If you have been looking for a new home with close proximity to Durham, whilst having the countryside on your doorstep, Avant Homes’ Rainton Green could be the place for you.
Originally a Norman town, Houghton-le-Spring boasts a busy shopping area and several cosy pubs. The town’s main street – Newbottle Street – offers everything you would need including popular retails stories, an Italian restaurant, a local bakery, two chemists, banks and a number of barber shops.
In October every year, the town hosts its very own Houghton Feast. This ten-day festival showers the community in celebrations such as a fairground, carnival parade, shows, exhibitions, fireworks and a traditional ox roasting.
Houghton and District Round Table organise an annual beer festival in May which promises lots of real ale and live music performances.
For anyone with dancing feet, the town’s Dance & Performing Arts Academy ‘Zazz’ gives the local people the opportunity to learn songs and dances with qualified teachers. The theatre also puts on a number of local productions throughout the year.
The closest train station to the town is Chester-le-Street which provides quick and easy access to Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland.