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When you’re looking for your forever home you’ve got to choose a place that has a mix of beauty, history and culture as well as plenty of leisure and sports amenities. Welcome to your new home in Chester-Le-Street!

Buying a new build home in Chester-Le-Street gives you easy access to a whole range of schools including state and independent, faith and SEN options. Healthcare is also very good with GPs and pharmacies throughout the town and the University Hospital of North Durham just six miles away from your new build. Chester-Le-Street is also a vibrant town centre with all the high street brands, independents and eateries you could need.

Away from the town, situated on the banks of the River Wear, Riverside Park provides a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle. The park features scenic walking paths, green spaces for picnics, and recreational facilities including a children's play area and sports fields. While you’re there, why not go to “the beach”? While strictly not a beach, Lumley Beach is a scenic riverside area located near Lumley Castle – the 600-year-old fortress that dominates the skyline of your new home in Chester-Le-Street. If you enjoy exploring the history of the area, take the Chester-Le-Street Heritage Trail, or if you’d rather enjoy the age-old sport of Cricket, the Emirates Riverside, home of Durham County Cricket Club can provide you with a diverse calendar of events including sporting fixtures and concerts.

Surrounded by pretty, rolling countryside and close to Waldridge Fell Country Park, your new house in Chester-Le-Street benefits from the A1(M) just to the East and enjoys easy commutes north to south, to both Newcastle and Durham.

Living in Chester-Le-Street

Your new build home is well connected

The great thing about your new home in Chester-Le-Street is the fact it's so well connected. To the East, the A1(M) heads up to Washington (3 miles) where it reverts to being the A1 - the main east coast arterial road through Newcastle-upon-Tyne (26 miles), Alnwick (44 miles) and onto Edinburgh (125 miles). To the south, the A1(M) goes through Darlington (28 miles) and onto Leeds (88 miles). The A167 is the link with Durham, 7 miles to the south.

From your new build home you can take the train to Newcastle-upon-Tyne in just 15 minutes, or down to Durham in a super speedy six minutes. There are really good local bus services throughout the town too, operating from the Picktree Lane Depot. Newcastle International Airport is 17 miles away, usually just over half an hour’s drive, with a train link if you want to leave the car at home.

Plenty to do straight from your new build

Chester-Le-Street has plenty to offer close to your new home. It’s got a wonderful old high street with plenty of independent shops, a marketplace, a shopping centre and a superstore. The Riverside Ground is home to Durham County Cricket Club, there’s an amateur rowing club making the most of the River Wear and regarded as quite a GB training ground - and there’s a golf club. Your new build in Chester-Le-Street is a stone's throw from the Riverside Park including a skatepark and café, and the Waldridge Country Park just outside town - designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a wildlife haven. Your new house is also spoilt for choice with schools - in all there are eight primary schools and two secondary schools!

Out and about from your new home

Your new house in Chester-le-Street is perfectly positioned to enjoy all the North East has to offer. The Metrocentre shopping and leisure destination at Gateshead (10 miles), the long sandy beach and pier at South Shields (12 miles), the cobbled streets leading up to Durham Cathedral from the busy market square (9 miles) – and the stunning view from the wild landscapes of the Durham Dales (23 miles) as they meet the North Pennines.

New build houses Chester-Le-Street

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses available in Chester-Le-Street and new builds in County Durham, including new homes in Sacriston and Houghton-le-Spring. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…