Harrogate is a breathtaking spa town known for its stunning historic buildings, lush gardens, and natural springs. For centuries the great and the good, including European royalty have all flocked to Harrogate to enjoy the waters for their healing properties. Writers have been inspired by the town’s unique blend of old-world charm and modern sophistication, including Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens and W. H. Auden. Best of all, from your new home in Harrogate, you have the world-famous Betty’s, and possibly the best cream tea in the country.

Your new build in Harrogate is close to great tourist attractions, which keep its local businesses thriving, but it's also a working town too. Close to your new home the Harrogate International Centre bringing in business visitors and the Great Yorkshire Showground supports the regional agricultural industry. If you're looking for new houses for sale, Harrogate should be a top choice!

Living in Harrogate

New builds for sale in Harrogate - close to great commuter links

Harrogate’s main road routes are the A61 and the A59. The A61 is the key north-south route from Leeds all the way through the county to its junction with the A1(M) above Ripon. The A59 connects York with Skipton, crossing the Yorkshire Dales on its way from east to west. Other convenient routes from your new home in Harrogate are the A658 to Bradford and the A661 to Wetherby – another link with the A1(M).

There are four train stations on the Harrogate Line, served by Northern Trains and London North Eastern Railway. There’s a direct link from Harrogate to London Kings Cross, meaning from your new build in Harrogate you can be in the capital in less than three hours. 

Shop till you drop from your new Harrogate home

Shopping is a pleasure in Harrogate, with all the independent shops and upmarket department stores in the Montpelier area. From your new house in Harrogate, you can shop for high street brands in the Westminster Arcade, the Victoria Shopping Centre and the pedestrianised town centre. When you need a break, there are lovely parks and gardens, famous tea rooms – this is the home of Yorkshire Tea after all - as well as pubs and restaurants.

Your new home in Harrogate has the pick of the schools

Harrogate is of course, famous for its private Ladies’ College, but secondary age students have plenty of options here. Harrogate High School is a specialist Sports College, St. Aidan’s C of E High School is a specialist Language and Science School and St John Fisher Catholic High School is a specialist Arts and Humanities School. There’s also the Rossett School and the Harrogate Grammar School - all close to your new Harrogate home!

Discover the countryside near your new North Yorkshire home

Harrogate is right on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. However much there is to do in town, a change of scenery in the open countryside is good for everyone. The Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the southeastern edge of the National Park is another stunning local natural landmark.

New houses for sale in North Yorkshire

Persimmon Homes has a number of exquisite new build houses for sale in Harrogate and new homes in North Yorkshire, including new developments in York and Bedale. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of new Persimmon communities below…