New homes in Lancashire: 10 best developments

From rolling hills and deep forests to windswept coastline and historic towns, Lancashire has it all. If you’re looking to settle westwards in the North of England and fancy a slice of the good life, this could be the place for you. Join us on a trip across this richly storied county, to find the best new homes in Lancashire.

Where is Lancashire?

Lancashire is a county of North West England which borders Cumbria to the north, Greater Manchester and Merseyside to the south, and North and West Yorkshire to the east. It also enjoys a gorgeous western coastline looking out onto the Irish Sea.

Why live in Lancashire?

Lancashire offers an attractive mix of picturesque rural living, but with lots of big cities on your doorstep. If you want to commute to the likes of Manchester, Liverpool or Leeds, while enjoying natural beauty all around you at home, Lancashire is a great option.

There’s also plenty of variety of living environments and lifestyles within the county itself. There’s Preston and Lancaster as the main urban centres, not to mention the ever-popular seaside town of Blackpool.

Further away from the big towns and suburbs, you’ll find no end of pretty villages and hamlets nestled into the Lancashire countryside. The coastline is also full of popular locations, ranging from bigger towns like Morecambe and Lytham St Anne’s, to more modest Silverdale. The latter is part of Arnside and Silverdale, one of Lancashire’s two areas of outstanding natural beauty. The other is the Forest of Bowland.

There’s also excellent coverage of both ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ Ofsted-rated schools across much of the county. This, together with the beautiful surroundings, rich heritage and friendly people, makes Lancashire a prime spot for families.

What are average property prices in Lancashire like?

Lancashire is a comparatively inexpensive county to buy residential property. At the time of writing, December 2021, the average house price for Lancashire was almost £189,000. This is a full £75,000 less than the UK average house price, which was recorded as £264,000 in August 2021.

You can find a wide range of property types available in Lancashire, from sprawling period homes to smart new-build apartments. Currently, flats in Lancashire sell for around £136,500, while terraced houses go for close to £120,000.

New homes in Lancashire: 10 best developments

If the thought of living in Lancashire appeals, then it’s time to see what resident reviewers on HomeViews think of where they live. The following are the top-rated property developments across the county, and

*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.

Number one on our list is Queen Victoria Place. Located just outside of Blackburn, it really does have has something to offer everyone. This well-connected new development benefits from excellent transport links, good schools and multiple nearby shopping outlets. This includes Blackburn’s largest retail park “The Mall”, which is only 1 mile away.

Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Queen Victoria Place, BB2

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4.21 (31 reviews)

Beacon Park closely follows at number 2. This prime development is located in the semi-rural village of Catterall, giving residents fantastic rural views and lifestyle trappings, while also providing excellent links to Preston via the easy connection to the M6.

Read reviews and details of Beacon Park, PR3

In third, Canal Walk is another semi-rural development offering the desirable mix of tranquil countryside surroundings but with easy access to key roads. Situated in the village of Hapton, the development is surrounded by countryside, but its residents can quickly connect to nearby Burnley and Blackburn via the M65. Hapton train station is also just a short walk away, with hourly trains to Burnley.

Read reviews and details of Canal Walk, BB12

Next, we move into the heart of the county to find Oaktree Grange ranked at number 4. This development offers 3-4-bedroom homes near Clayton-Le-Woods, which is close to a number of picturesque Lancashire villages and has easy access to the M6. Residents here love the convenience and design of this development. Also, it’s within easy reach of local amenities and various commuter connections.

Read reviews and details of Oaktree Grange, PR25

The Woodlands, ranked 5th, offers a range of spacious 2-4-bedroom homes in the northern part of Skelmersdale, outside Wigan. It is located on the edge of the countryside but only a short drive from the railway station which offers regular services to Southport, Manchester and Leeds. Residents describe The Woodlands as a quiet, friendly and welcoming place that is great for children.

Read reviews and details of The Woodlands, WN8

Next, we’re heading towards the coast to find Moorfield Park, which offers a range of 2-5-bedroom homes, built with modern living in mind and delivered to very high standards. The charming market town of Poulton-le-Fylde has much to offer with cafes, boutiques and a monthly farmers’ market. Blackpool, and all its seaside festivities, are just a short drive 10-15-minute drive away too.

Read reviews and details of Moorfield Park, FY6

Oak Leigh Gardens by Redrow Homes is nicely nestled in between Pendle Hill and the Forest of Bowl, in the rural Ribble Valley. As well as being in one of the most attractive rural settings in the county, the development is also within easy reach of various Lancashire towns and major cities over the border. The homes themselves have modern, family-friendly interiors, and residents describe them as being delivered to a high specification, while retaining plenty of character – something that’s not always found in new builds.

Read reviews and details of Oak Leigh Gardens, Barrow, BB7

At number 8, Blackfield Green is located in the village of Warton, within nine miles of the county’s urban centres of Blackpool and Preston. This makes it an excellent base for travel throughout the North West. The village also offers two pubs, two primary schools and a small selection of shops, all of which are under a 10-minute walk away.

Read reviews and details of Blackfield Green, PR4

The penultimate prospect on our top-10 list, The Sycamores is located on the outskirts of Feniscowles, offering a pretty countryside setting but with very easy access to the M65. There’s a range of 3-5-bedroom homes here, and the open-plan interiors provide flexible living and high-quality specifications throughout.

Read reviews and details of The Sycamores, BB2

Finally, the number 10 spot goes to D’Urton Manor, which offers 3-5-bedroom homes with open-plan living areas, spacious master bedrooms with en-suites, and off-street parking. D’Urton Manor is located in the northern part of Fulwood, which itself is just north of Preston. This gives the development excellent transport links, primarily the M6.

Read reviews and details of D’Urton Manor

Hopefully, our top-10 list of the best new homes in Lancashire will have given you plenty of food for thought. If you want to explore this attractive county further, our area guide below is a great place to find more information, and more developments.

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