New homes in Houghton-le-Spring

Lying in the southern reaches of Tyne and Wear in the North East, Houghton-le-Spring is right on the outskirts of Sunderland. Close to Washington and offering excellent access to Durham and Gateshead, new homes in Houghton-le-Spring are only 13 miles south of Newcastle

This well-connected town also provides locals with superb access to the stunning Durham Heritage Coast, while Middlesbrough is only half an hour’s drive south. There’s a lot to love about this area, so don’t miss our developments closest to Houghton-le-Spring below. 

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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.
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.
Monkton Gardens
Monkton Gardens
Lukes Lane, Hebburn, Tyne and Wear, NE31 2BJ
  • £171,500 to £396,995
  • 3 and 4 bedroom
  • Welcome to Monkton Gardens, a stylish collection of 3 & 4 bedroom energy-efficient homes, in the flourishing town of Hebburn. Located near by is the town centre and you will be spoilt for choice with the great selection of shops, cafes and restaurants available, making this the ideal place for first-time buyers and couples. Families will also enjoy being close to a fantastic range of ‘Outstanding’ schools. Buying a new home here means you will have easy access to commuter links with 2 metro stations locally, as well as the A19 and A1 (M). Your new home will be close to the North East coastline and local parks, providing plenty of places to explore and days out to be enjoyed.Homes available with 30% discount with First Homes - see below for details.
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.
Bedewell Court
Bedewell Court
Adair Way, Hebburn, Tyne & Wear, NE31 2BS
  • From £234,995
  • 3 bedroom
  • FINAL HOMES REMAINING at Bedewell Court. Located off a tree-lined avenue in Hebburn, you'll be surrounded by green open space with Campbell Park on your doorstep yet within easy reach of Newcastle city centre. Slightly further afield, you can enjoy coastal weekend walks at South Shields beach.
Sycamore Grove
Sycamore Grove
Benfield Road, Walkergate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE6 5BN
  • £133,000 to £472,995
  • 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom
  • With only 18 homes now remaining, Sycamore Grove is an exclusive development of 72 homes surrounding green open space and mature trees situated in Walkergate. With 2 acres of the development retained for open space, you'll discover a collection of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes. Living here means you and your family can explore everything Newcastle has to offer with the city centre just 10 minutes from home. Or, why not explore the coast line with Tynemouth just 15 minutes on the Metro.
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.
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.
Meadow Hill
Meadow Hill
Meadow Hill, Hexham Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE15 9FW
  • £319,995 to £379,995
  • 4 bedroom
  • New energy-efficient homes now launched on phase 2. Find out more here. Set on Hexham Road, our Meadow Hill development offers you a selection of 4 bedroom homes. Although surrounded by the picturesque Northumberland countryside, the commuter access isn’t compromised with the A1 comfortably connecting you to Newcastle city centre. Whilst enjoying picturesque surroundings, growing families can take comfort in knowing there are well-regarded schools and opportunities for leisure activities close to home.
West Meadows @ Arcot Estate
West Meadows @ Arcot Estate
Beacon Lane, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 8AZ
  • £229,995 to £389,995
  • 3 and 4 bedroom
  • Located in the popular village of Cramlington, West Meadows @ Arcot Estate offers a collection of 3 and 4 bedroom homes. Living here means you can enjoy country walks at Northumberlandia, just minutes from your doorstep. As well as being a short drive, or walk from Manor Walks shopping centre and Cramlington train station. With local amenities, close access to the A19 and A1 and schools rated 'Good' nearby, West Meadows is the perfect place for your family to call home.
Church Fields
Church Fields
St Michaels Avenue, New Hartley, Northumberland, NE25 0RP
  • £239,995 to £384,995
  • 3 and 4 bedroom
  • Located in the semi-rural village of New Hartley, Church Fields is a new development of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes. Living here means you can enjoy country walks and scenic nature trails on your doorstep whilst being less than 20 minutes from Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay and Tynemouth beaches. And from summer 2024, you can commute to Newcastle city centre on The Northumberland Line from Seaton Delaval station.   
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.
South Fields
South Fields
Stobhill, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2ZF
  • £140,495 to £414,995
  • 3 and 4 bedroom
  • Just a few minutes’ drive from Morpeth town centre, you will discover our final phase of 3 and 4 bedroom homes. You will find a great choice of shops, restaurants and schools all within a short distance, which means the location is very popular with young professionals and families. Take a virtual tour of South Fields here ^Indicative figures, based on HBF 'Watt a Save' report published July 2023. 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.

What is life like in Houghton-le-Spring?

Located just a short drive northeast of Durham in the North East of England, Houghton-le-Spring is a charming and vibrant town with lots to see and do in the local area. With good transport links to Sunderland, Newcastle and beyond, new homes in Houghton-le-Spring are popular with commuters as well as growing families, empty nesters and retirees.

How are the transport links in Houghton-le-Spring?

Houghton-le-Spring is located on the A692 which connects the town to Sunderland, and just a short distance east of the A1(M). The town doesn’t have a train station, but there are a number of regular bus services providing public transport to places nearby.

Sunderland is 15 minutes away from Houghton-le-Spring by car, Durham can be reached in just less than 15 minutes, and Newcastle is a 20 minute drive away depending on traffic. Edinburgh is 2 hours 30 minutes away, while the drive to London takes at least 4 hours 30 minutes. For rail trips to the capital, the train from Newcastle takes just 2 hours 50 minutes to King’s Cross. There are also direct trains to London from Durham.

For international travel, Durham Tees Valley Airport is 35 minutes away by car while Newcastle International Airport can be reached in just 30 minutes via the A1.

What is there to see and do in Houghton-le-Spring?

Houghton-le-Spring is a vibrant place to live with lots of attractions in and near to the town, along with a lively calendar of annual events. For shopping, the town has a number of independent stores along with cafes, a library and traditional pubs. For designer labels and high street shopping, Dalton Park Outlet is just a short drive away.

For days out in the great outdoors, Houghton-le-Spring is near to a number of beautiful green spaces including the Durham Wildlife Trust Reserves Joe’s Pond, Rainton Meadows and Hawthorn Dene. The town is also not far from the coast, where you can find beaches including Blackhall Rocks, Longsands Beach and Whitley Bay.

For golf fans, Houghton-le-Spring Golf Club is perfect for a leisurely Sunday morning round while Penshaw Equestrian Centre is also nearby. If you’re moving to the area with children, there are lots of family days out within easy reach including Down at the Farm, Herrington Country Park and Adventure Valley.

Each year, the town hosts the ancient Houghton Feast and Houghton-le-Spring Beer Festival.

How is education in Houghton-le-Spring?

If you’re moving with a school-age children, it’s good to know that new homes in Houghton-le-Spring are close to a number of ‘Outstanding’ schools as rated by Ofsted. These include Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School and Woodlea Primary School. For higher education, there are a number of universities within easy reach of the town including The University of Sunderland and Durham University. 

New home schemes & offers in Houghton-le-Spring

Looking to relocate to Houghton-le-Spring? 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 Houghton-le-Spring 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.