New Homes in Consett
New Homes in Consett
Make the move
Located in County Durham and with its heritage in the steel-making industry, buying a new home in Consett is a great choice.
Set high on the edge of the Pennines with lovely views of the Derwent valley, it’s also close to Durham and Tyne & Wear, making it great for commuters.
Things to see and do
If you are looking for a countryside location, look no further than Consett. The North Pennines is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where you’ll find colourful heather moors, dramatic dales, pretty meadows and a whole host of fascinating wildlife.
Culture fans will enjoy visiting the Empire Theatre located in Consett, one of County Durham’s oldest theatres. Here you can watch a play or concert, blockbuster film or Christmas pantomime. The town also has several pubs to choose from, when you want to relax after a long day.
Durham is only 25 minutes away from Consett. The historic city has amazing architecture with Durham Cathedral and Castle taking centre stage. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the imposing Norman building is worth a visit with further highlights including the Bowes Museum, Crook Hall and Beamish, the living museum. A selection of restaurants and bars are also on offer throughout the town.
Tyne and Wear is also close to Consett, less than half an hour away. As well as being a great option for commuters, you can also enjoy days at attractions such as the Discovery Museum, Centre for Life and Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.
With a number of primary and secondary schools in the local area, Durham is also home to the University of Durham. With the title of a top 100 university, a selection of undergraduate and postgraduate subjects can be studied here.
Consett has great transport links by rail, road and air.
Durham Tees is the nearest airport and here you can enjoy domestic flights, along with global connections at Amsterdam.
If you’re travelling by road, Consett can be easily accessed by the A1 which is a major north-south trunk road.
Large railway stations can be found at both Durham and Tyne and Wear with connections across the country. Newcastle can be reached from Durham in 12 minutes, Birmingham in two hours and 38 minutes and London in two hours and 55 minutes.