Your new home in Rothwell is the best of both worlds - just six miles south east from the city of Leeds, but a country mile away from the city with bags of old world charm. Sitting on the River Aire, your new build in Rothwell is close to the Country Park, Springhead Park and the gorgeous woodland surrounding the Oulton Hall Golf Course. 

The schools in the area are good, and the town boasts good amenities, including shops, supermarkets, restaurants and pubs as well as a leisure centre. Location-wise, your new house in Rothwell is located between the M1 and the M62, making it easy to travel to nearby centres including Wakefield, Sheffield and Doncaster. Moving to Rothwell offers the perfect blend of country living - with Leeds right on your doorstep. 

Living in Rothwell

Green space all around your new Rothwell home

Rothwell boasts an abundance of green spaces, giving residents of all ages the perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature. Springhead Park stands as a local treasure, offering picturesque walking trails, playgrounds for children, tennis courts and even a skate park for the adventurous. This haven of tranquility also features bird gardens, bowling greens, and a dementia-friendly garden, welcoming everyone in the community. The Rothwell Country Park is managed by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, who are committed to boosting local diverse ecosystems, including meadows, woodlands, and wetlands to provide a retreat for wildlife and nature lovers alike.

Your new home close to transport links

The new development in Rothwell enjoys a perfect country location, but has great access to the M1, M62 and A1(M). From your new home in Rothwell, you can drive into Leeds via the A639 Pontefract Road or the M621 - both will take around 25 minutes. Trains from Woodlesford Station (about a mile away) will take you into Leeds city centre in under 10 minutes, or to Castleford, Knottingley and Glasshoughton for easy commuting. 

Schools near your new home in Rothwell 

Rothwell has five primary schools including Cockburn Haigh Road Academy, Victoria Junior School, Holy Trinity CofE Academy Rothwell Primary School and Rothwell St Mary’s Primary School – all have been rated as Outstanding or Good by Ofsted. For secondary schools close to your Rothwell new build, you will need to head to the Rodillian Academy at Lofthouse, or Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy in Middleton. For further and higher education, vocational and adult learning courses, Leeds City College also has a campus in Rothwell.

New build houses in Rothwell, Leeds

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses available in Rothwell and new builds in Leeds and West Yorkshire including new homes in Wakefield and Morley. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…