New homes in Leicestershire: 10 best developments

On the hunt for a new home in Leicestershire but don’t know where to start looking? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll explore some key facts about the region and reveal the best developments around. How do we know which homes deserve a spot on our list? Our army of verified residents has been busy reviewing all the big-hitters in the county, ensuring our Top 10 is based on insider intelligence. Intrigued? Read on to learn more.

Where is Leicestershire?

Leicestershire is located in the heart of England, in the East Midlands. The county extends around 804 square miles and centres on the vibrant city of Leicester. Other large towns in the area include Loughborough, Market Harborough, Oadby, Lutterworth, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Coalville, Hinckley, Melton Mowbray, and Wigston. Heading clockwise around the map, the surrounding counties are Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, and Derbyshire.

Living in Leicestershire

So, what’s it like living in Leicestershire? In the centre, Leicester City acts as the county’s cultural mecca. Dotted around its largely rural landscape, charming market towns and peaceful villages showcase some of the fantastic produce the county is famous for. Leicestershire also claims the biggest covered outdoor market in Europe, Britain’s largest regional food festival and a thriving farming industry.

The area is popular for those who enjoy roaming the countryside or equestrian pursuits, so it’s no wonder field sports make a significant contribution to its rural economy. In contrast, Leicester and the larger towns are bustling hubs with a huge range of amenities between them – from theatres and musical venues to amazing restuarants and a range of independent and big-chain stores. The area is also home to renowned indepedent and grammar schools.

The M1 cuts through the county from north to south, providing a direct route to Nottingham and down to London. Meanwhile, the M69 links Leicester to Coventry. As well as this, the city’s railway runs regular services to London St Pancras (between 60 and 90 minutes), making the Capital very commutable. Near Castle Donington, you’ll find the East Midlands Airport, which offers low-cost flights to domestic and European destinations.

Leicestershire property prices

Leicestershire property prices have fallen 1.46 per cent in the last 12 months (November 2021). According to Zoopla, the average Leicestershire home costs around £255,217. Flats in Leicestershire sold for an average of £146,820, with terraced houses achieving £174,544. Semi-detached houses averaged at £213,078, while detached properties sold for £361,169.

What about rentals? According to Home, the current average monthly rent (November 2021) is £903, with the median average around £750 PCM. One-bedroom homes cost around £621 PCM, while five-bedroom properties came in at £1,416 PCM.

New build homes in Leicestershire: Top 10 developments

So, which new build homes in Leicester have made it into our Top 10? Our verified HomeViews residents rate developments based on their facilities, design, location, value and management. Let’s find out who beat the competition.

Introducing our top-rated development – Rothley Meadow by William Davis. Situated at the edge of Rothley village, the properties feature easy access to the River Soar.

Read reviews and details of Rothley Meadow, LE7

4.56 (113 reviews)
4.56 (113 reviews)

In second place, The Wullcomb is a rental development in the heart of Leicester, managed by Way of Life. The building’s 297 apartments have a mix of spacious Manhattan studios alongside one and two-bedroom apartments.

Residents have the option of choosing a furnished or unfurnished apartment. Additionally, there are a wide range of facilities and amenities on site. These include a 24h concierge service, secure car parking and bicycle storage, a rooftop terrace, a shared kitchen and a dining space with a modern lounge, and a private theatre room.

Read reviews and details of The Wullcomb, LE1

In at number three, Collingsgate offers three and four-bedroom new homes for sale in Coalville. Each features bifold doors, exclusive kitchen designs, and integrated appliances.

Coalville is a vibrant market town situated on the north-western side of Leicestershire and a popular commuter location. The town is conveniently located near the M1 and M42, which provide onward travel to all major Midlands destinations, including Leicester, Derby, Nottingham and Birmingham.

Read reviews and details of Collingsgate, LE67

Taking the fourth spot on our list, Wellington Place is a new development by William Davis situated in the town of Market Harborough – just over an hour’s train journey from London.

Read reviews and details of Wellington Place, LE16

4.25 (11 reviews)
4.25 (11 reviews)

Located on the outskirts of Leicester and bang in the middle of our list, Cottage Farm features three and four-bedroom bedroom houses for sale in Oadby. Cottage Farm enjoys the benefits of a charming town, excellent transport links and good local amenities right on your doorstep.

Read reviews and details of Cottage Farm, LE2

At number six, Spires View is a collection of three and four-bedroom homes in the village of Blackfordby, Leicestershire. Surrounded by countryside, this Davidsons Homes development also lies within easy reach of amenities and transport links.

Read reviews and details of Spires View, DE11

Ten Locks Village is our seventh most popular development. Choose from a range of three, four and five-bedroom homes for sale in Market Harborough. Each home features bifold doors, exclusive kitchen designs and boutique bathrooms. Ideally located for families, Ten Locks Village is within the catchment area for good primary and secondary schools.

Read reviews and details of Ten Locks Village, LE16

Station Lane – by Jelson Homes – sits on the edge of the village of Asfordby next to open countryside, within travel proximity to Melton, Loughborough and Leicester. Our residents have voted the development into eighth place.

Read reviews and details of Station Lane, LE14

3.88 (10 reviews)
3.88 (10 reviews)

In at number nine, you’ll find Portlands by Avant Homes nestled in a semi-rural location close to local schools and shopping facilities. Each home features bifold doors, exclusive kitchen designs and integrated appliances.

The nearby towns of Chesterfield and Worksop are also within easy reach. The M1 is less than 3 miles away, while Creswell Railway Station runs regular services to Worksop and Nottingham.

Read reviews and details of Portlands, S80

Securing its place in our Top 10, Fieldfare by Jelson Homes lies on the edge of Mountsorrel, just off the A6 between Leicester and Loughborough.

Read reviews and details of Fieldfare, LE12

Still not sure where to buy or rent in Leicestershire? Visit our regional guide below to discover more top-rated developments in the area.

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