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Consett Area Guide

At its peak ‘Steel Town’ once employed over 6,000 workers making the steel that constructed Blackpool Tower and the UK’s fleet of submarines. Today this North Pennines town is currently undergoing regeneration. A vast number of new homes are being built at attractive prices. This coupled with good schools, such as Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexham, St. Beade’s Catholic School and Sixth Form in Lanchester and Consett Academy on Ashdale Road, makes for a popular location for families.

The town is home to some excellent amenities; Hermiston Retail Park at the bottom of the high street has a Starbucks and a Costa Coffee, there is also a B&Q, Matalan and conveniently located supermarkets also. Consett is even home to a Man Vs Food restaurant where kids eat free. Fans of Mr. Bean may be interested to know that Consett is the birthplace of well loved actor, Rowan Atkinson.

This conveniently placed commuter town is just 20 minutes from Durham and a further 10 minutes from Newcastle. Housing is much more affordable in the area, with renovation properties selling for as little as £30-35,000. 4+ bedroom houses can be bought for around £350,000 depending on the area and quality of the property. If you are looking for your perfect rental home you can expect to find a 2 bedroom flat or terraced house for as little as £350pcm. Long lets are the norm in this area and properties tend to be unfurnished meaning you can really make somewhere feel like home. If you would like to find out more, head into the branch where Lyndsay and her team will be glad to discuss your options.