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Elm Rise

Elm Rise, Blackfell Way, Birtley, Tyne and Wear, DH3 1FD

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New homes in Birtley with great transport links and access to Newcastle.

Elm Rise benefits from a fantastic location with local amenities on your doorstep, and commuter centres of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, Sunderland and Durham all within a 20-minute drive. 

Located in the heart of Tyne and Wear, Birtley offers an ideal blend of urban convenience and outdoor attractions. There's a good selection of local amenities and services in the town, with a vast range of shops in nearby centres. The area is also surrounded by beautiful green spaces, offering ample opportunities for outdoor activities and relaxation.

Whether you're looking for a friendly community to raise a family or a quiet retreat from the city, Elm Rise is an ideal place to call home.

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Great local amenities
Excellent road links
Close to Gateshead, Newcastle and Sunderland
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Perfect for families

Birtley is home to a number of excellent schools, making it a highly desirable location for families with children. The town offers a range of primary schools and secondary schools, such as Portobello Primary School, Barley Mow Primary School, Birtley East Primary School and Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy, all graded 'Good' by Ofsted. For younger years, Bright Star Nursery is less than a mile away from Elm Rise.

Local amenities

When it comes to shops and amenities, you'll find everything you need in Birtley and the surrounding area. The town centre is home to a selection of shops, pubs, medical facilities and a Morrisons supermarket. Just a 6-minute drive away, The Galleries retail park hosts a fantastic selection of popular high street brands, as well as Sainsburys, Asda, M&S and Aldi supermarkets, plus a leisure centre. Or, for the ultimate retail experience, you'll be just a 15-minute drive from the Metro Centre with its vast range of shops, eateries and entertainment options.

Great transport links

Elm Rise benefits from enviable transport links. Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland can all be reached in around 20 minutes, ideal if you're looking to commute. The development is set just off the A1(M), putting you in an ideal location to head north to reach the heart of Newcastle, or south to historic Durham, while Sunderland is a 19-minute drive east via the A1231. Chester le Street train station connects residents to major rail networks, and the area is also served by local bus services. For travel further afield, Newcastle International Airport is just 14 miles away.

Explore the local area

Anyone looking to stay active will be pleased with what's on offer near Elm Rise. Birtley has a leisure centre and several sports clubs, while you'll also find gyms and indoor sports facilities in Washington and Gateshead. The iconic Angel of the North sculpture is less than 2 miles away and makes for a lovely walk, nearby Herrington Country Park offers scenic walking trails and a lake, and WWT Washington is a beautiful place to enjoy nature. There are also several golf clubs in the local area.

Elm Rise

5 Blackfell Way, Chester-le-Street, DH3 1GB

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If you're a key worker or member of the armed forces you could get a £500 discount for every £25,000 you spend on a new Persimmon home.

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