5 New Build Developments That Might, Just Might, Make You Want to Leave Leeds

· Ali Turner · Lifestyle

Would you leave Leeds for one of these homes?

The Bridleways

Big modern homes, countryside on your doorstep, village living – what would make you leave Leeds?

Leeds sits right at the heart of Yorkshire, which means you don’t actually have to live here to make the most of it. In fact, you can settle down in a Yorkshire hideaway, surrounded by countryside and suburban vibes, all with a surprisingly convenient commute – and these developments prove it. Not only are they within easy reach of the city, but they’re newly built and designed for living. Check them out…

Scotgate Ridge

If you want your home to be a scenic escape, Scotgate Ridge is the perfect choice. It’s tucked away on the edge of Honley, surrounded by rolling hills, so you can get the best of both worlds. After all, Huddersfield is just 15 minutes away and you can be in Leeds within an hour. Local amenities run from schools and doctors surgeries to cafes, bars and restaurants.

This new neighbourhood of new builds comes from David Wilson Homes, and as such, promises argon-filled double-glazing and thermally-efficient insulation to keep your energy consumption as low as possible. Their three and four-bed homes are perfect growing families, with open-plan kitchen-diners that bring everyone together over a shared meal.

Scotgate Ridge, Scotgate Road, Honley, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 6RE. Prices range from £344,995 to £519,995.

Newton Grange

Eight minutes from Wakefield and half an hour from Leeds, Newton Grange is an easy commute, whichever way you’re travelling. It’s nestled in the leafy suburb of Newton Hill, a mere hop, skip and a jump from Hedleys Park. You’ll find shops, bars and takeaways, all within walking distance, not to mention those all-important schools, so the location is ideal.

As for the development itself, it’s a new build from Taylor Wimpey. There are 89 homes in total, ranging from compact two-bed terraces to spacious four-bed detached homes. You can choose from a range of layouts, designed to fit your life. Want a separate study? You got it. Need an integral garage? No problem. Set on a south-facing garden? You name it, they’ve got it.

Newton Grange, Leeds Road, Newton Hill, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2HU. Prices from £269,995 to £404,995.

The Bridleways

With Bradford 20 minutes in one direction and Leeds 40 minutes in the other, The Bridleways is well connected. It’s sandwiched between the city and the countryside, with both Calverley and Woodland Hills Golf Club just around the corner. Shops, schools and parks all sit within walking distance, as does Bradford Industrial Museum and The Big Swing Adventure Playground.

And the development? The Bridleways is a neighbourhood of two, three and four-bed homes, attached to an open public space where you can relax and recuperate. If you lean towards the traditional, you can have a separate kitchen and lounge, but they also offer vast open-plan layouts that put the whole family together. Parking and private gardens come as standard.

The Bridleways, Eccleshill, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD2 3NS. Prices range from £229,995 to £389,995.

Granby Meadows

Dream of living in Harrogate? Granby Meadows is the development for you. It’s a 10-minute drive from the historic town centre, or a 20-minute walk if you prefer, which means you’ve got everything from high street shops to independent restaurants, right on your doorstep. And if the city calls you home? A 50-minute commute will bring you back to Leeds in a jiffy.

Granby Meadows is a new development from Redrow. It’s a looker, with red-brick houses, wooden detailing and vast windows that let in oodles of natural light. The 95 homes all come with a quirk of personality, but inside, you can make them your own. From simple two-up, two-downs to vast detached homes with bedrooms to spare, there’s a layout to suit everyone.

Granby Meadows, Sanders Walk, off Claro Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 4AG. Prices range from £289,950 to £623,950.

Kings Park

Drighlington might not be your first thought when it comes to settling down but it certainly has its perks. The 18-minute commute to Leeds is a definite win, but there’s plenty to keep you busy closer to home, not least of all the famous Indian restaurant Prashad. That, combined with a mix of cafes, bars and even a pie shop, makes this a great little local hideout.

Kings Park, by Miller Homes, puts you right at the heart of the action. This new build development promises a mix of three and four-bed homes, in a landscaped space that feels as green as the fields that surround it. Choose between vast open-plan spaces where the kids can play with their parents not far away, or reprioritise your space with studies and integral garages.

Kings Park, King Street, Drighlington, West Yorkshire, BD11 1EJ. Prices start from £379,995.