Anyone searching for new homes near Hexham, Northumberland, should look no further than the village of Acomb. With good transport links, an enviable position north of the River Tyne, and good schools nearby, there are plenty of reasons to live in Acomb.
Acomb’s roots can be traced back beyond the Anglo Saxons, and is just a few miles from Hadrian’s Wall, the region’s most famous tourist attraction. The village boasts its own post office and a selection of friendly pubs and eateries.
There are few better places to explore the great outdoors, with the majestic beauty of the Northumberland National Park on the doorstep, and historic Roman attractions including Housesteads Fort and Museum and Vindolanda both nearby.
The nearby market town of Hexham has a host of amenities, including a theatre, cinema, golf course and leisure centre as well as a delightful centre with cobbled streets, independent and high street shops and regular markets. Hexham has twice been named as one of the UK’s favourite market towns by Country Life magazine. The town also has several supermarkets, including Tesco, Waitrose and Aldi.
Newcastle upon Tyne is half an hour’s drive from Acomb, or around 45 minutes on the train from Hexham, with its renowned shopping and nightlife, and international airport.