New homes in Derbyshire: 10 best developments

Home of the Peak District, Derbyshire is a prime piece of the East Midlands that keeps attracting attention from buyers and renters alike. If you’re considering a move to this part of the country, its property market has a lot to offer. Take a look at some of the best new homes in Derbyshire, as rated by verified residents on HomeViews.

Where is Derbyshire?

Derbyshire is one the East Midlands counties of England. You’ll find it nestled in between the Greater Manchester area and Yorkshire to the north, Nottinghamshire to the east, Cheshire and Staffordshire to the west and southwest, with Leicestershire to the southeast.

This puts Derbyshire right in the middle of a wide range of desirable regions ranging across the spine of England.

Why live in Derbyshire?

First and foremost, Derbyshire is an accessible county. There’s lots to enjoy here, while giving easy access to its neighbouring counties too. Derby itself is just off the M1, and the wider county enjoys excellent access to various key A-roads, such as the A50.

Another major attraction of Derbyshire is how green it is. It contains the majority of the Peak District National Park, which is widely considered to be one of the most uniquely beautiful parts of the UK. Most of the county is also made up of rolling hills and uplands, meaning that you’re never far from a spectacular view.

There’s also plenty of innovation and opportunity to enjoy in Derbyshire. Derby has formed a strong reputation as an innovation hub, and hosts a rising number of tech firms and startups. Plenty of major international companies hold a key presence here too, such as Rolls-Royce, Bombardier and Toyota.

What are average property prices in Derbyshire like?

In late November 2021, the average house price in Derbyshire was just over £237,000. Even though this represents a rise of 2.72% during the past 12 months, it’s still a highly competitive price average. Compared against the national house price average for England of nearly £271,500 (in mid-2021), this is around £34,500 less.

New homes in Derbyshire: 10 best developments

Now that you know the general outline of Derbyshire, let’s get stuck into some particulars. The following is a list of the top-ranked developments in the county. As usual, we rank these developments purely on the scores given by verified residents.  

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how recently reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. More recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.

Our number 1 development in Derbyshire is so close to the Leicestershire border that it has an ‘LE’ postcode! Ashby Gardens is a collection of 3-5-bedroom homes situated in the market town of Ashby de la Zouch. It is well placed for commuters, with good access to Derby, Birmingham and Leicester. Residents love the design and facilities available here, as well as the highly convenient and attractive location.

Read reviews and details of Ashby Gardens, LE65

Next, we head a little up the road to Hilton village, which is just north of Burton upon Trent and only 9 miles from Derby city centre. The development, Hilton Valley is a new addition under the ownership of by St Modwen Homes, offering semi-detached and terraced properties. All houses come with good sized rooms and plenty of storage space, while most have spacious gardens and driveways too.

Read reviews and details of Hilton Valley, DE65

At number 3, Mulberry Place is a new development of 2-4-bedrooms, located in the south part of Derby, close to Stenson. There’s a great mix of house designs here, while all homes have front and back gardens and driveways. The comments section for this development is chock-full of compliments for the build quality and commitment of the management team.

Read reviews and details of Mulberry Place, DE24

Our fourth spot is just slightly west of Derby, but still only 5 miles from the city centre, combining country living with city convenience. Manor Farm Fields is a new collection of 2-4- bedroom homes for sale in Mickleover.

Read reviews and details of Manor Farm Fields, DE3

4.08 (21 reviews)
4.08 (21 reviews)

The middle placement on this list goes to Belong, a new development by Strata situated on the edge of Eckington village, just 8 miles from Sheffield and 7 miles from Chesterfield. The homes here have a fresh Scandi-inspired look and feel, and the management team are repeatedly complimented by residents for their after-sales care with snagging issues etc.

Read reviews and details of Belong, S21

At number 6, Durose Country Park, by Redrow Homes, features a collection of 2-4-bedroom homes in Derby. Residents here benefit from being close to Derby Centre and its many attractions and amenities. It’s also close to Derby station, which has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK.

Read reviews and details of Durose Country Park, DE21

3.88 (10 reviews)
3.88 (10 reviews)

For the 7th spot, Portlands is located in a semi-rural location that’s convenient for accessing the local schools and shopping facilities, with nearby towns Chesterfield and Worksop also within easy reach. The M1 is less than 3 miles away, while Creswell Railway Station is also nearby, with regular services to Worksop and Nottingham. Each home features bi-fold doors, exclusive kitchen designs and integrated appliances.

Read reviews and details of Portlands, S80

Ranked 8th, Meadow View features a handsome collection of 2-4-bedroom homes on the edge of Shirebrook, though the town centre is just a short drive away. There’s a great with a range of local shops and a train station that provides regular services into Nottingham.

Read reviews and details of Meadow View, NG20

Model Walk is situated in the village of Cresswell, has many amenities nearby and is close to the Derbyshire countryside. Several enthusiastic reviewers praise the aesthetically pleasing design, spacious layout (many with open-plan arrangements) and sizeable gardens and excellent views of the surrounding Derbyshire countryside.

Read reviews and details of Model Walk, S80

For our final stop on this property-based tour of Derbyshire, we head to Egstow Park in Clay Cross, which is about six miles from Chesterfield. The development scores highly for design, location and value for money, as residents enjoy their new-build homes to the fullest.

Read reviews and details of Egstow Park, S45

If you would like to take a closer look at the Derbyshire property market, our area guide below is a great place to start. Here you’ll find plenty of new homes in Derbyshire, with all developments following the same resident-feedback based ranking system.

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