About Burnley

The small market town of Burnley is a hotspot for first time buyers and homeowners seeking space for a growing family. With low average house prices, easy links to Manchester, and access to the Lancashire countryside, it’s certainly at the top of the list if you’re thinking about to relocating. If you’re looking for houses for sale, Burnley is an affordable and conveniently located town with excellent amenities. And, at just 21 miles north of Manchester and 20 miles east of Preston, it’s the ideal base for commuters.

Employment in and around Burnley is one of the biggest draws for newcomers to the town. In fact, it’s considered to be one of the best places in the UK to make a living. A nationwide study conducted by TotallyMoney.com ranked Burnley in fifth place based on a number of factors, including employment rate, average wage, and cost of living. With the most affordable mortgages in the country, Burnley proves to be an inexpensive area to live and work in.

The thriving market town has a population of 73,000 people and offers residents a great sense of community with plenty to do. Having undergone a multi-million-pound redevelopment, the town centre is now an attractive place for people of all ages, and further developments are planned for the future. Famed for its football club, Burnley FC, and enriched with an interesting past in the cotton trade, Burnley is a unique place of interest. Living in this peaceful location, right in the heart of the South Pennines heritage area, is a great way to start a new life or raise a family.

If you are looking for desirable suburbs with beautiful new builds, Burnley is a great place to start your search. Our developments are close to the sought-after areas of Burnley Wood, Rose Hill, and Pike Hill. Keepmoat neighbourhoods are designed to offer space, style, and safety for homeowners. Charmingly landscaped, our Highgrove Place and Clarence Gardens developments are perfect for families or couples. So, why not take a look at our collection of Burnley new build houses for sale today?

Get in touch to find out more about Highgrove Place or Clarence Gardens, and our affordable Burnley new builds. 

Keepmoat Homes in the North West

Cottonfields, Atherton

Cottonfields, Atherton

Gibfield Park Avenue, Atherton, , M46 0SU

2-4 bedroom homes

Prices from £139,995

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Lyndon Park, Great Harwood

Lyndon Park, Great Harwood

Harwood Lane, Great Harwood, , BB6 7TB

2-4 bedroom homes

Prices from £65,765

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Riverbank View at Charlestown, Salford

Riverbank View at Charlestown, Salford

Littleton Road, Salford, , M6 6HX

2-4 bedroom homes

Prices from £181,995

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Things to do

Although small in size, there is much to do in Burnley and the surrounding areas, making it the perfect place to lay your hat if you enjoy the great outdoors. Burnley is in a prime location, always just minutes from the Lancashire countryside – no matter where you are in town. Whether you are looking for houses for sale in Burnley’s central neighbourhoods or further afield, you will never be too far from fresh air and lush landscapes.  

The region attracts hikers, cyclists, and horse riders, and there’s also plenty of wildlife to be discovered here. Cant Clough Reservoir and Hurstwood Reservoir are ideal for wildlife spotting or for dog walking if you are relocating with pets in mind. There’s also Shedden Clough, which is another hiking spot, recognised by its strangely scenic lunar landscape. The unusual landmark was created in the 17th Century when limestone was extracted through a method called ‘hushing’, which has led to the extraordinary formations seen today.

Further on, there is Pendle Hill, best known for the witch trials of 1612 (and home to the notorious Pendle witches). There are plenty of long-distance walks to be enjoyed here, including the 43-mile-long Pendle Way walk and sections of The Bronte Way.

Within the market town itself, you’ll find a number of interesting sights and attractions. The historic houses of Towneley Hall and Gawthorpe Hall are not to be missed if you enjoy gardens and architecture. The Singing Ringing Tree is a truly unique wind powered sound sculpture, considered to be one of the finest pieces of sound art in the world.

Coffee drinkers will be pleased to know that there is a great café culture in Burnley, with many coffee shops, cafés and cake shops serving up afternoon refreshments. For shopping and eating out, there are also plenty of options in the town centre.


Public transport links in Burnley ensure easy travel, with a bus network that takes you to every neighbourhood from the town centre. Buses from Burnley Bus Station also leave regularly for surrounding towns and cities, including Manchester, Preston, Rochdale, Skipton, Blackburn, Bury, Grassington, and Hebden Bridge. Extra funding in recent years has helped to improve Lancashire bus services, connecting residents to all areas of the county and beyond. So, for commuters searching for houses for sale in Burnley, this location is ideal.

You’ll find a a park-and-ride scheme operating at both Burnley Central Station and Burnley Manchester Road Station. Trains from Burnley go to a number of destinations, including Manchester Victoria, Blackburn, Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool, Blackpool North, Preston, as well as Manchester Airport.


Burnley is a top location for higher education, situated close to Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, and other major university cities. The University of Central Lancashire has a campus in Burnley, and the student community is a thriving one despite not being in a typically ‘big’ city. Burnley College on Princess Way is another great place of study, with both a sixth form centre and access to undergraduate or postgraduate courses.

There are more than 20 primary schools in the local area, plus a number of good secondary schools. According to the Burnley.co.uk website, more than £350 million has been invested into providing state-of-the-art facilities for schools. The town aims to become a centre of educational excellence and boasts a high number of trade apprenticeships for early career starters.

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