New homes in Derbyshire
Live the life
Located in the East Midlands, the county of Derbyshire has it all. With a large portion of the Peak District National Park within its borders, it has miles of lovely scenery, along with a lively city, market towns and villages.
Buying a new home in Derbyshire offers all this and more, making the area ideal for everyone.
Things to see and do
You can enjoy all the benefits of country life in Derbyshire. With some of the best scenery in the UK, the Peak District National Park is at the southern end of the Pennines and covers over 500 square miles, with three quarters in Derbyshire.
Those that prefer towns and cities won’t miss out in Derbyshire. Derby, one of England’s youngest cities, and most central, is a lively place where you can enjoy shopping, cultural activities and attractions.
The Cathedral Quarter is filled with independent boutiques, specialist stores, restaurants and bars, alongside coffee houses and bistros. You’ll also find historical Derby Cathedral, a gothic building with one of the highest church towers in the country.
The Cathedral Quarter is also home to cultural venues such as Derby QUAD & Cinema, and Deda, which offers a dance-focused programme of classes and performances.
For time out from the city, head to the Arboretum, England’s first public park that was opened in 1840. Elvaston Castle Country Park and Markeaton Hall Estate are also close by.
If you prefer the idea of village life, villages such as Buxton can be found in the Derbyshire countryside, along with market towns such as Ashbourne, Bakewell and Chesterfield.
There are a wide variety of schools for children of all ages throughout Derbyshire, making all areas great for families.
Derbyshire has great transport links, offering easy access to the rest of the country. And with Derby being England’s most central city, transport is easy by rail, road and air
Virgin trains, Midland Mainline, Central Trains, East Midlands Trains and Network Rail all operate in Derbyshire. London St Pancras can be reached in just 93 minutes from Derby with 35 direct services running daily with East Midlands Trains. Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham can all be reached in less than 30 minutes.
The motorway network surrounds Derbyshire with the M1 to the east, M6 to the west and M62 running across the north of Derbyshire.
Motorists can reach Derby in 15 minutes from the M1 junction 24. It’s also accessible from the A6, A50, A38 and A52.
East Midlands Airport can be reached in less than an hour. Manchester and Sheffield City Airport can be reached in an hour and 20 minutes, and 48 minutes respectively, providing domestic and international flights.