New homes near Barnard Castle 

 A historic market town in the North East, Barnard Castle lies within the Durham Dales in County Durham. With an attractive setting along the River Tees, houses in Barnard Castle are 30 miles west of Middlesbrough. Newcastle and Sunderland are less than an hour’s drive away, while it’s just over an hour south to York and Leeds

As well as the famous local castle, this town is known for its brilliant location close to a range of beauty spots such as the North Pennines, Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Dales. New homes in this area are always snapped up quickly, so don’t miss out on our developments closest to Barnard Castle below. 


• North East • Durham • County Durham • Middlesbrough • Newcastle • Sunderland

The Orchard at West Park
The Orchard at West Park
Edward Pease Way, West Park Garden Village, Darlington, DL2 2WL
  • £164,995 to £249,995
  • 2 and 3 bedroom
  • Now over 75% sold! Situated in a popular area of Darlington, The Orchard at West Park features energy-efficient 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes. Plus, homes on this development feature PV panels* so you can save more on your energy bills whilst being surrounded by open space views and landscaping. Families will also benefit from Ofsted rated "Good" schools close to home, scenic walks at West Park nature reserve and the A1(M) minutes away.
Burdon Green
Burdon Green
Bogma Hall Farm, Coxhoe, Durham, DH6 4EN
  • £215,995 to £349,995
  • 3 and 4 bedroom
  • Don't miss your last chance to buy at Burdon Green, we're now over 85% sold. An established development which offers the best of both worlds, located in the semi-rural community of Coxhoe yet perfectly positioned to the South East of Durham city centre. Enjoy beautiful country walks, scenic nature trails and an Ofsted 'Outstanding' primary school- all within close proximity to your new family home. With a host of local amenities close by, great transport links and a range of 3 and 4 bedroom homes to choose from, this is the perfect place to call home. ^Indicative figures, based on HBF 'Watt a Save' report published July 2023. Find out more.
Old Durham Gate
Old Durham Gate
Bent House Lane, Durham, County Durham, DH1 2EA
  • £279,995 to £441,995
  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom
  • Located just 2 miles away from Durham city centre, Old Durham Gate is a beautiful new development offering a collection of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes. Your new home offers scenic nature trails and river walks on your doorstep whilst being surrounded by a host of local amenities, including shops, cafes and restaurants. Families will also benefit from Ofsted rated 'Good' Laurel Avenue Primary School being close by, as well as Durham University only 6 minutes away.
Highgrove at Wynyard Park
Highgrove at Wynyard Park
Attenborough Way, Wynyard, Stockton on Tees, Teesside, TS22 5FD
  • £234,995 to £318,995
  • 3 and 4 bedroom
  • Highgrove at Wynyard Park features a range of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes situated in the popular village of Wynyard. This exciting development is surrounded by green open space and offers a fantastic lifestyle for first-time buyers and growing families alike. Living here, you will have countryside walks on your doorstep and excellent local amenities nearby.
Elwick Gardens
Elwick Gardens
Riverston Close, Hartlepool, HARTLEPOOL, TS26 0PY
  • £239,995 to £274,995
  • 3 and 4 bedroom
  • Don't miss your last chance to buy at Elwick Gardens, we're almost sold out. Now selling from our sister development, Elwick Gardens David Wilson. Located within the sought after area of Elwick, this beautiful new development features a range of 3 and 4 bedroom family homes, perfect for growing families or first time buyers. Elwick Gardens offers fantastic commuter links to the A19, providing easy access to all major local towns and cities. Your new home is within easy reach of local amenities, including the town centre and the Marina. ^Indicative figures, based on HBF 'Watt a Save' report published January 2024. Find out more.
Grey Towers Village
Grey Towers Village
Ellerbeck Avenue, Nunthorpe, MIDDLESBROUGH, TS7 0PW
  • £117,500 to £369,995
  • 3 and 4 bedroom
  • Featuring a variety of 3 and 4 bedroom homes, Grey Towers Village is the ideal setting for professionals and families, who are looking to live in the prestigious location of Nunthorpe. Discover beautiful walks and scenery on your doorstep, local shops and amenities, plus an Ofsted 'Outstanding' school all close by. Located within an already established community, Grey Towers Village is the perfect place to call home.
Alder Heights
Coming soon
Alder Heights
Rotary Way, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR3 2BZ
  • Coming soon
  • Due to launch summer 2024, Alder Heights will be an exclusive new development of 64 homes in the heart of Sunderland. Discover highly energy-efficient 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes conveniently located close to Seaham beach. Spend your weekends enjoying the benefits of living in a coastal town or venture to the shops and attractions of Sunderland City centre which are just 4 miles away. With plenty of entertainment options nearby for all the family as well as a selection of schools, this will be the perfect place to call home.

What is like to move in Barnard Castle?

A historic market town located in County Durham, Barnard Castle is a charming place to live with a friendly local community and good commuter links to nearby cities. From the iconic Bowes Museum to the town’s castle and the North Pennines, new homes in Barnard Castle are close to lots of fascinating sights perfect for keeping the whole family entertained.

How are the transport links in Barnard Castle?

  • Barnard Castle is located on the A67, providing good road links to nearby towns such as Darlington, Middlesbrough, and Stockton-on-Tees.
  • The nearest railway stations are located in Darlington and Bishop Auckland.
  • By car, Barnard Castle is approximately 20 minutes away from Darlington, 40 minutes from Stockton-on-Tees, and 45 minutes from Middlesbrough, which offers train links to London.
  • Newcastle is less than one hour away, while York can be reached in 1 hour and 15 minutes. Heading west, Penrith is a 45-minute drive via the A66, and Kendal can be reached in under one hour.
  • Durham Tees Airport is the nearest airport, located approximately 35 minutes away by car. 

What is there to see and do in in Barnard Castle?

  • Bowes Museum: A renowned collection of public art featuring works by artists like Goya and El Greco. Housed in a beautiful 19th-century building, it is a popular gallery.
  • Barnard Castle: The town's namesake, a historic castle that serves as a major attraction for visitors.
  • Barnard Castle's cobbled streets and Georgian architecture create a historic and picturesque atmosphere. The area is home to popular cafes, independent boutiques, and restaurants, including the famous Blagraves House.
  • The town hosts a weekly Wednesday market and a Saturday Farmer's Market, providing a lively atmosphere and local produce.
  • Historic sights include Eggleston Hall Gardens and Eggleston Abbey 
  • Children and adults alike will enjoy a visit to Tees dale Alpacas and Weathering Zoo and Animal Sanctuary
  • Barnard Castle hosts various events throughout the year, including the Barnard Castle Meet, an annual carnival held in May with roots dating back to the 19th century.Education

What are the educational facilities like in Barnard Castle?

New homes in Barnard Castle are within catchment for a number of ‘Outstanding’ schools, as rated by Ofsted, including St Mary’s Roman Catholic VA Primary School and Cotherstone Primary School. Barnard Castle School, an independent boarding school, is nearby while higher education is provided just a short drive away at Tees side University in Middlesbrough.

New home schemes & offers in Barnard Castle 

Looking to relocate to Barnard Castle? 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
Browse our wide range of new homes in Barnard Castle and take advantage of fantastic offers for a stress-free move, just like you deserve. Whether you’re looking for your first home or a new home for your growing family, our North East property guide is here to help.