North East New Homes Round-up – The Pick of Today’s Property Developments

Posted 5 February 2019 by Rebecca Burns

The WhatHouse? team takes a look at its favourite current new build developments in the north-eastern counties of England...

The North of England, including the North East, is likely to enjoy a more buoyant housing market than the South in 2019, according to experts.

Media reports in the past week have revealed predictions from both mortgage lenders and estate agents indicating that the northern half of the UK is likely to benefit from a more resilient housing market than the south over the coming months. Low supply and high demand will continue to drive up prices in those regions that are still seen as offering strong value, housing experts say.

This week’s selection of new housing developments in the North East offers inspiration for first-time buyers as well as upsizers, with brand new homes to fit a wide range of budgets.

Broadmeadows in Browney, County Durham (Avant Homes)

Broadmeadows (Avant Homes)With two-, three- and four-bedroom homes to choose from, Broadmeadows is situated in the village of Browney, just three miles from the university city of Durham. The village has become a popular place in which to settle down for commuting professionals and growing families who want to live away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The local area has a pleasant rural feel, yet it also offers plenty in the way of leisure, entertainment and cultural facilities including a local deli, pharmacy and restaurants.

Each home at Broadmeadows features bi-fold doors, exclusive kitchen designs, integrated appliances, Hive smart energy and many other nice touches all included as standard in the price. Prospective buyers can now view two show homes on site: The Woodbridge and The Newbridge.

Prices: From £129,995 to £333,995.

Find out more at or call 0191 432 8772.

Malvins Walk in Blyth, Northumberland (Gleeson Homes)

Malvins Walk (Gleeson Homes)Just five minutes' drive from the centre of the coastal town of Blyth, this new development is in an ideal spot for buyers commuting to nearby towns and cities including Newcastle, which is about 13 miles away. The A189 and A193 are both within easy striking distance, and there are regular, direct bus services to Morpeth and Newcastle city centre.

Malvins Walk offers a selection of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, all situated near local shops and supermarkets, including Asda and Morrisons, as well as popular Keel Row Shopping Centre, with its many high street stores.

Blyth Hospital is a mile away, and there is a choice of good primary and secondary schools nearby, including Malvin’s Close Primary and Blyth Academy. The wider town has a local sports centre, a park with a children’s water play area, and one of the best beaches in the region: Blyth South. This long, wide, golden sandy beach is backed by beautiful sand dunes which are a real haven for wildlife, and the beach is a popular spot for surfers in the summer and anglers in the winter. Dolphins, seals and porpoises have been spotted in the waters around this coastal area.

Prices: From £128,995.

Find out more at or call 07971309923.

Manor Vale in Pickering, North Yorkshire (Persimmon Homes)

Manor Vale (Persimmon Homes)This new development will be offering a variety of two-, three- and four-bedroom properties in the ancient market town of Pickering in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire.

With excellent local amenities nearby, the location is right on the edge of the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors, with great commuter links to York and surrounding areas.

Pickering is a vibrant place to live, in a handy location: at the centre of many nearby towns and villages, including Malton and York. There are lots of attractions and historical places of interest nearby, and a lively calendar of local events all year round, such as Pickering War Weekend and the Pickering Steam Rally. The town has all the usual facilities including supermarkets, shops, cafes, schools, doctor surgeries, dentists, opticians, vets, theatres and a leisure centre with a large swimming pool.

Prices: Starting from £159,950.

Find out more about Persimmon Homes

The Aspens in Birtley, Tyne and Wear (Linden Homes)

The Aspens (Linden Homes)Superbly located for easy commutes, overlooking the Angel of the North, this contemporary development is set in the quiet town of Birtley near Gateshead, incorporating modern three- and four-bedroom homes.

Promising stylish and comfortable modern living, the location offers easy access to the A1(M) and A19 for straightforward commutes to Gateshead, Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham.

The area is great for families, with an excellent range of local schools nearby as well as other convenient day-to-day facilities. Bustling city life can be found at Newcastle Quayside, for example, while at the other opposite end of the leisure spectrum families can enjoy peaceful time outdoors on the beautiful coastline or in the rolling hills of County Durham, all of which are within easy reach.

Prices: From £219,995.

Find out more at or call 01912 830 349.

Rutherford Manor in Benton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (Taylor Wimpey)

Rutherford Manor (Taylor Wimpey)Made up of 63 homes in two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom styles, of which nine are allocated for affordable housing in the area, Rutherford Manor has a wide appeal.

Mature trees and hedging that were already established at the site have been retained and incorporated into its overall design, providing pleasant greenery, and there are also pedestrian links weaving through the development.

Benton is a district four miles north east of Newcastle upon Tyne, centred around the characterful old village of Long Benton. It has its own schools, pubs, churches, and community college, and there are three local Metro stations: Benton Metro station, Four Lane Ends and Longbenton.

Prices: From £232,995 to £361,995.

Read more about Taylor Wimpey and its current developments

Kenton Bank Hall in Kenton, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (Taylor Wimpey)

Kenton Bank Hall (Taylor Wimpey)A selection of 104 executive four- and five-bedroom homes – all of which will be detached – will be coming soon to a desirable part of Kenton, a suburb in the north west of Newcastle upon Tyne, less than five miles from the city centre.

Kenton and neighbouring Kingston Park offer excellent local amenities and services for the local community including shopping centres, a library, GP surgeries, retail parks, a riding school, and the large, green public space known as Kenton Dene, which is popular with dog walkers.

The nearest Tyne and Wear Metro station is Fawdon, with stations at Kingston Park and Bank Foot the other side of the A1 Western bypass.

Prices: To be confirmed.

Find out more about Taylor Wimpey

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