About Us

Forward-thinking, design-led and committed to quality; we are Wheatcroft Homes.

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About Wheatcroft Homes

A seamless house buying experience

Wheatcroft Homes is part of a privately-owned, family-run business that has been developing residential, commercial and retail properties across the East Midlands since 1989.

Each of our developments is unique, being planned and designed specifically for its location and to meet the needs and desires of our prospective homeowners. We create bespoke new neighbourhoods that are sympathetic to their location and enhance the characteristics and style of their surroundings, whilst creating the perfect environment for modern living.

From starter homes to exclusive, luxury properties

New build houses in carefully chosen locations

We offer a wide range of house types from starter homes that enable first time buyers to get on the housing ladder to exclusive, aspirational, luxury properties for those upsizing into their dream home.

We work hard to make the experience of buying a new home as seamless and stress free as possible. Our Managing Director Catherine meets and speaks to every single customer throughout the home-buying process, guaranteeing a personal service that larger housebuilders are unable to provide. Buyers are kept fully updated from the point of reservation to the day they are handed the keys to their new home with a comprehensive after-sales service that continues long after move-in day.

Our House Developments
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Your team

At Wheatcroft Homes we ensure our homebuyers receive exceptional service from the day they reserve their new home to long after they’ve moved in. Here’s the team that make it happen

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Catherine Haward
Managing Director

Catherine Haward

Managing Director

“The company was established by my father Clinton Bourke in 1989.  After nearly 25 years at the helm he retired and I was appointed as the new Managing Director in 2013.

Day to day, I am responsible for the ongoing management of the company, the identification, assessment and delivery of new development opportunities and sales, marketing and customer service.  

I love the variety of my working week. One day I can be knee deep in spreadsheets and cash flows, undertaking a rigorous financial evaluation of development opportunities, and another day I’ll be knee deep in mud on a building site checking on construction progress. I get heavily involved in the design and layout of our new homes to ensure they can be lived in and that there’s a space for those shoes, coats, the ironing board and vacuum cleaner.  I also love meeting all our buyers and ensuring they receive an exceptional level of customer service that goes above and beyond their expectations.

Outside work, family time with my husband and two teenagers is really precious and my favourite ways to spend a weekend are road cycling, playing golf, gardening and finishing the day off with some delicious food and a lovely glass of wine”.

Our newest neighbourhood in Kirby Muxloe

Barons Pastures

Barons Pastures, in the Leicestershire village of Kirby Muxloe, features two collections of stylish properties where every home has been thoughtfully designed to blend with the village setting, combining traditional architectural features with the latest in modern living.

Whether you are looking for your dream home, are settling down to build a life for you and your family or have an empty nest and wish to downsize, Barons Pastures has a place for you to call home.

Client Stories

At Wheatcroft Homes, we pride ourselves in delivering exceptional customer service and providing you with a first-class home that you can be proud of. Don’t just take our word for it, find out what our customers say.

We were so thrilled to find this lovely and unique Thoroton Farm development at a time that we had viewed so many other properties that didn’t meet our expectations and requirements. It was so refreshing to see the attention to detail of oak timbers to all the properties and estate metal railings and gates, quirky detailed brickwork, with oak stable doors and shutters fixed to the external walls of properties making it look and feel authentic and sympathetic to a farmyard of the past. Thanks also for your prompt attention to any problems that have arisen with our property over the past year.

Mr & Mrs Garratt

It is a little over nine months since we purchased the above property from you. We are simply writing to let you know how delighted we are with this property. The build quality, fixtures and finishings are exceptional. Additionally, now that we are into winter, we have noticed how well insulated the house is – every room is remarkably warm and the whole house holds temperature remarkably well

We would also like to express our gratitude for the way in which you regularly kept us informed on the development of the site and also the way in which the snagging and minor remedial works were dealt with.

There were very few snagging issues, but all were resolved timely and to our total satisfaction – that said what few issues there were, all were very minor. You should be extremely proud of this build and the development as a whole – we are absolutely delighted.

R Saville

I am very happy to offer this testimonial for Wheatcroft Homes. This relatively small company supported me at every stage of my slow and problematic move, when they would have been perfectly within their rights to let my house go to another buyer.

I finally moved in to my lovely house in July 2020 – more than a year after putting down a small reservation deposit. Apart from a couple of minor snags, which were sorted out immediately, I have had no problems with the house. Catherine is always available to answer any queries, and is still on site often, making sure everyone is happily settled in, and all is as it should be.

My house is beautifully built, genuinely a cut above other new-builds I have seen, and in a wonderful location. It is my pride and joy!

J Roberts

We moved into our new Wheatcroft Home at Swing Bridge Wharf in November 2020 and from reservation to completion have been delighted with the customer service that we have received.

The handover of the property on completion was a swift and easy process and any issues that have arisen since moving in have been promptly resolved. All staff involved have been consistently supportive, polite and dedicated.

I really can’t recommend Wheatcroft Homes and their exceptional team highly enough and would like to extend our special thanks to Catherine.

R Shaw