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New homes in Hunsbury Meadows

Whether you’re shopping in the city, exploring the local countryside or playing golf on a weekend, there’s no shortage of things to do in the Northampton parish of Hunsbury Meadows. If you want to live within easy reach of Northampton city centre and Milton Keynes without being ‘in the thick of it’, a new home in Hunsbury Meadows could be the right choice for you and your family. 

A quick history

Archaeological digs around Hunsbury Meadows have found evidence of settlements dating back to the Bronze Age, but it was during the Middle Ages that the local area began to grow, especially thanks to the importance of Northampton Castle. Several battles have been fought in the region over the centuries, including; the Battle of Northampton, as well as clashes between the Parliamentarians and Royalists during the English Civil War. 

The Great Fire of Northampton destroyed many buildings in the 17th century, but after rebuilding, Northampton began to thrive again, especially after the Grand Union Canal and railways connected the city with the rest of the country. Northampton became a designated ‘new town’ in the 1960’s, and officially became a city at the turn of the Millennium.

Business and industry

There are a number of big businesses in and near to Hunsbury Meadows including EBC Brakes World Headquarters, Royal Mail South Midlands Mail Centre, Carlsberg Warehouse and Daisy Group. In Northampton, employers include Barclaycard, Panasonic and Avon, while nearby Milton Keynes is home to Red Bull Racing, A.G. Barr and Network Rail.

Things to do in the area

Hunsbury Meadows is close to many green spaces, perfect for weekend family walks or early-morning runs with the dog. Hunsbury Hill Country Park and Upton Country Park are both nearby, along with Wootton Hall Park and Penn Valley Park.

If you want to practice your swing, Delapre Public Golf Course and Collingtree Park Golf Club are close to Hunsbury Meadows, ideal for a relaxing round of golf on a weekend. For shopping trips, Northampton city centre is home to the Weston Favell Centre, the Grosvenor Centre and Peacock Place, with lots of high street independent and designer shops.

Other placess of interest near to Hunsbury Meadows include Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, Delapre Abbey and the Royal & Derngate Theatre.

Travel and commuting

Located close to the M1 and only a short drive from Northampton train station, Hunsbury Meadows is well connected by both road and rail. The suburb is a 10-minute drive away from the centre of Northampton, while Milton Keynes can be reached in 25-minutes via the M1.

For journeys into Birmingham, the drive takes one hour via the M1 and M6, while the train journey from Northampton to Birmingham New Street takes just over one hour. The quickest way to get to London is by train, with a travel time of 50-minutes from Northampton and 30-minutes from Milton Keynes.

When you’re going on holiday, London Luton Airport is just 45-minutes away, while Birmingham Airport can be reached in under an hour by car. 

  • Duston Gardens

    Duston Gardens

    Telstar Way, Duston, NN5 6GT
  • DWH at Overstone Gate

    DWH at Overstone Gate

    Stratford Drive, Overstone, NN6 0RS
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £347,995 to £507,995
  • The Farmstead at Overstone Gate

    The Farmstead at Overstone Gate

    Stratford Drive, Overstone, NN6 0RS
    • 5 bedroom
    • £744,995 to £769,995
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    The Wickets, Earls Barton

    The Wickets, Earls Barton

    Main Road, Earls Barton, Northampton, NN6 0HJ
    • 2 and 4 bedroom
    • Coming soon
  • DWH at Wendel View

    DWH at Wendel View

    Park Farm Way, Wellingborough, NN8 3GZ
    • 2, 4 and 5 bedroom
    • £287,995 to £584,995
  • Lavendon Fields

    Lavendon Fields

    White Canons Drive, Lavendon, MK46 4EJ
    • 4 and 5 bedroom
    • £504,995 to £787,995
  • The Moorings

    The Moorings

    Crick Road, Rugby, CV23 1BL
    • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom
    • £363,995 to £629,995
  • Brooklands Park

