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The Cottage, Marshall Lands Farm, Whickham

Property gallery: Whickham cottage offers a rural lifestyle

The chance of living a true countryside lifestyle, yet still being accessible to the conurbation for work purposes, was what attracted Mark and Elaine Wilson to their historic cottage

Hotspur House, The home of Jo Dixon in Allendale, Northumberland

Property gallery: Historic Allendale home is hot property

This stunning Grade II Listed former pub is steeped in history and retains lots of beautiful original features

Jan Papadopoulos at her home in Low Fell

Property gallery: Impressive Low Fell home sits next to Saltwell Park

Saltwell Park is just a stone's throw away from this impressive detached home near Durham Road in Low Fell

Bolam Hall Cottage, Bolam, near Morpeth

Property gallery: Northumberland home has space for family inside and out

The current owners of Bolam Hall Cottage fell in love with it at first sight and it's easy to see why

Janet and George Proud of Riding Mill

Property gallery: Riding Mill family home sits in beautiful grounds

With five bedrooms and beautifully maintained gardens, this home built in 1923 is perfect for a family

Views from the home of Richard and Rosalind Maudslay in Brinkburn, Northumberland

Property gallery: Northumberland home makes the most of natural light

Packed with Arts and Crafts features, Priorsgate House has been the happy country home of Richard and Rosalind Maudslay for the past 15 years

The Covers, Wallsend, Newcastle, from Bellway

Picture yourself living in Bellway's The Covers development - sponsored feature

The Covers in Wallsend is proving a popular location for Bellway to build new homes which are now more affordable than ever thanks to Help to Buy, as our sponsored feature explains

The Berwick home of Tim Roake and his partner Fiona

Property gallery: Unusual home in the heart of Berwick

This unusual property in Northumberland's most northerly town is packed with period features

The Parkinson family at their home in High Westwood near Hamsterley Mill

Property gallery: Former school near Hamsterley Mill is living history

Set in a rural location, this former Victorian School retains many original features and is within easy reach of Durham, Newcastle, and Hexham

Teal Farm in Washington, from housebuilder Bellway

Take a look around Teal Farm from Bellway Homes - sponsored feature

Space and style are now on offer at Bellway's fantastic Teal Farm development in Washington - view pictures in our sponsored feature

Halton Grange, the home of Anne and Alex Holliday in Wall, near Hexham

Property pictures: Modern Northumberland mansion that's soon to be a TV star

This magnificent modern mansion in the Tynedale village of Wall has been filmed by television crews three times

Aileen Brewis and her property, 4 The Granaries in Offerton Village near the Penshaw Monument

Property gallery: Penshaw barn conversion offers the best of both worlds

Located in a wonderful countryside setting, this four-bedroom barn conversion is perfect for those that love the outdoors

Karen Slater outside her home in Ryton

Property gallery: Historic Ryton village home is a happy one

Space and location were top of Karen Slater’s tick-list when she was househunting for herself and her daughter 18 years ago

9 Highfield Road, Westerhope, the home of Jacky Wilson

Property gallery: Westerhope home designed to have impact

This striking Westerhope home features a large open-plan living room and a magnificent 33ft breakfasting kitchen/sun room

Pat Reed with son Paul at Thirston House in Northumberland

Property gallery: Northumberland family home serves up a slice of history

From cosy Christmases around the fire to an “outstanding” wedding, Thirston House has provided the perfect setting for the Reed family

The home of Hylton Smith, from Rowlands Gill, which is for sale

Property gallery: Derwent Valley views and versatility in split-level property

This spilt-level home on the western edge of Rowlands Gill village, has spectacular views overlooking the Derwent Valley

Chris and Karen Constable at their home in Ulgham, Northumberland

Property gallery: Northumberland home is the perfect country escape

Just perfect – that was what Karen and Chris Constable thought the first time they set eyes on their lovely country home

Libby and Nigel Oldham at their home in Stocksfield

Property gallery: Stocksfield home is where the heart is

This stunning stone-built property in Stocksfield, Northumberland is the perfect family home

Ragnar Belck-Olsen with his property for sale as part of Meridian House, South Shields

Property gallery: South Shields townhouse with a twist

This impressive townhouse is set over three-storeys and includes four bedrooms and landscaped gardens


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