The village boasts several supermarkets, shops and amenities right on the doorstep, including a Sainsbury’s supermarket, Lidl, Aldi, and Asda. There is also a great range of casual restaurants, local shops, cafes and pubs.
What’s more, the beautiful historic city of Durham is just a short drive away, with its charming cobbled streets and stunning Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site.
Durham has a wonderful choice of independent cafes, shops and bars to explore in the city as well as its collection of museums, galleries and tranquil green spaces, including Crook Hall and Gardens or Durham University's Botanic Garden.
You can also pick up local produce including locally-grown vegetables, delicious cheeses, organic meat and freshly caught fish at one of the city’s many farm shops. Durham’s Market Hall offers over 50 independent traders offering a wide range of foods, services and goods.
There are around 16 high-speed main-line services to Durham from London, covering the journey in about three hours with fast through-trains running from most other parts of Britain.
For commuters looking at new homes for sale in Durham, the A1 motorway provides, fast, easy access from the South and A66 provides a scenic cross-Pennine route from the Lake District and M6 motorway. Newcastle is less than 18 miles away and Middlesbrough can be reached in just over 30 minutes.