5 Totally Commutable New Build Homes Near Leeds

· Ali Turner · Lifestyle

Your dream home comes with an easy commute.

Highfield Manor

Make your next move your last move with these new build developments near Leeds…

House hunting? Open to commuting for the right home? You’re in luck, because these new build developments are all within easy reach of Leeds. You could swap city life for village life, move into a bustling market town or escape to the countryside for a spot of post-work R&R. But first, you have to choose your new home – and with so many options on the table, that might not be as easy as you think. Have a look and see what takes your fancy.

Highfield Manor, Fixby

If location is important, Highfield Manor will be a real contender. It’s the best of both worlds – you’ll have all the amenities of a bustling market town, as well as easy access to nature spots like Honley Woods and Digley Reservoir. This is a popular Huddersfield suburb, surrounded by the glorious Yorkshire countryside, but the bright lights of Leeds are just 40 minutes away.

This new build development comes from Harron, which means every home comes with an industry-recognised NHBC warranty and insurance Buildmark 10-year warranty. They have oodles of different layouts for you to choose from, all with four or five bedrooms, all designed to cater for modern lifestyles. That means you can get separate utility rooms and studies, integrated two-car garages, built-in storage and up to three bathrooms.

Highfield Manor, Gernhill Avenue, Fixby, West Yorkshire, HD2 2HR. Prices start from £418,995.

Ambler’s Meadow, East Ardsley

Surrounded by green space, Ambler’s Meadow is the perfect escape – and you can live there. You’ll find it on the edge of East Ardsley, where all manner of amenities await, including shops, pubs and restaurants. The local schools are OFSTED-rated ‘Good’, so it’s great for families, and commuting is easy because it’s just 14 minutes from Wakefield and 20 minutes from Leeds.

Barrett Homes has created a new neighbourhood of three and four bedroom homes. They’re modern, energy efficient and designed for living – which means you have lots of options. You can have a vast open-plan living space that curves around the ground floor or keep your rooms blissfully separate. Either way, you’ll have that step out onto the private garden. And upstairs? Bedrooms galore with bathrooms aplenty and always a master ensuite.

Ambler’s Meadow, Bradford Road, East Ardsley, West Yorkshire, WF3 2DL. Prices start from £289,995.

Rhythm, Pontefract

This one will be a favourite with families. Rhythm is nestled on the edge of Pontefract, a quaint market town with a castle and an annual Liquorice Festival. But that’s not the only reason why the kids will love it – you see, it’s just 10 minutes from Xscape, the famous adventure centre where you can ski, climb and bounce. And for you? It’s just a 30-minute commute to Leeds.

Strata’s Rhythm development has three styles of home. The Bologna promises an open-plan kitchen diner and separate lounge, with four beds and two bathrooms upstairs. Venice is similar, but boasts an integrated garage. Meanwhile, Oporto offers a similar layout downstairs, with three beds across the first floor and a master suite on the second. Whichever you choose, you can make it your own with a host of personalisation options.

Rhythm, Pontefract Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 2PU. Prices start from £310,000.

Hebble Brook View, Halifax

Peace, quiet and tranquility, just six minutes from Halifax and 40 minutes from Leeds? Yes please! Hebble Brook View promises an idyllic location, with views over the viaduct, rolling countryside all around and village-life amenities on your doorstep – think pubs, cafes and a local store, all just a hop, skip and a jump away from your front door.

It’s here that Mandale Homes has built its latest development, a new neighbourhood of 30 three-bed homes designed for modern day living. They have a range of layouts, so you can have vast open-plan living spaces or separate living rooms. And that’s just the beginning. Bi-fold doors open out onto private gardens, master beds come with ensuite bathrooms and kitchens comes decked in modern finery, in your choice of colour and style.

Hebble Brook View, Boy Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 5AE. Prices start from £264,950.

Langley Grange, Scissett

This is a ‘have your cake and eat it’ kind of development. Not only can you enjoy all the perks of village life, but you’ll be just 30 minutes from Leeds and Huddersfield. This is a beautiful part of the world, all rolling fields and scenic parks, but you certainly won’t be short of local amenities. You’ll find schools, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants, all within walking distance.

And the development itself? Langley Grange is a new build community from Redrow Homes. All their homes are three or four bedrooms, perfect for families who need the space to grow, and you can choose a layout to suit. From three-bed semis with a master suit and separate lounge, to a four-bed detached with an integrated garage and a dedicated dressing room, they’ve thought of everything. Pick one and make it yours with personalisation.

Langley Grange, Pilling Lane, Off Pennine Way, Scissett, West Yorkshire, HD8 9LP. Prices start from £289,950.