Consett Area Guide

Local Area Guide from Reeds Rains Consett, County DurhamLocal Area Guide from Reeds Rains Consett, County Durham

The Consett property market has for many years has been a split of new housing developments and existing properties. It is often said that you get a lot of property for your money in Consett.  Property prices vary from the most prestigious areas being up to £1 million to the smaller houses which can be as low as £40,000.  There is something for everyone no matter how big or small.

Consett is popular with young professionals especially families, with the average age being between 30 – 40 years old. Schools in Consett are a big attraction and add to its popularity with young families.  People who move to Consett usually come here as young professionals and buy a two-bedroom house or flat, then find a partner and move into a three/four bedroom semi or detached and start a family. Few people move away from Consett unless they have too due to work or other commitments, you get the benefit of having the countryside here and it is commutable distance to Durham and Newcastle.?

Consett is well known for being the birth place of some famous celebrities including Rowan Atkinson, Denise Welch and Paul Collingwood.

The manager of Reeds Rains Consett, Lyndsay Whiteley says: "Consett is a friendly town; People from different parts of the north east and the country have settled in the town and feel at home instantly we have a great community spirit.  There is a local market on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the main front street which is bustling with lots of local people”.

The Consett area has got every style of property ranging from flats, terrace houses, ex-council houses, 1930s Semi's,Victorian Terraces and a never ending supply of new build properties including new developments.

As one of Consett's most popular estate agents, Reeds Rains has a variety of properties for sale including converted barn conversions in Shotley Bridge one of our more popular areas to terraces in the heart of Consett which are very popular with investors.  We have properties to suit all criteria and if we don't, we offer a property finding service to find a client’s dream property.

Among our most sought after areas are Shotley Bridge, Medomsley, Lanchester, Knitsley Mill and Iveston.

The rental market is always buoyant in Consett we have a large investor population which prefer to rent out properties.  We have properties ranging from £350 per calendar month to £1000 per calendar month.

The Consett area benefits from a diverse selection of popular high street shops and smaller independent boutiques. These include a Tesco's, Morrisions, Aldi, Lidl, Iceland and Co-op's for weekly grocery shopping. Alongside our new retail park which includes B&Q, Pets at Home, Poundland, Brantana, Matalan and many more. We also have a local market on a Thursday, Friday & Saturday which includes fishmonger, fresh meat, homeware and various other stalls.

We have various leisure & recreation facilities including the new leisure centre which includes pool & gym and The Empire theatre and cinema.

We have the Derwent Walk on our doorstep which offers great walks which can be enjoy all year round by dog walkers, bikers and people that just enjoy a stroll on a summer evening. We have a bus station that supply's links to Metrocentre, Durham, and Newcastle etc.