Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Homes at the Heart of the Matter

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Homes at the Heart of the Matter

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DEVELOPMENTS within an established town or village are highly sought after as buyers have amenities right on their doorstep. homemaker finds out what's available across the North East.

North Walbottle, Newcastle THE peace of the country but with easy access to the amenities of Newcastle. That's the promise at Dere Street Homes' Fell House Farm development on the outskirts of North Walbottle.

Fell House Farm has just six properties, four of which are conversions of farm buildings around a central courtyard, with the fifth being a new detached property on the site of the former farmhouse. The final property is a twobedroom cottage conversion.

Existing features of the farm buildings and cottage have been retained and restored where possible.

Prices range from pounds 275,000 for the two-bedroom, single-storey cottage, to pounds 625,000 for the newly-built Farm House, a five bedroom, two-storey detached home.

For more information, tel: (0191) 373-6535.

Bedlington, Northumberland A BALANCE between country and city living is on offer at Gladedale's Ridge Square development in Bedlington.

The collection of 26 homes ranges from three-bedroom mews-style homes to three and four-bedroom townhouses.

Bedlington, on the River Blyth, has good local amenities including a library, community hall, shops and schools.

Prices at Ridge Square start from pounds 154,995. For more details, tel: (01670) 826189 or go to

Hexham, Northumberland ONLY six apartments remain at the Haining Croft development in Hexham, just a few minutes' walk from the market place and Abbey.

The development, created from a former merchant's home dating from the 1860s, is in private gardens on Elvaston Road, and has been restored and extended by Millhouse Developments.

In addition to nine apartments in the main house, there are six apartments in the Garden House.

Prices for the remaining six apartments start from pounds 189,000. …

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