Spotlight on… Northampton

Government plans revealed at the end of September that a potential 3,000+ homes could be built across the Northamptonshire towns of Corby, Kettering, and Wellingborough.
With a significant number of new developments already being built in these areas, we look at the benefits of the region, and some of the new homes available for sale.

Living in Northamptonshire
So, what is good about living in Northamptonshire? Well, for starters there are lots of green spaces to enjoy near the developments being built. Families can get away for walks, days out, and much more in the region’s diverse rural locations. Another draw to the region is the fact that major cities are still accessible for work, with Northampton Railway station running direct services to London and Birmingham. With these both being an hour away, those working in the larger cities can enjoy an easy commute, while taking advantage of the more affordable properties Northamptonshire has to offer.
A lot of investment has gone into areas of Northampton recently; Corby is undergoing massive regeneration for example. And with Northampton itself being one of the largest towns in the UK, there are lots of options for shopping, leisure, and other means of entertainment.

New home developments across Northamptonshire
With the regeneration plan in place, and plentiful choice of new homes cropping up across the region, we share links to some of the new developments across the region. Read on to discover more…

Oakley Rise, near Corby with Allison Homes
If you’re after a move to the countryside, and like the look of a traditional brick home, then this development of 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom homes in the village community of Oakley Vale, Corby will not disappoint. There’s been a lot of development at Oakley Vale in recent years with a new road infrastructure, landscaped green spaces, and a community centre all coming together with the new homes. The area is great for growing families, with play areas for the children and good local schools nearby. For those looking to commute to Cambridge or London and beyond, the A14 is close by and there’s easy access to the M1. For direct train links to London, Corby train station is only 2 miles away.


A 3-bedroom home available on Oakley Rise from £229,995 with Help to Buy available.
Shown here is The Benington, a 3-bedroom home on the Oakley Rise development from Allison Homes. With a traditional outside, the inside is designed with a modern feel, and includes a well-equipped kitchen. The space downstairs is a good size with separate kitchen and dining/living areas, as well as a utility room and downstairs toilet. To the upstairs, the master bedroom is situated to the rear of the property with an en suite and fitted wardrobe, while the second and third bedrooms, face the front. There’s a good-sized shared bathroom too, making this property a great choice for young families.
Find out more about the Oakley Vale development in Corby, here.

Overstone Gate, Overstone, Northamptonshire with David Wilson Homes
This new edge of town, village style development is in Overstone, which is sandwiched between the towns of Wellingborough and Northampton, near Moulton. Overstone Gate from David Wilson Homes features 3, 4, and 5-bedroom, traditionally built homes which will accompany a brand-new school and other amenities on site. There is plenty on offer in Overstone with a supermarket, post office, a few pubs, and a fish and chip shop, while the nearby Overstone Park Resort is where you can go to play golf, work out, or use the pool facilities. Sywell Country Park is the perfect place to get away from it all and take a family stroll, while Riverside Retail Park offers lots of fun and entertainment for the whole family.

The Hadley 3-bedroom detached home available from £339,995
We’ve shown here The Hadley, which is an impressive 3-bedroom home featuring a partially walled south facing garden. If modern family living is what you’re after, then the comfortable lounge and open-plan kitchen with space for dining and family life, is perfect. Ticking the practical boxes too, the property features an adjoining utility room to the downstairs with French doors opening out onto the garden. To the upstairs there are two double bedrooms, the main one having an en suite shower room, with a further single bedroom and family bathroom.
Take a look at the Overstone Gate development here.

Lyveden Fields in Corby from Barratt Homes
Barratt Homes bring a mix of thoughtfully designed detached homes to the Lyveden Fields development, which lies to the south of Corby. Buying here will see you become part of an established community, with schools and a wide selection of shops all nearby. For those looking for commuting options, Corby train station offers direct trains into London St Pancras in a little over an hour. You’ll find a playground with ample green space on the development, perfect for small children to play safely. With homes for first-time buyers, and those looking to upsize to something bigger, there are plenty of options on Lyveden Fields.

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The Hertford, a 4-bed detached property from £357,995.
Shown here is The Hertford, a spacious and practical 4-bedroom family home, designed for modern family living. It features an open-plan kitchen with impressive space for dining and family gatherings. The lounge is a generous size too, with a bay window to bring in a good amount of light. The ground floor has a separate utility area, and access to an integral single garage. Head upstairs and you’ll find 4-double bedrooms, with both the main and the second bedroom featuring an en suite. There’s also a study, and family bathroom to allow for the flexibility of modern family life.
All the homes on the development are built with sustainability in mind, and have insulated walls, doors, and roofs to keep in the warmth. The bathrooms and kitchens all come with energy efficient fittings and fixtures too.
Discover The Lyveden Fields development here.

Have you thought of Northamptonshire as the place to buy your dream new home? Or maybe you’re not sure about the area and what’s on offer? Use our new build home search facility here, to research and look for the property in an area of Northampton that’s right for you and your family.

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