This year has brought more challenges to everyone’s lives than we could have imagined when the clock struck midnight on January 1 2020.

The coronavirus pandemic meant that construction sites had to close temporarily, along with many other industries, fortunately, we were back up and running before too long.

Our show homes and Marketing Suites are now back open, with viewings by appointment only, and we have seen pent-up demand in the market from the lockdown result in a higher number of enquiries and reservations than ever before.

Helen Woods, residential sales manager at Mandale Homes, said: "We’re getting a lot of people that think the housing market is in dire straits but that is absolutely not the case. The market is really strong at the moment and now is a good time to buy.

"The housing market is very buoyant - we’ve had the best month we’ve ever had."

We currently have developments in both Thorpe Thewles and Crathorne, with some amazing incentives available, meaning homes are selling fast.

Here are 5 reasons why now is the right time to buy a new home from us:

1 – Leafy village living

Both Crathorne and Astral Park are ideally located to offer idyllic village life whilst still being within touching distance of local amenities.  It provides the perfect balance between rural living without being isolated, a break from the hustle and bustle which is nearby enough if you fancy it.

Astral park at Thorpe Thewles has a variety of amenities within the village including a village hall, pub, farm shop & Wynyard Woodland Park – perfect for families.

In the stunning village of Crathorne, Free House Farm is an exclusive development of just 5 barn-style properties tucked away from the main road behind the notorious Crathorne Arms pub & restaurant.

2 – Help to buy

Help to Buy has been an incredibly popular scheme introduced by the government in 2013, and has provided financial assistance to many buyers to enable them to buy their dream home.

The current scheme comes to an end in March 2021, meaning that from this date this scheme will only be available to first time buyers and qualifying homes will be subject to a much lower price cap.

With the Help 2 Buy Equity Loan, the government lends you 20% of the property price meaning you can buy a new home with just a 5% deposit.

The current scheme is available on new build homes up to £600,000 for first time buyers and homeowners looking to move, so if you are currently looking to upsize and wanting to use Help to Buy to assist you, you will need to make your move before March next year.

3 – Get £15,000 to spend as you like

On selected ‘Juniper’ house types at Astral Park, we are currently offering £15,000 to spend as you like. Featuring a stunning open plan kitchen-dining room with a glass vaulted ceiling, surrounded by bi-fold doors, a huge separate living room, and four double bedrooms, there’s nothing to not love about these homes.

These are perfect for people looking to upsize, and the £15,000 can be spent however you like; cashback, moving costs, legal fees, a holiday, a new car – the world is your oyster.

4 – On other ‘Juniper’ house types at Astral Park we are also offering 110% part exchange...

...meaning you can move without the worries and stress of a chain, and you can move from your current home straight into your brand new home at Thorpe Thewles.

We’ve never offered 110% part-exchange before, so this is a first! (T’s & C’s apply)

5 – NHS incentive

We have always offered a discount to NHS workers, but the Coronavirus pandemic hit those workers and their families harder than others due to the stress, long hours and risk of infection these brave people endured.

As a special way of saying ‘Thank you’ to all of you, we are now offering 5% cashback on any home, PLUS and extra 5% of the purchase price to spend in extras and upgrades within it!  The number of things this can be spent on is extensive and includes upgraded flooring, tiling, upgraded kitchen, granite worktops, turf, wardrobes, the list goes on.

What’s available?

Astral Park at Thorpe Thewles features a selection of 3- & 4-bedroom homes, with prices starting from £229,950. 

There are now only two homes remaining at Free House Farm including a three-bed bungalow and a three-bed house.

All homes come complete with fully-fitted kitchens, kitchen appliances, heated tail rails in every bathroom, bi-fold doors to the rear and even a burglar alarm and smoke detectors.

We are currently offering viewings by appointment only.

To book an appointment call 033 0005 0001 or visit