New homes in Nottinghamshire: 10 best developments

Are you dreaming of buying or renting a new home in Nottinghamshire? Steeped in history and the legend of heroic outlaw Robin Hood, the county has a mysterious and romantic appeal. But when it comes to securing your ideal property, how can you be sure to hit the bullseye? Ask current residents, of course! Time to learn more about the region – and what reviewers really think about its developments.

Where is Nottinghamshire?

Nottinghamshire is a county in the East Midlands. It includes the districts of Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, and Rushcliffe. Although it’s now administered separately, Nottingham is still ceremonially part of Nottinghamshire. The county borders South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west.

Living in Nottinghamshire

Lying on the Roman Fosse Way, Nottinghamshire still lays claims to the ancient settlements of Mansfield, Broxtowe Estate and Bilborough. As the home of Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest is also a big part of the area’s popularity, drawing in tourists to the forest and the surrounding villages. Stuffed with walks and trails, ancient oak woodland, and seasonal events, it’s a big draw for locals too.

There are some other lovely outdoor spaces to enjoy too, including the Attenborough Nature Reserve – rated as one of the top 10 eco places in the world by BBC Wildlife – and the 210-acre Rushcliffe Country Park.

Apart from this, you can choose from several market towns, including Newark-on-Trent, an Anglo-Saxon settlement with its own ruined castle. The largest by population after Nottingham, Mansfield offers vibrant nightlife and a bustling high street, all just a short hop from Thieves Wood and Fountaindale and the beautiful local countryside.

Meanwhile, the City of Nottingham hosts several sporting facilities, such as the National Ice Centre, Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre, and Trent Bridge international cricket ground. It’s also a UNESCO ‘City of Literature’ due to its connections with Lord Byron and D.H. Lawrence and its publishing and poetry scene. The Old Market Square lies at the city’s heart, with boutiques to be found in the Exchange Arcade. The Nottingham Express Transit tram system also serves Nottingham and its suburbs.

Education-wise, Nottingham High School and Nottingham High School for Girls are both high performing private schools. The Russell Group University of Nottingham provides an extensive selection of courses, with Nottingham Trent University and a campus of the University of Law joining in to make Nottingham a mecca for students.

Transport in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire is well connected by road, rail and air. The M1 skirts the county’s western side, connecting Nottingham to Leicester in the south and Sheffield to the northwest. At the same time, the A1 mostly tracks the Great North Road, linking Newark-on-Trent with Worksop.

Nottingham station runs trains to Sheffield (c. 50mins) and down to London St Pancras International and Kings Cross in around two hours, while the Robin Hood Line connects to Worksop and the county’s villages. Newark and Retford are also served by the East Coast Main Line, which runs from London to Doncaster, Leeds, York, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Scotland.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport lies within the historic boundaries of Nottinghamshire, and along with East Midlands Airport in neighbouring Leicestershire, you can reach many European destinations, plus North America and the Caribbean.

Nottinghamshire property prices

Zoopla’s December 2021 data showed that the average price for property in Nottinghamshire currently stands at around £200,144. This is a rise of 1.92 per cent in the last 12 months and significantly below England’s national average. On average, flats in Nottinghamshire sold for £120,281 and terraced houses for £120,081. Semi-detached homes went for £155,059, while detached achieved £291,914.

In contrast, Nottinghamshire’s rental market currently operates above the national average at £1,220 PCM. While one-bedroom lets come in at about £638 per month, five-bedroom homes cost around £2,273. This is according to a recent daily analysis by (accurate upon publication).

New homes in Nottinghamshire: Top 10 developments

Itching to find out which new homes in Nottinghamshire made our Top 10? According to our verified residents, these are the best developments in the county.

In first place, Klyppr Village offers a range of three and four-bedroom new homes in Clipstone. Surrounded by countryside, the development is also near Clumber Park, Sherwood Forest and Rufford Abbey Country Park. The Nottinghamshire village of Clipstone has local shops, a library, and a village hall.

Residents tell us that the estate feels very safe, and the large, spacious houses feature bi-fold doors and designer kitchens. They also like being within easy reach of Mansfield for the larger supermarkets, with Newark a 40-minute drive. There are also some good liveries and a trekking centre nearby.

