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Rotherham, to the north east of Sheffield, is a pleasantly leafy place to buy a new house. Walking out from your new build, you can enjoy Victorian parks and magnificent grade I listed buildings including the magnificent Rotherham Minster. Rotherham’s industrial past is on show too, with the former Templeborough steelworks, now the Magna Science Adventure Centre - the largest adventure museum in Europe, housed in a building that’s a third of a mile long and 150 feet high.

Buying a new home in Rotherham will give you access to a thriving arts scene, a host of leisure activities and events including fashion show Rotherham Rocks and Rotherham by the Sea, where Clifton Park is transformed into a beach. The greenbelt means that your home in Rotherham is encircled in green space for leisure and pleasure, with the Trans-Pennine trails, Rotherham Roundwalk and several golf courses all nearby.

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Living in Rotherham

Shop till you drop from your new house in Rotherham!

Your new home in Rotherham has so much to offer the shopper! From the bustling atmosphere of the town centre with well known stores, independent shops and boutiques, as well as an indoor and outdoor market. Don’t forget to try the many coffee shops, cafes and restaurants packed with local foods for you to enjoy and buy. If you’d rather head for a shopping centre, Parkgate Shopping Park has rows of top name stores, Parkgate Retail World can help with bigger purchases and if you can’t find it in the Meadowhall Shopping Centre with 290 stores, you’re not going to!

Great road links from your new build home 

The M1 cuts through between Rotherham and Sheffield and is the area’s key north-south route. The A630 connects it with the A1(M) at Doncaster. Commuting from your new Rotherham house into Sheffield by train is no problem, with an average journey time from Rotherham Central of 20 minutes. There are regular bus services too with National Express. If you want to get away from your beautiful new build in Rotherham, head to either Manchester or Leeds Bradford Airport - both are just over an hour away by car.

Great education from your new Rotherham home

As a town with a population of over a quarter of a million people, the choice of schools is immense. There are the usual primary and secondary schools – all 133 of them – and many have been rated as Outstanding and Good by Ofsted. Aside from that there are also SEN academies, faith schools, independents and alternative schools as well as three further education colleges. A new home in Barnsley gives you every educational choice you could need.

Entertainments straight from your door

There are so many different places to enjoy in and close to Rotherham. You’ll enjoy choosing for yourself, from the green space of the Minster Gardens, Clifton Park, the Wentworth Woodhouse estate and the Ulley Reservoir, to the Westgate pubs and clubs. Check out the Magna Science Adventure Centre or kick back at the Rotherham-by-the-Sea Festival that transforms Clifton Park into the seaside, with sand, deckchairs and seaside amusements, every year.  

New properties for sale in Rotherham

Persimmon Homes has a number of new 2-bed, 3-bed and 4-bed houses available in Rotherham and new builds in South Yorkshire including new homes in Barnsley and Wombwell. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…