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New Homes in Desborough

Set into pretty Northamptonshire countryside within the Ise Valley, Desborough is a pleasant town in the East Midlands. Found along the A6 between Market Harborough and Kettering, houses in Desborough are also close to Corby and conveniently located for Leicester and Northampton

With Coventry also a little more than 30 miles west, there are lots of things to entice you to this area. From top schools to great transport links and a host of natural attractions, browse below to view our latest developments near Desborough. 


  • Bertone Gardens

    Bertone Gardens

    Hanwood Park, Sulgrave Street, Barton Seagrave, NN15 5GQ
    • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £283,995 to £469,995
  • Glenvale Park

    Glenvale Park

    Niort Way, Wellingborough, NN8 6BL
    • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £243,495 to £390,995
  • Barratt at Overstone Gate

    Barratt at Overstone Gate

    Stratford Drive, Overstone, NN6 0RW
    • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £278,995 to £402,995
  • Barratt at Wendel View

    Barratt at Wendel View

    Park Farm Way, Wellingborough, NN8 3GZ
    • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £281,995 to £474,995
  • Barratt @ The Nurseries

    Barratt @ The Nurseries

    Market Road, Thrapston, NN14 4NQ
  • Wigston Meadows

    Wigston Meadows

    Newton Lane, Wigston, Leicester, LE18 3SH
    • 3, 4 and 6 bedroom
    • £293,995 to £447,995
  • Coming soon
    Ashlawn Gardens

    Ashlawn Gardens

    Ashlawn Road, Rugby, CV22 5QE
    • Coming soon
  • Elborough Place

    Elborough Place

    Ashlawn Road, Rugby, CV22 5QE
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £319,995 to £437,995
  • New Lubbesthorpe

    New Lubbesthorpe

    Tay Road, Lubbesthorpe, Leicester, LE19 4BF
    • 1, 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £199,995 to £504,995
  • City Heights

    City Heights

    Somerset Avenue, Leicester, Leicester, LE4 0JY
    • 4 and 6 bedroom
    • £329,995 to £433,995
  • King's Meadow

    King's Meadow

    Kirby Lane, Melton Mowbray, Melton Mowbray, LE14 2TS
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £271,995 to £444,995
  • Hampton Water

    Hampton Water

    Aqua Drive, Hampton Water, Hampton, PE7 8QL
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £295,995 to £429,995
  • Coming soon
    Barratt at Hampton Beach

    Barratt at Hampton Beach

    Waterhouse Way, Hampton, Peterborough, PE7 8SJ
    • Coming soon
  • The Long Shoot

    The Long Shoot

    Fleece Lane, Nuneaton, Nuneaton, CV11 6BS
  • Fairfields


    Vespasian Road, Fairfields, Milton Keynes, MK11 3ER
    • 2 and 4 bedroom
    • £257,495 to £478,995
  • Brooklands


    Fen Street, Milton Keynes, MK10 7ES
    • 2 and 3 bedroom
    • £207,495 to £415,995
  • St James' Gate

    St James' Gate

    Topiary Road, Nuneaton, Nuneaton, CV10 0FS
    • 4 bedroom
    • From £319,995
  • Romans' Edge

    Romans' Edge

    Gumcester Way, Godmanchester, PE29 2ND
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £354,995 to £525,995
  • Barratt Homes at Bourne

    Barratt Homes at Bourne

    Len Pick Way, Bourne, , PE10 0YH
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £247,995 to £387,995
  • Wintringham


    Nuffield Road, St Neots, , PE19 0AW
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £357,995 to £522,995
  • Willow Grove

    Willow Grove

    Southern Cross, Wixams, MK42 6AW
    • 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom
    • £327,495 to £572,995
  • Saxon View

    Saxon View

    Queen Elizabeth Road, Nuneaton, CV10 9BS
    • 3 bedroom
  • Grange View

    Grange View

    Grange Road, Hugglescote, Coalville, LE67 2BQ
    • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom
    • £284,995 to £419,995
  • Barratt Homes Eagles' Rest

    Barratt Homes Eagles' Rest

    Burney Drive, Wavendon, MK17 7BT
    • 4 bedroom
    • From £494,995

Live the life

Located in Northamptonshire just a short drive from Kettering and Market Harborough, Desborough is a thriving town with excellent schools, good transport links and lots to see and do in the local area. Whether you’re visiting historical sites, walking through the countryside or enjoying a day out with the kids, there’s something for everyone near your new home in Desborough.

Things to see and do

Desborough is known for its independent shops and good restaurants, along with historic sites such as St Giles Church, the Old Manor House and Desborough Heritage Centre. Market Harborough is only a short drive from the town, where you can visit Rockingham Castle and Harborough Museum, or get active at Harborough Leisure Centre.

If you’re moving to Desborough with a young family, the kids will enjoy seeing the animals at West Lodge Rural Centre, flower-spotting at Froggery Cottage Gardens and looking out for insects at Bugtopia. For a breath of fresh air, you can take a stroll through Brixworth Country Park, go for a cycle ride at Stanwicks Lakes, or visit Fermyn Woods Country Park.

Other places worth visiting near to Desborough include Corby Boating Lake, Wicksteed Park, Harrington Aviation Museum and Corby International Swimming Pool.


If your children are school age, it’s good to know there many ‘outstanding’ schools in the local area as rated by Ofsted, including Havelock Infant School, Welland Park Academy and Brooke Weston Academy. If you’re thinking about independent education, private schools nearby include Brooke House College and Ebenezer House.

For older children and adults thinking about studying for a vocational qualification or a degree, Tresham College of Further and Higher Education, Loughborough University, the University of Leicester and De Montfort University are all within commuting distance.

Getting to Desborough

Whether you’re commuting to work or travelling to see family and friends, Desborough is well-connected by road to towns and cities across the Midlands. There’s no train station in the town, but Kettering North is nearby.

The journey from Kettering to Desborough takes just 10 minutes by car, while the journey takes 30 minutes from Northampton, 35 minutes from Leicester, 50 minutes from Loughborough and just over one hour from Nottingham. 

If you want to go to London, the quickest way to get there is by train from Kettering North, with a journey time of just one hour to St Pancras. When you’re going on holiday, Birmingham Airport is only a 45-minute drive away from Desborough, while East Midlands Airport is just 50 minutes away.