaster and Rotherham, giving residents easy access to both. There’s also the nearby villages of Bawtry and Tickhill, which offer an excellent range of restaurants and wine bars. The development itself features smart brick-built homes with spacious rooms and well-planned community roads and green spaces. Residents also rate the management team here, saying that issues are dealt with promptly.

Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Yew Gardens, DN12

Next up we have Kings Park, which is a development of 2-4-bedroom homes located in Stainforth, just seven miles from Doncaster, with plenty of amenities and travel links close by. Residents say that the property offering here represents excellent value for money, since the houses are built to a high standard, experience very few snags, and are managed by a great team from Gleeson Homes.

Read reviews and details of Kings Park, DN7

Our number 4 scheme in the Doncaster area is Dominion. It’s situated close to junction 3 of the M18, making it perfect for commuters with easy access to Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Leeds. The development offers a variety of 2-4-bedroom homes, and residents say that there is a fantastic family-friendly neighbourhood vibe here. They also say that the surrounding area is very attractive with well designed, planned and built homes, complete with ample parking for residents and guests.

Read reviews and details of Dominion, DN4

And finally, in 5th place is Willow Grange, another development of 2-4-bedroom homes. With its peaceful lakeside setting, the development scores very highly in the ‘location’ category, and residents have plenty of praise for the green spaces and nearby amenities.

Read reviews and details of Willow Grange, DN4

Interested in seeing more of Doncaster? Click the dedicated area guide of Yorkshire and the Humber below to find out more about what this great town has to offer, as well as other regional hotspots. Also, check back on this list for updates and new homes in Doncaster.

Sitting directly north of the East Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber has a history strongly connected to the steel, coal and farming industries. Although still a major player in the UK’s energy industry, the region is still adjusting to the move towards cleaner fuels Read more about Yorkshire and the Humber

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