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New Homes in Coxhoe

New Homes in Coxhoe

Welcome to Coxhoe

Located in County Durham in the North East of England, Coxhoe is a thriving town with lots to see and do in the local area, from historic sights in Durham to beautiful scenery along the Durham Heritage Coast. So whether you love hiking, shopping, playing golf or discovering local history, Coxhoe could be the perfect place for you to set up home.

The history of the area

Coxhoe dates all the way back to the Bronze Age, with the discovery of ancient artefacts in the local area. Although there is evidence of very early settlements, Coxhoe only began to grow during medieval times. Coxhoe Hall was built around 1725, and was the birthplace of poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The house was demolished 1952 due to neglect, after being used as a prisoner of war camp during the Second World War.

In the 19th century, Coxhoe Colliery marked a rise in the town’s population, while other employers included a pottery which made tobacco pipes, and a local gas works. Cornforth Colliery, Clarence Hetton Colliery and Bowburn Colliery also opened between 1838 and 1840. Since the closure of the mines in the late 19th century, Coxhoe has become a popular town for commuters to nearby Durham. 

Businesses and industry

Coxhoe itself is a small town, with relatively few employers since the closure of the collieries. Historically industry has been in mining and manufacturing, but today employment is much more varied and includes energy, education and consulting services. In Durham, big businesses include Hargreaves Services, Northumbrian Water Group and The Banks Group, while the prestigious Durham University is also a big employer. Regional employers include Procter and Gamble, PriceWaterhouseCooper and KPMG.

Things to do in the area

If you like adventure sports and outdoor activities, there’s plenty to keep you busy within just a short drive of your new home in Coxhoe. Climb North East is the biggest climbing centre in County Durham, while Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre also has climbing facilities. Top Gear Karting, Infinite Air trampolining centre and Penshaw Equestrian Centre are also within driving distance.

Durham is close to Coxhoe, where you’ll find lots of attractions including Durham Cathedral, Durham University Botanic Garden, the Oriental Museum and Durham Museum and Heritage Centre. For a tour of the city with a difference, take a trip on the Prince Bishop River Cruiser which takes in the sights from the water.

Other sights and places of interest in the local area include Hardwick Park, Spennymoor Leisure Centre, Crook Hall and Gardens, Adventure Valley, Horden Welfare Park and Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon. If you need to get a breath of fresh air, your new home in Coxhoe is just a short distance away from the Durham Dales and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where you can enjoy cycling, hiking, or simply admiring the views. The Durham Coast is also home to Castle Eden Dene and the harbour town of Seaham.

Travel and commuting

Coxhoe is located just off the A1(M), so there are good road links heading north towards Newcastle and south to Darlington. The drive to Durham along the A177 takes just 15 minutes, ideal if you’re planning to commute. There’s no train station in Coxhoe, but nearby Durham has rail links right across the country, with a journey to Newcastle taking just over 10 minutes, the train to Manchester taking 2 hours 10 minutes, and the journey to London King’s Cross lasting just 3 hours with Virgin Trains.

For holidays and international travel, the nearest airport is Durham Tees Valley Airport, a 30 minute drive south. Newcastle Airport is less than 40 minutes away by car, so there’s plenty of choice when taking your next trip abroad. 

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Mount Oswald

South Road, Durham, DH1 3TQ

Mount Oswald offers a premium collection of 60 bespoke homes just two miles from Durham city centre. A choice of four and five bedroom homes are available in 11 beautiful designs, each crafted with the very best materials and finishes. Due to high demand for homes at Mount Oswald, we are now onto the final release of homes, these homes offer spectacular views of the surrounding woodland and open areas.

  • 4.3 miles from your search location
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The Drive at Mount Oswald

South Road, Durham, DH1 3TG
  • £ £257,995 To £524,995
  • 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • 4.3 miles from your search location

The Grove

Hanzard Drive, Wynyard, BILLINGHAM, TS22 5FD
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Elba Park

Chester Road, Houghton Le Spring, DURHAM, DH4 6GN
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  • 9.8 miles from your search location

Cherry Tree Park

Hettan Road, Ryhope, SUNDERLAND, SR2 0NB

Located in the coastal village of Ryhope, Cherry Tree Park will offer an exclusive range of 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes. These homes have been designed with modern family life in-mind and will feature open-plan living spaces. With beach walks on your doorstep and Sunderland city centre less than 4 miles away, this is an ideal setting for you and your family to enjoy the best of both worlds.

  • 11.2 miles from your search location

Grey Towers Village

Ellerbeck Avenue, Nunthorpe, MIDDLESBROUGH, TS7 0PW
  • £ £237,995 To £649,995
  • 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes
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Green Lane, Barnard Castle, DURHAM, DL12 8LG
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