The Woodlands is in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham located off Cobblers Hall Road. The development will consist of 175 two, three and four bedroom homes making it ideal for first time buyers and families.
Newton Aycliffe was founded in 1947 and is the oldest “new town” in the north of England. Pronounced “Acley”, the site was originally a Saxon settlement with its name deriving from “Ac”, meaning oak, and “ley”, meaning “a clearing.”
The town is located 12 miles from the historic city of Durham with its world famous tourist attractions including a magnificent Norman cathedral and 11th century castle.
After the war, it was cited in William Beveridge’s famous government report as the perfect place for a flagship new town – with the great man even opting to live there himself!
Now it’s home to a thriving population of more than 26,000 who make the most of Newton Aycliffe’s excellent leisure facilities which make the perfect family day out.
These include Rock Antics, one of the country’s most highly rated indoor rock climbing centres which boasts a nine metres high wall; Planet Leisure with its superb 10-pin bowling and ice skating facilities and, last but not least, Ruff N’ Tumble Adventure World.
Families willing to venture a little further afield can enjoy the delights of Durham Botanic Gardens, home to all sorts of exotic plants and bugs; Stockton’s Preston Park Museum, with its world famous butterflies; canoeing at Tees Barrage or the perfect, family picnic spot at Hardwick Park.
The historic city of Durham, recently voted the UK’s best city by readers of Conde Nast travel magazine and just 12 miles away, boasts a wealth of shops, cafes, gourmet food outlets and markets, world class theatres and comedy venues, cinemas and restaurants.
Sports fans are also spoiled for choice with Middlesbrough and Hartlepool United Football Clubs playing just a few miles away, whilst town club Newton Aycliffe FC has recently been promoted to the Northern League Division One. There is also an excellent indoor leisure centre, a choice of two golf courses and even a fell walking club.
Houses feature many of the following: