phase 1 of our new development coming soon








welcome to old farm gardens….   

a rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful NEWBUILD detached property in a secluded central village location in the heart of the national forest.  

At Willowstone Developments we pride ourselves on thoughtfully designed homes, with an impressive specification included as standard.

We adopt a traditional craftsman approach to our builds but with a focus on the latest energy efficient products to ensure a house perfect for modern day living.

Our latest development, Old Farm Gardens, based in Moira,  is a secluded development of 6  4 bedroom properties nestled within the picturesque surroundings of the National Forest on the Leicestershire-Derbyshire border.

Set in a leafy secluded spot with its own private drive, this small collection of unique homes offer a wonderful sense of community living but each plot is detached ensuring a feeling of space, and  maintaining privacy. The site offers varying sizes of properties suiting MANY potential home buyers.

Built to our impressive specifications, home buyers  can expect unique interiors that combine design led aesthetics with practical solutions for contemporary living.


If you buy off plan from us you can fully personalise your home, but rest assured that if you choose to buy a finished property you will have a uniquely designed home with desirable finishes such as quartz work tops and feature sanitary ware enveloped in our OWN unique STYLE.

Each property is individually styled by our in house interior designer,  influenced by current trends  giving you a contemporary  home, but executed in  a style that is timeless.

We are passionate about design, QUALITY and giving our home owners exceptional value for money. We want our houses to be forever homes for our purchasers. Willowstone builds always include bi-folding doors, Nest intelligent system for economical hassle free heating ,  fully integrated appliances and fitted flooring as standard creating a home you can simply move into and enjoy.

 The Old Farm Gardens development is no different and in addition on this site we are offering ambient exterior garden lighting  for instant kerb appeal and contemporary oak and glass feature staircases as standard.


We include a

NHBC buildmark 10 year warranty

as standard

giving you total peace of mind.

The development consists of six detached properties, each offering a SLIGHTLY different configuration, understanding that every home owner has INDIVIDUAL requirements. 

The build specification of all our properties is considered and well thought out.

We optimise cavity wall and loft insulation and over achieve on STANDARD building standard requirements.

All properties benefit from dual zone thermostatic heating. Smart control from your mobile phone means you can control your heating bills with ease, wherever you are, meaning you can spend your money on other things that really matter to you. 

The properties are well equipped for open plan living, catering for all of your needs. the specification includes flooring throughout as standard and integrated appliances, there are no extra hidden costs. There are also some added luxuries such as electronic ROOF LIGHT windows, designer radiators and impressive bi-fold windows ON SOME CONFIGURATIONS.

We are pleased to announce that

help to buy

is available

on this latest development.

A little more about moira… 


Despite the quiet private setting,  the development is in the heart of the village of Moira with the convenience that this brings.  

Moira and Nearby Ashby de la Zouch form part  of the civil parish of Ashby Wolds, Moira is a village that is proud of its rich industrial heritage, and Moira Furnace is a celebration of this history.

Moira is home to  restored 19th century iron making blast furnace and museum, located adjacent to the tranquil Ashby canal,  built in 1804, it had stopped making iron by 1811 and was then used for housing by the local collieries for the mine workers and their families.

There is an Ofsted-rated ‘good’ primary school*, and local groups such as the Moira Football Club and the Scouts, which runs from the village hall, offer a strong sense of community spirit.

There are plenty of things to do .  you could visit Moira Furnace, take a walk long the Ashby canal and enjoy the great outdoors.

Moira is in the heart of the National Forest, take a stroll or even  take a ride along the national cycle Trail. Since its conception over 20 years ago, when visionary leaders made the decision to create a new, large, forested area in England to show the many benefits that come from woodland near where people live and work, the National Forest has become a much-loved part of the landscape.

The National Forest’s award-winning Conkers visitor attraction is within Moira, providing a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences aimed at keeping families engaged for hours. From kata canoeing to bush craft survival, painting a pot to exploring the indoor Enchanted Forest play zone, Conkers is a truly exceptional experience for young and old alike.

 The specially-created quiet, traffic-free paths of the National Cycle Network connect Moira to its beautiful surrounding villages and attractions. Despite its name, the Network isn’t just for cyclists, it’s also popular with walkers, joggers, wheelchair users and horse riders too.



Slightly further away but within easy access , Champneys Springs spa is only a 4 mile trip offering treatments and relaxation, while the National Trust property, Calke Abbey is hidden away in a hollow within an ancient park land, nine miles away – frozen in time and offering a fascinating history of its eccentric former owners, the Harpur-Crewe family. If golf’s your thing, Willesley Park Golf Club is in Ashby, while train enthusiasts can enjoy the Battlefield Line heritage railway from nearby Shackerstone. Plus the world-famous Twycross zoo is only 15 minutes away by car

 You are located only minutes away by road to the nearby towns of Ashby-de-la Zouch and Swadlincote.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch is Moira’s nearest town, and boasts a vast array of pubs, bars, restaurants, delicafes, shops, leisure facilities and a regular Farmers’ Market offering quality local produce.

Famed for its 12th Century tourist attraction – Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle and Battlegrounds – this ancient monument is managed by English Heritage and attracts thousands of visitors each year.

 With its 14-19 Academy, Ashby School, rated as ‘good’ overall in its most recent Ofsted inspection (at the time of printing. *for latest Ofsted report, see ).

 Ashby is a popular, much-loved hub of the local area – well-visited by those living in villages close by, including Moira

By Public Transport Moira is well connected with only 20 minutes (14 miles*) to Tamworth Railway Station with excellent links to Manchester, Liverpool, London and Glasgow.

By Air East Midlands Airport is only a 25 minute (14 miles*) drive away. By Road Moira  is surrounded by Leicestershire/ Derbyshire countryside, yet conveniently situated for transport links

  • Only 13 minutes (4.3 miles) to Junction 13 A/M42*
  • Only 20 minutes (14 miles) from M1 Junction 24 for Nottingham and Derby*
  • 25 minutes (13 miles) from M1 Junction 22 for Leicester*
  • 21 minutes (9 miles) via A38 to Burton on Trent*
  • 4 minutes (3 miles) from the A42 for Birmingham.

* *distances and travel times are approximate


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