New homes in Derbyshire
A county in the East Midlands that offers swathes of stunning natural scenery, Derbyshire shares a border with Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire, as well as Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Cheshire. With a large part of the Peak District residing in the county, houses in Derbyshire are perfect for lovers of the great outdoors.
Whether you’re climbing highest peak Kinder Scout, soaking up the valley views at Dovedale, hiking along Mam Tor or visiting Chatsworth House, you’ve also got Ladybower Reservoir and the Monsal Trail to explore. You can see our latest developments in Derbyshire when you start your search here and now.
Live the Derbyshire life
One of the most scenic places you can live, there are lots of reasons why buying a house in Derbyshire could make perfect sense for you and your family. And you could save a huge amount of money with an offer such as the Help to Buy scheme, where you’d need to place as little as 5% for your deposit.
Things to see and do in Derbyshire
Derbyshire is the perfect place to be if you love exploring natural landscapes, with the spectacular Peak District right on your doorstep. Packed with beauty spots, rising peaks, cave systems, reservoirs and waterfalls, you can look forward to endless hours hiking, cycling and walking the dog surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
There are plenty of other attractions to enjoy across the county, including the historic Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall and Poole’s Cavern. This natural limestone cave dates back some two million years. Explore Elvaston Castle or visit Buxton Museum and Art Gallery. You can also experience fun-filled family days out at the Gulliver’s Kingdom theme park.
When it comes to choosing the right school for your children, there are some very good ones across Derbyshire. Mickleover Primary School on the outskirts of Derby has been ranked as one of the county’s best options for younger children. Meanwhile, Lawn Primary School in Allestree, Duffield’s William Gilbert Primary and Griffe Field Primary - also on the outskirts of Derby - have all been rated as outstanding by Ofsted.
For older kids, Landau Forte College in the centre of Derby has been named one of the county’s best secondary schools. It’s outstanding in Ofsted’s books, and shares that honour with Duffield’s Ecclesbourne School, Chesterfield’s St Mary’s Catholic High School and Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School.
Derbyshire transport links
The M1 is the only motorway which passes through Derbyshire, with a stretch in the county’s north east and another short burst in the south east. A network of A roads connects most parts of the area with each other, as well as a number of bus and train services. Derbyshire County Council also supports community transport and school transport schemes to help people with restricted access to other services and families with children.
The Derbyshire property scene
Derbyshire has a strong property scene, with the county seeing a greater rise in house prices than the average across England and Wales in recent years. The reputation of schools in places like Mickleover has helped with that, and you can find everything from 2 bed semis to large 4 bed townhouses in this area.
There’s an array of 3 and 4 bed houses in nearby Littleover, as well as plenty of options on the edge of Buxton which are surrounded by miles of beautiful natural landscapes. Wherever you want to live, make sure you ask about offers such as our Part Exchange and Movemaker deals when you enquire about your new home today.
Help to Buy Derbyshire
In Derbyshire, you can take advantage of Help to Buy East Midlands if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy East Midlands page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.