Chester le Street Area Guide

Local Area Guide from Reeds Rains Chester le Street, County DurhamLocal Area Guide from Reeds Rains Chester le Street, County Durham

Chester le street is an old market town with some well-known landmarks. Lumley Castle overlooks the town and the Emirates County Cricket Club is close to the river and town centre. It is great for commuting as it's close to the A1, and has its own train station linking it with Durham to the South and Newcastle to the North.

North lodge, Holmlands Park and the Riverside are the most prestigious areas. Typically 3 bedroom semi-detached houses in Chester-Le-Street get snapped up quickly, the average 3 bed semi goes for around £160,000 with the surrounding areas like Ouston, Pelton and Birtley getting you a bit more property for your cash.

The outskirts of Chester-le-Street is very family orientated as there is a selection of good schools. Professionals like the town due to it being a good commuting base and lots of buyers then tend to settle and move up the property ladder within the area. Due to the close proximity of Nissan and Komatsu several professional people relocate here from areas around the country.

Janet Hutchison has worked in the branch for 9 years as a sales negotiator and has lived in Chester-le-Street all her life. She loves the Riverside Park which has a refurbished outdoor pool, but especially likes how easy it is to get to Newcastle and Durham from home.

Older properties are the most popular, 1920s detached and semis retain original features. Waldridge Park Is most known for families 3 bed links/semi/detached flats, 4 and 5 bedroom detached also. South Pelaw is close to the centre mostly ex council but they do have Hilda Park which is smaller version of Waldrige Park. Chester-le-Street centre is mixture of older properties, apartments, townhouses and retirement flats.

The beauty of Chester-le-Street is that there is such a wide variety of property types to suit all budgets and tastes. We sell numerous properties in Chester le Street town centre and Pelton to first time buyers and investors. Ouston is a popular area that buyers seem to stay within and move up the property ladder. There are several housing developments that are popular with families such as the Waldridge Park area, Hilda Park and Brackenbeds. Newcastle Road area is often sought after by buyers as it is close to the town centre and A1 and has a real mix of old and new properties that are well maintained and established.

North lodge, Holmlands Park, the riverside and the hermitage are amongst the most prestigious addresses with some properties fetching in excess of £1,000,000.

There is an abundance of rental properties in the area to suit all budgets and needs. They can range from apartments, terraced house to executive style detached homes. Due to the location and easy commuting if is ideal for those who need to be centrally based for work. Two bedroom terraces can range from £350pcm-£500pcm, while a four bedroom detached executive home by the Riverside can be in region of £1200 pcm.

There are several local shops in the town centre with butchers, bakers and green grocers as well as supermarkets such as Tesco and Morrisons. There are a number of cafes and eating places offering Chinese, pub food and Italian cuisine, along with some lovely pub/restaurants on the outskirts. With the train station and A1 motorway the surrounding shopping areas of Newcastle, Durham and the Metro Centre are very accessible and are a shoppers paradise.

The river runs through Chester-le-Street and has a beautiful Riverside park which offers green open spaces, play areas and an open air lido. The river hosts the local rowing club and for other sports enthusiasts there is a golf club and cricket club as well as several gyms and sports centres. Very close by is Beamish Open Air museum which is a great day out for the whole family.

Chester-le-Street is surrounded by countryside and green open spaces, biking is very popular in the region and there are a number of walks and picnic areas for families to enjoy. Durham county cricket club has hosted the ashes in the past and Lumley Castle is a beautiful upmarket wedding venue which attracts couples from around the region.