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The Heights

The Heights, Mount Hooley Farm, Dunston, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11
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Discover new, sustainable homes in the sought-after riverside area of Dunston, Gateshead

Ideal for first-time buyers, families, professionals and investors, The Heights development will include energy-efficient three, four and five-bedroom homes.  

Settled along the River Tyne, a new home in the desirable and well-connected Dunston area offers relaxing riverside views, convenient everyday amenities and plenty of accessible green space for all the family. Here day-to-day essentials (and luxuries) are easy, with the equally popular Wickham Village and Metrocentre close by.

Sustainable, energy-efficient houses
Excellent green space and facilities
Close to Newcastle and Sunderland

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City-sized culture

For city-sized culture, entertainment and amenities, you can be in Newcastle in under 10 minutes by car and under 30 minutes by public transport. Perfect for days out and shopping trips alike, the city features regular food markets, theatre, galleries, music venues and museums, and its very own castle – it’s an incredible location to call home.

Coast and countryside

Within walking distance, you have a true nature-lover's highlight, the beautiful Watergate Forest Park. Including stunning woodlands, wildflower meadows and walking trails for all ages, it’s a feature that truly makes Dunston a ‘good-life’ base to work and live.

For adventures into picturesque countryside, Derwent Country Park is just under 10 minutes away by car, and the Woodland Trust protected Hedley Hall Woods is under a 15-minute drive away. Days by the seaside at the coastal town of Whitley Bay aren’t far either, and will take you approximately 30 minutes by car.

Well located

Bordered by the A1 motorway, a new home here connects you quickly to the East Coast, all the way to Edinburgh. Further south, this route also takes you through the North, and to the capital city of London. For travel by rail, you have Dunston and the Metrocentre stations to choose from – with journeys to Newcastle taking under 10 minutes. And if international travel calls, Newcastle Airport is approximately a 15-minute drive away.

School days

Perfect for growing families, young ones have the schools of Dunston, Gateshead and Newcastle to choose from. Previously rated as ‘Outstanding’, the Riverside Primary Academy is in the Dunston area, plus you have other ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ options for both primary and secondary education. Across the river, Newcastle offers tuition up to university level, and includes sixth form and college choices too.

The Heights

43 Whickham Hwy, Gateshead, NE11 9QJ

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Supporting your communities

At Persimmon we're proud to support our local communities. Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. We also have a programme of community events taking place as part of our partnership with Team GB for the 2024 Paris Olympics, along with other great initiatives. 


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Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Whilst the programme is running, each of our regional offices makes a donation of up to £6,000 every quarter to local organisations.

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