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

Posted 4 December 2018 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-South property trend will be reversed over next five years, according to a leading UK estate agent, with Yorkshire and Humberside in the North East predicted to witness price increases of 20.5% over that period.

Only the North West is expected to achieve better growth, at 21.6% over five years. Looking at the whole of the North East region, it is expected to see price increases of 17.6% – a healthy figure when  compared to London's sluggish 4.5%, or the South East's disappointing 9.3.

Our latest round-up of brand new developments across the North East features new builds in North Yorkshire as well as other parts of the region, with options for struggling first time buyers as well as those who are looking at the luxury end of the market.

The Oaklands in School Aycliffe, County Durham (Miller Homes)

The Oaklands (Miller Homes)Combining tranquillity and convenience, The Oaklands offers a range of modern, energy-efficient three-, four- and five-bedroom homes in the village of School Aycliffe.

The location is about 14 miles from the city of Durham, about 20 miles from the large town of Middlesbrough, and about seven miles from the big market town of Darlington.

School Aycliffe itself is a residential community that’s only two miles from all the shops and facilities of Newton Aycliffe. Set in open countryside that’s scattered with charming villages,  The Oaklands is also handy for travel thanks to quick access to the A1(M).

Prices: Current availability ranges in price from £159,950 for a three-bedroom mews terrace with allocated parking space, up to £282,950 for a four-bed detached property with double garage.

Find out more about The Oaklands from Miller Homes

Middles Farm Village in Stanley, County Durham (Persimmon Homes)

Middles Farm Village (Persimmon Homes)In the former colliery town of Stanley, this development of two-, three- and four-bedroom houses includes options suitable for first time buyers as well as growing families. Conveniently situated between Newcastle (less than 12 miles away) and Durham (about eight miles away), Middles Farm is ideal for commuters, with the A693 and the A1 being amongst the area’s key road links. Middlesbrough is also under an hour away.

The location is popular with families because of the wide choice of primary and secondary schools in the area, plus close links to the universities of Newcastle and Middlesbrough. For leisure time, there's the Louisa Centre leisure facility with a swimming pool; Southmoor Golf Course is about 500 metres away from the site; and the Sustrans C2C Cycle Route, a 140-mile route connecting Whitehaven on the west coast of Cumbria to Sunderland on England's north east coast, passes along the southern boundary of the town. The Lamplight Arts Centre hosts regular events including concerts and recitals, small plays, exhibitions, classes and seminars.

Prices: Starting from £99,950, subject to status.

Find out more about Persimmon Homes and its current developments

Seaton Vale in Ashington, Northumberland (Charles Church)

Seaton Vale (Charles Church)The current, luxury range of homes available at this Charles Church development offers a choice of three- four- and five-bedroom houses in a wide range of designs.

Located in Ashington, at the beginning of the Northumberland coastal route and near the local hospital, Seaton Vale is in a good location for ease of access to a whole host of amenities. Ashington has leisure facilities such as a golf club and riding school, sporting facilities such as a gym and fitness centre, and educational options for all ages. The town is home to a pedestrianised shopping centre, two country parks, and good travel links. The development is also only five miles from Morpeth town centre, while the lively city of Newcastle is about 16 miles away.

Prices: Starting from £162,950.

Find out more about Seaton Vale from Charles Church

Arcot Manor in Cramlington, Northumberland (Bellway Homes)

Arcot Manor (Bellway Homes)With options to suit a wide range of buyers, the new homes for sale in Cramlington are four miles from the town centre and include two-, three - and four-bedroom houses. All of the properties at this site have gardens, and either garages or parking.

The Manor Walks Shopping centre is four miles away, Plessey Woods Country Park is five miles away, and Arcot Manor is less than two miles from the A1 and the A19.

Nestled in the Northumbrian countryside, yet only ten minutes' drive from Cramlington's town centre and about eight miles from Newcastle, the development manages to strike the ideal balance between rural and urban living. Morpeth, nine miles to the north, is a popular market town well known for its choice of boutique independent retailers and popular monthly farmers' market.

Prices: From £196,995 to £389,995.

Find out more at or call 07966 314914.

Farefield Close in Dalton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire (Whitfield Homes)

Farefield Close (Whitfield Homes)In the rural village of Dalton in Hambleton, North Yorkshire, this development of high specification new build homes is selling quickly. As standard (for no extra cost) the homes incorporate underfloor heating; designer kitchens with shaker-style doors, Quartz worktops, LED down and uplighters to units and integrated appliances including dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer; tiling to bathrooms and kitchens; turfed gardens; an alarm system and many other features.

The location combines access to some lovely countryside – with the iconic White Horse and the Hambleton Hills in view – with the convenience of major road routes nearby, including the A1 which provides access to the adjoining road network, placing Dalton within a short journey of many of the North’s leading towns and cities.

For buyers with children there are currently 13 schools within a four-mile radius of Farefield Close, and just four miles down the road in the popular market town of Thirsk there are shops, pubs, restaurants and various other handy amenities.

Prices: Current availability ranges from £260,000 for a four-bedroom semi to £475,000 for a five-bed detached home.

Find out more at or call 01765 690 219.

Heritage Green in Backworth, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear (Miller Homes)

Heritage Green (Miller Homes)There are some special reductions currently available at this development, which has a natural feel to it yet also has plenty of local facilities close by and offers quick access to urban cultural life.

The site itself is bounded by the Brierdene Burn, with a second smaller burn meandering through its centre, and there is a selection of three-, four- and five-bedroom homes available.

Whitley Bay (4.5 miles away) and Northumberland's spectacular coastline are within easy striking distance, while closer to home there is a nine-hole golf course, a cricket club, a church, a village hall, a Post Office, a take away, and two convenience stores. The vibrant centre of Newcastle-upon-Tyne is less than eight miles away, and other nearby towns include North Shields to the southeast, Wallsend to the south, and Cramlington to the northwest. The new Northumberland Park Metro Station is a five minute walk from Heritage Green.

Prices: Current offers include The Stevenson, a four-bedroom home with two bathrooms, a garden and a single garage, priced at £319,950 (reduced by £10,000).

View more about Heritage Green from Miller Homes

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