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Aykley Woods

Aykley Woods, Aykley Heads, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5TT

Prices start from £344,950 to £419,950

New houses and apartments in Durham – just two miles from the city centre and right next to the lovely open space of the Aykley Heads Recreation Ground.

Our new homes at Aykley Woods offer first-time buyers, professionals and growing families the choice of two and three-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom houses.

With Durham’s vibrant centre just over two miles away, this is an excellent location for heading into the city as well as out of it. Living to the north of Durham gives you a head start if you need to commute to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead and Sunderland. Big city amenities are all available there however Durham, compact and historic, has it all too. There are superstores and shopping malls, cobbled streets filled with cafés and independent shops, a mainline train station, the landmarks of the cathedral and castle and a landscape that includes the River Wear and the Durham Dales.

Durham’s famous university adds a thriving community to the city and its traditional city centre indoor and outdoor markets play a part too. This is a city that makes everyone feel welcome. It’s an excellent choice for all the family.

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Choice of 3 and 4 bedroom homes
Situated in the historic city of Durham
Excellent transport links
Close to countryside
Homes at Aykley Woods

The Sherwood Corner

At Aykley Woods

from £344,950

2 available | 3 bedroom detached house

Open plan kitchen/diner with French doors into garden
Front aspect living room
Bedroom 1 with en suite
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The Glenmore

At Aykley Woods

from £349,950

2 available | 3 bedroom detached house

Open plan kitchen/dining room with garden access
En suite to bedroom 1
Integral garage
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The Selwood

At Aykley Woods

from £415,950

4 available | 4 bedroom detached house

Modern open plan kitchen/dining room with French door leading into the garden
Bright and spacious front-aspect living room
Bedroom 1 with en suite
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The Whiteleaf Corner

At Aykley Woods

from £419,950

1 available | 4 bedroom detached house

Kitchen/breakfast room with French doors to garden
Separate front-aspect living room & dining room
Bedroom 1 with en suite
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Durham City

The medieval city of Durham is a popular place to live and it's easy to see why. Its charming cobbled streets, imposing castle and Norman cathedral bring in plenty of visitors and that keeps the city thriving. The world-class university, leisure and cultural venues, and fantastic shopping give Durham its wonderful welcoming atmosphere. Add easy access to the great outdoors of the Durham Dales and the North Pennines and you have excellent options for time out.

Plenty of green space

The area surrounding Aykley Woods offers green spaces, parks and scenic countryside - great for spending outdoor time with the family. The Aykley Recreation Ground is right on the doorstep. Wharton Park makes a fun day out with a cafe and miniature car track and Crook Hall is a Grade I listed Medieval hall with stunning gardens, a maze and activities for children; both are within easy reach of the development. You can also walk along the River Wear, amble through Aykley Wood Nature Reserve, picnic in Broompark or visit the Durham Heritage Coast, approximately half an hour's drive away.

Sport and leisure

If you enjoy keeping fit, Durham is host to many leisure activities and sports, including those at the Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre where you can enjoy the gym, exercise classes, courts, pitches and two pools. You could even learn to row - the annual Durham Regatta is a real highlight for the city. Also within easy reach of the development is the Gala Theatre offering a variety of comedy, dance, music and theatre productions as well as a two-screen cinema.

Fantastic education for all

Durham City has a wide choice of schooling for all ages, and there are several schools close to the development. For young children these include Newton Hall Infants School, Framwellgate Moor Primary School and St Godric's RC VA Primary School. Secondary education is offered at Durham Trinity School & Sports College, St Leonard's Catholic School and Durham Johnstone Comprehensive School. There are also colleges offering further education, and of course, the famous Durham University for higher education.

Aykley Woods

Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TT

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