HOMES by lakes, rivers or the sea often command a premium – and it’s easy to see why. If you’ve always hankered after a waterside home, we’ve got a selection of the latest homes available across the region.
THERE are just four apartments left in a landmark £7.2m regeneration scheme on Durham’s waterfront.
The popular Clements Wharf development on the banks of the River Wear has proved to be one of the North-East’s property successes.
The pioneering project is by regeneration specialists Muse Developments – the company behind the city’s huge Walkergate scheme nearby.
Now there are just four two-bedroom apartments available. They are ready for immediate occupation, and prices start at £237,500.
Amy Whyte, sales manager at Knight Frank, Newcastle, said: “The success of the development has been tremendous. Buyers have been attracted by the standard of apartment on offer and the fantastic location on the waterfront in the very heart of the city centre.
“The central location is wonderful. Imagine singing carols at Durham Cathedral this Christmas and then walking home.”
The striking use of wood in several tones echoes the distinctive wooden cladding on the exterior of the building, and wood is found in just about every room, from the kitchen cupboards and flooring to the interior doors, window frames and even in the bathroom.
Bedrooms are generously proportioned, dominated with large windows and carpeted in rich, deep pile.
The modern kitchens come complete with custom-design units and stylish granite work surfaces. The latest time-saving appliances, including cooker, hob, dishwasher and fridge/freezer, have also been integrated into the kitchen units.
Each apartment at Clements Wharf has stylish and welcoming communal areas, including serviced lifts and a sophisticated video entry system.
For sales inquiries, call Knight Frank on (0191) 221-2211.
CORAL House, the latest phase to be released at Jomast’s Hartlepool Bay development, offers stylish designer apartments which are only a few minutes’ walk from the marina and rugged North Sea coastline.
Priced from £153,000 (5% deposit paid), all two-double-bedroom apartments include high-specification interiors, as well as contemporary open-plan living areas with east/west aspects that attract maximum daylight.
Properties at Coral House are located at the heart of this marina community. They include, as standard, high-quality carpets and flooring and a fitted kitchen with stainless steel washer dryer, fridge freezer, dishwasher, oven, hob, extractor and microwave. There are also fitted wardrobes to the master bedroom, a fully-tiled bathroom with three-piece suite, a separate shower cubicle, Sky Digital set-up and more.
Call Hartlepool Bay on (01429) 869672.
PARIAN Developments have a collection of mews-style houses, apartments and duplex apartments in the attractive village of Cockerton, Darlington. What makes The Green development even more appealing is that it lies adjacent to the pretty village beck. Some ground-floor properties are close to the stream, while many upper-floor apartments have balconies overlooking the water.
Two-bedroom duplex apartments at The Green include a spacious living room, complete with tiled and lit terrace. As with all properties here, the kitchen includes high-quality units and appliances and some kitchens are finished with double-glazed doors.
The master bedroom includes walk-in wardrobes, fitted furniture, a seating area, a large en-suite finished in travertine and granite, and has French doors leading to a private terraced area. Duplex apartments cover 1,250ft and 1,350ft.
Two-bedroom single-storey apartments start from £189,950 with great incentives of stamp duty paid and free carpets on selected properties. There is a choice of open-plan living, as well as separate kitchen/breakfast rooms and all kitchens are fitted with high-quality units and appliances.
Two-bedroom mews-style homes overlook the village green and have private gardens and integral double garages. A three-bedroom mews-style house with a double garage is also available.
Call (01325) 749666, or (0191) 272-4802.
MCINERNEY Homes NE development in Mile End Road, South Shields, is a great seaside location.
The exclusive development features two and three-bedroom homes in two and three-storey styles, built to accommodate the needs of both first-time buyers and families alike. There are currently two house types available.
The two-storey three-bed Alnwick home has a spacious lounge, kitchen diner and utility. It is priced from £157,950.
The three-bedroom, three-storey Braemar has a top-floor master bedroom suite and is priced from £175,950.
Mile End Road is close to the centre of South Shields and within walking distance of the coast. Tel: (0191) 496-7081.
Bowesfield, near Stockton
SET in a stunning location on the banks of the River Tees, Waterside at Bowesfield is an exclusive development of homes.
Only a short drive from Stockton and Thornaby, with Middlesbrough, Darlington and Yarm within easy reach, the development has been popular with those seeking a tranquil setting for relaxation and spectacular river views.
The four-bedroom Norfolk is a large semi-detached family home spread over two and a half floors and is the last remaining house style by the water’s edge. The property provides ample space with a large kitchen/breakfast room and features a generous-sized lounge that runs the entire width of the home, with beautiful French doors leading to the garden.
On the first floor, you’ll find a luxurious master bedroom suite, which features an en-suite bathroom and built-in wardrobes. The second bedroom, which also has fitted wardrobes, is located on this floor and looks out on to the River Tees.
Two further bedrooms are situated on the top floor of the property, and are served by the family bathroom located on the first floor. Three Norfolk homes are currently available by the water, priced at £219,950. Tel: (01642) 675 310