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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

41 The Drive in Gosforth

Property video and gallery: Detached Gosforth home offers quiet seclusion

This unique-looking four-bedroom detached house was built in the 1940s near to Newcastle's Town Moor

Helen Gavin at her home in Felton

Property gallery: Felton family home is the perfect escape in the country

Finding the perfect plot has provided the opportunity for Helen and Patrick Gavin to create their perfect family home

Phillip Chambers at his home in Whitburn

Property gallery: Whitburn home offers relaxation and beautiful views

With panoramic views of the North Sea, this detached Dutch bungalow close to the coast has been a lovely home for Philip Chambers since 2007

The home of Denise and Crispian Strachan at Clifton near Morpeth

Property gallery and video: Victorian love of space and style near Morpeth

This impressive Victorian country home near Morpeth is set in just over one-and-a-half acres and was built in 1865

Brunswick House in Whalton

Property gallery: Whalton house was home from the first view

This double-fronted stone-built Victorian house has many original features including door handles and doors

The home of Shameem and Marianne Ibraham, in North Shields

Stunning property pictures: North Shields family home is strictly stylish

This mid-terrace Victorian property was once a dance studio, but has been home to its current owners for the past 11 years

The Old Vicarage in Killingworth village

Pics: Period property in Killingworth Village is a dream for family

Built in 1872, this former vicarage on the outskirts of Killingworth village is perfect for a family

The Bower, Tarset, Northumberland, for sale through Strutt and Parker at £1.1m

Property gallery: Secluded and quiet retreat in beautiful Tarset

As befits its name, The Bower offers privacy and tranquillity set amid peaceful rural surroundings

Humewood, 16 Argyle Street, Alnmouth, Northumberland

Property gallery: Alnmouth home provides the perfect seaside retreat

This stunning Victorian home in the picturesque Northumberland village of Alnmouth is set over three levels and is full of character

Christine and Chris Dye at their home, The Barn in Chopwell

Property gallery: Barn conversion brings best of both worlds in Chopwell

This semi-rural four-bedroomed barn conversion in Chopwell was designed and created by its current owners

The home of Ralph and Helen Holmes in Sharperton, Northumberland

Property gallery: Northumberland barn conversion is full of history

This spacious barn conversion is steeped in history and is situated close to a Roman road near Rothbury

Val Kirkup's home, The White House in Ryton Village

Property gallery: 18th Century property in Ryton Village is a bit of 'all White'

After 43 living in The White House in Ryton Village, its owner is now looking to move from the Grade II Listed property


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