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New Homes in Consett

Surrounded by miles of stunning open countryside in County Durham, Consett is a charming little town in the North East. As well as instant access to the local natural landscapes, new homes in Consett are also only around 13 miles from historic Durham


It’s not much further to regional powerhouse Newcastle, while places such as GatesheadMiddlesbrough and Sunderland are also within commuting distance. Whether you’re enjoy the attractions on offer in the heart of town or exploring the spectacular North Pennines, you can find our developments closest to Consett below. 



  • Meadow Hill

    Meadow Hill

    Meadow Hill, Throckley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 9DD
    • 4 bedroom
    • From £354,995
  • The Drive at Mount Oswald

    The Drive at Mount Oswald

    South Road, Durham, DH1 3TG
    • 4 bedroom
    • £456,995 to £539,995
  • Coming soon
    Doxford Green

    Doxford Green

    Land South of Lodgeside Meadow, SUNDERLAND, SR3 2PN
    • Coming soon
  • West Meadows @ Arcot Estate

    West Meadows @ Arcot Estate

    Beacon Lane, Cramlington, NE23 8AZ
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £284,995 to £354,995
  • Cherry Tree Park

    Cherry Tree Park

    St Benedicts Way, Ryhope, Sunderland, SR2 0NY
    • 4 and 5 bedroom
    • £358,495 to £534,995
  • The Orchard at West Park

    The Orchard at West Park

    Edward Pease Way, West Park Garden Village, DL2 2TS
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £104,995 to £339,995
  • Highgrove at Wynyard Park

    Highgrove at Wynyard Park

    Attenborough Way, Wynyard, , TS22 5JR
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £299,995 to £365,995
  • Elwick Gardens

    Elwick Gardens

    Riverston Close, Hartlepool, TS26 0PY
    • 4 and 5 bedroom
    • £324,995 to £489,995

Welcome to Consett

Whether you’re exploring country parks, visiting historic castles or enjoying some retail therapy nearby, Consett is a well-connected town with lots to see and do in the local area. If you’re on the lookout for good commuter links to Newcastle without compromising on rural living, a new home in Consett could be the right choice for you.

A quick history

The history of Consett is closely linked to lead mining and steelmaking, with the industries centring around the Derwent Valley throughout the centuries. The first blast furnaces were opened in the 1840s, and the town quickly thrived, going on to make the steel for the famous Blackpool Tower and British submarines. The industry was at its high point in the 1960s, and the Consett Steel Works employed thousands of locals until its closure in the 1980s.

Business and industry

Today Consett is home to a range of different employers, including Dunlop BTL and motorhome manufacturer Erwin Hymer Group. Other major businesses nearby include Greggs, Grainger Games and Virgin Money in Newcastle, and Northumbrian Water Group in Durham. 

Things to do in the area

Consett is surrounded by countryside, with Allensford Country Park, Derwent Gorge and Muggleswick Woods National Nature Reserve just a short drive away, and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within easy reach of the town.

For days out in the city, both Durham and Newcastle are close to Consett, where attractions include Durham Cathedral, Durham Climbing Centre, St James’s Park and intu Eldon Square. Other places of interest include the Empire Theatre, Consett Park, the National Trust’s Gibside, Broom House Farm and Forest, and Consett and District Golf Course.

Travel and commuting

Consett is well-connected by road via the A691 and A692, and although there’s no train station in the town, Newcastle and Durham stations are within easy reach.

Travelling by car, the journey to Durham takes just 25 minutes, while Newcastle city centre is only a 30 minute drive away. If you’re going to Edinburgh, the drive takes two hours 15 minutes from Consett, while the train journey takes just one hour 25 minutes from Newcastle. For journeys to London, the drive takes almost five hours while the train from Newcastle is much quicker with a journey time of three hours 10 minutes.

When you’re jetting off on holiday, you can get to Newcastle International Airport in just 30 minutes by car from your new home in Consett.