The birthplace of household names such as Weakest Link presenter Anne Robinson, astrologer Mystic Meg, cricketer Andrew Flintoff and Red or Dead designer Wayne Hemmingway, Lancashire, the county that became famous worldwide for its role in the industrial revolution, has a wide range of new homes for sale to suit all budgets and tastes.
Chorley, a market town famous for its cakes, is six miles north of Wigan and 10 miles north-west of Bolton. Stewart Milne Homes is selling a variety of properties at Farrington Park at Buckshaw Village, just outside Chorley. Featuring leisure facilities, a family pub/restaurant and a wide range of shops, Buckshaw Village also forms part of National Cycle Route 55 of the National Cycle Network - ideal for keen cyclists, or family outings at the weekend. Camelot Theme Park is also just 15 minutes away from Farrington Park.
Well connected, the village lies within commutable distance of all major towns and cities in the north-west as well as Manchester Airport, so buyers can enjoy the advantages of good transport links, while residing in the beauty of the Lancashire countryside. Prices start at £177,950 for a three-bedroom home.
In the former mill and textiles town of Blackburn, located nine miles east of Preston, Taylor Wimpey is selling homes at The Orchard, priced from £57,995 to £179,995. A development of one- and two-bedroom coach houses and three-, four-, five- and six-bedroom townhouses, The Orchard is ideally located for commuters, with a good local bus service to Blackburn town centre and excellent road links into nearby Clitheroe, Bolton, Accrington and Manchester.
Lytham St Annes is one of the county's most sought-after residential towns, and new-build opportunities have been rare in recent years. However, Redrow is offering a selection of four-bedroom detached family houses for sale at Lytham Quays priced from £279,995 that will be ideal for couples and families looking for a spacious base from which to enjoy the area's superb coast and countryside and the town's excellent amenities - and, of course, some of the golf courses for which Lytham is known worldwide.
Heading to the market town of Preston, Taylor Wimpey's new homes at The Oaks, priced from £127,995 to £224,995, offer a variety of styles to suit all budgets. Based near a wide range of high-achieving local schools, a range of three- and four-bedroom mews and detached homes are available. Ideal for commuters, the M6, M61 and M65 motorways are all within easy reach, providing good access to all the major north-west towns, while a regular bus and rail service is also within walking distance of the development. Part Exchange options are available on this development for buyers.