New homes in Derbyshire
Make the move
With lovely countryside, lively towns and an exciting city, buying a new home in Derbyshire lets you have the best of both worlds.
Things to see and do
The Derbyshire countryside provides great landscapes, ideal for hiking, with the Peak National Park covering over 500 square miles, and three quarters of it located in Derbyshire.
Alongside its scenery, Derbyshire provides great urban living.
Derby is the county’s main city with highlights being the Cathedral Quarter, the Arboretum (Britain’s first public park opened in 1840) and Elvaston Castle Country Park. It also has several cultural venues such as the Quad, along with a great selection of restaurants and bars.
Derbyshire also has a number of market towns such as Ashbourne, Bakewell and Chesterfield. The spa town of Buxton has the highest market place in the country and sits right in the heart of the Peak District.
There are a number of great family days out in Derbyshire for. Climb aboard Peak Rail to enjoy a steam train journey back in time and admire the countryside from your carriage, or visit Pavilion Gardens in Buxton, which features 23 acres of pleasure gardens.
For rainy days, Matlock Bath Aquarium has colourful sea creatures from across the globe, alongside a petrifying well, fossil and gemstone collections, a spring-fed thermal pool and hologram gallery.
One of Derbyshire’s most popular attractions is the Heights of Abraham. Here you can venture into the hillside to explore caverns and experience views of the Derwent Valley from your cable car.
A number of primary and secondary schools are available in the area plus the University of Derby for those going into higher education. According to the official figures, students from the University are more likely to be employed or in further study 6 months are their course completion than many of UK universities.
Trains across the country can be found at Derby railway station which has main links and regular services to London (one hour and 37 minutes), Nottingham (25 minutes), Leicester (33 minutes), Birmingham (33 minutes), Sheffield (31 minutes) and Manchester (one hour and 37 minutes).
Derbyshire has a prime location for road transportation being located at the heart of the country. It has the M1 to the east, M6 to the west and M62 across the north of the county.
Nottingham East Midlands Airport serves Derbyshire offering both domestic and international services.