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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
    • £229,995 to £362,995
  • Burton Woods

    Burton Woods

    Rosedale, Spennymoor, DL16 6SB
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £204,995 to £299,995
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    Sycamore Grove

    Sycamore Grove

    Benfield Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 4QD
    • Coming soon
  • Bedewell Court

    Bedewell Court

    Adair Way, Hebburn, NE31 2BS
    • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £107,995 to £284,995
  • Burdon Green

    Burdon Green

    Bogma Hall Farm, Coxhoe, DH6 4EN
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £109,995 to £309,995
  • West Meadows @ Arcot Estate

    West Meadows @ Arcot Estate

    Beacon Lane, Cramlington, NE23 8AZ
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £219,995 to £374,995
  • Cherry Tree Park

    Cherry Tree Park

    St Benedicts Way, Ryhope, Sunderland, SR2 0NY
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £132,500 to £359,995
  • Church Fields

    Church Fields

    St Michaels Avenue, New Hartley, NE25 0RP
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £119,995 to £314,995
  • South Fields

    South Fields

    Stobhill, Morpeth, NE61 2ZF
    • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom
    • £117,500 to £499,995
  • 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 £319,995
  • Blossom Park

    Blossom Park

    Hebron Avenue, Pegswood, NE61 6RJ
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £101,995 to £294,995
  • Highgrove at Wynyard Park

    Highgrove at Wynyard Park

    Attenborough Way, Wynyard, , TS22 5JR
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £241,995 to £347,995
  • Elwick Gardens

    Elwick Gardens

    Riverston Close, Hartlepool, TS26 0PY
    • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £124,995 to £319,995

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.

Things to see and do

Whether you love a Sunday afternoon stroll or need somewhere to take the dog for a daily run-out, there are lots of green spaces to enjoy in Consett. Allensford Country Park is a great place for riverside walks and picnics, while Consett Park, Blackhill Park and Belle Vue Park playing fields are also popular.

Sports fans can play a round at Consett and District Golf Course, go for all-action fun at Prudhoe Waterworld, or scale the heights at Durham Climbing Centre. If you want to watch sports rather than take part, visit St James’ Park to watch Newcastle United FC play their home fixtures.

There are a number of great attractions within driving distance of Consett, including the National Trust gardens at Gibside, and family fun at Broom House Farm and Forest. Durham is also home to lots of popular places to visit, such as 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 A692 and the A691 nearby, and although the town doesn’t have its own train station, Newcastle station offers services to many of the UK’s biggest towns and cities. The journey to Newcastle takes around 30 minutes, while Durham is slightly closer with a journey time of around 25 minutes by car.

For trips further afield, Edinburgh can be reached in around two hours 15 minutes by car from Consett, while the journey to London takes four hours 45 minutes depending on traffic. Alternatively, the train from Newcastle to London King’s Cross just three hours 10 minutes.

If you’re going abroad, you can get to Newcastle International Airport in 30 minutes from Consett by car. Durham Tees International is around one hour away from the town.