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

Posted 2 September 2019 by Rebecca Burns

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

House buyers have been bolder than expected ahead of Brexit, with a summer surge in completions, particularly in the North East of England.

Although the rise in the volume of sales was witnessed in every part of the country over the past month, it was most pronounced in the north east and east of England, with rises of over 10 percent. Property experts say buyers are hoping to complete deals before 31st October, the scheduled Brexit date.

For prospective buyers who want to be part of this trend, we’ve put together a small selection of interesting new developments found across the North East to kick-start the house hunt – including sites in County Durham, North Yorkshire, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.

Teal Park Farm in Washington, Tyne and Wear (Barratt Homes)

Teal Park Farm (Barratt Homes)This established development lies at the heart of the town of Washington, which is conveniently situated at an equal distance from the centres of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland, with close ties to all three cities.

More than 80% of homes are now sold, with just three- and four-bedroom options now available, in a range of layouts and designs.

There are plenty of green spaces surrounding the overall development, with views of Penshaw Monument, and there is an Ofsted "Outstanding"-rated primary school close by for families with children. There are riverside walks nearby, as well as a local pub and Sainsbury's Local, and the location also offers easy access to the A1(M) and A19 for commuters.

Prices: From £94,500 to £262,500. Part-buy, part-rent now available on selected plots.

Find out more about Teal Park Farm from Barratt Homes

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

The Oaklands (Miller Homes)Set in a pleasant village just a short distance to the west of the larger town of Newton Aycliffe and to the east of Heighington, this collection of three-, four- and five-bedroom homes is ideal for families.

There are currently 20 homes available at The Oaklands, with Help to Buy available, or a Part Exchange scheme – which comes with a whole host of benefits including a cash buyer with no chain, no estate agent fees to pay, and the fact you can stay in your current home until your new Miller Home is ready.

The village is home to a Wetlands reserve, which provides a natural habitat for a rich variety of wildlife. The local area also has plenty of handy amenities, particularly in Newton Aycliffe, which offers schools, a newly refurbished shopping area, a railway station, a leisure centre, and various active social and sports clubs such as basketball, fell walking and scuba diving clubs.

Prices: £169,950 to £302,950.

Find out more about The Oaklands from Miller Homes

Greysfield in Backworth, Tyne and Wear (Cussins)

Greysfield, Backworth Park (Cussins)Luxury four- and five-bedroom homes are available at this development, which is located next to Backworth Golf Club.

Using heritage brick and sandstone, the homes have been designed to reflect and enhance the local character,-- combining traditional features with modern energy efficiency and construction techniques. The interiors have luxury fitted kitchens, contemporary bathrooms and a high quality finish throughout.

Backworth, which is often simply referred to as The Village, is made up of several 19th Century cottages, a church, a village hall, a post office, shops and useful local amenities. It is situated in the metropolitan borough of North Tyneside, about four miles west of the seaside town of Whitley Bay on the North East Coast. Tynemouth is also nearby, while the buzzing city of Newcastle is only seven miles away, and easily accessible by Tyne & Wear Metro, bus or car.

Prices:  From £229,950.

Find out more about Greysfield from Cussins

Cragside Gardens in Rothbury, Northumberland (Robertson Homes)

Cragside Gardens (Robertson Homes)Situated right in the heart of the Northumberland countryside, Rothbury offers a vibrant village lifestyle with a great set of local shops, pubs and cafes, plus a library, a pool and gym, a golf club, a doctors' surgery, and much more – all within walking distance of the development. The village also has its own annual traditional music festival, established more than 40 years ago.

Cragside Gardens is made up of luxury three- and four-bedroom homes with a superb specification, set in a lovely location. There are lovely rural walks nearby, and the wild Northumberland coastline is within easy driving distance, so there are endless opportunities for outdoor pursuits. Dotted with famous castles such as Alnwick and Bamborough, and with tourist attractions such as the Holy isle of Lindisfarne, Northumberland is packed with natural beauty, culture and history. For a bit more life and entertainment, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the busy towns of Alnwick and Morpeth are only half an hour away.

Prices: Currently available homes are priced from £249,950 to £384,950.

Find out more at or call 01669 622 266.

Juniper Grove in Ripon near Harrogate, North Yorkshire (Mandale Homes)

Juniper Grove (Mandale Homes)A total of 36 brand new three- and four-bedroom homes are for sale at this development in the compact but appealing North Yorkshire city of Ripon – the third smallest city in England.

The housebuilder says these properties are built to an outstanding specification as standard, and with an extensive range of extras and upgrades available, giving buyers plenty of choice. Every home comes with upgraded insulation, for example, plus solid grade doors, off-street parking and a generous garden.

Ripon offers a mix of historical architecture and vibrant shops, market square, restaurants, bars, and other amenities – plus the racecourse. Surrounded by gorgeous countryside, there are some wonderful nature spots to escape to – including Nidderdale, the Yorkshire Dales, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Studley Royal Park. The A1(M) is six miles away; Harrogate 13 miles; Leeds Bradford Airport 24 miles; and Leeds itself 35 miles.

Prices: From £299,950.

Find out more from or call 01765 647306.

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