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New Homes in Durham

Durham is the largest town of County Durham, and has an excellent position within the North East of England. Just 20 miles south of Newcastle, houses in Durham are close to Sunderland and Middlesbrough, while Hartlepool and Darlington are more rural spots nearby.


Whether you’re taking the kids to Wharton Park with its play areas, miniature car track, cafe and impressive views, or visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the city’s cathedral and castle, you’ve also got modern amenities like Prince Bishops Shopping Centre. Browse our developments closest to Durham below, and start finding your new home now. 

  • The Drive at Mount Oswald

    The Drive at Mount Oswald

    South Road, Durham, DH1 3TG
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £319,995 to £539,995
  • Coming soon
    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 bedroom
    • £358,495 to £484,995
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    Highgrove at Wynyard Park

    Highgrove at Wynyard Park

    Land off Hanzard Drive, Wynyard Business Park, Wynyard, , TS22 5FD
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • Coming soon
  • Elwick Gardens

    Elwick Gardens

    Riverston Close, Hartlepool, TS26 0PY
    • 4 and 5 bedroom
    • £328,995 to £489,995
  • The Orchard at West Park

    The Orchard at West Park

    Edward Pease Way, West Park Garden Village, DL2 2TS
    • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £109,995 to £339,995
  • Coming soon
    Meadow Hill

    Meadow Hill

    Eastern Gateway, Meadow Hill, Throckley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 9DD
    • Coming soon
  • West Meadows @ Arcot Estate

    West Meadows @ Arcot Estate

    Beacon Lane, Cramlington, NE23 8AZ
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £232,495 to £309,995
  • Grey Towers Village

    Grey Towers Village

    Ellerbeck Avenue, Nunthorpe, TS7 0PW
    • 4 and 5 bedroom
    • £368,995 to £499,995

Living in Durham

From the local history and culture to its excellent location within the North East and all kinds of different natural environments to explore within easy reach, Durham is a small city which offers a great lifestyle. And what better way to start your new life in the area than by making a great saving when you move? This is exactly what you can do when you sign up to an offer such as our Movemaker scheme, where we could help you sell your current home and pay your estate agent fees for you. 

Things to see and do in Durham

There are so many wonderful open spaces within striking distance of the city centre, including the beautiful Durham Heritage Coast just to the east. In the opposite direction you can lose yourself in the vast expanse of the North Pennines, while the Durham Dales, North York Moors, Northumberland National Park and Kielder Forest are all less than an hour’s drive away. 

Back in the city centre the iconic Durham Cathedral is a must-see, along with Durham Castle and the Botanic Garden. Durham Museum and Heritage Centre is packed with fascinating exhibits, while the Museum of Archaeology and Crook Hall and Gardens are other centrally located places to visit. If you have kids, don’t miss the Adventure Valley amusement centre. 


It can’t be all play and no work for your children, so it’s a good job Durham has a clutch of schools rated as outstanding by Ofsted. Options close to the city centre include St Margaret’s CofE Primary, Durham Johnston Comprehensive and Durham Sixth Form Centre. On the outskirts of town, Framwellgate Moor Primary, Shincliffe CofE and St Godric’s Roman Catholic Primary are all top choices. 

Transport links in Durham

The A1(M) road passes just east of Durham, connecting the city with other parts of the North East and beyond. Newcastle is less than half an hour’s drive away, while you can use other A roads to get to Sunderland and Middlesbrough in a similar amount of time. As well as lost of local bus routes, Durham train station is just off the A690 next to Wharton Park and offers a wide selection of services with several different providers. 

The Durham property market

With house prices in Durham lower than the national average, you can find everything from vast detached houses with large gardens to very affordable flats and terraces in and around the city. 

You can also find attractive 3 and 4 bedroom new townhouses and other properties set into pleasant greenery along South Road close to the university. Newly-built properties are ideally suited for modern living, while you could benefit from the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme when you buy one through us - so book your appointment with us today. 

Help to Buy Durham

In Durham you can take advantage of Help to Buy North East if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy North East page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.