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New Homes in Burnopfield


Welcome to Burnopfield

Whether you’re exploring the countryside, enjoying some retail therapy or taking the kids to a local museum, there’s plenty to see and do close to the village of Burnopfield. Located in County Durham just a short commute from Newcastle, a new home in Burnopfield could just tick all the right boxes for you and your family’s next move.

A quick history

The place name Burnopfield is believed to date back to Saxon and Viking times, with links to languages spoken by both tribes of people. High Friarside Hospice was opened in the early 14th century for people suffering with leprosy, but it was demolished just over a century later. Burnopfield is historically within a coal mining area, but there was no colliery in the town, with waggonways running through the town for transportation instead.

Business and industry

Local employers include Quantum Pharmaceutical and Radford HMY Group, while big businesses in the local area include Nissan Motor Manufacturing and DB Arriva in Sunderland, and the Go-Ahead Group, Virgin Money and Greggs in Newcastle.

Things to do in the area

Burnopfield is home to a small number of shops, while you can enjoy some retail therapy at the high street and designer shops in Newcastle and Durham nearby. The village has its own cricket club, while Whickham Golf Course and Beamish Park Golf Club are both nearby.

If you have children, there are plenty of family-friendly places of interest nearby including Tanfield Railway, Hall Hill Farm, and the Discovery Museum and Seven Stories Children’s Museum in Newcastle. For family weekend walks, the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are only a short drive away.

Other places of interest include The National Trust’s Gibside, Beamish Open Air Museum, Beamish Wild and Durham Cathedral.

Travel and commuting

Whether you’re commuting for work or travelling to see family and friends, it’s good to know that Burnopfield is well-connected by road. For rail travel, Newcastle station has regular services to other towns and cities across the country, including London.

To get to Newcastle, the journey from Burnopfield takes 20 minutes by car, while you can get to Durham in 25 minutes and Sunderland in 35 minutes. If you’re going to London, the train from Newcastle takes three hours. 

When it’s time for a holiday, you can get to Newcastle International Airport in just 20 minutes from your new home in Burnopfield.

  • 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
    • £444,995 to £539,995
  • West Meadows @ Arcot Estate

    West Meadows @ Arcot Estate

    Beacon Lane, Cramlington, NE23 8AZ
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £284,995 to £354,995
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    Doxford Green

    Doxford Green

    Land South of Lodgeside Meadow, SUNDERLAND, SR3 2PN
    • Coming soon
  • Cherry Tree Park

    Cherry Tree Park

    St Benedicts Way, Ryhope, Sunderland, SR2 0NY
    • 4 and 5 bedroom
    • £358,495 to £534,995
  • Elwick Gardens

    Elwick Gardens

    Riverston Close, Hartlepool, TS26 0PY
    • 4 and 5 bedroom
    • £329,995 to £489,995
  • Highgrove at Wynyard Park

    Highgrove at Wynyard Park

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