Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Attractions of Three Floors Really Stack Up

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Attractions of Three Floors Really Stack Up

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An additional room always proves popular with homebuyers, which is why many builders are designing three-storey homes. Townhouses offer versatile living for a range of buyers. Families especially can benefit from the flexibility they give. Homemaker discovers some new-build options a

Charles Church

CHARLES Church's Nunnington house type is available at five developments in the region.

These include The Fairways at Wynyard Park, Butterknowle Green in Castle Eden, County Durham; Melbury at Great North Park, Newcastle; Hawksley Grange in Ryhope, Sunderland; and Barley Grange in Ingleby Barwick on Teesside. Prices range from pounds 279,995 to pounds 385,000.

The five-bedroom detached Nunnington offers family living at its finest. The attractive kitchen is large enough to be used as a breakfast room and there is a separate utility room with access to the back garden.

The generous lounge is perfect for all the family and has double French doors leading to a patio. The dining room is ideal for more formal entertaining and has large bay windows. There is also a study.

All bedrooms are a good size and bedrooms two, three, four and five are on the first floor.

A modern and attractively furnished family bathroom is also on this floor. The second floor has a master bedroom with large built-in wardrobes and en-suite shower room. An office is also on this floor. Tel: (0191) 377-4000.

George Wimpey North

GEORGE Wimpey North has a three-bedroom town house at its Westoe Crown Village in South Shields.

The Tennyson offers generous living accommodation and a sea view. The ground floor has a fully-fitted breakfasting kitchen, a large family room with access via French doors to the garden and a guest cloakroom and WC.

The first floor features a beautifully proportioned living room, a bedroom and a family bathroom. On the second floor there is a large master bedroom with en suite and a second good-sized bedroom.

Westoe Crown Village is a spectacular development enjoying an enviable setting with panoramic views out to sea.

The self-contained community is just minutes from the town centre and has a village square, school, community centre, shops and offices. For details tel: (08456) 760117.

AMONG the many three-storey designs which Barratt has available for sale is the three bedroom Norbury at Woodside in Delves Lane, Consett, County Durham.

This popular design has a pre-construction price of about pounds 169,000.

Field sales manager Dawn Mordue said: "This property is ideal for family living and, unusually, features the main double bedroom in the loft space, complete with a dressing room and a shower room with WC.

"If you work from home a lot, the uppermost room could easily become a home office instead. There are plenty of electric sockets, including two in the dressing room, and even a TV aerial socket too. …

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