New Build Homes in Darwen

Nestled amidst the green hills of Lancashire, Darwen is a market town sitting between Bolton and Blackburn. It is within easy reach of Manchester and Liverpool and surrounded by scenery.

Darwen offers all the benefits of town living combined with easy access to city attractions and the countryside. If you’re considering calling Darwen your home, see our range of new build homes for sale in Darwen.

A small town but with a lot to offer, including a thriving centre and high-street

Residents of Darwen enjoy plenty of green spaces, attractive parks, including the Peak District, Forest of Bowland, and the Yorkshire Dales

14 secondary schools and 76 primary schools in and around Darwen are rated as “Outstanding” or “Good” by Ofsted

Darwen has excellent transport links to Blackburn, Bolton, Manchester, and the rest of the UK



Standing on the banks of the River Darwen, the town of Darwen is a flourishing community with a bustling centre and high street. Venture out into the town and you’ll find plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes, and pubs, all within easy walking distance. The town also hosts a variety of events throughout the year, culminating with the annual Darwen Gala (founded back in 1955), which celebrates the town’s heritage and traditions.

In addition to the selection of local businesses, you’ll find food a particular focus in Darwen. The town offers local butchers, delis, and bakeries. Darwen is also home to CDJ Restaurant, founded by Dan Jolley private chef to Liverpool FC’s players. He hails from the region and learnt to cook at Darwen Vale High School.

Darwen is ideal for fans of sport and the great outdoors. The town has three large parks, Bold Venture Park, Whitehall Park, and Sunnyhurst Wood Nature Reserve. It also boasts a leisure centre with an eight-lane, 25-metre swimming pool. A house in Darwen puts you in the perfect location to explore some spectacular countryside, including the Peak District, Forest of Bowland, and the Yorkshire Dales.

If you’re planning on moving with your family, then a home in Darwen gives you access to a wide selection of fantastic schools in both Darwen and Blackburn. A total of 14 secondary schools in and around Darwen are rated as either “Outstanding” or “Good” by Ofsted. A further 76 primary schools within five miles of Darwen are rated “Outstanding” or “Good”, including 11 “Outstanding” primary schools.

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A house in Darwen gives you all the convenience of living in a small but well-appointed town, yet with great transport links to the surrounding region. This makes Darwen an excellent choice for commuting.

Situated just off the M65 and on the A666, Blackburn and Bolton are minutes away. Manchester can be reached quickly by train or car, giving you easy access to the city centre and Manchester Airport. With a direct train service to Manchester Victoria, you can travel by train throughout the UK, with a three hour journey to London Euston. Darwen also enjoys regular bus services to its neighbouring towns, meaning local travel is a breeze.

If you’re looking to call Darwen your home, you’ll find a selection of great new build homes in Darwen for sale across our developments in and around the town.