New build homes in Cheshire: 10 best developments

Affluent, appealing, and entirely full of attractive places to live, Cheshire is a regular feature in publications’ lists of most desirable counties in England. It offers long-standing residents and newcomers alike a great mix of idyllic countryside and historic market towns, alongside more buzzing and dynamic urban centres. If this sounds like your cup of tea, then take a look at some of the best new build homes in Cheshire.

Where is Cheshire?

Cheshire is one of the North West counties of England. It’s tucked in between Greater Manchester and Merseyside to the north, and Shropshire and Staffordshire to the south. It also borders the northern part of Wales.

Why live in Cheshire?

The whole North West of England has seen a surge of popularity in recent years. The combination of outstanding natural beauty and expanding infrastructure and job opportunities means that more people are flocking to the region. Cheshire is at the heart of this popularity boost. Possibly it’s because it is one of the most affluent and cosmopolitan counties found here.

What does Cheshire have to offer?

First of all, there’s a whole raft of beautiful historic towns and villages spread across the county. The concentration of wealth and desirable property has even led to the creation of Cheshire’s so-called ‘Golden Triangle’. While there’s plenty of debate of exactly where this ‘smart set’ area starts and ends, the three points are widely considered to be Wilmslow, Prestbury and Alderley Edge.

Chester itself, the heart of the county, is a walled cathedral city that offers an appealing mix of culture, history and modern-living convenience. It’s lively without being overcrowded, fun without being trashy, and is modernising without losing its soul. You can say the same of the wider county, in fact.

Cheshire is also exceptionally green, enjoying seemingly endless scenes of rural beauty from rolling hills to meandering waterways.  There are 13 National Trust sites within the county, and dozens more directly on its doorstep.

Speaking of, Cheshire is also a commuter haven. It has excellent transport links to the likes of Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham. If you want to work in a big city and come home to a cosy town or rural idyll, Cheshire is for you.

Finally, Cheshire has no shortage of ‘outstanding’ and ‘good’ Ofsted-rated schools. There are five ‘outstanding’ rated schools within Chester alone.

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What are average property prices in Cheshire like?

You have probably guessed already that Cheshire is not the cheapest place to buy property in this part of the UK. In July 2022, Zoopla put the Cheshire house price average at £271,994. This is significantly higher than the average for the North West of England, where the average price is £205,783, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

However, this average covers a wide range of areas, property types and prices. Cheshire is famous for attracting big money to buy big mansions, but it has plenty of more realistic property prospects too. Flats in Cheshire currently fetch asking prices of around £150,301 and terraced houses £183,491. Again, this is based on Zoopla estimates.

If you’re planning to rent in Cheshire, the countywide average is just over £1,000 per calendar month, according to Again, this will vary widely depending on the kind of property you want to rent. While one-bedroom properties are available for around £700 per calendar month, while five-bedroom houses cost an average monthly rent of £2,739.

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New build homes in Cheshire: 10 best developments

If you want to take a closer look at what kind of property prospects Cheshire offers, look no further. The following list is the top-ranked new build property developments in the county. As with all our lists, we base this solely on the scores provided by verified residents.

Enjoy looking around some of the best new homes in Cheshire. Simply click on whatever catches your eye to explore their dedicated page. Here you’ll find more information about the development, its developer, and more reviews from residents living there.

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how recently reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. More recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.

1. Bayley Croft, CW5

Stewart Milne Homes
4.38 (24 reviews) 4.38 (24 reviews)
Area guide to Cheshire

The top-rated development in Cheshire is Bayley Croft. The development is part of the large village of Willaston and is located between the market town of Nantwich and the village of Wistaston. With easy access to the the M6, Bayley Croft is also an excellent location for those commuting to Manchester and Liverpool.

Read reviews and details of Bayley Croft, CW5

2. Westlow Heath, CW12

Jones Homes
4.17 (15 reviews) 4.17 (15 reviews)
Area guide to Cheshire

Second in Cheshire is Westlow Heath, located in Congleton, and surrounded by scenic Cheshire countryside. It’s conveniently located midway between the M6 and the Peak District, making it ideal for commuting and exciting days out. Congleton’s town centre is just a short distance away and here you will find plenty of local favourites to enjoy.

