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New homes in Consett

If you’re looking for a great place to live in the North East, new homes in Consett could be exactly what you’re after. This town’s location in the north west of County Durham means it offers great access to swathes of open countryside and striking natural scenery, while only being less than 14 miles from Newcastle

Durham is even closer to town, while Gateshead, Sunderland and Middlesbrough are all nearby too. With the vast expanse of the North Pennines on your doorstep, as well as some other popular beauty spots, don’t miss our developments closest to Consett below.

  • Meadow Hill

    Meadow Hill

    Meadow Hill, Throckley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 9DD
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £214,995 to £364,995
  • Old Durham Gate

    Old Durham Gate

    Bent House Lane, Durham, DH1 2EA
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £299,995 to £337,500
  • Sycamore Grove

    Sycamore Grove

    Benfield Road, Walkergate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5BN
    • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom
    • £269,995 to £439,995
  • Coming soon
    Monkton Gardens

    Monkton Gardens

    Lukes Lane, Hebburn, NE31 2BJ
    • Coming soon
  • Bedewell Court

    Bedewell Court

    Adair Way, Hebburn, NE31 2BS
    • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £174,995 to £364,995
  • Burdon Green

    Burdon Green

    Bogma Hall Farm, Coxhoe, DH6 4EN
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £155,995 to £329,995
  • West Meadows @ Arcot Estate

    West Meadows @ Arcot Estate

    Beacon Lane, Cramlington, NE23 8AZ
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £214,995 to £299,995
  • Cherry Tree Park

    Cherry Tree Park

    St Benedicts Way, Ryhope, Sunderland, SR2 0NY
  • Church Fields

    Church Fields

    St Michaels Avenue, New Hartley, NE25 0RP
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £289,995 to £399,995
  • South Fields

    South Fields

    Stobhill, Morpeth, NE61 2ZF
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £142,495 to £409,995
  • The Orchard at West Park

    The Orchard at West Park

    Edward Pease Way, West Park Garden Village, DL2 2TS
    • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £171,995 to £309,995
  • Highgrove at Wynyard Park

    Highgrove at Wynyard Park

    Attenborough Way, Wynyard, Stockton on Tees, TS22 5FD
    • 2 and 4 bedroom
    • £153,000 to £334,995
  • Elwick Gardens

    Elwick Gardens

    Riverston Close, Hartlepool, TS26 0PY
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £248,995 to £304,995

Live the Life

Consett is a rural town located close to Newcastle and on the edge of the North Pennines. Whether you love discovering historic manor houses, walking through rugged countryside or shopping in vibrant cities, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy close to your new home in Consett. 
With Barratt Homes, you’ll have access to unique schemes. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, want to sell your current home or are a key worker, we have an offer that suits you. 
Our low deposit schemes are designed to help you buy your dream home without worrying about the deposit. We can boost it up and support you along the way. And if you’re part of the armed forces, we offer a 5% deposit contribution to help you get on the ladder. 
Time for a change? Selling your home with our help to sell schemes is easy. You can forget about estate agent fees and enjoy your new home while we do the legwork. If you’re a key worker, you can benefit from our Key Worker Deposit Contribution scheme. 

Things to see and do

  • Enjoy green spaces and outdoor activities, with options like Allensford Country Park, Consett Park, Blackhill Park, and Belle Vue Park playing fields.

  • Play a round of golf at Consett and District Golf Course, have fun at Prudhoe Waterworld, or try climbing at Durham Climbing Centre.

  • Watch Newcastle United FC play their home fixtures at St James' Park for sports enthusiasts.

  • Explore nearby attractions within driving distance of Consett, such as the National Trust gardens at Gibside and family fun at Broom House Farm and Forest.

  • Visit Durham, which offers popular places to visit like Durham Castle, Durham Cathedral, and Durham University Botanic Garden.


If you’re moving to Consett with school-age children, there are a number of excellent schools in and around the town including Shotley Bridge Primary School and St Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive School, both of which are rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. There’s also private education at Delta Independent School.

For older children, Durham University, Newcastle University and Northumbria University are all within driving distance, perfect if your youngsters want to live at home while studying.

Getting to Consett

  • Consett has good road links with the nearby A692 and A691.

  • Newcastle station offers services to various towns and cities.

  • Consett to Newcastle takes approximately 30 minutes by car.

  • Durham is slightly closer, with a journey time of around 25 minutes by car.

  • Edinburgh can be reached in about two hours and 15 minutes by car.

  • The journey to London takes approximately four hours and 45 minutes by car

  • Three hours and 10 minutes train from Newcastle to London King's Cross

  • 30 minute drive to Newcastle International Airport

  • Durham Tees International Airport is approximately one hour away.