Stunning new homes in two unlikely Nottinghamshire commuter towns
Living in North Nottinghamshire might sound like it should be for people looking for a quiet, rural life. With Sherwood Forest on the doorstep, regular town centre markets and a wealth of local history, Newark and Retford sound as if they are as far away from the bustle of London as could be imagined.
However, these two charming Nottinghamshire towns are becoming ever increasingly popular with people looking for both property for sale and property to rent. That’s because both towns offer a superb rail service to both Nottingham and London with services whisking you to the capital in just 80 minutes.
“Many people are choosing to relocate to Newark as it is uniquely placed with great transport links,” says Keith Osborne, editor of new homes portal whathouse.co.uk. “Trains to London run twice an hour and many services make the trip in just one hour and 20 minutes. In addition, the A1 and A52 are close by, giving easy access by road to many major centres including Sheffield, Nottingham, Leeds and Lincoln.”
Barratt Homes’ Water’s Edge development is a great example of the type of new home that is proving popular with buyers in Newark. The ‘Cygnet’ starter home offers flexible two-bedroom accommodation and is a short walk from both the riverside pubs and the historic Newark Castle grounds. It is also just a few minutes from Newark’s main station with its regular services to London. Prices start at just £109,995.
If you fancy a more rural location, David Wilson’s superb collection of new-build homes at Fernwood Village may appeal. As convenient as it is peaceful, this development has proved extremely popular with both commuters and families. It’s a short drive to Newark station but you’ll find it has a more relaxed pace of life, with four local pubs and a café nearby.
“Newark itself is a beautiful, historic market town and offers most of the facilities you’d ever need. Bigger cities such as Sheffield and Nottingham are under an hour away and, with the East Coast main line on your doorstep, access to the rest of the UK is easy,” adds Osborne.
Just down the road from Newark is the market town of Retford, described by celebrated American travel writer Bill Bryson as ‘a delightful and charming place’. Also on the East Coast line, Retford is another town that is becoming more popular with commuters and families alike.
“Ben Bailey’s The Locks is a stunning new development of properties in this hidden gem of a town. With two-, three- and four-bedroom luxury homes available there is something for everyone, and all of them come with the builder’s brand new high specification as standard.”
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