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New Homes in Darlington 

Nestled within County Durham, Darlington is a large market town with a great North East location. Surrounded by national parks and beauty spots, houses in Darlington also offer great access to place like Middlesbrough and Stockton-on-Tees. Durham is only half an hour’s drive away, while it’s double that to York and Leeds. 

Whether you’re taking advantage of the great location for work or for exploring the North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines, you can also look forward to spending sunny days on the nearby coast. With lots more going for this town on the River Skerne, you can see our developments closest to Darlington below.

  • 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
  • Burdon Green

    Burdon Green

    Bogma Hall Farm, Coxhoe, DH6 4EN
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £155,995 to £329,995
  • Grey Towers Village

    Grey Towers Village

    Ellerbeck Avenue, Nunthorpe, TS7 0PW
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £225,995 to £394,995
  • Elwick Gardens

    Elwick Gardens

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

    Old Durham Gate

    Bent House Lane, Durham, DH1 2EA
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £299,995 to £337,500
  • Cherry Tree Park

    Cherry Tree Park

    St Benedicts Way, Ryhope, Sunderland, SR2 0NY
  • Coming soon
    Monkton Gardens

    Monkton Gardens

    Lukes Lane, Hebburn, NE31 2BJ
    • Coming soon
  • Harclay Park

    Harclay Park

    Stump Cross, Chapel Hill, Boroughbridge, YO51 9HT
    • 4 bedroom
    • £324,995 to £387,995
  • Bedewell Court

    Bedewell Court

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

Live the Life

Located in County Durham just a short distance away from Middlesbrough, Darlington is a popular market town on the banks of the River Skerne in the North East of England. Whether you’re walking through the revamped town centre, discovering the old heritage railway line or taking part in local sports, there’s certainly no shortage of things to do on the doorstep of your new home in Darlington.

Things to see and do

Darlington is a bustling town offering its residents lots to see and do, whether you’re watching a show at The Civic Theatre, enjoying live music or comedy at The Forum Music Centre, or shopping in the many independent and designer shopping boutiques in the town centre.

The town also hosts lots of different events throughout the year, including the Darlington Pride Festival, the Rhythm‘n’Blues festival and the Darlington 10K. For sports fans, Darlington is home to Darlington Railway Athletic football team and Darlington Mowden Park R.F.C, while The Dolphin Centre is a great facility for swimmers and gym-goers.

Darlington also has an interesting railway heritage, with exhibits at Head of Steam Darlington Railway Museum taking visitors through the town’s history. David Mach’s train sculpture, made entirely of bricks and located at Morrisons Morton Park, is also worth a visit.

Other places of interest in or near to the town include Darlington Library, Raby Castle, Walworth Birds of Prey, Hardwick Park, Wynyard Woodland Park Planetarium and Richmond Castle. Middlesbrough is just a short drive away, where you’ll find the Institute of Modern Art, Dorman Museum and Newham Grange Country Farm.


There are a number of excellent schools in Darlington, so you can rest assured that your children will get a very good education. St John’s Church for England Academy, St Augustine’s Roman Catholic Primary, Abbey Infants’ School and St George’s Church of England Academy are all rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, along with Carmel College, Hurworth School and Egglescliffe School. UTC South Durham, Yarm School and Teesside High School all provide independent education.

For further and higher education, the town is home to Darlington College Campus and Teesside University Darlington Campus.

Getting to Darlington

Darlington is well connected to towns and cities throughout the UK by road and rail. The town is close to the A1(M) which runs north and south, while the train station has regular services to London, Leeds. Manchester, Edinburgh and Newcastle, as well as smaller stops on the Tees Valley Line. Darlington is also a bike-friendly town, especially after major investments in the local cycle routes and trails.

Travelling from London King’s Cross, Darlington is just two hours 20 minutes away on the Virgin Trains East Coast service. The equivalent journey would take almost five hours by car. Darlington is 20 minutes away from Middlesbrough by car and 30 minutes by train, while the town can be reached in 50 minutes from Newcastle by car, or 30 minutes by train.

For international travel, Durham Tees Valley Airport is close to Darlington, and the bigger and busier Newcastle International Airport is a 50-minute drive north of the town. 

New Homes Offers & Schemes in Darlington

Buying your new home with Barratt Homes means benefitting from unique offers. 

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. 

Get in touch with one of our Sales Advisers and reserve your dream home today.