New homes in Hexham

Lying on the southern bank of the River Tyne around 30 miles inland from coastal town South Shields, Hexham is surrounded by pretty Northumberland countryside. A market town in the North East which has a rural feel, new homes in Hexham still retain good links to the region’s hubs. 

Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham are all within an hour’s drive, which could be very handy for work. Closer to home there’s lots to keep you occupied in your free time, so don’t miss our latest developments near Hexham below. 

• South Shields • Northumberland • North East • Newcastle • Sunderland • Durham

Meadow Hill
Meadow Hill
Meadow Hill, Hexham Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE15 9FW
  • £224,995 to £402,995
  • 3 and 4 bedroom
  • Discover 3 and 4 bedroom homes at Meadow Hill, nestled on Hexham Road. Located on the outskirts of Heddon-on-the- Wall, your new home is surrounded by scenic walks and the historic Hadrian’s Wall, so you can escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy a more relaxed way of living. Just 4 miles from Ponteland village, packed with boutiques, independent restaurants and cosy pubs. Commuting is easy via the A69 and A1 with links to Newcastle and Hexham. 
West Meadows @ Arcot Estate
West Meadows @ Arcot Estate
Beacon Lane, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 8FP
  • £224,995 to £295,995
  • 3 bedroom
  • West Meadows @ Arcot Estate offers a luxury collection of 3 and 4 bedroom homes, situated within the popular town of Cramlington. Discover highly rated schools, local shops, restaurants and pubs all within easy reach. This new development offers beautiful country walks and scenic nature trails on your doorstep, making it the perfect place for your family to call home.
Doxford Green
Doxford Green
Burdon Lane, SUNDERLAND, Tyne & Wear, SR3 2PN
  • £337,995 to £549,995
  • 4 and 5 bedroom
  • Doxford Green is an exclusive development of 60 homes, situated in the rural village of Burdon. Discover a collection of energy-efficient 4 and 5 bedroom homes surrounded by open fields. Living here means you and your family can enjoy shopping and dining in Sunderland city centre, and sunny days at Seaham beach. With homes ready to move into now, book an appointment to speak with our Sales Adviser about deals available to you.

Welcome to Hexham

Whether you’re shopping at the local market, exploring historic sights or watching the horse racing, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy close to your new home in Hexham. Located close to Newcastle and with good train links into the city, Hexham is a popular commuter town and a friendly, charming place to live.

First and second-time buyers, upsizers and downsizers, key workers, and you name it. At David Wilson Homes, we have unique offers tailored to every homebuyer.

If you’re struggling to save for a deposit, we can support you with our low deposit schemes. And if you’re part of the armed forces, we can offer a 5% deposit contribution towards your first or second home. 

Suddenly need more space for your growing family? We have you covered. Our help to sell schemes make it easy to sell your current home. You won’t have to worry about estate agent fees or the open property market. Let us do the legwork while you enjoy your new home. 

We also have a Key Worker Deposit Contribution scheme available for key workers, including flooring throughout your brand-new DWH home. 


A quick history

Hexham’s history dates back to the 7th century, when Hexham Abbey was founded as a monastery. In the 9th century, the Anglo Saxon Chronicles mentions the murder of King Alfwald of Northumbria in the town, and he was buried at the Abbey.

In the late 13th century, Hexham was attacked by William Wallace as part of the ongoing border wars between the Scots and the English. The Battle of Hexham later took place during the Wars of the Roses in the 15th century, and afterwards the Duke of Somerset was executed in the market place. In 1761 the Hexham Riot saw the loss of 51 people at the hands of the North Yorkshire Militia.

Business and industry

Historically, leather-making is one of the main industries in Hexham, and today the town still has a manufacturing economy along with businesses from a range of other niches. The brewery Fentimans is located in Hexham, while other employers include engineering firm IHC, wood panel manufacturer EGGER (UK), and marketing company Dipsticks Research.

In neighbouring Newcastle, there are a number of major employers including Northern Gas and Power, the University of Newcastle, Virgin Money and Grainger Games. British Airways, BAE Systems and the Inland Revenue also employ locally. 

Things to do in the area

Hexham is well known for its vibrant twice-weekly market, and bi-monthly farmer’s market. When the market is closed, there are lots of great independent shops in the town centre, perfect for an afternoon of browsing before relaxing in one of the town’s quaint cafes.

If you enjoy uncovering historic events, Hexham is a great place to live. The town is home to Hexham Old Gaol, the first purpose-built prison in Britain, along with Hexham Abbey which dates back to the 7th century. Vindolanda Roman ruins and the Roman Army Museum are also nearby.

If you’re a sports fan, you can watch the horseracing at Hexham Racecourse, or play a round at Hexham Golf Club or Tynedale Golf Club. Northumberland National Park and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty are also nearby, ideal if you love hiking or cycling.

In the evening, watch a show at the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, or visit the community-run The Forum Cinema. Make sure you keep an eye on the what’s on guides, as the town hosts a number of events throughout the year including the Hexham Book Festival and the Hexham Abbey Festival of Music and Arts.

Travel and commuting

If you’re commuting to nearby towns and cities, Hexham has good transport links with its own train station, and the A69 for car journeys. Travelling by car, the journey to Newcastle from Hexham takes just 30 minutes without traffic, or 40 minutes by train, while Carlisle is 50 minutes away by either car or train. The journey to Sunderland takes 50 minutes by car or 1 hour by train, and the car journey to Durham also takes 50 minutes.

If you’re going on holiday or working abroad, Hexham is only a 25 minutes drive from Newcastle International Airport and one hour 10 minutes away from Durham Tees Valley Airport. 

New Homes Offers & Schemes in Hexham

Considering a move to Hexham? At David Wilson Homes, we're excited to offer you a range of exclusive schemes tailored to your needs. Whether you're a first-time buyer, looking to sell your current home, or a key worker, we have something special for you.

Our innovative low deposit schemes are crafted to make your brand-new energy efficient home a reality, without the burden of a hefty deposit. Explore our range of new homes in Hexham.

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