Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Wealth of Choice and Pick of Region's Top-of-the-Range Sites

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Wealth of Choice and Pick of Region's Top-of-the-Range Sites

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Soaring house prices have led to a fear that people can no longer afford a stylish new home.

But there's still a wealth of impressive new properties available throughout the North-East.

Today Homemaker looks at new homes you can buy for pounds 350,000.

If you're looking for a luxury lifestyle but want a property which the family would be happy to call home, Barratt's addition to its Newcastle Great Park show arena is well worth a visit.

The three-storey four/five bedroom Bewick design is being built for the first time in the North-East at the housebuilder's Melbury development and it has a modern interior layout, combined with a stylish traditional exterior.

The main living area is on the first floor and includes a spacious living room which leads through double doors to a separate dining room.

There is a fitted breakfast kitchen on this floor.

The ground floor has a cloakroom and an en-suite shower room which serves two rooms: a double bedroom and a playroom/family room which has French doors into the back garden.

Also on this floor is a utility room and plenty of handy storage space.

The second floor has a main bedroom with en-suite shower room while another double bedroom and two single bedrooms are served by the family bathroom.

The kitchen has honey wood units and dark granite style worktops. There are also stainless steel appliances including a built-in hob with chrome chimney-style extractor hood and a separate double oven while a chrome and glass breakfast table provides informal eating space.

Also on this floor is the dining area.

The ground floor has a family room and the spacious hallway has hard-wearing wooden flooring.

The Bewick is priced from pounds 395,000, for details tel: (0191) 217-1509.

Shiremoor, County Durham

With a pounds 350,000 budget, you'll still have pounds 55,000 to spend if you opt for a three-storey, four-bedroom and study detached Helvellyn home with integral garage at Dunelm Castle Homes' Northumberland Park development at Shiremoor. …

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