With an achingly beautiful cathedral city and untold miles of gorgeous rolling countryside, Lincolnshire is full of quiet splendour. Here you’ll find plenty to excite any house hunter, from those looking for rural retreats to smart city living. Get a better sense of what this county can really offer by discovering some of the best new homes in Lincolnshire.
Where is Lincolnshire?
Lincolnshire is the second-largest county in England. You’ll find it in the East Midlands region. It has a long North Sea coastline that makes up its eastern border. Then, working around from south to north, it borders Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Rutland, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Why live in Lincolnshire?
As one of the larger counties in England, Lincolnshire packs in plenty of variety in potential lifestyles and properties. If you want to live by the sea, the Lincolnshire coastline has everything from charming coastal villages like Chapel St Leonards, to Skegness, one of the UK’s favourite fun-filled seaside resort towns.
If a historic cathedral city is more your speed, Lincoln itself is the answer. A fusion of Ancient Roman and Medieval influences has created one of the most characterful and visually inspiring cities in the country. The Lincoln Cliff splits the city into its Uphill and Downhill areas, each with its own distinct characteristics. Lincoln Cathedral juts dramatically from high above the city, making for an imposingly beautiful sight visible from miles away. The centre of Lincoln is a walker’s delight too, full of winding streets that host innumerable hidden gems beyond your average city high street. Just bear in mind that it’s seriously steep on the way up and down again!
As a largely arable and agricultural county, Lincolnshire is also full of peaceful villages set into a landscape of rolling greenery. This includes the Lincolnshire Wolds, a pristine area of outstanding natural beauty. This is where some of the best market towns and villages nestle into an idyllic landscape of tinkling streams, gentle hills and valleys. The likes of Louth, Horncastle, Spilsby and Woodhall Spa are just a few examples of the simple stunning locations on offer here.
Another big plus of living in Lincolnshire is the value for money on offer. As you’ll see in the next section, house prices are extremely competitive, even in the most desirable parts of the county.
What are average property prices in Lincolnshire like?
In December 2021, Zoopla recorded the average house price for Lincolnshire as nearly £235,000. Accordingly, this represents a rise of 1.35% since September 2021, and a rise of 3.2% since December 2020. Even with the boosted prices, this is still competitive when compared to the national average house price for England. The Office of National Statistics recorded this as £288,000 in September 2021, making Lincolnshire property £53,000 cheaper on average.
Even within this reasonable average for the county, you can find even more inexpensive property prospects. Buying a flat in Lincolnshire is highly affordable, with a current average of around £138,000. Terraced houses go for around £162,000 at the moment, again, according to Zoopla.
New homes in Lincolnshire: 5 best developments
Now you have a better idea of what the county can offer as a whole, let’s look at some specifics. The following list covers the current top 5 ranked developments on HomeViews. As always, we made this list purely based on the scores given by verified residents sharing their views on where they live.
If any of the individual developments pique your interest, just click on them. This will take you to their dedicated page. That being said, let’s take a look at some of the best new homes in Lincolnshire.
*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.
3.90 (16 reviews)
3.90 (16 reviews)
For our top-ranked development in Lincolnshire, we start off by the sea. Macaulay Park is a new development from Gleeson Homes, located in Grimsby, near Scunthorpe. It’s situated on the edge of the town centre, which gives residents access to everything the town offers, and the coast is within easy walking distance too. The comments section for Macauley Park is awash with compliments for the management team too, who apparently cannot do enough for you.
A more rural setting for number 2, Saxilby Heights offers a range of 3-5-bedroom homes in the Lincolnshire village of Saxilby. The development scores highly for its location, thanks to the good access to local amenities and the presence of lots of open green space. Homes here are well designed and offer sizeable gardens, and residents say they enjoy the landscaped areas and nicely spaced layout of the development, which gives it a more natural village-like feel.
In 3rd place, Havenfields is a new development from Jelson Homes, located in the Lincolnshire village of Waddington, less than six miles from Lincoln. This makes it an easy drive into the city for a day out or even for quick errands. Residents here are very appreciative of all the extra features of the well designed and delivered homes here. These include high-quality white goods, carpets and coverings, and the very efficient ‘Hive’ central heating systems.
3.83 (9 reviews)
3.83 (9 reviews)
Another spot in the Lincolnshire countryside, our 4th development is Eastfield Park, located in the semi-rural, residential area of Immingham. Homes here are described by verified residents as modern, light and airy, with well-fitted kitchens and good spacing in and between rooms. Immingham itself is close to the River Humber, with Hull easily accessible via the M180.
3.80 (10 reviews)
3.80 (10 reviews)
Our 5th spot goes to Tennyson Fields, a development consisting of 2-4-bedroom homes on the outskirts of the idyllic market town of Louth. Residents love the location, as Louth has everything you could want from a charming market town, and more, including an appealing range of independent retailers and weekly markets. There’s also lots of praise for the design and layout of both the homes and the overall development, which includes a large green suitable for children and dog owners.
Lincolnshire is a county that continues to offer up new and exciting property prospects on a regular basis. Keep checking back on this list for updated rankings as we get new reviews. If you want to know more about the county, check out the dedicated area guide below. Here you’ll find more information on different parts of the county, and a full list of new homes in Lincolnshire.
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