New Homes in County Durham
Located in the North East of England, County Durham shares a border with Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, Cumbria and North Yorkshire. With the historic and inviting city of Durham at its heart, you can also find houses in County Durham along a sizeable stretch of North Sea heritage coastline.
Boasting swathes of spectacular natural scenery which includes the wild, rugged North Pennines, you can explore everything from woods, to castles, cathedrals museums and country parks; all with our developments in County Durham below.
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Living in County Durham
A charming part of the country which blends historic cities and beautiful landscapes, along with easy access to the region’s biggest hubs, there are lots of reasons why you’ll want to live in County Durham. You can add another of these to your list when you buy a new home with us, thanks to latest offers like our Part Exchange scheme. With this, we could cut out estate agent fees and a stressful sale of your current home by acting as your guaranteed buyer.
Things to see and do in County Durham
County Durham caters for all kinds of tastes, with natural attractions in plentiful supply thanks to beauty spots like the North Pennines to the west. At the opposite end of the county you can spend long days exploring the stunning Durham Heritage Coast, which is dotted with beautiful nature reserves, beaches and seaside attractions.
The city of Durham is packed with history and culture, which you can delve into at places like the Durham Museum and Heritage Centre, Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle, as well as the impressive Museum of Archaeology. From botanic gardens to adventure parks for the kids, internationally-renowned sporting arenas and a collection of wonderful open spaces, you can also discover an array of interesting Roman sites across County Durham.
The county is home to lots of good schools, including many rated as outstanding by Ofsted. This includes St Margaret’s CofE in Durham, St Michael’s Catholic Primary on the outskirts of Houghton-le-Spring and Tudhoe Colliery Primary just north of Spennymoor. At secondary level, Durham Johnston Comprehensive and Durham Sixth Form Centre are among the top choices in Ofsted’s highest bracket, as well as the Academy at Shotton Hall, Parkside Academy and Sedgefield Community College.
Transport links in County Durham
The A1(M) is the only motorway running through County Durham, connecting Newcastle in the north to places like Darlington, Leeds and eventually London in the south. There are plenty of train and bus routes which cover the region, with public transport and roads sparser in the west of the county towards the Pennine hills. Durham itself has excellent links in its city centre, with trains to Newcastle taking just 15 minutes.
The County Durham property market
County Durham been a great place to invest for several years now. There are homes to suit all kinds of tastes and budgets across the county, whether you’re in the market for a cosy 1 bedroom apartment or a spacious detached house with a large garden.
New homes are available in county city Durham, where you’ll find a selection of stunning 3 and 4 bed houses at our development in the South Road area. Don’t miss the Help to Buy North East scheme too, for some additional support with your house purchase in County Durham.