Northumberland offers idyllic new homes in unspoilt locations

Posted 14 August 2014

The current choice of new developments in Northumberland offer new homes to suit most lifestyles - ranging from small, exclusive developments in quiet, rural locations right through to urban pads in nearby Newcastle.

With its famously wild coastline and historic castles, Northumberland is the perfect spot to live for those who love tranquil, unspoilt rural landscapes and idyllic market towns. And despite its relatively remote location in the north east, the county is surprisingly well-connected thanks to the A1 and the East Coast Mainline, which places key cities such as Newcastle, York, and Edinburgh within easy reach. In fact, neighbouring Newcastle - today a separate county in itself - offers a vibrant urban alternative for buyers who want to live at the heart of the action but within easy reach of Northumberland's beautiful sandy coves and countryside.

Rural options


Bellway's Stannington Park is a brand new 136-acre community in a woodland setting near the village of Stannington, offering a choice of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes and apartments priced from £279,995 to £499,995. Interspersed with traditional village features such as a cricket pitch and community centre, Stannington Park will also incorporate green open spaces and a new gastro pub. Residents will enjoy the peace of countryside living combined with the convenience of being close to Morpeth town centre (four miles) and Newcastle (14 miles).

For buyers with a substantial budget, Hawkwell Beck is an exclusive development of two luxury stone country residences in the idyllic rural hamlet of Hawkwell - seven miles from Corbridge, eight miles from Ponteland, and 14 miles from Newcastle. Built by Stone Homes to a high specification and priced from £1,250,000, both properties offer five bedrooms and incorporate classic Georgian lines and immaculately-tooled natural sandstone exteriors and feature chimneys. Set in 1.2 acres of grounds, the properties' interiors will include oversize oak staircases and many other luxuries.

Other options from Stone Homes include South East Farm, made up of five stone properties - three luxury barn conversions and two new build cottages - priced from £450,000. Set in a lovely country village called Rennington, four miles east of Alnwick, all the properties will have the luxurious finishing touches that Stone Homes have become well known for.

New homes in Northumberland's market towns

In the small market town of Wooler, a popular base for walkers on the edge of the Northumberland National Park and the Cheviot Hills, Charles Church has a brand new development called Fenton Grange that also aims to deliver luxury and exclusivity to buyers. It is made up of new three-, four- and five-bedroom homes priced from £96,215 to £234,950. With the 'Help to Buy' Government Scheme, buyers can secure a home there with a deposit of only 5% - and there are other special offers available too such as NewBuy 95% mortgages, Part Exchange and discounts for British Armed Forces Personnel.

Urban alternatives near Northumberland

Outside of Northumberland's county boundaries in the nearby city of Newcastle upon Tyne, Barratt Homes has created a brand new development called Hazel Walk. This is an ideal option for buyers who want to live in an exciting urban environment yet within easy striking distance of Northumberland's tranquil countryside. Situated close to the city centre, Kingston Court Retail Park and the A1, Hazel Walk is made up of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes priced from £134,500.



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