Read reviews and details of Klyppr Village, NG21

Gateford Park is a new development offering a range of three, four and five-bedroom homes in Gateford, Worksop. Voted into second place, Gateford Park is also close to open countryside and Sherwood Forest and features a variety of house styles with generous driveways. There are two supermarkets within walking distance, with Clumber Park, Rufford Abbey and Sherwood Forest less than half an hour away by car.

Read reviews and details of Gateford Park, S81

At number three, David Wilson Homes is the most highly rated of the four Berry Hill developers in our Top 10. The wider site has been carefully planned to meet the needs of a wide range of people, working closely with some of the UK’s leading home builders to create individual homes that meet high environmental standards. Berry Hill will feature shops, cafés, a school and many other amenities.

Residents describe the estate as quiet and friendly, with plenty of parking and easy access to the M1. Enjoy the woodland on your doorstep or take a 30-minute stroll into Mansfield town centre.

Read reviews and details of David Wilson Homes at Berry Hill, NG18

Bellaway Homes is our second most popular Berry Hill developer and has been reviewed into fourth place overall. Residents tell us that although they are still waiting for the promised on-site amenities, there are some local shops and bars reachable by foot and a free bus service that runs into town.

One resident said: ‘Our street is lovely and quiet and everyone is very friendly, so there’s a lovely community atmosphere. There is also lots of green space nearby and lovely little walks that have been added into the development plans.’

Read reviews and details of Bellway Homes at Berry Hill, NG18

Hot on the heels of our other Berry Hill developers, Barratt Homes sits bang in the middle of our list. An ‘amazing place to live’ with a ‘real community vibe’, the estate features well-designed homes just a few minutes from supermarkets, parks and woodland.

Read reviews and details of Barratt Homes at Berry Hill, NG18

In sixth place, Hawfinch Place in Worksop offers three and four-bedroom homes featuring bi-fold doors, exclusive kitchen designs, and integrated appliances. The village of Carlton-in-Lindrick has numerous local amenities, such as restaurants, traditional pubs, and a Co-op.

Further shopping, eateries and entertainment can be found in nearby Worksop. One resident said that the ‘beautifully designed’ houses lie within a great neighbourhood populated with many young families and first-time buyers.

Read reviews and details of Hawfinch Place, S81

Returning to Berry Hill, Avant Homes offers beautiful houses with a ‘higher quality choice of materials that add to the bespoke nature of the property’. Our residents have voted the developer into the top seven.

Read reviews and details of Avant Homes at Berry Hill, NG18

Our eighth well-reviewed development, The Heddles offers a range of ‘spacious’ four and five-bedroom new homes for sale in Newark with bi-fold doors, exclusive kitchen designs and integrated appliances.

Located in Newark’s newest neighbourhood, Middlebeck, The Heddles is just a mile from the town centre with its range of amenities, open spaces and leisure facilities. You’ll also find a gym, café and a small supermarket close by, with the A1/A46 and a mainline rail station also just a short journey by car or bicycle.

Read reviews and details of The Heddles, NG24

Prince’s Place is a new development by William Davis on the edge of Radcliffe-on-Trent, a 25-minute drive from Nottingham city centre and a short walk from the River Trent. Residents reviewed it into ninth place because the homes offer ‘plenty of living and entertaining space’, ‘private’ gardens, and a ‘high-standard’ finish.

There is also a nice pub-restaurant only a 5-minute walk from the development, with regular buses that travel into Nottingham and easy access to the A52. The area is also ‘very peaceful being on the edge of the village’.

Read reviews and details of Prince’s Place, NG12

Rounding up our Top 10, Sherwood Gate is a collection of three, four and five-bedroom homes nestled in the parish of Linby. Surrounded by large green spaces and excellent local amenities, the development complements family life. A ten-minute walk will bring you to a post office, convenience store and other amenities, plus the area is central to Hucknall, Linby and Papplewick. Follow the Papplewick Trail to walk for miles in different directions.

Read reviews and details of Sherwood Gate, NG15

Of course, not all our residents agree on everything. See what everyone has to say about each of our Top 10 new homes in Nottinghamshire by clicking on the area guide below.

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