New homes in Northamptonshire: 5 best developments

Rolling English countryside, great walks and inviting pubs – this is just a taste of what Northamptonshire has to offer. If you’re looking for easy access to the greener parts of England, but still want to be in the thick of the action, this could be the county for you. Let’s take a look at some of the best new homes in Northamptonshire – according to the residents who live there.

Where is Northamptonshire?

Northamptonshire is part of the East Midlands region of England. You can find it right in the heart of the country, surrounded by no fewer than eight other counties. Moving clockwise from the north – Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.

Why live in Northamptonshire?

Living in Northamptonshire means that you’re right in the middle of everything. The whole of England is accessible thanks to the county’s great road, rail and even air transport links.

Within the county itself, there are plenty of urban and rural gems. Northamptonshire’s towns and villages provide a classic English countryside image. The traditional Hornton stone used throughout the area is particularly lovely, giving properties a sense of timeless charm.

This is not to say that Northamptonshire is sleepy – it has plenty of bustling market towns like Wellingborough and Kettering, not to mention Northampton itself. In both cases, you will find Northamptonshire’s urban settings to be full of character, brimming with independent shops and restaurants, set among vibrant local art and culture scenes.

Northamptonshire is also a big draw for families with children of school-going age. The county has many of the best private and state schools in the country, offering an excellent range of ‘outstanding’ and ‘good’ Ofsted-rated establishments.

What are average property prices in Northamptonshire like?

As well as having a middle England location, Northamptonshire is also a mid-range property market in terms of price. At the time of writing (December 2021), the average house price in Northamptonshire was nearly £272,000. This is a touch under England’s national average of £281,000, recorded in August 2021 by the ONS.

It’s worth noting that there is plenty of variety in Northamptonshire’s residential market, so this average covers a broad range of property types. Grand period properties set into the rural countryside and popular villages will be much more expensive. However, flats in Northamptonshire are much cheaper. They have a current average of around £150,000, while terraced houses are closer to £195,000.

New homes in Northamptonshire: 5 best developments

Now it’s time to see what verified residents on HomeViews think of their new homes in Northamptonshire. The following list ranks the top developments in the county, as determined by the scores given by reviewers.

So let’s jump in and see if there’s anything in this East Midlands county that strikes your fancy.

*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.

Top of the table for Northamptonshire is Wendelburie Rise by Bovis Homes, which sits on the eastern edge of the historic town of Wellingborough. Residents benefit from a wide range of 1-5-bed homes on offer, with plenty of variety on style, design and layout options. In addition, there are new leisure, retail and office spaces being constructed. New public parks and schools are also being built for the wider Stanton Cross development, so the entire area is undergoing rapid transformation. Stanton Cross residential areas are divided into 5 phases, each with their own unique character, and Wendelburie Rise is set within the first phase.

Read reviews and details of Wendelburie Rise, NN8

In second place, Heartlands is a development by Jelson Homes situated in the Priors Hall Park development in Corby, another characterful market town with proximity to the A43 and A47. This puts it within easy reach of Kettering and Northampton – ideal for commuters and days out. The development is still expanding, but already has a school, nursery, barber’s shop, a small Sainsbury’s, vets and a coffee shop that is very popular with residents here.

Read reviews and details of Heartlands at Priors Pall Park, NN17

Our third spot goes to The Furlongs @ Towcester Grange by Persimmon Homes, which is located just one mile from Towcester town centre. Surrounded by Northamptonshire countryside, the development offers a great range of 2-4-bedroom homes. The development is a part of a new community that soon hopes to provide retail units, a pub/restaurant, a local health clinic, nursery/crèche and community hall, two new primary schools plus a hotel and business conference centre.

Read reviews and details of The Furlongs @ Towcester Grange, NN12

In 4th, Diamond Heights is a development that provides 2-4-bedroom homes on the outskirts of the small but popular town of Irthlingborough. The development’s location puts it within easy reach of the A6 and the nearby Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadow, and various retail outlets. Reviewers praise its quiet, peaceful village feel, and the adept handling of any issues by the management team.

Read reviews and details of Diamond Heights, NN9

Lastly (for now!) is the Mountcroft development in 5th place. This is a new development from Jelson, located in Long Buckby, between Rugby and Northampton. Residents say that the houses here have been built to a high spec and are well spaced, providing privacy and room to breathe. You can also hop on a train at the nearby station and be in London in under an hour and 10 minutes.

Read reviews and details of Mountcroft, NN6

Our area guide to Northamptonshire below is constantly being updated with new developments and reviews added by residents. If you want to find more of the best new homes in Northamptonshire, be sure to check back regularly on the guide and this list of the top developments in the county.

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