New Homes in Crawcrook, Tyne And Wear
Live the Crawcrook life
If you want to live close to some of the best action in the North East but retain a peaceful way of life with great access to open countryside, buying a new home in Crawcrook could be the perfect thing to do. And thanks to offers like the government-backed Help to Buy North East scheme, securing your dream home could be closer to reality than you thought.
Things to see and do in Crawcrook
There are lots of great ways to spend your time in this area, not least with trips into nearby Newcastle. The pace is a little slower at Tyne Riverside Country Park and Chopwell Woodland Park, as well as at National Trust properties like Cherryburn and the Gibside estate. At 259 metres, Currock Hill is the highest point in Tyne and Wear and offers great views, while Prudhoe Castle is also worth a visit.
A little further afield, Derwent Reservoir and Pow Hill Country Park are perfect for relaxing walks, while the North Pennines and Kielder Forest are great for longer hikes. With Northumberland National Park also within striking distance, the Durham Heritage Coast and Northumberland Coast are nearby too, for days along the handsome North Sea coastline.
Crawcrook is home to a couple of primary schools, including St Agnes’ Catholic Primary. This is classed as good by Ofsted, while Emmaville Primary is rated as outstanding. Thorp Academy is a mixed secondary which is ranked as good and close to the village, while St Thomas More Catholic School over in Blaydon-on-Tyne is outstanding.
Crawcrook transport links
The A685 runs just to the south of Crawcrook, which you can use to drive to Gateshead and Newcastle in just over 15 minutes. Tyne Valley Ten buses provide frequent services into Newcastle, while the North East’s biggest city is 20 minutes away on the train from Wylam. This is the closest station to Crawcrook, about a mile and a half from the centre of the village on the southern bank of the River Tyne. Newcastle’s airport, meanwhile, is around eight miles away.
The Crawcrook property scene
House prices in Crawcrook are on a par with the average across the rest of Tyne and Wear, with properties in the village ranging from studio flats, 1 bedroom terraces and town houses to 2 and 3 bed bungalows, family semis and large detached houses.
You can also find beautiful new homes a few miles along the river in the Scotswood area, as well as on Firfield Road close to the centre of Newcastle. Whichever style of property you’re after, don’t miss our popular Movemaker scheme for a little extra help with your moving costs.