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10 new-build homes for less than £250,000

On the lookout for a brand new place that no one's ever lived in before? Let's take a look at 10 homes across the UK that you can snap up for under £250,000.

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Words by: Annabel Dixon


As affordability pressures bite, buying an energy-efficient new-build home can be a great way to keep costs down.

But that’s not all. Stylish interiors, modern appliances and 10-year warranties are just some of the other reasons that make new-build homes a popular choice.

From apartments in buzzing urban centres to spacious family homes with idyllic countryside on the doorstep, let's take a look at 10 new-build homes on Zoopla right now for less than £250,000.

1. Three-bed apartment, Brighton, £126,250

Three-bed apartment, Brighton, £126,250 - exterior

Just 20 minutes from Brighton Beach and the South Downs National Park is Moulsecoomb's newest neighbourhood: Home X.

Part of Brighton's £200 million Preston Barracks regeneration project, homes here are packed with contemporary details and quality materials.

Three-bed apartment, Brighton, £126,250 - interior

Look out for wood grain worktops and handle-less, soft close Symphony kitchens in Indigo Blue with smart and efficient integrated appliances.

Underfloor heating comes as standard throughout each apartment, alongside video/phone entry systems for extra peace of mind.

Available via Connells - Burgess Hill

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2. Two-bed terraced house, Arundel, West Sussex, £108,500

Two-bed terraced house, Arundel, West Sussex, £108,500 - exterior

For a little over £100k, you could buy a 35% stake in this brand new home not far from the south coast. It is ideal for first-time buyers looking for a tranquil and carefree lifestyle, says the developer.

The compact two-bedroom home has got all the necessities covered: kitchen, living and dining room, bathroom, and downstairs loo, plus plenty of storage space.

Two-bed terraced house, Arundel, West Sussex, £108,500 - interior

Outside, there’s a turfed garden with a shed, plus two parking spaces. The house is ready and waiting for someone to put their own stamp on it.

It’s a particularly charming spot to live too, close to the South Downs countryside, Chichester Harbour National Landscape and the wider West Sussex coastline.

Available from: Hyde New Homes

3.  One-bed apartment, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, £249,950

One-bed apartment, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, £249,950 - exterior

Buyers can retire to this charming Cotswolds market town for just less than £250k at Hawkesbury Place retirement community. 

At the heart of this bright and airy first-floor apartment is an open-plan kitchen and living room. There’s also a master bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and a shower room with slip-resistant flooring.

One-bed apartment, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, £249,950 - interior

Hawkesbury Place comprises 44 one- and two-bedroom apartments exclusively for people aged 70 and over. There’s plenty of facilities on tap, including a function room, communal lounge, restaurant, and wellness suite as well as landscaped gardens. 

But if you want to go a little further afield, Stow-on-the-Wold has a thriving town centre with shops, cafes, restaurants and a farmers market.

Available from: McCarthy Stone

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4. Two-bed apartment, Dunfermline, Scotland, £190,000

Two-bed apartment, Dunfermline, Scotland, £190,000 - external

This beautiful historic Victorian building has been transformed into nine NYC loft-style apartments. High ceilings, columns and large windows are the order of the day.

This apartment has all you’d expect from a sleek, stylish home: a kitchen with breakfast bar, a master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and ensuite shower room, a high spec bathroom, plus a handy storage area. 

Two-bed apartment, Dunfermline, Scotland, £190,000 - internal

The eye-catching development is located in Dunfermline town centre. But if it’s the bright lights you seek, Edinburgh is 17 miles south. Direct train journeys between Dunfermline and the Scottish capital take just over half an hour.

Available from: LSL New Homes North

5. Three-bed house, Stonehaven, Scotland, £250,000

Three-bed house, Stonehaven, Scotland, £250,000 - external

Fancy a home with country charm? Try this three-bedroom, semi-detached house in the new coastal community of Chapelton. It’s the perfect spot for those who need quick and easy access to Aberdeen yet still want to enjoy the great outdoors. 

The home itself has been thoughtfully designed with plenty of that all-important built-in storage. It also comes with its own garden. 

It’s worth noting that you could save £600 on your monthly mortgage payments when you buy through Shared Equity, according to the developer.

Available from: Places for People

6. Four-bed semi-detached house, Glenrothes, Scotland, £248,500

Four-bed semi-detached house, Glenrothes, Scotland, £248,500 - external

This house is perfectly suited to busy family life. Its layout includes an open-plan kitchen and dining room, dedicated laundry area, and built-in storage for all that clutter. French doors open out onto the garden, ideal for the warmer months. 

A look at the map shows it’s close to a range of local amenities too. Big-name supermarkets nearby include Asda, Morrisons and Aldi. 

Four-bed semi-detached house, Glenrothes, Scotland, £248,500 - internal

Plus, there’s handy transport links throughout the region, including to Fife, Edinburgh, Dundee and Perth, making it an ideal spot for commuters.

Available from: Miller Homes

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7. Four-bed townhouse, Ebbw Vale, Wales, £245,000

Four-bed townhouse, Ebbw Vale, Wales, £245,000

Here’s another brand new property that has ‘family home’ written all over it. There’s a kitchen with space for a table, open-plan living and dining room, storage cupboards and, best of all, a master bedroom with an ensuite that takes up the entire second floor. 

The house is energy efficient too, with solar panels fitted as standard. Gardens at the front and back of the house and off-street parking complete the picture.

Four-bed townhouse, Ebbw Vale, Wales, £245,000 - interior

This striking townhouse sits on the edge of the picturesque Brecon Beacons National Park. Time to invest in a good pair of hiking boots?

Available from: Peter Alan

8. Two-bed apartment, Conwy, Wales, £160,000

Two-bed apartment, Conwy, Wales, £160,000 - exterior

We bet you didn’t expect to see this property here! The former Elim Pentecostal Chapel has been transformed into eight apartments to offer buyers the best of old and new.

Outside, The Trinity has traditional charm, such as the carefully-restored windows. But inside, the building has been completely transformed into modern apartments with contemporary decor. A number of them even boast far-reaching views across Colwyn Bay and beyond. 

Two-bed apartment, Conwy, Wales, £160,000 - interior

It comes with access to a communal garden. But if you really want to stretch your legs, there’s Colwyn Bay Beach and the wider coastline to explore.

Available from: Beresford Adams

9. Three-bedroom flat, Barking, London, £123,500

Three-bedroom flat, Barking, London, £123,500

With house prices notoriously high in London, shared ownership offers a pathway to homeownership in the capital.

And for £123,500, you could buy a 25% share of this second floor flat in Barking’s new riverside quarter. 

Three-bedroom flat, Barking, London, £123,500 - interior

It’s been kitted out with mirrored fitted wardrobes, stone worktops and integrated appliances, as well as the latest home tech. Look out for the smart technology in the bathrooms.

When you need a change of scenery, you’ve got the residents hub, where you can work and meet family and friends. 

Available via Weston Homes

10. One-bed flat in Basildon, Essex, £230,000

One-bed flat in Basildon, Essex, £230,000 - exterior

Now these curved facades and large faux-sash windows set this development apart. Dunton Court comprises 18 bright apartments, all with high ceilings and open-plan living areas. 

You can sleep easy here. Security is a key feature, with a secure residents car park and a security entry phone system for each apartment. 

One-bed flat in Basildon, Essex, £230,000 - interior

And it’s a commuter's dream: apartments come with dedicated parking spaces, while Laindon train station is nearby, where direct trains whizz into London Fenchurch Street in around half an hour. 

Available via Balgores Basildon

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