Settled between Derby and Nottingham, well-connected Ilkeston is a popular market town in the county of Derbyshire. With its long history, the town centre boasts a host of high-street retailers, shops and general amenities. Home to one of the largest street fairs in the country (and Europe), an annual delight is Ilkeston's well-known annual Charter Fair, which originally started in 1252. 

New homes in Ilkeston

With higher energy efficiency and none of the seemingly endless repairs an older property can bring, new-build houses are an ideal choice for those looking to enjoy the good life. Giving you more freedom to explore your new base, a money-saving new property is also an exciting blank canvas to put your stamp on. 

Living in Ilkeston

The great outdoors

A 45-minute drive from the stunning Peak District National Park, the town is surrounded by five large public parks.  One such is the epic Deer Park: a 500-acre estate, which features a lake, cafes, a Botanic Garden and a Natural and Industrial Museum. Rutland Sports Park and the Victoria Park Leisure Centre also provide excellent facilities for all ages. 

Getting around the M1

With the M1 under 10 minutes away by car, major cities such as Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester are an easy commute. Via the A609, Nottingham is a quick 22-minute drive away, and Derby is just 30 minutes by car. 

If you prefer travelling by train, the train station is on the West Midlands and Northern Line, and East Midland Railway, with journeys to Nottingham taking approximately 15 minutes. The East Midlands Airport is just 24 minutes by car, and local bus services include a link to the airport. 

School days

Being so close to cities such as Derby, the town is a prime education spot for all ages. Among the choices for secondary education, you have Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy, Kirk Hallam and the Saint John Catholic Voluntary Academy. And for ages 16 and over, Nottingham and Derby both offer college and university opportunities.

Start your new build journey in Ilkeston

Choosing your new home is one of the biggest decisions in life. Our mission is to make that journey easy and your dream house a reality. To take that next step, chat to our team today. To explore more locations, browse our other Derbyshire housing developments below, including Matlock, Chellaston and more…