New build homes in North East England: Top 10 best developments

Peerfields – the highest-rated new homes development in North East England

The North East represents one of the most affordable regions in England for new home buyers, with plenty of excellent developments on offer. Whether you’re looking for a city-centre pad or a spacious family home in the country, there’s something to suit everyone here. Here are our top 10 favourite new homes in north east England.

New homes in North East England: Top 10 best developments

Let’s take a closer look at the kind of properties in the area that have generated the best reviews and rankings from residents. Here, you can explore the top 10 ranked property developments in the region. As always, these rankings are based purely on the scores given by verified reviewers on HomeViews.

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how recently reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. More recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.

1. Scholars View, DH5

Placefirst
3.63 (11 reviews) 3.63 (11 reviews)
Area guide to Tyne & Wear
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Right at the top of the table we have something of a ‘scholarly view’ of the North East. Scholars View offers high finish two-bedroom bungalows and three and four-bedroom houses to rent. THe development has been created with families in mind with spacious layouts, good sized gardens and parking.

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2. Cygnet Park, NE12

Avant Homes
4.48 (9 reviews) 4.48 (9 reviews)
Area guide to Tyne & Wear
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The attractively named Cygnet Park takes the second spot, offering a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes for sale in North Tyneside. Each features bi-fold doors, exclusive kitchen designs and integrated appliances. Cygnet Park is located just six miles to the north of Newcastle City Centre, the town benefits from numerous local amenities including local shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

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3. The Forge, NE1

Grainger
4.45 (64 reviews) 4.45 (64 reviews)
Area guide to Newcastle
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Straight in at number three, previously owned by Moorfield, this development was bought by Grainger in 2021. Managed by Allsop, it’s situated at the heart of Stephenson Quarter next to Newcastle station. It comprises 283 pet-friendly, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Residents have access to range of facilities and amenities. These include a 24-hour on-property concierge service, a private gym, as well as a landscaped courtyard garden. In addition, apartments are available in furnished and unfurnished options and come in modern designs, with premium furniture packages.

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4. City Quadrant, NE1

4.40 (8 reviews) 4.40 (8 reviews)
Area guide to Newcastle
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For fourth place, we head over to Newcastle. City Quadrant is a mixed-use development located at the western entrance to the city centre, just a short walk from Central Station. The development also includes office space and some restaurants and retail space that residents can benefit from. The idyllic location means that residents here can also benefit from various local amenities.

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5. Peerfields, DL17

Avant Homes
4.37 (12 reviews) 4.37 (12 reviews)
Area guide to County Durham
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Next up, Peerfields offers a range of two, three and four-bedroom new homes for sale in County Durham. Located on the A167 and minutes from the A1M, Peerfields is ideal for commuters.

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6. Potters Hill, SR3

Miller Homes
4.46 (10 reviews) 4.46 (10 reviews)
Area guide to Tyne & Wear
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In sixth, Potters Hill is a development of modern, energy-efficient three, four and five bedroom homes. Located on the edge of Sunderland with easy access to major roads, local leisure amenities, and shops. These homes combine urban convenience with countryside surroundings.

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7. St John’s Manor, NE5

Story Homes
4.26 (9 reviews) 4.26 (9 reviews)
Area guide to Tyne & Wear
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In seventh, St John’s Manor is a collection of three, four and five-bedroom homes. Each home has a high specification throughout. Situated in the village of Callerton, it’s only six miles from Newcastle upon Tyne. The development has excellent transport links and is close to the A69 and the A1 motorway and only four miles from Newcastle International Airport.

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8. Castle Croft, DL12

Tilia Homes
4.25 (8 reviews) 4.25 (8 reviews)
Area guide to County Durham
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Next, Castle Croft is a development of two, three and four-bedroom new build homes located in the rural village of Startforth, just over the River Tees from Barnard Castle. The new build homes offer a variety of styles, which means that there’s a home suitable for all tastes.

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9. Millbrook, TS7

Avant Homes
4.22 (6 reviews) 4.22 (6 reviews)
Area guide to North Yorkshire
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In ninth, Millbrook offers a range of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom new homes for sale in Nunthorpe Village, just 6 miles from Middlesbrough. The village boasts a wonderful selection of local amenities such as a post office, florist, chemist, and newsagent.

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10. Miller Homes at Potters Mill, SR3

Miller Homes
4.19 (15 reviews) 4.19 (15 reviews)
Area guide to Tyne & Wear
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In 10th place, Miller Homes at Potters Mill offers a great range of energy efficient three, four and five bedroom homes. With fast access to the national road network as well as shops, leisure amenities and nearby Herrington County Park, Potters Mill has lots to offer.

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Average property prices in North East England

According to the latest figures from Zoopla (September 2023), average property prices in the North East of England are £211,000. This is significantly below the national average for England, which stood at £309,000 in July 2023.

The average price of a property in Northumberland is around £230,000, while in Tyne and Wear it is £185,000. In Durham, the average price is £160,000, making it the most cost-effective area in the North East.

Prices in the North East of England are also slightly cheaper than the North West, which averages a price of £243,000, while they’re similar to Yorkshire and the Humber, which has an average sale price of £226,000.


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