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Home to one of the largest open-air markets in the UK, Chesterfield is a market town that can date its heritage back to Roman times. 

Conveniently located, the town has easy access to both city and rural life, with the stunning Peak District close by and Sheffield just 12 miles north – perfect if you’re looking for that sought-after life balance. 


Buying a new build in Chesterfield

A new house is a money and time-saver, without the endless repairs of an older home, and its higher energy efficiency, you have more freedom to enjoy everything Chesterfield has to offer.

Living in Chesterfield

A ‘best of both’ location

Well-connected via the various motorway routes available, Chesterfield has easy access to major cities in the North and East Midlands. 

Passing through the town, the A61 is directly connected to Sheffield, and the M1 is close by connecting Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, and to the north, the city of Leeds. Small picturesque towns, such as Matlock and Bakewell, are also nearby. 

Train travel is very accessible via the East Midlands Railway, and the average train time to Sheffield is approximately 20 minutes. The East Midlands Airport near Derby is perfect for quick getaways, and Manchester Airport is just over an hour by car.

Historic shopping days out

Taking place three times a week, the traditional street market continues Chesterfield’s market-town heritage with stalls selling everything from foodie delights to keepsake antiques. 

Then you can take a step into the town’s Medieval past with a walk down the atmospheric Shambles, and enjoy its bustling high street, independent shops, supermarkets and main shopping centre. 

Queen’s Park is also a beautiful local green space, complete with lakeside views that’s ideal for all ages.

Ideal for all ages 

For a healthy dose of the great outdoors, the Peak District National Park is a 13 minute drive. The popular village of Edale is an ideal spot to start your walk, or you can follow the ‘Snake Road’ along the Ladybower Reservoir.

The glorious Chatsworth House is also less than 10 miles away, and a fun day for all the family.  

The family-friendly town has a wide choice of 10 secondary schools with many also including sixth-form tuition, and Chesterfield College of Further Education is a popular choice for ages 16 and over students.

Start your new build journey

Choosing your new home is one of the biggest decisions in life. Our mission is to make that journey easy and your dream home a reality. To take that next step, chat to our team today.

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