Nestled on the outskirts of Durham City, residents of Allenson View will have access to fantastic amenities and plenty of fun-filled things to do with the whole family. For those that love to shop until they drop, two of Durham’s shopping centres, The Riverwalk and Prince Bishop’s Shopping Centre, can be reached in just 10-minutes. Those commuting further afield can visit Gateshead, Sunderland and Middlesbrough in 30 minutes.
West Rainton is also well-served by regular bus services to Sunderland, East Rainton, Houghton-le-Spring and Durham city centre.
Living at the Allenson View development, residents will have the beautiful North East countryside on their doorstep, as well as plenty of outdoor green spaces and family-friendly attractions. A stone’s throw away is Moor House Adventure Centre, which for thrill-seekers is a dream come true with a range of activities such as abseiling, archery, climbing and raft building available to enjoy.
If you’re after somewhere for a gentle afternoon walk, why not try the Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve. Just two miles from Allenson View, the reserve is home to more than 200 species of birds and lucky visitors may also spot a weasel, brown hare or roe deer on their walks too.
You won’t have to go far to take the little ones out for an exciting day either as Adventure Valley is just five miles away. Adventure Valley is packed full of fun for the whole family, with an indoor and outdoor play gym, animals of all sizes and a miniature golf course.
Within West Rainton village itself, you’ll also find a whole host of amenities and there’s both Tesco Express and Sainsbury’s Local within a 15-minute drive of the development. West Rainton Primary School is also close by.
With the A690 and the A1(M) within close proximity to Allenson View, this location is ideal for commuters. For those needing to use local rail services, Durham train station is less than a 15-minute drive away and can take you across the UK including to Newcastle, Glasgow, London, Derby and Bristol.