We always knew it was one of the best places to live in the UK – but now it’s official.

Bellway’s prestigious Heatherley Wood development at Alderley Park in Cheshire has been shortlisted for Development of the Year in the forthcoming RESI Awards run by Property Week.

The magnificent collection of bespoke four, five and six bedroom homes, nestled in the leafy parkland setting of Alderley Park that benefits from its own gym and gastro pub, fast gained a reputation as one of the area’s most desirable places to live and now has only eight properties left for sale.

Offering some of the most exceptional new build homes currently available in the North West of England, the exclusive development offers elevated luxury living in a semi-rural woodland setting close to the highly sought after Cheshire village of Alderley Edge and has been popular with couples, young professionals and families looking to make a lifestyle choice to improve their work life balance and enjoy being closer to nature.

Sales director at Bellway Manchester, Hollie Reynolds, commented: “We may be slightly biased but we’ve always been confident that Heatherley Wood would become one of the region’s stand out developments, popular with purchasers due to the style and quality of our homes, the idyllic location and the park’s fantastic facilities.

“Over the two years that we’ve been on site, our homebuyers have confirmed our thoughts and now we are very proud to announce that the development has received industry recognition too.”

Organised by Property Week, the RESI Awards take place annually and celebrate the very best in the UK residential property sector bringing together key players from across the market including developers, housebuilders, landlords, investors and local authorities.

Awards are made across a range of categories including Deal of the Year, Development of the Year, Financier of the Year, Later Living Operator, Legal Team and Property Manager.  Bellway will find out if Heatherley Wood is crowned Development of the Year at the awards ceremony in London in December.