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Your new home in Barnsley is renowned for its rich industrial heritage and hospitality. Once a place of well developed hostelries serving weary 17th century travellers, through to an industrial hotbed for linen weaving, glassmaking and coal mining, Barnsley has built its prosperity on being hard working and friendly. 

Today, the road links are a little more 21st century, with the M1 making trips to Sheffield and Leeds easy - though Manchester is still a meander over the Pennines on the A628. But, why travel from your new home in Barnsley, when you can enjoy a vibrant, highly family-friendly place to live, with great schools and streets lined with great shops, restaurants and bars, straight from your door? Enjoy walking, climbing, fell running or caving? The ruggedly beautiful Peak District National Park, is just a short drive away. 

Our locations in South Yorkshire

Living in Barnsley

Your new build house in Barnsley, so near to the shops

Barnsley town centre is packed with places to shop, eat and relax. From your new build in Barnsley you can head to the Glass Works for shopping, bowling, a Hollywood blockbuster and there’s even an NHS diagnostics centre! If you’re looking for a healthy bargain, explore the Barnsley Markets with over 100 stalls spread across two floors - it’s a fantastic way to support local businesses. Then there’s the outdoor market, which takes place four days a week, and the weekly second-hand market for eagle-eyed bargain hunters.

If rain stops play, head to the Alhambra Shopping Centre with over 40 retail outlets, or for something extra special visit the Victorian Arcade packed with independent retailers and a traditional Victorian tea room. So, if you're looking for a new build development, Barnsley is a fantastic place to choose! 

New build house to beautiful ancient landmarks

From your new house in Barnsley, you have a selection of cultural attractions, including stately homes, museums, theatres, ruins and art galleries within easy driving distance. Among the great sights to explore locally are the peaceful Monk Bretton Priory, the stunning Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the beautiful gardens at Wentworth Castle. Kids will never be bored, with popular family-friendly attractions including RSPB Dearne Valley, Wigfield Farm and the Calypso Cove Waterpark at the Metrodome Leisure Complex.

Travelling from your new home in Barnsley

If you need to commute from your new Barnsley home, you're in a great location. The M1 is just a few minutes away, providing easy access to Leeds and Wakefield to the north, and Sheffield and Rotherham to the south.Plus your new home is close to local routes including the A635 to Doncaster and the A628 to Manchester. The town is also well-equipped for public transport – Barnsley Interchange is a combined bus and rail station in the centre, providing direct routes to many destinations in the region, and further nationwide links.  

New houses for sale in South Yorkshire

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses available in Barnsley and new builds in South Yorkshire, including new homes in Wombwell and Rotherham. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…