    Brooklands Park

    Fen Street, Milton Keynes, MK10 7ES
    • 4 bedroom
  • St Rumbold's Fields

    St Rumbold's Fields

    Tingewick Road, Buckingham, MK18 1ST
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £394,000 to £595,000
  • Bertone Gardens

    Bertone Gardens

    Bertone Gardens, Warkton Lane, Barton Seagrave, Kettering, NN15 5YY
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £403,995 to £624,995
  • Bertone Manor David Wilson

    Bertone Manor David Wilson

    Warkton Lane, Barton Seagrave, NN15 5YY
  • Ashlawn Gardens

    Ashlawn Gardens

    Ashlawn Road, Rugby, CV22 5QE
    • 3 bedroom
    • £319,995 to £322,995
  • David Wilson Eagles' Rest

    David Wilson Eagles' Rest

    Burney Drive, Wavendon, MK17 7BT
  • Burnmill Grange

    Burnmill Grange

    Burnmill Road, Market Harborough, LE16 7XB
    • 4 and 5 bedroom
    • £409,995 to £799,995
  • Woburn Downs

    Woburn Downs

    Watling Street, , MK17 9DN
    • 4 bedroom
    • £479,995 to £584,495
  • David Wilson Marston Fields

    David Wilson Marston Fields

    Torry Orchard, Marston Moretaine, MK43 2AD
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £356,995 to £519,995
  • Bishop's Hill

    Bishop's Hill

    Station Road, Bishop's Itchington, CV47 2SR
    • 1, 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £190,000 to £600,000
  • The Pavilions

    The Pavilions

    White Post Road, Bodicote, OX15 4BN
    • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom
    • £380,000 to £785,000
  • The Nurseries

    The Nurseries

    Market Road, Thrapston, NN14 4NQ
    • 4 and 5 bedroom
    • £439,995 to £450,995
  • David Wilson Homes at Kibworth

    David Wilson Homes at Kibworth

    Fleckney Road, Kibworth, LE8 0HG
    • 4 bedroom
    • From £484,995
  • Willow Grove

    Willow Grove

    Southern Cross, Wixams, MK42 6AW
    • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom
    • £407,995 to £495,995
  • Fleckney Fields

    Fleckney Fields

    Kilby Road, Fleckney, LE8 8BP
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £389,995 to £589,995
  • Heritage Grange, Upper Lighthorne

    Heritage Grange, Upper Lighthorne

    Banbury Road, Upper Lighthorne, Leamington Spa, CV35 0BE
    • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £335,000 to £525,000
  • DWH @ Clipstone Park

    DWH @ Clipstone Park

    Leighton Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 9NY
    • 3 bedroom
    • £390,000 to £437,000
  • Hemins Place at Kingsmere

    Hemins Place at Kingsmere

    Heaton Road (off Vendee Drive), Bicester, OX26 1FQ
    • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £352,000 to £660,000
  • Wigston Meadows

    Wigston Meadows

    Newton Lane, Wigston, LE18 3SH
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £332,995 to £490,995
  • Beaumont at Warwick Gates

    Beaumont at Warwick Gates

    Vickers Way, Warwick, CV34 7AQ
    • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £316,000 to £635,000
  • DWH Orchard Green @ Kingsbrook

    DWH Orchard Green @ Kingsbrook

    Armstrongs Fields, Broughton, Aylesbury, HP22 7BX
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £550,000 to £662,995
  • DWH @ Linmere

    DWH @ Linmere

    Betony Meadow, Houghton Regis, LU5 7AJ
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £422,500 to £585,000
  • DWH Canal Quarter @ Kingsbrook

    DWH Canal Quarter @ Kingsbrook

    Burcott Lane, Broughton, Aylesbury, HP22 5AR
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £469,995 to £642,992
  • New Lubbesthorpe

    New Lubbesthorpe

    Tweed Street, Lubbesthorpe, LE19 4BH
    • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £267,995 to £514,995
  • Thorpebury in the Limes

    Thorpebury in the Limes

    King Street, Thorpebury, Near Barkby Thorpe, Leicester, LE7 3QE
    • 3 bedroom
    • £299,995 to £304,995