The Journal Homemaker bring you all the latest home news from across the North East. Read the latest home stories, features and property listings from Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham.

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


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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

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


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