Read reviews and details of Westlow Heath, CW12

3. Alexandra Gardens, CW1

Anwyl Homes
4.01 (19 reviews) 4.01 (19 reviews)
Area guide to Cheshire

In third is Alexandra Gardens, by Anwyl Homes. This residential development is located in the Cheshire town of Crewe. With its range of three and four-bedroom houses for sale, Crewe is renowned for its transport links, offering frequent direct rail services to London in just over an hour and a half.

Read reviews and details of Alexandra Gardens, CW1

4. Hazelmere, CW1

Bovis Homes
3.99 (18 reviews) 3.99 (18 reviews)
Area guide to Cheshire

Taking fourth place, Hazelmere is a new development by Bovis Homes situated on the edge of the village of Haslington, itself just a few miles from the busy town of Crewe. Residents call it “lovely and peaceful”, citing the high concentration of green spaces and dedicated play areas for children.

Read reviews and details of Hazelmere, CW1

5. Palladian Gardens, CH66

Stewart Milne Homes
3.74 (12 reviews) 3.74 (12 reviews)
Area guide to Cheshire

In fifth place, Palladian Gardens is located in Hooton, a village just eight miles from the city of Chester. With easy access to major cities, daily commuters can reach Liverpool in 30 minutes and Manchester in one hour.

Read reviews and details of Palladian Gardens, CH66

6. Willowbrook Grange, CW2

Taylor Wimpey
3.65 (18 reviews) 3.65 (18 reviews)
Area guide to Cheshire

At number six, Willowbrook Grange is located just 2 miles from the centre of Crewe. The development offers a range of two-bedroom apartments and three to five-bedroom houses, all of which are spacious, well designed with modern living in mind, according to residents. There’s also an expanding range of on-site facilities planned here, including several children’s play parks.

Read reviews and details of Willowbrook Grange, CW2

7. Weston Woods, CW2

Lovell Homes
3.59 (11 reviews) 3.59 (11 reviews)
Area guide to Cheshire
Image of Weston Woods, CW2

Taking seventh place, Weston Woods offers a collection of three, four and five-bedroom homes and two and three-bedroom bungalows. The Cheshire countryside is on your doorstep and a so is the community in the village of Weston. Also, it offers easy access to the M6, making commuting easy to the larger towns of Nantwich and Crewe.

Read reviews and details of Weston Woods, CW2

8. The Mailbox, SK3

Rise Homes
4.54 (10 reviews) 4.54 (10 reviews)
Area guide to Cheshire

Taking eighth place in Cheshire is The Mailbox, by Rise Homes. Comprising 117 one and two-bed apartments and 12,500 sq ft of commercial office space, the development is situated in the former Royal Mail sorting office in Stockport. Features include an open atrium, a roof terrace and high-speed broadband.

Read reviews and details of The Mailbox, SK3

9. King’s Quarter, SK10

Bellway Homes
4.47 (7 reviews) 4.47 (7 reviews)
Area guide to Cheshire

Next, we move over to Macclesfield for the first time on this list. King’s Quarter, by Bellway Homes, comprises 2-bedroom apartments, and 3-5-bedroom houses. The development is less than a mile from the town centre, which is partly why King’s Quarter has a perfect score for its ‘location’ category. As well as this, residents benefit from open green spaces and garages or allocated parking for all properties.

Read reviews and details of King’s Quarter, SK10

10. Simple Life at Woodford Grange, CW7

Simple Life Homes
4.35 (8 reviews) 4.35 (8 reviews)
Area guide to Cheshire
Image of Simple Life at Woodford Grange, CW7

At number 10, we’re back to Woodford Grange, this time to cover the offerings of developer Simple Life. Again, residents here benefit from being in a well-situated development within easy reach of the A54 and is within eight miles of the nearest M6 junction. Winsford’s local train station is just three miles away. Additionally, the area also benefits from a great range of shops, schools and parks.

Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Woodford Grange, CW7

If the appeal of living in Chester comes through from our list, then make sure you check out our dedicated area guide below. Here you’ll find a wider range of new homes in Cheshire, all supported by an expanding range of verified resident reviews.


Cheshire is a county in the North West of England. It has a population of over half a million people and is known for its beautiful countryside, including the Peak District National Park. Home to many universities, Cheshire’s educational system rivals that of any Read more about Cheshire

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