New Homes in Lancashire
Sitting on the coast of , Lancashire borders Cumbria, and Merseyside, as well as , and the Irish Sea. From major towns like and , to popular seaside spots such as Blackpool and Morcambe Bay, you can find lots of variety with houses in Lancashire.
Whether you’re building sandcastles on St Anne’s Beach, going for long walks in the nearby Lake District, or exploring the Forest of Bowland, you’ve also got an array of galleries, museums and castles to visit. Discover Beacon Fell Country Park, Pendle Hill and Rivington Pike too, all with our developments in Lancashire.
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Living in Lancashire
Whether you’re attractive to the area by its beautiful natural scenery or access to vibrant towns and cities, Lancashire is a wonderful place to live. You can read on to discover more about what makes the county tick, while you can head over to our latest offers page to explore schemes such the Government’s Help to Buy initiative.
Things to see and do in Lancashire
The pull of nature is strong across Lancashire, which boasts everything from rising peaks to quiet valleys and pretty beaches. The Forest of Bowland is spectacular for walks, while the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District are within easy reach of the north.
The natural draws continue in the form of Leighton Moss and Rivington Pike, while Beacon Fell, Fairy Glen, St Anne’s Beach, Brockholes and Cuerden Valley Park all throw up different types of scenery, much of which you can see when you climb Pendle Hill. Especially if you’re launching into the sky on a paraglider.
Back down on level ground, don’t miss cultural highlights such as the Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library or Lancaster Castle. If you fancy a night out then head into Preston, or if you’re looking for a fun-filled family experience, Blackpool Pleasure Beach is tough to beat.
Lancashire is home to some of the best schools anywhere in the UK. Archbishop Temple School in the Fulwood area of Preston has been named as one of the country’s best secondaries in recent years, while Lancaster Girls’ Grammar has received national recognition for its GCSE results.
Both of the schools above are outstanding according to Ofsted, along with Clitheroe Royal Grammar. The same goes for Preston’s St Peter’s CofE, which conveniently also offers a nursery service,as well as Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary in Lytham St Anne’s and Blackburn’s St Gabriel’s CofE.
Transport links in Lancashire
From buses, trams and trains to planes and ferries, Lancashire has excellent transport links. Indeed, trains to London only take around two hours, which is a great journey time considering the distance.
There are lots of motorways which pass through the county, which is ideal if you have a car and often need to travel. The M61, M58, M55 and M6 all spend some of their time in the county, while the M62 between Manchester and Liverpool passes just to the south.
The Lancashire property market
House prices in Lancashire are significantly lower than the national average, but the county has been earmarked as a property hotspot which could deliver excellent future returns on investment. It also delivers some fantastic properties, such as the spacious 5 bedroom family homes you’ll find in the village of Whalley just south of Clitheroe.
You can also track down a collection of traditionally-designed new homes close to the centre of Clitheroe, as well as everything from 2 bed terraces to 4 bed detached houses on the outskirts of Preston. Wherever you want to settle down, don’t miss money-saving offers such as our popular Part Exchange scheme.
Help to Buy Lancashire
In Lancashire you can take advantage of Help to Buy North West if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy North West page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.